Downtown Development Standards

The Original Town zoning and standards help preserve the existing downtown environment and historic nature. The standards encourage traditional neighborhood design with residences and businesses in close proximity.

The Original Town Residential (OTR) standards are designed to facilitate a residential fabric of homes that adhere to historic guidelines. These zoning standards accommodate both the smaller parcels found in this district and the fact that most building sites contain multiple parcels.

The Original Town Commercial (OTC) encourage a traditional, pedestrian-oriented district with a vertical mix of businesses and residential uses.

The Downtown Architectural Standards (PDF) list the acceptable architectural styles, building materials and façade colors for new development, redevelopment, and rehabilitation projects in the downtown area. These standards help preserve the early 20th Century architecture of the downtown.

  • Original Town Residential Architectural Standards, Pages 38 through 78
  • Transitional District Architectural Standards, Pages 36 through 37
  • Original Town Commercial Architectural Standards, Pages 1 through 35

Downtown Merchant's Association – Meets the first Tuesday of every month at 8:30 a.m. in the Chamber of Commerce Event Room (Note: redirects to Frisco Downtown Merchants Association's website.) 

Zoning Ordinance (PDF) – Standards for all zoning districts, along with table showing uses allowed in each district and general standards applicable to all site development.