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Posted on: October 31, 2022

Allen Heritage Village improvements

Allen Heritage Village

OCT. 25, 2022 - Councilmembers approved contracts for construction improvements and a new pavilion at Allen Heritage Village.

Since the late 1990s, Allen Heritage Village has undergone multiple phases of development and renovation. The final phase of devel...

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Posted on: October 31, 2022

Allen Economic Development Corporation’s lifetime progress report

Allen EDC logo

OCT. 25, 2022 - An independent report of Allen Economic Development Corporation’s (EDC) lifetime progress was presented to councilmembers during the October 25 meeting.

This report was given by Insight Research Corporation, who regularly conducts this rese...

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Posted on: October 7, 2022

Pickleball, putt-putt, bowling and more headed to The Farm at Allen

High 5 digital rendering courtesy of Fitzgerald and Associates

SEPT. 27, 2022 - Two big names in entertainment are coming to The Farm at Allen, a 135-acre mixed-used development being built at the intersection of State Highway 121 and Alma Drive.

High 5 is a family-friendly entertainment venue with a...

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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

Downtown Allen revitalization logo - Dare to Dream

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

Digital representation of the building elevation for part of the planned development at Chelsea Boul

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

Digital representation of townhome building elevation and style

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

City of Allen logo

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

Vinum 55 logo

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

Allen Americans hockey player preparing to knock the puck into the goal during a game

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

Historic preserved home located in Downtown Allen

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

five-story glass-walled office building at sunset

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"

7 men in suits hold shovels at groundbreaking ceremony

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

brick event center with glass rotunda on a sunny, blue sky day

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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