The Rail District, Frisco’s historic downtown area, will host a brewery in coming years, according to plans by real estate group Nack Development.

Plans for the Ritchey Gin building on First Street now call for a 12,000- to 15,000-square-foot brewery, Nack President and CEO Donny Churchman said. Also included in the project are specs for a roughly 3,000-square-foot taproom or restaurant, a 20,000-square-foot office building and a parking garage. Feedback from the city of Frisco could affect certain details, Churchman added.

Churchman said Nack Development is in talks with a number of potential tenants, and that a tenant will be selected by the end of 2021.

“We're in talks with multiple breweries and master brewers,” Churchman said. “Most of them would be relocating where they're currently at and looking to expand and be a part of a destination brewery.”

The capacity of this brewery, he said, could be up to 20,000 barrels a year.

Churchman said he anticipates the approval process with the city to last into January and for construction to begin by summer 2022.

Full opening of Ritchey Gin is expected by the end of 2023.