The project will have a 1,002-seat indoor theater, 390-seat outdoor stage and a restaurant. According to city documents, the facility will host concerts, movies, wine festivals and theater productions.
The property is currently owned by the Frisco Economic Development Corp. and is located on the east side of the DNT just north of McCandless Way. The property is also just south of the $2 billion Wade Park mixed-use development, which is now facing foreclosure.
City staff recommended approval of the request pointing out that the facility would be an appropriate use for this location and is compatible with the city’s future land use plan. City staff also said the facility would not negatively affect the surrounding uses.
Overall, commissioners said they liked the design of the project and believe it complements what Frisco has to offer.
Commission Chairman Robert Cox also pointed out in the meeting that this venue does not replace the plans for a potential performing arts center.
"There's a different set of needs for a music venue than there is for a performing arts center," Cox said. "I think we have a need for this in our city."
Dallas-based design firm Hodges Architecture designed the preliminary plans for Music City.
Request for permit will go before City Council for final approval.