Post Number: 1
|Posted on Tuesday, July 29, 2003 - 11:11 am: |
Will you please provide an upate on the future plans for Warren Sports Complex? The original master plan of the park called for a recreation center and now I understand the property that the center was planned on is going to be made into a parking lot. Is this correct? Also, are there any plans to add sidewalks to the park? It would seem that a sidewalk should surround the park especially along Eldorado.
Post Number: 69
|Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 - 10:53 am: |
Thank you for your inquiry regarding Warren Sports Complex. When the master plan was done for this park, a recreation center was included. However, with our recent growth, it has been decided that a larger center would be needed than was projected in the Warren master plan. No firm decision has been made on where the first new center will be built, but Warren is no longer a suitable site for a center of the size planned.
We are planning to use the parking area you referred to (west of the irrigated practice field) as temporary overflow parking until the new sports complex is completed in the southeast part of Frisco. This overflow parking will be on grass (no concrete or asphalt) and used only during sports seasons. We are presently working on plans to construct a sidewalk from the existing parking area near the smaller soccer fields to the football field area in the southeast section of the park. No plans for a sidewalk along El Dorado are being considered at this time.
If you would like to discuss this further, please contact me at 972-335-5517.
Superintendent of Parks
Post Number: 2
|Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 - 01:49 pm: |
Thank you for your response. I find it interesting that at a city council meeting a few weeks ago, our Mayor and other members of the City Council were stressing the importance of master planning and how citizens should pay close attention to projects since the city plans them years in advance (they were referring to the Eldorado Overpass). Warren Sports Complex is a prime example of a master plan that was put in place and is now being changed. I hope you can understand that our citizens are getting mixed messages. On one hand the city tells us to pay attention to Master Plans and on the other hand Master Plans continue to change. The Master Planned recreation center and aquatics center at Warren Sports complex was a factor in some homeowners buying in Meadow Hill Estates just as the planned Eldorado Overpass was a factor. Will Warren be a future site for one of the satellite centers recommended by the consultants?
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 - 12:59 pm: |
Why did the City not construct the sidewalk with the original construction of the park? There are posts on this page which say the property owner is required to build sidewalks with their development. Is the City exempt from their own ordinances and requirements and play by a different set of rules? If so, what rules and laws apply to the City versus the rest of the people building projects?
Post Number: 6
|Posted on Wednesday, July 30, 2003 - 05:55 pm: |
The line of questions on this thread tie in directly with another thread on the board. The city recently funded the construction of a sidewalk in front of a subdivision (custer creek) that has little or no pedestrian traffic. There are no sidewalks within the subdivision, and the new sidewalk dead-ends at both ends. And yet, here we have a definite need for a sidewalk, in an area that gets tremendous foot traffic, and yet there are no plans to build a sidewalk. Why? I'd like to understand how this makes any sense?
Post Number: 80
|Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2003 - 09:29 am: |
Thank you for your message regarding the master plan for the Warren Sports Complex community park.
While we might be in disagreement about this, I believe that a master plan for a park should be flexible to change when better or more appropriate design elements become available for a park site. I wouldn't be in a position to discuss Master Plans for other types of facilities. That would need to be addressed by others more closely associated with those projects.
As Mr. Johnson had indicated in his earlier post, the master plan for Warren Sports Complex does have a recreation and aquatics facility indentified within its perimeter. Over the past 5-10 years, recreation centers have changed quite a bit in terms of size and program elements. They have become larger and provide more deversity for a larger segment of the community.
In terms of whether or not Warren Sports Complex will be chosen to be the location of a future recreation, there have been no formal action taken by the Community Development Corporation, Parks and Recreation Board or the City Council regarding locations for any future facilities. As this overall master plan progresses, more input regarding this issue will be discussed in more detail.
Should you have any further questions regarding this, I would welcome your thoughts and comments. Please feel free to contact me at (972) 335-5517 ext. 551 or through my e-mail address listed below.
Director of Parks and Recreation
(972) 335-5517 ext. 551
Post Number: 81
|Posted on Thursday, July 31, 2003 - 09:51 am: |
Dear Jennifer, My Business and Mattmcghee,
Thanks for your messages regarding sidewalks that are located at Warren Sports Complex. As some of you may know, the construction of Warren Sports Complex has been on going since 1995 and over $9.0 million dollars have been spent on this Community Park.
An important element within the development of this park has been providing connecting sidewalks (trails) throughout the park. Each phase of work has included a new sidewalk component to it with the latest example being the recent recommendation by the FCDC to construct a sidewalk trail connecting the central parking area of the park to the southeastern parking area of the park.
We also continue to look at means to provide additional connections to the park and meet ADA guidelines. This is why many of the trails within the park are winding throughout. We are also looking at means to provide an outer looped trail at the park.
I believe that the FCDC, Parks and Recreation Board and the City Council have all been supportive in providing continued improvements to our park sites for the safety and enjoyment of all who utilize them.
Should you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact me.
Director of Parks and Recreation
(972) 335-5517 ext. 551
Post Number: 3
|Posted on Friday, August 01, 2003 - 01:56 pm: |
The sidewalks along Custer Creek were installed for two reasons, the first was when the 24” water main was installed along Custer Road there was not enough room in the exiting parkway to construct the pipe. The City had to cut the existing berm down to install the line which required the city to get right of access along the back of all the property adjacent to Custer Road. In discussions with some of the property owners the sidewalk improvements were requested. The City was able to complete the project with out purchasing the easement at greater cost the citizens then the installation of the sidewalk. The second reason was that the City would have to regrade the berm if a sidewalk was ever to be installed and since the berm was being regraded with the construction of the water line the City felt it was a good time to install it. By installing the sidewalk the City was able to have the much-needed water line in for the summer of 2003.
If you have further questions please call me at 972-335-5580 ext 156