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Posted on: January 19, 2021

Stray Animal Intake List

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Call us at 214.509.4378 for more information on a specific animal. Proof of ownership is required before an animal is released to a claimant.

We understand our breed descriptions will not always match the breed description from a pet owner. If you do not s...

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Posted on: August 7, 2023

Adopt a new family member

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Visit our Petfinder page to see adoptable animals. If you think you've found your match, call 214.509.4378 to schedule a meeting at the shelter!

Animal Services News
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Shelter supplies needed!

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Consider a donation from our Amazon Wish List! Our top needs are dog food, cat food and laundry soap.

Animal Services News
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Stray Animal Intake List

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List is updated daily. Please call 214.509.4378 before coming to the shelter to claim an animal.

Animal Services News
Posted on: July 10, 2023

Send a secure donation with Donorbox

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Looking for a way to support Allen's animals in need? Send a secure donation using Donorbox! All money received is used to care for animals with special medical needs (surgeries, treatment, long-term care, etc.) as well as for special projects at the shel...

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Posted on: November 28, 2023

Court facility is closed on Friday, Dec. 1

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Allen Municipal Court is closed for business on Friday, Dec. 1 due to construction activities. Court staff is available by phone at 800.444.1187 and on the online portal during business hours. If you need to make a payment, you may use one of these method...

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City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: November 21, 2023

Donate toys for kids with ACO's North Pole Toy Drive

ACO's annual North Pole Toy Drive is now accepting donations! Drop off toys at participating locations and make the season special for children ages 0-16 in the community.

These City of Allen drop off locations will accept toy donations through Sa...

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City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: November 13, 2023

ACTV celebrates national and state awards, achieves 100k subscriber milestone

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ACTV, the government television station of the City of Allen, is proud to announce its remarkable achievements in 2023, including a significant milestone of reaching over 100,000 subscribers on the City’s official YouTube channel.

On Oct. 5, ACTV was honor...

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City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: November 16, 2023

Council Meeting Recap: New Councilmember appointed, election results canvassed

Allen City Council met on Tuesday, November 14. Read on for the highlights and approved projects. The full agenda and meeting video are available here.

Mary Vail-Grube appointed to Council Place No. 1

Allen City Council has appointed Mary Vail-Grube to temp...

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City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: November 8, 2023

There's No Place Like Allen for the holidays!

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String the lights and pass the hot cocoa—it’s holiday season in Allen! Hayrides, face painting and family memories await during these special events through December.

Be sure to follow us on Instagram and tag your magical holiday moment...

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City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: November 9, 2023

Allen recognized again as one of the nation's top 10 Digital Cities

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The Center for Digital Government survey recognizes cities utilizing innovative technology for better government. In 2023, Allen ranked 9th in its population category of 75,000-124,999.

Read the full story at Govtech.com City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: November 28, 2023

Christmas holiday hours: Dec. 24-26

City offices and facilities will close or modify hours for the Christmas holiday on Sunday, Dec. 24, Monday, Dec. 25 and Tuesday, Dec. 26. No trash/recycling collection on Monday, Dec. 25; trash collection slides to the next day for all routes.

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City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: November 8, 2023

Honoring Veterans Day in Allen

Veterans Day (Nov. 11) is an opportunity to honor America's military veterans and the sacrifices they have made in service of their country, community and loved ones. There are several Veterans Day events and places you can recognize and honor Ve...

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Posted on: July 28, 2023

Sunshine, rechargeable cars and Allen EDC help Allen outpace regional, state job growth

Allen reported 8.3% year-over-year job growth in late 2022, 2.4% higher than Dallas-Fort Worth and 3.3% higher than the state of Texas. The secret? A long-held strategy for attracting quality employers who provide high-paying jobs, invest in lasting infra...

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Economic Development
Posted on: July 18, 2023

High 5 Entertainment breaks ground at The Farm in Allen

Allen, Texas – (June 14, 2023) - Release courtesy JayRyCo Development and High 5 Austin-based High 5 Entertainment broke ground the week of June 14 on its new location at The Farm in Allen, a 135-acre mixed-use project at th...

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Economic Development
Posted on: July 11, 2023

AI technology and its impact on business

AI Technology and Its Impact on BusinessArtificial Intelligence, or AI, is quickly becoming one of the most important technologies in business today. From streamlining customer service to predicting consumer behaviors and trends, AI technology is changing...

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Economic Development
Posted on: June 20, 2023

Inbenta makes its home in Allen, with Melissa Solis at the helm

Inbenta, a conversational AI platform designed to optimize customer experience, announced its new headquarters at One Bethany West in Allen. The news follows a $40 million investment from Tritium Partners and the naming of Melissa Solis as Inbenta’s new C...

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Posted on: September 28, 2022

Allen earns highest possible bond rating

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City of Allen’s bond rating was upgraded to Aaa from Aa1, reflecting strong fiscal management and the steady growth of its tax base. The upgrade provides significant savings to Allen taxpayers by qualifying the City for lower interest rates.

Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded the City of Allen’s bond rating to Aaa from Aa1, reflecting its strong fiscal management and the steady growth of its tax base. The upgrade will provide significant savings to Allen taxpayers by q...

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Finance
Posted on: September 28, 2022

Allen earns Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

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City of Allen has earned the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 21st consecutive year. The award is given to local governments that excel in production of transparent annual financial reports.

City of Allen has earned the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the 21st consecutive year. The award, presented by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), is given to local governments that go beyond minimum r...

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Finance
Posted on: September 28, 2022

City earns Budget Presentation Award for FY2021-2022

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For the 23rd consecutive year, City of Allen was awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its Fiscal Year 2021-2022 budget document.

For the 23rd consecutive year, the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) awarded the City with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its Fiscal Year 2021-2022 budget document. The GFOA administers the only national awards program for go...

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Finance

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Posted on: August 9, 2021

Poison control resources from NCPC

One poison exposure is reported to U.S. poison control every 15 seconds. While children age 6 and younger make up a majority of cases, poisoning affects all ages. Do your part to reduce unnecessary ER visits by staying prepared.

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Posted on: May 18, 2021

Life safety and fire safety resources from NFPA

Safety and preparedness are important topics for the entire family. Browse a library full of educational tools and tips from National Fire Protection Association.

Fire Department
Posted on: July 7, 2022

Allen Fire Station 6: Project and Construction Updates

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AUGUST 2023 - Construction on Station 6 has made significant progress in the past several weeks. The shell of the building is complete, providing a sturdy and weather-resistant structure. Inside the station, the interior framing is now finished, giving sh...

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Posted on: November 13, 2023

Reading Wonderland: Winter Reading Challenge 2023

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Allen Public Library's Winter Reading challenge begins Monday, December 11!  

