Design for downtown Frisco street improvements, Fourth Street Plaza to begin in October

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Design work to improve streets through downtown Frisco and create a plaza on Fourth Street will begin in October.

During the Sept. 3 meeting, Frisco City Council awarded a contract to Kimley-Horn & Associates to create a conceptual design for the project.

This comes after the council approved an updated downtown master plan in 2018.

The updated plan includes a Fourth Street Plaza in the heart of downtown, a design district that would attract new businesses and a new design for Main Street.

In the plan, the median on Main is planned to be replaced with a center turn lane while the sidewalks are widened. The on-street parallel parking is planned to remain for now.

The plaza would run along Fourth from Oak to Elm streets. A portion of Fourth could be closed to traffic so the plaza can be pedestrian-focused. The plaza is intended to bring in new restaurants and urban living.

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Lindsey Juarez Monsivais
Lindsey has been involved in newspapers in some form since high school. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2014 with a degree in Journalism. While attending UTA, she worked for The Shorthorn, the university's award-winning student newspaper. She was hired as Community Impact Newspaper's first Frisco reporter in 2014. Less than a year later, she took over as the editor of the Frisco edition. Since then, she has covered a variety of topics and issues important to the community, including the city's affordable housing shortage, the state's controversial A-F school accountability system and the city's "Bury the Lines" efforts.
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