Thursday, February 09, 2017

Construction starts on developer Robert Shaw-led project in downtown McKinney

Former Dallas Cowboy offensive lineman and entrepreneur Robert Shaw's Columbus Realty Partners Ltd. and the City of McKinney has begun construction on a new mixed-use development on the site of the former Collin County Courthouse.

This brings to fruition a multi-year project to redevelop the nine-acre site as part of McKinney's master plan.
The new mixed-use development will bring 320 apartments, a parking garage, 45,000 square feet of office space and 20,000 square feet of retail space to the 9-acre site at the southwest corner of Davis Street and McDonald Street (State Highway 5).

"We were entrusted with a prime piece of real estate and we were dedicated to taking the time needed to ensure the right people were in place for this project to come together for the betterment of our vibrant city," said Mayor Brian Loughmiller, in a statement.

"We look forward to this development becoming a valuable extension of our historic downtown," he added.

Candace Carlisle/Dallas Business Journal.