How to Participate

  • Visit the Library on December 11 or the Library's website for a reading log.  Logs will be available at 10 am.
  • Choose your ch...
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Library News
Posted on: November 26, 2023

Model Trains at Allen Public Library

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For ages 5+. The North Texas TTRAK Model Railroad Club is setting up model trains in the 1st floor Meeting Room!  Enjoy talking with local model train enthusiasts and watching the N Scale size (1:160) model trains ride around the tracks. &nbs...

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Posted on: November 18, 2023

Library Closing Early

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The Library will be closing at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 2 for the City of Allen's Annual Holly Jolly Celebration and Tree Lighting ceremony.  We will reopen Sunday, December 3 at 1 p.m.

Library News
Posted on: November 22, 2023

Road Closures Around Library for the Allen Rotary Christmas Parade

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The Library will be open on Sunday, Dec. 3, but streets and parking lots will be closed from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. for the annual Allen Rotary Christmas Parade.  The streets include St. Mary, Cedar Drive, Main Street, and Allen Drive.  An...

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Posted on: January 13, 2022

Pay a utility bill

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Pay for your water, sewer and trash/recycling service using one of four convenient options.

View payment options Online Services
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Adopt a pet

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Registration available online, by mail or in person. Documents and licensing fee required.

Learn about pet adoptions Online Services
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Pay a citation or court fine

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Need to handle a citation? Depending on your age and the type of offense alleged, you have four options for settling a citation or fine.

How to handle a citation Online Services
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Apply for a building permit

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Permits are required for many home projects including roof repairs, irrigation installation and fence replacement.

Get started in our CSS portal Online Services
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Apply for an alarm permit

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Before you proceed to our Alarm Permit Portal...

Have you obtained this alarm permit in the past or currently have an active permit on file? If so, you don't need to obtain a new alarm permit. Instead, open the Alarm Permit Portal and click on the...

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Posted on: January 13, 2022

Apply for a fire permit

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Apply for fire permits through the Allen Fire Marshal's Office. Application and documents must be submitted electronically. Request an inspection by calling 844.381.8759.

How to submit a fire permit application Online Services
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Send a service request or report an issue

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MyAllen is your tool for reporting service requests such as water leaks, missed trash/recycling, animal related issues, property maintenance and more. Available in App Store and Google Play.

Create an account and get started Online Services
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Find my trash/recycling collection day

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Trash is collected weekly on the day assigned to your neighborhood. Recycling is collected every two weeks. City of Allen contracts with Community Waste Disposal (CWD) to provide city trash collection, disposal and recycling services.

Find your collection day Online Services
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Make an open records request

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Make an open records request or search a variety of public records. Information is provided by the City Secretary’s Office in accordance with the Public Information Act.

Open a request or search documents Online Services
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Register as a City vendor

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Apply for all permits using Citizen Self Service (CSS). View our step-by-step guides to get started. If you have questions, call Building Services at 214.509.4130.

Get started in our CSS portal Online Services
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Register your pet

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Registration available online, by mail or in person at Allen Animal Services. Documents and licensing fee required.

Get started at PetData.com Online Services
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Request engineering record plans

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Requests for record drawings are accepted by email. Please provide a map outlining the area requested or detailed limits. Call the Engineering Department at 214.509.4582 if you have questions.

How to request Record Drawings Online Services
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Request the location of a utility line

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Whether you're planting a tree or building an office tower, you first must check the location of gas lines and other vital utilities. Visit Texas811.org or dial 811.

Click for info Online Services
Posted on: January 13, 2022

View our eBid system

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Check the status of bids that are open, closed, awarded and not awarded. You also can view active contracts.

Open our bid portal Online Services
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Schedule a video inspection

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Our Virtual Inspection Program is available for occupied residential homes once plans are filed and approved electronically.

Learn about video inspections Online Services
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Send an anonymous crime tip

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Send an anonymous tip directly to Allen Police Department using an online form. It's available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Send a crime tip Online Services
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Request City of Allen support for non-profit drives

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Request to have a City of Allen facility host a temporary drop-off site for your non-profit organization's donation drive.

Submit a request Online Services

News Flash

Posted on: November 17, 2023

New waterslide at Don Rodenbaugh Aquatics Center

Aquatics center waterslide installed 2023

The leisure pool area has a new waterslide to ride! This new addition will delight swimmers of all ages with twists, turns, fun sounds and colorful lighting.

Parks & Recreation - Completed Projects
Posted on: November 7, 2023

Restoration complete at Heritage Village

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Allen Heritage Village is completely restored and open for visits! The work included updates to new and existing structures as well as construction of a beautiful new pavilion.

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Posted on: June 28, 2023

New loop trail at Bethany Lakes Park

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The new loop adds 0.8 miles to the current concrete trail for a total of 1.13 miles. The new loop will accommodate two-way pedestrian and bicycle traffic and meets Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards to provide better accessibility for visitor...

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Posted on: December 1, 2021

Allen is planning its first public dog park!

Small dog happily running in a grassy field

The Bark Yard, Allen’s upcoming dog park, will begin construction in late summer 2023 after councilmembers approved a contract with Cole Construction, Inc.

The Bark Yard will be located at what was formerly Jupiter Park. Allen Community Developme...

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Posted on: November 30, 2023

Terrell Recreation Center Walk-Up Interviews: Friday, Dec. 8

Interview with Allen Parks and Recreation for a part-time position at the new Terrell Recreation Center! Walk-up interviews will be held from 8 a.m. to noon on Friday, Dec. 8 at The Courses at Watters Creek Pavilion (7201 Chase Oaks Blvd., Plano, TX 75025...

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Parks and Recreation News
Posted on: November 17, 2023

New year, new you…new recreation center!

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The Terrell Recreation Center will officially open its doors to Allen residents and locals in January 2024. Dates for the grand opening and charter member early access will be announced in the coming weeks.

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Parks and Recreation News
Posted on: September 22, 2023

Registration is open for the Holly Jolly 5K & Fun Run!

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Registration is OPEN for this year's Holly Jolly 5K & Fun Run happening on Saturday, Dec. 2! Runners and walkers can choose to participate in a timed 5K, untimed 5K, or noncompetitive fun run for all ages. Register now

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Parks and Recreation News
Posted on: November 28, 2023

Christmas holiday hours: Dec. 24-26

Parks & Recreation facilities will close or modify hours for the Christmas holiday on Sunday, Dec. 24, Monday, Dec. 25 and Tuesday, Dec. 26. Visit LifeinAllen.org/Holidays.

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Parks and Recreation News

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Posted on: September 18, 2023

Call to request CRASE training from an Allen PD instructor

Allen Police offers a CRASE curriculum (Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events) to teach participants how to react during an Active Attack Event. To request a 45-minute CRASE course taught by one of our instructors, call 214.971.3422.

