The city of McKinney is working to attract Amazon to the city thanks to a $10 million donation from the Jorba family.
The Jorbas donated property in the Honeycreek development to the city as one of the city's top locations for a potential Amazon headquarters, Santiago Jorba, owner of Creu Capital LLC and grandson to the co-founder of Grupo Bimbo, said in a news release.
"We think this groundbreaking community will be used as a template for master planned communities to come," Jorba said in the release. "It will truly break the mold and we hope Amazon is there with us each step of the way."
Amazon announced in early September plans to open a second North American headquarters. Cities and regional economic development organizations have until Oct. 19 to submit proposals to Amazon. The tech giant is expected to look through applications in early 2018.
Original post: Oct. 5, 5 p.m.
Honeycreek, a 2,500-acre development in the northwest sector of McKinney, will submit a pitch to bring Amazon.com Inc.’s second headquarters to the city, according to a news release posted to the developer's website Oct. 5.
Amazon said it will need approximately 8 million square feet of space for its location.
The mixed-use development has been in the planning stages for more than 10 years, according to the developer’s website.