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Freese and Nichols is attending the American Planning Association Texas Chapter Conference, October 7-9 in Galveston. We are proud to partner with Texas APA as an annual sponsor. If you're attending, we encourage you to stop by booth 22 to speak with our professionals, including Texas Chapter President Wendy Shabay, Urban Planning + Design Group Manager at Freese and Nichols. Here's a look at...

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Congratulations to the project team for the City of Edmond Downtown Master Plan, which won the Outstanding Plan Award from the Oklahoma Chapter of the American Planning Association.

The purpose of this project was to create a plan for a pedestrian friendly downtown, University of Central Oklahoma campus and residential area. The recommended improvements support the viability, development and connectivity of downtown. This plan includes downtown strategies to guide policy creation, and assist municipal...

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TagsAward, APA, urban planning,

Tarrant County College will celebrate its new Center of Excellence for Energy Technology (CEET) with a grand opening ceremony Friday, Sept. 25, including a tour to showcase the $42 million sustainable...

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TagsSustainability, Tarrant County College, LEED certification,

In a first for Texas, our Urban Planning Group is helping Fannin County develop a comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance for Lower Bois D’Arc Creek Reservoir prior to its construction. Many Freese and Nichols groups have worked on various aspects of this reservoir, which is a project of the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD). This will be the first reservoir in Texas to have a comprehensive plan and zoning ordinance before the reservoir is built.

Project Manager Daniel Harrison is leading the first phase of gathering public input, meeting with stakeholders and developing...

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TagsLower Bois D'arc Reservoir, lake zoning, Fannin County, NTMWD,

Congratulations to the Cities of Waco and Colleyville for being awarded funding grants to address critical roadway safety issues under the 2015 TxDOT Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP). This annual program is awarded based upon a benefit/cost ratio of the project cost to the recent accident history with calls for projects occurring in the spring. A total of $182 million was awarded across the state with approximately $11...

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TagsFunding, TXDOT, grants, highway,

Freese and Nichols and the City of San Marcos hosted a neighborhood meeting for Hopkins Street improvements on Wednesday, July 29. We are helping the City gather public input about potential roadway improvements and identify drainage concerns in the watershed. 

This is the first stage of a multi-step public outreach project led by the City,...

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TagsHopkins Street San Marcos, roadway design, drainage study,

Brazoria County along with TxDOT have undertaken the task of improving traffic flow on the northern part of State Highway 288, by eventually constructing four Toll/Managed lanes in the middle of this major corridor south of Houston. TxDOT is managing the Harris County section of this project from Beltway 8 to US 59. Construction of both segments will start in first or second quarter of 2016.   

We provided the fast-track design for a 1.7-mile, estimated $20 million segment of the county's 5.2-miles of the project, which runs right by our Pearland office. The design included four-...

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Architecture and special guests toured the nearly completed Tarrant County College District ​Center of Excellence for Energy Technology on July 8. The complex will be the new home for the Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Technology (HART) program and house new associate degree programs in Oil and Gas and Renewable Energy.

The tour,...

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TagsTarrant County College, Energy Technology Center, LEED, Oil and Gas, renewable energy, Heating and Air Conditioning, architecture,