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New library opening delayed Frisco residents will have to wait until late October to check out the new city library.
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Renements to a public-private partnership between the city of Frisco and development company Hall Group will allow construction to proceed soon on a new community park. Frisco City Council on Feb. 15 expanded terms for the newpark, to be located in the Hall Park oce district, by creating a newmaster development agreement with Hall Group. A total of $30million is being invested into the park between Hall Group and the city, according to city documents. The park is among several projects that comprise a $7 billion plan to redevelop the oce district over the next 20 years, including a performing arts center in partnershipwith Frisco ISD. The park will feature an 18,000-square-foot children’s area, a 6,500-square-foot dog park, an event lawn, a performance pavilion and several other amenities, a Hall Group news release stated. The park is expected to open in the fall of 2023 alongside several other surround- ing projects. Those include an oce tower, a 154-roomhotel, a 19-story luxury Construction tobegin on newcommunity park at Hall Park The Frisco Public Library ismoving from the George A. PurefoyMunicipal Center into the former Beal Building at 8000 Dallas Parkway. A renovation of the building is funded by a $62million bond, whichwas approved by voters in 2019 for the relocation of the library. Chief Innovation Ocer Jason Cooley said in a Feb. 15 City Council workshop that equipment for air conditioning has been delayed by 12 weeks. The project is the rst during the COVID-19 pandemic where the city has encountered a “signicant” issue in procurement of items, Cooley said. Originally, the city projected the new library to open this summer. “I usually tell you we’re on time and on budget. We are on budget,” Cooley said. “[Air conditioning] is a major item that we have to have.”
Other than the delay, Cooley said the project is moving along. Frisco City Council on Feb. 1 approved purchases for IT equipment, which is expected to be in-hand around June. Building walls are beginning to be sealed, Cooley added. “We’re moving in the right direc- tion,” he said. “We are experiencing some of those challenges that you’ve heard about in the industry, and hopefully we can get past that.” In addition, Cooley said the life-size dinosaur model planned for the new library is being fabricated. The library is reviewing potential names for the dinosaur from general public.
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Ann Anderson is an accessible and dedicated insurance agent who is committed to the Frisco community. Her involvement includes Rotary, Frisco Education Foundation, Frisco FastPacs, Camp Craig Allen, American Legion Auxiliary and other local non-profits. She also currently serves on the Public Art Board for the City of Frisco and is a Frisco Chamber of Commerce Ambassador. An Anders n is an accessible an dedicated insurance agent who is committed to the Frisco community. Her involvement includes Rotary, Frisco Education Foundation, Frisco FastPacs, American Legion Auxiliary and other local non-profits. She also currently serves on the Public Art Board for the City of Frisco and is a Frisco Chamber of Commerce Ambassador.
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A programmed community park at Hall Park will be surrounded by an oce tower, hotel and more by 2023.
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residential tower, 60 executive suites and a 10,000-square-foot food hall, according to the release. The park will bemanaged and operated by Communities Foun- dation of Texas, according to the approved changes. Communities Foundation of Texas will oversee construction, then give ownership of the park to the city of Frisco once construction is completed.
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