Nack Development President Donny Churchman said this development would be a great addition to what is already planned for old downtown Frisco, The Patios at The Rail and The Tower at the Rail, which are both are expected to begin construction this summer.
Churchman said he plans to submit plans for The Calaboose to the city Feb. 12. The development is planned for the southwest corner of Main Street and Second Street, across from Manny’s Tex-Mex Grill (see map at the end of the story).
Churchman is seeking to rezone the area from old town commercial to a planned development to allow for the mixed-used development. The rezoning request will first be presented before the planning and zoning commission and, if approved, it will go before City Council for final approval.
The Calaboose is named after a small jail that was formerly at the same location. The calaboose, or jail, was built and put into service in late 1912 or early 1913 and was used by the city of Frisco into the 1950s, according to the Heritage Association of Frisco.
Even through the structure was removed several years ago, Churchman said he still wanted to preserve the history.
“Although [the building] is already gone, I wanted to try to pay tribute to the historic building and location,” he said.
Aside from naming the development after the calaboose, Churchman said he was also inspired by the historic building’s architecture, which had two barred windows and one steel door. The town homes will also have bars running down the buildings, giving the homes a more industrial look.
Churchman said The Calaboose, like his other projects, is meant to be sustainable over time, which means the buildings can be redeveloped if the market were to change in the next 20-50 years.
Churchman said he also hopes this new proposed development will create a connection between Frisco Square and old downtown Frisco through the architecture.
“I want to do everything I can to bring more feet to downtown Frisco,” Churchman said.