Posted on: August 16, 2017

Sidewalk Projects to Begin near Allen Schools

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Kids at two Allen elementary schools will soon enjoy a safer walk to class.

In May 2014, the City of Allen applied for grant funding to help install accessible ramps and walkways around Beverly Elementary and Olson Elementary. Through the grant, the Texas ...

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Posted on: August 14, 2017

Street Improvements Coming to Downtown Allen

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Three streets in Allen’s central business district will soon be much smoother.

Allen City Council has approved a $147,000 contract to rehabilitate portions of Anna Drive, Coats Drive and Daisy Drive. Construction is expected to begin in mid-Septe...

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Posted on: August 11, 2017

NTMWD Discusses Top Drivers of Wholesale Water and Wastewater Rate Increases

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North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) representatives recently updated Allen City Council on the factors driving wholesale rate increases for water and wastewater services. Allen, along with 12 other member cities, works with NTMWD to provide essen...

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Posted on: August 10, 2017

Preview Allen’s Proposed 2017-2018 Budget, Tax Rate

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City council members will consider approving Allen’s 2017-2018 budget and tax rate following a public hearing set for August 22.

A proposal to lower the city tax rate from $0.520 to $0.515 per $100 of taxable value was presented on August 8, during the fir...

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Posted on: August 4, 2017

Allen Reveals Plans for Federal Housing Funds

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Nearly $300K in repair funds will be available to Allen homeowners starting in October, thanks to the city’s management of a federal housing grant.

Allen is among thousands of cities which receive annual grant funding from the U.S. Department of ...

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Posted on: August 4, 2017

Planning & Zoning Commission Cases Hit 4-Year Record

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Allen’s Planning and Zoning Commission reviewed more than 60 projects last year – a 40% jump since 2013.

The commission holds public hearings and makes recommendations on zoning changes, specific-use permits, development plans and other...

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Posted on: August 2, 2017

NTMWD to Build New Water Storage Tanks in Allen

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Trying to spot Allen from your airplane window? The task will soon be a bit easier thanks to two new water storage tanks being built off Exchange Parkway and Junction Drive.

The North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) ground storage tanks will stand s...

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Posted on: July 27, 2017

The Village at Twin Creeks Begin Final Phase of Development

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Final phase at the Village at Twin Creeks to offer 242 lots with a variety of home choices.

Allen City Council approved development plans for the Village at Twin Creeks during its regular meeting on July 25. This final phase of development for this residen...

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Posted on: July 26, 2017

Allen Finance Dept Recognized with National Award

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The City of Allen has continued its winning streak, earning a prestigious national finance award for the eighteenth year in a row. The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) awarded the city with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its...

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Posted on: July 19, 2017

Don't Be the Last to Know

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Curious about city spending or a zoning change? Here are five ways to stay in the loop.

  1. The City of Allen posts public notices on CityofAllen.org; look for the "Public Notices" tab toward the bottom of the home page.
  2. Meeting agendas are posted on ...
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