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Frisco Rail District Groundbreaking Ceremony Launches $68 Million Revitalization

The city aims to breathe new life into its downtown area
Photo: City of Frisco

On June 7, 2024, city officials, staff and downtown business owners gathered for the groundbreaking ceremony marking the commencement of the long-awaited redevelopment project for the Frisco Rail District. With an investment exceeding $68 million, the city of Frisco aims to breathe new life into its downtown area, transforming it into a vibrant hub for residents and visitors alike.

In a video shared by the city, Mayor Jeff Cheney, speaking at the event, highlighted the significance of revitalizing the downtown core. "Every world-class city has a great downtown," said Cheney. He emphasized the project's commitment to preserving the historical essence of the Rail District while infusing it with modern amenities and attractions. “This is going to be an area where life seems to slow down, where you just want to walk and stroll, go to a restaurant and shop, listen to some live music." 

The ambitious project includes the reconstruction of Main Street, which is set to commence next month. Additionally, plans entail the permanent closure of 4th Street at Main to make way for an event plaza and the construction of a multi-story parking garage between Main and Elm Streets.

Renderings showcased during the ceremony offered a glimpse into the future of downtown Frisco, depicting wider sidewalks, lush greenery and inviting public spaces. The project is scheduled for completion by summer 2026, ensuring minimal disruption to residents and businesses during the construction phase.

The groundbreaking ceremony attracted a crowd, predominantly comprising downtown business owners eagerly embracing the initiative. 

Joining Mayor Cheney were key figures instrumental in the project's execution, including John Lettelleir, director of development services; Matt Dubois, assistant director of engineering services; and Christal Howard, president of the Frisco Chamber of Commerce.

"This is an exciting moment. I look forward to the opportunity for all of us to unify together and pour some extra love into our family of businesses down here through this renovation," said Mayor Cheney during the ceremony.

For further updates on the project's progress, interested parties can visit the official website by clicking here.

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