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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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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Drive-thru eatery Salad and Go now open in Plano

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Plano ISD to receive $43M in federal COVID-19 relief funding

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Plano ISD to partner with Dallas for park at Frankford Middle School

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Crumbl Cookies to open first Plano location

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Vitality Dental marks fifth anniversary in Plano

Dr. Andrew Kung and his staff began offering dental services in Plano in May 2016.

Plano voters had plenty of choices to make May 1. (Jack Flagler/Community Impact Newspaper)
May 1 election wrap up: Plano ballot was busy for city, ISD voters

Ballot has mix of city, school and bond for Plano voters

The Plano City Council dais will feature new council members and John Muns as mayor. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)
Plano’s new mayor John Muns ready to hit the ground running

New mayor and his family have served Plano community for years.

Plano voters approved all six of the city's bond propositions, elected a mayor, council members and Plano ISD board members. (Rebecca Anderson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Plano numbers shine for a spring election with a heavy ballot of issues

The city’s choices of mayor, council members, a $231 million bond issue and Plano ISD board members likely drove the numbers for city residents.

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Tyra, Powell, Humphrey, Chambers win Plano ISD board of trustees races

Election day results from May 1 show Lauren Tyra won the Plano ISD board of trustees Place 1 race and incumbents Angela Powell, Nancy Humphrey and Jeri Chambers won the races for Places 2, 3 and 6, respectively.

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Plano voters approve city's $364M bond package

Election day results from May 1 show a majority of Plano voters approved each of the six bond propositions.