The Richardson City Council created the Community Revitalization Awards to recognize property owners who have enhanced the community by making significant exterior improvements to their properties, which have, in turn, had a positive impact on the surrounding area.
Both residential and non-residential projects are eligible for consideration. Over 280 properties have been recognized since the Program’s inception in 1994. Recipients are recognized by the City Council with a reception and award presentation ceremony held in February of each year.
The 2019 Community Revitalization Awards received nineteen (19) nominations with one (1) non-residential and eight (8) residential projects receiving recognition.
- Janet DePuy, Mayor Pro Tem
- Mark Solomon, City Council member
- Stephen Springs, City Plan Commissioner
- Gwen Walraven, City Plan Commissioner
- Beth Kolman/Andrea Young, Chamber of Commerce
The 2019 Community Revitalization Awards presentation was held during the February 17, 2019, City Council meeting.
Z Constructors • 201 W. Kaufman Street
Originally built in 1980 as an auto repair/service facility, the building housed a number of other industrial/warehouse uses over the years. The property currently serves as the headquarters for Z Constructors Nationwide, LLC. Building improvements include a new "Old Chicago" brick facade with industrial steel accents, custom-fabricated windows, and new focal and security lighting. The site also boasts new parking lot paving/striping, lighted flagpoles and water-sensitive landscaping.
Boyer Residence • 414 Crestover Circle
This Canyon Creek rebuild features a porch with a standing seam metal roof. Planting beds with grasses and low shrubs flank the concrete block walkway leading to the brick porch, with new and established trees completing the front yard landscaping.
Jolly Residence • 1227 Cherokee Drive
This 1960’s Reservation neighborhood ranch was renovated to add a second floor, utilizing gables to add a more dramatic look. A new front porch, along with a fire pit area in the front flowerbed add places to gather with friends and neighbors. Drought and foot friendly Zeon Zoysia grass, red maple and redbud trees, and colorful perennials and feather grasses mixed in with azaleas updated the landscaping.
Langham Residence • 1235 Seminole Drive
This Reservation rebuild features shake gables, a standing seam covered porch with classic columns and awnings over the front-facing garages. New landscaping complements the preservation of existing trees.
McCarthy Residence • 2809 Tam O'Shanter Lane
This late 1960’s Canyon Creek home received renovations that remedied years of disrepair. Improvements included replacing exterior siding and Austin stone with siding and EFIS, a new front door and new energy efficient windows. A standing seam metal roof porch takes the place of an overgrown pergola. New native plants and landscaping round out the improvements.
Messer Residence • 325 Sutton Place
A rebuild in Canyon Creek, this corner lot home features a wraparound porch with standing seam metal roof, wood columns and multiple ceiling fans. The concrete stairs and walkway lead up to the home with new landscaping beds and trees throughout the front yard.
Napier Residence • 1226 Cheyenne Drive
A rebuild in the Reservation neighborhood, this new home features a large, full-depth front porch, operable shutters, and farmhouse board and batten along the second story. The front yard includes new landscaping beds along with the preservation of existing trees.
Rivera Residence • 520 Sheffield Drive
The exterior of this Richland Park home had a tired 1970’s vibe with angled cedar dovetail siding and old warped Masonite soffits, and very little lighting. The new exterior design includes new yellow pine v-board cladding stained in a soft pecan and trimmed with a black tower and architectural detailed panels.
Windham Residence • 908 Creekdale Drive
This late 1950’s Arapaho Heights home was revitalized, receiving a significant facelift. The renovation includes new gables and a roofline with modern dormers. The front yard includes a wide stepped walkway from the street, new landscaping and the preservation established trees.