The city of Frisco is set to begin construction on a new Baylor Scott & White (BS&W) hospital in March.
The 340,000-square-foot BS&W hospital will be located on the Northeast Corner of PGA Pkwy and Dallas North Tollway in Frisco and has an estimated cost of $265 million, according to a recent filing with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.
While few details are known about the hospital’s future facilities, a spokesperson for the hospital stated that BS&W looks forward to “sharing more [information] in the coming weeks once details are finalized.”
The hospital is being designed by Dallas-based architectural firm HKS Inc., according to the development filing.
Construction has a scheduled start date of March 1, and a planned completion date of May 1, 2025, per the filing, which noted that the hospital’s more than $250 million development budget was “privately funded.”
“As this region is one of the fastest growing in the country, and as we have served its families for more than 15 years, we have been exploring for many months how to keep pace with the area’s explosive growth,” the BS&W spokesperson said.
Last July, the Frisco City Council voted to rezone the hospital’s 47.4-acre site in anticipation that the project would move forward.
“Obviously, any time we can get expansion of medical uses in this capacity, it is always a big win for the citizens of Frisco and the region,” Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney said during the council meeting.
With a future hospital heading to Frisco, there will not be much the North Texas city will be without, especially given the recent news that a Universal theme park is planned for the area.
If future theme park goers buckle under the hot Texas sun, they will not have very far to travel to find emergency care.
While Frisco has seen explosive growth over the years, Dallas remains hamstrung by bureaucratic red tape and problems with its permitting process, which have held the City back from competing with surging investment demand in surrounding areas.