About 1 acre in McKinney has been given the green light to rezone for a new parking lot.

In January, the city announced a major project to redevelop the area east of Hwy. 5 in McKinney into a new corridor that would be an extension of the city’s downtown. This includes the relocation and expansion of Tupps Brewery, the new community municipal complex, new roads and now a new public parking lot.

The area for the parking lot is located at 511 Green St. and 701 Anthony St., documents stated. On Aug. 17, McKinney City Council considered and approved a request to rezone the land from residential zoning to a government complex district to allow for the new lot.

The parking lot would provide public parking to serve the upcoming walkable district the city is developing east of Hwy. 5, officials said.