DCTA proposed a 121 commuter service, called Route 70, which will connect Old Town, Lewisville and downtown McKinney. Courtesy DCTA
Denton County Transportation Authority is working with area cities in Denton and Collin counties on a potential bus transportation service that would run from downtown McKinney to Lewisville’s Old Town with several stops in between.
The DCTA on Sept. 12 presented a proposal to the McKinney Urban Transit District for the commuter service along the SH 121 corridor called Route 70.
According to the proposal, the service would allow for job access by bringing workers into McKinney, as well as giving McKinney residents access to employment opportunities in Denton County.
After several years of planning, preparing and talking to business owners, the city of Lewisville will finally move forward this fall with the next big phase of Old Town’s revitalization—reconfiguring Main and Mill streets into a more vibrant and pedestrian-friendly area.
With several nearby residential projects in the works, Lewisville staff said increasing the area’s walkability is desperately needed.
In order to achieve this walkability, Mill between College Street and Purnell Street will be reduced from a four-lane road to a two-lane road with a continuous turn lane in the middle with bike lanes and street parking. Bike lanes, sidewalks and parallel street parking will be added to Main between Mill and Railroad Street.
Lewisville Mayor Rudy Durham issued a press release Monday urging residents to conserve water as this year’s water use during July has been unusually high.
“It’s only natural when summer comes along to use more water for lawns and swimming pools and other more mundane purposes,” Durham said in the release. “We always use more water during July than we do most of the year. August is our biggest month every year in terms of water usage, so I don’t see those numbers getting any better unless a lot of us change what we’re doing.”
Medical City Lewisville just became the first and only hospital in Denton County to receive a neonatal intensive care unit state designation to better care for high-risk pregnancies and premature births.
“Achieving this designation is an indication of our elevated standard of neonatal care for high risk OB mothers, mothers of multiples and mothers seeking a higher level of nursery care to complement their birth plan,” Medical City Lewisville CEO Sharn Barbarin said. “This advanced designation is a tremendous honor and distinction, and it reaffirms our commitment to delivering excellence to the families of Denton County and surrounding communities.”
The Zone Action Park, located at 951 N Summit Ave. in Lewisville, is definitely a fun way to spend an afternoon or evening with the kids or the kids-at-heart!
They offer an arcade, a private party room and a snack bar…and that’s only the inside!
Outside, they have go-karts, batting cages, putt-putt golf, a bounce house and even a trapeze feature!
For a limited time, two (2) people can enjoy their offerings for $21.60. Here’s the fine print: “In the Speed Zone [go-karts], thrill seekers 54 inches or taller fit safely into the full-size karts, several of which can seat a second passenger of at least 42 inches beside the driver to share the adventure or provide color commentary. The neighboring Jr. Speed Zone requires drivers to be at least 3 years old and 36–48 inches tall to race kid-specific roadsters. In the Golf Zone, two brand new 18-hole mini-golf courses challenge putters. Game points can be used in our arcade or at the batting cages.“
To escape from the heat, come inside to play arcade games, eat or just chill and chat with the affable staff. Manager Seth Baldwin, snack bar attendant Tiffany and outside game attendants Trey and Alejandro kept the atmosphere light with their jokes and helpfulness.
The Zone is a great choice for a few hours of fun! Don’t miss it!
Normandy Village will have 82 townhomes. (courtesy city of Lewisville)
Lewisville City Council approved a zone change for 9.49 acres at the southeast corner of College Parkway and Summitt Avenue to allow for 82 townhomes to be built.
Previously, the property was slated to develop into an age-restricted neighborhood that would contain 33 single-family homes. Streets and some utilities were installed but the property has been left vacant since 2015.