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Notable locations in zip code 75093: The Shops at Willow Bend (A), W O Haggard, Junior Library (B), Plano Fire Department Station 5 (C), Plano Fire Department Station 9 (D). Display/hide their locations on the map
Shopping Centers: Preston Shepard Place Shopping Center (1), Preston Towne Crossing Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in zip code 75093 include: Grace Presbyterian Church (A), Willow Bend Baptist Church (B), Parkway Hills Baptist Church (C), Christ Our King Community Church (D), Liberty Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map
Reservoirs: Shirley Phillips Mead Lake (A), Willow Bend Lake Number 1 (B), Willow Bend Lake Number 2 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map
The Colony is home to the Five Star Athletic Complex, completed in 2003. The Colony was named the Sports Illustrated 50th Anniversary Sports Town of The United States in that same year. The city is home to Pizza Inn's corporate headquarters, as well as an Edward Don distribution center and a variety of small and medium-sized businesses. The Grandscape development, anchored by Nebraska Furniture Mart, is driving a new development boom in the city.
In 1976, one of the original homeowners associations petitioned the city of Frisco to remove the area from its extraterritorial jurisdiction. A vote was held in January 1977, and the City of The Colony was officially incorporated at that time (the name Colony was already in use, and thus the current name with the definite articlewas chosen). In 1987, the small lakeside community of Eastvale and The Colony voted to merge. The town has grown significantly since then.
Years of planning work by city leaders have translated into a strong pace of economic and community development in The Colony. Nebraska Furniture Mart broke ground September 25, 2012, on a $1.5 billion, 433-acre complex along State Highway 121 between Plano Parkway and West Spring Creek Parkway. The Omaha-based furniture retailer is owned by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. The complex will be anchored by a 1.86 million-square-foot Nebraska Furniture Mart building, which will include a 600,000-square-foot showroom. The footprint for Nebraska Furniture Mart of Texas will be equivalent to 40 football fields and will sit on approximately 90 acres. It will be part of the largest retail and entertainment destination of its kind in North America when the store opens in 2015. Nebraska Furniture Mart is expected to attract over 8 million visitors and generate $600 million in sales annually.
NFM Texas is also part of a larger, 433-acre development known as Grandscape. Grandscape is expected to draw high-end retail, entertainment, hotels and office space, as well as tourist attractions.
Infrastructure projects underway in The Colony include the Main Street/FM 423 Widening Project, encompassing over 10 miles of construction in three cities. Improvements in The Colony involve widening four miles of Main Street from Stewarts Creek Road to State Highway 121. Work should conclude in January 2016. Plano Parkway is scheduled for expansion from four lanes to six lanes, and the Memorial Drive railroad underpass is moving forward, connecting Memorial Drive on the east side of The Colony to Spring Creek in Plano. In addition, a new overpass is being constructed to carry South Colony Boulevard over the Sam Rayburn Tollway (SH121) using a first-in-Texas design known as a diverging diamond interchange
While The Colony is growing, prime space is plentiful with more than 700 acres (280 ha) to develop including State Highway 121 frontage. Mixed use centers include The Cascades at The Colony, a 100-acre master-planned community consisting of 280 residences; flex office space, a Marriott Residence Inn; and a Marriott Fairfield Inn. A Courtyard by Marriott is also under construction. Another mixed use center is Austin Ranch, located west of the Dallas North Tollway and south of State Highway 121. The development has prime sites for corporate campuses, commercial offices, industrial distribution parks, retail strip centers, pad sites, multi-family and single-family homes.