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Development Services is responsible for projects involving transportation and land use issues in Richardson. The department’s two divisions—Planning and Development & Engineering each have a unique set of responsibilities but work closely together to accomplish the City’s goals and visions.

Director of Development Services

Michael Spicer

Director of Development Services

Connie Ellwood

Executive Secretary
Planning Division

The Planning Division is responsible for reviewing zoning proposals and requests for zoning and fence variances, as well as formulating the long-range comprehensive plan for the development and redevelopment of the city.

Sam Chavez, AICP

Asst. Director of Development Services — Planning

Doug McDonald, AICP

Planning Projects Manager
Daniel Harper, AICP

Senior Planner


Keith Krum, AICP

Senior Planner
Development & Engineering Division

The Development & Engineering Division reviews development proposals, including plats, site plans, landscape plans and civil engineering plans. The Division also processes Administrative Approvals of minor site plan and landscape plan changes. In addition, they coordinate requests for variances to the Subdivision and Development Ordinance Standards.

Dan Tracy, PE

Asst. Director of Development Services — Development & Engineering

Chris Shacklett, AICP

Development Review Manager




Robby Gilpin

Design Planner

Michael Flores

Engineer in Training

Amber Hogg

Administrative Secretary I
Cidnee McCutchen

Administrative Clerk