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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McKinney City Council approved a rezoning change to allow for a new office park that would bring together McKinney nonprofits—such as McKinney Little Free Food Pantry, which is pictured here—in one space. (Courtesy McKinney Little Free Pantry)
Proposed office park to bring together McKinney nonprofits

The purpose of this rezoning is to bring McKinney’s chartable organizations, such as McKinney Little Free Pantry, Baby Booty Diaper Bank and Samaritan Inn, into an office space of two buildings.

Grill This BBQ Supply is now open in Highland Village. (Community Impact staff)
Grill This BBQ Supply store opens in Highland Village

The store sells a variety of grills, ranging from ceramic to gas and charcoal.

The number of homes listed for sale decreased in McKinney in October as compared to the same period in 2019. (Community Impact staff)
DATA: Here are the latest real estate trends in McKinney

The number of homes listed for sale decreased in McKinney in October when compared to the same period in 2019.

To avoid the crowded race routes of past years, NISD will let participants run the Reindeer Romp anywhere they want through Dec. 12. (Courtesy Northwest ISD)
COVID-19 precautions create new challenges for Northwest ISD's annual Reindeer Romp

Participants will not be able to run together, but they will still get medals.

This shows the conceptual alignments for US 380 in Denton County. (Courtesy Texas Department of Transportation)
TxDOT releases 5 potential alignment options for US 380 in Denton County

TxDOT is studying five conceptual alignments for the project. The study area includes the area north of US 380; it includes the cities of Denton, Providence Village, Frisco, Little Elm, Aubrey, Krugerville and Celina and the towns of Prosper and Cross Roads.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Dec. 2 that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has allotted 1.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines to the state of Texas. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
First allotment of COVID-19 vaccinations expected to arrive in Texas in mid-December

About 1.4 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccines have been allotted to the state of Texas and will arrive the week of Dec. 14.

The facility, located at 5560 Tennyson Parkway, Ste. 100, includes office space, conference rooms, a video and photo studio, and a shaded outdoor courtyard. (Courtesy Versatile Imaging)
Ebby Halliday moves headquarters to Legacy Business Park in Plano

The 17,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility is half the size of the former headquarters and puts a renewed focus on employee collaboration, per the release.

The town of Flower Mound is preparing to open Fire Station No. 7 in January. (Photo from town of Flower Mound Facebook page)
Flower Mound puts finishing touches on new fire station west of high school

Fire Station No. 7 is expected to open in January about a mile west of Flower Mound High School.

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

Meadowcreek, a 189-home community, is located north of Main Street and just to the east of FM 423.

The portion of Hall Office Park to be redeveloped is at the corner of Warren and Gaylord parkways. (Courtesy city of Frisco)
Frisco approves tax reinvestment zone to help fund parking garage, park as Hall Office Park redevelops

Frisco will participate in improvements planned as part of a Hall Office Park project that could more than triple the property’s value to nearly $2.2 billion over the next 20-30 years.

Group fitness classes are among the services that will be offered at Monster Bodybuilding Sports & Fitness when it opens in January. (Courtesy Monster Bodybuilding Sports & Fitness)
Monster Bodybuilding Sports & Fitness set to open in Richardson in January

The business will offer group classes and personal training as well as mixed martial arts training for a range of ages.

The bagel shop will offer 21 varieties of New York-style bagels, including breakfast and lunch options, and 12 cream cheese choices. (Courtesy Bagel Cafe 21)
Bagel Cafe 21 to bring New York-style bagels to Richardson

The bagel shop will offer 21 varieties of New York-style bagels, including breakfast and lunch options, and 12 cream cheese choices.