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

Urban wildlife in Allen

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Bobcats, coyotes and other urban wildlife are present throughout North Texas, including here in Allen. However, seeing these animals in your neighborhood can be unnerving. Read on for the top questions about urban wildlife, including ways to protect your ...

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Posted on: September 22, 2023

Closed captioning standards coming to TVs at City facilities

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SEPT. 12, 2023 - A new resolution approved by councilmembers will ensure the use of closed captioning on public-facing TVs at City facilities. 

The resolution reaffirms the City of Allen’s commitment to reducing accessibility barriers at city faci...

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Strategic Plan | Engaged and connected Allen community
Posted on: July 18, 2023

Council receives bond process update

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JULY 11, 2023 - City Council heard another status update for a potential bond election by the Bond Steering Committee and members of city management.

The presentation was made during the council workshop before the Council meeting. City Council is expected...

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Strategic Plan | Engaged and connected Allen community
Posted on: September 29, 2022

Construction contract approved for new loop trail at Bethany Lakes Park

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SEPT. 13, 2022 - Trail enthusiasts soon can enjoy a new loop trail in Allen. City Council approved a $522,362 construction contract for a new loop trail at Bethany Lakes Park. The park is also home to Joe Farmer Recreation Center, the Allen Veterans Memor...

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Strategic Plan | Engaged and connected Allen community
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Council forms Community Engagement Advisory Board

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JULY 12, 2022 - Allen City Council approved the creation of a Community Engagement Advisory Board during the July 12 council meeting. The creation of this new Board was recommended by the Ad Hoc Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

The Community E...

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Strategic Plan | Engaged and connected Allen community
Posted on: April 29, 2022

Honoring Hometown Generosity

Keep Allen Beautiful employee Josue Diaz sorts through donated bags of shoes and clothing

APRIL 28, 2022 - Three Allen elementary schools were honored during the April 26 Council Meeting for their efforts collecting shoes for children and families in need.  

Soles4Souls’ annual Reuse-A-Shoe program collects unwanted ...

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Strategic Plan | Engaged and connected Allen community
Posted on: April 13, 2022

Working together on a vision for downtown

Community members sit at a discussion table during a downtown visioning workshop

APRIL 1, 2022 - Allen’s Downtown Steering Committee (DSC) saw great community participation in Phase 2 of downtown revitalization visioning. The committee held workshops, surveys and pop-up events which collected input from over 1,550 residents and more t...

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Strategic Plan | Engaged and connected Allen community
Posted on: November 11, 2021

“Better together”: Ad hoc committee presents findings, recommendations for full community engagement

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NOV. 11, 2021 - A committee formed by Allen City Council has identified key ways to make Allen more welcoming and engaging to people of all backgrounds.

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) Ad Hoc Committee presented their final report to Allen C...

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Strategic Plan | Engaged and connected Allen community
Posted on: May 14, 2021

Cultural programming goes virtual at Allen Public Library

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MAY 14, 2021 -  Allen Public Library brought treasured cultural programming to residents in a new way during the COVID-19 pandemic.

When live programs in the Civic Auditorium were interrupted, On Stage @ APL offered virtual concerts, author discus...

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Strategic Plan | Engaged and connected Allen community
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Allen adopts diversity, equity and inclusion policy

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APRIL 16, 2021 - A new committee formed by Allen City Council will spend the next several months exploring ways to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in Allen.

During the April 13 meeting, Allen City Council voted unanimously to adopt...

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Strategic Plan | Engaged and connected Allen community

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Posted on: November 20, 2023

New provider for on-demand transportation program

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NOV. 14, 2023 - Allen City Council has approved a new agreement with Denton County Transit Authority (DCTA) to provide on-demand transportation services to Allen residents who are age 65+ or have a disability.

This service has been available to Allen resid...

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Strategic Plan | Financially sound and transparent government
Posted on: October 27, 2023

Northbound Chelsea Boulevard to receive additional lanes

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OCT. 24, 2023 - Planning for the expansion of the northbound lanes of Chelsea Boulevard is set to begin after City Council’s approval. 

Council approved $210,075 for the design of the roadway during the Oct. 24 meeting. Total project cost is proje...

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Strategic Plan | Financially sound and transparent government
Posted on: October 9, 2023

New traffic signal coming to Ridgeview/Chelsea intersection

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SEPT. 26, 2023 - A new set of traffic signal equipment has been purchased for the Ridgeview Drive and Chelsea Boulevard intersection.

The purchase includes standardized specific types and brands of signal equipment, such as the emergency vehicle detection,...

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Strategic Plan | Financially sound and transparent government
Posted on: October 9, 2023

Adjustments made to waste service fees, water and sewer rates

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SEPT. 26, 2023 - City Council has approved changes to the rates and fees for commercial and residential solid waste, recycling and household hazardous waste (HHW) services. 

The rate adjustment is an increase of $1 per month, which brings the tota...

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Strategic Plan | Financially sound and transparent government
Posted on: September 22, 2023

City invests in data backup and disaster recovery system

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SEPT. 12, 2023 - The City of Allen’s data is even more protected after securing a three-year maintenance deal on a resilient data backup and disaster recovery platform.  

This platform not only better protects important data and files he...

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Strategic Plan | Financially sound and transparent government
Posted on: September 22, 2023

New traffic signal equipment coming to several Allen intersections

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SEPT. 12, 2023 - A grant from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will help fund new traffic signal equipment for several intersections across the city.

Intersection upgrades will include an audible crosswalk push button system, vehicle detectio...

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Posted on: September 22, 2023

City budget, tax rate approved for fiscal year 2023-2024

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SEPT. 12, 2023 - Allen residents will continue enjoying one of the lowest tax rates among large Texas cities following the approval of the Fiscal Year 2023-2024 tax rate and city budget. Read the full story

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Posted on: August 11, 2023

TxDOT to reimburse City for traffic signal improvements

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AUG. 8, 2023 - As part of the Highway Safety Improvement Program, the City of Allen will receive reimbursement from the Texas Department of Transportation traffic signal improvements at several major intersections in Allen.

The signal improvements will inc...

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Posted on: August 11, 2023

City of Allen and Town of Fairview partner on manhole and sewer repair project

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AUG. 8, 2023 - The City of Allen and the Town of Fairview have entered an interlocal funding agreement to repair deteriorating manhole structures along US 75 near the Village at Allen.

The manhole structures that need repair are part of a sewer line that r...

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Posted on: August 11, 2023

Contract issued for phase 1 of bridge repair project

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AUG. 8, 2023 - After a routine inspection of Allen’s bridges and bridge class culverts, it was determined that several locations that need minor repairs.

Most structures have a satisfactory condition rating, which does not require immediate atten...

