Posted on: May 4, 2016

Plans for New Convention Center Get Even Bigger


Developers are expanding the footprint of Allen’s first four-star hotel and convention center. Allen city council members agreed to contribute economic incentives to build 10,000 additional square feet at the Convention Center at Watters Creek. This allow...Read on...

Posted on: May 2, 2016

Ridgeview Drive to Open This Week


The Ridgeview Drive extension between Alma Drive and Stacy Road will open to drivers following a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, May 5.

The City of Allen partnered with Collin County on this $5.6 million project. The roadway will provide access t...Read on...

Posted on: May 4, 2016

May is Building Safety Month


This month Allen recognizes the employees who inspect our buildings and help protect lives and property.

The city’s Building and Code Division is responsible for examining the construction or remodeling of businesses, homes, swimming pools and other st...Read on...

Learn more about Allen’s building inspectors.
Posted on: April 28, 2016

Preview Allen’s Plan for Public Art


After a decade of community enhancements, Allen’s next Public Art Master Plan reveals the city’s strategy for future works. Allen Parks and Recreation staff presented the plan during the city council workshop on April 26.

The plan calls for a new appro...Read on...

See how public art has transformed Allen.
Posted on: April 27, 2016

Outlet Mall to Add More Stores, Parking


A zoning change has paved the way for more shopping, parking and dining options at Allen Premium Outlets.The 69-acre site is located along US 75 and Stacy Road.

Developer Simon Property Group plans to add more parking, free-standing restaurants and hot...Read on...

Posted on: April 14, 2016

Regional Transportation Input Opportunity


The North Central Texas Council of Governments is soliciting public input on regional transportation decisions. Information is posted online at for public review and comment through May 10, 2016.

To request printed copies of the i...Read on...

Posted on: April 4, 2016

Proposed Bond Funding Would Expand Allen’s Public Art

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Allen will add to its public art collection if voters approve $1.77 million in bond funding during the May 7 election. The funds would enhance public projects by incorporating specific artwork, sculpture or architectural elements.

Allen uses public art...Read on...

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Posted on: March 24, 2016

New Streets, Road Improvements Included in May 7 Bond Package

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Allen will invest $23.9 million in new streets and road improvements if voters approve bond funding in the May 7 election.

The biggest portion of that funding would pay for the extension of Ridgeview Drive from Cottonwood Creek to US 75. The project’s ...Read on...

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Posted on: February 10, 2016

City Bond Election Set for May 7

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Allen residents will have the opportunity to vote on the next series of capital improvement projects at an upcoming bond election, set for May 7. The City of Allen’s bond package includes $93.15 million in capital improvement projects, including a library...Read on...

View project details.