The City of McKinney will hold its final informational stakeholders meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 27, to discuss the proposed implementation of a new form-based zoning code for McKinney’s Town Center area.

City staff and the consultant team will present the highlights of the final draft of the code and outline the City’s approach for moving forward through the City Council approval process in early 2013.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at McKinney City Hall, located on 222 N. Tennessee St.

Under development since 2010 as part of the Town Center Study Initiative, this new form-based zoning code is intended to replace most of the existing (and obsolete) land development regulations in McKinney’s Town Center. In summary, the new form-based zoning code will:

1, Address the unique redevelopment challenges in McKinney’s Town Center,
2, Facilitate economic redevelopment and revitalization in McKinney’s Town Center, and
3, Achieve the community’s adopted long-term vision for McKinney’s Town Center.

In January 2010, as the City’s 2010 Bond Package was being prepared, City staff and the consultant team presented to City Council a brief summary of the critical importance of synchronizing the City’s public capital investments and the City’s development regulations in order to maximize leveraging and attract additional private investment in the Town Center over time.

In May 2010, City staff and the consultant team presented to City Council a brief summary of the analysis of existing zoning regulations and also outlined an approach and process by which a set of proposed form-based zoning regulations would be created to specifically implement the Town Center vision.

In January 2011, City staff and the consultant team presented to City Council a brief update on the early progress of the drafting of the proposed form-based zoning regulations for the Town Center.

In September 2011, City staff and the consultant team presented to City Council an overview of the substantially complete draft of the proposed form-based zoning regulations for the Town Center.

Since September 2011, the substantially complete draft has been posted for public review and comment on the Town Center Study Initiative webpage. Over the past year, City staff and the consultant team have been busy: (1) receiving public comments, (2) testing and fine-tuning the draft, and (3) preparing the final draft for the formal approval process anticipated in early 2013.

To view/download/print the final draft of the proposed form-based McKinney Town Center zoning code, click on mckinneytexas.org/towncenterstudy.