Shared parking changes coming to downtown McKinney district

McKinney City Council is allowing for more shared parking under requirements in downtown McKinney and east of Hwy. 5. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)
McKinney City Council is allowing for more shared parking under requirements in downtown McKinney and east of Hwy. 5. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)

McKinney City Council is allowing for more shared parking under requirements in downtown McKinney and east of Hwy. 5. (Community Impact Newspaper file photo)

Businesses in the downtown McKinney district can share more parking spaces thanks to a change to parking requirements the McKinney City Council approved at its Sept. 1 meeting.

The McKinney Town District includes downtown McKinney and east of Hwy. 5.


A limited number of parking spaces in this district currently can be applied toward parking space requirements for two different uses. With the change, that allowance for shared parking will be expanded to include the use of public off-street and on-street parking spaces, so long as they are within 200 feet of the business or destination, according to meeting documents. This also eliminates shared parking agreements between businesses.

“We’re hoping this will encourage new development and ease some of those restrictions,” Assistant Director of Planning Mark Doty told the council.
By Miranda Jaimes

Editor, Frisco & McKinney

Miranda joined Community Impact Newspaper as an editor in August 2017 with the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. In 2019 she transitioned to editor for the McKinney edition. She began covering Frisco as well in 2020. Miranda covers local government, transportation, business and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Miranda served as managing editor for The Prosper Press, The Anna-Melissa Tribune and The Van Alstyne Leader, and before that reported and did design for The Herald Democrat, a daily newspaper in Grayson County. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014.