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City investsmillions into national airport updates
BY BROOKLYNN COOPER
Plans include adding a 40,000-square-foot hanger and a new customs facility. Carley estimated a completion date of 12 months from when construction begins on the updates to the east side, but added that he had not spoken directly with the engineer of the project to conirm the timeline. He added that there are 40 acres of land left to develop on the west side of the airport. “We probably have a little over $500 million of capital projects in our master plan when you look at it over a 20-year cycle,” Carley said.
MCKINNEY The McKinney National Airport is receiv- ing $7 million after McKinney City Council amended its iscal year 2021-22 budget. At its Jan. 4 meeting, the council approved several budget amendments to support construction and development at the airport. The Airport Construction Fund received a transfer of $1.5 million from the Airport Operating Fund and $2 million from the city’s second tax increment reinvestment zone. The remaining $3.5 million comes from the Airport Construction Fund and was transferred to a capital improvement fund for improvements to the east side of the airport. The “biggest deliverable” from the funds would be the revised airport layout plan, McKinney National Airport Director Ken Carley said during a presentation to council.
Support group for single mothers expands with new building A 4-acre property at the corner of McDonald Street and Cypress Hill Drive has been rezoned to accommodate a home for displaced single mothers. McKinney City Council approved the zoning request at its Jan. 4 meeting for Shiloh Place, a ministry that equips single mothers with tools to achieve “nancial independence and personal wholeness,” according to its website. This will be the second Shiloh Place location. The rst is in downtown McKinney. More than 50 letters of support were led with meeting documents, and Shiloh Place graduate Sileria Garcia spoke during public comment about her experience with the organization. “Shiloh Place has completely changed the trajectory and the legacy of me and my children,” Garcia said. She added that the program “catapulted” her back into society. McKinney City Council Meets at 6 p.m. Feb. 1 www.mckinneytexas.org McKinney ISD board of trustees MEETINGSWE COVER Collin County Commissioners Court Meets at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 24, Feb. 7, Feb. 14 www.collincountytx.gov Collin College board of trustees Meets at 5:30 p.m. Jan. 25 www.collin.edu Meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 25 www.mckinneyisd.net
Work begins on new elementary school
Cloutier wins City Council seat
BY BROOKLYNN COOPER
BY BROOKLYNN COOPER
MCKINNEY ISD Construction is slated to begin in March for McK- inney ISD’s Elementary School No. 22. The projected timeline sets completion in June 2023, in time for students to attend during the 2023-24 school year. Corgan architects and Pogue Construction are designing the building, which will be in the Trinity Falls area of McKinney. The proposed site plan is a one-story building on 12 acres bordered on the south by a future city park. The main entrance of the school will face Sweetwater Cove. Lady Bird Drive borders the north side of the campus and Backwater Bay Drive is to the east.
MCKINNEY Patrick J. Cloutier wonMcKinney’s Jan. 15 special election for City Council, according to results from the Collin County Elections Department. Cloutier wonwith 58.82%of the vote, or 2,475 votes. Cloutier will take Place 2 on the council, an at-large seat held by Council Member Frederick Frazier, who announced his candidacy for a state House Representative seat onOct. 15. Cloutier will serve the remainder of Frazier’s term, which ends in 2023. Patrick J. Cloutier
The entrance to McKinney ISD’s 22nd elementary school will face Sweetwater Cove in north McKinney.
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