Frisco cuts $80M in incentives from The Gate development agreement and more top DFW news from this week

Frisco recently approved new incentive agreements and a master development agreement for The Gate development. (Rendering courtesy Invest Group Overseas)
Frisco recently approved new incentive agreements and a master development agreement for The Gate development. (Rendering courtesy Invest Group Overseas)

Frisco recently approved new incentive agreements and a master development agreement for The Gate development. (Rendering courtesy Invest Group Overseas)

Read the top stories from this week from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Frisco

Frisco to save $80M in incentives with new agreements for The Gate development

New agreements for The Gate development along the Dallas North Tollway will save Frisco nearly $80 million in incentive grants compared to previous contracts approved in 2016.

Tarrant County



November 2020 election guide: Here are the candidates on the ballot for Tarrant County races

Ahead of the Nov. 3 general election, here is a roundup of everything Tarrant County voters need to know before heading to the polls.

Collin County

Collin County reverses decision, will keep COVID-19 dashboard active for now

Collin County’s COVID-19 dashboard will remain on the county website past the previously decided Oct. 30 date for its removal. With County Judge Chris Hill and Commissioner Cheryl Williams absent from the Oct. 26 meeting, Collin County commissioners voted 2-1 to leave the dashboard up indefinitely until the full court could decide its future.

McKinney

McKinney seeks solutions for affordable housing

Faced with the reality that wages have not kept up with home values in McKinney, local leaders and community members are working to try to help with the city’s significant lack of affordable housing. On Sept. 15 McKinney City Council accepted the findings of a housing needs assessment conducted by Root Policy Research, which showed that almost half the renters in McKinney use more than 30% of their income to cover housing costs. Among those renters, nearly half use 50% or more of their income for housing expenses.

GUIDE: 8 local getaways in and around the McKinney area

Looking for something to do? Here are some attractions to check out in McKinney and other nearby areas.

William Wadsack, Ian Pribanic, Miranda Jaimes and Elizabeth Ucles contributed to this report.



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See how COVID-19 has impacted Dallas County over the past seven days. (Community Impact staff)
Dallas County coronavirus cases counts reach new heights; businesses forced to scale back capacity

Case counts at schools and long-term care facilities have spiked over the past few weeks.

Members of Southlake's City Council listen to an updated presentation from Rockwater Developments on the proposed development known as the Conservation on Dec.1. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
Southlake City Council moves forward with plans for neighborhood

The city of Southlake approved development plans for eight residential lots near the Harbor Oaks subdivision Dec. 1.

The dental practice will offer a variety of services ranging from emergency care to wisdom teeth extraction. (Courtesy Fotolia)
After Hours Urgent & Complete Dentistry coming soon to Plano

The office is open in the evenings and provides a range of dental services.

(Courtesy Anissa Shamieh/Atrium Salon & Studio)
Atrium Salon & Studio now open in Frisco

Atrium Salon & Studio opened in November.

As of Dec. 3, in McKinney, there have been 4,772 confirmed total cases of COVID-19 and 4,188 recoveries. (Community Impact staff)
Tracking COVID-19: McKinney adds 499 new cases from Nov. 27-Dec. 3

As of Dec. 3, in McKinney, there have been 4,772 confirmed total cases of COVID-19 and 4,188 recoveries.

A new 62-acre mixed use development will feature office, residential and retail spaces fronting SH 121 in McKinney. (Courtesy McKinney Joint Venture LLC and Gensler)
New 62-acre mixed-use development from McKinney Joint Venture coming to McKinney Corporate Center Craig Ranch

The development will include a 2.5-acre linear park that will create walkable connectivity starting at the retail component along Weiskopf Avenue and continuing to the front of the future RPM xConstructionLLC headquarters along Meyer Way.

The business offers a full range of hair extension installation and maintenance services, including traditional extensions, micro-link extensions and wig extensions. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Salon Lace Me now offering hair extension services in Richardson

The business offers a full range of hair extension installation and maintenance services, including traditional extensions, micro-link extensions and wig extensions.

Local Yocal Farm to Market sells grass-fed meats, organic dairy and pantry products. (Courtesy Local Yocal Farm to Market)
Local Yocal Farm to Market to celebrate 10th anniversary in McKinney

“We’re humbled and blessed that our loyal customers have trusted us for a decade to feed their families," owner Matt Hamilton said.

The city of Fort Worth is expected to purchase a new City Hall property by the end of the year. (Ian Pribanic/Community Impact Newspaper)
City of Fort Worth plans purchase of future City Hall property

According to a Dec. 2 city news release, the city is “conducting its due diligence” on the former Pier 1 headquarters located at 100 Energy Way, Fort Worth.

Members of the Carroll ISD board of trustees listen to community input on the Cultural Competence Action Plan during a public forum on Sept. 28. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
Carroll ISD halts work on Cultural Competence Action Plan following court's temporary restraining order

A Tarrant County district judge issued a temporary restraining order against members of the Carroll ISD Board of Trustees to cease all administrative actions on the school district’s Cultural Competence Action Plan.

Restaurants, bars and some other businesses in North Texas will face a familiar slate of heightened restrictions after the region exceeded the Gov. Greg Abbott’s threshold for COVID-19 hospitalizations. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Bar closures, tighter business restrictions triggered in North Texas by COVID-19 hospitalizations

Restaurants, bars and many other businesses will face heightened restrictions after North Texas exceeded the governor’s threshold for COVID-19 hospitalizations.

Chapel Trails is McKinney's featured neighborhood for December. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Chapel Trails is this month's featured neighborhood in McKinney

Chapel Trails is located a little south of US 380 and just east of Community Avenue on McKinney's north side.