The developers behind the proposed Pickleball and Badminton Academy of America are requesting special permission to build four outdoor pickleball courts at the entertainment venue in McKinney.

What’s happening?

McKinney City Council members will hold a public hearing and could vote on the permit application during an upcoming meeting scheduled June 18. The facility, which will be located at 8800 Silverado Trail, is expected to open in early 2025 and will feature 16 badminton courts and 10 pickleball courts.

Staff is recommending approval of the permit due to the commercial areas surrounding the developments and the protections provided by the city’s noise ordinance, according to a staff report. Staff members have not received any comments in support or in opposition of the permit.

The item is coming to City Council after the McKinney Planning and Zoning Commission voted to recommend the permit in May.

Also on the agenda

A public hearing will be held regarding an agreement renewal between the city and Oncor for rights for construction and operation of an electric transmission and distribution system.
  • The previous agreement expired Dec. 3, 2023 after 10 years.
  • The new agreement could remain in effect until Dec. 31, 2043.
  • This is the first of two public hearings that are required before council members vote on the ordinance.
Council will consider of a resolution authorizing use of eminent domain for acquisition of property along Independence Parkway.
  • The resolution authorizes land acquisition for a water line project along Independence Parkway.
  • Construction of a 24-inch water main is required by the city’s Water Master Plan to support area growth.
  • Construction on the project could start in November.

Get involved

City Council will meet at 6 p.m. June 18 at 222 N. Tennessee St. in McKinney. The meeting will be livestreamed for those unable to attend in person. The full agenda can be found on the city’s website.

Council will also meet for a work session at 3 p.m. June 18 at the same address. Council members are expected to discuss property tax exemption options for residents older than age 65 or who have disabilities. The work session agenda can be found on the city’s website.