The Tower at The Rail to break ground July 16 in old downtown Frisco


Construction will soon start on one of the new developments planned for old downtown Frisco, or The Rail District.

Nack Development will break ground July 16 on The Tower at The Rail, one of its many projects planned for downtown Frisco. The project will include eight luxury townhomes with rooftop terraces overlooking neighboring restaurants and retail, including Boxcar House and Boxcar Bakery. The new development will be located on the southwest corner of Seventh and Elm streets.

The Rail District is the redevelopment of downtown Frisco to revitalize and enhance the area.

“We have always been fascinated by the importance that downtown plays in the strength and health of a community,” Nack Development President Donny Churchman said in a news release. “We are so excited to progress on the redevelopment of downtown, Historic Frisco with our first project, The Tower at The Rail, as we begin to return the excitement to the city’s original core.”

Nack Development is also progressing on several other projects in The Rail District. The Patios at The Rail is a three-story building that will include two rooftop patios, an event center, office space, restaurants, retail and a park, as well as a parking garage. International restaurateurs from Brisbane, Australia recently signed an agreement to bring Honour Espresso to The Patios.

The Calaboose is an upscale residential community with 20 luxury townhomes and more office space. Nack Development will also build a new theater, called Nack Theater, which will be home to the North Texas Performing Arts’ Frisco Youth Theatre.

“These projects come completely inspired from our travels to some of the best downtowns across the country, from listening to merchants, [city]council members, business owners and fellow Frisco residents,” Churchman said. “It is within all of that collaboration and influence that will make the introduction of The Rail District a destination that is thoughtful, that is exciting and that will keep people coming back.”

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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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