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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Adult Leagues: Ice for all experience levels

adults playing hockey in full gear

Looking for a beginner or competitive league in Allen? No matter your skating level, we've got an option for you at Allen Community Ice Rink.

Our goal is to develop your hockey game with a rounded approach that includes skate skill building, stick-time practice, and participation with a team in one of our leagues. Learn more about league options below.

Thank you League Partners!

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Posted on: January 19, 2021

Stray Animal Intake List

Animal Services staff during Clear the Shelters 2020

Call us at 214.509.4378 for more information on a specific animal. Proof of ownership is required before an animal is released to a claimant.

We understand our breed descriptions will not always match the breed description from a pet owner. If you do not s...

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Animal Services - Stray Animal Intake List

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Posted on: September 16, 2022

Health Advisory: Bat found in Allen tests positive for rabies

Allen Animal Services is notifying residents that a bat captured at Bolin Elementary has tested positive for rabies.

Teachers witnessed the bat fall to the ground on Tuesday, September 13 during kindergarten recess. Children were taken inside immediately w...

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City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: September 16, 2022

Council Meeting Recap: Budget/tax rate approved, new loop trail, streetlight maintenance contract

Allen City Council met on Tuesday, Sept. 13. Read on for the highlights and approved projects. The full agenda and meeting video are available here.

Budget, tax rate approvedFollowing a public hearing and council discussion, councilmembers approved the 202...

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City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: September 2, 2022

Spread the Hope Peanut Butter Drive: Sept. 1-30

Logo - Spread the Hope Peanut Butter Drive Benefiting North Texas Food Bank

Join North Texas Food Bank’s 2022 Spread the Hope Peanut Butter Drive. Held each year in September, the campaign helps create awareness about food insecurity in North Texas. This year’s campaign goal is 500,000 pounds of peanut butter,...

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City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: August 26, 2022

Front entrance closed to Municipal Court

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Due to construction, the main entrance of the Municipal Court and Parks & Recreation Administration (McPAR) Building is closed through Oct. 15.

Parking is available south of the building with parking spaces open for public use in front of the flag pole...

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City of Allen Headline News
Posted on: July 5, 2022

Fight the Bite: Mosquito control resources

Mosquito control is a year-round effort! The best way to prevent mosquitoes and bites is to get rid of stagnant water, which is a common breeding ground.

City of Allen Headline News

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Posted on: September 13, 2022

Enjoy 25% off Texas Pure Products through Sept. 30

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Allen residents and businesses can participate in Texas Pure Products’ annual Customer Appreciation Sale through Sept. 30. All bagged and bulk products are 25% off when you purchase and pick it up at the Custer Road Facility or Regional Composting Facilit...

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Community Services
Posted on: June 3, 2022

Save water (and money!) by repairing broken sprinkler heads

A single broken sprinkler head can waste 25,000 gallons of water in six months! Luckily, repairing damaged sprinkler heads is a quick D-I-Y project. Watch this 60-second video to learn how it's done. Read more money-saving tips on water use

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Allen's bright economic future is in the spotlight

“It’s the right city at the right time. We have exciting and inspiring development taking place in Allen. We have over 600 acres of projects that are zoned and underway,” said Dan Bowman, Executive Director for Allen Economic Development Corporation.

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Economic Development

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

Download the Allen Visitor's Guide

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Allen has it all! Discover unique restaurants, premier shopping and world-class entertainment--right here in Allen! Download the Visitor's Guide

Events and Attractions

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Posted on: August 3, 2022

College Campus Fire Safety

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Source: National Fire Protection Association

Did you know roughly six out of seven fires in dormitories are started by cooking? College students living away from home should take a few minutes to make sure they are living in a fire-safe environment. Educat...

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Posted on: November 5, 2021

Fire prevention and safety with Allen Fire Department

Fire prevention for the holidays! Learn about basic fire prevention and more in these new safety videos featuring Allen firefighters.

Fire Department
Posted on: August 9, 2021

Poison control resources from NCPC

One poison exposure is reported to U.S. poison control every 15 seconds. While children age 6 and younger make up a majority of cases, poisoning affects all ages. Do your part to reduce unnecessary ER visits by staying prepared.

Fire Department
Posted on: May 18, 2021

Life safety and fire safety resources from NFPA

Safety and preparedness are important topics for the entire family. Browse a library full of educational tools and tips from National Fire Protection Association.

