Collinwood House up for discussion Wednesday at special called session of Plano City Council

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The Plano City Council has the Collinwood House up for discussion at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in a special called session in the Plano Municipal Building at 1520 K Ave.

Proposition 6 in the Plano May 6 election regarding the Collinwood House received 13,098 votes against and 12,502 for the issuance of $3,500,000 in general obligation bonds for Collinwood House and historic preservation structures and the levy of a tax in payment.

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Quick facts on the historic Collinwood House in Plano TX

Where is the Collinwood House in Plano? The house is situated off 5400 Windhaven Parkway on the west side of Plano between Spring Creek Parkway and Willow Bend Drive next to White Rock Creek.

When was the Collinwood House built and who built it? The Collinwood House is thought to be the oldest house in Plano.  The house was built in the 1860s by brothers J.K. and C.M. Fox

Is Collinwood House on the National Register? No, and preservationists say removal of the house from its original site would rob the house of its integrity, and almost certainly result in a loss of potential National Register status and its qualification for tax credits, according to PreservationTexas.org.

Preservation forces say the restoration of the Collinwood House on its original site within a public park can serve to educate future generations of Plano about the community’s 19th century origins.  Programs related to architecture, sustainability, history and agriculture would complement a plan for community events.  A public-private partnership, modeled on other similar partnerships in Texas, can bring needed charitable contributions to make the project a success.

The Plano city council will also be discussing the election runoff on June 10 and …

  • Changing the June 26 meeting date
  • Appointing the Mayor Pro Tem and Deputy Mayor Pro Tem
  • Canvassing the May 6 election results

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