PGA of America development
Assistant City Manager Ben Brezina said all 36 holes on the east and west golf courses should be done by November. PGA of America officials confirmed Sept. 29 that work had begun on the headquarters.
Brezina noted the Dallas Off-Road Bicycle Association hike and bike trail will go right past the course and will remain open to the public when the course opens in the summer of 2022.
“[That trail] is a true amenity to this project,” Brezina said.
Frisco Public Library relocation
Justin Bashaw from architectural firm Gensler said portions of the interior and exterior design of the new Frisco Public Library are inspired by the Texas blackland prairies.
“Several spaces throughout the library are aesthetically defined by different attributes of the prairie,” he said.
Gensler’s Brian Nicodemus said the new library’s design recently received recognition from area architects as one of the winners of the AIA Dallas 2020 Unbuilt Design Awards.
Frisco Chief Innovation Officer Jason Cooley said the project is on budget and on schedule to open in 2022 in the Beal building at 8000 N. Dallas Parkway.
Main Street/Elm Street improvements
Planned improvements in The Rail District for Main and Elm streets that will include a pedestrian plaza on Fourth Street are slated to be complete by 2023.
Assistant Director of Engineering Jason Brodigan said the latest redesign on the project is expected to save Frisco around $5 million in construction costs. Brodigan said city staff hope to get work started on that project as soon as they can.
“We think it can be a very well used courthouse,” Cooley said. “We’re happy about the project so far. Right now, we’re considerably under-budget, and we look to hold that throughout the process.”
Performing Arts Center plan
Cooley told council a feasibility study is still being conducted on the planned performing arts center. He said city staff is looking at the different types of spaces that would be reasonable for the project and hoped to bring a further update on the center to council soon.
Editor's note: This article has been updated to correct the name of architectural firm Gensler.