McKinney City Council members approved plans for nearly $54 million in construction work on two city facilities at a Sept. 19 meeting.

The details

The larger of the two contracts approved is for the construction of a new McKinney Fire Department Headquarters facility. Council approved a guaranteed maximum price of $48,363,091 in a 6-0 vote, with Council Member Patrick Cloutier absent. The price included a $500,000 contingency, according to city documents.

The new headquarters facility will be located at 2100 Taylor Burk Drive, directly east of the existing McKinney Public Safety building that houses the city’s police department. The project will be designed and built by McKinney-based Pogue Construction, according to city documents.

The headquarters property will feature three buildings, including a McKinney Fire Department administration facility as well as a logistics building and a replacement building for McKinney Fire Station No. 2, located at 2001 Community Ave., McKinney.

The 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, according to previous reporting from Community Impact.

Construction work on the project is set to begin in October, with an expected completion date of August 2025, according to city documents.

Diving in deeper

The second contract approved is for the renovation of the Recreation Center at Towne Lake. Council approved a guaranteed maximum price of $5,125,000, also in a 6-0 vote.

The recreation center is located at 2001 S. Central Expressway, McKinney. The project will be designed and built by Passbuilt Construction, according to city documents.

The renovation includes adding 1,740 square feet of additional space, including a classroom, a conference room and parking. The project also includes renovating the facility’s restrooms and locker rooms, adding a new fitness area, replacing flooring, and other cosmetic upgrades, according to meeting documents.

The recreation center closed Sept. 5 so the renovation process could begin, according to the city’s website.

“We are doing something similar ... to what we’ve done recently at both Old Settlers [Recreation Center] as well as the senior center in updating this wonderful facility that we have,” McKinney Facilities Construction Manager Patricia Jackson said of the renovation project.

Also on the agenda

City Council members appointed 36 people to serve on a bond committee for a potential spring 2024 municipal bond at the meeting.

The bond could include a number of unfunded municipal and infrastructure projects, including renovations to existing facilities, construction of new facilities and major road projects, according to the presentation.

The bond committee will consider unfunded municipal projects and make a recommendation of which projects to include in the potential bond election to City Council in late 2023 or early 2024, according to a news release from the city. If it moves forward, McKinney City Council is required to call the bond election by Feb. 17 to be included on the May 2024 election day ballot.

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