Lewisville Healthy Infrastructure Plan Honored with APA Texas Gold

October 31, 2023

RICHARDSON, Texas — Halff’s project, the Lewisville Healthy Infrastructure Plan, also called Explore More Lewisville, received Gold in Environmental Planning as announced by the American Planning Association (APA) Texas chapter.

APA Texas recognizes outstanding efforts taking place in Texas in planning achievement and planning leadership. Award entries are evaluated on program originality and innovation, engagement, implementation and effectiveness, quality and promotion of planning.

Community members at the Lewisville HIP Western Days interaction
Lewisville HIP Western Days.

The plan, adopted by the City in Feb. 2023, will provide residents with healthy opportunities to play, explore and connect. Explore More Lewisville promotes healthy infrastructure that will be administered equitably to provide all residents with a high-quality environment. The vision and direction will guide the development of parks, recreation, trails, open space and urban tree canopy in Lewisville over the next 10 to 20 years. These components impact the physical, mental and environmental health of the community. The plan featured a unique partnership between the City, Halff and the University of North Texas Applied Environmental Research Institute.

Community members reviewing visioning plan from Explore More Lewisville
Community members review the visioning plan from Explore More Lewisville. 

Explore More Lewisville received a prestigious Celebrating Leadership in Development Excellence (CLIDE) award from the North Texas Council of Governments earlier this year.

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Halff is an award-winning, employee-owned, diverse and multidiscipline professional engineering firm that improves lives and communities by turning ideas into reality. For more than 70 years, Halff has provided smart solutions for clients throughout the United States. The people-first firm is committed to continuously investing in its employees and fostering a culture of collaboration.

Halff has 32 offices in Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. The firm was recognized as the Texas & Louisiana Design Firm of the Year by the Engineering News-Record. Halff is ranked No. 85 in the latest Top 500 Design Firms rankings by ENR. Halff is the No. 15 Top Workplace nationally in 2023 as ranked by Energage for businesses with 1,000 to 2,499 employees.

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