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Attendance zones set up FISD’s newest schools When Panther Creek High School opens next fall, it will be home to approximately 841 students in northwest Frisco. the most recent shift of the dis- trict’s attendance zones, which were approved at a Nov. 8 school board meeting. The district imple- ments enrollment changes to keep high schools under 2,100 students, middle schools under 900 students and elementary schools under 760 students. Panther Creek will relieve Lone Star and Memorial high schools, both of which were projected to exceed 2,100 students next school CONTINUED ON 30 BY BROOKLYNN COOPER Frisco ISD’s newest high school and elementary school sparked

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NOWOPEN 1 Pain Specialists of Frisco opened in September at 13052 Dallas Parkway, Ste. 220, Frisco. The clinic provides treatment for chronic pain and uses expertise from a variety of musculoskeletal fields. Services include interventional spine care, nonsur- gical orthopedic interventions, epidurals, therapeutic exercises, various injections and more. Dr. Mahesh Mohan is the primary doctor at Dallas Pain Specialists. Mohan graduated from Kottayam Medical College in 1998 and worked as an orthopedic sur- geon in India for six years. Mohan has been practicing pain management for seven years. More information about Mohan, treatments and services can be found on the clinic’s website. 214-618-4010. www.dallaspainspecialists.com 2 4Wheel Parts , an off-road vehicle supply store, opened in October in the old Sears Auto Center location at Stonebriar Centre at 2605B Preston Road, Frisco. The store specializes in parts and accessories for trucks and Jeeps, including roll cages, bumpers, lift kits, lighting and tires. 4 Wheel Parts will have a grand opening celebration on Dec. 4 that will feature hourly giveaways and additional discounts on a variety of products. 469-956-9500. 3 Henry & Peters Certified Public Accountants will open in January at 8000 Warren Parkway, Ste. 103, Frisco. The firm will offer a variety of accounting services, specializing in tax planning and audits, according to its website. Henry & Peters aims for a “communication-first approach,” and an online client portal allows clients to make online payments www.4wheelparts.com COMING SOON

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Business is booming this holiday season at Stonebriar Centre. Several new stores have opened in the mall at 2601 Preston Road, Frisco. NOWOPEN A Socks To Be You opened in October on the second level of the mall next to Starbucks. The footwear retailer sells assorted socks, including patterned and themed pairs. 972-668-4900. No website is available for the store yet. B Rebel Athletic opened Oct. 9 on the rst oor of the mall between Victoria’s Secret and Banana Republic. The athletic wear retailer specializes in luxury cloth- ing for cheerleaders and dancers. Rebel Athletic will be at Stonebriar Centre through the holiday season. 469-690-9895. www.rebelathletic.com C Calendars.com opened Oct. 30 on the second oor between American Eagle and Cotton On. The company is at the mall seasonally and oers wall, page-a-day and mini calendars. Calendar themes range from animals to celebri- ties to sports teams. Customers can also buy teddy bears and other gifts. www.calendars.com D Dream of Art , a metal art store, opened in November. The cart sells a variety of holiday-themed and other dec- orative wall art ranging from geometric shapes to pop culture xtures. Each piece of metal is handmade in Turkey and sand- blasted with weatherproong materials to prolong the life of the art. The cart will be on the rst oor of the mall near Sephora through January. https://doaart.com ANNIVERSARIES 6 Rockin’ Taco & Tex-Mex celebrat- ed its five-year anniversary Nov. 20 at 6890 Main St., Ste. D, Frisco. The restaurant specializes in street tacos with musically-themed names. 469-888-4308. www.rockintacofrisco.com 7 Samurai-Inti Martial Arts is cele- brating its 10-year anniversary at 7410 Preston Road, Ste. 105, Frisco. The martial arts dojo offers classes for kids and adults of all ages and backgrounds. Both traditional and modern martial arts

