Making a Difference in McKinney

The McKinney Community Development Corporation funds a variety of projects in areas including:

Public Parks and Open Space Improvements; Public Recreational, Sports and Community Facilities; Entertainment, Tourist and Convention Facilities; Economic Development and Job Creation; and Affordable Housing

 
 
  • PARKS, RECREATION AND OPEN SPACES
    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 important additions including: Old Settler's Aquatic Facility, the soccer complexes at Al Ruschhaupt Park and Craig Ranch, as well as the ballfields at Gabe Nesbitt Community Park.
  • CHESTNUT SQUARE HISTORIC VILLAGE
    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 schoolroom and a chapel have been lovingly preserved for generations to come.
  • MCKINNEY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
    The Historic Collin County Courthouse, originally built in 1875 and drastically 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 Historic District and was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.

    Plans for rehabilitation of the historic facility began with a series of community forums to secure citizen input and evaluate the building's potential use and programming. In October 2003, work started to re-craft the courthouse as a cultural center, funded with an initial investment of $6,500,000 from the McKinney Community Development Corporation.

    The MPAC has distinguished McKinney as a regional leader in supporting the arts and cultivating a unique cultural community along with generating economic development.
  • HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
    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 that was built entirely by participants under the age of 25. In 2011 MCDC provided funding to aid the expansion of Habitat for Humanity's ReStore. ReStore's Re-Sale and Recycling program not only generates funds for affordable housing, but also has kept more than one million pounds of discarded construction materials and home furnishings out of our local landfill.
  • OLD FASHIONED ICE CREAM FESTIVAL FEATURING THE KILLIS MELTON ICE CREAM CRANK-OFF
    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 "crankers" arrive with their ingredients in tow to create memorable flavors for sampling. The event is open to the public – both the cranking and the judging. There's also plenty of homemade ice cream for sale and fun events for the kids.

In addition to community projects, MCDC sponsors community events and promotional activities year round that encourage tourism and business development. These have included: Bike the Bricks, Chestnut Square’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream Festival featuring the Killis Melton Ice Cream Crank-Off, Rotary Parade of Lights, Dickens of a Christmas, McKinney Farmer’s Market and many others.

For a snapshot of how we've positively impacted McKinney in recent years, click on the links below.

2003

$15,093,259

Approved Project Description Project # Category
$47,500 Collin Co. Historical Society #02-20 Museum, Entertainment, Tourism
$8,093,407 Old Collin County Courthouse project #01-09 Museum, Entertainment, Tourism
$6,500,000 City of McKinney - softball & soccer fields #03-02 Recreational Facility
$307,000 City of McKinney - added to $6.5M #03-02a Recreational Facility
$29,252 Heard-Craig - improvements #03-05 Museum, Entertainment, Tourism
$114,900 Heritage Guild - improvements (revised) #03-06a Museum, Entertainment, Tourism
$1,200 Christmas lights on courthouse lawn/MCDC promo. Promotional/Community Events

2004

$2,251,842

Approved Project Description Project # Category
$105,000 Heritage Guild-land purchase & improvements #04-01 Museum, Entertainment, Tourism
$75,000 City of McK Parks - Gateway Park #04-02 Parks & Open Space Improvement
$681,565 City of McK -(Revised) Cooper Park #04-04 Parks & Open Space Improvement
$39,277 Collin Co. Historical Society #04-06 Museum, Entertainment, Tourism
$1,295,000 City of McK Parks Dept. #04-07 Parks & Open Space Improvement
$55,000 McNeil Elementary PTO #04-08 Parks & Open Space Improvement
$1,000 City Fed. Women's Clubs/City of McK Promotional/Community Events

