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A public meeting for the City of Odessa's comprehensive plan was featured in the Odessa American and on Odessa local television station KMID 2 and . Freese and Nichols is helping the city update their comprehensive plan using social media, a website and public outreach to seek input from the community.

At the meeting, Planner Eddie Haas presented suggestions for...

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The Downtown Design Review Board passed a resolution at a board meeting Wednesday, Nov. 5 to thank Kirk Millican , Architecture, Fort Worth for his service.

Kirk leaves the board after serving for six years. He was appointed in 2007 by former City Councilmember Wendy Davis to represent Council District 9 and served as Chairperson from 2008 to 2014.

Kirk was recognized at the meeting for using architecture...

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The Rotary Club of Nacogdoches invited Kevin St. Jacques, Urban Planning + Design, Dallas, as guest speaker to a meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 22.

He presented a program on livable communities, with emphasis on complete streets that incorporate safe bicycle and pedestrian usage. Kevin is an active member of the Complete Streets Coalition National Speaker's Bureau .

His presentation was well received by Rotary members, and he was featured in...

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TagsPlanning, urban planning, complete streets, livable communities, pedestrian safety, cyclist safety,

The Longview, Texas Comprehensive Plan, titled the Long View, has received extensive press coverage and participation from the community. The project has been covered by the Longview News-Journal and other local news outlets from the beginning, and a series in the News-Journal has broken down various facets of the plan, including parks, transportation, land use, housing and public facilities:

Tuesday, Oct. 21: Draft of comprehensive plan calls for new, updated parks ...

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Many people, landscape architects and personal gardeners alike, struggle to find flowers that don’t require excessive watering in the summertime. If you find yourself searching for low-water-requiring annual plants, remember the five Ps (pictured above; from left to right, top to bottom):

  • Portulaca
  • Purslane
  • Petunia ('VIP' and ‘Laura Bush’ only)
  • Perennial Phlox (‘John Fanick’ or ‘Victoria’)
  • Periwinkle
  • These sun-loving annual plants tolerate the summer heat and don’t require as...

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    TagsTips, urban planning, Texas plants, Texas gardening, landscape architecture, gardening, drought,

    A press conference was held last month in Dallas announcing the City’s plans to boost the aesthetic feel of the Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard corridor. The City plans to accomplish this by installing a series of Freese and Nichols-designed towers and streetscape improvements along the intersections of Atlanta Street and MLK, Malcolm X Boulevard and MLK, and also from the DART Station to Fair Park. The design monuments will include illuminated panels and artistic...

    Read More - Enhancements Planned for Dallas’ MLK Corridor

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    Congratulations to Clay Lipscomb​, Urban Planning and Design, Dallas, for passing the ISI Envision ™ exam. He is now certified as a Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) by the ​ Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure .

    As an ENV SP, Clay is trained to use the Envision ™ rating system to address sustainability in the design, construction, and operation of an infrastructure project.

    Freese and Nichols is a charter member...

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    This week, Freese and Nichols completed a three-day forum focused on the future development plan for the Highway 191 Corridor connecting the Cities of Midland and Odessa, Texas. The Midland-Odessa Transportation Organization (MOTOR) – the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Midland-Odessa metropolitan area – retained Freese and Nichols to prepare a plan for the approximately 14- mile corridor that considers multiple forms of transportation, adjacent land uses and the connecting street network; and respects and...

    Read More - West Texas Highway 191 Planning Forum Complete

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