Southlake Town Square was named a Great Public Space by the American Planning Association Texas Chapter for 2020.
The award recognizes the great neighborhoods, streets and public spaces in Texas and how perfect planning is key to creating a space for people to work and play.
“Southlake Town Square is proof that our thoughtful planning by City leaders and citizens throughout the years has led to exceeding the expectations of our residents and visitors,” City of Southlake Senior Director of Planning and Development Services Ken Baker said. “We’re very proud to be recognized for the community’s hard work and delivering memorable experiences.”
Even during social distancing, as businesses, residents and visitors face limited choices and options, Town Square remains a place for people to take out a bite to eat or spend some time walking around and enjoying one of the six parks.
Southlake Town Square was created as a 130-acre downtown. The area has parks, open space, retail and office buildings, Town Hall and residential buildings, and also serves as a community gathering place, hosting events such as Stars and Stripes, Art in the Square and Home for the Holidays.
The first phase of the project opened in 1999, with the second and third phases opening in 2006.