The city of McKinney will host a groundbreaking for the new McKinney City Hall on Oct. 24 at 4 p.m.

The event at 401 E. Virginia St., McKinney, will mark the beginning of construction for the project that has been in the works since 2006, according to Assistant City Manager Barry Shelton. Mayor George Fuller, City Manager Paul Grimes and a representative from Pogue Construction are planning to speak, according to McKinney Communications & Media Manager Denise Lessard. Other City Council members will also be in attendance.

The event will offer shuttle service from the Chestnut Street Parking Garage to the groundbreaking site beginning at 3:30 p.m. due to limited on-site parking, according to the event announcement.

The new City Hall was funded by a $50 million bond approved by voters in 2019. The development is adjacent to other east side redevelopment projects, including Tupps Brewery and the recently completed silo mural at The Flour Mill.

The new City Hall will consolidate city staff from nine different offices into one building that is able to withstand the city’s impending growth while also serving as a community space, according to the city’s website.