McKinney High School performing arts center, Ridge Commons: 4 development highlights in June

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Developers are turning dirt throughout McKinney on projects including parking garages, retail centers and residential neighborhoods. The following are some development highlights of different projects coming soon.

  1. Chestnut Commons Parking Garage

This five-story parking garage, located at the northeast corner of Chestnut and Virginia streets, will have 315 public parking spaces. The parking garage will also have a mosaic on its side. An artist for the mosaic is expected to be approved by McKinney City Council in June.

A crane arrived on-site in late May and people should see quick progress on construction taking place in June, said Martin Sanchez, CEO of The Sanchez Advisory Group, who is developing the parking garage.

Timeline: April-end of 2018
Cost: $7.6 million

2. Ridge Commons development

This development located at the southwest corner of McKinney Ranch Parkway and Ridge Road will include an independent-living facility, assisted-living facility and memory care facility. In addition there will be approximately 1 acre of retail space that will be home to businesses such as Donut Box, Marco’s Pizza and Neighborhood Nosh, and Ridge Commons Family Dentistry.

Ridge Commons is not fully leased and more tenants will be announced soon, according to the developer Henry S. Miller.

Timeline: early 2018-September or October (businesses open)
Cost: Not available

3. McKinney High School performing arts center

The new performing arts center is expected to open in August or September at McKinney High School, 1400 Wilson Creek Parkway, McKinney. The 61,000-square-foot, 1,000-seat center will be used daily by the theater, band, orchestra and choir departments. First performances will be held in December, according to McKinney ISD officials.

Timeline: June 2017-August or September 2018
Cost: approximately $26.6 million

4. The Kinstead

This market-rate apartment complex, located at 5700 McKinney Place Drive, McKinney, will have 386 apartment units and six three-story buildings. The first few buildings, including two apartment buildings and a clubhouse, will be open by the end of the year. Amenities will include a coffee bar, e-lounge, yoga or cycling room and sports simulator.

Timeline: February 2018-end of 2018 (first buildings)
Cost: $45 million

5. Simply Storage

Simply Storage expects to open sometime in June at 3881 Hardin Blvd., McKinney, across from the McKinney ISD stadium. Seven buildings will be located on the approximately 5-acre site with approximately 1,100 units. This location will offer climate-controlled units, drive-up units, 24-hour access, keypad entry, packing supplies, an elevator, security cameras, loading docks, and indoor and outdoor lighting, according to the company’s website.

Timeline: June (opening)
Cost: Not available

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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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