City offices closed, Independent Bank ground breaking and 2 other things to know in McKinney, Jan. 15-18

Independent Bank broke ground Jan. 17 on its corporate headquarters at the McKinney Corporate Center in Craig Ranch.

Independent Bank broke ground Jan. 17 on its corporate headquarters at the McKinney Corporate Center in Craig Ranch.

Here is what McKinney residents need to know this week.


Monday
City offices closed for Martin Luther King Day
A variety of city offices and amenities will be closed Monday for Martin Luther King Day, including city administrative offices, City Hall, the libraries, McKinney Performing Arts Center admin and ticket office, Municipal Court, recreation centers and the senior pool. The Courts Tennis Complex will be open from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. The leisure pool at the Apex Centre will be exercise-only from 4:30 a.m.-noon and will be open for swimming from noon-8 p.m. More information can be found on the city’s website.





Tuesday
Downtown parking garage discussed at City Council meeting
McKinney City Council will discuss a revising the lease agreement on an approximately $7.6 million parking garage located at the northeast corner of Chestnut and Virginia streets. The new agreement allows a completion date of Dec. 1 and indicates that the city will pay for the relocation of the Oncor power pole.

The meeting will be held at City Hall, 222 N. Tennessee St., and will begin at 6 p.m. The agenda can be found on the city’s website.





Wednesday
Independent Bank breaks ground on new corporate headquarters
Independent Bank will break ground Jan. 17 on its new corporate headquarters located at the southeast intersection on Henneman Way and McKinney Ranch Parkway. The $52 million headquarters will house between 1,100-1,300 employees. www.independent-bank.com





Thursday
Green Seminar teaches residents landscaping tips
Hosted by the Environmental Education Department, this seminar will focus on landscape and tree maintenance. Daniel Cunningham from Texas A&M Agrilife Water University in Dallas will be the guest speaker at this event. Attendees will learn how and when to prune trees, whether to mulch in the spring or fall and the right time to maintain landscape and trees. Registration required. 6:30-8 p.m. Free. Fire Station No. 7, 861 S. Independence Parkway. More information and registration can be found on the city’s website.


By Cassidy Ritter
Cassidy graduated from the University of Kansas in 2016 with a degree in Journalism and a double minor in business and global studies. She has worked as a reporter and editor for publications in Kansas, Colorado and Australia. She was hired as senior reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Plano edition in August 2016. Less than a year later, she took the role of editor for the McKinney edition.


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