McKinney City Council received the results of a new McKinney Parking Action Plan at its May 18 meeting. The plan contains recommended steps and strategies to optimize and manage parking in downtown McKinney.

The city contracted with Dixon Resources and Wood Solutions earlier this year to complete the study. With the study results, council approved a resolution allowing the city manager to continue ongoing staff analysis of the results and recommendations. In future meetings, city staff may present any components of the Parking Action Plan that are ready for implementation.

As stated in the plan's executive summary, "the city is encouraged to adjust the implementation approach as needed to design a program that best fits the unique and ever-changing needs of the community."

A key finding from the study shows downtown McKinney currently has plenty of parking options, as long as people are willing to walk a few blocks. However, the city does have a parking management challenge. Recommendations fell into three categories, city staff said, including: wayfinding and signage, parking demand management and operations and enforcement.

The resolution was approved without much discussion. The full plan can be viewed here.