McKinney is a community where people share a deep sense of pride in what has been achieved. While we celebrate all that has happened in 2019, we look forward to all that is to come in 2020.
Voters gave a resounding “yes!” to a $350 million bond package that includes a municipal community complex, street improvements and facilities for public safety, parks and recreation, and public works.
McKINNEY NATIONAL AIRPORT
The airport is getting a makeover as a new fully-leased 40,000-square-foot hangar opened and construction continues on a state-of-the-art fixed-base operator terminal.
FIRE STATION 10
Residents in the fast-growing Trinity Falls community will be served by Fire Station 10 when construction is completed in spring 2020. This facility is essential for life safety and extinguishing fires in the earliest stages.
BONNIE WENK PARK
Outdoor activities abound as Phase II of Bonnie Wenk Park opened with new hike and bike trails, sports fields, play pods, skywalk, zip line and ropes course. An all-abilities playground also opened, a joint project with the Rotary Clubs of McKinney, designed to accommodate children of all ages, needs and abilities.
JOHN & JUDY GAY LIBRARY
The library is expanding its opportunities for learning and fun by adding more teen, adult and toddler areas, two multipurpose rooms, outdoor program space and parking. Residents can enjoy the new facilities beginning in late spring.
The city heralded its tallest building to date as McKinney-based Independent Financial opened its new corporate headquarters at the McKinney Corporate Center Craig Ranch, bringing up to 400 new jobs to the city during the next five years.
Job opportunities continue to expand in McKinney as Raytheon, the largest employer in the city, announced a $5 billion manufacturing facility expansion creating 500 new high-tech jobs.
Dirt is moving as construction gets underway at HUB 121, a mixed-use development that includes space for shopping, dining, entertainment, corporate offices and residential use.
NCAA DIVISION II NATIONAL FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Fans cheered as Valdosta State faced off against Ferris State during the 2018 NCAA Division II National Football Championship. Future NCAA games that have been scheduled could bring an economic impact of $1.1 million to the community.
THE CITY OF McKINNEY PROVIDES EXCELLENT VALUE FOR YOUR TAX DOLLARS
Many taxpayers are surprised to learn that only 23¢ of every dollar paid in property taxes goes to the City of McKinney to fund vital services like public safety, streets and parks.
WHAT YOUR TAX DOLLARS GET YOU
For each city service funded using property tax dollars, the City of McKinney delivers a big bang for your buck in comparison with the cost of everyday items.
Amounts are based on operating costs and the annual city property tax bill of $1,802 assessed on an average McKinney home value of $349,567.
A recent citizen survey confirmed with overwhelmingly positive feedback why McKinney is consistently rated one of the fastest-growing cities in the country. These results will serve as one of several tools to evaluate projects, infrastructure needs, staffing and operational needs as the city develops.