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$683M Bond Approved For Collin County

The bond focused on various improvements around the county

Collin County voters approved a five-proposition bond, focused on improvements throughout the county. Approximately 98,000 individuals took part in this election.

In February 2023, Collin County Commissioners voted to proceed with the bond election to include in the ballot for the Nov. 2023 elections. In a meeting held in McKinney on Aug. 14, 2023, commissioners unanimously voted for a $683 million bond package that included the five propositions focused on infrastructure improvements for the county.

Proposition A will allot $281 million for justice facility projects. The funds will go toward the completion of the adult detention center infirmary expansion and renovation project as well as the jail kitchen — an expansion of the Russel A. Steindam Court building and the construction of an additional housing cluster for juvenile justice as well as relocating and expanding the Plano Juvenile Probation Office. 

Propositions B and C will include $5.7 million for Collin County’s animal shelter and $13.3 million for a new medical examiner’s office. At the August 14th gathering, a number of local residents voiced their strong support for Proposition B. This proposition will enhance the county's animal shelter by adding additional kennel runs, a dedicated cat quarantine room, a sick bay and a clinic room equipped with two surgery bays. 

Proposition D, which focuses on parks and open spaces, is the second-largest allocation in the bond package, exceeding $22 million out of the total $683 million. This funding is earmarked to augment the budgets of various cities for the expansion and enhancement of parks and open spaces, as well as for specific improvements related to the construction and renovation of the Myers Park and Event Center in McKinney.

Proposition E is one of the most substantial proposals, which will fund a range of highway projects. This includes the completion of the contentious Collin County Highway 380 expansion, with a total budget allocation of around $380 million. This proposition also encompasses the reconstruction of county roads projected to face heavy traffic, the development of regional corridor roadways, progress on the Outer Loop and increased funding for U.S. 380.

Also on the ballot was the controversial $94 million football stadium for Prosper ISD, which voters did not pass. As Local Profile previously reported, the stadium would have included 8,000 seats, located at the Richland High School site at Teel Parkway and First Street, where the district already owns the land.