14 June . 2022
10 great things that are coming to Frisco
At The Grove Frisco, we’re so proud of our hometown, it’s part of our name. Lately, it seems like so many exciting new developments are coming to Frisco, we had to make a list just to keep up.
From parks and arts, shopping and sports, these 10 new projects will enhance everything that already makes life great at The Grove Frisco. World-class higher education is also on the list. Read on to see when each is set to open.
H-E-B on every corner
H-E-B, Texas’ favorite grocery store, is finally coming to North Texas, and several will open soon near The Grove Frisco. The Frisco H-E-B, located at Main and Legacy, is scheduled to open in Fall 2022. More H-E-Bs are also planned. In fact, there’ll be a new H-E-B for each of the Four Corners cities surrounding The Grove Frisco – Allen, McKinney and Plano, along with our hometown of Frisco.
In spring 2023, the University of North Texas plans to open the first building in its 100-acre Frisco campus at Panther Creek Parkway and Preston Road. Called Frisco Landing, the building will be home to UNT’s Project Design and Analysis degree, which will be one of about 27 undergraduate and master’s level programs at the campus. Frisco Landing will have 29 classrooms and 69 “huddle rooms,” which are smaller spaces available for collaborative learning. The 20-year master plan for UNT’s Frisco campus calls for accommodating up to 20,000 students.
Inspired by Klyde Warren Park
If you’re new to the area, you may or may not have heard of Klyde Warren Park in downtown Dallas. The vision was innovative, creating a green space literally out of thin air, on top of a deck over a recessed eight-lane freeway. Since it opened in 2012, Klyde Warren Park has become Dallas’ beloved town square, winning national acclaim and attracting over a million visitors each year. A new park planned for Frisco’s HALL Park mixed-use development will share Klyde Warren Park’s vision of a highly programmed green space filled with art, food and drink, and a year-round calendar of activities. It is slated to open in Fall 2023. A rendering of this park is shown at the top of our blog.
Frisco’s performing arts center
Also at HALL Park, Frisco is planning a new Performing Arts Center that will be a major benefit for students in our highly regarded Frisco ISD schools. A main performance hall with between 1,250 and 1,500 seats will be the main venue, along with a smaller hall with 250-350 seats, a multi-story parking garage, office space, ticketing booths and concession areas.
Planned to open in fall 2023, the center will serve as a multi-use space for Frisco ISD for approximately 150 days of the year, hosting art exhibits and performances.
Grand Park’s first phase
Bigger than New York’s Central Park, Frisco’s Grand Park has long been in the planning stages, and will start to become reality this fall, when the first phase opens with hiking trails meandering through a wooded area. There will be much more to come for this 1,000-acre park, with the master plan vision calling for lakes, trails, public art, a performance stage, an arboretum, a festival hall, a kid’s play area and wetlands. There will also be commercial components, such as restaurants and retail. Grand Park is located along the Dallas North Tollway at Cotton Gin Road, about 7 miles from The Grove Frisco.
Two more new parks
Frisco already has about 50 parks, and that number will increase by two with the opening of two very unique parks, Frisco On the Green and Northwest Community Park, both now in the design stages. Frisco On the Green will be a 27-acre park on a hilly, wooded site that includes a natural pond. It is envisioned as an “educational epicenter” with outdoor classroom space and boardwalks. Mountain biking will be a major activity for Northwest Community Park, where the vision calls for miles of trails and an observation platform for cyclists and pedestrians. It will also include several playgrounds, a great lawn, splash playground and dog park. About 85% of the park’s 164 acres would be devoted to ecosystem restoration. Construction of both parks is expected to begin in spring 2023.
Nicknamed the “Silicon Valley of Golf,” PGA Frisco plans to open its stunningly beautiful East and West courses will be substantially completed this summer, with a grand opening in early 2023 after allowing the courses to grow in. A 500-room Omni PGA Frisco Resort will open in 2023. PGA Frisco is located at PGA Parkway (formerly a portion of Rockhill Parkway) and Legacy Drive, approximately 9 miles from The Grove Frisco. This 600-acre development will also include a short course and practice areas, for 45 holes in total. The project will also include an expansive retail and entertainment district, with an outdoor stage for concerts and other activities. PGA Frisco will also have parks, open space and several miles of trails, all open to the public.
Frisco Public Library
Located about 7 miles from The Grove Frisco, the new Frisco Public Library will transform a former rocket factory into jet fuel for readers and learners of all ages when it opens in the second half of 2022. Inspired by the Blackland Prairie environment that surrounds Frisco, the main building will have two entries connected by an interior breezeway. With 157,000 square feet, about triple the size of Frisco’s existing library. The new building is designed to have multiple flexible spaces that can accommodate library patrons as well as nonprofit groups and business meetings. The children’s area will delight young readers with a life-size dinosaur skeleton. Large plazas will host year ‘round events.
Located at Dallas North Tollway and US 380, the pedestrian-friendly Firefly Park development is the newest among many mixed-use destinations that make Frisco a premier city for shopping, dining, working and entertaining. The Dream Frisco hotel will anchor Firefly Park, which will include 4.75 million square feet of office space and 380,000 square feet of high-end retail space, along with miles of hike-and-bike trails, multiple ponds and water features, several playgrounds, and a music hall and outdoor amphitheater. Groundbreaking will be in 2023.
2,000 new jobs
While most of our 10 new developments have been about fun, this last one is described as a “huge win for Frisco and Texas,” underscoring Frisco’s standing as one of the fastest growing and most economically vibrant cities in America. The Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association (TIAA) announced that it would establish a new corporate center in Frisco, bringing 2,000 new jobs and nearly $58 million in capital investment. TIAA’s new home will be a 15-story office tower in the 91-acre Star in Frisco mixed-use development, best known as world headquarters of the Dallas Cowboys. Completion of the new TIAA tower is expected in 2024.
Learn more about our unbeatable Four Corners location, where our hometown of Frisco comes together with the dynamic neighboring cities of Allen, McKinney and Plano.
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