News Flash

Posted on: January 23, 2024

City Hall, CUTX Event Center to receive facility upgrades

City of Allen logo

JAN. 23, 2024 - Two city facilities are receiving hardware upgrades following Council approval. A new emergency generator will be installed at Allen City Hall. This new generator will help prevent costly repairs in cases when the building is without power...

Read on...

Strategic Plan | Financially sound and transparent government
Posted on: November 20, 2023

New provider for on-demand transportation program

City of Allen logo

NOV. 14, 2023 - Allen City Council has approved a new agreement with Denton County Transit Authority (DCTA) to provide on-demand transportation services to Allen residents who are age 65+ or have a disability.

This service has been available to Allen resid...

Read on...

Strategic Plan | Financially sound and transparent government
Posted on: October 27, 2023

Northbound Chelsea Boulevard to receive additional lanes

City of Allen logo

OCT. 24, 2023 - Planning for the expansion of the northbound lanes of Chelsea Boulevard is set to begin after City Council’s approval. 

Council approved $210,075 for the design of the roadway during the Oct. 24 meeting. Total project cost is proje...

Read on...

Strategic Plan | Financially sound and transparent government
Posted on: October 9, 2023

New traffic signal coming to Ridgeview/Chelsea intersection

City of Allen logo

SEPT. 26, 2023 - A new set of traffic signal equipment has been purchased for the Ridgeview Drive and Chelsea Boulevard intersection.

The purchase includes standardized specific types and brands of signal equipment, such as the emergency vehicle detection,...

Read on...

Strategic Plan | Financially sound and transparent government
Posted on: October 9, 2023

Adjustments made to waste service fees, water and sewer rates

Residential trash cart and recycling cart

SEPT. 26, 2023 - City Council has approved changes to the rates and fees for commercial and residential solid waste, recycling and household hazardous waste (HHW) services. 

The rate adjustment is an increase of $1 per month, which brings the tota...

Read on...

Strategic Plan | Financially sound and transparent government
Posted on: September 22, 2023

City invests in data backup and disaster recovery system

City of Allen logo

SEPT. 12, 2023 - The City of Allen’s data is even more protected after securing a three-year maintenance deal on a resilient data backup and disaster recovery platform.  

This platform not only better protects important data and files he...

Read on...

Strategic Plan | Financially sound and transparent government
Posted on: September 22, 2023

New traffic signal equipment coming to several Allen intersections

City of Allen logo

SEPT. 12, 2023 - A grant from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will help fund new traffic signal equipment for several intersections across the city.

Intersection upgrades will include an audible crosswalk push button system, vehicle detectio...

Read on...

Strategic Plan | Financially sound and transparent government
Posted on: September 22, 2023

City budget, tax rate approved for fiscal year 2023-2024

City of Allen logo

SEPT. 12, 2023 - Allen residents will continue enjoying one of the lowest tax rates among large Texas cities following the approval of the Fiscal Year 2023-2024 tax rate and city budget. Read the full story

Read on...

Strategic Plan | Financially sound and transparent government
Posted on: August 11, 2023

TxDOT to reimburse City for traffic signal improvements

City of Allen logo

AUG. 8, 2023 - As part of the Highway Safety Improvement Program, the City of Allen will receive reimbursement from the Texas Department of Transportation traffic signal improvements at several major intersections in Allen.

The signal improvements will inc...

Read on...

Strategic Plan | Financially sound and transparent government
Posted on: August 11, 2023

City of Allen and Town of Fairview partner on manhole and sewer repair project

City of Allen logo

AUG. 8, 2023 - The City of Allen and the Town of Fairview have entered an interlocal funding agreement to repair deteriorating manhole structures along US 75 near the Village at Allen.

The manhole structures that need repair are part of a sewer line that r...

Read on...

Strategic Plan | Financially sound and transparent government
Posted on: August 11, 2023

Contract issued for phase 1 of bridge repair project

City of Allen logo

AUG. 8, 2023 - After a routine inspection of Allen’s bridges and bridge class culverts, it was determined that several locations that need minor repairs.

Most structures have a satisfactory condition rating, which does not require immediate atten...

Read on...

Strategic Plan | Financially sound and transparent government
Posted on: August 11, 2023

Bond Election called for Nov. 7, 2023

Engage Allen 2023 Bond

AUG. 8, 2023 - City Councilmembers called for a General Obligation Bond Election to take place on Tuesday, Nov. 7. The bond election will be composed of five separate propositions, each of which were determined based on community planning and feedback at ...

