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September 14, 2017
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September 14, 2017 Fifth & King

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Habitat for Humanity North Collin County Moves Forward On Affordable McKinney Development

Project to utilize repurposed shipping containers.

A 2.75-acre parcel of land was recently placed under contract by the North Collin County Habitat for Humanity (NCC Habitat) for its latest and most innovative affordable housing project.

The development, situated at the corner of Bumpas Street and Fitzhugh Street on the east side of McKinney, will transform this abandoned, overgrown lot into a ground-breaking 35-unit affordable townhome community to be named the Cotton Groves.

“The North Collin County Habitat for Humanity Cotton Groves project is a great example of a new concept in urban development for affordable housing,” said NCC Habitat CEO Celeste Cox. “The need in Collin County for single-family residential developments continues to grow as the cost for land and new home prices soar beyond the reach of families earning the median household income.

Habitat for Humanity is very excited to embark on this new adventure in order to provide affordable housing for more families in need of a place to call home.”

With the project, NCC Habitat is a part of an emerging eco-friendly trend in global real estate development. By repurposing a segment of an increasing inventory of unused shipping containers, NCC Habitat re-imagines a would-be waste product into a viable and sustainable building resource, one that has proven to withstand the power of the high seas. In the wake of recent severe weather, this announcement is uniquely timely.

"Cotton Groves project is a great example of a new concept in urban development for affordable housing."
Celeste Cox, CEO | Habitat for Humanity of Collin County

In addition, Cotton Groves will be the first development to utilize repurposed shipping containers for the entire neighborhood.

“Celeste Cox, Kimberly Kimmons, Bryant Knepp, Elizabeth Johnston, and the rest of the Habitat team have been a pleasure to work with,” said JD Lee, Managing Director of The JDL Group. “The City of McKinney has embraced the concept and ‘affordable housing’ is about to take on a whole new meaning with the Cotton Groves development. The project will be cost-effective, affordable, and sustainable all at the same time. But most importantly, the Cotton Groves will be a place where history, legacy, and family come together to create community.”

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