Here’s the financial breakdown of the Arch Resorts settlement agreement involving McKinney and Collin County

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During Tuesday’s McKinney City Council meeting, council approved a $1.9 million settlement agreement in the Arch Resorts case.

Here is how that $1.9 million from the city’s fund balance will be spent:

  • $1.85 million to Arch Resorts
  • $57,966 for purchase of drainage and temporary construction easements for the Trinity Falls Parkway road improvements project

In addition to the $1.9 million, the city will pay Collin County $19,510.76 for its “reasonable attorneys’ fees and costs incurred in this litigation,” according to an agreement approved by Collin County Commissioners during a Nov. 6 meeting.

The attorney fees and other costs incurred by the county during the process will be paid by the city this week, Denise Lessard, communications and media manager for the city, said in an email. It will appear on a consent agenda in the future as a formality, she said.

Arch Resorts sued McKinney in 2015 regarding the resort’s proposed development of an RV Resort. One issue at hand involved the county’s permitting authority in McKinney’s extraterritorial jurisdiction, so McKinney joined the case as a third-party defendant, according to Collin County documents.

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Cassidy Ritter

Cassidy graduated from the University of Kansas in 2016 with a degree in Journalism and a double minor in business and global studies. She has worked as a reporter and editor for publications in Kansas, Colorado and Australia. She was hired as senior reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Plano edition in August 2016. Less than a year later, she took the role of editor for the McKinney edition.

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