Here are eight stories that helped shape 2017 and will continue to shape McKinney in the new year.
As Craig Ranch gets closer to build out with the construction of a resort-style hotel and corporate center, other developments are taking note of its success, including Honeycreek and Southgate.
As of November, there were at least 24 shopping centers under construction, three recently opened centers and 23 proposed centers in McKinney.
Transportation projects, including the Collin County Outer Loop and US 380, will be the center of discussion in 2018 as details are unveiled about each project.
After the general election in November 2018, Collin County will welcome a new county judge and new Precinct 3 commissioner. The county could potentially welcome two new commissioners as Precinct 2 and Precinct 4 seats are also up for re-election.
The McKinney Economic Development Corp. updated its strategic plan in May and has since offered a tax abatement to Independent Bank and rebranded Southgate, formerly called Gateway.
When construction is complete, new developments with adjacent parking garages and lots will help expand downtown’s footprint and nearly 800 public parking spaces will be added.
McKinney City Council voted to discontinue annexation discussions in November.
Construction on the McKinney ISD stadium is expected to be complete by the end of January.