McKinney’s Apex Centre to undergo study to gauge opportunities for expansion, water park addition

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The Apex Centre is one step closer to undergoing an expansion.

McKinney City Council approved a resolution July 16 authorizing a contract with Brinkley Sargent Wiginton Architects for architectural and engineering services for an expansion and renovation of the Apex Centre.

The Apex Centre, located at 3003 Alma Road, McKinney, is a city-operated aquatics and fitness center that includes a pool for competitive and lap swimming, a leisure pool and an outdoor recreation pool.

Within a year of its March 2017 opening, the Apex Centre felt the need for an expansion, said Michael Kowski, director of McKinney Parks and Recreation.

“We are maxed out,” he said.

Before the expansion begins, BSW will conduct a feasibility study to determine what renovations are possible and what will work best to meet future demands.

Kowski said the feasibility study may also prove that more than just an expansion is needed, but instead a whole new facility, but that is yet to be determined.

Another study will also be conducted to consider the possibility of a water park addition to the Apex Centre.

BSW’s services will cost about $150,000 and will be funded by the city and the McKinney Community Development Corp.

In late July, a meeting with city staff will be held to discuss a timeline, goals and expectations for the project before kicking off the study.

According to the project proposal, design work will begin within 145 days of study’s start date.

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Emily Davis
Emily graduated from Sam Houston State University with a degree in multi-platform journalism and a minor in criminal justice in Spring 2018. During her studies, Emily worked as an editor and reporter at The Houstonian, SHSU's local newspaper. Upon graduation, she began an editorial internship at Community Impact Newspaper in DFW, where she was then hired as Community Impact's first McKinney reporter in August. Three fun facts about Emily: 1.) She is a lover of mystery novels, movies, TV shows and podcasts. 2.) She has an 11-year-old, 3-pound Pomeranian. 3.) She loves lacrosse, and was captain and then coach of her high school team.
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