Developers break ground on Mediterranean-themed Florence project in McKinney

Florence, a modern, Mediterranean, mixed-use community, is underway. (Conceptual rendering courtesy Everest Development)
Florence, a modern, Mediterranean, mixed-use community, is underway. (Conceptual rendering courtesy Everest Development)

Florence, a modern, Mediterranean, mixed-use community, is underway. (Conceptual rendering courtesy Everest Development)

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Florence, a modern, Mediterranean, mixed-use community, is underway. (Conceptual rendering courtesy Everest Development)
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Florence, a modern, Mediterranean, mixed-use community, is underway. (Conceptual rendering courtesy Everest Development)
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Florence, a modern, Mediterranean, mixed-use community, is underway. (Conceptual rendering courtesy Everest Development)
The developers behind one of the newest McKinney developments, Florence, are making progress on the project.

City officials and Everest Developers broke ground on Florence during a socially distanced ceremony July 9. The mixed-use project will include commercial and residential spaces along with amenities for a live-work-play community with a "modern Mediterranean theme."

Florence will be developed on 18 acres and will include a gym, conference rooms, a swimming pool, courtyards, walking trails, pet-friendly features and open, flexible spaces, according to a July 22 news release.

“Florence is all about family and community,” owner Raj Gogineni said in the news release. “We are driven by quality, and we plan to develop this as a quality destination for people looking for an active and feature-rich community.”

Gogineni emphasized Everest Developers’ enthusiasm for supporting local businesses and said incentives are available to these businesses to be a part of Florence.


“To support the community at this time, we are donating close to $250,000 worth of salvaged building materials to local charities,” he said in the release.

The project is slated for completion within 24 months. Florence will be located at 4021 S. Custer Road, McKinney. www.theeverestdevelopers.com
By Miranda Jaimes
Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 covering Tarrant County news, and is now back in Collin County as the editor of the McKinney edition.


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