Details emerged this week on the mixed-use development planned for the 9-acre site between the downtown square and Chestnut Square Historic Village in McKinney. The most notable detail: Construction is set to begin on the project by early November. Officials expect construction to take about 18 months, with the first units being open and occupied within a year. The development, which will feature single-family apartments, retail, dining and office space, will be situated between Tennessee, Davis, Anthony and McDonald streets just south of the town square. The development will entail three main blocks: the northwest corner block will include retail along Davis and Tennessee, the parking garage, courtyards and a leasing office. The eastern block, between Chestnut and McDonald (State Highway 5), features a three-level office building and related surface parking; and the southern block has residential units with tuck-under garages. Also on the southern block, which lines the northern side of Anthony Street, will be a pocket park and open space adjacent to Chestnut Square, so the nonprofit can also use the space for events like concerts and weddings. On the portion at the intersection of Davis and Tennessee – closest to the town square – officials have planned for 20,000 square feet of retail space. Other retail will be throughout on the first floor, topped with apartments.
- Star Local News Media, April 22, 2016