2005

$3,969,354

Approved Project Description Project # Category
$1,000,000 Raytheon #A-30 Economic Development-Job Creation/Retention
$130,000 Habitat for Humanity #05-03 Affordable Housing
$148,354 Heard-Craig Center for the Arts #05-04 Museum, Entertainment, Tourism
$56,000 Heritage Guild #05-05 Museum, Entertainment, Tourism
$625,000 Crape Myrtle Trails #05-09 Parks & Open Space Improvement
$150,000 City of McKinney-Veterans Memorial #05-08 Parks & Open Space Improvement
$1,860,000 City of McKinney Parks Dept. #05-10 Parks & Open Space Improvement

2006

$20,364,948

Approved Project Description Project # Category
$1,000,000 Torchmark #06-06 Economic Development-Job Creation/Retention
$42,369 Collin Co. Hist. Farm Museum equip. #06-02 Museum, Entertainment, Tourism
$23,600 Boys & Girls Club - gym renovation #06-04 Recreational Facility
$178,300 Heritage Guild - restore 2 buildings #06-05 Museum, Entertainment, Tourism
$181,553 Habitat for Humanity #06-07 Affordable Housing
$36,336 Avenues Counseling-computers & tele. #06-08 Infrastructure - New/Expanded Business
$90,000 City of McK-Pecan Grove Veterans Mem. #06-09 Parks & Open Space Improvement
$200,000 City of McK-Vet. Mem. @ Craig Ranch #06-10 Parks & Open Space Improvement
$2,274,000 City of McKinney Parks Dept. #06-11 Parks & Open Space Improvement
$16,200,000 Gateway Hotel / Conference center #4B08-03 Economic Development/Convention Facilities
$15,000 Summer Nat'l Championship - Promo Promotional/Community Event
$2,500 McKinney Baseball - Promo. Promotional/Community Event
$10,000 McKinney Main Street - Chair event Promotional/Community Event
$17,500 Roundup on the Range - Promo. Promotional/Community Event
$2,500 Run the Trails - Promo Promotional/Community Event
$1,750 Heritage Guild - brochures Promo. Promotional/Community Event
$3,535 Make A Difference Day - Promo. Promotional/Community Event
$41,950 Heard Museum - Dino Promo. Promotional/Community Event
$10,000 DPO - Sidebar Entertainment - Promo. Promotional/Community Event
$6,000 McKinney Main Street - Christmas tree Promotional/Community Event
$2,000 Jaycees Parade of Lights - Promo. Promotional/Community Event
$6,905 Heard Museum - promo. Promotional/Community Event
$15,000 Dickens of a Christmas - Promo. Promotional/Community Event
$4,150 Rotary Club - Promo. Promotional/Community Event

2007

$3,783,508

Approved Project Description Project # Category
$300,000 Pecan Grove Cemetery #07-01 Parks & Open Space Improvement/Tourism
$99,114 Heard-Craig Center for the Arts #07-02 Museum, Entertainment, Tourism
$20,000 Collin County Historical Society #07-04 Museum, Entertainment, Tourism
$98,512 Collin Co. Committee on Aging #07-05 Public Transportation
$40,300 Job Corp/NCCHH Youth Dream Team #07-06 Affordable Housing
$50,000 Heard Museum - front gate, fencing #07-07 Museum, Entertainment, Tourism
$135,990 City of McK - portable stage #07-10 Parks & Open Space Improvement
$197,450 Heritage Guild #07-11 Museum, Entertainment, Tourism
$2,592,680 City of McKinney Parks Dept. #07-12 Parks & Open Space Improvement
$99,900 Habitat for Humanity #07-13 Affordable Housing
$50,537 Heard Museum - Dinosaurs Alive! Promotion Promotional/Community Event
$5,025 Project Graduation - Promo. Promotional/Community Event
$10,000 Relay for Life - Promo Promotional/Community Event
$7,000 Kiwanis Tri-Historic McK Triathlon-Promo Promotional/Community Event
$20,000 VMC - Roundup on the Range Promotional/Community Event
$7,500 Blackwatch Soccer Club Flamefest Promotional/Community Event
$7,500 Crape Myrtle Trails Fun Run Promotional/Community Event
$20,000 Cross Timbers Youth Orch. Workshop & performance Promotional/Community Event
$20,000 Ballfields @ Craig Ranch - Super Series B-ball Promotional/Community Event
$2,000 Jaycees Parade of Lights - Promo. Promotional/Community Event

