“Big Dig” Kick Off
On Monday, March 4, 2019 at 4:30 pm, the Town of Frisco will host a ceremonial groundbreaking on the long planned for “Big Dig” project at the Frisco Bay Marina. This project is part of the Marina Master Plan, which was approved in June 2018 by the Frisco Town Council. The public is invited to join Frisco Mayor Gary Wilkinson and the Frisco Town Council at the Frisco Bay Marina, as they kick off the start of this project, which is anticipated to positively impact the Frisco Bay Marina for generations.
What is the Big Dig?
The “Big Dig” is anticipated to be underway from March 4, 2019 until May 31, 2019. The project was named the “Big Dig” because it involves significant excavation of the lake bed in the Frisco Bay to improve navigation; lengthen the boating season; and expand recreational facilities at the Marina. The grade in the bay will be lowered by up to 13 feet in some areas. There will also be work on a retaining wall during this part of the project. In preparation for this work, the Frisco Bay Marina lighthouse has been moved and is being stored at the marina service area. Planning for a future lighthouse location is still underway.
What is Phase One?
Phase One of the project, which is anticipated to begin in mid-April and go until May 31, 2019, will include relocation and construction of a boat ramp in a new location. The new ramp will have three generous lanes, rather than the previous ramp’s two narrow lanes. An expanded beach area and new sidewalks to improve pedestrian access are also planned for Phase One.
Future phases will likely address improved park spaces and pedestrian connectivity, with a goal of providing better access to the water. Also, new marina rental, retail, office, restroom and restaurant spaces are anticipated to be built closer to the water’s edge to achieve a better customer experience. These improvements will be made progressively over the next few years, as conditions and budget allow.