Grand Park, Fields development plans progressing this year

Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney, Council Member Bill Woodard and City Manager George Purefoy answered resident questions at the Feb. 17 meeting. (Elizabeth Ucles/Community Impact Newspaper)
Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney, Council Member Bill Woodard and City Manager George Purefoy answered resident questions at the Feb. 17 meeting. (Elizabeth Ucles/Community Impact Newspaper)

Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney, Council Member Bill Woodard and City Manager George Purefoy answered resident questions at the Feb. 17 meeting. (Elizabeth Ucles/Community Impact Newspaper)

Grand Park, the Fields development and other Frisco development updates took center stage at the city of Frisco’s Feb. 17 town hall meeting.

Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney, Council Member Bill Woodard and City Manager George Purefoy addressed resident questions at the meeting.

Several residents asked about the status of Grand Park, the planned regional park off the Dallas North Tollway and Stonebrook Parkway, which has been in the works for over a decade.

Part of the project’s delay, Cheney said, comes from pending permit approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a water feature. But Cheney said the project will soon see movement.

“I can say with confidence that 2020 is the year we’ll see progress for it,” he said at the meeting.


Another resident asked if the city is considering a crystal lagoon for the water feature, and Cheney said the city is “still researching alternative and concepts” but has considered the lagoon.

The future of the Fields development was questioned. The development encompasses the upcoming Professional Golfers’ Association of America headquarters in North Frisco.

Cheney said development plans for the area will bring a blend of single-family and traditional neighborhood housing, mixed-use development and student housing for the University of North Texas at Frisco branch campus.

Plans for the Fields development will likely come before council in the next 60 days, Cheney said.

“We want to make sure [the Fields development] is more than just about golf,” he said.

Cheney added development along U.S. 380 in Frisco will contribute to this overall build-out of the north end of the city, which is part of the council’s top 10 priorities for 2020.

More parks are also in the works for Frisco. In addition to a planned park for the UNT Frisco campus, Woodard said there are plans for more trail connectivity for older parts of the city.

“As a neighborhood gets built, you’ll continually see neighborhood parks come online,” Woodard said at the meeting.
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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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