2008

$9,403,342

Approved Project Description Project # Category
$92,387 Heard-Craig Center for the Arts #08-02 Museum, Entertainment, Tourism
$5,500,000 Dr Pepper StarCenter-McKinney #08-01 Recreational Facility/Tourism
$300,000 Pecan Grove Cemetery #08-03 Parks & Open Space Improvement/Tourism
$96,100 Heard Museum #08-04 Museum, Entertainment, Tourism
$155,340 City of McK - equip. for centers #08-05 Recreational Facility Equipment
$170,000 City of McKinney - trolley bus #08-07 Public Transportation
$2,771,000 City of McKinney Parks Dept. #08-08 Parks & Open Space Improvement/Tourism
$3,000 McK Rotary Parade of Lights - Promo. Promotional/Community Event
$10,000 Kiwanis Tri-Historic McK Triathlon-Promo Promotional/Community Event
$14,267 Project Graduation - Promo. Promotional/Community Event
$12,500 Relay for Life - Promo Promotional/Community Event
$2,000 McKinney Ice Hockey Club - Promo. Promotional/Community Event
$16,660 Volunteer McKinney Center - Promo. Promotional/Community Event
$10,000 Smiles for Humanity Concert - Promo. Promotional/Community Event
$8,500 McKinney Rotary election night - Promo. Promotional/Community Event
$37,500 McK Main Street - R W&B and Art & Jazz Promotional/Community Event
$20,000 VMC - Roundup on the Range - Promo. Promotional/Community Event
$12,500 Heritage Guild/NTHC - GhostWalk Promo. Promotional/Community Event
$96,588 City of McKinney McKinney Vision-Promo Promotional/Community Event
$75,000 McKinney Main St. - Oktoberfest-Promo. Promotional/Community Event

2009

$3,360,751

Approved Project Description Project # Category
$16,800 Williams Cemetery #09-03 Parks & Open Space Improvement/Tourism
$72,000 Heard Museum #09-05 Museum, Entertainment, Tourism
$24,928 Community Lifeline Center #09-06 Infrastructure-new/expanded business
$17,149 Avenues Counseling Center #09-07 Infrastructure-new/expanded business
$500,000 McKinney Boys & Girls Club #09-09 Recreational Facility
$124,383 City of McKinney Fire Museum #09-10 Community Facility
$65,491 City of McKinney - CCART shelters #09-12 Public Transportation
$2,440,000 City of McKinney Parks Dept. #09-11 Parks & Open Space Improvement
$5,000 Heritage Guild - Promo. Promotional/Community Event
$5,000 Kiwanis Triathlon - Promo. Promotional/Community Event
$16,750 Project Graduation - Promo. Promotional/Community Event
$10,000 Relay for Life - Promo. Promotional/Community Event
$10,000 Smiles for Habitat - Promo. Promotional/Community Event
$10,000 Boys & Girls Club - Promo. Promotional/Community Event
$3,250 Crape Myrtle Trails - Promo. Promotional/Community Event
$15,000 City of McK - R W & B - Promo. Promotional/Community Event
$15,000 McKinney Main Street - Promo. Promotional/Community Event
$10,000 Volunteer McKinney Center - Promo. Promotional/Community Event

