New development and elections: 3 things to know in Frisco, Feb. 27-March 3

Open house for 724-acre development


Representatives from American Newland Communities will hold an open house Monday to discuss plans for a proposed 724-acre development in east Frisco.

ANC and North America Sekisui House, also called NASH, announced last June the acquisition of the land in a joint venture to develop single-family and multifamily housing, office space and retail space. When complete, the community is expected to include approximately 1,800 single-family homes and up to 1,400 apartment units.

The development will stretch from north of Main Street to Rolater Road and from Independence Parkway to Custer Road on what used to be the Gartner family tract.

The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at Liberty High School, 15250 Rolater Road.

Frisco Planning and Zoning Commission to discuss hotels, apartments


During Tuesday's meeting, the commission will vote on plans for a 48-acre commercial development and a 300-unit apartment complex. The commercial development is near the northeast corner of Dallas and Eldorado parkways and is planned to have restaurants, a retail building, a medical office building and two hotels. Part of the planned development is owned by Wal-Mart, which once planned to place another Supercenter on that land.

The planned apartment complex is on the southeast corner of Parkwood and Wade boulevards. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at Frisco City Hall, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd.

Frisco City Council to canvass Feb. 18 election results, draw ballot order for May 6 election


On Wednesday, City Council will canvass the results from the Feb. 18 special election and draw the ballot order for the May 6 municipal election.

The Feb. 18 special election was held to fill the Place 1 seat on Frisco City Council, which is being vacated by Council Member Bob Allen as he runs for Frisco mayor. Since no one candidate secured more than 50 percent of the vote, Brandon Burden and John Keating, the top vote-getters in the Feb. 18 election, will enter into a runoff election for March 25. Early voting will take place March 8-21.

For the May 6 election, Place 5, Place 6 and the mayor's seat are up for election.

Council will canvass election results at 5 p.m. and draw for the May 6 ballot order at 5:15 p.m. at Frisco City Hall, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd. The Frisco ISD board of trustees will also draw for the May 6 ballot order Monday at 2 p.m. at the FISD administration building, 5515 Ohio Drive.

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