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Left to right: Shad Comeaux, Freese and Nichols Project Manager; Sean Landis, City of Seabrook Director of Planning and Community Development; and Kimberly Mickelson, APA Texas Chapter President 

Congrats to the City of Seabrook and the Comprehensive Plan Team, whose project won a statewide honor last week.

The City of Seabrook 2035 Comprehensive Master Plan...

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Congratulations to Shad Comeaux and Michelle Queen, who were recently elected to the Board of Officers for the Houston Section of the American Planning Association (APA) Texas Chapter. 

Shad will serve as Director-Elect and Michelle as Secretary; both will take office Nov. 1 and serve a two-year term. Following his two years, Shad will serve an additional two years as Section Director. 

Shad and Michelle are both urban planners in...

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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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The 2011 Zoning Ordinance for the City of Frisco received the Current Planning Award from the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association. The Urban Planning team of Daniel Harrison (PM), Dan Sefko and Erica Craycraft worked on updating the ordinance for Frisco.

The project team transformed the existing ordinance into a usable document that is easy to navigate and understand – including hyperlinks, illustrations, and clear tables for permitted land uses and development regulations. The ordinance also incorporates a form-based code manual for mixed-use planned developments,...

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Wendy Shabay, Freese and Nichols Urban Planning Group Assistant Manager, was elected president-elect of the Texas American Planning Association. She will remain president-elect for two years before becoming presdent. This is the first time that the Texas American Planning Association has had a completely female executive board.

The executive members committee consists of: Wendy Shabay, AICP, Freese and Nichols, President-Elect Lindsey Guindi, AICP, City of Bryan, Treasurer Veronica Soto, AICP, City of El Paso, Immediate Past-President

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Wendy Shabay, Freese and Nichols Urban Planning Assistant Group Manager, was recently elected President of the Texas American Planning Association. Ms. Shabay will serve two years as President-Elect, two years as President and two years as Past President. This significant achievement will allow her to continue to take an active role in planning in the State.  

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