Read on...

Strategic Plan | Financially sound and transparent government
Posted on: August 11, 2023

Council sets public hearing date for City Budget and Tax Rate, receives proposed 2024-2028 CIP

City of Allen logo

AUG. 8, 2023 - With the City of Allen’s 2023-2024 Fiscal Year set to begin October 1, public hearings for the City’s proposed budget and tax rate have been set for September 12.

The proposed tax rate of $0.4205 is a "not to exceed&...

Read on...

Strategic Plan | Financially sound and transparent government
Posted on: August 11, 2023

Ridgeview Drive segment to be expanded ahead of SH 121 development

City of Allen logo

AUG. 8, 2023 - The section of Ridgeview Drive from US 75 to Chelsea Boulevard will soon have additional lanes to prepare for the area’s upcoming development.

This expanded section of Ridgeview Drive will serve as a key connection point to the lar...

Read on...

Strategic Plan | Financially sound and transparent government
Posted on: July 18, 2023

Council approves cost-saving joint funding plan for Ridgeview Drive construction

City of Allen logo

JULY 11, 2023 - A new interlocal agreement has been approved by City Council, allowing the use of Collin County funds for the construction of Ridgeview Drive from Chelsea Boulevard to US 75.

In 2018, Collin County set aside bond funds for transportation pr...

Read on...

Strategic Plan | Financially sound and transparent government
Posted on: July 18, 2023

Building permit and land development fees updated

City of Allen logo

JULY 11, 2023 - Fees for building permits and land development requests have received their first major update since 2012. These updated fees are intended to offset a portion of the cost of processing these requests and providing this service. See updated...

Read on...

Strategic Plan | Financially sound and transparent government
Posted on: April 17, 2023

Allen Gateway Project second phase approved, requires no City funds

City of Allen logo

APRIL 11, 2023 - Allen Gateway Project’s second phase will soon begin, bringing landscaping and pedestrian improvements.

The second phase of this project includes enhanced landscaping, an illuminated pedestrian fence on the overpass and a...

Read on...

Strategic Plan | Financially sound and transparent government
Posted on: April 17, 2023

New homestead exemption approved for Allen homeowners

City of Allen logo

APRIL 11, 2023 - Allen homeowners will benefit from a new exemption to their City property taxes. During the April 11 meeting, Allen City Council approved a 5% homestead exemption. The exemption will deduct 5% from appraised home values when calculating t...

Read on...

Strategic Plan | Financially sound and transparent government
Posted on: April 5, 2023

Annual independent audit returns clean audit for City finances

City of Allen logo

MARCH 14, 2023 - An independent audit of the City’s finances and account groups gave the City of Allen a clean audit, finding no issues or items of concern regarding accounting control structure.

This annual audit leads to the creation and presentation of ...

Read on...

Strategic Plan | Financially sound and transparent government
Posted on: April 5, 2023

New water disinfection system helps keep Allen water clean

City of Allen logo

MARCH 14, 2023 - Councilmembers approved the purchase of two new water disinfection systems to be installed at the Bethany and Rowlett water towers. These systems will ensure that disinfectant levels stay at the appropriate level from storage tank to kitc...

Read on...

Strategic Plan | Financially sound and transparent government
Posted on: April 5, 2023

City Council launches 2023 bond process by appointing steering committee

City of Allen logo

MARCH 14, 2023 - In preparation for a public bond election expected to be held in November 2023, Allen City Council appointed six members to a bond steering committee during the March 14 council meeting. This process, which typically takes place every 5-7...

Read on...

Strategic Plan | Financially sound and transparent government
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Allen awarded advance TxDOT funding for intersection safety improvements and landscaping

City of Allen logo

DEC. 13, 2022 - The City of Allen is a recipient of a Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) Grant through the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). This grant program is designed to improve safety and reduce traffic fatalities and serious injuri...

Read on...

Strategic Plan | Financially sound and transparent government
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Roof replacement for several City facilities approved

City hall

NOV. 8, 2022 - City council has approved the replacement of three city facility roofs.

In 2021, 36 city facilities were inspected to ensure their roofs were in good condition. After inspecting all facilities, Allen Police Headquarters, Allen Senior Recreat...

Read on...

Strategic Plan | Financially sound and transparent government
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Water mains in Timbercreek and Allenwood to be replaced

City of Allen logo

NOV. 8, 2022 - City council approved a contract for the design of replacement water mains in the Timbercreek and Allenwood neighborhoods for $384,900. These water mains were determined to have exceeded their life expectancy and repeated maintenance demand...

