but the Fine Arts center will likely be the de-facto substitute for the cancelled Collin County arts hall that was planned between Plano and neighboring suburbs Allen, Frisco, and McKinney.
The_Overdog wrote:The new US75 Plano Parkway flyover is now complete -they took away a service road lane and added it to the highway, and built a flyover lane for Plano Parkway. The result with BJs Pizza and Chipotle and whatever feel they like they are right up against the highway and you can look down upon the roofs of the buildings as you go by. There are only a few places in DFW where you get that sensation - most in downtown Dallas but also the Galleria.
I'd think that the existing structures will not last much longer with this configuration. They will eventually be bulldozed and setback farther or add additional stories.
The_Overdog wrote:The lobby portion of the Southfork Hotel on the edge of central expressway is now a giant pile of rubble. The hotel rooms off the wings were separated from the lobby and turned into another hotel. Not sure what is planned for the soon to be empty lot.
The_Overdog wrote:Couple of downtown Plano updates:
There are port-a-potties around the closed Wendys on 15th street. That usually portends demolition, but I've not seen any plans on what could be replacing it.
50 unit multifamily request on 14th & Ave K, right across from downtown.
There is a also a request with the Historical Preservation group to demo or remove a house that is deemed 'historically significant' for Plano but really just a dumpy generic old house anywhere else. Apparently nobody wants it, so they are asking for the demo permit, and it will be replaced with townhomes.
Tnexster wrote:‘Don’t Uptown Our Plano’ is one of The Angry Crowd’s scare tactics distorting the city's real story
https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/comm ... real-story
cowboyeagle05 wrote:Yeah, I read the Plano Future website and its a lot of scattered understanding of development and whats happening. A lot of fear of becoming New York city which is always the extreme that people in suburban communities refer too when discussing urbanization.
Tnexster wrote:Plano sets a vote that could repeal the master development plan that split the city
https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/comm ... split-city
The mall is about to lock its doors for good as Mehrdad Moayedi’s Centurion America — responsible for the redo of the Statler Hotel in Downtown Dallas, where The Dallas Morning News has its offices —begins a total rebuild of the property. More than half the mall, built in 1981 and stuck in a financial skid for two decades, will be torn down for the $1-billion mixed-use development with new offices, residential, hotel and retail.
If you read the comments posted by the more than 7,000 subscribers to a public Facebook page paying homage to Collin Creek, you’d wonder why it failed. While lots of people mourn the passing of a mall they associate with more innocent times and a smaller, less-bustling Plano, the harsh truth is that Collin Creek was abandoned for the next new things — Stonebriar Centre and The Shops at Willow Bend.
The_Overdog wrote:While looking around for a property on Loopnet, I found that 5 acres on the corner of Mapleshade and Coit Rd is for sale, with the note that Billingsly is selling off this corner in anticipation of starting Beacon Square, which is a mixed use community between Coit Road to the east, a railline to the north, and WalMart to the south. Per the notes for sale: "...property is located at the future entrance to Beacon Square, an urban mixed-use development of Billingsley Company which is planned to commence development in Fall 2019". I'm guessing Fall 2019 didn't mean actually moving dirt around since it has come and gone, but rather starting the actual design.
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