Allen, Texas

Allen Police launches real-time criminal report notifications

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...
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City holiday closures on Monday, July 4

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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Holiday closures on Monday, July 4

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...

Shirley Cusick Headlines Art Exhibit at Library

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.

Library Closed for Independence Day

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...

Allen adopts 2021 International Building Codes

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.

Council votes to continue curfew for juveniles ages 10 to 16

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 ranks in top 50 safest Texas cities by SafeWise

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 closed June 20-24

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...

Council Meeting Recap: Schulmeister elected Mayor Pro Tem, juvenile curfew continued, presentations

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.

Chris Schulmeister elected as Mayor Pro Tem

Chris Schulmeister was elected Mayor Pro Tem by Allen City Council on June 14. As Mayor Pro Tem, he assumes mayoral duties in the event of the mayor’s absence. Schulmeister was elected in May for his second City Council term in Place No. 4.

City leaders tour the site of Allen’s newest recreation center

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.

Register your child for APD F.I.T. Camp with Allen Police

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....

Mixed-use development approved at Chelsea Boulevard and Ridgeview Drive

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.

Sloan Creek Waterline approved for $4,648,570

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.