Ask the editor: What is the North Platinum Corridor?


You have likely read a reference to the $5 Billion Mile in many of our stories. The phrase refers to a group of four major developments—The Star in Frisco, Frisco Station, The Gate and Wade Park—along a one-mile stretch of the Dallas North Tollway.

Since the city coined that phrase in 2014, Wade Park construction has stalled. Meanwhile other developments have taken shape along the DNT. Hall Park, for instance, has added office space and is in the process of master planning a new vision for the office park. Two hospitals—Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and Texas Health Frisco—are also under construction along the DNT.

And so the city has recently branded its portion of the DNT as the North Platinum Corridor to include all major development between SH 121 and US 380. The city first mentioned the North Platinum Corridor when it named the new Frisco Economic Development Corp. president in April.

If you are reading our stories and no longer see references to the $5 Billion Mile, now you know why.

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Lindsey Juarez
Lindsey has been involved in newspapers in some form since high school. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2014 with a degree in Journalism. While attending UTA, she worked for The Shorthorn, the university's award-winning student newspaper. She was hired as Community Impact Newspaper's first Frisco reporter in 2014. Less than a year later, she took over as the editor of the Frisco edition. Since then, she has covered a variety of topics and issues important to the community, including the city's affordable housing shortage, the state's controversial A-F school accountability system and the city's "Bury the Lines" efforts.
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