Frisco ISD and City of Frisco Approve Architect for Hall Park Performing Arts Center

On June 1, Frisco council members reached an agreement between other public entities and developer Craig Hall for the construction of several facilities at Hall Park, including a performing arts center, parking lot and amusement park. about 5 acres. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Journal)

Frisco City Council and the Frisco ISD Board of Directors have approved Corgan Architects to design a new performing arts center located in Hall Park.

At their respective meetings on Feb. 15, the two entities voted unanimously to approve the company, which beat out 17 other companies bidding for the job, according to Frisco ISD filings.

The city, FISD and the Hall Group reached an agreement on June 1 to build the performance hall. The main performance hall, which will be publicly owned, is expected to have between 1,250 and 1,500 seats, with an additional city-owned community hall holding at least 250 additional seats, according to a previous report by Community Impact Journal.

The performing arts center is part of a larger $7 billion plan to redevelop Hall Park over the next 20 years to include a new community park, an office tower, a 154-room hotel, a 19-story luxury residential tower, 60 executive suites and a 10,000 square foot food hall.

An amended Master Development Agreement for the performing arts center will be presented at a later date. Until that deal is finalized, the district and city have agreed to contract with Corgan for spatial analysis services, according to FISD documents. This agreement “will help provide a more defined scope of work and cost estimate to all parties before formally committing to the design of the facility.”

William E. Bennett