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E Polar X opened on Nov. 4. The cart sells an assortment of Christmas tree ornaments, including customizable items for special occasions such as wed- dings or a baby’s rsts. Customers can also buy stockings at the cart, located between Pandora and Forever 21. Polar X will be at the mall through January. https://polarxornaments.com F Jerusalem Gifts opened in October on the rst oor near Zumiez and Auntie Anne’s. The cart sells hand-crafted gifts including sculptures, nativity scenes, jewelry and paintings. The cart will be at the mall through the end of December. Jerusalem Gifts does not have a website, but customers can contact the business at 469-406-9656 or 682-401-5958. G V1 Tech opened in November on the rst oor of the mall near Vans and Field of Dreams. The kiosk sells anime-themed digital wall art that is printed on shatter-proof plexiglass. In addition to art, the website oers tech accessories, including fan grills, drive covers and cables. 214-501-1484. www.v1tech.com training are available, including classes in taekwondo and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. 214-705-9676. https://samurai-inti.com CLOSINGS 8 Rosita’s Tex-Mex & Cantina is closed at 7151 Preston Road, Ste. 451D, Frisco. For-lease signs from Venture Commercial Real Estate are posted around the build- ing, and the restaurant’s phone number is no longer active. The restaurant served breakfast, lunch and various alcoholic beverages. 469-294-0077. www.rositastexmexcantina.com

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4 Drivers Test Now opened in Octo- ber at 4645 Wyndham Lane, Ste. 120A, Frisco. The driver’s education facility oers driving tests for both teenagers and adults. Driving classes and defensive driving programs are also available at Drivers Test Now. The facil- ity is licensed by the state of Texas, and all instructors are professionally trained, according to the website. 972-987-5641. https://driverstestnow.com 5 Metro North Plumbing Solutions opened Oct. 18 at 4420 Coney Island Drive, Frisco. The mobile plumbing service travels to residential and com- mercial properties, addressing plumbing needs. Service quotes can be requested on the Metro North Plumbing Solutions website. 469-428-2016. https://metronorthplumbing.business.site 6 Studio M Beauty Bar opened in Au- gust at 279 Main St., Ste. 106, Frisco. The full-service salon specializes in textured hair and oers color treatments, exten- sions, natural styles, and braids for wom- en, men and children. Studio M Beauty Bar also oers lash extensions and facial threading services. Appointments can be made online or via phone. 214-407-8240. www.studiombeautybar.com 7 The Gents Place opened Oct. 27 at 6775 Cowboys Way, Ste. 1320, Frisco. A news release described the salon as an “old-world speakeasy paired with an upscale, welcoming country club atmo- sphere.” Hair care services include cuts, shampooing, conditioning and facial hair trims. Specialty manicures and pedicures are also oered, alongside boot and shoe polishing. The Gents Place also sells hair wash, pomade, face moisturizers and more. 469-579-4417. www.thegentsplace.com

8 Torchy’s Tacos opened its second Frisco location on Nov. 10 at 1555 US 380, Ste. 100, Frisco. The restaurant oers Torchy’s traditional menu, including spe- cialty tacos, burritos, queso, margaritas and more. Torchy’s serves breakfast tacos all day. The restaurant chain opened its rst Frisco location o Preston Road earlier this summer. 469-200-6823. www.torchystacos.com 9 Regions Bank soft-opened Nov. 22 at 16510 FM 423, Frisco. The facility oers consumer and commercial banking services as well as wealth management and mort- gage products. Regions also has locations in Plano and Allen. 972-346-6000. https:// www.regions.com/Locator/Branch/bank- branch-Windsong-Ranch-Frisco COMING SOON 10 Northwest Hardwoods announced Nov. 4 it will relocate to Frisco in early 2022 to 2600 Network Blvd., Ste. 600, in Hall Park. The hardwood lumber manufacturer will be moving from Tacoma, Washington, according to a news release. The move was called a “strategic decision” in order to serve as an industry-leading company. “This is an important move for our company as we position for long-term growth and increasingly focus on delivering a world- class customer experience,” CEO Nathan Jeppson said in the release. Northwest Hardwood said its oces in Beachwood, Ohio, and Tacoma will remain open for the near future. The move is focused on the manufacturer’s corporate and func- tional teams, according to the release. 253-568-6800. https://northwesthardwoods.com

