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Posted on: March 11, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Council meeting recap: Library expansion, downtown planning, military family honored

Allen City Council met on Tuesday, Feb. 22. Read on for the highlights and approved projects. The full agenda and meeting video is available here.

Allen military family honored
Mayor Fulk presented a Blue Star Flag to the George family, whose son Timothy is deployed in Kuwait with the Texas Army National Guard.

Timothy George was born in Allen and was an active member of the Allen High School Marine Corps Junior ROTC Program. Timothy’s mother, Shelley, is the City Secretary for the City of Allen. Shelley, her husband Chad, and their son Bradley accepted the flag on Timothy’s behalf.

The Blue Star Program was created in 2005 to honor military service personnel and the Allen families they leave behind while serving our country. Find out more about Blue Star Flag requests (find info page on it and use link)

George family honored Blue Star Flag at City Council meeting

Next steps for downtown Allen planning efforts
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 than 40 downtown business owners and property owners.

Next the DSC will partner with the project consultant, Stantec, to host a Design Weekend on March 18-20. Community members are encouraged to come meet the team, ask questions and see the feedback collected from Phase 2. The weekend culminates with three design results which will be shared and discussed with the community throughout April. In June, the DSC will present a final action plan to City Council. For details visit

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

Architect, library director provide update on expansion study
Allen Public Library is moving ahead with input and plans for the proposed facility expansion.

In 2021, the project architects collected feedback in a communitywide needs assessment survey. The feedback guided new design concepts revealed in new conceptual design survey available through March. The proposed designs address various needs identified in the 2021 survey, including an expanded children’s and teens areas, improved operational efficiency, and an expanded collection of materials for all ages.

Allen voters approved more than $16 million for library improvements during the 2016 bond election, with a library expansion identified as the primary need to meet anticipated demand of the City’s future population.

Follow council news and future meetings
Allen City Council meets at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday of every month. Meetings are held in Council Chambers at Allen City Hall (305 Century Parkway). A calendar of upcoming meetings is available on the City website.

To receive a link to upcoming meetings by email, visit and sign up for City Meeting Notices. Meeting agendas are posted at least 72 hours prior to each meeting. Agenda links are provided within the meeting details of each calendar listing and at

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