2010

$3,008,705

Approved Project Description Project # Category
$39,500 McKinney Chamber - "Buy Local" Campaign #10-04 Economic Development
$25,000 McKinney Main Street - "Bike the Bricks" #10-03 Economic Development/Tourism
$75,000 City of McKinney Strategic Econ. Develop. Plan #10-07 Economic Development
$125,000 ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship #10-05 Recreational Facility
$40,000 Samaritan Inn #10-09 Affordable Housing
$226,620 City of McK Parks Dept. - Bobcat & rec. equipment #10-07 Parks & Recreation Equipment
$2,391,700 City of McKinney Parks Dept. #10-08 Parks & Recreation Equipment
$6,035 3e McKinney - Promo. Promotional/Community Event
$9,500 Community Lifeline - Promo. Promotional/Community Event
$5,000 DORBA - Promo. Promotional/Community Event
$5,500 Heard Museum - Promo. Promotional/Community Event
$12,000 Heritage Guild - Promo. Promotional/Community Event
$5,000 Kiwanis Triathlon - Promo. Promotional/Community Event
$7,500 Project Graduation - Promo. Promotional/Community Event
$6,050 Habitat for Humanity ReStore - Promo Promotional/Community Event
$5,000 Heard Museum - Promo. Promotional/Community Event
$15,000 LifePath Systems - Promo. Promotional/Community Event
$3,500 Rotary Club Christmas Parade - Promo. Promotional/Community Event
$5,800 Volunteer McKinney Center - Promo. Promotional/Community Event

2011

$3,338,358

Approved Project Description Project # Category
$20,385 Heard-Craig Center for the Arts #11-02 Museum, Entertainment, Tourism
$99,000 Heritage Guild of Collin County #11-03 Museum, Entertainment, Tourism
$140,000 North Collin County Habitat for Humanity #11-04 Affordable Housing
$97,500 The Flour Mill #11-05 Economic Development
$225,000 Flour Mill parking lot improvements #11-08 Economic Development
$2,628,473 City of McKinney Parks Dept. #11-09 Parks & Open Space Improvement
$12,000 Heard Natural Science Museum #11-07 Museum, Entertainment, Tourism
$30,000 City of McKinney - transportation service & survey #11-13 Public Transportation
$2,500 Smiles Charity - Promo Promotional/Community Event
$10,500 McKinney Main Street - "Bike the Bricks" Promotional/Community Event
$12,500 MCVB - Bloomin' to Boomin' Promotional/Community Event
$5,000 Crape Myrtle Trails - CM Days, Veterans Promotional/Community Event
$4,000 Heard Museum - Take A Hike, Green Living Days Promotional/Community Event
$11,750 Heritage Guild - Farmers mkt. Living Hist, Crank-off Promotional/Community Event
$3,750 Kiwanis Triathlon - Promo. Promotional/Community Event
$5,000 Crape Myrtle Trails - "Run the Trails" - Promo Promotional/Community Event
$7,500 Especially Needed - Fall carnival - Promo Promotional/Community Event
$5,000 Heard Museum - Dinos Live & Holiday Lights Promotional/Community Event
$15,000 McKinney Combat Challenge - Promo Promotional/Community Event
$3,500 McKinney Rotary - Parade of Lights - Promo Promotional/Community Event