Fire Department
Posted on: July 7, 2022

Allen Fire Station 6: Project and Construction Updates

Digital rendering of the exterior front of future Fire Station 6

MAY 11, 2022 - Allen City Council approves a construction contract for Fire Station 6 in the amount of $11,247,190, not to exceed $14,974,976. Funds are sourced from $9.945 million approved by Allen voters during the 2016 bond election.

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Join the Peanut Butter Drive!

Benefiting North Texas Food Bank Spread the Hope Peanut Butter Drive

Join North Texas Food Bank's 2022 Spread the Hope Peanut Butter Drive.  Held each year in September, the campaign helps create awareness about food insecurity in North Texas.  This year's campaign goal is to collect 500...

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Library News
Posted on: September 15, 2022

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

Hispanic Heritage Month September 15 - October 15

Hispanic Heritage Month takes place from September 15 to October 15 every year as a time to recognize and celebrate the many contributions, diverse cultures, and extensive history of the American Latino community.

We celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month to re...

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Library News
Posted on: August 12, 2022

Changes to Study Room Usage Effective September 6

Allen Public Library

Beginning Tuesday, September 6, the following changes will be made to the study room use policy:

  • Sign in at the Reference Desk with your Allen Public Library card.
  • Your Allen Public Library card account must be in good standing. (Fines are less than $10.)
  • An...
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Posted on: January 28, 2022

Project results: Cottonwood Bend enhancement

Exterior photo of a home and speed limit sign in the Cottonwood Bend neighborhood

Improvements in Cottonwood Bend included entryway enhancements, litter cleanup and Right-of-Way maintenance. Six neighborhood entrances were enhanced as a result of the partnership between 25 neighborhood volunteers and City contracted vendors. Below are ...

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Neighborhood Stabilization Pilot - Cottonwood Bend
Posted on: January 28, 2022

Block Party Update

Neighbors enjoying an outdoor block party

Cottonwood Bend Estates will host a block party in conjunction with the City of Allen’s Community Enhancement Department on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Cottonwood Bend Park, 630 Meadowbrook St.

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Neighborhood Stabilization Pilot - Cottonwood Bend

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Posted on: March 15, 2022

Pilot Project Update

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In March. we received the draft construction documents from the landscape architect for the median improvement project. City staff is reviewing the documents with the Parks and Recreation Department to ensure the irrigation details meet City standards. On...

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Neighborhood Stabilization Pilot - Fountain Park
Posted on: March 15, 2022

Neighbors Helping Neighbors Opportunity

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The overwhelming consensus from the survey results in February is that residents are interested in pursuing a Neighbors Helping Neighbors workday, wherein residents can nominate themselves or neighbors for miscellaneous projects and then assist in complet...

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Neighborhood Stabilization Pilot - Fountain Park
Posted on: March 15, 2022

Block Party Update

Neighbors enjoying an outdoor block party

Fountain Park Estates will host a block party in conjunction with the City of Allen’s Community Enhancement Department on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, from 6-8 p.m. at Reed Park.

For more information and timely updates, please refer to FountainParkEstat...

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Neighborhood Stabilization Pilot - Fountain Park

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Posted on: January 13, 2022

Pay a utility bill

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Pay for your water, sewer and trash/recycling service using one of four convenient options.

View payment options Online Services
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Adopt a pet

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Registration available online, by mail or in person. Documents and licensing fee required.

Learn about pet adoptions Online Services
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Pay a citation or court fine

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Need to handle a citation? Depending on your age and the type of offense alleged, you have four options for settling a citation or fine.

How to handle a citation Online Services
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Apply for a building permit

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Permits are required for many home projects including roof repairs, irrigation installation and fence replacement.

Get started in our CSS portal Online Services
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Apply for an alarm permit

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Before you proceed to our Alarm Permit Portal...

Have you obtained this alarm permit in the past or currently have an active permit on file? If so, you don't need to obtain a new alarm permit. Instead, open the Alarm Permit Portal and click on the...

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Online Services
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Apply for a fire permit

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Apply for fire permits through the Allen Fire Marshal's Office. Application and documents must be submitted electronically. Request an inspection by calling 844.381.8759.

How to submit a fire permit application Online Services
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Send a service request or report an issue

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MyAllen is your tool for reporting service requests such as water leaks, missed trash/recycling, animal related issues, property maintenance and more. App available for iOS and Google.

Create an account to get started Online Services
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Find my trash/recycling collection day

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Trash is collected weekly on the day assigned to your neighborhood. Recycling is collected every two weeks. City of Allen contracts with Community Waste Disposal (CWD) to provide city trash collection, disposal and recycling services.

