Editor’s note: this article has been updated to include more information about Solar Soccer Club.
McKinney City Council approved the rezoning of two properties in an effort to move forward with the city’s comprehensive plan. The rezoning requests were approved at a Feb. 19 council meeting.
Council approved the rezoning of 14.8 acres of land at the southwest corner of Hardin Boulevard and Virginia Parkway for commercial use. This commercial development complies with the cities planned commercial center included in the city’s comprehensive plan, Jennifer Arnold, director of planning, said at the meeting. No tenants have been determined for the commercial space but the development is expected to have retail and office spaces.
An additional 32.5 acres located at the northeast corner of Country Lane and FM 546 was also rezoned to allow for aircraft hangars. This rezone is in accordance with the city’s planned airport district, Arnold said.
Craig Ranch Soccer Complex agreement
During the meeting council also approved an agreement with Solar Soccer Club. The agreement allows Solar’s soccer teams to train at four of the fields at the McKinney Soccer Complex at Craig Ranch, located at 6375 Collin McKinney Parkway.
Solar has designated access to the fields Monday-Thursday from 5-9 p.m.
In exchange for field time, Solar is responsible for the improvement and maintenance of the athletic fields.
Solar Soccer Club is a North Texas based, competitive soccer club for boys and girls ages 3-19. Solar is also a developmental club, which aims to strengthen players’ skills and character, according to its website.