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Downtown West Redesign Proposal Features Plenty Of Water, Shade Trees, Engaging Interactive Components
Jul23

Downtown West Redesign Proposal Features Plenty Of Water, Shade Trees, Engaging Interactive Components

Toole Design Group unveiled a Downtown West redesign proposal Thursday evening to a room of about 40-50 people. The plan includes use of water, shade and engaging interactive components for individuals, families and children. The project likely will be completed in stages over the course of several years due to the cost and large scale of the project which will require redirecting the storm water drain system to travel north/south...

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Downtown West Redesign Reveal Scheduled Tonight At The Grays Building
Jul22

Downtown West Redesign Reveal Scheduled Tonight At The Grays Building

After three days of gathering community input and ideas, the Toole Design Group team spent last night and will spend today working on a redesign plan for Downtown West, the City of Sulphur Springs’ latest downtown improvement project. Tonight, Ian Lockwood and the Toole Design team will reveal their Downtown West redesign concept. Ian Lockwood and the Tool Design Group team, along with city officials, greet community members...

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Planning Meeting Set July 19, Charette Slated July 20-22  With Lockwood, TDG For Downtown West Planning
Jul13

Planning Meeting Set July 19, Charette Slated July 20-22 With Lockwood, TDG For Downtown West Planning

They’re back!  Ian Lockwood with Toole Design Group is returning to Sulphur Springs with his team of urban design professionals to conduct another planning charrette, only this time for Downtown West. Ian Lockwood during a previous community meeting Downtown West is the area loosely bounded by Mulberry, Rogers/Magnolia and Van Sickle streets and the Kansas City Southern railroad tracks. The...

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Sulphur Springs Turns Page On New Chapter With Downtown West Planning
Jul20

Sulphur Springs Turns Page On New Chapter With Downtown West Planning

The City of Sulphur springs turned the page Monday on a new chapter in downtown development, with the start of planning for Downtown West, which Ian Lockwood of Toole Design Group calls “the next step in the evolution of downtown.” Downtown West is the area loosely bounded by Mulberry, Rogers/Magnolia and Van Sickle streets and the Kansas City Southern railroad tracks. Downtown West community planning meeting, July...

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City Council Approves Rezoning Requests, Grant Application, Hears Project Updates
Jun03

City Council Approves Rezoning Requests, Grant Application, Hears Project Updates

Sulphur Springs City Council approved rezoning requests and a grant application for a new project this week. City Finance Director reports March sales tax numbers were up. Rezoning Requests The city council approved on second and final reading ordinances granting rezoning requests from Larry and Linda Evans and Chuck Sickles during the the regular council meeting on June 1, 2021. The Evans asked that their property at 1340 South...

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Planners Receive Rudy Bruner Award of Excellence For Downtown Revitalization
Oct08

Planners Receive Rudy Bruner Award of Excellence For Downtown Revitalization

City To Use $10,000 To Provide WiFi Downtown Rudy Bruner Award of Excellence Presentation Ceremony, Oct. 5, 2019, Celebration Plaza The city manger, designer, business alliance, veterans memorial committee, city officials and county judge were recognized over the weekend for their innovative work in revitalizing downtown, making it a thriving destination for tourists and community events. Earlier this year, the city was notified the...

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City To Use $10,000 Bruner Silver Award Funding To Provide WiFi Downtown
Jul03

City To Use $10,000 Bruner Silver Award Funding To Provide WiFi Downtown

By the end of the year patrons of Celebration Plaza and the downtown area could be enjoying free Internet, thanks to a $10,000 Rudy Bruner Award. The city was nominated for the national award by Ian Lockwood of Toole Design Group, the design engineer behind the downtown revitalization project. From among many cities nominated across the country, Sulphur Springs was named a finalist for a Rudy Bruner Award. “The Rudy Bruner Award...

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Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report June 6, 2017
Jun07

Sulphur Springs City Manager’s Report June 6, 2017

Sulphur Springs City Manager presented his report for May activity to the Sulphur Springs City Council during Tuesday night’s June regular session. LOCUST STREET – The utility work (water, sewer, gas) is complete.  Cement stabilization is complete and concrete work continues to progress from north to south. The concrete work is approximately 40% complete. MOORE STREET – Utility work continues on Moore Street.  The Capital...

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Over 200 Attend City’s Comprehensive Plan Discussion
May23

Over 200 Attend City’s Comprehensive Plan Discussion

Approximately 200 citizens of Sulphur Springs arrived early Monday evening at the Hopkins County Civic Center to discuss the Comprehensive Plan for the city. Ian Lockwood of Toole Design Group will lead the four person team that is working with city staff and residents in developing the plan that will replace a 20-year old plan that, according to City Manager Marc Maxwell, is now outdated due to growth in the city. Lockwood, who...

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Budget Set, Master Plan Commissioned; Part of Litigation Settled; Sidewalk Grant Sought
Sep28

Budget Set, Master Plan Commissioned; Part of Litigation Settled; Sidewalk Grant Sought

It took less than 30 minutes for the Sulphur Springs City Council to race through and approve all items on their 17 item agenda the last Tuesday night in September. The meeting takes the place of the council’s October regular session. The council will be attending a state-wide conference for city councils during the week of usually reserved for their October meeting. Toole Design was approved to begin in October and take four to five...

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