Alternate Location OK'd for Oncor Substation ‘about as Perfect a Site as We Could Get,' Frisco Resident Says

Finding an alternate location for a utility substation in west Frisco that's acceptable to nearby residents comes with a price tag. After uproar earlier this year from hundreds of residents over the initial location proposed on Legacy Drive, the city worked with Oncor to find an another site. The result is a spot along 4th Army Drive on city land between an existing Brazos Electric Power Cooperative substation and the city's wastewater treatment plant. The city agreed to sell the 5.8-acre site for $100,000 after Oncor was the sole bidder for the purchase. The city is also providing a one-time economic grant of $100,000 to Oncor and will pay an estimated $120,000 to relocate an existing sewer line to make room for the substation.Ben Brezina, assistant to the city manager in Frisco, called the deal with Oncor a win-win."An electric substation is a good use there," he said, noting that the city bought the land years ago as a buffer for the treatment plant and had no plans for it.   Continue reading...

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