Plano Market Square Mall redevelopment and four more top DFW updates

A redevelopment project for the former Plano Market Square Mall received unanimous approval Nov. 16 from the Plano Planning and Zoning Commission. (Community Impact staff)
A redevelopment project for the former Plano Market Square Mall received unanimous approval Nov. 16 from the Plano Planning and Zoning Commission. (Community Impact staff)

A redevelopment project for the former Plano Market Square Mall received unanimous approval Nov. 16 from the Plano Planning and Zoning Commission. (Community Impact staff)

Here are the five top stories from Community Impact Newspaper’s past week of Dallas-Fort Worth-area coverage.

Plano

'Embrace the concept of a village': Plano Market Square Mall takes first steps toward redevelopment

A redevelopment project for the former Plano Market Square Mall received unanimous approval Nov. 16 from the Plano Planning and Zoning Commission.

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Plano residents looking for something to do can check out this guide for attractions to see in Plano and other nearby areas.

Collin County economic report supports Plano's plan of action in fight against COVID-19

Public policy nonprofit Every Texan released a 44-page report on economic data for Collin County, which various Plano and Collin County entities can now use as a baseline for analysis of effects of the pandemic.

Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth

New $175 million athletics, performing arts stadium proposed for Keller ISD

Board members and officials from Keller ISD were briefed Nov. 16 about possible plans for a new athletics and performing arts stadium in the district.

​​​​​​​Collin County

Number of COVID-19 patients in Collin County hospitals sees sharp rise over recent weeks

Since the end of October, Collin County has seen a spike in COVID-19-related hospitalizations: As of Nov. 13, COVID-19 patients occupied 267 hospital beds across the county.

Francesca D’Annunzio, Ian Pribanic, Liesbeth Powers and Olivia Lueckemeyer contributed to this report.



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The annual tree lighting for Dickens in Downtown will be virtual this year. (Courtesy city of Plano)
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The park, located in north central Plano at 4501 Quincy Lane, has a playground, shade pavilion, grill, drinking fountain, picnic tables, hike and bike trail and open space. (Courtesy city of Plano)
Lt. Russel A. Steindam Park in Plano reopens following renovations

Plano's Lt. Russel A. Steindam Park is open to the public after months of renovations, a Nov. 24 city press release shared.

The city of Plano will operate on altered facility hours and shifted trash and recycling pickup for the Thanksgiving holiday, according to the city's website. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Here are the altered city services for Plano residents heading into Thanksgiving

The city of Plano will operate on altered facility hours and shifted trash and recycling pickup for the Thanksgiving holiday, according to the city's website.

This extension to the agreement, initially termed to end in January 2021, will allow for the university to perform field tests on the 44 air-quality monitors built for Plano. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
Plano continues air-quality partnership with UT Dallas

The air-quality partnership between the city of Plano and the University of Texas at Dallas has been extended until December 2021.

D'Ambrosio's #1 Pizza Pub will offer customers a friendly environment to enjoy a more contemporary style of Chicago deep-dish pizza. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced a COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan for the state Nov. 23 for a vaccine he said could be available as soon as December. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announces COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan

The vaccine could start being distributed "as early as next month," according to a Nov. 23 news release.

From both counties, there have been 5,824 reported cases in Plano as of Nov. 23 and the city has 665 active cases. (Community Impact Newspaper staff)
Tracking COVID-19: Plano cases climb, county hospitalizations surge

COVID-19 hospitalizations are tracking record-high numbers since data was recorded at the beginning of June.

Collin County commissioners unanimously approved a $2 million allocation of federal funding to continue reimbursements of local food pantries. (Screenshot courtesy Collin County)
Collin County allocates additional $2M in CARES funding for local food pantries

Collin County commissioners allocated an additional $2 million in federal funding to the Collin CARES program to continue reimbursements for local food pantries.

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Q&A: Laura Colangelo discusses challenges facing private schools during pandemic

Colangelo said private schools have adapted to remote learning and other obstacles in 2020 despite less revenue and a 9% decline in enrollment statewide.

Mock-ups for each of these walls will be visible within each city from Nov. 20-Jan. 29. (Courtesy Dallas Area Rapid Transit)
Mock-ups of sound walls for Silver Line project available for viewing in Plano, Richardson

Mock-ups for each of these walls will be visible within each city from Nov. 20-Jan. 29.

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New urgent care center in McKinney, plus four more DFW-area business updates

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Chilangos Tacos opens in Plano, plus three more DFW-area restaurant updates

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