News from Frisco & Collin County
COMPILED BY WILLIAM C. WADSACK
Frisco City Council Meets at 5 p.m. Nov. 2 and 17. Open meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. www.friscotexas.gov MEETINGSWE COVER and Plano agreed to return just under $11.6 million distributed to them from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act for housing assistance. CITY HIGHLIGHTS FRISCO City Council unanimously approved the Frisco 2021 State Legislative Agenda during its Oct. 6 meeting. The legislative agenda states Frisco’s highest priority is to preserve the city’s ability to “govern e ! ectively and e " ciently for its residents, businesses, and visitors.” The agenda covers the topics of # scal and # nancial strength, development, environment, elections and utilities. COLLINCOUNTY Commissioners voted unanimously Oct. 5 to increase the budget for the Collin CARES Small Business Grant Program to more than $26 million. The increase came after Frisco, McKinney, Allen
Frisco to save $80M in incentives for The Gate
Free COVID ! 19 testing sitemoving to Toyota Stadium capped grants of $103 million from the 2016 contracts to an estimated $19.4 million over 25 years. A separate Chapter 380 agreement will provide a grant of $3.8 million for a mixed-use facility currently under construction. The Gate development at John Hick- man Parkway and the Dallas North FRISCO New agreements for The Gate development will save Frisco nearly $80 million in incentive grants over previous contracts. Amended performance agreements and a master development agreement were approved by Frisco Community Development Corp., Frisco City Coun- cil and Frisco Economic Development Corp. in mid-October. The newmaster development agreement reduces the FRISCO The state is relocating the free, drive-thru COVID-19 saliva testing site operating in Frisco to Toyota Stadium’s Corolla Red Lot beginning Nov. 2. Since it began operations Aug. 3, the site had been operating in the parking lot of Dr Pepper Ballpark. The new site, which is being funded by the Texas Division of Emergency Management, is located at 9200 World Cup Way, Frisco, and it has the capacity to perform as many as 1,000 tests per day. The free saliva tests are available
Tollway is owned by the Dubai-based Invest Group Overseas. The $1 billion development is set to include several apartment, o ! ce and hotel projects. Frisco EDC President Ron Patterson told council Oct. 20 the city’s 2016 agreements with IGO were set to expire at the end of this year and that there were various provisions from the agreements that had not been met. When IGO asked to amend those agreements, Frisco proposed changes, Patterson said. While the 2016 agreements o # ered incentives on the entire project, Mayor Je # Cheney said that the new agreements are in line with Frisco’s new approach of not giving incentives to residential developments.
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FUTURE OF THE GATE Plans for The Gate development include:
County considering clean energy program COLLIN COUNTY County o ! cials are considering a " nancing program that would encourage energy and water e ! ciency projects in com- mercial and multifamily residential properties. Collin County commissioners received a presentation on Property Assessed Clean Energy programs during their Oct. 19 meeting. Commissioners were told that the program would essentially allow property owners to get a loan to construct and install energy e ! cient improvements. The county will still need to hold a public hearing before the PACE pro- gram can be formally established. SOURCE: INVEST GROUP OVERSEAS $ COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER • 60% of 40.95-acre lot devoted to greeneries, open spaces and walkways • 876,000 square feet of o ! ce spaces • 60,000 square feet of retail spaces • 58,000 square feet of cafes and restaurants
Frisco ISD board of trustees Meets at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9. www.friscoisd.org
Collin County Commissioners Court Meets at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. www.collincountytx.gov Denton County Commissioners Court Meets at 9 a.m. Nov. 3, 10, 17 and 24. www.dentoncounty.gov Collin College board of trustees Meets at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 24. www.collin.edu
to anyone, regardless of county or city of residence, though advance registration is required at https:// texas.curativeinc.com. Appointments are available from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Curative Inc. reports that its test has an 89% accuracy rate and that results are received within two to four days.
Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 3 for the general election.
Visit communityimpact.com/vote for Q&As and election results once the polls close.
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