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Halbert J. Martinez
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Post Number: 2
Registered: 12-2005
Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2005 - 12:07 pm:   

Who will be responsible for the new construction of the new community park between the Estates of Shaddock Creek and Heather Ridge?

When will park construction begin? How big will the park be and what amenities will this park have?
 

Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec
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Username: Rick

Post Number: 181
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Thursday, December 15, 2005 - 03:30 pm:   

Mr. Martinez,

Thanks for your note regarding the development schedule for a park site located in the Estates of Shaddock Creek and Heather Ridge area.

Based on your note, I believe that the closest property that the city is currently looking at in this area is what would actually be a large linear park along Cottonwood Creek. Should acquisition of this site take place, we would likely refer to it temporarily as Cottonwood Creek Linear Park.

While funding for the development of this park has not yet been determined, the city has entered into an agreement with a consultant to further examine potential park elements would be part of a park like this with the development of a park master plan.

In fact, on Wednesday, December 21, 2005, a joint meeting between the Parks and Recreation Board and the Community Development Corporation will be taking place with a discussion about the master plan as a part of that agenda.

The area itself is defined along Cottonwood Creek, west of the North Dallas Tollway and running along the creek system towards Teel Parkway.

While I anticipate that most of the area will likely be more passive in nature, there would be a major hike and bike trail that runs along the linear park. This trail system was identified in the City's Hike and Bike Trail master plan adopted in 2002.

If for some reason, this is not the park site you were referring to, please let me know and I will try and assist you further.

For more information regarding the meeting on this next week or generally about this potential park, please feel free to let me or our staff know.

Thanks again for your interest.

Rick Wieland
Director of Parks and Recreation
(972) 335-5517
rwieland@friscotexas.gov

 

Jeff K
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Post Number: 8
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 10:33 am:   

Are there any updates on the construction of Cottonwood Creek Linear Park, between Heather Ridge Estates and Shaddock Creek?
 

Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec
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Username: Rick

Post Number: 201
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Wednesday, March 29, 2006 - 08:56 pm:   

Jeff,

After receiving support from the Parks and Recreation Board and the Frisco Community Development Corporation to pursue this project, the city is currently working with developers in the area to pursue acquisition of property along this creek corridor. As is the case with many types of land transactions, this process may take several months to complete.

Our staff is also looking at potential funding sources that could be utilized in developing the site, once acquisition takes place. That would include pursuing grants, working with the developer(s), etc.

I am hopeful that over the next several months, factors will come together to allow us to complete the acquisition and pursue the development.

Feel free to let me or our staff know if you have any additional questions.

Sincerely,

Rick Wieland
Director of Parks and Recreation
972-335-5517
rwieland@friscotexas.gov
 

Steven Greenstein
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Username: Bigtex301

Post Number: 2
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Monday, July 17, 2006 - 10:26 am:   

I have heard rumors that the land between Heather Ridge and Shaddock Creek Estates will be developed to include a series of small lakes. Can you provide any more details, an update on the planning, or a map of the proposed plan?
Thanks!
 

Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec
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Username: Rick

Post Number: 227
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2006 - 10:05 am:   

Steven

Thanks for your note regarding the Cottonwood Creek Linear Park. Currently, the City and the Developer are working together on a plan to develop the land you are speaking of.

In terms of what type of development will occur, we see this as primarily a passive recreation type park. This may include ponds, walking, mountain biking, birding, wildlife viewing, disc golf, fishing etc.

At this point we have a master plan with the rough concepts of how the area will be developed. There will be a series of ponds within this area. The engineer is running the calculations to determine the location and size of said ponds.

This process will continue for the next several months. If I can be of any additional assistance, please let me know.

Thanks,

Dudley Raymond
Parks Planning CIP Superintendent.
972-335-5517
draymond@friscotexas.gov
 

Westsider
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Post Number: 6
Registered: 02-2004
Posted on Friday, July 21, 2006 - 10:11 pm:   

Dudley / Rick, if there is anything available on the city site showing the master plan of this Cottonwood Creek Linear Park? I would be most interested in seeing the city develop a hike/bike trail in this area!

Thank you!
 

Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec
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Username: Rick

Post Number: 230
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2006 - 11:17 am:   

Westsider,

Thanks for your note regarding the Cottonwood Creek Linear Park. There is not a plan of the park on the web at this time. We are currently negotiating with the developer to enter into an agreement for the first phase of construction.

