2019 CLIDE Awards

2019 CLIDE Awards

  • On July 1, 2019

At its annual luncheon in June 2019, the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) announced its Celebrating Leadership In Development Excellence (CLIDE) awards recipients for this year.  According to NCTCOG, “the CLIDE Awards Program, created in 2003, recognizes public and private entities including cities, developers, architects, planners and engineers, to encourage innovative development projects and practices that will help accommodate expected growth and ensure a sustainable North Texas for generations to come.”

Several SCS projects and clients were recognized. In the Public Planning and Policy category, the ONE McKinney 2040 Comprehensive Plan was recognized.  SCS teamed with Kimley-Horn, Inc. on this project, which sets a course for one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation.  Plano’s Envision Oak Point plan was also recognized.  This plan was developed by other firms; SCS assisted the City in designing and conducting a workshop to build agreement on plan recommendations among leaders with very divergent views.  Richardson’s Collins/Arapaho Transit-Oriented Development & Innovation District Study was also recognized.  This study builds on work SCS did for the City of Richardson and the Richardson Chamber of Commerce, which established the game plan for an innovation district in this area.

Past client, the City of Roanoke, was recognized for its Downtown Expansion in the New Development category.  And past client George Campbell, City Manager extraordinaire, his City of Kennedale and the City of Arlington received the NCTCOG Regional Cooperation Award.

For more information on these programs and all the awards, go to http://www.developmentexcellence.com/index.html .

Congratulations to all the award winners!  You’re leading the way for our region’s future.