City names architect to design new McKinney Municipal Complex

On the far left of the dais, Charlie Phillips goes in to fist-bump fellow Council Member Scott Elliot after council approved a resolution to hire an architect to design the city's new municipal complex. (Screenshot by Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)
On the far left of the dais, Charlie Phillips goes in to fist-bump fellow Council Member Scott Elliot after council approved a resolution to hire an architect to design the city's new municipal complex. (Screenshot by Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)

On the far left of the dais, Charlie Phillips goes in to fist-bump fellow Council Member Scott Elliot after council approved a resolution to hire an architect to design the city's new municipal complex. (Screenshot by Miranda Jaimes/Community Impact Newspaper)

McKinney City Council approved the hiring of Lake Flato + Parkhill as architect for the new McKinney Municipal Complex and City Hall during a Nov. 3 meeting.

According to meeting documents, the municipal complex will take up approximately 180,000 square feet. It will be the hub for the city manager’s office, the city secretary’s office, development services, parks and recreation, and housing and community development.

Future developments could also include municipal courts and a structured parking facility.

"I couldn't be more pleased to be here tonight to ask your consideration for a resolution authorizing the city manager to engage and execute a contract for City Hall design," said Patricia Jackson, the facilities construction manager for the city of McKinney, to council. "It's been a long time coming."

The new municipal complex would be located on about 13 acres east of Hwy. 5 between Virginia Street and Lamar Street and between the railroad tracks and Throckmorton Street, per city documents.


Designs for the new complex would be created and shown to City Council next year.

Costs for the architectural and engineering services were approved by council for an amount not to exceed $2.6 million.

By Miranda Jaimes
Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 covering Tarrant County news, and is now back in Collin County as the editor of the Frisco and McKinney editions.


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