Stories to follow in 2019: Downtown master plan gets first update in 20 years to attract business to Frisco


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In October, Frisco City Council approved an update to the downtown master plan, its first update since 1998. Changes include a Fourth Street Plaza in the heart of downtown, a design district and a new design for Main Street. The additions are intended to bring in new business and connect old downtown with Frisco Square.

In spring 2017, Nack Development announced plans for several projects that would bring more retail, restaurants and residential to downtown. The first project to break ground was The Tower at The Rail on July 16. The project will include eight townhouses.

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City officials must still secure funding and look for private partners that will help with those updates for downtown. Frisco Development Services Director John Lettelleir stated in a previous Community Impact Newspaper article it could take several years before the proposed projects get started.

Nack Development broke ground on its second project, The Patios at The Rail, in late December. The three-story building along Main Street will include retail, restaurants, office space, a park and parking garage. Nack Theater and The Calaboose—townhouses, office spaces and a community theater—will break ground in 2019 along Second Street.

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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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