The City of McKinney opened a newly-constructed parking garage on the northeast corner of Virginia and Chestnut streets in Historic Downtown McKinney. The five-story parking structure adds 310 spaces to downtown.
“Our downtown is now a destination spot with incredible shops, award-winning restaurants and great entertainment options. It’s a great problem to have that so many people want to come here; it shows we have something worth visiting,” said Mayor George Fuller. “However, we realize parking is often the first experience people have when they come downtown and we want to do everything we can to ensure it is a positive experience. This garage will go a long way in alleviating some of the parking capacity issues we’ve faced in the past.”
City Council approved a lease agreement with a private developer for the construction of the garage, whereby the city will own the garage at the conclusion of the five-year lease period.
On Monday, installation will begin on a mosaic on the south-facing wall of the parking garage. The “Blooming McKinney” mosaic, created by artist Reginald C. Adams, features 441 square feet of glass tiles and 1,100-square feet of paint and will showcase large geometric flowers blooming.
Visitors to downtown McKinney have even more parking options now that 200 parking garage spaces and more than 100 on-street spaces are available for public use at Davis at the Square, the mixed-use development at the southwest corner of Davis Street and McDonald Street. An additional 125 spaces are available on nights and weekends following the completion of the adjacent Playful Corp. headquarters office building.
View more information on downtown parking, including a parking guide and a downtown parking map,
McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. As one of the fastest growing cities in America, McKinney has a current population of nearly 190,000 and serves as the county seat for Collin County. McKinney offers award-winning schools, a vibrant historic downtown and cultural district, diverse housing options, a trendy culinary scene, and a uniquely beautiful natural setting with rolling hills and lush trees. The city is home to the top-rated McKinney National Airport and serves as the headquarters to many Fortune 500 companies and a burgeoning set of cutting-edge technology companies. McKinney offers the perfect mix for successful business development: a highly educated workforce, availability of land for expansion, convenient location to the DFW area and a nationally-acclaimed quality of life.