Downtown McKinney to expand and parking to improve


What we reported

New developments with adjacent parking garages and lots, including 205 Louisiana, Davis at the Square, Chestnut Commons and Playful Corp.’s building will help expand downtown’s footprint and allow for more parking. Once the developments are complete, nearly 800 public parking spaces will be added.

The latest

In September council asked city staff to re-evaluate the Chestnut Commons parking garage to determine if building the structure with 310 spaces, leaving Herndon Street open, or closing Herndon to build a structure with 400 spaces was more efficient. Council voted Dec. 19 to construct the garage and leave Herndon open.

What’s next

Davis at the Square officials expect to open its public parking garage in early 2018. Playful Corp. and 205 Louisiana plan to be complete in the summer, and Chestnut Commons plans to be complete in December.

This story is one update from The January Issue. View the full list of Top 8 stories to follow in 2018 here.

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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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