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Old 08-08-2013, 02:16 PM
 
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There is a four story structure going up in front of Stonebriar Mall in Frisco facing 121. Right now it is a steel structure, on the fourth story are two huge white objects (larger than a car), one facing south, the other north that for lack of a better description look like two huge loud speakers. Where they connect in the middle a large white cylindrical tube is going downward on the third story. It looks like a large circular base is going in on the ground floor.

I am completely stumped as to what this could be. It is on prime retail property facing the 121 access road on one side and the mall ring road on the inside, near restaurants like Chili's and Jason's Deli.

Anybody got a clue as to what this is? I have asked several at work and everyone else is just as perplexed. A tornado siren able to be heard from Waxahachie to Texoma? A massive AC unit to cool down all of Frisco and Plano? An air system for some secretive underground lair?

Jesting of course, but can't think of anything better....
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Old 08-08-2013, 02:52 PM
 
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There is a four story structure going up in front of Stonebriar Mall in Frisco facing 121
I'm not sure the exact lot, but Frisco has a mapping tool showing all their current developments, available here:
City of Frisco Maps

The current construction listed in that area is: a restaurant (smaller lot) and an indoor amusement park (larger lot).

If that is the area I recall, there used to be other restaurants there that were demolished to build this place. That is impressive on Frisco's part, considering there are tons of empty lots throughout the metroplex to build such a facility. Frisco is hot right now.

Frisco's mapping tool is nice too. Very impressive work by the city to create such a thing for us nerds who are into planning and zoning. Of the city planning sites I regularly review (Plano, Dallas, Richardson) this one is heads and shoulders above them, with Richardson a distant second and a Dallas being the worst by far.

They also have a text listing of all propsed developments, here:
http://www.ci.frisco.tx.us/departmen...ningCases.aspx
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Old 08-08-2013, 02:57 PM
 
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There is a four story structure going up in front of Stonebriar Mall in Frisco facing 121. Right now it is a steel structure, on the fourth story are two huge white objects (larger than a car), one facing south, the other north that for lack of a better description look like two huge loud speakers. Where they connect in the middle a large white cylindrical tube is going downward on the third story. It looks like a large circular base is going in on the ground floor.

I am completely stumped as to what this could be. It is on prime retail property facing the 121 access road on one side and the mall ring road on the inside, near restaurants like Chili's and Jason's Deli.

Anybody got a clue as to what this is? I have asked several at work and everyone else is just as perplexed. A tornado siren able to be heard from Waxahachie to Texoma? A massive AC unit to cool down all of Frisco and Plano? An air system for some secretive underground lair?

Jesting of course, but can't think of anything better....
I believe it is the Indoor Sky Diving facility

Indoor skydiving facility lands in Frisco - Dallas Business Journal
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Old 08-08-2013, 03:12 PM
 
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I believe it is the Indoor Sky Diving facility

Indoor skydiving facility lands in Frisco - Dallas Business Journal
dch526, you win the prize. That is the exact location (even though the DBJ doesn't realize that TGI Friday's has been gone for 2 years at least and a Tilted Kilt has just opened in the location.. but this structure is right next door).

That is a totally wild concept, had no idea such an amusement even existed. About as wild as my scenarios. Thanks for the answer, this has blown my mind for weeks now.
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Old 08-08-2013, 03:17 PM
 
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More info:

Ever Dream of Flying? Indoor Skydiving is Coming to Frisco, TX | Frisco Economic Development Corporation
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Old 08-08-2013, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Georgia native in McKinney, TX
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I'm not sure the exact lot, but Frisco has a mapping tool showing all their current developments, available here:
City of Frisco Maps

The current construction listed in that area is: a restaurant (smaller lot) and an indoor amusement park (larger lot).

If that is the area I recall, there used to be other restaurants there that were demolished to build this place. That is impressive on Frisco's part, considering there are tons of empty lots throughout the metroplex to build such a facility. Frisco is hot right now.

Frisco's mapping tool is nice too. Very impressive work by the city to create such a thing for us nerds who are into planning and zoning. Of the city planning sites I regularly review (Plano, Dallas, Richardson) this one is heads and shoulders above them, with Richardson a distant second and a Dallas being the worst by far.

They also have a text listing of all propsed developments, here:
Zoning Cases
Thanks for the help too, based on dch's info, this would be the indoor amusement park.

However, nothing was demolished for this plot, it is one of the pad sites surrounding the mall that has never been developed.
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Old 08-08-2013, 03:27 PM
 
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dch526, you win the prize. That is the exact location (even though the DBJ doesn't realize that TGI Friday's has been gone for 2 years at least and a Tilted Kilt has just opened in the location.. but this structure is right next door).

That is a totally wild concept, had no idea such an amusement even existed. About as wild as my scenarios. Thanks for the answer, this has blown my mind for weeks now.
No problem.

This does look pretty cool. I've always wanted to skydive but I just cant seem to get over the fact that I have to jump out of a perfectly good airplane to do so. Problem Solved
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Old 08-09-2013, 04:07 AM
 
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It's very fun.. My husband and daughter did ifly Singapore !!
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Old 08-31-2013, 12:40 PM
 
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Default New building in Frisco near IKEA?

Does anyone know what that business is supposed to be? I pass by it daily and it's bugging me.
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Old 08-31-2013, 12:56 PM
 
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The indoor skydive?
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