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Posted on: March 6, 2019

City of McKinney to update development regulations

The City of McKinney has launched a major initiative to update its development regulations. This update is aimed at bringing the city’s development regulations into better alignment with the recently-adopted ONE McKinney 2040 Comprehensive Plan. Clarion Associates, a consulting firm that specializes in development codes will guide the city throughout the process.


The comprehensive plan establishes a basis for continued planning activities designed to produce the best possible decisions about the community’s future. One of the top priorities identified in the plan is an update to the city’s development regulations. This update will build on the work of the comprehensive plan by reviewing and modernizing key components of the city’s development code so they better align with the vision described in the comprehensive plan.


"As a staff, we are extremely excited to start this process. Some of our existing regulations have been around for quite some time. This update will not only better prepare the city to achieve the vision described in the comprehensive plan, but it will also allow for a much-needed modernization of our ordinances,” said Jennifer Arnold, Director of Planning.


Last year, McKinney City Council adopted the ONE McKinney 2040 Comprehensive Plan that provides vision and policy guidance for future development and master planning for things like land use, parks, transportation, economic vitality and other quality of life issues for the next 20 years. View the ONE McKinney 2040 Comprehensive Plan.


About McKinney
McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest growing cities in America, McKinney has a current population of nearly 190,000 and serves as the county seat for Collin County. McKinney offers award-winning schools, a vibrant historic downtown and cultural district, diverse housing options, a trendy culinary scene, and a uniquely beautiful natural setting with rolling hills and lush trees. The city is home to the top-rated McKinney National Airport and serves as the headquarters to many Fortune 500 companies and a burgeoning set of cutting-edge technology companies. McKinney offers the perfect mix for successful business development: a highly educated workforce, availability of land for expansion, convenient location to the DFW area and a nationally-acclaimed quality of life.

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