Nine-Acre Development

Project Rendering

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Nine-Acre Development Rendering

Project History


August 2016


The city held a public hearing during the City Council meeting Tuesday, Aug. 18 to solicit feedback on the site and façade plans for the development on the city’s nine-acre property presented by Columbus Realty Partners, Ltd. City Council tabled the plans indefinitely while staff and the developer readdress the design of the plans.  Presentation

April 2016


The city held a public hearing during the City Council special meeting Monday, April 18 to solicit feedback and answer questions on the conceptual renderings for the proposed development on the city’s nine-acre property presented by Columbus Realty Partners, Ltd.
Agenda item details and video | View news release | Learn more


February 2016


At the February 16 regular City Council meeting the City Council approved a master development agreement with Columbus Realty Partners. Read the news release

January 2016


At the January 25 Work Session, City Council discussed the alternative of adding an additional underground parking level to the current parking structure proposed for the nine-acre project. A public hearing is scheduled for February 16 for public input on this item, as well as parking throughout historic downtown.
On January 19, City Council approved a non-binding Letter of Intent with Columbus Realty Partners for a proposed mixed-use development on the city’s nine-acre property that formerly was the home of the Collin County Courthouse, located at the southwest corner of Davis St. and McDonald St. (S.H. 5).

Per the non-binding Letter of Intent, Columbus Realty Partners will hold a public presentation(s) of design concepts this spring. If the City Council approves binding, final agreements for the project, construction would start no later than January 2017.

November 2015


On November 3, Columbus Realty Partners presented to City Council a proposed land plan for a development on the nine-acre property.

February 2015


In February 2015, the city issued a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) seeking a partnership with an experienced development team in the redevelopment of an approximately nine-acre, city-owned property located in Downtown McKinney. Qualifications sought were for a team with a demonstrated track record, experience and financial capability to develop or redevelop land that is consistent with the city's adopted Town Center Master Plan.

The top two teams were selected to make a presentation to the City Council. Columbus Realty Partners, Ltd. is an award-winning development firm based in Dallas that has been involved in the creation and development of numerous urban mixed-use developments in Texas, including specific projects in Uptown Dallas, Legacy Town Center, Addison Circle and Downtown Plano. Agenda item details and video