Connected: A Guide to Frisco in 2016-2017

City & County Information


Frisco: A note from Maher Maso, Frisco mayor

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Whether you’re a newcomer or someone who has grown up in Frisco, we’re glad you’re here! As one of the fastest growing cities in the country, Frisco evolves daily. More and more young families, seniors and business owners are choosing Frisco.


The Dallas Cowboys world headquarters has its new home in Frisco; the future National Soccer Hall of Fame is under construction at Toyota Stadium; and the National Videogame Museum opened its doors earlier this year.    


Frisco has a reputation for creating innovative public-private partnerships, which promote tourism, grow sales tax and help our property taxes be among the region’s lowest. 


I credit Frisco’s success to the people who live, work and volunteer here. We’re glad you’re part of our “Progress in Motion.”




Frisco City Officials Frisco City Council members are, from left: Tim Nelson, Scott Johnson, Jeff Cheney, Mayor Maher Maso, Bob Allen, John Keating and Will Sowell. Note: New council members will be elected June 18, 2016.[/caption]

City statistics
2016 population estimate: 154,680 (as of April 1)
2020 population projection: 185,010
Median age: 36
Median household income: $115,603
Property tax rate: $0.46 per $100 of property valuation
Estimated sales tax collected: $77.57 million
City limits: 68.2 square miles


City Council
Frisco City Council meets at 5 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of the month.
George A. Purefoy Municipal Center, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd.
972-292-5000
www.friscotexas.gov


Terms and compensation
Council members and the mayor may serve no more than three consecutive three-year terms. Council members earn $300 per month, and the mayor earns $450 per month.


Recordings
Meetings are streamed on the city’s website and are available in agenda archives.


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Community Events


June


Music in the Square
June 3-24 • Free
The city celebrates the beginning of summer with music in Frisco Square. The Frisco Square Property Owners Association hosts the music event each Friday in June. Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets or chairs.
Simpson Plaza, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd.
www.friscosquare.com/MITS/


July


Freedom Fest
July 3 and 4 • Free
Frisco celebrates Independence Day during its annual July 4 celebration. The event includes dachshund races, live music, an eating contest, vendors and a firework show at night.
Simpson Plaza, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd.
www.friscofreedomfest.org


September


Mother Son Dance
5:30-9 p.m. • Sept. 10 • $17 (Frisco residents),
$20 (nonresidents)
This one-night event is exclusively for mothers and sons. The event includes music, light refreshments and a photo booth.
Embassy Suites Convention Center, 7600 John Q. Hammons Drive
www.friscofun.org


October


Gary Burns Fun Run
8 a.m. • Oct. 29 • Cost TBA
The Frisco Education Foundation Gary Burns Annual Fun Run is a one-mile fun run/walk and 5K race held at Toyota Stadium. Each year, the event features food, entertainment and other family-friendly activities, including a guest appearance by the city of Frisco Fire Clowns. Proceeds from the event benefit scholarship opportunities for Frisco ISD students and grants for teachers.
Toyota Stadium, 9200 World Cup Way
www.friscoisd.org


Trick-or-Treat in the Square
Date and time TBA • Free
Just before Halloween, visitors dress in costumes to trick or treat in businesses and restaurants at Frisco Square. The event includes face painting, a spook house, pet costume contest and more.
Frisco Square, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd.
www.friscosquare.com


November


Community Parade
Nov. 9 • Free
The annual parade honors veterans and celebrates schools, organizations and businesses within Frisco and Frisco ISD. A portion of the proceeds from float registration goes to the Frisco Education Foundation.
Parade route: from Toyota Stadium to east on Main Street
www.friscoisd.org


North Texas Turkey Trot
8 a.m. • Nov. 24 • Cost TBA
The North Texas Turkey Trot is held every Thanksgiving in Frisco to benefit the Miracle League of Frisco, a sports organization for kids with special needs. More than 5,000 runners participate in the yearly run.
Frisco Square, 5500 Frisco Square Blvd.
www.northtexasturkeytrot.com


Shawnee Trail Cowboy Day
Date and time TBA • Cost TBA
This festival features armadillo races, a petting zoo, stage coach rides and gunslinger stage show.
Frisco Heritage Museum, 6455 Page St.
www.friscomuseum.com


December


Merry Main Street and Christmas in the Square
Dates and time TBA • Free
Merry Main Street is a one-night event that includes the lighting of the city Christmas tree, vendors and live entertainment. Christmas in the Square lasts several weeks and includes a light and music show, carriage rides and a toy drive.
Frisco Square and Simpson Plaza, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd.
www.friscosquare.com
www.friscofun.com


February 2017


Daddy Daughter Dance
Date and time TBA • Cost TBA
This one-night event is exclusively for fathers and daughters. Mothers can partake in a spa evening at a discounted price. The event includes music and a photo booth.
Embassy Suites Convention Center, 7600 John Q. Hammons Drive.
www.friscofun.org