Find your collection day Online Services
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Make an open records request

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Make an open records request or search a variety of public records. Information is provided by the City Secretary’s Office in accordance with the Public Information Act.

Open a request or search documents Online Services
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Register as a City vendor

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Apply for all permits using our Citizen Self-Service (CSS) portal. Use the step-by-step guides to get started. If you have questions, call Building Services at 214.509.4130.

Get started in our CSS portal Online Services
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Register your pet

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Registration available online, by mail or in person. Documents and licensing fee required.

Get started at PetData.com Online Services
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Request engineering record plans

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Requests for record drawings are accepted by email. Please provide a map outlining the area requested or detailed limits. Call the Engineering Department at 214.509.4582 if you have questions.

How to request Record Drawings Online Services
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Request the location of a utility line

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Whether you're planting a tree or building an office tower, you first must check the location of gas lines and other vital utilities. Visit Texas811.org or dial 811.

Click for info Online Services
Posted on: January 13, 2022

View our eBid system

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Check the status of bids that are open, closed, awarded and not awarded. You also can view active contracts.

Open our bid portal Online Services
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Schedule a video inspection

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Our Virtual Inspection Program is available for occupied residential homes once plans are filed and approved electronically.

Learn about video inspections Online Services
Posted on: January 13, 2022

Send an anonymous crime tip

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Send an anonymous tip directly to Allen Police Department using an online form. It's available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Send a crime tip Online Services

News Flash

Posted on: August 4, 2022

City to purchase 16 acres of property from Allen ISD

Aerial photo of Molsen Farm

A property once home to one of Allen’s last working farms will now be fully owned and cared for by Allen Parks and Recreation.

A 16-acre portion of the Molsen Farm property was purchased in 2016 by Allen Independent School District. Recently, Allen ISD det...

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Parks & Recreation - Completed Projects
Posted on: June 23, 2022

All-inclusive play structures at Bethany Lakes Park

Four kids play on an inclusive structure at Bethany Lakes Park

The Bethany Lakes Park playground has reopened! We are excited to introduce all-inclusive and adaptive play amenities for individuals of all abilities. Swing by this weekend to check it out!

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Parks & Recreation - Completed Projects
Posted on: April 29, 2022

New art at the Natatorium: ‘All In’

Distance photo of All In art piece near large windows in the foyer of Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium

Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium is showing off new art in its front foyer. The piece, ‘All In,’ is comprised of approximately 1,000 acrylic rods made with sensors that react based on movement, audio levels, occupancy and distance.

‘All In’ was created by Erik Ca...

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Parks & Recreation - Completed Projects

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Posted on: September 24, 2022

Celebration Park Sprayground closed Sept. 26-28

Young girl running through a water feature at Celebration Park Sprayground


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Posted on: August 26, 2022

Public parking temporarily closed at Municipal Court/Parks and Recreation Building

Due to construction, the main entrance of the Municipal Court and Parks & Recreation Administration Building is closed through Oct. 15. Parking is available south of the building near the flag poles adjacent to the City Hall entry stairs.

Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: August 25, 2022

Trail Closure: Rowlett Trail, north of West Exchange at SH 121

Beginning Aug. 29, the portion of Rowlett Trail connecting Allen to McKinney will close to all public access. This closure is needed for the NTTA's erosion mitigation project where Rowlett Creek crosses under SH 121. The closure is anticipated for approxi...

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Parks & Recreation News
Posted on: January 21, 2022

Allen is planning its first public dog park

Plans are moving along for a new dog park at Jupiter Park. Once a bid is approved, construction is expected to take 9 to 12 months with expected opening in spring 2023.

Parks & Recreation News

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Posted on: December 1, 2021

Allen is planning its first public dog park!

Small dog happily running in a grassy field

Plans are moving along for a new dog park at Jupiter Park. Allen Community Development Corporation (Allen CDC) approved funding for the dog park in Fall 2021. You can keep up with the latest information by joining Allen Dog Park Project Updates, a private...

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Parks & Recreation Projects (HIDDEN)

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Posted on: July 26, 2022

Support Allen's shelter animals with Donorbox!

Animal Services officer wearing gloves while feeding a baby raccoon through a syringe

Looking for a way to support Allen's animals in need? Send a secure donation using Donorbox! All money received is used to care for animals with special medical needs (surgeries, treatment, long-term care, etc.) as well as for special projects at...