It seems certain that the first phase will consist of Hike and Bike trails as well as several lakes. We should have a better understanding of what phase one will encompass and the schedule for that work within a month or so.

Once we have an electronic copy of the master plan that can be placed onto our web site, we will do so.

If you have any other questions regarding this, please feel free to let me know.

Thanks,

Dudley Raymond
Parks Planning and CIP Superintendent
972-335-5517
draymond@friscotexas.gov
 

Lane Baker
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Username: Lbaker

Post Number: 1
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Wednesday, January 17, 2007 - 03:00 pm:   

Hi, Is there any update on the progress of this park? I didn't see anything in the '07 or '08 plan about it. Thanks.
 

Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec
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Username: Rick

Post Number: 271
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Monday, January 22, 2007 - 05:08 pm:   

Lane,

Thanks for the note. For your interest, our staff continues to work with the developer in the hopes of being able to jointly develop the park, at least in its initial stages.

Due to a variety of factors, the developer has not been in a position to proceed in this negotiation to finalize this project. We are hopeful that this will be finished within the next couple of months so we can proceed with the development of the park.

I hope to be in a better position to detail this within the next several weeks. I apologize for the lack of more details at this time.

Please feel free to contact me or our staff at any time for updates on this.

Thanks,

Rick Wieland
Director of Parks and Recreation
972-292-6500
rwieland@friscotexas.gov
 

Lane Baker
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Post Number: 2
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Monday, April 09, 2007 - 12:25 pm:   

Hi Rick, Any news or progress on this area? Thanks.
 

Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec
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Username: Rick

Post Number: 291
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 10:27 am:   

Lane,

Thanks for your note regarding the status of what we call the Cottonwood Creek Linear Park. Over the past year, our staff has been working with the owner/developer of the property lying along Cottonwood Creek, primarily from Teel Road eastward towards Legacy Parkway.

During that time, we have discussed the possibility of acquiring the property as well as coming to an agreement on possible joint development of the site for park improvements. Needless to say, negotiations of this nature take longer than probably either party would like to take, but is necessary for its success.

Having said that, we are finalizing business points for an agreement with the developer at this time. We hope to be in a position to take this agreement to the City Council for their consideration at some point in May.

Once that has taken place, we are hopeful that the developer will begin to development the property and complete that work within about a 4-6 month process. The City would then take ownership of that property and its improvements at that time.

Based on that time frame, it appears that the property would be completed hopefully around January of 2008. Please feel free to contact us over the next month and I should be able to confirm that those elements I have referenced have begun to move forward.

Thanks again for your note and interest,

Rick Wieland
Director of Parks and Recreation
972-292-6500
rwieland@friscotexas.gov
 

Lane Baker
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Username: Lbaker

Post Number: 3
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 08:10 am:   

Hi Rick, Could you update on this project? At our HOA meeting a couple weeks ago a representative (unofficial?) of Shaddock claimed an agreement had been reached concerning the deeding of the property. At what point in this process would the public have any input in the design. Thanks.
 

Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec
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Post Number: 308
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 02:35 pm:   

Lane,

As you can see from the postings above, this has been an ongoing effort to both obtain and develop what we have called the Cottonwood Creek Linear Park site.

In 2005, we developed a master plan for the site and have been working since that point in time to help define a developers agreement by and between the developer and the City. This agreement helps to identify the conditions in which the park is initially developed as well as utlimate ownership of the park.

Our City Attorney is in final review of the agreement and we continue to be hopeful that this agreement can be finalized within the next month.

Timing of the initial development has not yet been defined, although that is a discussion point with the developer on this project.

If you would like to see a copy of the master plan for this, please let Dudley Raymond (draymond@friscotexas.gov), with our staff know and he can work with you.

Thanks again for your note and questions.

Rick Wieland
Director of Parks and Recreation
972-292-6500
rwieland@friscotexas.gov
 

Peter Elkin
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Username: Phelkin

Post Number: 2
Registered: 02-2007
Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 10:43 am:   

Today I received an email from the City regarding public meetings on some planned parks. One of the parks mentioned was the "Griffin Parc Park".

Grammatical novelty aside, is "Griffin Parc Park" the same thing as "Cottonwood Creek Linear Park", or is it something different? I see no mention of either one on the Parks Website, either on the "Parks" or the "Undeveloped Parks" pages.

Thanks!
 

Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec
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Username: Rick

Post Number: 319
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Monday, June 04, 2007 - 01:24 pm:   

Peter,

Thanks for your note regarding the master plan meetings that we will be conducting for the neighborhood park property that we have in the Griffin Parc development.

This 4 acre tract of property lies between the Giffin Middle School and Pink Elementary School and is seperate and apart from the Cottonwood Creek Linear Park that lies south of this area along Cottonwood Creek.

The first public meeting to discuss this park's master plan will be held on Wednesday, June 13, 2007 at Pink Elementary School, beginning at 6:00 pm.

Should you have any additional questions please feel free to let me or our staff know.

Thanks again for your question and interest.

Rick Wieland
Director of Parks and Recreation
972-292-6500
rwieland@friscotexas.gov
 

Kathy Costello
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Post Number: 3
Registered: 08-2006
Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2007 - 12:38 pm:   

Can you please give an update on the status of the Cottonwood Creek Linear Park? Were plans finalized in May? Do we have a starting date for the initial development to begin?

Thanks!
 

Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec
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Username: Rick

Post Number: 324
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Friday, July 13, 2007 - 03:45 pm:   

Kathy,

Thanks for your note regarding the latest status of the Cottonwood Creek Linear Park.

The City and the developer have yet to finalize the agreement for the transfer of property and phase one construction of the improvements.

I would anticipate that the agreement will be finalized in August and that work on the construction plans will began shortly thereafter.

At this point I do not have an exact date for construction to begin but the developer feels that it should be in late fall.

Should you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Dudley Raymond
Parks Planning and Business Development Superintendent
972-292-6500
draymond@friscotexas.gov
 

Michael
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Username: Mrm

Post Number: 1
Registered: 09-2007
Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2007 - 09:03 am:   

Noticed that cottonwood park is now pending on the city/parks website. Any construction dates, site plans or cost on the new park?

Thanks
Michael
 

Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec
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Username: Rick

Post Number: 350
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Wednesday, October 03, 2007 - 07:49 am:   

Michael,

Thanks for your note regarding the Cottonwood Creek property we have been tracking for several months now.

At this point the City does not own the property. We have been trying to work out an agreement where the developer helps to fund a portion of and build the improvements.

Due to the project costing millions of dollars and the developer contributing hundreds of thousands of dollars to the project, it has taken quite a bit of time to get the deal points of the agreement agreed to as well as have the attorneys for both sides review the agreement.

We do not have the agreement finalized as of yet. Due to all the delays, I am hesitant in giving a date of when the project will begin. I have been told that it will be under construction by the first quarter of next year.

If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to let us know.

Dudley Raymond
Parks Planning and Bus. Development Superintendent
972-292-6502
draymond@friscotexas.gov
 

SFuller
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Username: Sfuller

Post Number: 6
Registered: 06-2003
Posted on Thursday, November 15, 2007 - 08:12 am:   

Any updates on the Cottonwood Creek Park project?
 

Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec
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Username: Rick

Post Number: 361
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Monday, November 19, 2007 - 12:08 pm:   

SFuller,

Thanks for taking the time to write your note regarding the status of the Cottonwood Creek Park site.

In regard to your question, the agreement has been finalized. Basically the City and the Developer agreed that the developer would transfer the property and phase one improvements to the City once that improvements were completed.

These improvements include the construction of trails, lakes, signage, seating areas, drinking fountains, limited landscaping and irrigation and infrastructure. This construction will take place in conjunction with the next phase of the developers subdivision, it is anticipated that this will occur in the third quarter of next year.

Should you have any additional questions regarding this, please let me know.

Thanks,

Dudley Raymond
Parks Planning and Business Development Superintendent.
972-292-6502
draymond@friscotexas.gov
 

Lane Baker
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Post Number: 4
Registered: 01-2007
Posted on Monday, November 19, 2007 - 01:00 pm:   

Will the public have any input into the design of the park and if so, what is the time line? Thanks.
 

Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec
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Username: Rick

Post Number: 362
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Wednesday, November 21, 2007 - 07:51 am:   

Lane,

Thank you for your note regarding the master plan for the Cottonwood Creek park site. A master plan was completed several years ago when the project first started moving forward.

Due to the delay in timing we were planning to have a public meeting in January. At this meeting we are intending on showing everyone the existing master plan and go over it in detail.

Due to the project being in the floodplain there is a limitation to what can be constructed in the park. For the most part it will be a park that focuses on passive recreation and nature.

