Plano faces long-term impacts from storm; Collin County vaccine hubs resume service and more DFW-area news

At its peak of power loss, the city had roughly 50,000 homes with interrupted power, many of which had prolonged outages, Plano City Manager Mark Israelson said. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)
At its peak of power loss, the city had roughly 50,000 homes with interrupted power, many of which had prolonged outages, Plano City Manager Mark Israelson said. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)

At its peak of power loss, the city had roughly 50,000 homes with interrupted power, many of which had prolonged outages, Plano City Manager Mark Israelson said. (Liesbeth Powers/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Plano

'We're in a financial emergency': city of Plano, residents facing long-term impacts from winter storm

As the city of Plano and its residents recover from the harsh winter storms the week of Feb. 15, city staff is urging council members to move quickly on financial relief options.

Plano ISD deploys maintenance crews to 33 campuses affected by winter storms



Thirty-three of Plano ISD's campuses sustained damages due to the winter storms the week of Feb. 15.

Zoning change by Plano City Council makes way for affordable housing community

Plano City Council approved a zoning request that allows for a proposed multifamily development with the goal of providing affordable housing in Plano.

McKinney

McKinney's Storybrook Ranch given initial green light to redevelop into cottage homes

Storybook Ranch in McKinney, which provided space for events and gatherings for more than 20 years, received an initial nod of approval Feb. 23 for its land to be rezoned for cottage homes.

Collin County

Collin County vaccine hubs resume work after winter storm shutdown

Collin County Administrator Bill Bilyeu said all vaccine hubs were forced to halt operations due to the recent flurry of ice and snow. But he said operations are back and running smoothly as of the week of Feb. 22.

Liesbeth Powers, Miranda Jaimes and Matt Payne contributed to this report.






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Luxury retail, starting with Gucci, opening this spring at Legacy West in Plano

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