FRISCO TO BREAK GROUND ON PUBLIC PARKING GARAGE, NOV. 30

FRISCO TO BREAK GROUND ON PUBLIC PARKING GARAGE, NOV. 30

(November 17, 2009) Beginning Monday, November 30, the parking lot behind City Hall and the Library will be closed to make way for the construction of a 574 space, public parking garage. Two, small surface lots will also be constructed with one on the east side, the other on the west side of the garage for a total of 70 additional parking spaces.

On November 3, during a regularly scheduled council meeting, the Frisco City Council voted unanimously to approve the contract to begin construction on the $6.4 million public parking garage. Four million of those funds were approved by voters during the 2006 Bond Election.

Construction is estimated to take one year to complete.

“When construction is finished, we’ll all benefit from the convenience of having a total of 644 parking spaces to choose from whether we’re attending meetings, using the library or visiting the many businesses, restaurants, venues or special events in and around Frisco Square,” said Mayor Maher Maso.  “The 644 new parking opportunities far outnumber the 141 spaces we currently have available in the parking lot behind City Hall.”

The drive way and half-circle drive directly behind City Hall/Library will remain open, providing public access to the ‘after hours drop boxes’ for utility payments and library books.  The ‘loading zone’ space will be accessible, allowing for loading and deliveries, only. Eight handicap spaces will be available in front of City Hall.  This includes four existing spaces and four additional spaces, which replace those lost to parking garage construction. Anyone with a handicap placard may use handicap parking, first come, first served.

Visitor parking includes angled spaces on Frisco Square Blvd., which includes spaces in front of City Hall and around Simpson Plaza.  Most spaces on Church and Library Streets will also be available for visitor parking. For safety reasons, parking is prohibited in some spaces on Church and Library Streets, adjacent to the garage construction site.

Parking on Page Street, between Church and Library Streets, is prohibited.

Visitor parking is also available in the west parking lot of Frisco Square.  This parking lot is located west of one of the Frisco Square business/residential buildings on Coleman Blvd. This lot is accessible from Main Street. For your convenience, the City of Frisco has installed a temporary sidewalk leading from the Frisco Square west lot, through Simpson Plaza and to the front of City Hall.

“We appreciate your patience as we work to improve parking availability in this area,” said Mayor Maso.  “When construction is finished, we’ll all appreciate the fact we’ll have four times more parking than we currently have at City Hall and the Library.” To see the visitor parking plan maps, go to www.friscotexas.gov/garage

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