The Frisco City Council—after five years of planning and development—has given its approval to WIlds Development to raise Firefly Park according to a Community Impact article from June 22 which reports,
“Frisco City Council amended a zoning ordinance at its June 21 meeting that would allow the 230-acre mixed-use project at the southwest corner of US 380 and the Dallas North Tollway. The development, which is slated to bring about 30 acres of park space, 2,200 residential units and 650,000 square feet of office space, received unanimous approval from both the council and the planning and zoning commission.
Wilks Development, The BFC Group, UNStudio and Sasaki are partners on the project, which will be anchored by the 200-room Dream Hotel.
The council commended Wilks Development President Kyle Wilks for working with city officials and the Frisco Economic Development Corp. over the years to arrive at an agreeable plan.
“We have said for many years that we want to continue to create new entertainment destinations, and that’s exactly what you’re doing,” Pelham said.”
City Mayor Jeff Cheney gave credit to PGA’s construction and development since Firefly Park and PGA will complement one another very well according to a Frisco Enterprise article from June 23. They say,
“Certainly the PGA coming in has helped, and PGA Parkway,” Cheney said, “and to their credit, they have cast a new vision. In fact, this is a very aspirational vision for what this piece of property can become.”
He added that the open space component will be a signature aspect of the property.
“Firefly Park, in my estimation, will be the next great destination project in the city of Frisco,” he said. “So job well done.”
Initially back in 2017, the Firefly Park was proposed as The Oxbow at Frisco and Mayor Jeff Cheney wasn’t confident that it would be approved by the city council.