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NOWOPEN 1 Blackshaw Partners opened an oce on Oct. 26 at 5 Cowboys Way, Ste. 300, in Frisco. The Atlanta-based exec- utive search rm aims to connect clients with executives worldwide. Blackshaw Partners was founded in 1976. The rm has completed over 3,000 search assignments for positions such as vice presidents, board members and C-suite level executives, according to senior partner Kevin Howard, who is leading client engagement in Texas and across the southwest. 404-949-3060. www.blackshawpartners.com 2 Cotton Dentistry opened Nov. 15 at 4747 4th Army Drive, Ste. 200, Frisco. Services at the dental practice include

cleanings, cosmetic work, and tooth ex- tractions and replacements. Patients can also have orthodontics work performed. Cotton Dentistry aims for a relaxing, “farmhouse style” environment, accord- ing to the website. It features a massage chair, ambient light, calming music and aromatherapy. 469-598-1044. www.cottondentistry.com 3 Driven Healthcare opened Nov. 1 at 2772 Stonebrook Parkway, Ste. 100, Fris- co. The medical clinic sees patients both in person and virtually. Services include physician-ordered lab tests, nutrition and weight-loss counsel, and COVID-19 testing, according to the Driven Health- care website. Urgent care is oered seven

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11 Life Time Fitness is slated to open in February at 4900 Thorne Hall Drive, Fris- co, according to the company’s website. The 124,000-square-foot “resort-like” gym will feature tness programs, group tness studios, outdoor tennis and pick- leball courts and a pool deck. Dedicated spaces for children will also be available. Life Time Fitness has facilities across the region, including gyms in Plano and Allen. 469-476-3900. www.lifetime.life EXPANSIONS 12 Gateway Church’s Frisco campus is in the middle of an expansion project that is expected to wrap up in 2022 at 7125 Legacy Drive, Frisco. The rst phase of the expansion began in April, and it adds a new sanctuary, children’s section and classrooms for the church’s spiritual growth program called Equip. These additions are slated to be com- pleted by August 2022. The second phase—scheduled to end by December 2022—will consist of renovations to the existing campus. The project was

prompted by the “tremendous growth” of the Frisco campus, the church said in a news release. At weekend services, attendees nd themselves in a stand- ing-room-only situation, the release said. Gateway Church has multiple campuses across the nation with weekly attendance surpassing 100,000 people, the release said. The Frisco campus has services on Saturdays at 4 p.m. and Sundays at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. 469-238-1000. https://gatewaypeople.com/campuses/frisco CLOSINGS 13 The Lincoln Experience Center closed Oct. 29 at 3620 The Star Blvd., Ste. 1205, Frisco. A news release announced the closure and encouraged customers to visit other Lincoln retailers in Frisco, Grapevine, Fort Worth, Sherman and Dallas. More information and updates can be found at www.lincoln.com, according to the release. 972-292-0789. www.lincoln.com/experiencecenter

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Radiance Light Show and Frozen in Frisco are collaborating for a holiday event at Riders Field. Drivers will park their cars and sip hot chocolate as the Holly Jolly Trolley drives them through synchronized lights and tunnels. Frozen in Frisco features ice tubing hills, ice skating, a ferris wheel and more. Times vary. Free (age 2 and under), $19.99-$39.99. 7300 Roughriders Trail, Frisco. www.radiancechristmas.com/frisco 06 THROUGH JAN. 03 CHATWITH THE COWBOYS Sports commentator Brad Sham and Dallas Cowboys players will team up every Monday for the Miller Lite Cowboys Hour, hosted on the south concourse of the Ford Center. Fans can gather to talk about everything Cowboys. 6-7 p.m. (Mon.) Free. 9 Cowboys Way, Frisco. www.thestarinfrisco.com/calendar 21 CATCHA FOOTBALL FACEOFF Toyota Stadium will host the Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl, aired on ESPN. Teams from Conference USA, the American Athletic, Mid- American, Mountain West or the Sun Belt conferences will compete. 6:30 p.m. $25-$125. 9200 World Cup Way, Frisco. https://thefriscobowl.com/ tickets

LISTEN TO SOUNDS OF THE SEASON Stonebriar Centre will host “Sounds of the Season,” a display of local schools and community groups’ musical talents. Performances will take place daily at the Nordstrom Performance Court. 10 a.m.-  p.m. Free. 2601 Preston Road, Frisco. https://tinyurl.com/37b734r5 NOWTHROUGH 18 CELEBRATEWITH THE COWBOYS The Dallas Cowboys will host the Cowboys Christmas Extravaganza on Tostitos Championship Plaza at The Star. Every Friday and Saturday, the night will kick o with a tree lighting, followed by performances from the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Cowboys Rookie Squad and more. Special appearances vary, including Joe Looney and Chad Hennings. 6 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.) Free. 9 Cowboys Way, Frisco. https://thestardistrict.com/christmas/ Take photos with Santa at Stonebriar Centre. Reservations are encouraged. Various times. Packages range from $19.99-$49.99. 2601 Preston Road, Frisco. https://tinyurl.com/yrpyw7bn NOWTHROUGH 24 SMILEWITH SANTA

