TKI: Development

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Infrastructure Development

McKinney National Airport (KTKI) is aggressively completing improvements and developing amenities to accommodate the needs of all aircraft in today's General Aviation fleet with a focus on supporting the needs of future commercial service activities.

Airport Traffic Control Tower

  • Daily Hours of Operation:  0600 - 2200

Fixed Base Operations (FBO) | Current

Fuel Farm

  • The airport's total above ground storage is 237,000 gallons.

Perimeter Access Management & Control System

  • We have an integrated network requiring airport issued-media for access, added controlled gates and enhanced surveillance.

Runway 18/36

  • 7,002 feet long and 150 feet wide.
  • Designed weight-bearing capacity of 450,000 pounds double tandem; can support normal operations by Boeing 767 aircraft and reduced operations by larger aircraft.

Taxilane B-3

  • Provides access to eight hangar pad sites and approximately 70 acres of adjacent private land suitable for aviation development.

Taxilane B-4

  • Provides access to private and corporate hangars and 52 acres of private land to be developed for aeronautical uses.
  • Provides enhanced stormwater management.

Taxilane B-5

  •  Prepares the airport's southwest 36-acre quadrant for build-to-suit aeronautical development.

Wash Rack

  • Public wash facility for aircraft with a wingspan up to 60 feet.


Private Development

Private facility development is something the city is interested in and will work with developers and private parties to complete. The city will also build to suit for a needed, viable aeronautical business or a sole-use hangar for a private or corporate interest.

All entities applying to conduct an aeronautical business known as a Commercial Aeronautical Activity (CAA) and/or construct a hangar(s) or other facilities for aeronautical use must follow these guidelines:

  • Step 1: Meet with Airport Management to discuss all of your proposed activities, review Airport Minimum Standards and Rules and Regulations, determine needs, airport location, rates and fees, and the application process
  • Step 2: Complete a standard application(s) as appropriate
  • Step 3: Receive approval to build or operate by negotiating a Land / Facility Lease and Operating Agreement
  • Step 4: Obtain required permits
  • Step 5: Begin operations or construction

Hangar / Office Development

Anyone wishing to lease land from the city for the purpose of private development or to conduct a Commercial Aeronautical Activity shall lease a minimum of one acre of land, which shall be developed with approved structures. Ninety percent of the land leased must be developed to maximize land use to avoid excessive green space and land banking. Residential hangars are prohibited.

Land Lease Terms

Airport land leases for a negotiated rate no less than $0.45 per square foot per year for up to a maximum of 40 years. An entity may construct its own private-use hangar for the storage of its own aircraft; however, the owner of a hangar(s) that are intended to be used to sublet space for the storage of aircraft they do not own must be approved as a Commercial Aeronautical Activity. Hangars shall not be used for general storage. Airworthy aircraft in flyable condition and items that support the flyable condition of the aircraft are the only authorized items allowed. Items such as motor homes, boats, vehicles, and equipment used for non-aeronautical purposes are not allowed without the written permission of the Airport Director.

Commercial Aeronautical Activities (Aeronautical Businesses)

All businesses that rely on public access shall be physically located on the airport perimeter to allow customers free access to the business from the landside of the airport (outside of the airport perimeter) without penetrating the airport perimeter.

Airport Minimum Standards & Rules & Regulations

All airport tenants to include Commercial Aeronautical Activities and airport users shall be familiar with Chapter 30 (Aviation) of the City of McKinney Code or Ordinances also known as Minimum Standards for Commercial Aeronautical Activities and Airport Rules and Regulations.


Economic Development Planning

Tax Incentive Reinvestment Zone 2 (TIRZ 2)

A Tax Incentive Reinvest Zone is a long-term economic development tool that the McKinney City Council unanimously approved on September 21, 2010. The boundaries of TIRZ 2 are centered on the area around the McKinney National Airport. The taxes collected within the TIRZ 2 zone are dedicated to a capital project in that zone as determined by the TIRZ 2 Board of Directors. 

For more information, contact the City of McKinney Planning Department at 972-547-7407.