City leaders were given a sneak peek behind the first phase of the Fields development in Frisco, revealing plans for more than 200 home lots, a gated and guarded community, and a network of walking trails.
Frisco Mayor Jeff Cheney gave a video presentation on November 2 outlining plans for the development’s first phase, called The Preserve. The presentation was given at the Stonebriar Country Club in Frisco and included lot plans and a list of builders for two village subdivisions.
The Fields development is a 2,545-acre master-planned housing development located next to the Professional Golfers Association (PGA) of Frisco and the Omni PGA Frisco Resort. Phase 1 of the planned mixed-use development will be split between The Preserve, Brookside North, and Fields West.
“There is nothing that has even been done that is ambitious as this, where you really mix a suburban-type feel, residential feel combined with incredible walking amenities, parks and open space — and also blend it with density,” Cheney said. “It is really going to create a really fun lifestyle.”
In 2020, Frisco City Council approved a measure to rezone more than 2,100 acres of Fields land with the remaining 400 acres being sold for the PGA headquarters.
Phase 1 of The Preserve village will include 100% custom-built homes, a total of 232 lots, and more traditional golf-view properties, according to presentation details. The Preserve’s design features an inner and outer ring, separated by a natural ridge and 30-35 feet of elevation that highlights the natural topography of the area.
The first phase of Brookside village will include 494 lots of varying sizes and several green spaces, or “pocket parks” set for delivery in early 2023. Brookside village is nestled between Panther Creek Parkway and Fields Parkway, southwest of The Preserve. For the Fields West village, Cheney said the 180-acre subdivision will be built east of Brookside.
The Fields development will be Frisco’s “2.0” answer to the Legacy West development in Plano, according to Cheney.
“If you ask the people of Legacy West if they had one thing to do over again, the thing that they would say is, ‘We wish we would have put open space into Legacy West,’” he said.
The Karahan Companies is the current developer of Fields Frisco, having previously led the development of Legacy West and The Shops at Legacy.
Phase 2 of The Preserve will be located to the east of Phase 1 and will add approximately 200 new homes to the development.
Once completed, the Fields development will feature a network of more than 25 miles connecting one village to another.
“You can have it both ways,” Cheney said. “You can have the benefits of having a walkable community, that urban feel; be able to go to shopping, restaurants, all those different types of things; walk back home; and then have your suburban-filled neighborhoods.”