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items beneath and to the sides of the bridges. Striping along the roadway has been completed, and all lanes of traffic were opened in early November, except for small areas where median work is taking place. Another phase of the project includes widening B Coit Road from Main to Buckeye Drive. The design of this portion of this project has been completed. When work begins, crews will increase the roadway from four to six lanes. Bids for the project were opened in mid-November. Timeline: December 2020-early 2022 Cost: $7.2 million (from SH 121 to Main) Funding source: city of Frisco UPCOMING PROJECTS 3 Meadow Hill Drive reconstruction A project to reconstruct Meadow Hill Drive is expected to begin construction in January. The timing is intentional to help avoid disruption to resident access during the holiday season, per the city of Frisco’s November Public Works & Engineering Services report. Meadow Hill Drive from Rogers Road to Preston Road is expected to be under construction for 10 months. The project includes adding a 5-foot sidewalk along the north side of the roadway. The west side of the intersection of Meadow Hill and Preston will also be reconstructed to include new turn lanes and traffic signal modifications. A new water line will be installed prior to the construction of the north side of the road and sidewalk, the report stated. Timeline: January-October 2022 Cost: $3.3 million Funding source: city of Frisco

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OPENINGUP Future plans for Project X at Wade Park include more open space than similar projects. A large park is planned alongside several smaller park areas. Planned Project X open space: 9.1 acres Klyde Warren Park open space: 5.2 acres The Shops at Legacy open space: 3 acres Legacy West Plaza open space: 0.2 acres

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Plans for Project X include 700 hotel rooms, 2,800multifamily units and an estimated 1.9 million square feet of oce space. (Rendering courtesy city of Frisco)

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Project X: Newplans for landwhere oldWade Park project sits in Frisco A community comprised of mul- tifamily units, several parks, new retail space and open space is in the works for the land where Frisco’s infamous hole in the ground sits. of the project include incomplete building shells and the hole that was dug out for an underground parking garage. A large, central park within the BY MATT PAYNE from $25 million to $85 million. He called it the biggest challenge with the project. “Nothing would make us at the corner of Lebanon Road and Parkwood Boulevard was also included in the irst phase’s plans. No start date on Phase 1 was shared, though JVP said the project could begin

happier than to get rid of that hole in the ground,” Nguyen said. “In the time that was wasted, Frisco has continued to grow. And there’s that hole in the ground.” The poten- tial project

by 2023. Phase 2 could involve just addressing the hole, Nguyen said. A Phase 3 was briey mentioned, but no concrete details were shared. Payton said the completion date will be a “function of the market.” Several comparisons to Plano’s Legacy West development were made by JVP. Although Legacy West incor- porates 48 more acres of land, Project X would include more retail fronts, condos and just over 9 more acres of open space. Nguyen told city leaders his team’s main message Nov. 15 was that its members would be there for the city, and feedback would be incorporated into plans for Project X. “The inal story that’s told of Wade Park will be a positive one,” said Mayor Jeff Cheney.

community would be comple- mented by “parklets,” said Neal Payton, principal with Torti Gallas + Partners. In total, 700 hotel rooms and 2,800 multifamily units were included in the

Representatives with developer JVP Management and architec- ture irm Torti Gallas + Partners presented early plans Nov. 15 for Project X. Project X is the place- holder name of a 112-acre proposed development to replace the failed Wade Park project off the Dallas North Tollway and Lebanon Road. Plans for the project were shared at a joint meeting with Frisco City Council and its planning and zoning commission. Wade Park incorporated 175 acres of land off the tollway. The project was ultimately stymied by a bankruptcy of the former developer, Thomas Land & Development. The city said liens of more than $23 mil- lion in 2017 led to the failure. Relics

“THE FINAL STORY THAT’S TOLDOF WADE PARKWILL BE APOSITIVE ONE.” JEFF CHENEY, FRISCO MAYOR

was pitched to be done in phases, with Phase 1 having $250 million to $275 million dedicated for development.