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Posted on: September 24, 2020

Join our force - now offering lateral entry!

We're one of the few departments in Dallas Fort-Worth with a lateral entry program for officers with prior experience.

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Posted on: September 23, 2020

Urban wildlife in Allen

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Bobcats, coyotes and other urban wildlife are present throughout North Texas, including here in Allen. However, seeing these animals in your neighborhood can be unnerving. Read on for the top questions about urban wildlife, including ways to protect your ...

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Council forms Community Engagement Advisory Board

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JULY 12, 2022 - Allen City Council approved the creation of a Community Engagement Advisory Board during the July 12 council meeting. The creation of this new Board was recommended by the Ad Hoc Committee on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

The Community E...

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Strategic Plan | Engaged and connected Allen community
Posted on: April 29, 2022

Honoring Hometown Generosity

Keep Allen Beautiful employee Josue Diaz sorts through donated bags of shoes and clothing

APRIL 28, 2022 - Three Allen elementary schools were honored during the April 26 Council Meeting for their efforts collecting shoes for children and families in need.  

Soles4Souls’ annual Reuse-A-Shoe program collects unwanted ...

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Strategic Plan | Engaged and connected Allen community
Posted on: April 13, 2022

Working together on a vision for downtown

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

APRIL 1, 2022 - 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 t...

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Strategic Plan | Engaged and connected Allen community
Posted on: November 11, 2021

“Better together”: Ad hoc committee presents findings, recommendations for full community engagement

Group of adults poses for selfie photo in City Hall rotunda

NOV. 11, 2021 - A committee formed by Allen City Council has identified key ways to make Allen more welcoming and engaging to people of all backgrounds.

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) Ad Hoc Committee presented their final report to Allen C...

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Strategic Plan | Engaged and connected Allen community
Posted on: May 14, 2021

Cultural programming goes virtual at Allen Public Library

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MAY 14, 2021 -  Allen Public Library brought treasured cultural programming to residents in a new way during the COVID-19 pandemic.

When live programs in the Civic Auditorium were interrupted, On Stage @ APL offered virtual concerts, author discus...

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Strategic Plan | Engaged and connected Allen community
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Allen adopts diversity, equity and inclusion policy

glass doors mark the entrance to Allen City Council Chambers. the city seal is embossed on the doors

APRIL 16, 2021 - A new committee formed by Allen City Council will spend the next several months exploring ways to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in Allen.

During the April 13 meeting, Allen City Council voted unanimously to adopt...

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Strategic Plan | Engaged and connected Allen community

News Flash

Posted on: August 17, 2022

Aging sewer lines to be replaced

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AUG. 9, 2022 - Forty-year-old sanitary sewer lines in and along Heritage Parkway and Allen Heights will soon be replaced.

During the Aug. 9 meeting, Allen City Council approved a $606,400 sanitary sewer project in order to replace deteriorating sewer lines...

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Strategic Plan | Financially sound and transparent government
Posted on: August 16, 2022

City will install four new traffic signals in the next year

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AUG. 9, 2022 - City Council approved a $1,450,381 construction agreement for three new traffic signals at the following intersections:

  • Bethany Drive at Racetrac Driveway (west of Greenville Avenue)
  • Stacy Road and Curtis Lane
  • Angel Parkway and Malone Road

To s...

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Strategic Plan | Financially sound and transparent government
Posted on: August 16, 2022

Public hearing dates set for 2022-2023 budget, tax rate

Front cover of 2022-2023 City of Allen Proposed Budget

Allen City Council voted to set the date of public hearings for the 2022-2023 annual City of Allen budget and tax rate. The proposed public hearing date is Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022.

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The budget decreases the City’s tax rate to $0.429,...

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Strategic Plan | Financially sound and transparent government
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Membership, rental fee changes coming in 2023

Two women participate in a yoga class at an Allen recreation center

JULY 26, 2022Allen Parks and Recreation will introduce new membership fees and added member benefits following the approval of a new fee and rate structure by Allen City Council.

Beginning Jan. 1, 2023, members who join or renew their membershi...

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Strategic Plan | Financially sound and transparent government
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Allen receives $2 million TxDOT grant for highway safety improvements

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JULY 26, 2022 - City of Allen was awarded a $2 million grant through the Highway Safety Improvement Program from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). The funding is intended to enhance safety at key intersections. Most notably, the grant includ...

