1. Airport land acquisition
McKinney City Council authorized the purchase of approximately 190 acres of land located at the southeast side of the McKinney National Airport during a Dec. 19 meeting, however funding for the purchase was approved Feb. 6.
The land will be purchased with cash for $22.7 million, according to the city’s website.
“Currently, the city owns 775 acres of land comprising the airport, and pursuant to the recommendations of an updated airport master plan, the city aims to add up to 500 acres in the coming years to protect the growth potential of the airport,” according to the city’s website.
More information about the acquisition can be found on the city’s website.
2. Medical City McKinney plans for $52 million expansion
Medical City McKinney, 4500 Medical Center Drive, is expanding its behavioral health and rehabilitation services with the construction of a new $52 million pavilion on the campus. Construction is expected to begin in mid-2018 and be complete in December 2019, according to a press release from Medical City.
This expansion will allow the hospital to relocate services from the Wysong campus and add patient beds to the McKinney location. When complete, the rehabilitation and behavioral health pavilion will include 20 inpatient rehabilitation rooms, 80 adult and geriatric behavior health rooms, an outpatient behavioral health program and an outdoor healing garden, according to the release.
3. City participating in statewide warrant round-up
Agencies across Texas, including the city of McKinney, will be stepping up to serve active fine-only misdemeanor warrants. The city is encouraging those with unpaid citations to resolve their cases and avoid arrest. Anyone with an active fine-only misdemeanor warrant who goes to the McKinney Municipal Court, 130 S. Chestnut St., to pay their fine will be granted safe harbor and not be subject to arrest.
To view a list of current outstanding warrants and to pay online, visit the city’s website.