FRISCO, Texas -- It is a project that is in constant motion.

Along the Dallas North Tollway in Frisco, The Star construction project is changing and evolving by the day.

The Star is a collaborative effort. It's a mixed-use project put together by the Dallas Cowboys, City of Frisco, and Frisco ISD.

Wednesday, News 8 has learned there are more partners in the mix.

"It is fabulous to be a part of the $5-billion mile," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said at a press conference at The Star location.

Jerry Jones speaks at a press conference announcing more retail partners at The Star development in Frisco.
Jerry Jones speaks at a press conference announcing more retail partners at The Star development in Frisco.

It is still three months before The Star really lights up. Frisco Mayor Maher Maso tells News 8 that there is a soft open scheduled for August of this year.

"This has gotta be open on time, and this is gonna be open on time," Maso said.

On Wednesday The Star leadership announced major retail partners who are now in the fold. Companies like Nestle Toll House, Mi Cocina, Liberty Burger, Tupelo Honey Cafe, City Works, and others.

"You'll have more restaurants and more office buildings, and I expect at least one more hotel on this site," Maso said.

Cranes over The Star development in Frisco are getting a good workout.
Cranes over The Star development in Frisco are getting a good workout.

The mayor says this is only the first phase of the project. He says we should stay tuned for additional announcements in the near future.

"We've been very successful on the interest, in terms of leasing our retail and entertainment district and also the office space," said Stephen Jones, executive vice president of the Cowboys.

The Cowboys are the biggest name on the mile. Along with retailer announcements, the organization unvieled a Ring of Honor walk dedicated to Cowboy legends like Roger Staubach and Drew Pearson.

"To really give fans a chance to see the Dallas Cowboys like they've never seen it before," Charlotte Jones Anderson said about the opportunity the Cowboys have to connect with fans using a project like The Star.