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Posted on: August 11, 2023

Bond Election called for Nov. 7, 2023

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AUG. 8, 2023 - City Councilmembers called for a General Obligation Bond Election to take place on Tuesday, Nov. 7. The bond election will be composed of five separate propositions, each of which were determined based on community planning and feedback at ...

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Posted on: August 11, 2023

Council sets public hearing date for City Budget and Tax Rate, receives proposed 2024-2028 CIP

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AUG. 8, 2023 - With the City of Allen’s 2023-2024 Fiscal Year set to begin October 1, public hearings for the City’s proposed budget and tax rate have been set for September 12.

The proposed tax rate of $0.4205 is a "not to exceed&...

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Posted on: August 11, 2023

Ridgeview Drive segment to be expanded ahead of SH 121 development

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AUG. 8, 2023 - The section of Ridgeview Drive from US 75 to Chelsea Boulevard will soon have additional lanes to prepare for the area’s upcoming development.

This expanded section of Ridgeview Drive will serve as a key connection point to the lar...

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Posted on: July 18, 2023

Council approves cost-saving joint funding plan for Ridgeview Drive construction

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JULY 11, 2023 - A new interlocal agreement has been approved by City Council, allowing the use of Collin County funds for the construction of Ridgeview Drive from Chelsea Boulevard to US 75.

In 2018, Collin County set aside bond funds for transportation pr...

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Posted on: July 18, 2023

Building permit and land development fees updated

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JULY 11, 2023 - Fees for building permits and land development requests have received their first major update since 2012. These updated fees are intended to offset a portion of the cost of processing these requests and providing this service. See updated...

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Posted on: April 17, 2023

Allen Gateway Project second phase approved, requires no City funds

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APRIL 11, 2023 - Allen Gateway Project’s second phase will soon begin, bringing landscaping and pedestrian improvements.

The second phase of this project includes enhanced landscaping, an illuminated pedestrian fence on the overpass and a...

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Posted on: April 17, 2023

New homestead exemption approved for Allen homeowners

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APRIL 11, 2023 - Allen homeowners will benefit from a new exemption to their City property taxes. During the April 11 meeting, Allen City Council approved a 5% homestead exemption. The exemption will deduct 5% from appraised home values when calculating t...

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Posted on: April 5, 2023

Annual independent audit returns clean audit for City finances

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MARCH 14, 2023 - An independent audit of the City’s finances and account groups gave the City of Allen a clean audit, finding no issues or items of concern regarding accounting control structure.

This annual audit leads to the creation and presentation of ...

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Posted on: April 5, 2023

New water disinfection system helps keep Allen water clean

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MARCH 14, 2023 - Councilmembers approved the purchase of two new water disinfection systems to be installed at the Bethany and Rowlett water towers. These systems will ensure that disinfectant levels stay at the appropriate level from storage tank to kitc...

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Posted on: April 5, 2023

City Council launches 2023 bond process by appointing steering committee

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MARCH 14, 2023 - In preparation for a public bond election expected to be held in November 2023, Allen City Council appointed six members to a bond steering committee during the March 14 council meeting. This process, which typically takes place every 5-7...

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Posted on: January 25, 2023

Allen awarded advance TxDOT funding for intersection safety improvements and landscaping

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DEC. 13, 2022 - The City of Allen is a recipient of a Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Grant through the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). This grant program is designed to improve safety and reduce traffic fatalities and serious injuri...

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Posted on: January 25, 2023

Roof replacement for several City facilities approved

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NOV. 8, 2022 - City council has approved the replacement of three city facility roofs.

In 2021, 36 city facilities were inspected to ensure their roofs were in good condition. After inspecting all facilities, Allen Police Headquarters, Allen Senior Recreat...

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Posted on: January 25, 2023

Water mains in Timbercreek and Allenwood to be replaced

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NOV. 8, 2022 - City council approved a contract for the design of replacement water mains in the Timbercreek and Allenwood neighborhoods for $384,900. These water mains were determined to have exceeded their life expectancy and repeated maintenance demand...

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Posted on: October 31, 2022

Rowlett Water Tower and Custer Ground water tank to be repainted

Rowlett water tower

OCT. 25, 2022 - The Rowlett Water Tower and Custer Ground #2 water storage tank will soon receive new exterior paint and minor repairs.

Every year, water towers and water storage tanks must be inspected to ensure safety and proper conditions. This year, an...

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Posted on: October 24, 2022

Intersection improvements to be co-funded by HEB

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OCT. 11, 2022 - City Councilmembers approved a partnership agreement with grocery store chain HEB to expand the intersection of Exchange Parkway and Greenville Avenue.

Anticipating traffic growth in the area due to the new store and future area growth, the...

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Posted on: October 24, 2022

New emergency generators to be installed at Allen fire stations

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OCT. 11, 2022 - Allen Fire Stations 3 and 4 will receive new emergency generators, thanks to a new contract awarded by City Council.

To continue operating in some emergency situations, fire stations are equipped with emergency generators. While all Allen F...

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Posted on: October 7, 2022

New board members appointed

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SEPT. 27, 2022 - City Council appointed new and returning community volunteers to fill 15 open positions on City boards, commissions and committees. The Council Nominating Committee interviewed a total of 62 candidates to fill these positions.

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Posted on: October 7, 2022

Fee changes for utility services approved

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SEPT. 27, 2022 - Customers who pay for water, sewer and trash/recycling services through the City of Allen will see slightly higher rates for services used on Oct. 1, 2022 and beyond.

The changes were approved by Allen City Council to reflect rising costs ...

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Posted on: September 29, 2022

Allen approves annual contract for City-owned streetlight maintenance

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SEPT. 13, 2022 - City of Allen will enter an annual contract with Standard Utility Construction, Inc., for maintenance of City-owned streetlights in an amount not to exceed $325,000. This replaces the City’s current maintenance contract which ha...

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Posted on: September 29, 2022

Budget, tax rate approved for Fiscal Year 2022-2023

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SEPT. 13, 2022 - Following a public hearing and council discussion, councilmembers approved the 2022-2023 City budget and tax rate. The council voted to approve a ($302,652,181) budget for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 and approved a tax rate of $0.4212 per $100 ...

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Posted on: August 17, 2022

Aging sewer lines to be replaced

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AUG. 9, 2022 - Forty-year-old sanitary sewer lines in and along Heritage Parkway and Allen Heights will soon be replaced.

During the Aug. 9 meeting, Allen City Council approved a $606,400 sanitary sewer project in order to replace deteriorating sewer lines...

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Posted on: August 16, 2022

City will install four new traffic signals in the next year

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AUG. 9, 2022 - City Council approved a $1,450,381 construction agreement for three new traffic signals at the following intersections:

  • Bethany Drive at Racetrac Driveway (west of Greenville Avenue)
  • Stacy Road and Curtis Lane
  • Angel Parkway and Malone Road

To s...

