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



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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.

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



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Mayor Derek France and Town Council Member Jim Engel listen to comments from Lewisville ISD Board President Tracy Scott Miller at the Oct. 4 council meeting about the potential for LISD property in Flower Mound. (Samantha Van Dyke/Community Impact Newspaper)
Lewisville ISD approves architect for proposed bus yard in Flower Mound

The proposed bus yard is an alternative use should the Flower Mound Town Council reject a land-use change that paves the way for the district to sell the land to a housing developer.

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Lewisville ISD begins discussing options for 2022-23 academic calendar

The December LISD board meeting will propose two calendar options–one that features the state's recommendation to start on or after the fourth Monday in August and one that starts earlier in August.

Old Town Lewisville
Economic development agreement revised for multifamily development coming to Old Town Lewisville

The development, which will span 4-5 acres, is “one of the largest redevelopment urban-style projects for Old Town,”according to city documents.

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Northwest ISD trustees increase bus driver pay in response to driver shortage

After discussing its driver shortage and pay comparisons to other districts, Northwest ISD's board of trustees approved an increase of $2 per hour for its bus drivers at its Oct. 18 meeting.

Sherman Lofts will include 299 traditional units as well as three live-work apartments and a 932-square-foot coworking space that will be open to the public. (Courtesy city of Richardson)
Council approves four-story apartment complex with coworking space in south-central Richardson

Sherman Lofts will include 299 traditional units as well as three live-work apartments and a 932-square-foot coworking space that will be open to the public.

Rendering of the Hamptons development.
Lewisville to consider selling land to developer for master-planned retail, offices in Northern Gateway

The proposed development would include 8-11 restaurant spaces, three office spaces, three potential retail spaces, a hotel and a larger retail space designed for a grocery store.

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Richardson ISD trustees will not fill board vacancy created by former president's resignation

The seat became vacant when former President Karen Clardy resigned from the board Sept. 24 in a letter to the other trustees and Superintendent Jeannie Stone.

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Dizzy Lucy's now open in Roanoke

Dizzy Lucy's, a new bar and grill, opened Oct. 12 on Oak Street in Roanoke.

The Now Massage offers high-quality, affordable massage services. (Courtesy the Now Massage)
The Now Massage boutique opens in Southlake

The franchise's newest location in Dallas-Fort Worth, The Now Massage offers high-quality, affordable massage services.

Chick-fil-A has set an opening date for its newest location in McKinney. (Courtesy Chick-fil-A)
Newest Chick-fil-A in McKinney sets October opening date

When it opens, the restaurant will offer drive-thru, dine-in and carryout service.

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Frisco ISD extends temporary online learning option for students through sixth grade

District staff will re-evaluate and extend the program as necessary until a COVID-19 vaccine is available for children under age 12.

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Lake's Little Scholars Montessori set to open Frisco location

The school is currently hiring teachers for its toddler and primary programs.