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New 35-Acre Health And Wellness District At Frisco Station Takes A Step Forward

A 35-acre health and wellness district is coming to the nearly $2B Frisco Station development.

Dallas-based Cambridge Holdings late last week entered into an exclusive agreement with Frisco Station Partnership to develop healthcare and health and wellness-related projects within the fast-growing 242-acre development situated at the crossroads of the Dallas North Tollway and Warren Parkway, near the Dallas Cowboys' world headquarters, The Star.

An aerial view of the location of a planned health and wellness district at Frisco Station.

Cambridge specializes in the development, financing, acquisition and management of healthcare projects, mixed-use campuses and corporate offices with a focus on sustainable, “healthy, mindful living” development projects.

Though the company didn't provide exact details of what would be included in the district, it has previously developed dozens of facilities on hospital campuses across North Texas and is behind oneC1TY, a health-focused project in Nashville, Tennessee. The Nashville Post described the 19-acre oneC1TY as a “mixed-use urban node” home to healthcare, life sciences and technology companies and set to eventually comprise more than 1M SF of Class-A research, office, retail, residential and green spaces.

“Cambridge is excited to bring healthcare and the health and wellness component to life at Frisco Station,” Cambridge Chairman and CEO Jean-Claude Saada said in a release. “Our mindful, healthy development principles focused on sustainability and convenient access to fresh food, open space, daily activity and community engagement make the healthy choice the easy choice for people who live, work, and visit. We think these concepts will be embraced in a community like Frisco that is already focused on addressing the total wellbeing of the community and individuals.”

Saada said he hoped to make the district a model for healthy living that would be emulated around the world.

Launched in 2015, Frisco Station was one of the nation’s first communities to be built from the ground up with AT&T’s 5G platform. It is also home to one of the world’s first vertiports to support flying taxis and is partnering in Texas’ first pilot project to test autonomous vehicles on public roadways.

“With Cambridge joining our team, we are reaching the full potential of Frisco Station as a globally recognized Smart, Creative, and Healthy mixed-use neighborhood,” said Trey Sibley, general manager of The Rudman Partnership, one of the three partners in the Frisco Station Partnership, alongside Hillwood and VanTrust Real Estate. “We couldn’t be more pleased to have them join us as we execute what’s considered to be the crown jewel of the project — the place where residents and visitors can experience ways to live healthier, more active and longer lives.”

Frisco Station’s master plan also calls for 2,400 residential urban living units, a 55-acre corporate campus, a dining, shopping and entertainment district, 3M SF of mid- and high-rise office space, and 30 acres of programmed trails, parks and open space.