By Brian Bearden, TSB Contributor
Emerson and TRAXXAS will be going in front of the McKinney City Council on Tuesday.
The council will look into the incentive agreement with Emerson Process Management Regulator Technologies, Inc.
TRAXXAS is under consideration for an amendment to the tax abatement agreement. Also up for amending will be the area comprising the reinvestment zone.
The McKinney Economic Development Corporation met recently on TRAXXAS, Emerson, international marketing as well as business retention and expansion. Emerson will be moving from Hwy. 380 to Gateway.
UPDATE: At Tuesday night’s meeting, the council passed both the TRAXXAS and Emerson agreements. City manager Jason Gray pointed out that the TRAXXAS agreement is “simply about the timing with which to complete their project.”
The council will be updated on the airport, McKinney Community Development Corporation, the master plan for Oak Hollow Golf Course and city budget at the 4 p.m. Tuesday work session.
At the 6 p.m. meeting, the council is also considering establishing school zones and crosswalks for several schools, ambulance billing, a community development block grant action plan, a budget for a sewer trunk main project and a traffic signal at U.S. 75 and Wilmeth Road interchange.
UPDATE: The item on BEST EMS did not come up for a motion, and the council took no action. The fire chief requested a change be considered because “I think we can get better service.” The item was a resolution authorizing the city manager to execute a professional services contract with BEST EMS as the Preferred Provider for Emergency Medical Advisory Services for the McKinney Fire and EMS to be effective Oct. 1, 2012.
Settlement: The council plans to consider a settlement agreement between the City and Wilburn Tucker.
DFA Ltd. rezoning: The city is considering rezoning an area south of Wilmeth Road on the west side of Hwy. 5-McDonald Street from agricultural to light manufacturing. The owner wants zoning for a small office warehouse. Item approved.
Billingsley Rezoning: About 376.81 acres on the future Bloomdale Road on the south side of County Road 123 and east of Custer Road will come up for a modification in the development standards. The owner wants to go back to 2004 zoning. Item approved.
Barcelona Multi-Family: About 20.87 acres on the southwest corner of Silverado Trail and McKinney Ranch Parkway will receive a public hearing for a development standards modification. Tabled with public hearing on Aug. 6.
Green Tract: About 41.63 acres on the southwest corner of Van Tuyl Parkway and Alma Road will receive a public hearing for a rezoning. Developer wants a multi-family development such as ones in Addison or Shops of Legacy. Staff said the council wants multi-family to be of high quality. The first phase will be entirely multi-family until area real estate market turns around. The city parking requirements would be met with more than required parking. Item approved.
The McKinney Arts Commission will discuss an arts and economic prosperity study at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 19 at the council chambers. Grant applications, the McKinney Musical Arts Society,Children’s Chorus of Collin County, Art Club of McKinney, Teatro Dallas and Chamberlain Performing Arts will be discussed.
MCVB: The McKinney Convention and Visitors Bureau will meet at 7:30 a.m. July 24 at 1575 Heritage Drive to consider a realignment of MCVB committees and the executive director search.