An empty space left behind by a failed planned development is getting new life.

The details

Frisco City Council members approved updated plans for The Mix during a Sept. 19 meeting.

“There's a lot of great things in this project,” Council Member Bill Woodard said. “I think they're far better than what we had looked at the very first time around back when it was Wade Park.”

Here is a quick look at The Mix will bring the area:
  • 650 hotel rooms
  • 3,299 multifamily residential units
  • 2.4 million square feet of office and retail space
  • A Whole Foods grocery store
  • More than 16 acres of open space, including a 6.5-acre central park
  • A 2,250-space underground parking garage
Construction will be split into multiple phases to ensure some features, such as the open space, are completed before the remainder of the multifamily units, according to meeting documents.

Project details also state The Mix must tackle the infamous hole in the center of the property, a longtime complaint for many Frisco residents, before the remaining residential space is finished. The hole will be turned into the underground parking garage with open space on top, according to meeting documents.

“It's been six or seven years that the residents of Frisco have been looking at that, and it's time to get something beautiful in this place,” The Mix Project Manager Tim Campbell said.

In case you missed it

Plans for The Mix were first tabled by Frisco Planning and Zoning Commission members at a July 25 meeting with a request for the developers to rework some details with city staff.

The development plans were later—and unanimously—recommended for city approval at an Aug. 22 commission meeting.

“I'm excited about this project,” Commissioner Ed Kelly said Aug. 22. “I'm happy to see it finally come together.”

What’s next?

The developers said they hope to break ground on The Mix before the end of 2023.

“I believe Frisco is ready for something to move forward on this site,” Campbell said.

Editor's note: This story has been updated. The parking garage will hold 2,250 parking spaces.