Studies

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.

Studies


Alley Study

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.

Estimated Timeline:

  • Early 2022 | Study initiated

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Neighborhood Preservation Study

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: 

  • Lively Hill / La Loma
  • Lewisville
  • Mouzon / Central
  • Rockwall
  • Wilcox

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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.

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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.

S.H. 5 Downtown Pedestrian Connection Study FAQs

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