Expound on Frisco Main Street
Ryan Summerlin January 26, 2013
The town of Frisco has its eye on a revitalized Main Street in the near future and is inviting the public to an open house at town hall Wednesday to view the plans and provide input.The Step Up Main Street Project aims to revitalize the Main Street area by making a number of improvements, both technical and aesthetic. The project went through a planning process and was approved by the town council. Local businesses Martin & Martin Engineering and Norris Design were involved in creating the design. Included in the improvements are additional street benches, updated street lighting, expanding the north-side sidewalk by 2 feet and updating the paver design. The street’s drainage will be improved, along with several other safety and functional aspects. The current parking configuration will not change; none of the improvements will affect location or number of parking spaces on Main Street.”The aim is to enhance Main Street character and charm and draw people to Frisco Main Street,” said Jocelyn Mills, Frisco’s community development director.The project is still in its beginning stages, with a budget of $3.5 million. The start date will be determined based on the town’s revenues and will begin in the fall of 2014 at the earliest. Implementation of the project will occur only during the fall and spring off-seasons.This will mark the first improvements to Main Street planned by the town since it was built nearly 30 years ago. “As we looked at fixing Main Street … there was a lot of interest in improving the drainage, improving lighting, creating some public space,” said Frisco Mayor Gary Wilkinson.At the open house, the public is invited to weigh in on the style of the proposed street light fixtures and paver designs, as well as other project details. The design will be laid out for everyone to see. Staff will be on hand to answer questions.