March 2017


Easter Eggstravaganza
Date and time TBA • Free
Every year near Easter, the city hosts an egg hunt for children 12 years old or younger. Guests can bring baskets and welcome the Easter Bunny. The event features more than 80,000 colorful eggs and includes bounce houses, face painting and other activities to celebrate the beginning of spring.
Toyota Stadium, 9200 World Cup Way
www.friscofun.org


April 2017


Arts in the Square
Date and time TBA • Free
Frisco Square in collaboration with Frisco ISD hosts Arts in the Square with proceeds going to the Frisco Education Foundation and Frisco Family Services. The event features more than 120 local and regional artists selling handmade creations and competing in categories such as pottery, photography and wood.
Simpson Plaza, 6101 Frisco Square Blvd.
www.friscosquare.com/aits/


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Transportation


Transportation Map


Ongoing and upcoming projects

1. Preston Road Intersection Improvements
Construction is expected to begin by this summer on intersections on Preston Road. The project stretches from SH 121 to Main Street. Additional turn lanes will be added to the Warren Parkway, Lebanon Road, Wade Boulevard, Rolater Road and Main Street intersections. The $3.6-million project is expected to be complete by fall 2017. The city of Frisco and Texas Department of Transportation will provide funding for the project.


2. US 380 widening
Construction continues to widen US 380 in three phases. The TxDOT project requires no funding from the city of Frisco. Phase 1 from Lovers Lane to CR 26 is being widened from a five-lane roadway to a six-lane divided roadway. Phase 1 costs $19.6 million and is expected to be complete by fall 2016.
Phase 2 stretches from CR 26 to Lovers Lane and will widen US 380 from a five-lane roadway to six lanes with grade separations at Preston Road and the Dallas North Tollway. Phase 2 costs $58 million and is expected to be complete by fall 2018.
Phase 3 was recently announced and is still in the design phase. Phase 3 stretches from CR 26 to Loop 288 and will widen the road from five lanes to six lanes with grade separations at FM 423, Legacy Drive and Teel Parkway. The cost for the project is still being determined, but construction is expected to begin in spring 2018.


3. Custer Road widening
The three-mile long project spans from SH 121 to Stonebridge Drive. The roadway will be widened from a four-lane divided roadway to a six-lane roadway. The $9.7-million project is expected to be complete by this fall. Funding is coming mostly from Collin County and TxDOT with the city of Frisco providing $1.9 million.


4. Ohio Drive/Warren Parkway Roundabout
A roundabout will replace the existing four-way stop at the intersection of Ohio Drive and Warren Parkway. The project is still in the design phase and is expected to begin construction in spring 2017. The city of Frisco and TxDOT are funding the $1.9-million project.


5. 4th Army Drive
Phase 2 of the 4th Army Drive roadway project will begin this summer. The project stretches from the Stewart Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant to Timber Ridge Drive. Phase 2 will reconstruct 4th Army Drive into a two-lane concrete roadway with the construction of a bridge. Phase 2 is expected to cost $8.6 million and is funded by the city of Frisco.


6. FM 423 north expansion
FM 423 from Eldorado Parkway to US 380 continues to be under construction to widen the roadway to six lanes. Construction is expected to be complete by fall 2017. TxDOT is funding the $28.4-million project.


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Education


Frisco ISD
5515 Ohio Drive
Frisco, Texas 75035
469-633-6000
www.friscoisd.org
Superintendent: Jeremy Lyon
Total students: 53,323 (as of October 2015)
Assessment test scores available in the Frisco ISD Education Focus.


Frisco ISD feeder pattern


Frisco ISD school boundaries


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Preschools


Frisco’s youth population
Frisco has about 11,000 residents younger than age 5, which amounts to 7.1 percent of the population, according to the city’s estimates as of Jan. 1. That percentage is slightly lower than the estimate for the state of Texas, which was 7.3 percent in July 2014, and higher than the nationwide estimate of 6.2 percent.

Connected: A Guide to Frisco in 2016-2017

Connected: A Guide to Frisco in 2016-2017
Connected: A Guide to Frisco in 2016-2017
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Development


Frisco development

Developers are turning dirt throughout Frisco. Some developments are for medical and retail use and some for residential neighborhoods and mixed-use developments. The following are highlights for different commercial and residential projects coming soon to Frisco.




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1. The Star in Frisco
The 91-acre mixed-use development is home to the Dallas Cowboys world corporate headquarters and event center, known as the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco. The Star is at the northwest corner of the Dallas North Tollway and Warren Parkway. The development includes an indoor stadium with 12,000 seats, two hotels with 480 rooms and 66 acres of retail space. The headquarters and events center will open in August 2016.


