Celina Trails Master Plan
Norris Design’s Dallas office presented the draft 2019 Celina Trails Master Plan last night at a public meeting with a number of citizens from the community in attendance. The presentation outlined the city’s planned network of greenbelt trails, thoroughfare trails, bike facilities, signage and amenities. Attendees were excited to learn about the potential for added connectivity as the city continues to rapidly develop new neighborhoods, schools and commercial areas. The project is in the adoption process with final City Council approval set for mid-March 2019.
Celina is a rapidly growing community in the far northern limits of the greater DFW Metroplex. At the core of the City is a charming downtown square made up of brick–paved streets, a central green, rows of stores and the smell of barbeque. Expanding outward from there, the landscape changes to a mixture of pastoral farmland, ranches and new neighborhood developments.
This plan studies the changing character of Celina, public opinion relative to trails and connectivity, natural and manmade features, future thoroughfares and significant historical elements that will shape the development of trails. Creek corridors are of the utmost importance in the plan as they are continuous linear routes that reach throughout the City, allowing users access to many destinations. The City’s planned thoroughfares have also been designed to accommodate pedestrians and cyclists with safe and user–friendly sidepaths and bike lanes. Additional components of the trail network include amenities such as trailheads, wayfinding signage and monumentation. An implementation plan sets forth the five initial trail connections for the City to focus on constructing over a ten–year period.SEE MORE ND PARKS & RECREATION WORK