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​​Frisco, Texas Approves $19M Rail District Contract

Construction will begin in June 2024
Photo: City of Frisco

The redevelopment of Frisco’s Rail District is on the way. During a city council meeting on May 7, 2024, Frisco council members unanimously approved a $19.94 million contract for construction services.  

On April 18, five bids were unveiled, each presenting proposed costs for a base bid along with two alternate bids. These alternatives were assessed based on cost, feasibility of construction and product standards. The bids spanned from a minimum of $19,189,091.70 to a maximum of $22,715,528.75. After evaluation, Tiseo Paving Company was chosen for the project. 

The approved contract authorizes Tiseo Paving Company’s construction cost of $19,189,091.70 and allocates $750,000 for construction phase contingencies. The overall purchase order total stands at $19,939,091.70.  

The $750,000 contingency fund is designated for handling unforeseen changes or adjustments in quantities during the construction phase. Any utilization of this fund will be documented through change order requests, subject to negotiation between the project team and the contractor as construction advances. 

The commencement of construction for this project is anticipated in June 2024, with an estimated duration of around 19 months.

During a Frisco City Council work session on Nov. 7, 2023, officials discussed downtown projects including construction on Main Street and 4th Street Plaza. The revitalization also includes new features focused on pedestrians such as outdoor seating areas, fire pits, a performance stage, enhanced medians and additional crosswalks. 

Frisco's tourism board, Visit Frisco, was recently selected to craft a fresh brand identity for the Rail District neighborhood. Throughout the spring and summer, Visit Frisco will collaborate closely with agency partners on a comprehensive exploration of the Rail District. 

“We’re seeing lots of activity in the Rail District, and we’re excited to kick off this branding project,” Visit Frisco’s Director of Marketing and Communications Cori Powers previously said. “We’ll be developing a brand that truly encompasses the values and personality of the Rail District and tells its story in a meaningful, memorable way.”

According to the projected timeline, the discovery phase will extend throughout May, with creative development slated for sometime this summer. The official brand launch is scheduled for early fall 2024.

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