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Posted on: August 16, 2022

Public hearing dates set for 2022-2023 budget, tax rate

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Allen City Council voted to set the date of public hearings for the 2022-2023 annual City of Allen budget and tax rate. The proposed public hearing date is Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022.

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The budget decreases the City’s tax rate to $0.429,...

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Membership, rental fee changes coming in 2023

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JULY 26, 2022Allen Parks and Recreation will introduce new membership fees and added member benefits following the approval of a new fee and rate structure by Allen City Council.

Beginning Jan. 1, 2023, members who join or renew their membershi...

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Allen receives $2 million TxDOT grant for highway safety improvements

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JULY 26, 2022 - City of Allen was awarded a $2 million grant through the Highway Safety Improvement Program from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). The funding is intended to enhance safety at key intersections. Most notably, the grant includ...

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Architects to begin detail designs for Allen Public Library expansion

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JULY 26, 2022 - Plans to expand Allen Public Library are moving forward. City Council approved a $949,297 contract with Hidell and Associates Architects to develop schematic and detail designs and prepare construction documents.

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Smart Water Meters slated for delivery this fall

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JULY 12, 2022 - The citywide installation of Smart Water Meters is on track to begin in October, offering customers consistent 30-day billing periods, hourly water use data, automatic leak alerts and other features.

Allen City Council approved the purchase...

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Sloan Creek Waterline approved for $4,648,570

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MAY 27, 2022 - In October 2020, Council approved an agreement for the design of a 24-inch potable water line from Allen Commerce Drive to Ridgeview Drive. In preparation for the eventual development located at SH 121 and US 75, it’s important to...

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Streets and alley rehab approved for $1,932,009

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MAY 27, 2022 - The City will remove and replace concrete panels on approximately 270 yards of alleys and 11,300 yards of roads in various locations throughout Allen. This reinvestment in our streets and alleys is larger than in years past and was approved...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Allen Finance Department recognized with national award

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APRIL 28, 2022 - City of Allen continues its winning streak! The Government Financial Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded the City of Allen the award for Outstanding Achievement for the Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) and the Certificate of Ach...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Manhole rehabilitation project approved for $851,314

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APRIL 28, 2022 - Council approved a $851,314 agreement to rehabilitate 41 manholes located at Village at Allen and the Watters Creek shopping area. Deterioration of these structures is taking place due to hydrogen sulfide gas buildup in the sewer line sys...

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

Bond issuance approved for $25.5M in improvements to City services

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APRIL 15, 2022 - City Council approved a $25,521,00 bond issuance to be used for improvements to the City’s park system, transportation infrastructure, and library and fire services. These funds were authorized by Allen voters in the 2016 Genera...

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

City of Allen approves Meet and Confer agreement with Allen Firefighters Association

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FEB. 11, 2022 - In 2019, Allen City Council voted on a petition to have the Allen Firefighters Association (AFA) recognized as the sole and exclusive bargaining agent for the members of Allen Fire Department. The petition authorized staff to proceed with ...

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

Maintenance, upkeep projects approved

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JAN. 11, 2022 - Councilmembers authorized the City Manager to move forward with contracts for City facility HVAC maintenance and repair in the amount of $450,000. In addition, the City will purchase a data backup and disaster recovery platform for its dat...

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Posted on: December 29, 2021

Council reviews success of the CDBG Program’s 2020-2021 activities

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DEC. 28, 2021 - City Council adopted the 2020-2021 Comprehensive Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), recognizing its accomplishments from the past year.

The CDBG is a federally funded, form...

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Posted on: June 11, 2021

Stable economy, strong management earns Allen highest possible bond rating

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 A stable economy, strong fiscal management and above-average resident incomes helped the City of Allen maintain the best possible bond ratings from both Moody’s Investor Services and S&P Global Ratings. 

For municipalities, the pract...

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

Purchasing process saves Allen $9.6 million

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MARCH 29, 2021 - For the twentieth consecutive year, the City of Allen has earned top marks for its efforts to save money and make ethical choices in its purchasing processes.

The Purchasing Division is responsible for acquiring goods and services...

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Posted on: March 31, 2021

Allen wins prestigious government finance award

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MARCH 31, 2021 - The City of Allen has continued its winning streak, earning a prestigious national finance award for the 21st year in a row. The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) awarded the city with the Certificate of Achievement in Excell...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

New Chief Financial Officer hired

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APRIL 29, 2021 - The City of Allen has hired Pete Phillis, an accomplished financial manager with more than 28 years of experience, to lead the City’s finance department. Phillis has extensive experience in local government, including a long tenure in the...

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News Flash

Posted on: April 5, 2023

City data infrastructure upgrade

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MARCH 14, 2023 - Three new server nodes will soon be supporting city department needs and bringing faster and more reliable connectivity to the city’s network.

These three advanced server nodes will be replacing five outdated server nodes in the city’s dat...

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Posted on: January 25, 2023

Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium to receive new indoor water slide

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DEC. 13, 2022 - A new water slide is coming to Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium with Council approval of the $596,070 expense funding by the Community Development Corporation.

The current water slide is over 20 years and one of the oldest water slides in DFW. The...

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Posted on: November 15, 2022

Allen named 2022 Digital Cities Survey winner for innovative use of technology, engagement

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NOV. 15, 2022 - The Center for Digital Government (CDG) named Allen a winner of the 2022 Digital Cities Survey. The Survey recognizes cities using technology to tackle social challenges, enhance services and strengthen cybersecurity.

Allen ranked third in ...

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Posted on: October 24, 2022

New contract awarded for street and sidewalk repair

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OCT. 11, 2022 - City Council awarded a new one-year contract for street and sidewalk repair to KT Contracting Concrete Series, LLC.

This contract allows for continued work on City sidewalk replacements under the residential cost-shared sidewalk program, on...

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

City of Allen agrees to purchase portion of Molsen Farm property from Allen ISD

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JULY 26, 2022 - A property once home to one of Allen’s last working farms will now be fully owned and cared for by Allen Parks and Recreation.

A 16-acre portion of the Molsen Farm property was purchased in 2016 by Allen Independent School Distric...

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Posted on: July 12, 2022

New playground shade structures planned for three Allen parks

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JULY 12, 2022 - New playground shade structures are coming to Orchards Park and Spirit Park, including a replacement of the spectator shade at Allen Station Park. City Council approved a $311,696 agreement for the shade structures during their July 12 Cou...

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Posted on: May 31, 2022

Council approves 7% CPI rate increase for CWD commercial customers

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MAY 27, 2022 - Council unanimously approved a 7% increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for CWD, the City’s contracted trash and recycling provider. The CPI is what the City pays to CWD, not what residents pay to the City. Residential waste ...

