Imagine walking on a generously wide sidewalk in historic downtown Frisco. It is spacious enough for comfortable cafe seating in front of your favorite coffee shop or taco bar with plenty of room for pedestrians, even on a crowded Friday evening and during special events.
See the old historic charm but with a serious upgrade to the overall experience.
An Arts District
Imagine looking across a beautiful, pedestrian-friendly street at the shops, art galleries, and bistros - pondering where you and your friends will stroll to next. Sidewalk planters are blooming everywhere and there is perhaps a nearby fountain with benches to relax as you enjoy a leisurely cup of coffee or a cold, refreshing beverage. You see exciting new places appearing alongside familiar, beloved shops.
It's an Experience
The historic charm is well preserved with a fresh vitality and people-friendly design. The needs and experiences of all have been considered, from first time visitors to Friday night regulars, longtime shop proprietors to young entrepreneurs, art gallery patrons to soccer fans and parrot heads. Everyone can have a great experience in historic Frisco.
No more traffic bottleneck
Traffic on the street is calm and efficient. Crossing is safe and easy. No more adrenaline rush, feeling like you’re risking life and limb to cross two way traffic. Half the traffic burden has been transported one block north onto Oak street, leaving a simpler and gentler scene on Main Street.
Turn lanes are no longer needed. Their space is given to widen sidewalks
No more bottleneck. Traffic capacity is doubled as two full lanes are devoted to flow each direction, westbound on Oak and eastbound on Main. Flow is further enhanced by signal synchronization optimized for each direction. Left turns happen from left lanes with no waiting for oncoming traffic. Left turn lanes and center dividers are no longer needed. Their space is given to the sidewalks on either side of the street, more than doubling sidewalk width. Widened sidewalks and a more pedestrian friendly environment: this is the cascading effect of solving core needs. Everything is simpler and everyone happier.
Driving through town no longer feels like approaching the scene of an accident
Downtown is no longer a place to be avoided. Driving through no longer feels like approaching the scene of an accident, funneled into a single line, with the unwary being forced onto the infamous County Road detour. People like driving through historic downtown on their way to and from the Tollway. They like to see what’s new and plan their next walking visit. They see an inviting and thriving people-friendly environment. They see the old historic charm but with a serious upgrade to the overall experience.
Historic Frisco has become a destination.
Historic Frisco has become a destination. It is the kind of place you want to just hang around and enjoy. There is a clear sense and plenty of evidence that the city cares about your experience. Historic Downtown is a favorite place in North Texas and is the pride of the City of Frisco.
Roger Belveal - Experience Designer and Business Process Analyst. Frisco resident. Active member of the Frisco arts community and a vocal advocate for Frisco as an emerging leading city in North Texas. LinkedIn Profile: linkedin.com/in/rogerbelveal