Construction on UNT at Frisco branch campus to break ground this fall

Construction on the first building was approved to proceed at a November meeting. (Rendering courtesy University of North Texas)
Construction on the first building was approved to proceed at a November meeting. (Rendering courtesy University of North Texas)

Construction on the first building was approved to proceed at a November meeting. (Rendering courtesy University of North Texas)

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Here is a courtyard view of the branch campus's first building. (Rendering courtesy University of North Texas)
Work on the University of North Texas at Frisco branch campus is scheduled to break ground this September, according to UNT officials.

The master plan for the future campus on Panther Creek Parkway was approved at the UNT board of regents meeting last August, and the first building was approved to proceed at a November meeting.

“Since that time, design has continued. The preliminary site construction package has been priced,” said Steve Maruszewski, UNT system vice chancellor for strategic infrastructure, at the board of regents’ Aug. 13 meeting.

The branch campus is tracking close to $10 million under budget, Maruszewski said.

“I’m happy to say that the team has been very focused on value,” he said.


The campus was granted branch campus status by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in January.

With site work expected to begin this fall, Maruszewski said the first building will see occupancy in January 2023. The first classes at the campus will start in the spring 2023 semester.
By Elizabeth Ucles
Elizabeth is the reporter for Community Impact Newspaper's Frisco edition. She graduated from St. Edward's University with a degree in Writing and Rhetoric with a journalism concentration and a minor in Spanish in May 2019. Elizabeth covers public and higher education, development and transportation.


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