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, special recognition for Georgina Flores

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APRIL 15, 2022 - In honor of the diligence and professionalism displayed by Allen’s public safety communicators, Mayor Fulk proclaimed April 10-16, 2022 as Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. During the presentation, Communications Manager Shellie Taylo...

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

Animal Shelter Advisory Board gives annual report

Mayor Fulk pictured with members of Allen Animal Services staff

APRIL 15, 2022 - Allen Animal Shelter welcomed two new programs in 2021. At the facility’s first Open House, staff educated the community on responsible pet ownership and provided shelter animals some social time and physical activity. The shelter also pa...

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Posted on: April 5, 2022

Marketing staff bring home statewide awards

City of Allen marketing team members pictured with their TRAPS Award for the Discover LIFE in Allen

FEB. 25, 2022 - Allen Parks and Recreation received one local and several state level recognitions this month, including three separate awards for an individual staff member and one statewide award.

Volunteer Training Coordinator Tori Thibodeaux, BSRA, CTR...

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

Streets, alleys to be assessed Citywide

Photo of the laser-equipped van to be contracted for street assessments in Allen

JAN. 11, 2022 - A laser-equipped van will travel more than 660 miles of Allen streets and alleys to evaluate road conditions and help prioritize future repairs. The process is part of a citywide pavement assessment approved by Allen City Council during th...

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Posted on: May 28, 2021

VIDEO: Vactor trucks, grease traps, water tests – oh my!

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MAY 21, 2021 - The City of Allen celebrated Public Works Week by highlighting three crews who protect Allen’s waterways, pipes and drinking water. Get to know these valued employees in a new series, Allen at Work.

Vactor Truck | Jason Helmick and ...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

VIDEO: 2020 Excellence in PRIDE Winners announced

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APRIL 16, 2021 - Five City employees were honored for their exceptional service in Allen's annual appreciation awards.

  • Silvana Best, Special Events Coordinator (Allen Parks & Recreation)
  • Johnny San Martin, Building Maintenance (Communi...
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Posted on: April 5, 2022

Contracts approved for smart water meter infrastructure

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DEC. 16, 2021 - A citywide transition to smart water meters will begin next summer following a series of unanimous votes by Allen City Council. The new system will offer multiple benefits to customers, including near real-time water use information, equal...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

VIDEO: Allen Fire Department administers final COVID-19 shot

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MAY 6, 2021 - Allen Fire Department ended COVID-19 vaccine hub operations after vaccinating more than 50,000 individuals and administering nearly 100,000 shots. The drive-through vaccine site at Eagle Stadium began operation in late January to he...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

Allen Police Department recaps first year using SPIDRTech software

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FEBRUARY 25, 2021 - Allen Police Department (APD) gave its first-year review of SPIDRTech, a new software that enhances communication between Allen Police Department and the people they serve.

Deputy Chief Ken Myers presented the review to City Co...

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News Flash

Posted on: November 20, 2023

Community Enhancement presents annual report

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NOV. 14, 2023 - More than a hundred Allen residents received rent/utility assistance and help with urgent repairs thanks to a federally-funded grant administered by the City of Allen.

The Community Development Block Grant is a federally funded program oper...

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Posted on: November 20, 2023

City purchases new cybersecurity services

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NOV. 14, 2023 - The City organization’s cybersecurity just got an upgrade after Council approved the purchase of a new cybersecurity software subscription. This subscription is included in the IT Department’s annual budget for a total ...

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Posted on: November 20, 2023

Repairs coming to sewer line over Cottonwood Creek

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NOV. 14, 2023 - A 50-year-old sewer line crossing Cottonwood Creek will soon be repaired. Over the past several decades, the line has developed small cracks and holes that need more permanent repair. $350,000 from the Water and Sewer Fund annual budget ha...

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Posted on: October 27, 2023

Allen eliminates citywide juvenile curfew

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OCT. 10, 2023 - City Council has eliminated the City’s juvenile curfew ordinance. This change conforms to the updated State of Texas code that prohibits municipalities from enforcing ordinances that impose curfews on persons younger than 18 year...

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Posted on: October 9, 2023

Allen Fire Department acquires new training software

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SEPT. 26, 2023 - A new virtual fire training software has been purchased by Allen Fire Department. This new software simulates fire emergencies and includes the development of virtual urban living structures, an office/warehouse structure and will integra...

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Posted on: September 22, 2023

Council approves TxDOT funding agreement for Rowlett Trail sections, trailhead at Molsen Farm

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SEPT. 12, 2023 - A new funding agreement with TxDOT has been approved, allowing federal grant funds to help pay for the construction of the north and south segments of Rowlett Trail. 

A total of $3.2 million in grant funds will be used for this pr...

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Posted on: September 22, 2023

New playground, shade structure coming to Country Meadows Park

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SEPT. 12, 2023 - The Country Meadows Park playground will soon be replaced with a new play structure. At the same time the new play structure is being installed, a new shade structure will also be added to the playground.

The current playground was constru...

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Posted on: July 18, 2023

Multi-Family Licensing and Inspection Program updates fees

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JULY 11, 2023 - The Multi-Family Licensing and Inspection Program ensures the health, safety and high-quality living of occupants of apartment complexes and the general public through inspections and proper licensing.

During the past year of the program&am...

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Posted on: July 18, 2023

Upcoming trail segment to connect Allen and Plano trail systems

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JULY 11, 2023 - A contract for the design of the southern extension of Watters Trail has been approved. This trail segment will connect the hike and bike path to existing Plano trails and Allen’s future Rowlett Trail.

Watters Trail currently ends...

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Posted on: July 18, 2023

Construction contract for Allen’s dog park approved

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JUNE 11, 2023 - The Bark Yard, Allen’s upcoming dog park, will soon begin construction after councilmembers approved a contract with Cole Construction, Inc.

Construction of the park will be paid for using Community Development Corporation (CDC) f...

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Posted on: March 27, 2023

Sidewalk Maintenance Ordinance now includes needs-based program

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FEB. 28, 2023 - City Council approved new amendments to Allen’s Sidewalk Maintenance Ordinance that includes a new financial assistance program for qualifying Allen homeowners.

The ordinance splits the cost of neighborhood sidewalk repair 50/50 between app...

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Posted on: January 25, 2023

Fitness equipment and food service equipment secured for Stephen G. Terrell Recreation Center

Digital rendering of future Stephen G Terrell Recreation Center

DEC. 13, 2022 - Stephen G. Terrell Recreation Center (STRC) is another step closer to completion with funding approved for fitness and food service equipment.

Team Marathon Fitness and Advanced Exercise were selected to provide STRC fitness equipment at a ...

