City of Richardson Innovation District Block Party

City of Richardson Innovation District Block Party

  • On July 5, 2019

June 13 & 14, 2019

A family trying out the pop-up bridge across Duck Creek. (Photo by SCS.)

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 the vision developed for this district.  For the Block Party, SCS designed the public engagement event and input activities.  Better Block Foundation created a ‘pop-up trail’ to show how the Duck Creek open space could contribute to the creative energy of start-ups and entrepreneurs in the area.

Some of the input opportunities at the Block Party. (Photo by Kimley-Horn, Inc.)

At least 370 people participated in the event, and the feedback was tremendous!  In responding to an online poll afterwards, 47% of respondents said it was “fantastic” and another 47% said it was “enjoyable”. The Block Party results are now available at Innovation District Block Party Results and information on the overall project is at  Collins-Arapaho TOD and Innovation District .

 

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