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Strategic Plan | Financially sound and transparent government
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Architects to begin detail designs for Allen Public Library expansion

Exterior photo of Allen Public Library at evening

JULY 26, 2022 - Plans to expand Allen Public Library are moving forward. City Council approved a $949,297 contract with Hidell and Associates Architects to develop schematic and detail designs and prepare construction documents.

Allen Public Library receiv...

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Strategic Plan | Financially sound and transparent government
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Smart Water Meters slated for delivery this fall

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JULY 12, 2022 - The citywide installation of Smart Water Meters is on track to begin in October, offering customers consistent 30-day billing periods, hourly water use data, automatic leak alerts and other features.

Allen City Council approved the purchase...

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Sloan Creek Waterline approved for $4,648,570

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MAY 27, 2022 - In October 2020, Council approved an agreement for the design of a 24-inch potable water line from Allen Commerce Drive to Ridgeview Drive. In preparation for the eventual development located at SH 121 and US 75, it’s important to...

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Strategic Plan | Financially sound and transparent government
Posted on: May 27, 2022

Streets and alley rehab approved for $1,932,009

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MAY 27, 2022 - The City will remove and replace concrete panels on approximately 270 yards of alleys and 11,300 yards of roads in various locations throughout Allen. This reinvestment in our streets and alleys is larger than in years past and was approved...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Allen Finance Department recognized with national award

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APRIL 28, 2022 - City of Allen continues its winning streak! The Government Financial Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded the City of Allen the award for Outstanding Achievement for the Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) and the Certificate of Ach...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Manhole rehabilitation project approved for $851,314

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APRIL 28, 2022 - Council approved a $851,314 agreement to rehabilitate 41 manholes located at Village at Allen and the Watters Creek shopping area. Deterioration of these structures is taking place due to hydrogen sulfide gas buildup in the sewer line sys...

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

Bond issuance approved for $25.5M in improvements to City services

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APRIL 15, 2022 - City Council approved a $25,521,00 bond issuance to be used for improvements to the City’s park system, transportation infrastructure, and library and fire services. These funds were authorized by Allen voters in the 2016 Genera...

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Strategic Plan | Financially sound and transparent government
Posted on: April 7, 2022

City of Allen approves Meet and Confer agreement with Allen Firefighters Association

Firefighter uniforms hanging on rack with patch visible

FEB. 11, 2022 - In 2019, Allen City Council voted on a petition to have the Allen Firefighters Association (AFA) recognized as the sole and exclusive bargaining agent for the members of Allen Fire Department. The petition authorized staff to proceed with ...

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

Maintenance, upkeep projects approved

City hall

JAN. 11, 2022 - Councilmembers authorized the City Manager to move forward with contracts for City facility HVAC maintenance and repair in the amount of $450,000. In addition, the City will purchase a data backup and disaster recovery platform for its dat...

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Strategic Plan | Financially sound and transparent government
Posted on: December 29, 2021

Council reviews success of the CDBG Program’s 2020-2021 activities

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DEC. 28, 2021 - City Council adopted the 2020-2021 Comprehensive Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) for the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), recognizing its accomplishments from the past year.

The CDBG is a federally funded, form...

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Strategic Plan | Financially sound and transparent government
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Stable economy, strong management earns Allen highest possible bond rating

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 A stable economy, strong fiscal management and above-average resident incomes helped the City of Allen maintain the best possible bond ratings from both Moody’s Investor Services and S&P Global Ratings. 

For municipalities, the pract...

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

Purchasing process saves Allen $9.6 million

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MARCH 29, 2021 - For the twentieth consecutive year, the City of Allen has earned top marks for its efforts to save money and make ethical choices in its purchasing processes.

The Purchasing Division is responsible for acquiring goods and services...

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Posted on: March 31, 2021

Allen wins prestigious government finance award

Allen City Hall

MARCH 31, 2021 - The City of Allen has continued its winning streak, earning a prestigious national finance award for the 21st year in a row. The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) awarded the city with the Certificate of Achievement in Excell...

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Strategic Plan | Financially sound and transparent government
Posted on: May 14, 2021

New Chief Financial Officer hired

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APRIL 29, 2021 - The City of Allen has hired Pete Phillis, an accomplished financial manager with more than 28 years of experience, to lead the City’s finance department. Phillis has extensive experience in local government, including a long tenure in the...

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News Flash

Posted on: August 1, 2022

City of Allen agrees to purchase portion of Molsen Farm property from Allen ISD

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JULY 26, 2022 - A property once home to one of Allen’s last working farms will now be fully owned and cared for by Allen Parks and Recreation.

