Hotel in downtown Plano and Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations: 3 things to know this week in Plano, Jan. 8-13

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The Plano City Council will convene Monday evening to discuss plans for a potential hotel near downtown Plano, updates to the Ohio Drive repair budget and more. Read about tonight’s city council meeting, plus two more things to know this week in Plano below:

1. 4-story hotel could come to downtown Plano

The Plano City Council will consider Monday evening an amendment to a zoning category that would advance plans for a four-story hotel near downtown Plano.

The amendment would allow an increase of the maximum allowable height of the hotel from two stories to four stories.

The plot is across the President George Bush Turnpike from the city of Richardson’s massive CityLine development, which is home to State Farm and Raytheon corporate offices.

In a separate agenda item, the city council will also consider adding approximately $370,000 to the Ohio Drive construction and repair project budget—approximately nine percent of the original project’s budget.

2. Oak Point Park and Recreation center to reopen Jan. 20

The city announced in a press release that the Parks and Recreation department will unveil the re-opening of the Oak Point Recreation Center Jan. 20.

The renovations included refinishing the basketball and racquetball courts and converting the existing weight room into a studio classroom, as previously reported by Community Impact Newspaper.

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

3. Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration in downtown Plano, Jan. 13-15

Ahead of Martin Luther King Jr. day, Collin County MLK will hold a series of events, including an art and talent show, a breakfast and business fair and more.

For a list of full events, visit the Collin County MLK Facebook page.

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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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