We have not set the meeting date as of yet. We will typically place signs within the neighborhood as well as ask the HOA’s to disseminate information via their e-mail list to notify residents of the meeting.

If you should have any additional questions before that time, please feel free to let me know.

Thanks again for your note.

Dudley Raymond
Parks Planning and Business Development Superintendent
972-292-6502
draymond@friscotexas.gov
 

Halbert J. Martinez
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Username: Hjmartin

Post Number: 7
Registered: 12-2005
Posted on Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 12:59 pm:   

Any new updates on this park and its development time frame?
 

Perry Harts, Senior IT Strategic Planner
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Username: Perry

Post Number: 50
Registered: 06-2002
Posted on Tuesday, October 21, 2008 - 02:54 pm:   

Halbert,

Unfortunately no. It will be dependent on when the developer builds the next phase of their subdivision.

Dudley Raymond
Parks Planning and Business Development Superintendent
972-292-6502
draymond@friscotexas.gov
 

Jane Lohrentz
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Username: Jlohr

Post Number: 1
Registered: 07-2009
Posted on Thursday, July 23, 2009 - 12:54 pm:   

Hello,

Development has begun in phase IV (I know because we are building there). It was noted in a previous post that the park would be developed in conjunction with the development of this phase. Is this still the case and if so, when is the projected start and completion date of Cottonwood Creek Linear Park? If this is unknown can you inform us as to what is happening? Obviously from the posts above, this has been talked about for years, but seems to be a stagnant project.

Thank you.
 

Perry Harts, Moderator
Board Administrator
Username: Perry

Post Number: 116
Registered: 06-2002
Posted on Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 11:46 am:   

Jane,

The developers agreement is tied to the development of Phase 6B. That section of the development has not begun and until it has the developers agreement does not require the develop to build the park. The timing is unknown because it is not known when the market will support the developer moving forward with putting more lots on the ground.

You are correct, it has been talked about for years. For a number of those years the land was in private ownership but in 2007 a developers agreement was entered into by the City and the developer. This agreement among other things laid out the parameters in which the developer would develop the park then turn it over to the City and how the City would reimburse the developer for a portion of the cost associated with the park. That is an important point because the Developer is contributing close to a million dollars towards the park construction above and beyond what is required by ordinance.

So as mentioned before, nothing much will happen until the economy picks up and supports the developer building the next phase of the subdivision. When we refer to building the subdivision, it is referring to building new streets, utilities etc, not building homes within a subdivision.

Dudley Raymond
Parks Planning and Business Development Manager
 

Camille Fredrickson
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Username: Camille

Post Number: 1
Registered: 03-2011
Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 01:15 pm:   

Hello, I was just wondering if there has been any news on the Cottonwood Creek Park in the Shaddock Creek neighborhood. I see from the above post that the developers agreement is tied to the development of Phase 6B. Is there any progress? Thank you!
 

Rick Wieland, Dir. of Parks and Rec
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Username: Rick

Post Number: 456
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 - 04:35 pm:   

Camille,

Thanks for your note regarding any update on the proposed park that lies along Cottonwood Creek, adjacent to the Shaddock Creek development.

Due to a slowdown in the development of this residential area, we have not been able to finalize the plans for a proposed park in this area as quickly as hoped.

As development continues to improve in this area, I do believe that we will be able to move forward with the proposed development, although I really can not identify a specific time frame in which that will occur.

Our staff continues to work with the developer to pursue this project and we are hopeful that something will break through in the near future.

Feel free to stay in contact with our staff regarding any change in this project.

Thanks again for your interest.

Rick Wieland
Director of Parks and Recreation
972-292-6500
rwieland@friscotexas.gov
 

Mike
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Username: Trails

Post Number: 1
Registered: 07-2010
Posted on Monday, April 09, 2012 - 02:11 pm:   

Any update on this park's development?
 

Ben Brezina, Assistant to the City Manag
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Username: Ben_brezina

Post Number: 117
Registered: 06-2010
Posted on Friday, April 13, 2012 - 08:57 am:   

No not at this time. The consultants are preparing plans so once it is time, the project can kick off. The development of the park still requires the developer to move forward with developing the next phase of the subdivision which they are not prepared to start.

Dudley Raymond
Parks Planning and Business Development Manager
 

Mike
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Username: Trails

Post Number: 2
Registered: 07-2010
Posted on Thursday, November 07, 2013 - 01:21 pm:   

I've noticed some work being done on the Teel end of the proposed site. Is this related to the development of the park? Any update?

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