Mckinney accredited by National Main Street Center

City of McKinney Historic Downtown has been designated as an accredited Main Street America program for meeting performance standards set by the National Main Street Center. This is the 12th time McKinney Main Street has been recognized nationally for their preservation-based economic development and community revitalization.


To receive accreditation from the National Main Street Center, McKinney Main Street was evaluated on 10 performance standards.

Amy Rosenthal is the Main Street Program Director .

2015 Highlights for McKinney Main Street include:

  • The addition of a live Christmas tree downtown
  • Promotional activities like the Downtown Explorer Club for students
  • Signature events including Arts in Bloom, Bike the Bricks and Oktoberfest
  • The approval and planning for a public art mural sponsored by the McKinney Arts Commission
  • Developer presentations for the nine-acre project located within McKinney Main Street impact area

During 2015, six new businesses located to downtown McKinney, 91 jobs were created and more than $2.5 million invested in public and private development.

Over the past 35 years, the National Main Street Center has led the development of a national network of over 2,000 historic downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts: Main Street America™.

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