There’s something new in the works for Frisco’s famed $5 Billion Mile. The North Texas city’s planning and zoning commission has approved a plan for a massive new entertainment development dubbed Music City.
The project will claim nearly seven acres of Frisco’s hottest real estate along Dallas North Tollway. The so-called $5 Billion Mile, a stretch of the tollway from Warren Parkway to Lebanon Road, is already home to four mixed-use developments, including The Star in Frisco.
This ever-growing North Texas mecca may be known as a sports and business town, but the new project will bring out Frisco’s artsy side.
Dallas-based firm Hodges Architecture has created preliminary plans for the project. Music City is slated to include a 1,000-seat indoor theatre, a 390-seat outdoor stage, and a showcase restaurant. The outdoor area will also include small guest kitchens with rotating chefs – a concept similar to food trucks.
Of course, there’s no shortage of culinary activity in the area – Music City will be just across the tollway from The Star and its plethora of restaurants.
Much like the new Toyota Music Factory in Irving, Music City plans to host a variety of events – from concerts to comedy shows to festivals to conferences to large-scale events.
Frisco Mayor Jeff Chaney is hopeful that the development will create a new attraction for tourists in the burgeoning suburb.
“So you think about people who come to Frisco for conferences who might have the evening off. These types of activities are the way to draw people and keep them here a little longer,” Chaney tells CBS DFW.
While Music City got the stamp of approval from Frisco’s planning and zoning commission, the Frisco city council still has to sign off on the project.
No details relating to the construction timeline have been revealed yet, but if Toyota Music Factory was any indication, Frisco can expect a few delays along the way. A new Music City does not appear overnight.