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March 20, 2023
7:00 PM
Allen City Hall - Council Chambers
305 Century Parkway
Allen, TX 75013
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Community Development Corporation - Annual Town Hall

Monday, March 20, 2023

Share your input on potential projects to be funded by Allen’s half-cent sales tax, used by the Allen Community Development Corporation (CDC) to support parks, trails, entertainment, sports, tourism and more by submitting a Project Request.

What is the Community Development Corporation?
The Community Development Corporation is a citizen board which administers proceeds from a citywide half-cent sales tax approved by voters in 1996. Because Allen attracts many shoppers, restaurant-goers, event attendees and tourists from outside our city, this sales tax helps alleviate the tax burden on residents while enhancing local amenities like parks, playgrounds, community events and more. The half-cent sales tax also provides a way to reinvest sales tax from local resident shopping back into community enhancement projects.

How are projects chosen?
Each year, the CDC considers a list of potential projects presented by City staff based on resident feedback acquired through master planning initiatives, surveys, input from the citizen-led Parks Advisory Board and the strategic plan of Allen City Council.

In addition, residents are invited to propose other projects they would like to see funded during this annual Town Hall meeting. The CDC then deliberates on proposed projects and recommends a list of final projects for funding to be considered by Allen City Council as part of the annual budget process.

How can I participate?
Residents may provide comments and propose projects during the Town Hall meeting. Residents may also email with their contact information, project description and proposed location by Monday, March 13. This provides time for a Parks and Recreation staff member to reach out to discuss the proposed project and help determine potential costs and considerations that will be needed by the CDC Board.

Interested in proposed projects but can't attend the meeting?
This meeting is live streamed through ACTV. For streaming app and cable channel viewing options, see the Watch Public Meetings page or use the online live access link.

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