Frisco City Council approves construction manager contracts for library project

Construction to remodel the Beal Aerospace building, located at 8000 N. Dallas Parkway, into the new Frisco Public Library is expected to start later this year. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
Construction to remodel the Beal Aerospace building, located at 8000 N. Dallas Parkway, into the new Frisco Public Library is expected to start later this year. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)

Construction to remodel the Beal Aerospace building, located at 8000 N. Dallas Parkway, into the new Frisco Public Library is expected to start later this year. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)

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Construction to remodel the Beal Aerospace building, located at 8000 N. Dallas Parkway, into the new Frisco Public Library is expected to start later this year. (William C. Wadsack/Community Impact Newspaper)
The planned relocation of the Frisco Public Library to the Beal Aerospace building took another step forward during the Frisco City Council's Jan. 7 meeting.

The council approved a pair of contracts totaling more than $1.6 million to secure a construction manager at risk and construction manager agent services for the Frisco Public Library Project.

That construction project will see the city transform the Beal Aerospace building, located at 8000 N. Dallas Parkway, into a 146,000-square-foot facility for the library. Once completed, it is expected to have 114,000 square feet on the first floor and 32,000 square feet of second-floor mezzanine and terrace space.

“We have a very busy 2020 [planned],” Library Director Shelley Holley said during the meeting. “We’re very excited. In fact, tonight’s agenda reflects big changes for that [year].”

Byrne Construction Services was chosen to serve as construction manager at risk on the project for a fee of $888,435. As construction manager at risk, Byrne Construction will ensure the project meets a guaranteed maximum price agreed upon with the city.


HLM Construction Management will provide construction manager agent services for a fee of $750,000. In that role, the company will oversee the city’s interests for the duration of the project.

Both items were approved unanimously as part of the consent agenda, which is made up of items considered routine in nature.

In November, the council approved a $5.4 million agreement with M. Arthur Gensler Jr. & Associates Inc. for the design of Frisco’s future library. Gensler is the architecture, design and planning firm that worked on the Omni Frisco Hotel and The Star in Frisco.

Work on the library project is anticipated to start later this year, and construction is scheduled to last for 18 months.
By William C. Wadsack

Senior Reporter, Plano/Richardson

William joined Community Impact Newspaper in December 2019. He previously served as managing editor of several daily and weekly publications in North Texas and his native state of Louisiana.



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