McKinney’s town square may have been there first, but in recent years, urban-style developments that mimic the downtown style of living have popped up all over the DFW Metroplex and beyond. Now McKinney is set to join Plano, Dallas and Addison as the latest city to welcome one of these master-planned developments.
Plano has the Legacy Town Center. Dallas has the West Village, Uptown and Mockingbird Station. Addison has Addison Circle. And now McKinney will have Collin Square at McKinney, to be built at the Southwest corner of U.S. 75 and Bloomdale Road.
The 41-acre development will be built directly across Bloomdale Road from the Collin County Courthouse. The development will be similar to Addison Circle and Legacy Town Center with a mixed population of retail outlets, office space, green space, and residential space.
On Tuesday, the McKinney City Council unanimously approved a requested zoning change and plans for the development.
LandPlan Development, the current owners of the land to be used for Collin Square at McKinney, will develop the property, along with Catalyst Urban Development, the planners of Legacy Town Center, the West Village, Addison Circle, Mockingbird Station and many others.
The property’s developers told the council that they hope to take advantage of the foot traffic generated by all of the visitors and staff at the courthouse. The developers cited the lack of entertainment and food options for those working in the courthouse and serving on jury duty as one of the reasons for placing the development where it will be.
The developers said that they would make use of many of the site’s existing trees to provide a more natural-looking, green development.