Officials approve gun range in McKinney, PGA plans in Frisco OK'd: Transportation and development news from DFW

McKinney officials on June 23 approved a request to open an indoor shooting range. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
McKinney officials on June 23 approved a request to open an indoor shooting range. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

McKinney officials on June 23 approved a request to open an indoor shooting range. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

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Officials give go-ahead for proposed 18-lane indoor shooting range in McKinney

A request for a specific-use permit to allow a firearms and ammunition store in an indoor gun range called The Range in McKinney was approved June 23 by McKinney Planning & Zoning commissioners.

Plans for PGA of America golf course maintenance facility in Frisco take next step

A golf course maintenance facility for the future PGA of America headquarters in Frisco is expected to span 4.7 acres.

The Frisco Planning & Zoning Commission approved a site plan for the facility at a June 23 meeting.

McKinney P&Z denies request to rezone for duplexes

A request to rezone a 31,272-square-foot property at the intersection of Lindsey Street and Maple Avenue in McKinney was denied by McKinney Planning and Zoning commissioners on June 23.

Development plan for medical pavilion in north Frisco approved by P&Z

Six medical office buildings are in the works in north Frisco following a final plat approval by the Frisco Planning & Zoning Commission.

The commission approved the final plat at a June 23 meeting.

McKinney residents turn out to oppose proposed event center

The developer of a proposed McKinney event center will get another chance to make an impression on area residents at an upcoming City Council meeting.

Area homeowners packed McKinney Council Chambers for the June 23 Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. Most were opposed to the development, which they said would result in more traffic and more noise and is the wrong fit for the surrounding neighborhoods.


Richardson approves partial funding for $2 million Greenville Avenue project

Richardson City Council voted unanimously June 22 to partially fund pedestrian and cycling improvements on and near Greenville Avenue.

Miranda Jaimes, Elizabeth Ucles and Makenzie Plusnick contributed to this report.


The aging room is being prepared for business at the new downtown butcher shop. (Courtesy Bar-Ranch Steak Co.)
Bar-Ranch Steak Co. preps for downtown Plano opening and more DFW-area news

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City officials and members of the community gathered to cut the ribbon on the recently renovated Craig Ranch Fitness & Spa. (Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)
GALLERY: Craig Ranch Fitness & Spa unveils renovations

The event also kicked off the Craig Ranch Fitness & Spa Youth Center's first day of Social Distance Learning as well as a food and school supply drive for local nonprofits, which will continue through Aug. 16.

trail sign with map
Learn more about Frisco's Taychas Trail and its future connection to Plano

Frisco will offer a preview of its connection to the Six-Cities Trail through Plano during the Roll with the Council event Aug. 15.

Between Aug. 6-12, Frisco added 154 new cases of the virus and saw 49 recoveries, according to city data. As of Aug. 12, there were 347 active cases of COVID-19 in Frisco. (Community Impact staff)
Frisco sees 154 new cases of COVID-19, 49 recoveries in the last week

As of Aug. 12, there were 347 active cases of COVID-19 in Frisco.

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AMC Theatres to reopen Aug. 20 with 15-cent tickets

AMC Theatres—which has multiple locations in the Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston areas—will begin reopening its movie screens Aug. 20.

A Sonntag Elementary School kindergarten teacher virtually reads to students on the first day of classes Aug. 13. Teachers are not required to wear a face mask while teaching alone in their classroom. (Courtesy Frisco ISD)
Frisco ISD welcomes students back for fall

Frisco ISD Superintendent Mike Waldrip said the district has “every confidence” students who have committed to face-to-face instruction will return to campuses Sept. 3.

Denton County Public Health reported on Aug. 12 the death of a Frisco man in his 80s as a result of COVID-19. (Community Impact staff)
Denton County officials confirm COVID-19-related death of Frisco man in his 80s

Frisco reported 26 new coronavirus cases in the city on Aug. 12, bringing the city's total since March to 1,001, according to the city's public health awareness dashboard.

Over 24,000 Frisco ISD students requested electronic devices, and over 200 families requested internet connectivity for the start of the fall. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
More than 24,000 Frisco ISD students request electronic devices for return to school

Of the device requests, 218 Frisco ISD families also requested internet connectivity.

Signs in the window of the Stein Mart store in Frisco state it will be among the locations closing as part of the company's liquidation process. (Valerie Wigglesworth/Community Impact Newspaper)
Stein Mart Inc. files for bankruptcy, launches store closing process

Stein Mart Inc. has 281 stores in 30 states with locations in Frisco, Plano, McKinney, Keller, Fort Worth and Flower Mound.

According to the report, 380,174 total COVID-19 cases have been reported in children nationwide as of Aug. 6, which accounts for approximately 9.1% of all confirmed COVID-19 cases in the U.S. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
REPORT: COVID-19 cases in children increase by 90% nationwide in 1 month

As school district officials across the U.S. prepare for the start of the 2020-21 school year, 179,990 new COVID-19 cases were reported in children nationwide between July 9 and Aug. 6—an increase of 90%, according to a report compiled by The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children's Hospital Association.

Here are the latest real estate trends in Frisco. (Community Impact Staff)
Here are the latest real estate trends in Frisco

Frisco's 75036 ZIP code saw a 7.39% increase in the median price of homes sold in June compared to the same month last year.