Category Archives: Frisco

Frisco City Council delays decision on planned Chinese shopping center on US 380

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(Courtesy City of Frisco)

Frisco City Council tabled a rezoning request that would allow a multilevel shopping center with additional retail, office, hotel and urban living residential on 77 acres south of US 380 and west of Dallas Parkway.

The proposal has been tabled until the Sept. 4 meeting.

Several council members expressed concern regarding the multifamily component of the development. Some council members also questioned the concept of the development and whether it would be successful.

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Self-driving cars roll into Frisco: 7 things to know about Drive.ai’s autonomous ride-hailing service

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Drive.ai launched its self-driving car service in Frisco this week. The six-month pilot program will transport passengers within a geofenced area.

Here are seven facts you need to know about this program:

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Possible bond election, tax rate to be discussed at Thursday’s Frisco ISD board meeting

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(Nicole Luna/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Frisco ISD board of trustees will discuss bond recommendations and the proposed 2018 tax rate during Thursday’s special meeting.

The meeting agenda does not include details as to what the recommendations are. The board would not be making any decisions on an election during this special meeting but would be discussing the items again during the Aug. 13 regular board meeting, FISD spokeswoman Meghan Cone said. The last day the board could call an election for a bond proposition or a tax ratification election to appear on the November ballot is Aug. 20, she said.

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Developers break ground on 450-unit multifamily community at The Gate in Frisco

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Work began this week on a new 425-unit luxury multifamily community within Frisco’s 40-acre development, The Gate.

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Courtesy JPI

Jefferson at The Gate is located on the northwest corner of the Dallas North Tollway and John Hickman Parkway. The Gate is a $1 billion development first announced in 2016 and will include more than 650,000 square feet of office space, 130,000 square feet of retail space and a luxury hotel.

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Frisco’s public safety funding grows as local threats begin to rise

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In recent months several threats have been made in Frisco toward schools and Stonebriar Centre, the oldest major development in Frisco. As about 10 new large developments make their way to Frisco, public safety officials say they are continually monitoring the city’s security needs.

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City of Frisco/Community Impact Newspaper

In early May, Matin Azizi-Yarand was arrested and charged with making a terroristic threat and criminal solicitation of capital murder against a peace officer. According to investigators, Yarand was planning an ISIS-inspired mass shooting at Stonebriar Centre.

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Frisco’s homestead exemption increases to 10 percent

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Frisco City Council approved an increase to the homestead exemption from 7.5 percent to 10 percent for fiscal year 2019, a 2.5 percent increase.

According to the preliminary projections for fiscal year 2019, the average home value is increasing by approximately 6 percent.The exemption will not go into effect until next year, but the recommendation needed to be approved by June 30 to affect taxes paid in 2019.

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