presentation. An estimated 1.9 million square feet of

ofice space was also shown. No single-family homes were included in the initial plans. Plans for the hole in the ground are still in the works, said Van Nguyen, a partner with JVP Management. He said “addressing the hole” could cost anywhere

Phase 1 could potentially include a 40,000-square-foot Whole Foods at the corner of Dallas North Toll- way and Lebanon Road, though Nguyen said Whole Foods has not inalized a deal. A 25,000-square- foot, ive-story medical ofice

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DEVELOPMENT Hall Group unveils $7Bmaster plan for oce park in Frisco

BY MATT PAYNE

of amenities and look forward to coming to work. “They want it all,” Hall said. “They want to be able to go in an environ- ment that has a great park. They want to be able to eat healthy food. They want to be able to exercise in a great environment. They want all those choices.” Deputy City Manager Ron Patterson said the suite of projects is the “rst giant step in the next phase of the history and development of Frisco.” “This project is the absolute quintessential example of redevelop- ment,” Patterson said. “To be willing to take the risk of going in and taking

SECURING WHAT MATTERS Take steps towards a more secure estate. Find out what Whitley Penn can do for you. Oce parks are a thing of the past, he said. For the new generation of millennial workers, the Hall Group founder said his team has designed a “post-COVID-19” environment where workers can go outside, enjoy a host ment ... and not just simply be an oce park,” Hall Group President Don Braun said. Hall Group Founder Craig Hall told several community members at a groundbreaking event to hold congrat- ulations until all work is complete, as there are a lot of pieces to put the puzzle together. Hall Group announced Oct. 28 it will begin construction on the rst phase of a $7 billion redevelopment plan at Hall Park. Phase 1 is estimated at $500 million and will encompass about 1 million square feet. By fall 2023, the 162-acre oce park at Gaylord Parkway and the Dallas North Tollway will feature a new oce tower, a 154-key boutique hotel, a 19-story luxury residential tower, a collection of 60 executive suites and a 10,000-square-foot food hall surrounding a programmed community park, according to Hall Group. The entirety of the redevelop- ment is expected to span 20 years. “It’s important for us to eectively bring Hall Park into the 21st century and really embrace the current environ-

A programmed community park at Hall Park will have several new development projects around it by 2023. (Rendering courtesy Hall Group)

down perfectly good buildings, to be able to go vertical and create more density, is amazing.” Frisco Mayor Je Cheney said what Hall did 20 years ago is the equivalent of “driving 20 miles

“THIS PROJECT IS THE ABSOLUTE QUINTESSENTIAL EXAMPLE OF REDEVELOPMENT.” RON PATTERSON, DEPUTY CITY MANAGER

Hall Group executives and leadership from the city of Frisco participate in a ceremonial groundbreaking Oct. 28. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)

KEY FEATURES • New oce tower • 154-room boutique hotel • 19-story luxury residential tower • 60 executive suites • 10,000 -square-foot food hall

north,” parking the car and deciding to immediately build an oce tower. Hall’s ambition to tear down buildings for better xtures, he said, is an example of the entrepreneur willing things into reality. “What is about to happen here, I believe, is unprecedented in the DFW market,” Cheney said. “It’s going to really help our economic development teamwith their mission of attracting world-class companies here that will come and want to be part of what’s changing here.”

By fall 2023, Hall Park at Gaylord Parkway and the Dallas North Tollway will have nished the rst phase of redevelopment. (Rendering courtesy Hall Group)

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ENVIRONMENT Frisco, water district focus on supplies for growing population

WATERDISTRICT RATES While the North Texas Municipal Water District’s water rates have remained flat in recent years, they are expected to increase more than 55% by 2031. $5 $4 $3 $2 $1 $0 $2.99 $4.64

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andmore, the district’s Deputy Director of Water andWastewater Billy George said. To help the city stay ahead of how much water it needs to provide, Frisco created a master plan with a consultant about five years ago, Grant said. This plan extends to a 50-year projection, but it is being updated continuously as a living document, he said. “I’ll use the PGA [headquarters devel- opment] as an example. When that came in, our consultant took all of that stuff and added that all into themaster plan and changed our water model,” he said. “They’re updating our water model on a regular consistent basis.” Frisco’s Public Works Department has to remain focused on the needs of the growing population, Grant said. His department needs time to design and then build the infrastructure the city needs. “At least two years in advance, I need to know that I have to start working on something like a new elevated storage tank,” Grant said. Next year, the city of Friscowill have a new resource for its water supplywith the upcoming Bois D’Arc Lake. This lakewill act as a reservoir for thewater district’s service area. It is a key project that will helpmeet the region’s water needs through 2070, George said. “We are preparing for and prepared for the continued growth, providing for homes and businesses and people,” George said. “Really these kinds of utilities, water being one of the most important, becomes an underlying driver for economic prosperity.”

