Downtown Parking Studies

Downtown 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.

Scope of Past Studies

The following areas were explored in some of the past parking studies:

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


*Wayfinding refers to the various ways we figure out where we are and how we get to where we’re going.


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Downtown Parking Studies


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2019 Parking Study Contents:

  • Confirm the number of parking spaces.
  • Determine peak parking times. 
  • Analyze turnover of on-street parking.


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Parking Rate Studies Overview:

To ensure that parking continues to serve the needs of our community and support our quality of life, the Planning Department conducts parking studies of downtown McKinney. 


The 2010 Downtown Parking Study made recommendations on parking management and the rates that could be assessed if the city chose to pursue paid parking. 


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2020 Parking Rate Study Potential Scope:

  • Update possible strategies for parking management. 
  • Investigate the state of technology. 
  • Examine different options for paid parking in downtown McKinney. 
  • Conduct a citywide wayfinding study with a downtown-specific component
  • Make recommendations on how to direct drivers to the areas that typically have available parking spaces.


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