A 16-acre portion of the Molsen Farm property was purchased in 2016 by Allen Independent School Distric...

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Posted on: July 12, 2022

New playground shade structures planned for three Allen parks

Greenville Heights Park shade structure

JULY 12, 2022 - New playground shade structures are coming to Orchards Park and Spirit Park, including a replacement of the spectator shade at Allen Station Park. City Council approved a $311,696 agreement for the shade structures during their July 12 Cou...

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Posted on: May 31, 2022

Council approves 7% CPI rate increase for CWD commercial customers

CWD collection truck driving through a neighborhood

MAY 27, 2022 - Council unanimously approved a 7% increase in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for CWD, the City’s contracted trash and recycling provider. The CPI is what the City pays to CWD, not what residents pay to the City. Residential waste ...

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, special recognition for Georgina Flores

Mayor Fulk pictured with Shellie Taylor and Georgina Flores

APRIL 15, 2022 - In honor of the diligence and professionalism displayed by Allen’s public safety communicators, Mayor Fulk proclaimed April 10-16, 2022 as Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. During the presentation, Communications Manager Shellie Taylo...

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Posted on: April 15, 2022

Animal Shelter Advisory Board gives annual report

Mayor Fulk pictured with members of Allen Animal Services staff

APRIL 15, 2022 - Allen Animal Shelter welcomed two new programs in 2021. At the facility’s first Open House, staff educated the community on responsible pet ownership and provided shelter animals some social time and physical activity. The shelter also pa...

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Posted on: April 5, 2022

Marketing staff bring home statewide awards

City of Allen marketing team members pictured with their TRAPS Award for the Discover LIFE in Allen

FEB. 25, 2022 - Allen Parks and Recreation received one local and several state level recognitions this month, including three separate awards for an individual staff member and one statewide award.

Volunteer Training Coordinator Tori Thibodeaux, BSRA, CTR...

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

Streets, alleys to be assessed Citywide

Photo of the laser-equipped van to be contracted for street assessments in Allen

JAN. 11, 2022 - A laser-equipped van will travel more than 660 miles of Allen streets and alleys to evaluate road conditions and help prioritize future repairs. The process is part of a citywide pavement assessment approved by Allen City Council during th...

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Strategic Plan | High-performing City team providing resident-focused services
Posted on: May 28, 2021

VIDEO: Vactor trucks, grease traps, water tests – oh my!

Two men in reflective safety vests with text that reads "Allen at Work"

MAY 21, 2021 - The City of Allen celebrated Public Works Week by highlighting three crews who protect Allen’s waterways, pipes and drinking water. Get to know these valued employees in a new series, Allen at Work.

Vactor Truck | Jason Helmick and ...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

VIDEO: 2020 Excellence in PRIDE Winners announced

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APRIL 16, 2021 - Five City employees were honored for their exceptional service in Allen's annual appreciation awards.

  • Silvana Best, Special Events Coordinator (Allen Parks & Recreation)
  • Johnny San Martin, Building Maintenance (Communi...
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Posted on: April 5, 2022

Contracts approved for smart water meter infrastructure

Sprinkler spraying grass

DEC. 16, 2021 - A citywide transition to smart water meters will begin next summer following a series of unanimous votes by Allen City Council. The new system will offer multiple benefits to customers, including near real-time water use information, equal...

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Posted on: May 14, 2021

VIDEO: Allen Fire Department administers final COVID-19 shot

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MAY 6, 2021 - Allen Fire Department ended COVID-19 vaccine hub operations after vaccinating more than 50,000 individuals and administering nearly 100,000 shots. The drive-through vaccine site at Eagle Stadium began operation in late January to he...

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Posted on: February 25, 2021

Allen Police Department recaps first year using SPIDRTech software

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FEBRUARY 25, 2021 - Allen Police Department (APD) gave its first-year review of SPIDRTech, a new software that enhances communication between Allen Police Department and the people they serve.

Deputy Chief Ken Myers presented the review to City Co...

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Allen approves lease agreement for new body-worn cameras

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JULY 12, 2022 - Allen Police Department will enter a five-year agreement with Motorola Solutions to lease 162 body-worn cameras, including associated equipment and services, in the amount of $596,888.

The department purchased new body-worn cameras in 2017....

