Parking Studies

Every five years, the Planning Department conducts a study of parking in downtown McKinney to evaluate how the area’s parking is serving visitors, employees, and businesses. Find out how we're using that information to improve McKinney.

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A Framework for Parking Management

The 2021 Parking Action Plan provides a framework for the City of McKinney to move forward in developing a parking management program that allows the city to be responsive and flexible to parking demands as the city grows and its needs change.

The Parking Action Plan incorporated the city's past parking studies to follow trends and identify long-term perking issues in the city.

Stakeholder input was a high priority throughout the creation of the Parking Action Plan. Nine city departments, two city boards, the McKinney Chamber of Commerce and Main Street businesses provided feedback to the steering committee to help inform recommendations.

The Parking Action Plan makes recommendations in three major areas:

  1. Wayfinding
  2. Parking Demand Management
  3. Operations & Enforcement

See the 2021 Parking Action Plan - PDF

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Keep an eye out for the findings from our Wayfinding Study - currently underway!


2019 Parking Study:

  • Confirms the number of parking spaces.
  • Identifies occupancy rates throughout the week.
  • Determines peak parking times.
  • Analyzes turnover of on-street parking.
  • Recommends strategies for improvement:
    • Utilization of existing parking.
    • Wayfinding for drivers and pedestrians. Wayfinding refers to the ways we figure out where we are and how to get where we’re going.
  • See 2019 Parking Study - PDF
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Past parking studies

  • Described business owners’ perceptions of parking in the downtown.
  • Evaluated parking-related signage.
  • Considered the feasibility of construction of new parking structures.

 Parking Studies PDFs


Wayfinding Studies

The City of McKinney is developing a Wayfinding Master Plan. Wayfinding guides all transportation modes by providing information when entering city limits, directional arrows to major destinations, walking routes from parking garages to event centers or a downtown square. The goal is to develop a wayfinding signage system that makes it easier for residents and visitors to navigate and explore McKinney.

Past Presentations

We need your help!

Help the City of McKinney update its directional signs to landmarks and destinations by providing feedback on design concepts.