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Tim Watson
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Username: Thete

Post Number: 1
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Wednesday, August 31, 2005 - 10:16 am:   

Hi, we are seriously considering building in the new Shaddock Creek Estates development, phase 1, which is off Teel just north of the bridge where teel narrows to 2 lanes. There is a creek area which runs between Teel and Legacy just south of the development, approximately halfway between Main and Eldorado.

Anyway, I have 2 questions:
1) What are the cities plans for that creek / greenbelt area? (The builder indicated that it is city owned land.
2) More importantly, are there any plans or is there any possibility that the area will be used for high power electric lines?

Thanks much,
Tim
 

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

Post Number: 169
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Friday, September 02, 2005 - 11:14 am:   

Tim,

Thanks for your note regarding the greenbelt area that lies along the Shaddock Creek Estates development area.

First of all, I want you to know that we appreciate your looking into what might be occurring now or in the future in a piece of property that you might consider living in. We always encourage potential residents to do research on issues such as this to be in a position to make an informed decision.

Cottonwood Creek is the creek system that lies in the southern portion of the Shaddock Creek Estates development. Your builder was correct in that the property is owned by the City and will ultimately be utilized as a linear park in that portion of the city. In fact, we are currently in the process of hiring a consultant to examine the property and begin to perform master planning of the site. This would include identifying possible park development components appropriate for this property.

I would point out that this is not a neighborhood park as such as it does lie primarily within the Cottonwood Creek floodplain. There are certain types of development facilities that cannot be developed in floodplain areas that possibly affect the flow of water.

Future park components could potentially include features such as picnic areas, trails, open space areas, possible ponds, etc. We will know more regarding this over the next few months. Development of the area has not yet been identified.

In regard to your question on possible utility lines being utilized in this area, I would need to defer that question to Scott Ingalls, with the Planning Department. I do not know if any of the current utility companies have ownership or easements in that immediate area. Scott can be reached by calling 972-335-5580.

Thank you again for your questions and I wish you and your family good luck in your search for residence.

Sincerely,

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

 

Jeff K
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Username: Jsk

Post Number: 7
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Thursday, November 03, 2005 - 02:40 pm:   

Is there any update on what's going to be done regarding the greenbelt area along Shaddock Creek estates development area?
 

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

Post Number: 176
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Tuesday, November 08, 2005 - 04:18 pm:   

Jeff,

The City has hired consultants to work on developing a master plan. They are in the process of gathering base information and starting to look at what items may be suitable for this area. I expect to have a meeting with a preliminary plan in the next month or so for comment by the Parks and Recreation Board and the Public.

If you have further questions please feel free to contact me at Draymond@Friscotexas.gov or (972) 335-5517

Thanks

Dudley Raymond
Parks Planning and CIP Superintendent

 

melissa mcneill
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Username: Eelyak

Post Number: 1
Registered: 02-2006
Posted on Saturday, February 18, 2006 - 09:55 pm:   

We are considering building a new home in Panther Creek Estates. We noticed the sign atthe Northeast corner of Tyler Drive and Honey Grove Drive that says "Future Lighted Athletic Park" Was does that mean? What are the plans for this corner park? Would the lights be at the South end of the park which would shine on the houses at night? Thanks!
 

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

Post Number: 186
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Monday, February 20, 2006 - 07:33 am:   

Melissa,

Thank you for your note regarding the Northeast Community Park site that the we have. This is one of five community park sites that the City has (Northwest, BF Phillips, Harold Bacchus, and Warren Sports Complex being the others).

This 75.0 acre community park was acquired by the Community Development Corporation in 1999 and as is the case for all community parks in the city, each will have an undetermined number of lighted athletic facilities.

While master planning of this community park will likely not take place for another 2-3 years, elements of a community park would include such items as lighted game fields (baseball/softball, football/soccer, etc.), restroom and concession facilities, large community playground, walking trails, group pavilions, possible lighted tennis courts, basketball courts, picnic areas, etc.

Any athletic lighting within the park would conform to the dark skies ordinance. While we would try to design the park to minimize the amount of lighting to the adjacent neighborhood, there will definitely be lighting that will take place at the park.

Once master planning of the park takes place, I would anticipate that development of the park would begin within a 1-2 year time frame.

Should you have any additional questions regarding this or any other site, activity or program, please feel free to let me know.

Sincerely,


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

Andres Bedoya
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Username: Abedoya

Post Number: 1
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Tuesday, November 04, 2008 - 10:31 pm:   

I would like to know what's the status of the Norheast Community Park located in Panther Creek States. Last post was made almost three years ago and it was said that it would take between 2-3 years for master planning. Thanks
 

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

Post Number: 427
Registered: 01-2002
Posted on Wednesday, November 05, 2008 - 09:24 am:   

Andres,

Thanks for your note regarding the Northeast Community Park site that is located south of Panther Creek Parkway, and east of and adjacent to Honey Grove Road.

A time in which master planning for the site would occur has not yet been defined for either the Northeast or the Northwest Community Parks.

Based on current growth of the community and the rate of development at two of our other community park sites (Harold Bacchus and B.F. Phillips Community Parks), I would think that master planning of either of the two sites would need to wait for at least a couple of years before beginning.

Development of a park that has undergone master planning typically will occur one to two years following that process, although funding availability will dictate that.

I apologize for not being able to be more specific at this time, but feel free to contact me in the future and I will be more than willing to share the latest status of the park.

Thanks again for sending your message.

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

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