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Garland Idea Book Continues to Earn Accolades!

The City of Garland’s Residential Idea Book has been recognized as a 2013 Urban Design Award winner by the Greater Dallas Planning Council.

The Garland Residential Idea Book received the Dream Study Award. The Idea Book advances the Envision Garland 2030 Comprehensive Plan by providing resources and support to neighborhood residents in their efforts to update aging housing stock and to promote the City's goals for neighborhood vitality. The Idea Book provides practical information for home improvements, and identifies steps residents can take to maintain the condition of their homes and neighborhoods. It also enhances each neighborhood's ability to maintain existing community character well into the future.

Earlier this year, the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association awarded the Idea Book an Honorable Mention for project planning. The Residential Idea Book can be downloaded from the City of Garland’s online Development & Permitting Center, or obtained from the Planning and Building Inspection Departments.

Meanwhile, Garland has kicked off its next Idea Book project – this time focusing on water and energy efficiency. To help make the 2014 Idea Book a success, Garland residents are urged to take a short, online survey about what they’d like to see in the new edition. Click here to take the survey.