Frisco Comprehensive Plan Update
We’re looking to engage the Frisco community to solicit feedback from a broad group of residents. Suggest ideas and leave your feedback. Posts will be reviewed by stakeholders to help guide decision-making on a variety of issues.
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»Thanks for you comment Phyllis. To add more 'hands-on' event opportunities, we created the Meeting-in-a-Box kits and we will probably expand the use of that method in the next update since they were highly rated by those that participated. I will make a note to also look at additional ways for face-to-face interactions where possible. City staff does try to be available for meetings hosted by community organizations, HOAs, etc., whenever possible (vs city-hosted events). I'll make a note to make that option more readily apparent during the next update.
»Thank you for participating Shauna! I'm glad that you were able to share your opinions and ideas through our online options. The City is exploring partnerships to bring commuter rail through Frisco. Rail stations have been identified, and included as placeholders on the Future Land Use Map since 2000, but we don't have a date yet as nothing has been finalized (partners, funding, etc.). We do know the line will connect into the North Carrollton station, with connections to the DART system and to the Denton line.
»I don't know how a garden would work...I envision parts doing well and others left unattended due to hot summer months and neglect. I do think an arboretum would work well in the same area with a venue for outdoor concerts or entertainment and attract tourists which would help fund the area. Schools would also be able to make use of this as well as a Butterfly pavilion, botanical studies etc.
»I don't see that a zoo is practical for the space available in Frisco. I do like the idea presented by Rob below. Using indigenous species would also protect wild areas from invasive species that could do more harm than good.
»A botanical garden that focuses on native plants could provide examples of low water consumption without looking like a desert scene.
»How many urban foresters are there on this project? I would guess not many, because then you would know that bike paths and hiking trails along buffer zones is not feasible. I would hope that all plans would be following Texas's best management plans to ensure water quality.
Can I also make the point that parks and gardens are not the same as wild land. You are still changing the landscape; potentially even the habitat. There is a reason why there are so many scissor-tailed flycatchers in Frisco, especially next to Brinkmann Ranch. They thrive in open fields lined with utility lines which make the perfect perches. Judging from the plans, which seem to irradicate all of Brinkmann, I doubt there will be any habitat like this left. I wonder what birds we will be left with by the end of it? I fear our diversity will only consist of mockingbirds and grackles. What other wildlife will we lose while you create your malls and your zoos when you can drive an hour or less to get to them now?
»I enjoyed our conversation when you phoned the other day, and thank you so much for coming out to the Council meeting last night!
»While the city is focused on development in West Frisco and along the DNT, I am concerned regarding the type of development East Frisco residents will see along 121, which currently appears to be less strategic though the land is very valuable/highly visible real estate. The announcement of Walmart's move along 121 and an already congested Custer Road was not widely cheered by area residents who desire more eat-in restaurants and quality grocery stores to serve the vast number of homes being continually approved for construction in the area. However, there appear to be steps the City can take to mitigate the appearance of haphazard development through an overlay district along 121 in the very near term. Is there a more detailed plan for 121 development? What is the city's economic development corporation doing to lure in quality development along 121 and in East Frisco? How can residents help?
»City staff cannot pick the specific restaurants (or stores, etc.). The businesses are the ones that make the determinations of where they are going to locate. Fast food does typically develop faster than other restaurants, but we are seeing a growth in restaurants in general, including some ethnic options (yum!), places like the new Frisco Farm Stop (which just started serving lunch), and fine dining like the Perry's Steakhouse.
»The library know need to improve in cuality customer service. Better attitude and better attention without distinction (race,ages). Period
»I just continue to grow more and more frustrated about the significante expansión of fast food etearies in Frisco. Is it truly necessary? How can Frisco develop a different identity if this goles on and on and on? What messages are we sending, and very clearly, to our kids? Does healthy eating count? Can you all please reflect on this? How many more Chick-fil-As do we need? Have you considered seriously the environmental effects of having to deal with the huge amount of trash they produce? Not to mention we probably do not need any more Walmarts....
»The Comp Plan is a guidance document that sets out an overall vision. The related Principles laid out in the Plan (see Chapter 2) include:
- Guiding Principle #2
- Ecology & Natural Resources Principles 1, 2, 4 & 9The related Implementation Strategies (see Chapter 10) include G01, R02, R03, R06, F02, C03, & P10. They include updating the master plans and ordinances that define the methods for accomplishing the vision established in the Comp Plan, including the subdivision ordinance, the zoning ordinance, etc. These plans, ordinances, and policies are where the "how-to" details are worked out. The update to the Parks and Open Space Master Plan, for instance, has been underway concurrently with the update of the Comp Plan, and does address many of the details that you were looking for; the Zoning Ordinance speaks to buffers of creeks, the Hike and Bike Plan set out trails (especially along major creeks), etc.
»As the city urbanizes, I'd like to see more emphasis on green corridors and habitat preservation. The master plan has a chapter on ecology and its importance to quality of life in the city. What I don't see is a plan. In other words, the draft has all the right verbiage without actionable steps the city plans to take to create/protect green space and habitat.Streams and creeks are natural green corridors. Does the city have plans to ensure buffer zones around these corridors? Tayches Trails is an example of one such buffer, but even then, it is a much too narrow natural habitat buffer zone.Additionally, are there any plans to ensure retention of blackland prairie habitat?I see a lot of emphasis on green buildings, which is wonderful. More emphasis on green spaces would be even better.