2. Frisco Station
The mixed-use development is on 242 acres along the west side of the Dallas North Tollway between Warren Parkway and Lebanon Road. The development includes office space, medical space, retail space, a hotel with 200 rooms and 2,400 multifamily residential homes. Construction began in 2015.




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3. The Gate
This mixed-use development, owned by Invest Group Overseas based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, is on 41 acres at the northwest corner of the Dallas North Tollway and John Hickman Parkway. The development includes office and retail space, a hotel with 250 rooms and 2,400 multifamily residential homes. Construction is expected to begin in summer 2016.


4. Wade Park
The mixed-use development sits on 175 acres at the southwest corner of the Dallas North Tollway and Lebanon Road. The development will feature two hotels, retail space, office space and residences. Some of the tenants include Whole Foods Market, iPic Theaters, The Rustic and Pinstripes. The development broke ground in August 2014.




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5. Jefferson Stonebriar
Jefferson Stonebriar apartments are under construction on the northeast corner of Ohio Drive and Gaylord Parkway. Construction began in July 2015 and is expected to be finished by March 2017. The new apartment complex will have a total of 424 units, including townhomes. The property spans about nine acres and includes a six-story parking garage.


6. Frisco Summit
Frisco Summit apartments began construction in January 2016 on the southwest corner of Ohio Drive and Stone Crest Road. The first phase of the project is expected to be ready for move in by spring 2017. The apartment complex will have a total of 373 units and will have 2,000 square feet of retail space. The apartment complex will wrap around a four-story parking garage.




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7. AMLI Frisco Crossing
The apartments are under construction at 7255 Texas Rangers Drive. The complex will have a total of 365 units, and the entire community spans more than 350,000 square feet. The apartments will be completed in phases with the first move in scheduled for the end of August. The project is expected to be complete by August 2017.



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FC Dallas
Who they are: FC Dallas is a Major League Soccer team.
Where they play: Toyota Stadium is a sports and entertainment facility that seats 20,500 people. In December 2017, the stadium will house the National Soccer Hall of Fame.
9200 World Cup Way
When they play: Regular season runs March-October, playoffs go through December
Tickets: www.fcdallas.com


Texas Legends
Who they are: The Texas Legends is the NBA Development League team for the Dallas Mavericks.
Where they play: Dr Pepper Arena is a multipurpose sports and entertainment venue that seats up to 6,000 people.
2601 Avenue of the Stars
When they play: November-April
Tickets: http://texas.dleague.nba.com




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Frisco RoughRiders
Who they are: The Frisco RoughRiders is the Double-A Minor League Baseball affiliate of the Texas Rangers.
Where they play: Dr Pepper Ballpark is a 10,000-seat stadium. In 2015 the stadium underwent major renovations. Renovations this year include a lazy river.
7300 Roughriders Trail
When they play: April-September
Tickets: www.milb.com


Corporate offices, Dallas Stars
Frisco’s Dr Pepper Arena is also home to the corporate offices of the Dallas Stars NHL team and serves as a practice facility for the team. Practice sessions are open to the public and free to view.
2601 Avenue of the Stars
www.drpepperarena.com




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The Star in Frisco
The Star in Frisco, which will include a 12,000-seat indoor multipurpose stadium called the Ford Center at The Star, will open in time for Frisco ISD’s 2016 football season. The Star in Frisco, which includes the Dallas Cowboys world headquarters, is the result of a public-private partnership among the Dallas Cowboys, the city of Frisco and Frisco ISD. The development will also be home to an Omni Hotel, restaurants and other retail businesses.



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Real EstateFrisco connected market data


Top growing communities


Connected-FRS-05-2016-34-1Frisco has a number of communities that are still growing. The city keeps track of the residential building permits that developers submit. The following is the list of the top developing neighborhoods based on the number of permits submitted to the city in 2015.




  1. Phillips Creek Ranch (377 permits)

  2. Richwoods (319 permits)

  3. Frisco Lakes (243 permits)

  4. Miramonte (106 permits)

  5. Villages of Stonelake Estates (99 permits)

  6. Ridgeview at Panther Creek (97 permits)

  7. Crown Ridge (85 permits)

  8. Newman Village (69 permits)

  9. Lawler Park North (63 permits)

  10. The Canals at Grand Park (60 permits)

  11. Willow Bay South (51 permits)

  12. Liberty Crossing (50 permits)

  13. Oakmont at Frisco (48 permits)

  14. Park Place Estates (48 permits)

  15. Kingswood Village (47 permits)

  16. Kingswood Trails (46 permits)

  17. Hills of Kingswood (45 permits)

  18. Belmont Woods (40 permits)

  19. Emerson Estates (31 permits)

  20. Diamond Point Estates (29 permits)


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