Will my property be annexed into the City?
The City of McAllen has a plan to expand its corporate limits over time.
Voluntary requests for annexation may be considered by the City. An application process includes submitting an application form, metes and bounds description of property, and application fee of $200.
February 28, 2011
- Annexation 20110228 Resolution
- Annexation 20110228 Schedule
- Annexation 20110228 Notices
- Annexation 20110228 Service Plan
- Annexation 20110228 Development Agreement Letter
- Annexation 20110228 Development Agreement
- Annexation 20110228 Ordinance
A permit is required to erect a sign, under certain conditions. An application form is available from the Department of Permits & Inspections. The application fee is $66.50.
Subdivision is required and is the process and result of dividing and splitting a tract of land into separate parcels. The usual purpose of subdividing is to permit the transfer of the subdivided piece to someone other than the owner of the original parcel. Application forms may be obtained from the Planning Department. The subdivision plat and associated documents must be prepared by an engineer and surveyor licensed to practice in the State of Texas. City staff review subdivision applications and present same along with utility plans and drainage plans to the Planning and Zoning Commission, the Public Utility Board, and the Board of Commissioners, respectively.
A property can be considered for zoning change if it is located in an area that is in transition to other more intense uses. A process is followed, which includes review of an application from a property owner or agent, and presentation in public hearings before the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Board of Commissioners. Application forms are available from the Planning Department. Applications must include a $225 filing fee, and metes and bounds descriptions of property to be rezoned.
Foresight McAllen Comprehensive Plan
Foresight McAllen is a plan adopted by the City Commission for use in land use development decisions such as zoning, subdivision and capital improvements. The Future Land Use Plan is shown in the Foresight McAllen Comprehensive Plan (PDF, 31MB) Figure 5.1.2 and identifies 12 land use categories that are described in Appendix C. The Thoroughfare Plan is shown in Figure 4.2 and shows the routes of 6 different roadway classes: Expressway, Parkway, High Speed Arterial, Principal Arterial, Minor Arterial and Major Collector. The Plan is used as a document and as a planning process to guide by the Planning and Zoning Commission and city staff in recommending land development decisions which implement the general policies of the plan.
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