Placemaking & Public Spaces

Placemaking & Public Spaces Policy

Plano will create memorable and unique public spaces to enhance community character and build neighborhood identity. 
Placemaking & Public Spaces Action Statements

Evaluate the cost and other resources needed to create active programming in parks and along
trails to create multiuse destinations that support both formal and informal activities.     
Participate with national PARKing Day where artists, designers and citizens transform parking
spots into temporary public parks. 
Create a public space activation guide that provides guidance to the city and developers on
activating public spaces.
Identify areas for food truck events. 
Explore the addition of complementary facilities on the Plano Event Center site or surrounding
properties that would enhance its ability to attract regional and national events. 
Evaluate current facilities in terms of hosting regional and national events which could attract
visitors to the city and determine the costs required to complete the necessary improvements. 
Review development regulations every two years to ensure building design requirements
support and encourage public spaces.
Coordinate with the Historic Downtown Plano Association to create active programming for
McCall Plaza. 

Supporting Materials and Resources
Plano Centre
Parks and Recreation Master Plan