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. More than 195 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 January of each year.
The Community Revitalization Awards complement the City’s Neighborhood Vitality and Integrity strategy. This is not a grant or funding program; it recognizes individual efforts and seeks to encourage future individual reinvestment in our community. The City’s Neighborhood Services Department administers programs that may provide funding for neighborhood enhancements, and the Richardson Economic Development Partnership should be contacted regarding potential non-residential redevelopment incentives.
2014 Community Revitalization Award Winners
The 2014 Community Revitalization Awards received 25 nominations with two (2) non-residential and fourteen (14) residences receiving recognition.
2014 was the twentieth (20th) year for the program, and in that time over 211 properties have been recognized for their investment in their property, and the community as a whole.
- Bob Townsend, Mayor Pro-Tem
- Scott Dunn, City Council member
- Janet DePuy, City Plan Commissioner
- Marilyn Frederick, City Plan Commissioner
- Angela Lopez, Chamber of Commerce
The video of the presentation of the 2014 Community Revitalization Awards at the February 2, 2015 City Council meeting is available here.
2907 Wyndham Lane • Bassuk/Clark Residence
Constructed in the 1980s, this Fairways of Sherrill Park home was recently renovated along the front and rear of the property. A covered porch was expanded to provide casual outdoor seating. The standing seam metal roof and wooden pillars atop stone bases set off the updated façade while updated windows improve energy efficiency. The addition of stone wainscoting and accents, a carriage-style garage door, and the replacement of the concrete driveway with stone and red brick, enhance curb appeal. To capitalize on the gorgeous view of the golf course year round, a wood trellis was replaced by a roof accented by white columns to shelter the rear patio.
1219 Comanche Drive • Botts Residence
This 1960s home, located in the Reservation, was torn down and rebuilt in 2013. The 2-story brick home features a wide, covered porch with decorative white, square columns and the second story above is accented with dormers. A meandering walkway leads from the sidewalk to the front of the home. Landscape beds were installed with various types of ground cover while the existing canopy trees were maintained on either side of the front yard.
434 Fall Creek Drive • Chadha Residence
Wanting the amenities of a new home within an established neighborhood, the Chadha family built this traditional two-story brick home in Canyon Creek. The second-story gables and dormers incorporate Hardi-shingles. The covered porch, which features a standing seam metal roof with columns atop brick bases, is accessible from both the front door and the adjacent French doors. Upgraded landscaping material along the front elevation complements the existing preserved tree in the front yard.
2212 Sutton Place • Hicks Residence
This 1960s home in Canyon Creek was torn down to make way for this 2-story home that utilizes brick along with stucco on the front portion of the home. The covered porch features a standing seam metal roof with decorative boxed columns utilizing matching brick and trim. Multiple gables and varying window shapes add interest to the front façade. A decorative wing wall screens a portion of the front entry head-in/swing garage and a circle driveway in the front yard was removed, expanding the available landscape area. Along the front of the home, landscape beds were planted with ground cover and seasonal color while a mature tree was maintained.
105 Thompson Drive • Lowderman Residence
This original 1950s Heights Park home was demolished to make way for a modern Hill Country style home featuring high plate lines, limestone façade, standing seam metal roof, contemporary windows, and an opaque glazed metal garage door. The covered patio creates architectural interest by off-setting the façade and roof line. Anchored by mature trees, the front yard landscape was supplemented with drought tolerant material.
405 Ridge Crest Drive • Moreno Residence
Built to replace a 1960s home in Canyon Creek, this traditional 2-story brick home features a porch with columns and a unique curved standing seam metal roof. The second-story gables utilize half round Hardi-shingles. An accessory building serving as a cabana is located along the front building line and connected to the home by a brick screening wall. The landscaping incorporates a variety of ground cover while preserving a large tree in the front yard.
2303 Custer Parkway • Oviatt Residence
Completed last year, this 2-story contemporary home features a cantilevered stone and stucco façade with clean lines and large floor to ceiling windows indicative of a modern style. The steeply sloped front yard was overhauled, including the removal of multiple hedge rows that were replaced with sod and a stone retaining wall matching the stone used on the home.
