Delivery drones arrive in Frisco & Flower Mound capitalizes on 'live-work-play' trend

Photo of a drone dropping a delivery over a house in Frisco
One of Wing's delivery drones lowers a package at the home of Frisco resident Greg Allbright. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)

One of Wing's delivery drones lowers a package at the home of Frisco resident Greg Allbright. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)

The April 15th episode of The DFW Breakdown hones in on the “live-work-play” phenomenon growing in Flower Mound and across DFW, plus updates from Frisco’s new drone delivery service.

"Live-work-play"

Located near Grapevine Lake, Flower Mound’s 1,500-acre Lakeside Business District accounts for around half of the town’s commercial tax revenue. It’s an example of a growing trend of “live-work-play” developments in the DFW area, like Dallas’ Bishop Arts District and Flower Mound’s own River Walk development, and for Flower Mound and its neighboring cities near the lake, Lakeside represents one of the limited opportunities remaining to build out more housing and businesses.

Samantha Douty, Community Impact Newspaper’s editor for the Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village areas shares more details.

Wing launches drone delivery service in DFW

Frisco and Little Elm gained access to a new service in April. Certain residents in those areas are now able to order products for delivery via drone by the company Wing, a subsidiary of Google’s parent company, Alphabet. According to the company, the DFW area is the first in the U.S. with access to this on-demand drone delivery service. Reporter Matt Payne discusses the new service's offerings and future.

Also on this episode...

Lewisville ISD faces a lawsuit alleging discrimination through the district's at-large election system; Frisco launches a new park to provide recreational space near the PGA of America Headquarters; Dallas recruits volunteers for "It's My Park Day"; and more.

The DFW Breakdown is a production of Community Impact Newspaper. It is produced by Olivia Aldridge with editing by Marie Leonard. Weather and allergy reports are sourced from www.weather.com and AccuWeather. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and other major listening platforms. New episodes are released every Friday morning.
By Olivia Aldridge

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Olivia hosts and produces Community Impact Newspaper's podcasts, The Austin Breakdown, The Houston Breakdown and The DFW Breakdown. She launched the podcasts after nearly three years as a reporter for the newspaper, covering public health, business, development and Travis County government for the Central Austin edition. Olivia worked as a reporter and producer for South Carolina Public Radio before moving to Texas.