Friday, December 01, 2006

TXAPA Names Southlake 2006 Community of the Year!

Each year the Texas American Planning Association (TXAPA) recognizes organizations and communities for outstanding contributions to planning in Texas. This year the TXAPA Awards Committee selected Southlake as the recipient of the Chapter's 2006 Community of the Year Award. This award is given to a town, city or county which has provided an outstanding contribution to planning. Southlake was selected for this award for its excellent quality of life and its commitment to maintaining economic and environmental sustainability, innovative development ordinances and plans, and a built-environment which places an emphasis on place-making, environmental preservation, and pedestrian-oriented development. City staff accepted the award at the TXAPA conference in Corpus Christi in October.