303 Overcreek Drive • Petersen Residence
This Canyon Creek home was completed in 2013 following demolition of the original home. The traditional style, two-story home features a brick and stone façade. Three gables on the front of the home in conjunction with a pitched, standing seam metal roof accents a covered porch that complements a recessed front door and decorative light fixtures. Updated landscaping that maintains a mature tree was also incorporated into the design.
331 Ridgehaven Place • Robins Residence
This 1960s home in Canyon Creek was demolished and reconstructed in 2014. The 2-story brick home features a covered porch utilizing standing seam metal with decorative cedar columns and shutters. Also featured are one and two-story gables with a Juliet balcony. Updated landscaping, incorporating a variety of shrubs and seasonal color were planted to complement the existing trees in the front yard.
2510 Big Horn Drive • Russell Residence
This 1960s Canyon Creek home was remodeled in 2014 to provide an updated look for this mid-century modern style home. Updates include removal of an indoor pool with a complete alteration of the roof pitch. The exterior and trim have been repainted and updated windows extend the height of the wall at the front entry. The front door was replaced and is complemented by a horizontal cedar slat wall that adds to the modern feel of the home. Existing trees in the front yard were maintained and accented with large rocks, while a staggered concrete block walkway leads visitors from the sidewalk to the front door.
2400 E. Prairie Creek Drive • Samber Residence
Since they purchased it in 2010, the owners have been remodeling this 1970s Canyon Creek home. Updates include the addition of upgraded windows, a repainted exterior, and replacement of the front door. The front yard landscaping was overhauled, including the removal of old ground cover and the addition of a tiered, stone wall accented with shrubs and ground cover to give the home a fresh look. The updated landscaping accents a stairway that leads from the sidewalk through the circle driveway to the front door.
445 Crestover Circle • Walder Residence
This 1960s home in Canyon Creek was torn down and rebuilt in 2014. The home is a 2-story brick home with a stone wainscot. A standing seam metal roof complements a covered porch featuring decorative cedar columns atop brick and stone bases. Cedar shutters frame many of the windows and three gables add articulation to the roof. Updated landscape beds lined with stone were installed with various types of ground cover. Two existing mature shade trees have been maintained, including an existing canopy tree that is incorporated within the landscape beds and another on the other side of the front yard.
323 Robin Way • Wyatt Residence
Completed in early 2014, the Wyatt family’s remodel of this 1960s Canyon Creek home to a bungalow style home features the addition of a second story, along with gables and dormers clad with Hardi-panel siding and a small covered front porch. Updated landscaping complements the mature trees that were maintained.
920 Beechwood Drive
Inspired by Bill Harrison’s Atlanta version of a famed Aymar Embury 1920s French Norman home, the owners worked with builder Fairview Custom Homes and landscape architect AquaTerra to adapt the design to the Richardson community. The home honors the lines, proportion and details from the period. Hardscape features include a crushed stone approach with cobblestone paver accents and a Fairfield-conceived slurry overlay driveway with modified Flemish bond brick pattern.
1225 Alma Road • Collins Center
The Fobare Company has a long history within the community of providing enriching, high-quality projects. Their recent remodel of this 1963 office building reinforces that reputation. Highlights of the remodel include the changing of the facades from metal panels to a combination of brick and stone. Primary entrances are covered by a metal awning, and are further accentuated by large stone blades that are off-set from the building. The addition of large areas of glazing gives the building an updated look while providing natural light to the interior space. Hardscape site improvements, including an expansion of available parking and new pedestrian walkways, are balanced with a significant upgrade to the landscaping, including parking lot screening shrubs and the preservation of several established trees on the site.
1050 N. Central Expressway • Ten 50 BBQ
Originally constructed in 1960, this former K&G Warehouse building was completely renovated last year to create a Texas-style BBQ restaurant. The design creates the architecture of a 1930s brick industrial building with additions that give it the feel of an old Texas smokehouse. Site elements include the addition of the requisite smokestack and fire pits for authentic barbecue, metal awnings, and a driving aisle that provides circulation through the site.