We made this fast-moving city into an easy-living neighborhood.
Freese and Nichols developed the 2006 Comprehensive Plan for the City of Frisco, which has been one of the nation’s fastest growing communities. Comprehensive plan policies and recommendations focused on quality design, visual interest, gathering places, pedestrian access, mixed uses, unique residential development and improvements to transportation facilities.
The land use strategy component provided guidelines for housing variety and mixed uses. Another highlight of the project was a livability strategy providing Frisco with a blueprint for unique urban design elements, sustainable neighborhoods and gathering places. A detailed transportation strategy outlined concepts to accomplish connectivity with new street cross sections adopted into the subdivision ordinance to assist pedestrian access policies and encourage walkability.
Plan policies and recommendations were prioritized into implementation strategies. Strategies included, but were not limited to, the use of a tiered evaluation system in development review (based on encouraging infill development and urban design concepts), allocation of funds toward a unique “grand” park area, and development of an integrated fiscal impact analysis system.