Land just south of the Frisco RoughRiders‘ (Class AA; Texas League) Dr Pepper Ballpark is slated for major development, as officials have approved plans for RoughRider Plaza.
Dubbed RoughRider Plaza, the new mixed-use development is planned to feature several amenities, including nearly 350,000 square feet of office space, more than 100,000 square feet of retail, plus park space. It will also feature the involvement of Dallas Stars (NHL) owner Tom Gaglardi, whose firm is planning a 311-room hotel.
The layout for RoughRider Plaza was approved by Frisco’s planning and zoning commission on Thursday, marking the latest step toward bringing new amenities to land that is one of the largest undeveloped sites in the area surrounding Dr Pepper Ballpark. More from the Dallas Morning News:
The 14-acre property is just south of Frisco’s Dr Pepper Ballpark on the east side of the tollway at Ikea Drive. It’s one of the largest undeveloped properties near the popular Stonebriar Centre mall.
Frisco’s planning and zoning commission has given the go-ahead for the Roughrider Plaza project’s layout, which includes a 311-room hotel, three office buildings and four retail buildings surrounding a new public park.
The seven-story hotel includes a 10,000-square-foot convention space and will face the tollway. It’s a Sutton Place Hotel planned by the Canadian firm headed by Dallas Stars owner Tom Gaglardi.
Gaglardi is buying the hotel site from the Frisco Community Development Corp., which owns the entire 14-acre development site.
As part of the project, parking garages would be constructed to replace spaces in a surface parking lot that would be redeveloped. Dr Pepper Ballpark originally opened for the RoughRiders in 2003.
Rendering courtesy City of Frisco.