Dirt is moving on the Fields development in Frisco. Here's what to know
A quick drive up and down the Dallas North Tollway today reveals that dirt is moving on the sprawling Fields development in northern Frisco as the landscape prepares for its bustling future.
That movement of dirt includes over $200 million worth of infrastructure work, said Fehmi Karahan, president and CEO of The Karahan Companies, the developer for the Fields project. Infrastructure development includes work on Legacy Drive (from Panther Creek Parkway to PGA Parkway), slated for completion by the end of the year, as well as work on Fields Parkway, slated for completion around February or March, Karahan said.
In addition, work on multiple subdivisions is currently taking place, Karahan said. That includes development of the Brookside South and Brookside North neighborhoods, as well as the first phase of The Preserve.
Brookside South is slated to be the first development that comes online. Karahan said about 25 homes are already built, including multiple model homes. Builders for the Brookside South neighborhood include Darling Homes, Olivia Clark Homes, Shaddock Homes, Highland Homes, Britton Homes, Toll Brothers and Perry Homes. The neighborhood is also slated to include “pocket parks” and a “chain of lakes” according to previous coverage by the Frisco Enterprise. The neighborhood will also feature an amenity center, which Karahan said is slated to be open in the first quarter of 2024.
The Preserve will be the development’s only gated community, with builders including Alford Homes, Bella Custom Homes, Coats Homes, Endurance Homes, Faulkner Perrin Custom Homes, Hawkins Wellwood Homes, Shaddock Custom Homes, Sharif and Munir Custom Homes, Starside Custom Builders and Ventura Custom Homes.
Dirt is also moving on the Fields North project, where a 673-unit multifamily development is under construction. Karahan added that there are two hotels proposed for the North Fields site, and that there is a lot of interest on the property from retailers and restaurants.
“And that interest is really the result of our current work for the Fields West development,” Karahan said.
The Fields West project, which has been characterized as a “sister” project to the existing Legacy West development in Plano, is slated to begin construction next summer. The hope is for the project to be complete in the first quarter of 2027. With high interest in Fields West outweighing its limited space, Karahn said there is interest in North Fields too as a result.
New development will continue to unfold over time for the massive development — Karahan said dirt will likely start moving over the next month on the kids-focused Universal theme park coming to Fields, and the city of Frisco is slated to work on making Panther Creek Parkway from the Dallas North Tollway to Preston Road into a six-lane divided roadway. Work on that portion of Panther Creek Parkway is under design, and construction is expected to be complete by the fourth quarter of 2025, according to the city’s geographic information systems data.
“And in the very long term, the goal is with the Fields West development, all these amenities, great housing, multifamily development, golf course, theme park and everything else, we feel that it will be a catalyst for corporate relocations,” Karahan said, “and I’m hoping that we can repeat what took place in Legacy West, attracting companies, and that Fields becomes like Legacy, with a lot of corporate employment opportunities.”
The development features a wide breadth of planned uses and environments that will each fit into the larger vision for the 2,500-acre project.
“It’s 2,000 football fields. Think about it. Massive” Karahan said. “If you think of Legacy West with all the companies — Toyota, Chase, Liberty Mutual — that development was 240 acres. So Fields is 10 times bigger. So because of its size and because of its location, it was very important for us to do a masterplan of the land so you can create almost a city within the city and create a variety of uses.”