News from Frisco & Frisco ISD
COMPILED BY ERICK PIRAYESH & VALERIE WIGGLESWORTH
HIGHLIGHTS FRISCO ISD Memorial Stadium is now known as David Kuykendall Stadium in honor of the district’s longtime athletic director who is retiring after this school year. The district held a special board meeting at The Star on May 12 in front of Kuykendall, his family and many of the district’s coaches. The board of trustees voted unanimously in favor of the name change. An emotional Kuykendall said he was at a loss for words at the rare honor. Frisco City Council Meets at 5 p.m. June 15; open meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. www.friscotexas.gov Frisco ISD board of trustees Meets at 7:30 p.m. June 14 www.friscoisd.org MEETINGSWE COVER Collin County Commissioners Court Meets at 1:30 p.m. June 7, 14, 21, 28 www.collincountytx.gov Denton County Commissioners Court Meets at 9 a.m. June 8, 15, 22, 29 www.dentoncounty.gov Collin College board of trustees Meets at 5:30 p.m. June 22 www.collin.edu
Shepherds GlenPark gets city’s approval for $2.5million facelift FRISCO A $2.5 million upgrade is in the works for Shepherds Glen Park. Council voted May 18 to proceed with a $300,000 contract for design services with Dallas-based Studio TLA. The studio will be working with a $2.5 million construction budget, according to city documents. Shepherds Glen Park is located along the College Parkway Hike and Bike Trail between Canoe Road and Shepherds Hill Drive. According to a memo, Studio TLA will draft plans to include a larger splash pad area, larger playground elements, new parking areas and more.
$1Bmixed-use projectmade possible because of PGA Frisco’s ‘halo e ! ect’ This rendering shows a newmixed-use development to be built on 239 acres called The Link. (Rendering courtesy city of Frisco)
FRISCO City Council voted unani- mously May 18 to approve a rezoning request that paves the way for a $1 billion mixed-use development east of the PGA Frisco project. The Link is estimated to generate $7 million a year in property tax revenue and $3 million a year in sales tax revenue once fully built out. The 2 million to 2.5 million square feet of o ! ce space would attract between 8,000 and 10,000 jobs, according to project estimates. And an untold number of other jobs would be
created at the site for restaurant, retail, hospitality, wellness, medical and entertainment uses. Mayor Je " Cheney said the devel- opers took an odd-shaped plot of land with a # ood plain in the middle of it and created what is expected to be a world-class project. This plan is made possible “because of the halo e " ect of the PGA,” he said. The plan allows for up to 2,206 multifamily units. The revisions also allow for up to 500 single-family and cottage homes.
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FRISCO EDITION • JUNE 2021
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