Architect named to design new McKinney Fire Department HQ

The current McKinney Public Safety Building will become the new headquarters for the police department after the fire department headquarters are built. (Community Impact file photo)
The current McKinney Public Safety Building will become the new headquarters for the police department after the fire department headquarters are built. (Community Impact file photo)

The current McKinney Public Safety Building will become the new headquarters for the police department after the fire department headquarters are built. (Community Impact file photo)

The city is moving forward with plans on a new headquarters for the McKinney Fire Department.

At its Feb. 23 meeting, McKinney City Council entered in a contract with architecture firm Martinez Architects LP to design and construct the new headquarters, which will be located at 2100 Taylor Burk Drive in McKinney.

The contract states the scope of services should not exceed $2,296,800 and a contingency amount of $200,000. The firm was chosen among 13 applicants for the job, city staff said.

The new fire department headquarters will feature offices for the fire chief, department administration, fire department operations, the fire marshal and fire prevention, and emergency management will be located there as well, staff said.

Part of the headquarters facilities will include an emergency operations center, a logistics facility and a fire station, with spatial considerations for education programs.


The headquarters will be located on a 9.7-acre site at 2100 Taylor-Burk Drive, McKinney. The layout of the building will be determined by the Martinez Architects team as it moves through its process, officials said.

Once the fire department services have moved into the new headquarters, the existing public safety building on Community Avenue will be the headquarters for the police department facilities.

By Miranda Jaimes

Editor, Frisco & McKinney

Miranda joined Community Impact Newspaper as an editor in August 2017 with the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. In 2019 she transitioned to editor for the McKinney edition. She began covering Frisco as well in 2020. Miranda covers local government, transportation, business and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Miranda served as managing editor for The Prosper Press, The Anna-Melissa Tribune and The Van Alstyne Leader, and before that reported and did design for The Herald Democrat, a daily newspaper in Grayson County. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014.