These two pilot projects were substantially completed in October 2021 and December 2022, respectively (see summaries below). If you have questions about the improvements or process, contact Senior Planner Barry Cram or call 214.509.4181.
For Non-HOA neighborhoods, the City recognizes there is no formal structure or funding mechanism to maintain shared spaces. Following input from residents, in summer 2021, the City of Allen launched pilot projects for Cottonwood Bend and Fountain Park Estates neighborhoods to enhance entryway features.
The City assisted with some of the larger costs of these projects while neighborhood residents assist with volunteer labor, ongoing maintenance, and planning a neighborhood block party to celebrate the completion of the projects. Scroll below for photos before and after the improvements.
Block party celebrations
Cottonwood Bend and Fountain Park Estates celebrated their new entryways during block parties in fall 2022. Over 300 people attended each party - See photos below!