City Sponsored Development
As part of the East McKinney Redevelopment and Preservation (EMRP) efforts, the city is conducting several studies in order to determine alternate paths forward on certain development issues.
Goal: To identify improvements and alley abandonment candidates for unimproved alleys East of U.S. 75. The study will include a full inventory and assessment of existing unimproved alleys. Based on the findings of the study, the city may consider amendments to current ordinances, codes, processes and programs related to the maintenance, function and use of alleyways.
- Early 2023 | Study initiated
- August 2023 | Data gathering and distribution completed
- Late 2023 | Visual inspection of alleys and field data collection completed.
Goal: To develop a plan that will allow the city to facilitate the preservation of existing housing and allow for high quality residential and commercial development while preserving the character of existing neighborhoods based on the goals and priorities of residents. The resulting plan will also identify tools that will help prevent displacement.
Neighborhoods included in this study:
- Spring 2022 | Neighborhood Outreach
- Fall 2022 | Plan finalization
- Mar 24, 2022 | Public meeting - East McKinney Community Conversation
- Oct 10, 2022 | East McKinney Data Analysis Report
- Dec 6, 2022 | Economic & Planning Systems, Inc (EPS) presentation to City Council
- Jan 17, 2023 | EPS Presentation to City Council for Feedback
- Jun 20, 2023 | Adoption by City Council
Streets & Traffic Study
Goal: To identify various long-term roadway alignments and improvements in anticipation of redevelopment within the study area. We are interested in establishing roadway connections between S.H. 5 / McDonald St. and Airport Dr. while minimizing the impact on existing residential development. Once complete, this study will allow the city to prioritize roadway improvement projects.
- Jan 2021 | Study initiated
- May 6, 2021 | Public input meeting
- Aug 17, 2021 | City Council Work Session Study Update
- May 17, 2022 | City Council Work Session Study Update and next steps
- Early 2023 | Finalize and adopt study
Lower 5 Plaza Feasibility Study
S.H. 5 Downtown Pedestrian Connection
Goal: To identify alternatives to connect Historic Downtown McKinney to East McKinney with an enhanced pedestrian link across S.H. 5. Alternatives include the potential construction of grade-separated pedestrian crossing as well as at-grade enhancements.
The study will be conducted in two phases: full environmental evaluation and preliminary design. We anticipate the resulting project will include federal funding.
- Mar 2022 | Phase 1 initiation
- Apr 26, 2022 | Phase 1 Council presentation
- Jul 12, 2022 | Phase 1 Public Input Meeting
- April 18, 2023 | Phase 1 Council Presentation
- Phase 2 is dependent on Council approval