McKINNEY (Feb. 3, 2016) — On Tuesday, Feb. 16, during the regular City Council meeting at 6 p.m. in McKinney City Council Chambers, City Council will discuss options for public parking throughout historic downtown and will receive public comment during a public hearing. The discussion will also include consideration of an additional underground parking level within the mixed-use development proposed on the city’s nine-acre property that formerly was the site of the Collin County Courthouse, located at the southwest corner of Davis Street and McDonald Street (State Highway 5).
Also during the Feb. 16 regular City Council meeting, the City Council will hear a presentation by the Goodman Corporation on existing public transit conditions in McKinney, followed by a public hearing item inviting public input on the topic. The Goodman Corporation was charged with assisting the city in obtaining its Direct Recipient status from the Federal Transit Administration as well as producing an existing conditions report regarding public transit in the City of McKinney following the City Council’s vote in November cancelling the TAPS contract.
“The council feels it is very important to provide an open opportunity for the public to address them as they move forward in making decisions on these multi-faceted topics,” said Tom Muehlenbeck, interim City Manager. “We look forward to hearing from the public on these important items.”
Public hearing items provide an opportunity for public comment to the City Council. Comments are limited to three-minutes in length and those wishing to address the Council are asked to complete a Request to Speak Card to be turned in to the City Secretary prior to the regular meeting. Those not wishing to speak but who would like to enter their opinion into the record may indicate that on the speaker card.
McKinney, Texas, is unique by nature. The city is No. 1 on America’s Best Places to Live list published by Money Magazine. As one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, McKinney has a current population of nearly 162,000. Established in 1848, the city is located 30 miles north of Dallas and is the county seat of Collin County. McKinney offers award-winning schools, a vibrant historic downtown, diverse housing options, a robust economy and a uniquely beautiful natural setting, with rolling hills and lush trees. Visit the city’s website at mckinneytexas.org.