News from Plano & Plano ISD
Plano City Council meets at 7 p.m. May 23 and June 13. Meetings are held at 1520 K Ave., Plano, and can be streamed online. 972-941-7000. www.plano.gov MEETINGSWE COVER Plano ISD board of trustees meets at 6 p.m. May 17 at the PISD Administration Center, 2700 W. 15th St., Plano. 469-752-8100. www.pisd.edu program. During the board’s April 19 meeting, Assistant Superintendent Beth Brockman said the changes will be made this school year to match the district’s compensation plan for the 2022-23 school year. COLLINCOUNTY Commissioners approved an emergency stang request for the county’s Magistrate Court due to an increased workload from Senate Bill 6, which was passed last year by the Texas Legislature. Commissioners approved adding four full-time clerks and making the existing part-time clerk position full time on April 18. According to meeting documents, the stang changes will cost the county a little more than $214,000 per year. COLLINCOUNTY Municipalities and nonprot organizations within the county can apply through July 11 for a share of the county’s $2 million Parks and Open Space Project Funding Assistance Program. Funding will be awarded to projects, including but not limited to land acquisition, trails and capital improvements for parks and open spaces located within Collin County, according to a county news release. HIGHLIGHTS PLANO City residents listed aordable housing, homelessness and infrastructure as pressing issues the city should focus on during a series of public meetings held in February. The meetings were part of Plano’s Listening Tour, a series of local forums where residents were able to oer guidance to Plano’s elected ocials, according to a report presented at the April 11 City Council meeting. PLANO More than 2,000 feet of screening wall and sidewalks along Legacy Drive will be replaced and rebuilt in the Willow Bend Estates neighborhood in Plano, according to city planning documents. The project was approved during the April 11 council meeting. More than $327,000 will be spent on the project, Plano planning documents show. PLANO ISD The board of trustees approved an amendment to the district’s compensation plan that will raise the pay rates for summer school instruction, curriculum writing and sta members in its elementary after-school care
Trustees re-elect board ocers for 202223 year
BY WILLIAM C. WADSACK
PLANO ISD While this school year still has a few weeks of classes left before summer, the Plano ISD board of trustees chose its ocers for the 2022-23 school year during its May 3 meeting. Place 5 Trustee David Stolle was re-elected to his position as the board’s president. The board also re-elected Place 3 Trustee Nancy Humphrey as its vice president and Place 6 Trustee Jeri Chambers as board secretary. “It’s an honor and a privilege [to serve],” Stolle said. The ocers’ new terms begin with the rst board meeting in June following graduation.
Legacy West is Plano’s $3 billion mixed-use development site that includes corporate oces, multifamily homes, retail shopping and restaurants.
ERICK PIRAYESHCOMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER
LegacyWest could see 18-story residential development built
BY ERICK PIRAYESH
Plano City Council for nal approval. Some commissioners expressed concern that the nearby freeway could cause noise issues for residents of the building but ultimately thought the development was an appropriate use for the land. “[This] is probably the most expensive land in the city of Plano,” Commissioner David Downs said. “I’m not worried about building a building that close to the freeway. I am in favor of it. I can guarantee you all 177 of those units will be full fairly quickly.”
PLANO A new 18-story high-rise apartment building is being proposed on one of the last pieces of undevel- oped land at Legacy West in Plano. The residential tower would have 177 units and be constructed on 2 acres on the southeast corner of SH 121 and Windrose Avenue, according to city planning documents. Legacy West is Plano’s $3 billion mixed-use development site that includes cor- porate oces, multifamily homes, retail shopping and restaurants. The planning and zoning commission approved the proposed apartment building and the related zoning requests at its May 2 meeting. Columbus Realty, one of the three companies that developed Legacy West, is proposing the new residential building. The zoning change and development plan must go before
The Plano ISD board re-elected the same ocers for the 2022-23 school year. SOURCE: PLANO ISD COMMUNITY IMPACT NEWSPAPER
David Stolle, Place 5 President
Nancy Humphrey, Place 3 Vice president
Jeri Chambers, Place 6 Secretary
Hoblitzelle Park to get wider pathways
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BY ERIC PIRAYESH
direct stormwater into Russell Creek, according to the department. City planning documents show the project will cost around $1.3 million. The project is being paid for though the city’s Community Investment Program Fund. Construction is set to start this spring and conclude in the fall, the release stated. Sections of the trail will be closed from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays for construction. The
PLANO Around 1 mile of the Hoblit- zelle Park Trail will be replaced with a wider pathway, according to a release from the Plano Parks and Recreation Department. The March 24 release states some of the trail is in poor condition and will be replaced with a 12-foot-wide shared-use path. The new trail will also be upgraded to more eectively
EXISTING TRAIL NEW TRAIL
department is asking students to use the sidewalks o Georgetown Drive and Red River Drive. The more than 3-mile long Hoblit- zelle Park Trail runs along Russell Creek, according to the city’s website.
PLANO NORTH EDITION • MAY 2022
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