Development Regulations

Development Regulations Update

The City of McKinney is updating its development regulations, that will include Chapters 142 (Subdivision) and 146 (Zoning), and other chapters of the McKinney Code of Ordinances related to land development, most of which were originally adopted 37 or more years ago. The primary goals of the project are to update the regulations to make them clearer and more enforceable, and to implement the One McKinney 2040 Comprehensive Plan.

Short-Term Priority Amendments

In an effort to improve the usability of the City’s development code, the City Council recently adopted several amendments to clarify confusing or conflicting provisions, codify common practices, and allow administrative approvals for common variances. Public Notice requirements changed and applicants are now responsible for providing photos of notice signs. A guide with instructions on meeting the new requirements will be available in January 2020. The amendments became effective on November 6, 2019. The amendments were reviewed at the following meetings:
Planning & Zoning Commission (October 22, 2019)

City Council (November 5, 2019)

The following sections of the Municipal Code were amended:

We Need Your Help

As the update process unfolds, we’ll need to hear from you to keep McKinney’s unique nature intact. You’ll be able to voice your opinion through surveys, public meetings, and by providing comments on the proposed regulations.

Stay Current

The website is a great resource to stay current with the most recent updates. You’ll be able to find out about upcoming events, participate in surveys, and connect with us on social media or join the mailing list and let the updates come to you.

Legislative Updates

Several changes to Texas Local Government Code were adopted by the 86th Legislature on June 16, 2019 and will become effective September 1, 2019. We are working to align our Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances with the new state laws.

Public Meetings

Additional Information and Ordinance Amendments

Chapter 146 (Zoning Ordinance) Amendments Related to Building Materials

Chapter 146 (Zoning Ordinance) Amendments Related to Processing of Plats and Plans

Chapter 142 (Subdivision Ordinance) Amendments Related to Processing of Plats and Plans

Letter to the Homeowners’ Associations Regarding Enforcement of Building Materials

Letter to the Development Community Regarding Changes in Process

For further questions, please contact the Planning Department at 972-547-2000.

Zoning Regulations

Subdivision Regulations

McKinney Town Center Zoning District (MTC)

Excerpt from Chapter 146 of the City of McKinney Code of Ordinances - Zoning Regulations