City partners with architect firm for renovations, expansion of McKinney Senior Recreation Center

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Plans are underway to renovate and expand the McKinney Senior Recreation Center after council approved a contract for architectural and engineering services.

During a City Council meeting Aug. 20, council authorized the city manager to execute a $179,249 contract with Brinkley Sargent Wiginton Architects for these services. The cost will not exceed $199,294, according to city documents.

Renovations to the center will offer a larger fitness area, activity area and administration area, according to an Aug. 8 Parks, Recreation and Open Space Advisory Board presentation.

In 2002 the 16,000-square-foot senior center opened at 1400 S. College St., McKinney, to accommodate 75-100 annual members age 50 and older. By the end of 2018, recreation center staff estimated they would have more than 3,000 members.

“In general, the current facility has accommodated our [seniors]very admirably, but the recent population surge over the past five years or so has inspired us to look at options to accommodate our growing population,” Director of Parks and Recreation Michael Kowski said in a previous interview.

Other items to note:

During the Aug. 20 meeting, council also authorized the city manager to execute an approximate $758,000 contract with Atkins North America for engineering design services for the widening of Stacy Road.

The project will widen Stacy from a four-lane road to a six-lane road from Custer to Ridge roads.

The contract will not exceed $835,000, according to city documents.

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Cassidy Ritter
Cassidy graduated from the University of Kansas in 2016 with a degree in Journalism and a double minor in business and global studies. She has worked as a reporter and editor for publications in Kansas, Colorado and Australia. She was hired as senior reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Plano edition in August 2016. Less than a year later, she took the role of editor for the McKinney edition.
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