Allen Community Development Corporation

Meetings
Meetings take place at 6 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at Allen City Hall, 305 Century Parkway.

Agendas and minutes
Meeting agendas are posted 72 hours prior to meetings on the City meeting calendar. Sign up for NotifyMe to receive meeting notices with a link to the agenda packet.

Meeting minutes are available in the online open records portal.

Duties
In May 1996, Allen residents approved a citywide half-cent sales tax in support of a community development corporation. Allen Community Development Corporation (ACDC) administers the proceeds from the tax for land, buildings, equipment, and improvements that are suitable for professional and amateur athletics, entertainment and tourism, parks, trails and public spaces, transportation, and other projects that promote new or expanded business enterprises. Expenditures are subject to the provisions of the Development Corporation Act of 1979.

Board members are appointed by Allen City Council. Call the City Manager's Office at 214.509.4110 for more information.

Eligible Uses of Funding
Projects funded by 4B Sales Tax Revenue may include land acquisition, building and construction, equipment, facilities, targeted infrastructure and improvement for:

  • Public parks, professional and amateur sports and athletic facilities, tourism and entertainment facilities, and convention facilities;
  • Parking and transportation facilities; and
  • Related street, water and sewer facilities.
  • Equipment
  • Maintenance and operating costs associated with projects

Recent Projects Funded

Project Selection Process
Projects are presented for funding consideration at an annual meeting in March. The meeting provides an opportunity for residents and staff to recommend projects for funding consideration. Staff recommendations are based on needs identified through master planning and resident feedback surveys.

The board reviews submissions and selects projects in April for recommendation to Council as part of the annual budget process. Final funding approval occurs when Council adopts the budget in September of each year.

Board Members

Place Number
Corporation Members
Term Expiration Date
Place No. 1
Shahmeen Khan, Vice President Sept. 30, 2025
Place No. 2
Matthew Foster, President
Sept. 30, 2024
Place No. 3
Terrance Thomas
Sept. 30, 2025
Place No. 4
Ron Alexander, Secretary
Sept. 30, 2024
Place No. 5
Robert Motion
Sept. 30, 2025
Place No. 6
Thomas Johnson
Sept. 30, 2024
Place No. 7
Ben Trahan Sept. 30, 2025