Habitat for Humanity to Convert Shipping Containers Into Homes for Affordable Housing in McKinney

For now, it's just a sliver of land and an old abandoned house at the corner of Bumpas and Fitzhugh streets on McKinney's east side. But if all goes according to plan, town homes built from shipping containers will begin rising up within a year on the site. Named The Cotton Groves, the community is a new stock of affordable housing planned for the northern Collin County suburb. North Collin County Habitat for Humanity purchased the nearly three-acre plot on the city's east side in November. Last month, McKinney City Council members unanimously approved plans for the 35-unit neighborhood development.   Continue reading...

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