Below are current projects stemming directly from recommendations made in the City's 2015 Comprehensive Plan and reflected in the City Council's top ten priorities in 2018. These projects help bridge the gap between the Frisco of today and where we see ourselves headed in the future.
Downtown Master Plan Update
Approved in 1998, the Downtown Master Plan represented a desire to preserve the cultural and structural heritage of Frisco and to facilitate the development of a strong historic downtown core. The Plan examined a wide variety of topics, from historic preservation to land use to public improvements. As of November 2017, the City hired Gateway Planning to reevaluate the progress of the 1998 plan and develop new strategies for ensuring the continued success of the district. The estimated completion date is August 2018.
The study is intended to help the City revise policies for future residential development in a way that reflects the 2015 Comprehensive Plan, and is one of the Plan's major projects. This study was one of City Council's top ten priorities in 2016 and 2017, and City Council approved the Neighborhood Design Strategy in 2017. City staff are currently drafting changes to City ordinances regarding residential development, and these changes will be reviewed and approved by the Planning & Zoning Commission later this year.
The City has contracted with Halff Associates for a study that will ultimately lead to the adoption of an overlay district running along the south side of US 380. The overlay district will address development in terms of open space design and utilization, architectural standards, and building form. The estimated completion date is August 2018.