Urban Planning + Design

Freese and Nichols’ Urban Planning + Design team acts as trusted advisors to develop sustainable places that meet cities’ and institutions’ needs. We provide a wide range of services to guide you throughout the planning, infrastructure, funding, codes, ordinances, and approval phases. Our certified planners, registered architects and landscape architects, licensed engineers, and LEED®-Accredited Professionals collaborate to deliver solutions through a combination of attention to details, visionary ideas, and environmental stewardship.

Urban Planning

Our award-winning planners have led more than 150 initiatives for cities large and small. We have seen some of our long-term clients grow from populations of less than 5,000 to more than 10 times that size — all strengthened and supported by our sound planning guidance. We use creative meeting techniques to gather critical public input while addressing competing interests. Our efforts capture opportunities for economic development while respecting citizens’ vision for your community.

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Specific Services

Urban Planning
  • Comprehensive Planning
  • Transportation Planning
  • Special Area Planning
  • Park and Open Space Planning
  • Public Involvement and Consensus Building
  • Graphic Rendering/3-D Visualization
  • GIS Applications and Services
Implementation and Regulations
  • Zoning and Subdivision Ordinances
  • Unified Development Codes
  • Form-Based Codes
  • Impact Fee Systems
  • Site Design
  • Capital Improvement and Program Management

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Bryan Comprehensive Plan

City of Bryan, Texas

Corpus Christi Small Area Plan

City of Corpus Christi, Texas

Lewisville Vision 2025

City of Lewisville, Texas

Edmond Downtown Plan

City of Edmond, Oklahoma

Urban Village Master Plans for Southeast Fort Worth

City of Fort Worth, Texas

Wichita Falls Small Area Plan

City of Wichita Falls, Texas

Downtown Fort Worth Strategic Action Plan

Downtown Fort Worth, Inc.

Longview Comprehensive Plan

City of Longview, Texas

Lubbock Comprehensive Plan

City of Lubbock, Texas

Midothian Downtown Plan

City of Midlothian, Texas

Plano Comprehensive Plan

City of Plano, Texas

Urban Design

Responding to the demands of today’s complex urban infrastructure and community development needs, Freese and Nichols delivers state-of-the-art solutions for projects large and small. Our subject matter experts are well-versed in the application of sustainable urbanism principles, including context sensitive design, walkability, smart growth, resiliency, and low-impact development. We apply these to Complete Streets, mixed-use developments, urban parks, and traditional neighborhoods.

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Details

Services
  • Site and Context Analysis
  • Charrettes and Visioning
  • Site Planning and Design
  • Public Involvement
  • Design Guidelines
  • Visualizations
Project Types
  • Downtown Plans
  • Redevelopment and Area Planning
  • Urban Parks, Plazas, and Squares
  • Streetscapes, Parkways, and Boulevards
  • Bike and Pedestrian Systems
  • Waterfronts and Urban Watersheds
  • Low-Impact Development

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4th Army Memorial Bridge

City of Frisco, Texas

Ben Wilson Street

City of Victoria, Texas

Central Arlington Heights Detention Park

City of Fort Worth, Texas

Clearfork Main Street Bridge

City of Fort Worth, Texas

Colleyville Plaza

City of Colleyville, Texas

Community Entryway

City of Longview, Texas

Downtown Streetscapes

City of Wichita Falls, Texas

East Rosedale Street

City of Fort Worth, Texas

Enhancement Program for Stonebridge Ranch

Stonebridge Ranch Community Association

Fort Worth Water Gardens Improvements

City of Fort Worth, Texas

Montgomery Street

City of Fort Worth, Texas

Phyllis J. Tilley Pedestrian Bridge

City of Fort Worth, Texas

Six Points Urban Village Phase II

City of Fort Worth, Texas

Confluence Park Entrance

San Antonio River Authority, Texas

Love Field Entrance Road Enhancements Project

City of Dallas, Texas

Landscape Architecture

As a full-service firm, Freese and Nichols is involved in all aspects of park and recreation projects and provides sustainable park and trail solutions to our clients. Our landscape architects create spaces that respond to the needs and wishes of the communities they serve. From neighborhood parks to streetscapes to complex urban developments, our work is reflective of the widely diverse practice of landscape architecture.

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Specific Services

Master Planning
  • Parks
  • Trails
  • Greenbelt Corridors
  • Streetscapes
  • Bikeway/Pedestrian Plans
  • Citywide Park Systems
Design
  • Community and Neighborhood Parks
  • Regional Parks
  • Trails
  • Nature Preserves
  • Recreational Areas
  • Athletic Complexes

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Alliance Park

City of Fort Worth, Texas

Boulder Draw Park

City of Frisco, Texas

Coombs Creek Trail

City of Dallas, Texas

Cottonwood Creek Master Plan

City of Frisco, Texas

Given’s District Park

City of Austin, Texas

Lowry Park Trail

City of Kerrville, Texas

MoneyGram Soccer Park

City of Dallas, Texas

River Legacy Trail Linkage

City of Arlington, Texas

Rodney Cook Sr. Park

City of Atlanta, Georgia

Stephenson Park Master Plan

City of Edmond, Oklahoma

Wranglers Ranger Park

City of Frisco, Texas

Lake Worth Trail

City of Lake Worth, Texas

Emma Long Park Metropolitan Park Vision Plan

City of Austin, Texas

Onion Creek Park

City of Austin, Texas

Twin Points Park

City of Fort Worth, Texas

Campus Planning

Freese and Nichols serves colleges and universities, as well as federal and corporate campuses, by merging expertise from a broad range of disciplines. Our planners, architects, and engineers seamlessly deliver projects that entail specific planning, design, and constructed outcomes, and we’re adept at addressing critical issues in higher education today. We focus on creative problem-solving to build consensus, provide sustainable solutions, and create a strong sense of place for everyone on your campus.

  • Campus Master Plans
  • Strategic and Academic Planning
  • Sustainability and LEED® Designs
  • Space Utilization
  • Parking and Campus Circulation
  • Wayfinding and Signage
  • Compliance with Accreditation Requirements
  • Impacts of Distance Learning, Dual Enrollment and Non-Credit Course Programs
  • “Town-Gown” Issues Along the Campus Edges
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South Texas College Districtwide Master Plan

South Texas College

Texas Hill Country University Center Master Plan

Texas Hill Country University Center Foundation

Texas Wesleyan Campus Master Plan

Texas Wesleyan University

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Campus Master Plan

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi