November 2017 Around Town

Kids Shouldn’t Have Cancer 
Lemonade Stand Raises Over $40,000 for Pediatric Cancer Research

The community of Frisco, Texas, came together in a big way to support the fight against childhood cancer, as they held local events that raised over $40,000 to benefit the Kids Shouldn’t Have Cancer Foundation in Memory of Jonny Wade, who passed away from brain cancer in 2015. The Lemonade Stand was truly a homegrown, family event. The children of Newman Village set up brightly decorated lemonade stands where they sold ice-cold lemonade and homemade treats to raise funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research. More than 50 volunteers participated. The event more than doubled the $20,000 raised in 2016.

Frisco Readying Bids for Six Sites with Ability to Land Amazon’s HQ2

Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney and other city officials are putting together a city bid for Amazon.com Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN), with six potential development sites along the Dallas North Tollway. The city is responding to a request-for-proposal issued by Seattle-based Amazon earlier this month for the e-commerce giant’s second headquarters, which is expected to cost $5 billion to develop. At build-out, Amazon’s second headquarters could total upwards of 8 million square feet and the online retailer could need upwards of 100 acres to accommodate the campus.

New Texas Health Frisco Campus 
Is On The Way

This 20-acre medical campus located on The Dallas North Tollway and Cobb Hill is scheduled to open in fall of next year. It will feature a 120,000 square foot building that will house traditional 24/7 emergency service will also provide multiple specialty centers including, neurology, spine surgery, as well as a state-of-the-art concussion rehabilitation center. This medical campus will be a collaboration between Texas Health and UT Southwestern.

Potential Frisco Housing 
Development On The Horizon

A planned 2,800-acre development could be adding more residential options to the city of Frisco. This ranch is located in Northwest Frisco, west of the Dallas North Tollway, north of Eldorado Parkway and South of U.S. Highway 380, and could become a new development for our great city. Tony Felker, CEO of the Frisco Chamber of Commerce stated, “The creation of residential communities could help bring new residents and businesses to the North Texas city, which will, in turn, help ensure continued strong economic development and job growth in the area.”