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Frisco: misc. developments

Posted: 02 May 2018 00:02
by jrd1964 ... 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.

Re: Frisco: misc. developments

Posted: 02 May 2018 08:03
by tamtagon
Of course there will be some who say it's too expensive, that it takes resources away from other colleges... ... 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.

Re: Frisco: misc. developments

Posted: 02 May 2018 09:41
by Waldozer
Has UNT gotten their law school in downtown Dallas accredited?

Re: Frisco: misc. developments

Posted: 02 May 2018 12:03
by tamtagon
^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.

Re: Frisco: misc. developments

Posted: 02 May 2018 21:36
by Tnexster
Isn't Denton fairly close to Frisco? Do they really need another campus right across the county line?

Re: Frisco: misc. developments

Posted: 08 May 2018 13:53
its actually over a 45 minute drive... :/

Re: Frisco: misc. developments

Posted: 08 May 2018 15:58
by exelone31
DAFW wrote:its actually over a 45 minute drive... :/

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

Re: Frisco: misc. developments

Posted: 25 Jun 2018 21:46
by Tnexster
Frisco decides it's the end of the road for its '$5 Billion Mile' ... 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.

Re: Frisco: misc. developments

Posted: 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
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.

Re: Frisco: misc. developments

Posted: 09 Aug 2018 10:06
by cowboyeagle05

Construction begins on new project in downtown Frisco; more projects to come

...Nack Development in spring 2017 announced plans for several projects that would bring more retail, restaurants and even residential to the downtown area including The Tower at The Rail...

...The Tower at The Rail, 8763 Seventh St., will include eight luxury townhouses with rooftop terraces overlooking neighboring restaurants and retail including Boxcar Bakery and furniture store Boxcar House. Construction is expected to be complete next spring...

...The Patios at The Rail, a three-story building to be constructed at 7561 Main St., is planned to include retail, restaurants, office space, an event center, two rooftop patios, a park and a parking garage. Construction plans still need to be approved by the city, but the project could break ground in September with construction taking about 12 months, Churchman said.

...Churchman said The Patios has caught the attention of some international restaurateurs from Brisbane, Australia, who have signed an agreement to bring Honour Espresso, a coffee shop, to the development.

In February, Nack Development announced a third project, The Calaboose, on the southwest corner of Main Street and Second Street. The upscale residential community will consist of 20 luxury townhouses and more office space. The project still needs City Council approval for rezoning, but Churchman said it could break ground next year.

Nack Development is also working on building a new theater, called Nack Theater, on the southeast corner of Second and Oak streets. The theater will be home to the Frisco Youth Theatre.


Re: Frisco: misc. developments

Posted: 10 Aug 2018 11:06
by muncien
Now... If they could only get some 'Rail' into that mix. :)