Planned downtown development aimed to pay tribute to historical roots of Frisco

The Calaboose is the third downtown development planned by Nack Development.

The Calaboose is the third downtown development planned by Nack Development.

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Planned downtown development aimed to pay tribute to historical roots of Frisco
Another mixed-use development is being proposed for downtown Frisco. The Calaboose, which is proposed to include two three-story office buildings and 20 brownstone town homes, will be the third development project that Nack Development plans to bring to old downtown Frisco.

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. Site plans for the developments are still waiting to be approved, and construction for both projects is expected to begin this summer, Churchman said.

Churchman submitted 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.

Churchman is seeking to rezone the area from old town commercial to a planned development to allow for the mixed-use 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 was built and put into service in the early 1910s and was used by the city of Frisco into the 1950s, according to the Heritage Association of Frisco.

“Although [the building] is already gone, I wanted to try to pay tribute
to the historic building and location,” Churchman 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 changes in 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.

Downtown master plan


Last September Frisco City Council approved a contract with Gateway Planning to update the 20-year-old downtown master plan. The update will include re-evaluating land uses and an update to current traffic and parking conditions. The city also created a committee to provide feedback to the consultant.

The committee is meeting with city staff and stakeholders to discuss the vision and development of the master plan. Council is expected to adopt the plan in August.
By Nicole Luna
Nicole Luna is the Senior Reporter for Frisco. She covers development, transportation, education, business and city government. She has a bachelor's degree in Journalism and Spanish from The University of Texas at Arlington and has been with Community Impact Newspaper since June 2015.


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