“We’ve made great progress, especially since our beginning back in 2017 with the task force recommendation,” said Doug McDonald, planning projects manager, City of Richardson. “In 2018, we did our city-wide vision study and identified 10 strategies for implementation.” Since then, the city has made a lot of progress in implementing them, McDonald says. The Richardson Innovation Quarter, aka the ‘Richardson IQ’ or ‘The IQ,’ is a 1,200-acre area in the heart of the city. In January 2020, local partners unveiled the district’s new branding and rezoning for the city’s “living laboratory.”