Shipping container homes coming to McKinney and more top DFW news

A new affordable housing community called the Cotton Groves will feature homes made of shipping containers. (Courtesy Habitat for Humanity)
A new affordable housing community called the Cotton Groves will feature homes made of shipping containers. (Courtesy Habitat for Humanity)

A new affordable housing community called the Cotton Groves will feature homes made of shipping containers. (Courtesy Habitat for Humanity)

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New container home community the Cotton Groves on track to open in McKinney this year

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, a shipping container community called the Cotton Groves, located at the southeast corner of Bumpas and Fitzhugh streets in McKinney, is gearing up for a 2020 debut.

Collin County revises disclaimer on COVID-19 dashboard

Collin County revised the disclaimer on its COVID-19 dashboard to acknowledge the Texas Department of State Health Services is working to make the data as accurate as possible.



McKinney commission OKs rezoning for Wysong Hospital campus

The McKinney Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously voted Aug. 25 to rezone 11.47 acres to allow for the redevelopment of the Wysong Hospital campus, or the building housing Medical City Behavioral Health, and the surrounding area.

Restaurants, retail, hotel in the works near Hollyhock Road in Frisco

Plans for restaurants, retail, a professional office building and a hotel are in the works near US 380 in Frisco following approvals by the Frisco Planning & Zoning Commission.

7-Eleven to open new Plano location

A 7-Eleven will open in late October at 3940 W. 15th St., Plano. In addition to fuel, the convenience store sells grab-and-go food, coffee, Slurpees, sodas and snacks.

Miranda Jaimes, William C. Wadsack, Elizabeth Ucles and Olivia Lueckemeyer contributed to this report.



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Thousands of Collin County voters came to McKinney voting stations during the first 10 days of early voting. (Community Impact staff)
DATA: More than 57,000 people have turned out to vote in McKinney since start of early voting

The John and Judy Gay Library has been the most popular McKinney polling location, with about 1,264 voters showing up each day, on average.

An estimated 3,500 trees were destroyed by last October's tornado. (Olivia Lueckemeyer/Community Impact Newspaper)
Free trees: Replace those lost in Richardson tornado and more DFW news

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(Community Impact staff)
McKinney seeks solutions for affordable housing

A study commissioned by the city shows home prices have outpaced resident incomes.

New lighting has been added to Louisiana Street in downtown McKinney between Kentucky and Church streets. (Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)
Officials celebrate completion of Phase 1 of Louisiana Street project in downtown McKinney

“We wanted to make sure that we got this completed so our businesses could have a tremendous holiday season in downtown McKinney,” Council Member Charlie Philips said.

This rendering shows the planned parks that will be developed at The Preserve at Honey Creek. (Courtesy Lennar)
The Preserve at Honey Creek community coming soon to McKinney

The neighborhood will have 1,350 homes, with prices ranging from the $200,000s to the $400,000s.

Home furnishings retailer Living Spaces has opened a store in Fort Worth and will offer a variety of designer collections, including Magnolia Home by Joanna Gaines. (Courtesy Living Spaces)
Living Spaces opens in Fort Worth and more DFW-area news

Read the latest Dallas-Fort Worth business and community news.

Oct. 23 is the last day Texas voters can apply for a vote-by-mail ballot. (Courtesy Pexels)
Tackling Texas' vote-by-mail system: Applying, delivering, tracking your ballot

Oct. 23 is the last day Texas voters can apply for a vote-by-mail ballot.

Stacy Crossing at Craig Ranch was built out in 2016-18. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Stacy Crossing is October's featured neighborhood in McKinney

Stacy Crossing at Craig Ranch is located south of Stacy Road and to the east of Alma Road on McKinney's west side.

Teams from the University of West Florida and Minnesota State University played in the 2019 NCAA Division II National Football Championship. McKinney ISD Stadium will continue to host games through 2025. (Courtesy city of McKinney)
McKinney chosen to host NCAA Division II Football Championship games through 2025

“We are excited to know that the NCAA Division II National Championship will continue to be held here in McKinney at McKinney ISD Stadium,” said Shawn Pratt, MISD assistant superintendent of student activities, health and safety, in a district news release.

(Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Report on Collin County economic opportunities reveals disparities in income, health, education

The 44-page report, conducted by public policy nonprofit Every Texan, outlines Collin County's economic status related to race and ethnicity, income, educational attainment and wealth.

The Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary (Elizabeth Ucles/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Looking for something to do? Here are some attractions to check out in McKinney and other nearby areas.