Posted on: August 23, 2016

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity volunteers

MCDC works to improve McKinney for all residents. Over the years we have supported Habitat for Humanity efforts in McKinney in a variety of ways. Grants have been awarded for the purchase of land to build homes and the creation of the Youth United home th...Read on...

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Posted on: August 23, 2016

Old Fashioned Ice Cream Festival Featuring the Killis Melton Ice Cream Crank-Off

Tools to make handmade ice cream

MCDC helps fund Chestnut Square's Old Fashioned Ice Cream Festival featuring the Killis Melton Ice Cream Crank-Off competition. This delightfully delicious event showcases talented and creative community members of North Texas. Pre-registered "cranke...Read on...

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Posted on: August 23, 2016

Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces

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The McKinney Community Development Corporation supports enhancement of the natural beauty of McKinney by funding many of the city's parks and recreation projects. MCDC has funded the acquisition and development of land for community parks and helped fund ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 23, 2016

Chestnut Square Historic Village

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Residents and visitors flock to Chestnut Square to experience life in McKinney as it was in the late 1800s and early 1900s. With funding support from the McKinney Community Development Corporation, several historic homes, Dixie's general store, a schoolro...Read on...

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Posted on: August 23, 2016

McKinney Performing Arts Center

McKinney Performing Arts Center

The Historic Collin County Courthouse, originally built in 1875 and completely remodeled in 1927, was vacated in 1979 upon completion of the new Collin County Courthouse. The Historic Courthouse is now the centerpiece of the Downtown McKinney Commercial H...Read on...

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Posted on: February 1, 2018

McKinney Community Development Corporation Awards $75,000 in Promotional and Community Event Grants

The McKinney Community Development Corporation (MCDC) announced grant awards totaling $75,000 for initiatives and activities in 2018 that enhance quality of life for McKinney residents, attract visitors to the community and showcase the city for the purpo...

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Posted on: February 13, 2018

McKinney Community Development Corporation awards $14.1 million in grant funding

For more than 20 years, the McKinney Community Development Corporation (MCDC) has awarded grant funds totaling more than $138 million to a broad range of organizations, including the City of McKinney’s Parks and Recreation Department, various re...

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Posted on: January 24, 2018

McKinney releases new population estimate

The City of McKinney has announced its annual population estimate of nearly 180,000 residents, a 6.8 percent increase from January 2017. According to city estimates, the population has increased nearly 365 percent during the last 20 years, from 38,700 in ...

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Posted on: December 18, 2017

McKinney completes monument to honor local Gold Star Families

Gold Star Memorial completed

The City of McKinney Armed Services Memorial Board has completed the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument at Veterans Memorial Park. The Gold Star Memorial Monument honors family members of Texas and Collin County military service members who lost their l...

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Posted on: December 7, 2017

McKinney National Airport announces new terminal and hangar project

New airport construction rendering

The City of McKinney announced they have entered into a public-private partnership with Western LLC for a $16 million construction project at the McKinney National Airport that will update and expand its facilities and include a new state-of-the-art fixed...

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Posted on: November 2, 2017

City of McKinney releases annual progress report: A City on the Rise

Each year, the City of McKinney’s annual progress report serves as an essential communication tool to further the city’s goal of transparency in local government by featuring major projects and vital city information. In keeping with i...

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Posted on: September 6, 2017

McKinney Community Development Corporation Awards project grant funding

The McKinney Community Development Corporation (MCDC) has announced grant awards totaling nearly $6,400,000 for project grants for community, cultural and economic development projects that maintain and enhance the quality of life in McKinney.

MCDC receive...

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

McKinney Community Development Corporation seeks input in quality of life survey

The McKinney Community Development Corporation (MCDC) is conducting a survey to gather input from citizens on priorities for quality of life amenities in McKinney. Residents are encouraged to visit the city’s website to complete the online surve...

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Posted on: February 13, 2018

Collin County Master Gardeners - 2018 Garden Show - March 17 & 18

Collin County Master Gardeners

A perennial favorite for residents of Collin County, the eighth annual event will showcase new and creative ideas, informative classes, vetted vendors, activities for the whole family and fun entertainment. There is no better place than The Garden Show to...

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Posted on: February 13, 2018

Arts in Bloom April 13, 14, 15

Arts in Bloom

Produced and sponsored by McKinney Main Street, Arts In Bloom takes place in Historic Downtown McKinney and features one hundred and fifty artists set up on the tree-lined streets surrounding the McKinney Performing Arts Center.

A nationally recog...

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Posted on: February 13, 2018

Historic McKinney Farmers Market - Open April-November and on a reduced schedule in the winter

Chestnut Square Logo

Consistently ranked as one of the top farmers markets in Texas, McKinney Farmers Market at Chestnut Square is a market you will want to return to time and time again. Vendors offer local, grass fed beef and free range chicken, but you’ll also find special...

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Posted on: February 13, 2018

Historic McKinney Triathlon, Kids Triathlon, Duathlon April 22

The Historic McKinney Kiwanis Triathlon is one of Kiwanis Clubs of McKinney's biggest annual fund raisers. Funds are used for scholarships, donations to the community and support of UNICEF and Kiwanis International's Eliminate Project.

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Posted on: February 13, 2018

MainGait Country Fair - MainGait Therapeutic Horsemanship - April 28

At ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship, children and adults with disabilities move beyond their boundaries through the healing power of the horse and the dedication of a professional, caring community.

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Posted on: February 13, 2018

Tour de Coop - April 28

The McKinney Tour de Coop is an annual educational tour of urban chicken coops. Join the next tour to see how McKinney has joined the sustainability movement! Hobbyists or curious spectators get an intimate look at several urban chicken coop setups.

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Posted on: February 13, 2018

Empty Bowls May 3

Empty Bowls McKinney is an annual fund-raising event that brings together artists and the community to “fight hunger one bowl at a time.” The premise is simple:  professional artists, student artists and amateurs create handcrafted bowls, and gue...

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Posted on: February 13, 2018

Smiles Charity 10th Anniversary Concert & Family Festival May 27

The Smiles Charity concert brings together the entire community to enjoy a family-friendly evening of music and activities. The concert event, which drew 6,000 fans in its first year and has grown to as many as 15,000 fans, allows local businesses to prov...

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Posted on: February 13, 2018

McKinney Garden and Home Tour - McKinney Garden Club - Jun 8-9

Home and Garden Tour 2018

The McKinney Garden Club was organized  in October, 1930. The purpose of the Club is to promote an interest in gardens, their designs and management, and to encourage and help with civic plantings.

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Posted on: February 13, 2018

Killis Melton Ice Cream Crank Off - June 17

Killis Melton Ice Cream Crank Off

Since 2008, when Clyde Geer donated his collection to create "Doc & Clyde's Ice Cream Freezer Museum," Chestnut Square has hosted the Killis Melton Ice Cream Crank Off. In addition to an ice cream competition, the free event offers a variety...

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Posted on: February 13, 2018

WWI Centennial Commemoration - Collin County History Museum - Through November

In 2017-2018, the United States and Texas will observe the 100th anniversary of America’s entry into World War I. For centennial commemoration, the museum has created an exhibit to honor the role Collin County soldiers and Texas played in the Great War.

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Posted on: February 13, 2018

Holiday Light Tour - December 1-24

This event is offered by the McKinney Parks and Recreation Department in Gabe Nesbitt Community Park.

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