New senior center, library, police expansions in the works

Several city department projects and expansions will take their next steps in 2020.

From the new senior center to the Frisco PD building, here is an update on where these projects stand, according to Dana Baird-Hanks, director of communications and media relations for the city.

New Frisco Public Library

Design development recently began for the new public library, which is set to move to the Beal Aerospace building on Dallas Parkway from the public library's existing location at City Hall. This comes after City Council approved an agreement with architecture, design and planning firm M. Arthur Gensler Jr. & Associates Inc. in November.

The design process is expected to take eight to nine months, with construction expected to begin fall 2020, Baird-Hanks said.

Construction is projected to last 18 months with a move-in date set for mid-2022, she said.

Frisco Police Department expansion

Initial conversations with the Frisco Police Department have begun for an expansion of its headquarters on Stonebrook Parkway.

The 60,000-square-foot facility will be renovated, and a 11,300-square-foot auxiliary building will be added.

Design for the expansion is slated to begin early 2020, with construction set to begin that fall, Baird-Hanks said.

The Grove at Frisco Commons opening

Originally slated to open Jan. 7, Frisco’s new senior center will now open around late January, Baird-Hanks said.

The new facility, located between Frisco Commons and Bi Centennial parks, takes up 30,000 square feet on McKinney Road and replaces the senior center at Frisco Square.