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

Allen adopts 2021 International Building Codes

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JUNE 14, 2022 - Every three years, the International Code Council (ICC) publishes a new set of building codes which provide the minimum standards for safe construction. City of Allen currently operates under the 2018 version of these Codes. This week City...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

Council votes to continue curfew for juveniles ages 10 to 16

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JUNE 17, 2022 - City Council held a public hearing and vote to continue the existing juvenile curfew in Allen for kids ages 10 through 16. The curfew was originally established in 2007 and must be reviewed every three years, in accordance with state law. ...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Rolling Hills Park moves forward with planned upgrades and expansion

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MAY 13, 2022 - Council approved a contract with Cole Construction, Inc., for the renovation of Rolling Hills Park in the amount of $1,766,267. The existing park property combined with the purchased park property will transform Rolling Hills Park into over...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

New cardio equipment coming to Allen recreation centers

Photo of new treadmill equipment at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium

MAY 11, 2022 - Allen recreation facilities soon will replace the existing cardio fitness equipment. Approved by Allen CDC and City Council, the new purchases will focus on ellipticals, upright bikes and recumbent bikes at Don Rodenbaugh Natatorium and Joe...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Contract awarded for construction of Fire Station 6

Digital rendering of the exterior front of future Fire Station 6

MAY 11, 2022 - Council approved a construction contract for Fire Station 6 in the amount of $11,247,190, not to exceed $14,974,976. Funds are sourced from $9.945 million approved by Allen voters during the 2016 bond election. Located at Ridgeview Drive an...

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Posted on: April 5, 2022

Parks and Open Space Master Plan update

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FEB. 25, 2022 - During the City Council Workshop, Allen Parks and Recreation Director Kate Meacham provided an update to councilmembers on the Parks and Open Space Master Plan. This document is built on community input to help staff identify and address t...

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Posted on: April 5, 2022

Secure parking features approved for Allen Police Headquarters

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FEB. 25, 2022 - Council members approved a $600K construction agreement to install parking lot walls and fencing at Allen Police Department (APD) Headquarters.

The design creates increased security for employees while maintaining public access and parking....

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

Council approves Inclusive Improvements for Bethany Lakes Park

Digital rendering of new inclusive play structure improvements planned for Bethany Lakes Park

FEB. 11, 2022 - Allen City Council approved inclusive improvements for the play equipment at Bethany Lakes Park.

Recent movement within the playground industry has focused on all-inclusive and adaptive play amenities for individuals of all abilities. While...

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Posted on: October 15, 2020

New renderings of Terrell Recreation Center revealed

Artist rendering of modern recreation facility with glass rotunda and wide welcome deck

OCTOBER 15, 2020 - Allen Parks & Recreation is sharing a glimpse inside the future Stephen G. Terrell Recreation Center.

Parks & Recreation Director Kate Meacham revealed new interior renderings from BRS Architects during the October 13 Ci...

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Posted on: April 29, 2021

VIDEO: Allen City Television debuts "Project LIFE"

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APRIL 29, 2021 - A new, monthly video series highlights projects and updates from Allen's Parks and Recreation Department.

In this month's episode of Project LIFE, learn about:

  • Ridgeview Trail project
  • New cricket pitch
  • Spirit Park
  • Weed sprayi...
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Posted on: February 3, 2021

Find your way with new trail signs!

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FEBRUARY 3, 2021 - Allen Parks Foundation unboxed 22 new trail signs to be placed at trail intersections this month. The 6-foot monuments and wayfinding sign placards are planned at every trail intersection. They designate major trail names with color cod...

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Posted on: December 14, 2020

Allen named #2 safest large city in Texas

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DECEMBER 14, 2020 - New rankings from AdvisorSmith examined crime reports published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to understand which cities in Texas have the lowest levels of reported crime on a per capita basis.

Allen was one of 39 larg...

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Zoning approved for new restaurant and microbrewery

Digital rendering of the exterior of Armor Brewing

JULY 12, 2022 - Something new is brewing for a familiar name in the Allen coffee scene. Councilmembers unanimously approved a zoning change to allow Armor Brewing Company to expand the taproom previously owned by Nine Band Brewing.

The $2.5 million renovat...

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Downtown Steering Committee presents revitalization plan

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JULY 12, 2022 - The Downtown Steering Committee presented its final report to City Council during the July 12 meeting.

The Downtown Allen Revitalization Plan is the result of nearly a year of community input through workshops, events, surveys and meetings....

