Mustang Square proposal to go before Plano City Council: 5 things to know this week in Plano, Feb. 26-March 2

Plano Planning and Zoning Commission on Feb. 5 approved a zoning change and site plan for the Mustang Square development. The Plano City Council will still need to consider the plans before granting the zoning change.

Plano Planning and Zoning Commission on Feb. 5 approved a zoning change and site plan for the Mustang Square development. The Plano City Council will still need to consider the plans before granting the zoning change.

The Plano City Council will convene Monday evening, where council members will consider proposals for a new Mustang Square concept, as well as an ordinance regulating bike-sharing businesses in Plano. See what else you should know this week in Plano below:


1. Plano City Council to consider new Mustang Square proposal


The council on Monday will consider a zoning change for Mustang Square, the site of a proposed mixed-use development that failed to get the necessary number of votes from the Plano City Council in 2017.


The new proposal has ditched multifamily apartments in its concept plan and has opted for 95 single-family townhouses instead.


The new concept includes plans for a food truck park, movie theater, office space and an assembly hall alongside the townhouses.


The original concept proposed roughly a year ago would have offered a mix of office space, retail, restaurants, hotels, single-family residences, apartments, townhouse and an assisted living facility.


The council will convene for its regular meeting Monday evening at the Plano Municipal Center, 1520 K Ave., Plano.





2. Bike-sharing ordinance to go before council


The Plano City Council will consider an ordinance that would require bike-sharing companies to obtain a permit before stationing their bikes throughout the city.

If approved, the bike permits would expire at the end of 2018, and the city would then reevaluate the bike-sharing permit program, a letter addressed to the city manager from Director of Special Projects Peter Braster said.






3. Plano Senior Center to close March 1 for renovations, expansion


The Plano Senior Recreation Center will close March 1 for the duration of its expansion and renovation project. The city sited safety concerns as the reason for the closure in a statement.

The Senior Health & Wellness Fair will now be held on May 21 at the Plano Event Center. Programs and services offered by the senior center will be relocated to other facilities. Those facilities have yet to be determined.

On March 5, the Wellness Center offices will relocate to a trailer outside of the senior center during the construction of the new facility.





4. Friday is the final day of early voting


Friday is the last day for Plano residents to participate in early voting. Election day is on March 6.

See the map below polling locations in Collin County.








5. Collin College board of trustees appoints new member


Collin College announced Feb. 20 in a news release that its board of trustees appointed Steve Matthews to fill a vacancy for Place 2, which was formerly occupied by Nancy Wurzman.

"I have a long-held passion for the success of Collin College," Matthews said in the news release. "I am deeply honored by the board's decision, and for the opportunity to serve our students and communities in this role."

Wurzman vacated the seat in December due to relocation, according to the news release.




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