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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


A new project would bring office, retail and multifamily housing to US 380 and Hardin Boulevard. (Illustration courtesy city of McKinney)
New commercial, multifamily project for US 380 and Hardin Boulevard in McKinney moves forward

Most of the area in the back of the property is already zoned for multifamily, staff said. The applicant requested to slightly expand the area for multifamily and allow for 21 units per acre.

In a special meeting on Oct. 22, the district reviewed labor statistics from May 22 to Sept. 16. (Courtesy Unsplash)
Frisco ISD reviews staff turnover, employment in 2021-22 hiring season

Frisco ISD had 857 resignations out of 8,070 staff members from May 22 to Sept. 16. For new hires, the district brought on a total of 966 employees.

The first-ever Williamson County Fair and Rodeo opens its gates to guests Oct. 21 with live music, carnival rides, food vendors, rodeo events and more. (Courtesy Pexels)
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Harvest Seasonal Kitchen will have a new three-story home next year. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)
Harvest Seasonal Kitchen in McKinney to relocate, expand as Wells Group makes new acquisitions

At its current location, Harvest spans 6,500 square feet. Following the move, the restaurant will expand to 10,400 square feet across three floors.

Taco Palenque is now open as drive-thru only in Round Rock. (Brooke Sjoberg/Community Impact Newspaper)
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This green area in the fitness center was a recent addition to Craig Ranch Fitness & Spa. (Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)
Life Time Fitness purchases Craig Ranch Fitness & Spa in McKinney, changes announced

When services at the McKinney fitness club are discontinued Nov. 20 the facility will undergo “an extensive multi-million dollar renovation” and reopen as Life Time, a letter to Craig Ranch Fitness & Spa members stated.

New transportation projects in the works for McKinney. (Courtesy Fotolia)
Crews work to widen Custer Road and 3 more transportation projects in McKinney

Here are the latest transportation projects happening in McKinney this fall.

running track with worn sections
McKinney Boyd High School to receive track refresh this year

“It’s a double-edged sword,” Chief Operations Officer Greg Suttle said. “We’ve got a really good track team, so use of the track leads to wear of the track.”

Renderings of the conceptual tower were shown depicting a roughly 100-foot tower, but the intent is to build a smaller tower. A total of $2.43 million was given as an estimated cost for a 100-foot gravity tower, but presenters said the cost would scale down with a smaller tower. (Courtesy city of Frisco)
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Drone-based delivery company Wing, a subsidiary of Alphabet, announced on Oct. 20 a partnership with Walgreens to bring the unconventional delivery model to densely populated metropolitan areas in the country. (Courtesy Wing)
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McKinney City Council took action on a request to annex and zone about 54 acres in McKinney. (Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)
McKinney City Council approves requests for concrete recycling facility

“When we're making this decision up here, we're making the decision not just on whether there's a facility or not, it's far more complicated than that,” the mayor said. “We're thinking in terms of what alternatives there are and could be.”