Missed any of our articles from this week? Take a look at what you might have missed from Community Impact’s coverage areas in the Dallas-Fort Worth area from Feb. 26-March 1.

McKinney sets new record for total new construction value in 2023

The total construction value of all projects completed in McKinney in 2023 was nearly $1.5 billion, according to a presentation at a Feb. 27 council meeting.

The value is the highest in city history and beats the previous record high value, which was set in 2022, Executive Director of Development Services Michael Quint said at the meeting.

Read the full story by Editor Shelbie Hamilton.

TEXRail expansion to bring economic growth to Grapevine

The design phase of a 2.1-mile extension to the TEXRail commuter rail line into the Fort Worth Medical District is chugging toward a spring completion.

TEXRail is Trinity Metro’s commuter rail service that serves Tarrant County, traveling from downtown Fort Worth up to Grapevine’s Main Street and ending at Terminal B in the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport.

Read the full story by Editor Miranda Jaimes.

The Brass Tap set to serve food and beverages in Plano

The Brass Tap craft beer bar will open a location in Plano in March.

The bar’s food menu features burgers, gourmet pretzels, chicken wings, pizza and more. The Brass Tap also offers a wide variety of craft beers, wines and cocktails. The Plano location will feature 40 local beers and create about 30 jobs.

Read the full story by Reporter Karen Chaney.

Prosper’s Raymond Community Park hits groundbreaking milestone

Prosper is one step closer to a new park.

Town officials and residents gathered at the Coit Road and East First Street intersection to celebrate the official groundbreaking of Raymond Community Park on Feb. 22.

Read the full story by Reporter Alex Reece.

Frisco ISD reopens special needs resource library for parents, teachers

A resource library for parents of children with disabilities has reopened in Frisco ISD.

The Parent Sanctuary and Lending Library was created in 2015 and offers resources for FISD parents and educators, according to a district news release. The library underwent renovations, receiving new paint and furniture as well as new books, sensory items and teaching tools. A grand reopening for the library is scheduled for Feb. 28.

Read the full story by Reporter Hannah Johnson.