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Frisco: misc. developments

Postby jrd1964 » 02 May 2018 00:02

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/UNT-F ... 43851.html?

UNT wants to locate a new campus at Preston/Panther Creek on 150 acres the city has acquired and set aside. It could take as long as early 2022 before construction gets going.

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Postby tamtagon » 02 May 2018 08:03

Of course there will be some who say it's too expensive, that it takes resources away from other colleges...

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/higher- ... new-branch

Plans for a UNT branch in Frisco raise concerns about straining state funds
Written by Valerie Wigglesworth and Eva-Marie Ayala

Frisco and University of North Texas officials on Tuesday unveiled a plan for a 5,000-student branch. But the plan to add one more university campus to a North Texas region already served by almost 40 traditional colleges and universities has some lawmakers and education officials vowing to look closely at the plan before giving it their support.

Some state leaders are concerned that Texas may be building too many campuses and programs when public funding is already stretched thin ... Paredes worries that more programs sharing limited state dollars would mean declines in higher-education quality overall.

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Re: Frisco: misc. developments

Postby Waldozer » 02 May 2018 09:41

Has UNT gotten their law school in downtown Dallas accredited?

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Re: Frisco: misc. developments

Postby tamtagon » 02 May 2018 12:03

^They almost dropped the basket the first year, but it was okay. Now they're working through the 2 or 3 or 4 year period? of students passing the tests that precludes final accreditation.... something like that.

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Re: Frisco: misc. developments

Postby Tnexster » 02 May 2018 21:36

Isn't Denton fairly close to Frisco? Do they really need another campus right across the county line?

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Postby DAFW » 08 May 2018 13:53

its actually over a 45 minute drive... :/

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Postby exelone31 » 08 May 2018 15:58

DAFW wrote:its actually over a 45 minute drive... :/


Until they turn 380 into a 10-lane superhighway :)

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Postby Tnexster » 25 Jun 2018 21:46

Frisco decides it's the end of the road for its '$5 Billion Mile'

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... ting-pitch

Does this tell us anything about the future of Wade Park?

On a side note the person that coined the phrase '5 Billion Mile' is no longer with the Frisco EDC.

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Postby DAFW » 26 Jun 2018 01:33

I'm happy they are retiring the phrase because the scope of the new developments along that small stretch of the DNT is already way over $5 billion dollars...

The Gate- $1 Billion
Frisco Station- $1.8 Billion
The Star- $1.5 Billion
Hall Park (with its future projects)- $3.5 Billion
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Total in that 1-mile stretch alone: $7.8 Billion

With or without Frisco's brand new 7-acre hole in the ground (Wade Park), They were selling themselves short. Regardless, the $5Bil mile was definitely a nice catchphrase for the area while it lasted.

I do hope a more capable developer takes over the land where wade park's hopes and dreams once stood and THEN Frisco's EDC will have to coin the new $10 Billion Mile. Because North Platinum Corridor just doesn't have the same ring to it.


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