Cottonwood Bend Program (PILOT)

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 about this project, email Senior Planner Barry Cram or call 214.509.4181.

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!
  1. Family plays jumbo Connect 4

    Block Party Photos!

    Cottonwood Bend Estates hosted a block party in conjunction with the City’s Community Enhancement Department on Oct. 8. Approximately 400 people came out for food, fun and fellowship.
  2. 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.

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 Program

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

    Barry Cram, Senior Planner
    214.509.4181
    Email