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

Mixed-use development approved at Chelsea Boulevard and Ridgeview Drive

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MAY 27, 2022 - Council approved a mixed-use development on approximately 84.3632 acres located at the northwest corner of Chelsea Boulevard and Ridgeview Drive. The overall property concept includes industrial use, office/restaurant/retail use and townhom...

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Posted on: May 27, 2022

New townhomes coming to Allen’s downtown area

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MAY 27, 2022 - Council approved a Specific-Use Permit for the development of 16 townhome units at 100 W. Boyd Drive, located in Allen’s Central Business District.

Each unit is approximately 2,833 square feet. The first set of units on the western...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

New indoor playground design and installation approved for Stephen G. Terrell Recreation Center

Digital rendering of indoor playground at Stephen G Terrell Recreation Center

MAY 13, 2022 - City Council authorized a $1,227,626 contract for the design, fabrication and installation of an indoor playground at Stephen G. Terrell Recreation Center, currently under construction at 1680 W. Exchange Parkway.

The indoor playground creat...

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Posted on: April 13, 2022

Allen Gateway development is moving forward, with technical tweaks

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JAN. 13, 2022 - Katy Trail Ice House, Plush Suites and North American Properties are among the developers currently committed to the 75-acre Allen Gateway, a mixed-use development coming to the south side SH 121 at Exchange Parkway.

Allen City Council appr...

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Posted on: April 5, 2022

Zone amendment and permit approved for new winery, Vinum55

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FEB. 25, 2022 - Councilmembers unanimously approved a Zone Amendment and Specific Use Permit for a new Winery at 13 Prestige Circle, located in Allen Central Business District. 

Vinum55 is a premier members-only wine tasting and storage business b...

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Posted on: April 7, 2022

City of Allen and Allen Americans agree on new long-term lease

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FEB. 11, 2022 - Credit Union of Texas Event Center will continue to be the home of the Allen Americans Professional Hockey Club after Councilmembers unanimously approved a new five-year license agreement. The Allen Americans will play professional hockey ...

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Posted on: January 19, 2022

New playground coming to Greenville Heights Park

Digital rendering of new play structures to be installed at Greenville Heights Park

JAN. 11, 2022 - The 16-year-old playground equipment at Greenville Heights Park will soon get an upgrade. The $205,798 project will replace noticeably deteriorating equipment at the park located at 1310 Shelborn Drive. Three colorful play structures, comp...

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Posted on: November 12, 2021

Downtown Steering Committee reveals plans for feedback opportunities, community planning

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NOV. 12, 2021 - Allen’s Downtown Steering Committee, led by resident volunteers, gave its first-year update during the Nov. 9 City Council meeting. The group was formed in summer 2021 and recently completed Phase 1 of its work to develop a new vision for ...

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Class A office space, entertainment venue planned for "The Farm"

Artist rendering of an urban development with offices, shops and boardwalk-style restaurants

JUNE 1, 2021 - Allen-based developer JaRyCo started construction on The Farm in Allen, a 135-acre mixed-use project at the southeast corner of Sam Rayburn Tollway (SH 121) and Alma Drive. Work will begin with the developer's $25 million infrastru...

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

Pillar Commercial acquires One Bethany East

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JUNE 1, 2021 - Pillar Commercial and Hall Capital have acquired One Bethany East, the first Class A office building located in the Watters Creek District.  The five-story 120,000 SF office building is home to anchor Credit Union of Texas, Boss Fi...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Construction begins on "The Farm in Allen"

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Source: JaRyCo Development

APRIL 7, 2021 - Allen-based developer JaRyCo has started construction on The Farm in Allen, a 135-acre mixed use project at the southeast corner of Sam Rayburn Tollway and Alma Drive in Allen, Texas. Work will begin with the deve...

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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Allen Event Center plans upgrades, repairs

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MAY 13, 2021 - Money-saving upgrades, audiovisual improvements and cosmetic repairs will soon begin at Allen Event Center.

New AV upgrades coming to Allen Event CenterAllen Event Center will soon begin upgrading audiovisual equipment at t...

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

Youth Leagues: Get on the Ice!

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Playing in leagues not only improves skating and teaches team skills, it can build a life-long love of the game. No matter the skating level, we've got an options at Allen Community Ice Rink!

Youth Leagues: Get on the Ice!

Allen Community Ice Rink hosts hockey leagues for children ages 4 through 12.

Our goal is to develop your hockey game with a rounded approach that includes skate skill building, stick-time practice, and participation with a te...

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Youth Hockey Programs