Park coming to McKinney and more top DFW-area news

A splash pad is included in the new plans for the park. (Rendering courtesy McKinney Parks and Recreation)
A splash pad is included in the new plans for the park. (Rendering courtesy McKinney Parks and Recreation)

A splash pad is included in the new plans for the park. (Rendering courtesy McKinney Parks and Recreation)

Read popular news from the past week from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

McKinney

New 17-acre park coming to McKinney

The city is building a new 17-acre park in the Prestwyck neighborhood at the intersection of Coit Road and East University Drive.

New uses in the works for 62 acres in McKinney



More than 62 acres in McKinney have been given an initial nod of approval for new uses through rezoning.

Plano ISD

BY-CAMPUS BREAKDOWN: More Plano ISD families opt for in-person learning for second half of semester

Plano ISD is experiencing a districtwide increase in students opting for face-to-face instruction for the second half of the semester, according to data released Oct. 7.

Plano

Everything Plano voters need to know ahead of the first day of early voting Oct. 13

The following coverage of the Nov. 3 election includes everything voters should know before heading to the polls.

Lewisville-Flower Mound-Highland Village

Riverwalk developer reveals another Flower Mound restaurant concept, but opening dates re

More than a decade after the first developer laid out a vision for the 158-acre property, the restaurant portion of the site is facing yet another setback due to the economy.

Miranda Jaimes, Makenzie Plusnick, Liesbeth Powers and Daniel Houston contributed to this report.



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Face coverings are now required for those entering polling places in Texas during the general election. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Citing racial discrimination, district court judge voids exemption to face covering order for voters, poll workers

A district judge's decision sided with arguments that an exemption to the statewide face covering order violated the Voting Rights Act due to disproportionate effects of COVID-19 for Black and Latino Americans.

The black line bisecting the Lakeview Downs community shows which residences will be zoned for McKinney ISD and which will be zoned for Princeton ISD. (Courtesy McKinney ISD)
McKinney ISD trustees approves minor boundary adjustment for new Princeton development

The development, Lakeview Downs, while in Princeton, is also located within McKinney ISD’s school district.

Habitat for Humanity of Collin County and McKinney officials break ground on the site that will house the Cotton Groves project. (Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)
Habitat for Humanity breaks ground on Cotton Groves, a container home community in McKinney

"I hope that in the years to come, this project will be an example to other cities of how to provide affordable homes in a creative manner," McKinney City Council member Charlie Philips said.

Guests of the overnight warming station are registered, fed a hot meal and given a place to stay for the night, according to a Salvation Army informational handout. (Adobe Stock)
McKinney Emergency Overnight Warming Station seeking to take on more capacity this year

“We wanted to have a place for those who truly are homeless, … to be able to give them a safe place to be able to stay, ” said David Feeser, a major with the Salvation Army.

Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley announced bars, wineries and breweries could reopen at 50% capacity Oct. 14. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
Bar, winery owners in Tarrant County adapt to changing COVID-19 restrictions and more DFW-area news

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

Collin County commissioners voted to keep the COVID-19 dashboard on the county's website until the entire commissioners court could discuss its future. (Community Impact staff)
Collin County reverses decision, will keep COVID-19 dashboard active for now

Collin County’s COVID-19 dashboard will remain on the county website until commissioners discuss it further at their Nov. 2 meeting.

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

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

(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.