Education & Enrichment

University of North Texas to begin construction on Frisco campus next year

An imagining of UNT’s new Frisco campus | Conceptual rendering courtesy of University of North Texas

In the future, it will be easier for Collin County residents to take classes through University of North Texas. Plans are underway for a full campus to begin construction in Frisco as early as next year. The Frisco campus will be located near the intersection of Preston Road and Panther Creek Parkway and will boast open spaces that complement the sites trees, hills and other surrounding greenery.

“I am excited that the Master Planning Committee has provided the UNT Regents with a recommendation that serves the current and emerging needs for baccalaureate and graduate education in Frisco, Collin County and beyond,” Bob Brown, UNT Sr. VP for Finance and Administration said in an email.

Read more: Crystal Lagoons amenity to open at Windsong Ranch in Prosper

City of Frisco donated 100 acres of land to UNT for its Frisco campus and approximately 45 percent of that land will be reserved for green space. The Frisco campus will have hike-and-bike trails, as well as an outdoor learning lab.

UNT Frisco’s plans will go before City of Frisco officials next month and regents are expected to give approval to plans by August. Upon approval, Ayers Saint Gross, the campus’ official construction partner, will begin building roads, an academic building, a nature pavilion and a footbridge leading to a planned mixed-use development. The first phase of construction is estimated to cost about $100 million.

45 percent of the land donated to UNT’s Frisco campus will be designated green space | Conceptual rendering courtesy of University of North Texas

The Frisco campus is expected to grow over the course of 20 years, eventually adding an event quad, an amphitheater, two parking garages and a business conference center. A fair portion of the greenery will remain untapped.

“The plan incorporates [for UNT Frisco] the best of the natural surroundings for the site,” Brown said. “We will save the wetland areas and use them for environmental educational opportunities at the university, and for partnership with Frisco ISD and others. A network of trails will provide a way for students and the community to enjoy the surroundings. There is enough flexibility in the plan to create the connections with the Frisco park and recreation activities being envisioned by the city adjacent to the site.”

Read more: Keurig Dr Pepper breaks ground on new Frisco headquarters

University of North Texas’ Frisco campus is slated to begin the first phase of constrution early next year and is expected to be ready for enrollment by the Spring 2023 semester.

Alex Gonzalez
Alex Gonzalez is a writer at Local Profile. He is a lover of food, music, sports, art, and world cultures. Alex was born and raised in Plano and graduated from University of North Texas in 2017. When he is not writing, Alex enjoys hiking, attempting to cook, going out to happy hours, and playing board games with friends.

Popular

ENJOY OUR LATEST MAGAZINE


This month, we’ve been busy connecting pins on maps with red string, measuring footprints, sealing off everything from doorways to Tupperware containers with police tape. It’s the True Crime issue. Nothing is simple. Welcome back to the noir side of North Texas.

Insightful and innovative, Local Profile is the cultural compass of Collin County. Reflecting the best of life in North Texas, Local Profile connects our growing community by engaging residents in honest, creative conversation. From cuisine to current events, Local Profile delivers compelling content to a diverse, active, influential and involved readership.

Contact us

Tel: 972.769.7272
Email: [email protected]

Follow us

 

Copyright © 2015 Flex Mag Theme. Theme by MVP Themes, powered by Wordpress.

To Top