McKinney adds 133 acres to city with dual annexations

McKinney City Council approved two annexations for residential communities March 16. (Cassidy Ritter/Community Impact Newspaper)
McKinney City Council approved two annexations for residential communities March 16. (Cassidy Ritter/Community Impact Newspaper)

McKinney City Council approved two annexations for residential communities March 16. (Cassidy Ritter/Community Impact Newspaper)

McKinney City Council voted unanimously March 16 to approve two annexations that will add a combined 133 acres to the city.

The first such request of the evening was to annex about 60 acres east of County Road 943 on the south side of Bloomdale Road and develop it into a single-family residential community. This will be for the fourth phase of the Erwin Farms residential community.

McKinney Director of Planning Jennifer Arnold said City Council had considered a development annexation agreement in late 2020 with Erwin Farms Phase 4, which outlined the agreements of the development.

“Them coming forward to you tonight requesting annexation and zoning is making good on that pre-annexation agreement that was considered late last year,” she said.

The second annexation request of the evening involved annexing and zoning about 73 acres, located on the southeast corner of Hardin Boulevard and Olympic Crossing Boulevard, for single-family homes in McKinney. This neighborhood will be developed by Kimley-Horn.

The city will provide water and wastewater utilities to the developments, but utility extensions to the properties will be the developers' responsibilities, Arnold said.

“It was good to see annexations in McKinney, Texas,” District 4 Council Member Rick Franklin said during council comments. “People are starting to realize that it is an asset to be in the city of McKinney. Two in one night, that is phenomenal."

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 Frisco and McKinney editions.


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