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Ian Lockwood

Cindy Roller

Emily Glass, who has now relinquished the title of Sulphur Springs mayor to John Sellers, says the city has undertaken a new comprehensive plan, building on the success of the city's revitalized downtown, known as "Celebration Plaza."  The original planner of the downtown project, Ian Lockwood of Toole Design, recently returned to help formulate the 20-year comprehensive plan.

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Commerce Mayor Wyman Williams says the city has a deal with Toole Design and Ian Lockwood, the person behind the revitalization of downtown Sulphur Springs.  Lockwood and his team will be in Commerce July 10-13 and August 7-10 to meet with citizens and to formulate a comprehensive plan for the city.  Texas A&M University-Commerce is participating in the effort.  On another topic, the city is looking for a finance director to replace Brady Olson, who has left for another position.

After the renovations to Main Street Sulphur Springs, Texas
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Ian Lockwood of Toole Design Group was back at the drawing board this week for the City of Sulphur Springs. Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell brought Lockwood on in 2007 as the designing force behind the successful renovations to downtown and Celebration District and Plaza.

Celebration Plaza will be the focus of downtown workshops.
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Celebration Plaza will be the highlight of the upcoming downtown workshops.

Downtown Sulphur Springs will be featured as part of the 23rd Congress For New Urbanism’s (CNU) National Conference. Sulphur Springs will provide an afternoon tour, discussion regarding code enforcement and downtown properties. The tour speaker will be Ian Lockwood, who is recognized in sustainable transportation and urban design as well as Sulphur Springs City Manager Marc Maxwell, who in his 20 years has overseen the $6.5 million revitalization of the central commercial district.