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Posted on: January 25, 2023

New fiber platform contract and new fiber lines to be installed at STRC and Fire Station 6

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DEC. 13. 2022 - The City will add two new leased fiber lines to serve Stephen G. Terrell Recreation Center (STRC) and Fire Station 6 with Council’s approval of a new ten-year contract with Unite Private Network (UPN).

Seven City facilities were upgraded wi...

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Posted on: January 25, 2023

Allen Police and Fire Departments to receive new public safety equipment

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NOV. 8, 2022 - City Council has approved the purchase of several new pieces of public safety equipment.

Allen’s Police and Fire fleet will soon receive new vehicle routers and antennas, which will provide integrated GPS systems to help dispatchers improve ...

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Posted on: October 7, 2022

Allen Parks and Recreation wins $4 million grant for trail planning

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DEC. 14, 2022 - On December 8, Allen Parks and Recreation was awarded a $4 million grant to help fund its work connecting Rowlett Trail to the regional trail system.

Every other year, the North Central Texas Council of Governments offers the Transportation...

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Posted on: October 7, 2022

Council approves Parks and Recreation, and Open Space Master Plan

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SEPT. 27, 2022 - City Council approved a new Master Plan that will serve as a guide for future parks and recreation planning in Allen. The 2021-2031 Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan was developed by Allen Parks and Recreation, in conjunction w...

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Allen approves lease agreement for new body-worn cameras

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JULY 12, 2022 - Allen Police Department will enter a five-year agreement with Motorola Solutions to lease 162 body-worn cameras, including associated equipment and services, in the amount of $596,888.

The department purchased new body-worn cameras in 2017....

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

Allen adopts 2021 International Building Codes

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JUNE 14, 2022 - Every three years, the International Code Council (ICC) publishes a new set of building codes which provide the minimum standards for safe construction. City of Allen currently operates under the 2018 version of these Codes. This week City...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

Council votes to continue curfew for juveniles ages 10 to 16

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JUNE 17, 2022 - City Council held a public hearing and vote to continue the existing juvenile curfew in Allen for kids ages 10 through 16. The curfew was originally established in 2007 and must be reviewed every three years, in accordance with state law. ...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Rolling Hills Park moves forward with planned upgrades and expansion

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MAY 13, 2022 - Council approved a contract with Cole Construction, Inc., for the renovation of Rolling Hills Park in the amount of $1,766,267. The existing park property combined with the purchased park property will transform Rolling Hills Park into over...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

New cardio equipment coming to Allen recreation centers

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MAY 11, 2022 - Allen recreation facilities soon will replace the existing cardio fitness equipment. Approved by Allen CDC and City Council, the new purchases will focus on ellipticals, upright bikes and recumbent bikes at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium and Joe...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Contract awarded for construction of Fire Station 6

Digital rendering of the exterior front of future Fire Station 6

MAY 11, 2022 - Council approved a construction contract for Fire Station 6 in the amount of $11,247,190, not to exceed $14,974,976. Funds are sourced from $9.945 million approved by Allen voters during the 2016 bond election. Located at Ridgeview Drive an...

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Posted on: April 5, 2022

Parks and Open Space Master Plan update

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FEB. 25, 2022 - During the City Council Workshop, Allen Parks and Recreation Director Kate Meacham provided an update to councilmembers on the Parks and Open Space Master Plan. This document is built on community input to help staff identify and address t...

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Posted on: April 5, 2022

Secure parking features approved for Allen Police Headquarters

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FEB. 25, 2022 - Council members approved a $600K construction agreement to install parking lot walls and fencing at Allen Police Department (APD) Headquarters.

The design creates increased security for employees while maintaining public access and parking....

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

Council approves Inclusive Improvements for Bethany Lakes Park

Digital rendering of new inclusive play structure improvements planned for Bethany Lakes Park

FEB. 11, 2022 - Allen City Council approved inclusive improvements for the play equipment at Bethany Lakes Park.

Recent movement within the playground industry has focused on all-inclusive and adaptive play amenities for individuals of all abilities. While...

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Posted on: October 15, 2020

New renderings of Terrell Recreation Center revealed

Artist rendering of modern recreation facility with glass rotunda and wide welcome deck

OCTOBER 15, 2020 - Allen Parks & Recreation is sharing a glimpse inside the future Stephen G. Terrell Recreation Center.

Parks & Recreation Director Kate Meacham revealed new interior renderings from BRS Architects during the October 13 Ci...

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

VIDEO: Allen City Television debuts "Project LIFE"

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APRIL 29, 2021 - A new, monthly video series highlights projects and updates from Allen's Parks and Recreation Department.

In this month's episode of Project LIFE, learn about:

  • Ridgeview Trail project
  • New cricket pitch
  • Spirit Park
  • Weed sprayi...
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Posted on: February 3, 2021

Find your way with new trail signs!

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FEBRUARY 3, 2021 - Allen Parks Foundation unboxed 22 new trail signs to be placed at trail intersections this month. The 6-foot monuments and wayfinding sign placards are planned at every trail intersection. They designate major trail names with color cod...

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Posted on: December 14, 2020

Allen named #2 safest large city in Texas

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DECEMBER 14, 2020 - New rankings from AdvisorSmith examined crime reports published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to understand which cities in Texas have the lowest levels of reported crime on a per capita basis.

Allen was one of 39 larg...

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News Flash

Posted on: September 22, 2023

City's Comprehensive Plan to be updated

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SEPT. 12, 2023 - The City of Allen’s Comprehensive Plan will soon be updated to ensure it remains relevant to Allen’s growing population.  

Comprehensive plans help communities plan for the future by establishing long-term goals and predicting fut...

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Posted on: September 22, 2023

Dallas Sidekicks return to Allen for 2023-2024 season

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SEPT. 12, 2023 - The Dallas Sidekicks indoor soccer team will play all home games at Credit Union of Texas Event Center for the 2023-2024 season after City Council approved a new one-year license agreement with the team. See the Dallas Sidekicks&...

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Posted on: July 11, 2023

Zoning changes to bring pickleball courts to Armor Brewing

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JUNE 27, 2023 - The construction of Armor Brewing Company in Allen is moving along, now planned to include two outdoor pickleball courts.

Since this location is in a light industrial zoning district, this zoning change needed to be presented to Council – w...

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Posted on: April 17, 2023

Sloan Corners development eligible for receive tax reinvestment

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APRIL 11, 2023 - One of the largest vacant properties in Allen now qualifies for additional support as it transforms from hayfields to a regional employment hub.

Located on the southwest corner of US-75 and SH-121, Sloan Corners is expected to add more tha...

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Posted on: April 5, 2023

Public art installations coming to Stephen G. Terrell Community Park

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MARCH 14, 2023 - An artist has been chosen to create and install public art at the upcoming Stephen G. Terrell Recreation Center and Community Park.

