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    Just off the Dallas North Tollway in Frisco, a mixed-use, master community is coming to life. Developers behind Frisco Station said it could bring 14,000 jobs to Collin County. (Published Thursday, July 20, 2017)

    The Star isn't the only big complex under construction in Frisco. Just off the Dallas North Tollway, a mixed-use, master community is coming to life.

    Developers behind Frisco Station said it could bring 14,000 jobs to Collin County.

    The project is about 240 acres, spread across seven districts. It promises modern living merged with creative work space.

    "One of the major goals of the city of Frisco was to create an environment here which would allow them to attract the best talent in the country," said Russell Laughlin, executive vice president of Hillwood Properties.

    Laughlin said in 30 days, we'll find out which companies might fill its first building in the "Office District." The construction is nearing October completion, which will mark one year since it broke ground.

    Two hotels in "The Hub" section are also underway: the AC Hotel and Marriott Residence Inn. A Hyatt and Hilton will soon join them.

    "Highly amenitized in today's travel, so they're lifestyle destination hotel units," Laughlin said.

    Add to that a 300-unit, high-end apartment complex called Station House.

    "We have spas, we have coffee lounges, there's libraries, outdoor overlooks on the northeast corner that overlook that park piece of it," Laughlin said.

    Station House opens next summer. It's the first of 2,400 units to come. Laughlin estimates 3,500 people will eventually live on the site.

    Other districts include "Urban Living," "Health and Wellness" and "The Campus" for corporate headquarters.

    On the backside of Dallas Cowboys' marquee facility, you'll find "The Towers District." It's an empty field now, but in just a few years planners say there will be a vertiport for Uber Elevate. Frisco Station is slated to be one of DFW's testing sites for flying ride-sharing in 2020.

    Customers could take off by 2023. In the meantime, they can walk. A 30-acre "Urban Park" connects the project. Half of that comes in the form of one large green space, three times the size of Klyde Warren Park in Dallas.

    Laughlin said the development will provide a work-life balance for residents.

    "They want to stay, they want to walk, they want all the amenities. They want outdoor space, they want shopping, dining, entertainment venues," he said.

    His company Hillwood promises something like you've never seen before in Texas. The whole thing is expected to take about seven years. More announcements on retail, restaurant and entertainment businesses are planned in 30 days.

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