Downtown McKinney parking mural project receives 15 submissions

The city of McKinney received 15 submissions for a parking garage mosaic project located on a five-story public parking garage at the southeast corner of Herndon and Chestnut streets.

The parking garage is being revisited by McKinney City Council, which will determine whether to keep the proposed 315 parking spaces, which would leave Herndon Street open, or to close Herndon Street and build an approximately 400-space parking garage.

"Since the garage itself is still being sorted out, we have received proposals for the artists but are waiting to recommend three artists until the garage plans are finalized," Janay Tieken, Housing & Community Development manager for the city of McKinney, said in an email. "We are in the very beginning stages of procuring an artist and design."

If plans for the garage are finalized, the city will move forward with the mural project. Up to three finalists will be selected. Those finalists will be paid $500 to develop a design concept which will then be shown to City Council for final approval, according to the call to artists.

The project timeline is contingent on final approval of the parking garage design and contract, Tieken said in an email.

More information about the parking garage can be found in our previous coverage here.
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By Cassidy Ritter

Cassidy graduated from the University of Kansas in 2016 with a degree in Journalism and a double minor in business and global studies. She has worked as a reporter and editor for publications in Kansas, Colorado and Australia. She was hired as senior reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Plano edition in August 2016. Less than a year later, she took the role of editor for the McKinney edition.


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