McKinney City Council members will meet Feb. 20 to consider requesting grant funding for the planning and design of future development at McKinney National Airport, according to city documents.

The gist

An item on the Feb. 20 meeting agenda includes consideration of requesting grant funding from the McKinney Community Development Corp. and the McKinney Economic Development Corp.

The funds would be used for the “planning, design and improvement” for the east side of McKinney National Airport, according to city documents. The city owns 123 acres of developable property on the east side of the existing airport, which is the land being considered for planning purposes, according to meeting documents.

Council members first considered the item at a Jan. 2 meeting but elected to table the item until more information could be presented.

“We need to do a better job in terms of educating the public on what is going on with the airport and our future plans,” Council Member Geré Feltus said at the Jan. 2 meeting. “There is a disconnect between what council sees as a very valuable asset to the city, and I don’t think we’ve been able to relay that very well.”

City staff has since presented information on projects at the airport at two meetings, including a Feb. 6 City Council work session and a Feb. 12 joint meeting of the McKinney City Council and McKinney ISD board of trustees.

Also on the agenda

Council members will also consider a rezoning request to allow for a multifamily residential development at the southeast corner of Wilmeth Road and Community Avenue, according to meeting documents.

Other items on the agenda include:
  • Two eminent domain requests, with one related to the Virginia and Throckmorton Streets Infrastructure Improvement project and the other related to a utility relocation project along SH 5
  • An agreement with engineering firm Garver for design and project administration of a taxilane project at McKinney National Airport
  • A resolution to adopt the city’s budget policy and guidelines for fiscal year 2024-25
  • A resolution to authorize a $980,600 contract with engineering consultant firm Freese & Nichols regarding updates to the city’s water and wastewater master plans as well as the utility impact fee project
At a work session meeting at 3 p.m. Feb. 20 prior to the regular meeting, council members will hear presentations on:
  • McKinney Police Department’s mental health initiative
  • McKinney Fire Department’s personnel and asset deployments
Get involved

Council will meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 20 at 222 N. Tennessee St. in McKinney. The meeting will be livestreamed for those unable to attend in person.

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