Cottonwood Bend (PILOT)

Visit this webpage for the latest Cottonwood Bend project news and updates. If you have questions, email Senior Planner Barry Cram or call 214.509.4181.

In partnership with Cottonwood Bend neighbors, the City of Allen launched a pilot project to enhance entryway features and encourage conversations about future neighborhood projects.

For Non-HOA neighborhoods, the City recognizes there is no formal structure or funding mechanism to maintain shared spaces. Through the pilot project, these shared spaces receive enhancements by way of smaller, manageable projects. The City will assist with cost of some of the larger parts of the project, with neighborhood residents assisting with volunteer labor, ongoing maintenance, and planning the best block party the neighborhood has ever seen!

Easel displaying before and after photos of neighborhood project

Project timeline

Below is the pilot project timeline and expected action items associated with the process.

  • STEP ONE [COMPLETE]: Neighborhood meeting to collect feedback from residents
  • STEP TWO [COMPLETE]: City and Resident Committee finalize scope of project (work to be completed, City role, neighborhood role, timeline)
  • STEP THREE [COMPLETE]: Organize workday(s) for neighborhood residents
  • STEP FOUR [COMPLETE]: City coordinates implementation of City improvements
  • STEP FIVE [COMPLETE]: Celebrate project completion in fall 2022!

VIDEO: Building Community Pride

Volunteers partner with City staff to beautify Cottonwood Bend

Interactive map of Cottonwood Bend

View the neighborhood and surrounding area