McKinney unveils design concepts for Municipal Community Complex
New designs for the city of McKinney’s new Municipal Community Complex are incorporating historic and communal concepts.
McKinney Municipal Complex Concept Drawings
Architects presented new concept designs at the City Council on May 18 that focused on floor plans for Council Chambers and various city departments to be housed in the building that will be generally north of East Virginia Street, south of Lamar Street, west of Throckmorton Street, and east of the railroad.
Current designs show the new building will incorporate the historic Ice House and complement the silos at the historic flour mill across Virginia Street.
One of the city’s goals is to preserve and celebrate the historical elements and communities in and around the Municipal Complex District. Designs show a large plaza and grassy amphitheater next to the Council Chambers that can serve as a place for outdoor gatherings, festivals, and performances.
In 2019, McKinney voters passed a $50 million bond proposition to serve as a major funding source for a new complex. The design process will be ongoing through 2021, but a timeline for construction has not yet been determined.