Baylor Scott & White Gets OK For 47-Acre Rezoning Effort For New Medical Center In Frisco
Baylor Scott & White has been granted approval in a rezoning effort for 47.4 acres east of the Dallas North Tollway for a high-rise complex in Frisco.
The largest nonprofit hospital system in Texas bought the property from Jerry Jones’ Blue Star Land in June 2021, according to a story in the Dallas Morning News.
“We are constantly evaluating ways to expand access to care for Texans, especially in our fastest growing communities. Our plans are not yet finalized, and we look forward to sharing more in the coming months,” Baylor Scott & White told the Morning News earlier this week ahead of Tuesday night’s Planning & Zoning Commission meeting.
According to the Morning News, the land was initially zoned for retail and industrial use, but the multi-story health care buildings Baylor Scott & White seeks to bring to the city require designated space to permit unlimited height development for professional, financial, and medical service providers.
Despite the location at the intersection of the Dallas North Tollway and PGA Parkway, the rezoning request said the designation is appropriate for the area. According to the filing, no residential districts border the property and adjacent properties are compatible with non-residential zoning.
Now with approval, Baylor Scott & White’s new center could join a list of health care facilities along the tollway alongside The Star, Dallas Cowboys’ headquarters and mixed-use development.
The project could become a medical district to serve Collin County’s communities with a projected growth to double to 2.4 million by 2050, the Morning News reported in its story.