Allen Police Department launched new software that will help keep crime victims automatically updated on the status of their case. This service is the second phase of APD’s SPIDRTech software and further enhances communication between the police department and the people we serve. How it works. The first phase...
City of Allen offices and facilities are closed for Independence Day on Monday, July 4. Normal business hours resume Tuesday, July 5. Monday trash/recycling collection will slide to Tuesday, and so on, with all collection routes completed by Saturday, July 9. Allen Parks and Recreation facilities will adjust hours as follows:
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Allen Parks and Recreation will close various facilities on Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. Normal business hours resume Tuesday, July 5. Parks and Recreation facility hours: Monday, July 4. Allen Community Ice Rink – Open for regular programming. Allen Senior Recreation Center - Closed. Ford Pool...
For Allen resident Shirley Cusick, happiness can be attained with brush strokes. Her art evokes gleeful smiles as library patrons view her exhibit at the Allen Public Library. Visitors are greeted with attractive landscapes that offer subtle and misty transitions of color, which are evocative of the gradual shifts in the forces of nature. A cowboy with a lariat wrapped around his shoulder is an interesting contrast to the stylized urban pedestrians who seek to avoid the rain with their umbrellas.
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!
The Library will be closed Sunday, July 3, and Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. For your convenience, no materials will be due while the Library is closed. We will reopen Tuesday, July 5, at 10 a.m. Have a happy 4th of July celebration!. Be sure to visit...
JUNE 17, 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 Council approved an amendment to move Allen from the 2018 version to the 2021 version of these codes, which are the most current codes available.
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. The ordinance was last renewed on June 25, 2019.
Allen ranked No. 38 in this year’s ‘Safest Cities in Texas’ report by SafeWise—up two spots from 2021!. A total of 280 cities met the criteria to be considered for ranking. All cities on the top 50 list reported fewer than two violent crimes per 1,000 people.
Celebration Park and Sprayground are closed June 20-24 as we prepare for the Market Street Allen USA Celebration. The Sprayground will be open during the event on Saturday, June 25 from 7 to 10 p.m. Get details on the Market Street Allen USA Celebration. After the event, the Sprayground will...
Allen City Council met on Tuesday, June 14. Read on for the highlights and approved projects. The full agenda and meeting video are available here. Chris Schulmeister was elected as Mayor Pro Tem unanimously by Allen City Council on June 14. Schulmeister was elected in May for his second City Council term in Place No. 4. In this role, Mayor Pro Tem Schulmeister assumes mayoral duties in the event of the mayor’s absence. Read more about Mayor Pro Tem Schulmeister.
Members of Allen City Council, Allen Allen Community Development Corporation, Allen Parks and Recreation Board and the City Manager’s Office toured the site of Stephen G. Terrell Recreation Center on June 13. The 149,000-square-foot facility now boasts concrete walls, steel beams and the beginning of an internal structure. Learn more about the new recreation center.
Serve your city! Most appointments are two-year terms. Apply online or in person through Wednesday, Aug. 3. Applicants are encouraged to attend at least one meeting of the board of interest prior to applying.
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. VIDEO: Spray Head Body Replacement.
2:30 P.M. THURSDAY, JUNE 2 - Power has been restored to Allen Senior Recreation Center and the facility is open for business. The Courses at Watters Creek, including the driving range, is also reopened for play with a cart path only status.
Come spend the week with Allen Police and sweat a little! Allen Police Department (APD) has partnered with Athlete Training and Health to offer APD FIT Camp for kids age 8-11. Cost is $90 per athlete. Spots are limited, so register today!. Kids have two opportunities to join the fun....
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 service rates remain at $15.59, a rate unchanged since June 2010.
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 townhomes. The plan includes a central open space which fronts the four townhome buildings and complements the restaurants and office spaces planned for the area. A parking garage will accommodate daytime pedestrian traffic.
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 plan and establish a reliable water supply to the property for ultimate conditions and density. This week Council approved the construction for the waterline in the amount of $4,648,570.