If we have learned anything in this building process, it is that the wheels of bureaucracy turn very slowly! As you know from past reports, we have been waiting on the city of McKinney to approve all of the necessary permits, and we have come to understand that the words “It should be soon” seem to mean different things to different people.
That said, we seem to be really close to having all of the fire, landscape, engineering and storm water permits in hand in the next few days. Actually, it wouldn’t have mattered if we had received the permits two weeks ago since we have had one storm system after another rolling through Texas and much of the southern United States. According to the March 1 Fort Worth Star-Telegram, “A whopping 4.72 inches of rainfall at DFW airport on Wednesday pushed the region’s official rainfall total from 6.59 inches to 11.31, according to the National Weather Service in Fort Worth. … Normally, North Texas averages 2.66 inches of rain in February, according to the weather service.”
The next 10 days look like the rain will abate, so we’re hoping that forecast holds and work can begin. In our weekly meeting with the construction and management team, we reviewed a variety of details on the building itself.