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 2022 | Study initiated
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:
- Early 2022 | Survey/Study kick off
- Mar 24, 2022 | Public meeting - East McKinney Community Conversation
- Spring 2022 | Neighborhood Outreach
- Fall 2022 | Plan finalization
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
- Late Summer | Finalize and adopt study
S.H. 5 Downtown Pedestrian Connection Feasibility Study
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.
- March 2022 | Phase 1 initiation
- April 26, 2022 | Phase 1 Council presentation
- July 12, 2022 | Phase 1 Public Input Meeting
- July 13 - 31, 2022 | Phase 1 Survey
- Summer 2022 | Phase 1 Council Presentation
- Phase 2 is dependent on Council approval