Read on...

Strategic Plan | Financially sound and transparent government
Posted on: October 31, 2022

Rowlett Water Tower and Custer Ground water tank to be repainted

Rowlett water tower

OCT. 25, 2022 - The Rowlett Water Tower and Custer Ground #2 water storage tank will soon receive new exterior paint and minor repairs.

Every year, water towers and water storage tanks must be inspected to ensure safety and proper conditions. This year, an...

Read on...

Strategic Plan | Financially sound and transparent government
Posted on: October 24, 2022

Intersection improvements to be co-funded by HEB

City of Allen logo

OCT. 11, 2022 - City Councilmembers approved a partnership agreement with grocery store chain HEB to expand the intersection of Exchange Parkway and Greenville Avenue.

Anticipating traffic growth in the area due to the new store and future area growth, the...

Read on...

Strategic Plan | Financially sound and transparent government
Posted on: October 24, 2022

New emergency generators to be installed at Allen fire stations

Allen firefighter uniforms hanging on rack with patches visible

OCT. 11, 2022 - Allen Fire Stations 3 and 4 will receive new emergency generators, thanks to a new contract awarded by City Council.

To continue operating in some emergency situations, fire stations are equipped with emergency generators. While all Allen F...

Read on...

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

New board members appointed

City of Allen logo

SEPT. 27, 2022 - City Council appointed new and returning community volunteers to fill 15 open positions on City boards, commissions and committees. The Council Nominating Committee interviewed a total of 62 candidates to fill these positions.

Appointments...

Read on...

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

Fee changes for utility services approved

City of Allen logo

SEPT. 27, 2022 - Customers who pay for water, sewer and trash/recycling services through the City of Allen will see slightly higher rates for services used on Oct. 1, 2022 and beyond.

The changes were approved by Allen City Council to reflect rising costs ...

Read on...

Strategic Plan | Financially sound and transparent government
Posted on: September 29, 2022

Allen approves annual contract for City-owned streetlight maintenance

City of Allen logo

SEPT. 13, 2022 - City of Allen will enter an annual contract with Standard Utility Construction, Inc., for maintenance of City-owned streetlights in an amount not to exceed $325,000. This replaces the City’s current maintenance contract which ha...

Read on...

Strategic Plan | Financially sound and transparent government
Posted on: September 29, 2022

Budget, tax rate approved for Fiscal Year 2022-2023

City of Allen logo

SEPT. 13, 2022 - Following a public hearing and council discussion, councilmembers approved the 2022-2023 City budget and tax rate. The council voted to approve a ($302,652,181) budget for Fiscal Year 2022-2023 and approved a tax rate of $0.4212 per $100 ...

Read on...

Strategic Plan | Financially sound and transparent government
Posted on: August 17, 2022

Aging sewer lines to be replaced

City of Allen logo

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...

Read on...

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

City will install four new traffic signals in the next year

City of Allen logo

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...

Read on...

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.

View the proposed budget

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

Read on...

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...

Read on...

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

Allen receives $2 million TxDOT grant for highway safety improvements

City of Allen logo

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...

Read on...

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...

Read on...

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

Smart Water Meters slated for delivery this fall

City of Allen logo

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...

Read on...

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

Sloan Creek Waterline approved for $4,648,570

City of Allen logo

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...

Read on...

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

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

City of Allen logo

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...

Read on...

Strategic Plan | Financially sound and transparent government
Posted on: April 29, 2022

Allen Finance Department recognized with national award

City of Allen logo

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...

Read on...

Strategic Plan | Financially sound and transparent government
Posted on: April 29, 2022

Manhole rehabilitation project approved for $851,314

City of Allen logo

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...

Read on...

Strategic Plan | Financially sound and transparent government
Posted on: April 15, 2022

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

City of Allen logo

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...

Read on...

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 ...

Read on...

Strategic Plan | Financially sound and transparent government
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...

Read on...

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

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

City of Allen logo

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...

Read on...

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

Stable economy, strong management earns Allen highest possible bond rating

Allen aerial shot

 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...

Read on...

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

Purchasing process saves Allen $9.6 million

group of finance employees posing with Allen mayor

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...

Read on...

Strategic Plan | Financially sound and transparent government
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...

Read on...

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

New Chief Financial Officer hired

professional headshot of Pete Phillis

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...

Read on...

Strategic Plan | Financially sound and transparent government