Frisco City Council and Planning & Zoning Commission approve zoning permit for Universal Studios’ new theme park, including economic incentives, according to a WFAA article. They say,
“Frisco City Council and the city’s Planning & Zoning Commission both approved the zoning permit for a new Universal Studios theme park, allowing the park’s builders to begin construction.
The deal between Universal and the city will likely include economic incentives, Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney told the Dallas Business Journal in an interview following the announcement of the project.
The vote on a zoning permit for the park had been delayed twice before this.”
Frisco taxpayers expressed concerns regarding traffic, noise, and crime for the new Universal theme park, planned to open this year, according to a KRLD article which reports,
“While Planning and Zoning manager Jonathan Hubbard made a presentation supporting the Universal park, many if not most of the Frisco taxpayers who spoke were opposed. Some of them vehemently.
Their objections include issues surrounding traffic, noise and increased crime, just to name a few.
Plans call for construction to begin later this year on a vacant parcel near the Dallas North Tollway and Panther Creek Parkway. The size of the park is expected to be just under 100 acres, about half the size of Six Flags in Arlington.”
The kids-themed park will feature immersive experiences and rides based on their movies. They chose Frisco due to its growth and family population. The park’s name has not been announced yet.