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The Longview City Council unanimously adopted the The Long View Comprehensive Plan on Thursday, March 12, receiving applause and even a cheer from the audience. The plan has been covered extensively by the Longview News-Journal since our Urban Planning + Design Group was selected for the work in summer 2013.

After the plan passed, the News-Journal published a profile of Freese and Nichols. The piece focuses on our wide variety...

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Congratulations to our three Planners, Chelsea Irby, Shane Pace and Wendy Shabay, who received awards at the 25th Anniversary Midwest Section American Planning Association (APA) Banquet on Friday, Jan. 23.

Chelsea and Shane received the student project award for their South Cooper Street Corridor Strategy group project. Shane graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in May with his Master's in City and Regional Planning and joined Freese and Nichols in...

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The Envision Odessa Comprehensive Plan , which aims to revitalize the City’s downtown area, was featured in an Odessa American article following a Comprehensive Planning Action Committee (CPAC) Meeting on Jan. 29. This most recent article focuses on plans to make affordable housing a central focus of the draft, which will be finished this spring and will serve as a guide for the City’s growth over the next 20 years.


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On the day Port Arthur's new City Manager, Brian McDougal, began his new position, Freese and Nichols was approved for a new project in Port Arthur .

The Comprehensive Plan project was approved unanimously by Council, and will replace the City's existing plan, which was last updated in 1989. This win is the fourth project with the City in almost two years.

New City Manager Brian McDougal comes to Port Arthur...

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Our series on our 2014 Texas Chapter, American Planning Association Awards starts with the Lewisville Vision 2025 plan , which won in the category of Comprehensive Planning.

The City of Lewisville aimed big when developing a comprehensive plan for serious improvements before its hundred-year anniversary.

Our team helped the City expand the conventional three-step planning framework (gathering data, collaboration and analysis, and next steps) to build a plan for a...

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Wendy Shabay, Urban Planning + Design, Fort Worth, has been interviewed by the American Planning Association Texas Chapter as part of an oral history project. Wendy serves as the chapter’s President through fall 2015 and has been an active member for over ten years.

In the video, Wendy discusses her family, education, early career, history with Texas APA and her start at Freese and Nichols as our first Certified Planner. She talks about our...

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Flower Mound's Rheudasil Park project has been featured in two local newspapers, The Cross Timbers Gazette and The Leader . Our team is working on pond dredging and bank stabilization plans, and providing design and landscape architecture services for improvements to the park.

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A recent study in the Journal of American Planning shows that the number of students walking and biking to school has increased 30% due to programs like Safe Routes to School (SRTS). The study was conducted from 2007 to 2012, with data from 801 schools in Florida, Oregon, Texas and the District of Columbia.

This is the first SRTS research based on such a large geographic school sample, and it...

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