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TSB’s Top Lifestyle Stories of 2013: Aquatic Facility Plans Unveiled (No. 2)

Could McKinney finally be getting an aquatic facility?

It’s been discussed for over a dozen years. Bond elections have long since been passed and McKinney’s residents have seen neighboring cities build water parks, indoor pools and big, shiny recreation centers.

Is it finally McKinney’s turn? It just might be.

In early September, the McKinney City Council held a joint meeting with the leadership of the McKinney Community Development Corporation. On their agenda was a presentation of potential plans for a $32 million aquatic facility that could be completed and open by 2016.

At the council’s strategic planning retreat in January, the council instructed the MCDC to take over the long-delayed planning process for the aquatic center project. The plans were initially discussed in 2000 when McKinney successfully passed a bond election for funding of an aquatic center, but the planning process has never been as formalized as it is now.

For the complete story, please click here. is looking back at the most newsworthy lifestyle stories of 2013 with our annual top-10 countdown, running daily. The complete list, with links included, will be included at the bottom of every story in case you miss one and would like to go back to it.

TSB’s Top Lifestyle Stories of 2013

5. Hollie Goes Hollywood

4. Residents Rally For Puppies

3. Skate Park Opens

2. Aquatic Center Plans Unveiled

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