Cottonwood Bend Pilot Program

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.

The City recognizes there is no formal structure or funding mechanism for maintaining shared spaces in Non-HOA neighborhoods. 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!

If you have questions, email Senior Planner David Powell or call 214.509.4180.

Exterior photo of a home and speed limit sign in the Cottonwood Bend neighborhood

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 [PENDING]: Celebrate project completion with block party or more!
  1. Exterior photo of a home and speed limit sign in the Cottonwood Bend neighborhood

    Project results: Cottonwood Bend enhancement

    Six neighborhood entrances were improved thanks to the partnership between neighborhood volunteers and City contracted vendors.
  2. Neighbors enjoying an outdoor block party

    Get involved: Help plan a neighborhood block party!

    Sign up to help celebrate the success of this beautification project. Volunteers will assist in planning a neighborhood-wide block party for all to attend.

VIDEO: Building Community Pride

Volunteers partner with City staff to beautify Cottonwood Bend

Interactive map of Cottonwood Bend

View the neighborhood and surrounding area

  1. Neighborhood Stabilization Pilot Program

    If you have questions or comments about this project, please contact:

    Erin Jones, Planning Manager