MCKINNEY, TX – Food trucks could soon show up more often around McKinney.
City staff has proposed changes to its zoning ordinance that would allow more food trucks. The changes would regulate the number and location, among other factors, of food trucks in the city.
The McKinney City Council heard the proposed changes Dec. 15.
A food truck is defined as “an operational motor vehicle from which food and associated non-alcoholic beverages that are not typically tied to a single season of the year are prepared, served and sold on private property for a period of time which exceeds 60 minutes or two instances of 30 minutes each day,” according to the proposal.
The designation does not include temporary food trucks already allowed at special events like downtown festivals and the annual Bike the Bricks race. Those operate through special event permits under current city ordinance. Food trucks at construction sites are also considered temporary.
City officials said area businesses, like Barclays and Raytheon, have expressed interest in hosting food trucks on their property to provide lunch options for their employees.
The proposed ordinance changes would require food truck and property owners to apply for a temporary site permit, which would specify the details of the truck’s operation and include authorization from adjacent property owners. Food trucks would need to obtain all other “applicable permits” and conform to city environmental health code.
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