City to consider plan for 49 more housing units in downtown Plano: 3 things to know this week in Plano, Jan. 2-5

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Read more below about what is happening in Plano in the first week of 2018, such as hiring opportunities, an announcement for a two-day concert and potential new housing units in downtown Plano:

Downtown Plano’s 15th Street remains a hub of business life. (via Courtesy city of Plano)

1. Planning and Zoning commission to consider 49 attached single-family units to be constructed in downtown Plano

Downtown Plano could receive 49 new attached single-family units on a 2-acre lot near Haggard Park, depending on the Plano Planning and Zoning Commission’s vote Tuesday evening.

Commissioners will discuss the zoning change request and preliminary site plans that would add 49 single-family attached units to the southwest corner of the H Avenue and 15th Street intersection.

The developer, Texas InTown Homes, is the same group behind the Rice Field at Plano Arts community at the northwest corner of the G Avenue and 17th Street intersection.

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Construction vehicles lie idle on a June evening at the future site of a restaurant district the mall is installing on its eastern side. (via Daniel Houston/Community Impact Newspaper)

2. Crayola Experience to begin hiring process for roughly 200 open positions

The Crayola Experience will hold a job fair Thursday from 4-7 p.m.

The fair will take place at company’s recruitment center, which is located on the second level of the mall near Macy’s at the Shops at Willow Bend, according to a company news release.

The company is looking to fill include attractions, admissions, food service, retail, custodial, entertainment and management roles, according to the release.

The Crayola Experience, a 60,000-square-foot children’s amusement facility, is expected to open in the sometime in the spring, according to the release.

“We’re looking for high-energy people who have a passion for providing exceptional customer service,” General Manager Scott Poling said. “Our attraction is all about colorful, family fun, and we’re looking forward to finding individuals who can help shape those experiences for our guests.”

Crayola Experience will hold seven other job fairs to fill its roughly 200 open positions.

Organizers will announce the lineup for a two-day concert, the Toyota Texas Music Revolution 22. (via Courtesy city of Plano)

3. Lineup to be announced for Toyota Texas Music Revolution 22

The city of Plano, Toyota and radio station KHYI-FM will announce on Friday the lineup for a two-day concert, the Toyota Texas Music Revolution 22.

The Toyota Texas Music Revolution 22 will be on March 23-24 at the Amphitheater at Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve, according to a city news release.

The concert, which was originally hosted at Southfork Ranch in Parker, moved to Plano in 2016, according to the release.

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Gavin Pugh
Gavin got his chops as a reporter when he was editor-in-chief of the Baylor Lariat. He graduated with a degree in journalism from Baylor University and has since come on board as the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Plano edition. His beat includes transportation, Plano ISD and municipal government.
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