Construction on the new McKinney City Hall has reached its highest point, signifying the topping out of the project, according to a city news release.

McKinney leaders, city staff and construction crews gathered Nov. 7 to host a ceremony to celebrate the construction progress of the project.

The details

City employees spread out across various offices will be consolidated into the 175,000-square-foot facility following the expected completion in late 2024, according to the release.

The facility, which began being constructed in October 2022, is meant to serve as a “central gathering space” and will accommodate city growth, according to the release. The new city hall is primarily funded by a $50 million bond passed by voters in 2019.

The five-story building is being constructed on about 9 acres on the east side of McDonald Street, near the intersection of East Virginia Street and Throckmorton Street. The building will include:
  • Space for most of the city’s administrative offices and city services
  • A 180-seat council chambers
  • A 96-seat event space
  • A conferencing center and conference rooms
Quote of note

“This city hall, it’s being designed to be functionally useful for our employees so that we can collaborate,” City Manager Paul Grimes said at the topping-out ceremony. “We [will] have more collaborative work space; we’re not spread out all over the place. [It’s] not even a traditional city hall design where you have a warren of offices. We’re really trying to bring our employees out so they have much more opportunity to collaborate and connect.”

Diving in deeper

Construction on the building has topped out and the concrete structure of the building is complete, according to a representative of Pogue Construction.

Exterior building work, including sheathing, waterproofing and window installation, has begun. Interior work underway includes wall framing as well as initial electrical and plumbing work.

Learn more

For more information about the McKinney City Hall project, visit