Sculptural artist Joshua Wiener will create a series of playful and imaginative sculptures inspired by his ...

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Posted on: March 27, 2023

Zoning changes allow for new office and warehouse buildings

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FEB. 28, 2023 - A new office and warehouse center will soon be built along Greenville Avenue thanks to newly approved zoning changes.

The center will include over 100,000 square feet of office and warehouse space and will be located at the southeast corner...

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Posted on: January 25, 2023

Self-storage facility and office to be built at US 75 and Curtis Lane

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DEC. 13, 2022 - City Council approved a planned development on the northwest corner of US 75 and Curtis Lane that will include a three-story self-storage and office building.

The property owner, Montfort Capital, met with residents of the nearby neighborho...

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Posted on: January 25, 2023

New commerce center coming to 121 corridor

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DEC. 13, 2022 - Councilmembers approved plans to construct two warehouse/distribution buildings at the corner of SH 121 and North Watters Road (immediately west of Life Time Fitness). Zoning for this portion of land was amended to allow for warehouse/dist...

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Posted on: January 19, 2023

New board formed to help guide Downtown Allen revitalization

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JAN. 10, 2023 - In addition to the new Downtown District zoning, City Council approved the formation of the Downtown Design Review Board. This new seven-member citizen board will hear, review, recommend and determine matters related to the Downtown Distri...

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Posted on: January 19, 2023

City Council takes next step in revitalizing Downtown by adjusting the area’s Land Development Code

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JAN. 10, 2023 - The area formerly known as the Central Business District has now been rezoned and renamed the Downtown District, after City Council approved several amendments to the Allen Land Development Code.

More than a simple name change, this new red...

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Posted on: October 31, 2022

Allen Heritage Village improvements

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OCT. 25, 2022 - Councilmembers approved contracts for construction improvements and a new pavilion at Allen Heritage Village.

Since the late 1990s, Allen Heritage Village has undergone multiple phases of development and renovation. The final phase of devel...

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Strategic Plan | Vibrant community with lively destinations and successful commercial centers
Posted on: October 31, 2022

Allen Economic Development Corporation’s lifetime progress report

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OCT. 25, 2022 - An independent report of Allen Economic Development Corporation’s (EDC) lifetime progress was presented to councilmembers during the October 25 meeting.

This report was given by Insight Research Corporation, who regularly conducts this rese...

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Posted on: October 7, 2022

Pickleball, putt-putt, bowling and more headed to The Farm at Allen

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SEPT. 27, 2022 - Two big names in entertainment are coming to The Farm at Allen, a 135-acre mixed-used development being built at the intersection of State Highway 121 and Alma Drive.

High 5 is a family-friendly entertainment venue with a...

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Zoning approved for new restaurant and microbrewery

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JULY 12, 2022 - Something new is brewing for a familiar name in the Allen coffee scene. Councilmembers unanimously approved a zoning change to allow Armor Brewing Company to expand the taproom previously owned by Nine Band Brewing.

The $2.5 million renovat...

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Downtown Steering Committee presents revitalization plan

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JULY 12, 2022 - The Downtown Steering Committee presented its final report to City Council during the July 12 meeting.

The Downtown Allen Revitalization Plan is the result of nearly a year of community input through workshops, events, surveys and meetings....

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Mixed-use development approved at Chelsea Boulevard and Ridgeview Drive

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MAY 27, 2022 - Council approved a mixed-use development on approximately 84.3632 acres located at the northwest corner of Chelsea Boulevard and Ridgeview Drive. The overall property concept includes industrial use, office/restaurant/retail use and townhom...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

New indoor playground design and installation approved for Stephen G. Terrell Recreation Center

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MAY 13, 2022 - City Council authorized a $1,227,626 contract for the design, fabrication and installation of an indoor playground at Stephen G. Terrell Recreation Center, currently under construction at 1680 W. Exchange Parkway.

The indoor playground creat...

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

Allen Gateway development is moving forward, with technical tweaks

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JAN. 13, 2022 - Katy Trail Ice House, Plush Suites and North American Properties are among the developers currently committed to the 75-acre Allen Gateway, a mixed-use development coming to the south side SH 121 at Exchange Parkway.

Allen City Council appr...

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Posted on: April 5, 2022

Zone amendment and permit approved for new winery, Vinum55

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FEB. 25, 2022 - Councilmembers unanimously approved a Zone Amendment and Specific Use Permit for a new Winery at 13 Prestige Circle, located in Allen Central Business District. 

Vinum55 is a premier members-only wine tasting and storage business b...

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

City of Allen and Allen Americans agree on new long-term lease

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FEB. 11, 2022 - Credit Union of Texas Event Center will continue to be the home of the Allen Americans Professional Hockey Club after Councilmembers unanimously approved a new five-year license agreement. The Allen Americans will play professional hockey ...

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

New playground coming to Greenville Heights Park

Digital rendering of new play structures to be installed at Greenville Heights Park

JAN. 11, 2022 - The 16-year-old playground equipment at Greenville Heights Park will soon get an upgrade. The $205,798 project will replace noticeably deteriorating equipment at the park located at 1310 Shelborn Drive. Three colorful play structures, comp...

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Posted on: November 12, 2021

Downtown Steering Committee reveals plans for feedback opportunities, community planning

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NOV. 12, 2021 - Allen’s Downtown Steering Committee, led by resident volunteers, gave its first-year update during the Nov. 9 City Council meeting. The group was formed in summer 2021 and recently completed Phase 1 of its work to develop a new vision for ...

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Class A office space, entertainment venue planned for "The Farm"

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JUNE 1, 2021 - Allen-based developer JaRyCo started construction on The Farm in Allen, a 135-acre mixed-use project at the southeast corner of Sam Rayburn Tollway (SH 121) and Alma Drive. Work will begin with the developer's $25 million infrastru...

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Pillar Commercial acquires One Bethany East

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JUNE 1, 2021 - Pillar Commercial and Hall Capital have acquired One Bethany East, the first Class A office building located in the Watters Creek District.  The five-story 120,000 SF office building is home to anchor Credit Union of Texas, Boss Fi...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Construction begins on "The Farm in Allen"

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APRIL 7, 2021 - Allen-based developer JaRyCo has started construction on The Farm in Allen, a 135-acre mixed use project at the southeast corner of Sam Rayburn Tollway and Alma Drive in Allen, Texas. Work will begin with the deve...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Allen Event Center plans upgrades, repairs

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MAY 13, 2021 - Money-saving upgrades, audiovisual improvements and cosmetic repairs will soon begin at Allen Event Center.

New AV upgrades coming to Allen Event CenterAllen Event Center will soon begin upgrading audiovisual equipment at t...

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