Developing southeast Plano: 3 things to know this week in Plano, Dec. 18-20

Plano officials will consider two new projects along the President George Bush Turnpike near the CityLine development in Richardson. One could make way for a four-story hotel near the intersection of Plano Parkway and K Avenue, and the other could add a pedestrian trail linking the two cities together.

See the list of things to know about the area surrounding downtown Plano below for more information:

  1. Land near downtown Plano to be considered as potential site for 4-story hotel

A plot of land that falls within the Plano's  “transit corridor” boundaries will be considered by city planning officials for a potential zoning amendment that could make it the site of a new hotel.

The plot of land, which is located at the southwest corner of the Plano Parkway and K Avenue intersection, is across the President George Bush Turnpike from Richardson’s CityLine development—the same development that is home to the State Farm and Raytheon office buildings.

The city’s “transit corridor” designation includes plots of land surrounding existing and future Dallas Area Rapid Transit stations in south Plano, according to a document included in the proposed hotel application.

Plano Planning Director Christina Day said the location provides unique access to CityLine, as well as DART stations.

2. $2.3 million trail project could connect future Cotton Belt Line stations
The Plano City Council will consider Tuesday a $2.3 million expenditure for a trail along a DART right-of-way that would connect the cities of Richardson and Plano.

According to a city-prepared document, the 12-foot-wide trail would connect the future DART 12th Street station with the Bush/CityLine station.

3. 3rd downtown Plano mural to begin installation
Artist Milan Bender is expected to install the third and final mural in the Downtown Plano Mural Project sometime this month, the Historic Downtown Plano Association announced in a news release Monday.

The 3-D mural will include metal sculptures and an audio component and will be located on the southwest corner of K Avenue and 15th Street, according the release.

“We are thrilled with how each artist and mural have showcased Plano’s history in a unique way- and we are so thankful to Soheyla Rashidyan and Mike Korman who have helped shaped the project,” Plano Art Association President Gene Dillard said in the release.


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