While the North Texas Municipal Water District is not raising wholesale costs on water this year, Frisco resi- dents will see higher utility bills at the beginning of 2022. On Sept. 21, Frisco City Council decided to increase water and sanitary sewer rates by 3%. The NTMWD, a nonprofit wholesale water provider, estimates that Frisco will use more than 12.9 billion gallons of water in 2022. The rate increases by the city of Frisco are necessary tomeet debt service payments related to the Panther Creek and Stewart Creek wastewater treatment plants, Frisco’s Treasury Manager Brett Peterson said in September. Frisco continues to grow, and pro- viding water to its 200,000+ residents is a tall order, Kevin Grant, Frisco’s assistant director of public works, said. “We have to stay focused on our growth, and it’s all of North Texas,” Grant said. “It’s almost like you can’t build it fast enough.” NTMWD rates will stay flat at $2.99 per 1,000 gallons for members through 2022, marking the third year in a row for this rate. However, rates are pro- jected to increase by 22 cents per 1,000 gallons in 2023 and an additional 16 cents in 2024, per the district’s website. The water district acts as a water wholesaler and sets rates to cover its expenses for the district’s partner municipalities. From there, cities set their own water rates that they charge to businesses and residents for oper- ating costs, maintenance, expansions

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Without adequate water supplies and wastewater treatments, cities such as Frisco would have a much harder time attracting the business and industries that it does, George said. Construction for the new Bois D’Arc Lake began in 2018, but planning for this reservoir goes back to the 1980s, George said. This year, the district was able to start impounding water for the lake and building the lake’s dam from the ground up. When full, the top of the lake will reach 534 feet mean sea level. It’s currently at about 510 feet mean sea level, George said. The water should be fully impounded behind the dam and operational beginning in early

2022, he said. The NTMWD currently draws its water fromLavon Lake to serve its northernmember cities. But when Bois D’Arc Lake is finished, the district will be able to pump that water to serve primarily the northern portion of its region, including cities such as Frisco, McKinney and Plano. “That will then free up capacity from some of our other water supplies, such as Lake Milan, Lake Chapman, Lake Texoma, somore of that water can serve the eastern and southern portions of the region,” George said. “So the benefits of the new lake are being realized by the entire region.”

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NONPROFIT Museumof theAmericanRailroad seeks funds for outdoor exhibit

BY BROOKLYNN COOPER

$100 donor will be rewarded with four tickets to the museum. Donors who give $500 will receive an annual pass for up to four people. As of mid-November, the museum was about $60,000 short of reaching its goal, LaPrelle said. The funds will go toward infrastructures such as train tracks, storm drainage and concrete paving. Once infrastructure is com- pleted, funds will go toward upkeep of the 21 locomotives, 41 rail cars and three historic pieces onsite. Work is being done as funds are raised to keep the nonprot debt-free. Tracks 3, 4 and 5 are under construc- tion as well as a restoration building that will serve as a train maintenance shop. The restoration building is expected to be completed by Christ- mas, LaPrelle said. “This is one of the best collections of railroad history in the U.S., right here in Frisco,” LaPrelle said.

The Museum of the American Rail- road is looking for community support on a $1.4 million capital campaign. The campaign began in November 2020 and was jump-started by a foun- dation in Dallas that has supported previous phases of construction at the museum. At the beginning of this year, the museum began matching funds through a $700,000 challenge grant issued by the foundation. Every dona- tion will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to $700,000 through the end of 2021, per a museum news release. To garner support, the museum has also launched its Get On Board campaign, which museum CEO and President Bob LaPrelle said is meant to “put us over the top” on the $1.4 million capital campaign. Donors to the Get on Board campaign will receive dierent gifts depending on their contribution. A

This electric locomotive pulled Robert Kennedy’s funeral train in 1968. (Photos by Brooklynn Cooper/Community Impact Newspaper)

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