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Kim Dresdner and Wendy Shabay, Urban Planning and Design, Fort Worth, attended the first annual Putt-Putt for Planning Scholarship Fundraiser earlier this year. The event, organized by the Midwest Section of the American Planning Association Texas Chapter, funds scholarships for students pursuing planning degrees. Freese and Nichols was a tent sponsor for the event. 


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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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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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The demand for fresh foods to support healthy communities is increasing across the country. Nationwide, the number of farmers markets increased 17 percent from 2010 to 2011, with the second largest rate of growth occurring in Texas at 38 percent. 

Farmers markets support the local agricultural economy, encourage social interaction and provide more environmentally friendly produce with reduced transportation and packaging needs. These markets can also supplement local health initiatives, particularly in lower income areas often referred to as “food deserts” that have less access to...

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