6 development projects taking place in McKinney

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

1. Brookhaven Church

This approximately 30,000-square-foot church, located at 6101 Stacy Road, McKinney, is expected to be complete in June. The church will have a 16,800-square-foot day care center with a playground, outdoor sports court and splash pad. The sanctuary will have 360 seats in the first phase of construction with an additional 120 seats planned. Other features include a cafe, baptistery, welcome center and dual check-in stations for day care and the children’s ministry.

2. Southgate McKinney

Formerly known as the Gateway development, this mixed-use development is located at the SH 121 and US 75 interchange in McKinney. The development includes office space; boutique office space atop retail space; multifamily residential; and outdoor space, including a stage area, according to McKinney officials. Developer KDC is marketing the site for build-to-suit office users. The groundbreaking for this development is dependent on finding a corporation to custom-develop at Southgate McKinney. After office construction begins, the developer will begin to add retail and residential components.

3. Playful Corp.

Independent game studio Playful Corp. broke ground on its development Aug. 28 at the southeast corner of Davis Street and Tennessee Street. Playful will lease a minimum of 45,000 square feet in a 9-acre development and move its employees to McKinney over the next five years. The parking lot associated with the building will also be used as additional downtown parking during non-working hours. This development is expected to be complete by summer.

4. Victory at Stonebridge

This 12-acre, multiuse development at the southeast corner of US 380 and Stonebridge Drive includes three retail buildings, one medical building, one two-story office building and a Valero fuel station. Retail tenants include Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, Gideon Learning Center, E.J. Wills and McKinney Coffee Co. Construction on two of the retail buildings is complete, and the third retail building is expected to be complete in April-June. Construction on the medical and office buildings expect to begin in early 2018.

5. 380 Commons at Headington Heights

This development at the northeast corner of Hardin Boulevard and US 380 will be home to Costco, Petco, Hobby Lobby and T.J. Maxx, among other big-box retailers. The Costco building will be 150,000 square feet with more than 700 parking spaces and a members-only fuel station. A timeline for the Costco project has not been released, but it takes about 100 days to open a store once it begins construction, said Wanda Jorgenson, administrative assistant in Costco’s real estate department.

6. Honeycreek

The 2,500-acre, mixed-use development is located in the northeast sector of McKinney spanning from Lake Forest Drive to US 75 near the future intersection of Laud Howell Parkway and Hardin Boulevard. Honeycreek will be built in phases and include single-family residential units, and commercial and retail developments. The first phase built will include 1,500 single-family homes, multiple parks and 500 square feet of retail and commercial units. This phase is expected to be complete in 2019.


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)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: Inaugural Williamson County Fair and Rodeo underway; delivery drones coming to Friso and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 22.

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)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: Taco Palenque opens in Round Rock; Plano ISD considering two draft calendars for 2022-23 school year and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 21.

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)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: Early concept for Frisco’s Northwest Community Park includes biking tower for ‘gravity riding’; Perky Beans Cafe now open in Leander, and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 20.

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)
Delivery drones will soon be flying around Frisco; Dutch Bros Coffee coming to Grapevine and more DFW-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

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.”