Following input from residents, the City of Allen launched a pilot project to enhance the entryway feature located at Main Street and Roaring Springs Drive including updating the monument sign, hardscape and landscape.
The City recognizes there is no formal structure or funding mechanism for non-HOA neighborhoods to maintain their shared spaces. In summer 2021, the City of Allen launched pilot projects for Fountain Park and Cottonwood Bend 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 project.
If you have questions about this project, email Senior Planner Barry Cram or call 214.509.4181.
Below is the pilot project timeline and expected action items associated with the process.
STEP ONE [COMPLETE]: Neighborhood meeting to collect feedback from residents
STEP TWO [COMPLETE]: City and Resident Committee finalize scope of project (work to be completed, City role, neighborhood role, timeline)
STEP THREE [IN PROGRESS]: City coordinates implementation of City improvements. Construction is scheduled to begin October 2022!
STEP FOUR [COMPLETE]: Block Party Celebration on Oct. 7! Although originally planned to celebrate the success of the project, due to delays in construction, the neighborhood held the Block Party before construction of the median.
Fountain Park Estates hosted a block party in conjunction with the City’s Community Enhancement Department on Oct. 7 at Reed Park. Approximately 400 people came out for food, fun and fellowship. A great time was had by all!