from Community Impact Newspaper
A team of consultants presented their final list of strategies to revitalize a 1,200-acre area east of US 75 to council members at a work session Dec. 3.
The goal of the Collins-Arapaho Innovation District—roughly contained by Campbell Road, Plano Road and Apollo Drive—is to become a premier tech hub in North Texas, where businesses across industries and in different parts of their growth process can thrive, according to Scott Page, principal at consulting firm Interface Studio.
The team began studying the area in March. During that time several presentations have been made to City Council, consultants have gathered feedback from stakeholders and members of the public through interviews and events, and online surveys have been distributed.
A greater range of amenities, more open space, better walkability and bikeability, and improved branding and visibility from US 75 were highly prioritized by existing business and property owners as well as everyday citizens, the consultants said.