Lewisville City Council Retreat

  • Posted by Karen Walz
  • On February 24, 2020
This year’s City Council retreat included intense discussions on a large number of current issues and projects.  The Lewisville 2025 Update was one of those. Karen presented the results of the outreach efforts and Touchpoint events.  City Manager Donna Barron and other staff members added their perspectives.  City Council provided direction on the updated plan’s […]
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Lewisville 2025 Update Touchpoint

  • Posted by Karen Walz
  • On January 31, 2020
The next stage of community involvement builds on the input received from the community. A major outreach effort, Touchpoint included a range of activities and options for stakeholder involvement on January 29 and 30, 2020. SCS designed the process and overall structure; the details were established in collaboration with key City staff members and staff […]
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Collins-Arapaho TOD/Innovation District rezoning approved

  • Posted by Karen Walz
  • On December 10, 2019
On December 9, 2019, the City of Richardson adopted its Collins-Arapaho TOD/Innovation District rezoning!  Few cities would initiate a rezoning of about 1,200 acres of developed private property.  But for Richardson, rezoning is a critical step in the transformation of this employment center, which is an aging light industrial area adjacent to a DART light […]
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Flooding Beyond FEMA

  • Posted by Karen Walz
  • On November 9, 2019
This was the topic of the second session SCS led at the APA Texas 2019 annual conference.  Karen Walz organized and moderated the session.  It featured Jennifer Dyke P.E., Senior Planner in the City of Fort Worth’s Transportation and Public Works Department and Ben Pylant P.E., Senior Project Manager with Halff Associates, Inc.  We shared […]
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Engaging the Extremes

  • Posted by Karen Walz
  • On November 8, 2019
The first session SCS led at the APA Texas 2019 annual conference in Waco was an interactive workshop giving participants skills and experience in managing public engagement when people with extreme and opposing views are involved.  Karen Walz presented a structure for designing public input initiatives so that people with diverse views can be heard, […]
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APA Texas adopts its 2019-2021 Action Plan

  • Posted by Karen Walz
  • On November 7, 2019
On November 6, 2019, the Board of Directors of the American Planning Association, Texas Chapter adopted its new two-year Action Plan.  This plan sets the priorities the Chapter will follow during 2020 and 2021 as it continues to achieve the goals set in the Chapter’s 5-Year Development Plan. Strategic Community Solutions LLC provided strategic planning […]
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Lewisville 2025 Update Community Outreach

  • Posted by Karen Walz
  • On October 1, 2019
It’s hard to believe, but it’s already been five years since the Lewisville 2025 Vision Plan was adopted!  The City has made tremendous strides in achieving that vision and many accomplishments are making the plan a reality.  At the five-year mark, the City has chosen to review these results, consider the current conditions and opportunities, […]
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City of Lewisville Development Code Overhaul — Community Open House

  • Posted by Karen Walz
  • On October 10, 2019
October 10, 2019. Lewisville residents and property owners came to a Community Open House this evening to find out about the major changes in the zoning component of the City’s development code overhaul.  The session at the MCL Grand included a presentation highlighting key changes, but most of the time was spent in discussions at […]
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APA Texas 2019 Award Winners

  • Posted by Karen Walz
  • On October 1, 2019
October 1, 2019. The American Planning Association Texas Chapter will recognize plans and projects at its annual conference in November.  Strategic Community Solutions LLC is very pleased to have been a part of several award-winning projects!     The City of McKinney’s ONE McKinney 2040 plan is one of two award-winners in the Comprehensive Plan […]
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City of Richardson Innovation District Block Party

  • Posted by Karen Walz
  • On July 5, 2019
June 13 & 14, 2019 How cool is this?  The City of Richardson hosted an Innovation District Block Party to invite stakeholders to experience and shape the future of its Collins-Arapaho TOD and Innovation District.  The City asked a team, led by Kimley-Horn Inc. and including SCS and Jacobs, to develop a rezoning to implement […]
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