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Frisco Fresh Market Construction Finally Gets Underway

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Posted: 6-6-2017, 1:05 p.m.

by Adolfo Pesquera

Frisco (Collin County) - After two years of planning and considerable hype, invited contractors have been called upon to bid for the lion’s share of the farmers market retail structures that will be the home of Frisco Fresh Market.

The general contractor selection process is underway and those invited to compete on this $52 million project have until June 13 to make offers.

The phase of work is limited to the structures that will be the actual farmers market. Work will consist of the construction of four buildings that total about 70,000 square feet. There will also be about 10,000 square feet of outdoor facilities.

The project is under the direction of Pritchard Associates Inc., the project manager, and PWS Architects Inc. of Dallas. The owner is Frisco FM I, LLC, which is an entity created by the developer, USA Infrastructure Investments.

Frisco Fresh Market is being built on a 32.6-acre site in the 6400 block of Main Street and across from Toyota Stadium and Frisco Square. This is in the historic downtown district.

 

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Frisco Fresh Market will contain 600 apartment units that will be built in two phases. The project also includes three hotels, two office buildings, and five retail and restaurant buildings.

However, what makes this project unique is the farmers market. The concept is based on some of the most successful European and U.S. farmers markets. The market is being designed to attract not just local farmers, but artisans, chefs, artists, and foodies.

There will be an indoor and outdoor shed, a row of cafés and ample seating areas to encourage visitors to stroll, relax and take their time.

In August 2015, Virtual Builders Exchange reported the Frisco Planning & Zoning Commission approved the planned development. At the time, JAL Architect Group Inc. was working on the preliminary concept designs.

The centerpiece structures were described as “Indoor” and “Outdoor” sheds. The indoor shed would have more amenities for farmers displaying their goods, including flexible partitions, refrigeration and specialized accommodations for butchers.

 

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Adolfo Pesquera
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Adolfo Pesquera is a veteran news journalist. He has worked for Hearst Corp., American Lawyer Media, News Corp and Freedom Communications. His work has been published in newspapers and magazines across the USA. He is a journalism graduate of UT-RGV. He writes, edits and creates digital pages for VBX.