The Town of Frisco is hosting an open house on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm at the First and Main building, to solicit community input regarding updates to the Frisco Trails Master Plan (FTMP). Town staff and the consultant team from SE Group will share information on the planning process, highlight accomplishments since the Frisco Town Council initially adopted the plan in 2017, and offer interactive opportunities for residents and community members to provide feedback on what is working well and what could be improved. Refreshments will be provided.
“As we work to update the Trails Master Plan to adapt to a growing and evolving community, we are asking for community feedback on which trails are most loved and used in Frisco, which trails or intersections might feel unsafe, and what the overall experience is navigating Frisco as a pedestrian or cyclist. This event is designed to be quick and convenient for participants as they go about their day,” stated Susan Lee, Town of Frisco Principal Planner.
Frisco Trails Master Plan Objectives
Town Council adopted Frisco Trails Master Plan (FTMP) in March 2017 in order to inventory and map existing trails, recommend future trails, determine areas that need wayfinding and maintenance, address bicycle and pedestrian connectivity throughout town, and prioritize projects for effective implementation in collaboration with partner organizations. Since the plan’s adoption, the Town has implemented several paved and dirt trail improvements throughout Town following recommendations outlined in the Plan.
Staff presented an update to the Frisco Town Council on various projects and accomplishments in June 2021, and reassessed the FTMP priorities. Along with the development of a five-year update to the Plan, which incorporates completed projects and new community goals, Council directed staff to:
- Develop a management model for Council consideration to work with the US Forest Service (USFS) to adopt existing non-system trails and to build additional trails
- Create a consistent signage and wayfinding plan for implementation throughout Town
- Install new signage and complete striping recommendations as outlined in the FTMP
- Study easements and feasibility for the creation of the Tenmile Trail and the connector along the west side of Highway 9
- Continue to improve trails within Town limits for easier access to all commercial areas
While the Town of Frisco invites community members to drop in at any time from 8:00 am – 6:00 pm, additional staff will be on site between the hours of 8:00 – 10:00 am, and again from 4:00 – 6:00 pm to answer any questions. There will be an additional opportunity for community feedback via an online input process throughout the development of this plan.