Saturday, September 21, 2019

Red but not totally into that Trump's America thing: Collin County, Texas (metro Dallas)


Source:  Wikipedia (Collin CountyMcKinney)


McKinney is the county seat of Collin County.


% of population 25 and older with bachelor's degree:
  • 50.9% - Collin County
  • 28.7% - Texas
  • 30.9% - U.S.
% of population 65 and older:
  • 11.0% - Collin County
  • 14.7% - Texas
  • 15.6% - U.S.
% of population living in poverty:
  •   5.9% - Collin County
  • 14.7% - Texas
  • 15.6% - U.S.

Source:  Wikipedia
3rd party votes: 34% in 1992, 8.5% in 1996, 6.3% in 2016
(George Wallace received 23.7% of the vote in 1968)

Other "Red but not totally into this Trump's America thing" posts:
Colorado.  Jefferson County.  (3/9/2019)
Florida.  Duval County.  (3/14/2019)
Georgia.  Cherokee County.  (3/10/2019)
Georgia.  Fayette County.  (3/10/2019)
Georgia.  Forsyth County.  (3/10/2019)
Kansas.  Johnson County.  (3/9/2019)
Minnesota.  Carver County.  (3/9/2019)
North Carolina.  Union County.  (9/9/2019)
Ohio.  Delaware County  (3/8/2019)
Wisconsin.  Ozaukee County.  (3/8/2019)

Related series:
Blue zone sees Trump as con man
Greetings from Trump's America
Not Trump's America

Pope Farm Elementary School (Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District): September construction site visit


Photos and video by Retiring Guy





Original 8/23/2019 post starts here

View from Old Sauk Road

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Two views from Pope Farms Conservancy parking lot






Red arrows indicate locations of where photos were taken.



Original 7/10/2019 post starts here.


Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District Breaks Ground on Pope Farm Elementary School. (Eppstein Uhen Architectds, 6/12/2019)
The new 525-student elementary school is part of a larger District building project made possible by a successful $138.9 million referendum approved by voters in November 2018.

Page 12 of MCPASD (2018-19 school year) 


Holiday Inn Express & Suites UPDATE: September construction site visit


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8/20/2019 update starts here

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8/9/2019 update starts here.

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7/24/2019 update starts here.

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7/7/2019 update starts here.

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6/27/2019 update starts here.

Mae West approves.

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4/15/2019 update starts here.



3/19/2019 update, "Extreme winter weather puts construction on hold", starts here.

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12/5/2018 update starts here.

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Original 9/4/2017 post, "Holiday Inn Express & Suites proposed for Highway 14 location in Middleton", starts here.

View across highway 14 from parking lot of Mounds Pet Food Warehouse.  (Costco is the largest building in the distance at right.)


View from Murphy Drive

Photos by Retiring Guy

Rendering of 106-room facility, with larger pool, exercise, and meeting room spaces than the Express prototype.

Miramont Behavorial Health facility UPDATE. September construction site visit


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8/26/2019 update starts here.


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Construction is surprisingly close to the UW Health Pharmacy Services property line.




With each successive visit, the construction site looks messier and more chaotic.


Company behind psychiatric hospital in Middleton has more problems in other states.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 8/19/2019)
State and federal officials have cut off payments and admissions at the company’s psychiatric hospital in Las Vegas, and have moved to stop payments and revoke the license of a facility near Fort Collins, Colorado, according to documents obtained by the State Journal and media reports.
The moves follow “immediate jeopardy” violations — the most serious kind given — at 202-bed Montevista Hospital in Las Vegas and 92-bed Clear View Behavioral Health in Johnstown, Colorado. 
At Montevista, patients hid medications and gave them to other patients, according to a federal inspection report in June. Patients also set off sprinklers, resulting in patients escaping from the facility, including one who didn’t return.



7/7/2019 update starts here.



6/10/2019 update starts here.

3 photos taken as western edge of site.

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4/15/2019 update starts here.



3/19/2019 update, "Work delayed due to weather", starts here.

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Psychiatric hospital construction continues, county mental health services study begins.  (Wisconsin State Journal, 2/25/2019)
Work on the 72-bed Miramont Behavioral Health hospital, in Middleton’s Airport Road Business Park, was initially expected to be complete by the end of this year. But weather delays have pushed the timeline back, said Mike Garone, vice president of development for owner Strategic Behavioral Health.

Standard view

Panoramic view

1/8/2019 update starts here.

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12/6/2018 update starts here.

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11/4/2018 update, "Construction trailer in place", starts here.

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10/17/2018 update, "More than 2 months after groundbreaking, very little progress has been made", starts here.


7/25/2018 update, "Middleton news:  Groundbreaking ceremony for Miramont Behavorial Health facility set for August 9",. starts here.

Photo by Retiring Guy


Original 3/30/2018 post, "72-bed psychiatric hospital proposed for Middleton site", starts here.

A view of the site at 3169 Deming Way in Middleton
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Strategic Behavioral Health plans psychiatric hospital in Middleton. (Madison.com, 3/23/2018)
Strategic Behavioral Health, a for-profit company based in Memphis, Tennessee, plans to spend $17 million to $20 million on the seven-acre site and construction of a one-story hospital with about 55,000 square feet of space, according to documents filed with the city of Middleton. 
The company has 10 psychiatric hospitals in six states, including Willow Creek Behavioral Health, which opened last year in Green Bay.

Renderings of Willow Creek

HyCite corporate office UPDATE. September construction site visit


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8/26/2019 update starts here

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With vegetation in foreground

 With no vegetation in foreground





8/9/2019 update starts here.

From North Pleasant View Drive
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From the Natus employee parking lot

The usual left-to-right-and-back-to-center pan


7/3/2019 update starts here.

From the Natus employee parking lot
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From North Pleasant View Road




5/22/2019 update starts here.

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4/14/2019 update starts here.

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3/19/2019 update starts here.

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2/22/2019 update starts here.

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1/8/2019 update starts here.

From the Natus employee parking lot

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From North Pleasant View Road




12/6/2018 update starts here.

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11/1/2018 update, " Foundation work and elevator tower construction underway", starts here.

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10/17/2018 update starts here.

From the Natus employee parking lot

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From North Pleasant View Road






8/13/2018 update starts here.

At the intersetion of Airport and N. Pleasant View roads
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 About 100 yards south of the above photo

Looking north from the parking lot of Natus


6/29/2018 update, "No action yet", starts here.

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Original 4/4/2018 post, "HyCite Corporation plans to build corporate office in Middleton", starts here.

The site is at Airport and North Pleasant View roads

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A rendering



Supporting documents for concept review of Hy Cite Corporate Office.