Community Workshop

The community workshop provided an important opportunity to review, discuss, and compare three alternative growth scenarios for McKinney’s future.

The community workshop on January 21st had a strong turnout with approximately 95 participants from across McKinney. The workshop, which was held at the McKinney Senior Recreation Center, allowed the participants to review three distinct growth scenarios. The scenarios represented citizen input collected at the charrette and outlined future growth, priorities, and land uses in the City of McKinney. Participants reviewed the scenarios and worked as groups to come to consensus on which aspects of the scenarios they felt were most reflective of the city they desire McKinney to be in the year 2040.

The comments from the workshop are still being reviewed by the project team, but the end result will bring us closer to defining the future land uses and priorities for the City of McKinney. Please review the scenarios on this page, provide additional comments, and review the workbooks from the fourteen groups that were present at the workshop.

Workshop Workbooks

The workshop included 14 teams that evaluated the three scenarios and worked to come to a consensus on a variety of assessment measures, including how well the scenarios performed overall, how they responded to community issues, how they supported ideas expressed from participants during the Comprehensive Plan process thus far, and other important features. Click below to view the team workbooks.

Current Trend Scenario

This scenario focuses on the anticipated outcome of current trends that have been established by the existing Future Land Use Plan (from the 2004 Comprehensive Plan).

Primary themes to this scenario include:

  • Employment opportunities are situated along major transportation corridors
  • Single family residential development continues to spread north of US 380
  • Neighborhood retail cores and villages that meet the nearby residential commercial needs

Distinctive Districts Scenario

This scenario combines an asset-drive and business-focused approach for growth. It is built around identified place-specific community assets that will serve as defining anchors for different place types and development patterns.

Main features of this district include:

  • Place-specific community assets that serve as the defining anchors for place types and development patterns
  • Places are created around an asset and vary in size, scale, and intensity based on the particular asset
  • Opportunities for businesses are created through private investment that benefit from proximity to assets

Focused Options Scenario

This scenario focuses on a pattern of growth that provides choices for McKinney residents and businesses; specifically related to housing variety, employment options, mobility choices, entertainment and activity options, and improved connectivity to neighboring communities.

Further, it is built around three distinct districts. Higher intensity development and business functions are located at the central point of each district and then would transition to less dense uses along the periphery of the districts.

Outside these three districts, this scenario envisions development that provides new single family neighborhoods and neighborhood locations predominately aligned with the Current Trend.