Stories to follow in 2019: US 380 development gains momentum in Frisco


What we reported

One of Frisco City Council’s top priorities for 2018 was to attract development along US 380. The city of Frisco contracted Halff Associates for a study on an overlay district that would run along the south side of US 380, from just west of FM 423 to Coit Road. The district  would serve as a guide for development
standards there.

The goal of the district is to have connected systems, art, and architecture and to preserve the natural systems, city officials have said.

As part of that study a market analysis showed the US 380 corridor would have more square footage of retail, office and multifamily space than several other major Dallas-Fort Worth commercial centers, such as Plano’s Legacy West and Shops at Legacy combined or uptown Dallas.

In September, Frisco City Council approved zoning for the Lesso Mall development along US 380. The development will be on a 2,500-acre land parcel and is expected to include retail, residential and office uses.

In a previous Community Impact Newspaper article, Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney likened the potential of the mall to Stonebriar Centre, which opened in 2000 and kicked the city’s growth into high gear.

Other Frisco projects along US 380 include a Cinemark theater that is under construction, a mixed-use development and a commercial development that includes a Walmart Supercenter, both of which have not started construction.

The latest

Lesso Mall developers still need to submit plans to the city and have them approved by the City Council. Cinemark is in the final phases of construction for its new theater at the southwest corner of US 380 and Dallas North Tollway. A completion date has been pushed back to early 2019. The US 380 overlay district presentation to the City Council has been delayed, and no new date has been set, Cheney said.

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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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