Redevelopment & Preservation

As a city, we believe that preserving our existing neighborhoods, their culture and characteristics, are what helps to make McKinney Unique by nature. Part of preserving those neighborhoods means maintaining their infrastructure, maintaining and creating new public facilities, and expanding business opportunities so that they can continue to thrive. In order to make sure that we respect the voices of residents in East McKinney, we've been meeting with community members and asking for feedback. As the process of redevelopment and preservation proceeds, we'll continue to seek community input and develop constructive dialogue through public meetings in the community, this website and online surveys. 

We look forward to working closely with the community to help direct our growth and preserve the unique nature of our neighborhoods.


Goals & Strategies

The overall vision for these projects began with public input during the Town Center Study in 2006-2007, which was part of the 2004 comprehensive plan and incorporated into our current One McKinney 2040 Comprehensive Plan.

  • As a city, we believe the existing neighborhoods are vital to a thriving future for the area.
  • Old Settler's Park is a valuable amenity for the area and should be developed to make it more attractive to residents.
  • Public infrastructure in this area is among the oldest in McKinney and needs repair or rehabilitation to support residents and businesses.
  • Any redevelopment or new construction should be balanced with preserving existing neighborhoods in the area, both in terms of use and scale.


EMRP Projects Overview

The East McKinney Redevelopment and Preservation (EMRP) area is bounded on the north by U.S. 380, on the east by Airport Drive, on the south by Industrial Blvd, and on the west by S.H. 5 (McDonald Street). 
*Note: EMRP area extends beyond view of map on page. To see full map, click on image to open PDF.

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  • News Flash | EMRP Community Involvement
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Public Engagement Principles

Whether we’re letting our residents know about plans to create a new park, looking for feedback on a transportation project or new facility, or seeking input on a policy update, we are committed to meaningful engagement with our residents. These principles are the foundation for the city’s engagement initiatives and strategies and are the most effective way to build trust and demonstrate our commitment to the community.

GP_1_60PXInclusion and mutual respect
Ensure public notice and engagement is based on building trust and seeking to involve all stakeholders and range of perspectives, without predetermined outcomes.
GP_2_60PXEarly involvement and timely communication
Communicate as early as possible in the engagement process, provide regular updates, and ensure timely information that supports stakeholder participation.
GP_3_60PXFiscally sustainable
Ensure methods and resources for public notice and engagement reflect the magnitude, complexity, and costs to the extent possible for each initiative.
GP_4_60PXTransparent and accountable
Share information and provide feedback about how community input was considered and/or integrated.
GP_5_60PXClear and accessible communication
Use plain language and a wide range of tools and techniques for communicating and engaging with stakeholders.
GP_6_60PXOpen, two-way communication
Work with stakeholders in a cooperative and collaborative way to share information and provide opportunities for constructive dialogue.
GP_7_60PXContinuous improvement
Review process and seek better ways of engaging the community and provide efficient and effective public notice and engagement processes.