Allen Downtown Revitalization

In June 2021, Mayor Ken Fulk and City Council appointed a 13-member citizen steering committee to develop a vision to revitalize the heart of Allen. The process will include data collection, research and analysis followed by community engagement/feedback and visioning.

The final plan will be presented to Council as recommendations for an implementation phase. Creation of the final plan is expected to take 12-15 months. If you're interested in learning more, please submit a contact request form.

FOLLOW BLOG Progress Updates

  1. Downtown Steering Committee moves forward with consultant selection process

    The Downtown Steering Committee selection team is in the process of reviewing proposals received in response to the Request for Proposal (RFP), that was released in August. The RFP requested qualified consulting firms to assist with Phase 2 of the... Read on...

  2. Downtown Steering Committee making progress

    The Downtown Steering Committee (DSC) met for the third time Wednesday, Aug. 25. The group shared progress updates in these focus areas: Community Use Finances and Economic Development Learning From Other Communities Community Outreach Practices... Read on...

  3. Mayor Fulk discusses downtown planning with Committee Chair Tommy Baril

    In this month's Allen Update, Mayor Fulk chats with Downtown Steering Committee Chair Tommy Baril. Tommy shares progress made by the committee in Phase One - gathering information about the current situation downtown. Watch the entire episode... Read on...

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE HISTORIC ROOTS OF DOWNTOWN ALLEN

The work of the Downtown Allen Citizen Steering Committee is underway to develop a plan to revitalize the historic heart of our community. Part of this process to mold the future comes with a look into the past and what’s there today. We encourage the community to take this journey with us, follow the progress of the committee during Phase 1 and participate in feedback opportunities during Phase 2 (anticipated early 2022). Starting out – let’s see what you know about Allen’s historic downtown!

  1. Pixelated photo of a restaurant in Downtown Allen

    Q: Which Allen Downtown restaurant location previously operated as a bed and breakfast?

    Bonus: Can you correctly name the number of hotels Allen has now? Read on...
  2. exterior of Allen Public Library

    Q: Where was Allen Public Library originally located?

    Bonus points if you know the year it opened! Read on...
  3. Black-and-white photo of crowd gathered around an arriving train
  4. Exterior photo of landmark blue house in Downtown Allen
  5. Exterior photo of Allen Cafe window that reads Breakfast and Lunch Served All Summer Long

    Q: What restaurant operated in this building before it was Allen Café?

    The previous restaurant was a popular stop following local high school football games. Read on...
  6. Photo of a sidewalk scape in Downtown Allen framed with trees

    Q: Can you name two of the oldest family businesses in Downtown Allen?

    Not only do these businesses have charm - they're trademark pieces of Allen history! Read on...
  7. Screenshot of Downtown Allen area shaded on a map

    Q: What name does the City of Allen use to define the downtown area for zoning purposes?

    You can view the area and surrounding properties on our interactive map. Read on...
  8. Portion of the original map of Allen in black and white

    Q: When was the first original map of the Town of Allen filed?

    BONUS: Can you also name the person who platted the map? Read on...

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