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Frisco Convention & Visitors Bureau rebrands Frisco as Sports City U.S.A.

Frisco CVB changes name to Visit Frisco Dr.Pepper Ballpark is home to the Frisco RoughRiders, the Double-A-Minor League Basketball affiliate of the Texas Rangers. Courtesy of Frisco RoughRiders As part of a new Frisco Convention & Visitors Bureau branding campaign, on Tuesday it declared Frisco “Sports City U.S.A.” Show Full Story “We are the only city in the U.S. to be home to one team for each of the five major sports,” CVB Executive Director Marla Roe said. “And the list is so much more comprehensive than that with world-class venues and world-class events.” Roe said that in 2016, Frisco held almost 40 sportin

Dallas architect to help develop vision of $1.5B Buffett-backed Grandscape

The development group behind the Warren Buffett-backed Grandscape development in The Colony has named Dallas-based Merriman Anderson/Architects to help with the design of the 433-acre mixed-use development. The architecture firm was named architect-of-record for the Nebraska Furniture Mart-anchored project, which, upon completion, will total 3.9 million square feet of hospitality, entertainment, retail and residential space near the Sam Rayburn Tollway and Plano Parkway in The Colony. Show Full Story Merriman Anderson Architects Merriman Anderson Architects The 100-acre centerpiece of Grandscape is expected to total 3.9 million-square-foot of retail, office, residential & entertainment spac

Sources: Chinese-based home goods retailer readying massive project in Frisco

A Chinese manufacturer of building materials, hardware and home goods is readying plans to make way for a massive retail hub along the U.S. 380 corridor in Frisco, sources say. The real estate rumblings come after an affiliate of Lesso America Inc., a subsidiary of China Lesso Group Holdings Ltd., acquired two tracts of land totaling more than 76 acres in Frisco for a new mall development site in June 2016. City of Frisco Lesso Mall Development owns two tracts of land totaling nearly 80 acres along the U. S. 380 corridor in Frisco. Lesso America President Victor Lin did not respond to interview requests. Real estate sources say Lesso America is working on plans to build a multi-story retail

Cowboys, Baylor Scott & White top out on new sports therapy center at The Star in Frisco

The Dallas Cowboys and Baylor Scott & White Health have reached the uppermost vertical point on a new sports therapy and research center at The Star in Frisco, which is the latest component to the Dallas Cowboys-anchored mixed-use development. The new sports therapy and research center will sit adjacent to the Cowboys indoor practice facility and will help make the region the "safest place in the country to play sports," said former Baylor Scott & White CEO Joel Allison, during a groundbreaking ceremony for the new center. Show Full Story Perkins + Will The Baylor Scott & White Sports Therapy & Research at The Star will focus on injury prevention, research and wellneed for athletes of all l

The 5 Exciting New Luxury Hotels Coming to Frisco

To accommodate the burgeoning growth of North Texas—particularly thanks to the corporations moving in, such as Toyota and State Farm—these five new luxury hotels will be taking root in Frisco’s $5 Billion Mile by 2019. Omni Frisco Hotel The Omni—Frisco’s first luxury hotel—will be opening this summer with 300 rooms and 24,000 square feet of meeting space. The hotel is situated adjacent to the Ford Center. Amenities include a ballroom and a rooftop pool that overlooks a plaza, complete with a deck and bar. Hotel Indigo The Hotel Indigo will open its second North Texas location in Frisco this year with 110 rooms, including an outdoor pool and a Blacklands Bar & Grill. It will be located across

Mayor’s plan prioritizes development, action on long-awaited city projects

Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney’s aggressive 100-day plan covers a variety of action steps in communication, transportation, development and recreation. Cheney laid out his plan during his first State of the City luncheon, hosted by the Frisco Chamber of Commerce, June 21. The idea is not to have all of these initiatives completed within 100 days but to at least start the process, Cheney explained during the luncheon. Cheney’s 100-day plan is broken down into nine planks that are pinpointed on areas such as improving communication, evaluating development standards and moving forward with much anticipated city projects. “The same as last year will never be good enough for the city of Frisco,” Cheney

5 real estate trends to know in Frisco

Frisco’s housing market is booming, but the upward trend is not limited to single family homes. High-rises, urban-living developments and senior living options are also occupying the market. Here are five real estate trends for Frisco. 1. Rising property values spur tax relief efforts from council Home values in Frisco increased nearly 50 percent in nine years, according to data from Residential Strategies Inc., a Dallas market research company. Tim Nelson, a Realtor and Frisco City Council member, said as a result of increased home values City Council approved its first-ever residential homestead exemption June 20. The 7.5 percent exemption will save the average homeowner about $143 on a ta

With $1 billion invested in its new North American campus, Toyota opens its doors

Carlos Soria strides through the newly completed two-story atrium of Toyota North America's new 100-acre corporate campus in Plano's Legacy West — the corporate home he helped build to bring the Japanese automaker's North American employees under one roof on the Texas prairie. By this weekend, Soria, a senior manager of real estate and facilities, will join about 2,000 other Toyota North America team members on the 100-acre, 2.1 million-square-foot campus it expects to operate for the next 60 years. Show Full Story Jake Dean. Toyota's new $1 billion corporate campus (which also includes relocation costs) is officially open for business in Plano. Jake Dean A large terrace with sweeping view

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