Lewisville 2025 Vision Plan
Strategic Community Solutions served as a subconsultant to Freese and Nichols, Inc. on the creation of a vision plan to establish priorities for action during the next ten to fifteen years. The SCS role focused on community engagement, strategic priorities and sustainability. SCS designed and led a ‘Big Ideas’ workshop for this project in June 2013 with extensive participation by the community. SCS also contributed to the project’s citizen committee support and the design and drafting of the Vision 2025 document that the project created. This plan was approved by City Council in July 2014.
City Council Strategic Planning Workshops
Strategic Community Solutions provided assistance directly to the City of Lewisville for a two-day City Council strategic planning retreat in April of 2014. This retreat focused on City Council discussion and direction for the Vision 2025 plan, which will define the City’s priorities for action over the next several years to create a new image and take advantage of opportunities for revitalization. SCS led or participated in additional City Council strategic planning retreats in 2015 through 2017. Each session has focused on particular issues that are important to Lewisville’s action to achieve the community’s vision.
Sustainability Plan Implementation
SCS is now assisting the City in several efforts to implement the Vision 2025 plan. One of these, the creating of recommendations for the Sustainability Big Move, led to Council approval of an assessment of sustainability initiatives and opportunities for the City’s buildings, facilities and vehicles.
Green Centerpiece Master Strategy and Implementation
A second project, the Green Centerpiece Master Strategy, has involved a process of coordination with the City, the Lewisville Independent School District, the University of North Texas and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The result is agreement on a new approach to a key asset – the Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area – and the related greenspace around it. This strategy was adopted by City Council in July 2016 and will be implementing through a continuing partnership of these organizations.
Small Area Plans
Beginning in 2017, SCS will lead a team of consultants (including Kimley-Horn and Associates and City Centric Planning) working with the City to create area plans in two key locations, one residential and one non-residential. These area plans will establish specific direction to maintain and enhance these parts of the Lewisville community. They will create templates that City staff can use to create plans for other areas in the community. Also, these area plans will be the first step in a complete review and update of Lewisville’s development regulations.
- Project TypeComprehensive Planning, Area Plan, Zoning, Other
- ClientCity of Lewisville, Texas