31 March . 2021
Beyond PGA Frisco: 6 more exciting developments near Hollyhock
Called the “Silicon Valley of Golf,” the 660-acre PGA Frisco campus opening next to Hollyhock in 2022 has been grabbing a lot of local headlines, including a recent story that the PGA’s headquarters building has just passed its construction midpoint.
But lest you think the PGA is all that’s happening around Hollyhock’s dynamic Frisco location, here are 6 more exciting developments to look forward to.
H-E-B coming to Frisco
From Sprouts and Kroger, to Super Target and Market Street, Hollyhock is surrounded by convenient options for grocery shopping. But one notable absence in Frisco has been H-E-B, ranked as America’s top grocery store in the Retailer Performance Index. That will soon change, with H-E-B announcing that it will open a new Frisco store in the fall of 2022.
H-E-B’s Frisco store will be located at the northeast corner of Legacy Drive and Main Street, about 5.5 miles from Hollyhock. A groundbreaking is planned for this summer.
H-E-B is also planning to open a new store in Plano in 2022.
"Our two new stores will feature the best of H-E-B with products and services our customers have come to love and expect," says H-E-B’s Juan-Carlos Rück, executive vice president. "We are committed to ensuring these stores are a meaningful addition to the Frisco and Plano communities."
Frisco Public Library
Frisco Public Library began construction of its new building this spring, and the airy, light-filled building has already won a major design award.
Funded by a $62 million bond approved by Frisco voters in 2019, the new library will be an adaptive reuse of a former rocket factory, the Beal building. Located on Dallas Parkway, next to the Frisco Discovery Center, the 157,000-square-foot library will have more than triple the space of the current building.
Planned to open in early 2023, the new building will have classrooms, indoor and outdoor gathering spaces, and flexible event spaces that can host everything from concerts to networking meetups. The children’s space will have a life-size dinosaur skeleton, providing a hands-on learning experience for young visitors.
Outdoor space will be another highlight, with inviting entry plazas and native landscaping inspired by the Blackland Prairie region surrounding Frisco.
The overall design vision is so creative, it won a prestigious Unbuilt Award from the Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in 2020. With construction under way, it won’t be unbuilt for long.
Panther Creek High School
In the fall of 2022, Hollyhock will be bookended by two new Frisco ISD schools opening on the community’s eastern and western edges.
The biggest new school will be Panther Creek High School, located inside Hollyhock at Teel Parkway and Dakotah Road. The name pays tribute to Panther Creek, a natural waterway bordering the campus.
Frisco ISD’s 12th high school, Panther Creek High was designed with help from architecture students at the district’s Career and Technical Education Center, who envisioned it as a “school of tomorrow” with open classrooms, natural light and flexible learning spaces.
Academic areas will be three stories, allowing students and staff to get from class to class quickly and easily. Students also wanted more outdoor learning spaces, moveable furniture, writable surfaces and open spaces. The architectural style is described as “Texas modern.”
With Panther Creek High located next to PGA Frisco, golf will naturally be a big part of the athletic offerings. Frisco ISD has partnered with the PGA to make PGA Frisco the home of the district’s golf program, with expanded learning and practice opportunities for students.
Buddy and Joni Minett Elementary
Frisco ISD’s new Buddy and Joni Minett Elementary will open on Hollyhock’s western edge in 2022, welcoming its first class of students with a completely new design that embraces modern technology, collaborative learning and other fresh ideas.
Also developed with input from students, this new school will be filled with natural light and flexible workspaces that encourage collaborative learning. It will also have a significant outdoor learning area with a performance space, outdoor classroom, shaded gathering area and weather station.
The name honors two longtime leaders in Frisco education and civic life. Buddy Minett has served on Frisco City Council and the Frisco ISD board, where he president for three years. Joni Minett was a secretary in the superintendent’s office from 1986-91. As an avid Frisco ISD parent with a lifetime PTA membership, she volunteered at every opportunity and sat on numerous committees. All five of the couple’s daughters graduated from Frisco High School.
Two new Frisco parks
Hollyhock residents enjoy amenities including Fields House, Fields Park, Dandelion Park and miles of trails right in the community. Soon, they will also be able to visit two new Frisco parks nearby.
As we mentioned about the new schools opening in Hollyhock, Frisco is a community that likes to work with residents to incorporate their viewpoints when designing new facilities. That’s why a master planning process with public input is currently under way for Frisco on the Green, a 3-acre park coming to the southwest corner of Rockhill Parkway and Teel Parkway, immediately adjacent to Hollyhock.
The name for Frisco on the Green is inspired by its proximity to PGA Frisco. We’ll share more information about the design as soon as new details are announced.
More immediately, Hollyhock residents can head over to Frisco’s new Monarch View Park, opening this spring. This 13-acre park is located at Teel Parkway and Panther Creek Parkway, less than 3 miles from our community.
Inspired by the Monarch butterfly, which migrates through North Texas, this park will include a native wildflower prairie designed to attract these beautiful insects and native Texas birds. The park’s design mimics the Monarch’s migration pattern, and will include public art, a playground, a multi-use court and walking trails.
Hollyhock is also adjacent to Northwest Community Park, home to the DORBA (Dallas Off-Road Bicycle Association) Mountain Bike Trails. This park currently offers about 5 miles of completed trails open to cyclists, runners and hikers. Public input is also underway to help shape the future of this overall 164-acre park.
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