2012

$3,288,552

Approved Project Description Project # Category
$15,000 Chamber of Commerce - "McKinney First" - Promo P&C #12-05 Promotional/Community Event
$3,000 Dallas Off-Road Bike Association - Promo P&C #12-03 Promotional/Community Event
$2,000 Heard Natural Science Museum - Promo P&C #12-01 Promotional/Community Event
$15,000 Heritage Guild of Collin County - Promo P&C #12-02 Promotional/Community Event
$5,000 Kiwanis Triathlon - Promo. P&C #12-04 Promotional/Community Event
$35,000 City of McKinney - Public Art Master Plan #12-01 Parks & Open Space Improvement
$99,000 Heritage Guild of Collin County - Phase II #12-03 Museum, Entertainment, Tourism
$2,660,000 City of McKinney PROS and MPAC operations #12-06 Parks & Open Space Improvement
$20,000 City of McKinney - McKinney Performing Arts Center Signage #12-08 Museum, Entertainment, Tourism
$18,335 Heard Natural Science Museum #12-09 Museum, Entertainment, Tourism
$326,407
Tabled
McKinney Independent School District - turf replacement at McKinney High and McKinney North #12-05 Recreational Facility
$8,500 Especially Needed Fall Carnival P&C#12-06 Promotional/Community Event
$5,000 Heard Natural Science Musuem - Dinosaurs Alive!; Holiday Trail of Lights P&C#1207 Promotional/Community Event
$5,000 Believe! 2012 Run P&C#1208 Promotional/Community Event
$3,500 McKinney Rotary - Parade of Lights P&C#1209 Promotional/Community Event
$15,000 Strikes Against Cancer P&C#1210 Promotional/Community Event
$8,000 Crape Myrtle Trails Fun Run & More! P&C#1211 Promotional/Community Event
$500 Volunteer McKinney Center-McKinney Make A Difference Day P&C#1212 Promotional/Community Event
$12,500
Tabled
McKinneyonline.com P&C#1213 Promotional/Community Event
$272,432 Baylor Health Care Foundation - Open Space enhancement; Walking/Jogging Trail at Overlook Park #12-10 Parks & Open Space Improvement
$98,285 North Collin County Habitat for Humanity & ReStore #12-11 Affordable Housing; Recycling Facility

2013

$8,585,479

Approved Project Description Project # Category
$8,000 Crape Myrtle Trails Fun Run P&C #1301 Promotional/Community Event
$15,000 Heritage Guild of Collin County - Farmers Market, Living History Days, Ice Cream Crank-off, Ghost Walk P&C #1302 Promotional/Community Event
$5,000 Kiwanis Club - Historic McKinney Triathlon P&C #1303 Promotional/Community Event
$15,000 Commemorative Air Force - AirPower Expo P&C #1304 Promotional/Community Event
$8,500 Especially Needed - Fall Festival P&C #1305 Promotional/Community Event
$7,500 Holy Family School - Believe! Run 2013 P&C #1306 Promotional/Community Event
$12,705 McKinney Chamber of Commerce - Buy Local! P&C #1307 Promotional/Community Event
$3,500 Rotary Club of McKinney Christmas Parade P&C #1308 Promotional/Community Event
$3,000 Volunteer McKinney - Make A Difference Day P&C #1309 Promotional/Community Event
$6,722,585 Gateway Hotel & Conference Ctr. (Reappropriated $$) #13-01 Economic Development/Touris Facility
$15,000
Denied
McKinney Greens HOA #13-02 Parks & Open Space Improvement
$5,000 Recycles McKinney #13-03 Recycling Project
$10,000 McKinney Garden Club-Beautification Project #13-04 Parks & Open Space Improvement
$1,530,000 Raytheon #13-05 Economic Development/Job Creation & Retention
$119,582 Heard Craig Center for the Arts-Fire Suppression System #13-06 Entertainment, Museum, Tourism
$9,780 Heard Natural Science Museum - Signage #13-07 Entertainment, Museum, Tourism
$11,900,000
Tabled
McKinney Sports Connection (loan guarantee) #13-08 Recreational/Athletic Facility
$144,820 North Collin County Habitat for Humanity #13-09 Affordable Housing/Recycling Facility
$20,969 Heard Natural Science Museum - Pioneer Village #13-10 Entertainment, Museum, Tourism
$250,000 Heritage Guild of Collin County #13-11 Entertainment, Museum, Tourism
$0
Withdrawn
InnoVa Sports #13-12 Recreational/Mixed Use Facility
$50,000 ManeGait #13-13 Recreational Facility
$3,200,000 Plano Sports Authority (loan) #13-14 Recreational/Athletic Facility
$200,950 PROS - Supplemental Funding for Capital Needs #13-15 Parks & Open Space Improvement
$2,919,393 PROS - FY 14 Budget Request #13-16 Parks & Open Space Improvement
$46,780 PROS - Hike & Bike Trail Signage #13-17 Parks & Open Space Improvement