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The IQ®

The Richardson IQ® is in the local and national spotlight as a hot spot for growth and innovation. Read the latest news and stay up-to-date on developments in The IQ®.

Awards and Recognition

The robust planning effort for the Richardson Innovation Quarter has been recognized by regional, state, and international organizations.

  • 2019 American Planning Association – Texas Chapter Economic Development Award – IQ Vision Study
  • 2019 North Texas – CLIDE Public Policy & Planning Award – IQ Vision Study
  • 2019 Greater Dallas Planning Council – Unbuilt Dream Planning Award – IQ Vision Study
  • 2020 American Planning Association – Texas Chapter Best Practice Award – IQ Form Based Zoning Code
  • 2020 International Economic Development Council – Special Event Award – IQ Block Party Event for the Form Based Zoning Code
  • 2021 North Texas – CLIDE Public Policy & Planning Award – IQ Form Based Zoning Code

2021 News

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Richardson Lures Another Tenant for its New Innovation Quarter

Dallas Morning News

August 2021

Texas Blockchain Council Establishes its Headquarters in the Richardson Innovation Quarter

Richardson Economic Development Partnership

August 2021

Redevelopment Projects in Richardson Designed to Help ‘The IQ®’ Grow

Community Impact News

July 2021

Richardson Innovation District Gains Tech Lab, Shared Workspace for Coding, Cosplaty, Creativity

Dallas Morning News

January 2021

Economic Development/Relocation Opportunities in Richardson

Dallas Business Journal

January 2021

Eight redevelopment projects pitched for inclusion in upcoming Richardson bond

Community Impact News

March 2021

City of Richardson and UT Dallas Form Powerful, On-Site Partnership in New “Headquarters” for Richardson Innovation Quarter

City of Richardson / UT Dallas

April 2021

Richardson and UT Dallas partner for new Innovation District hub

Dallas Morning News

April 2021

UT Dallas to Add a Bit of IQ to New Richardson Innovation Quarter

UT Dallas

April 2021

UT Dallas to Share Space with City in Richardson Innovation Quarter

Community Impact News

April 2021

UT Dallas Teams Up with City to Bring New Tech Center to Innovation District

CoStar

April 2021

UTD and UTSW Partner in New Research Facilities in The IQ

The Mercury

May 2021

Richardson IQ Provides Update

City of Richardson

June 2021

Richardson’s Innovation Quarter – aka The IQ – Is Making Big Moves as a Living Lab and Nerve Center

Dallas Innovates

June 2021

Richardson Begins Planning Redevelopment Around Arapaho Center Station

Community Impact News

June 2021

Team Applies Power to AI to Forecast Energy Supply, Demand

UT Dallas

July 2021

Richardson Earns Regional Development Excellence Award for Richardson IQ Form-Based Code

City of Richardson

July 2021

How North Texas Can Become a Top-Ranked National Technology Innovation Hub

Dallas Innovates

July 2021

New Innovation Quarter Taking Shape in Richardson, Texas

International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation

July 2021

City, DART Take the Next Step Toward TOD in Richardson’s Innovation Quarter

Dallas Area Rapid Transit Daily

July 2021

Center for Applied AI and Machine Learning (CAIML) Assists The IQ’s InfoVision to Develop Drove-Supported Inventory System

UT Dallas

July 2021

Center for Applied AI and Machine Learning (CAIML) Assists The IQ’s InfoVision to Develop Drove-Supported Inventory System

UT Dallas

July 2021

Center for Applied AI and Machine Learning (CAIML) Assists The IQ’s InfoVision to Develop Drove-Supported Inventory System

UT Dallas

July 2021

2020 News

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The IQ: Richardson Innovation District Unveils New Name and Branding

Dallas Innovates

January 2020

Revitalization on the horizon in Richardson’s Collins-Arapaho Innovation District

Community Impact News

January 2020

The IQ announced as new name for Richardson’s innovation district

Community Impact News

January 2020

City of Richardson sees Innovation Quarter key to continued growth

NTX Inno

September 2020

Nonprofit maker space TheLab.ms to become first new tenant in Richardson Innovation Quarter

Community Impact News

October 2020

Texas Start-Up Designs Backyard Workroom Innovative Shed Kit Creates Space for Remote Workers

Digital Journal

November 2020

2019 News

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Next Phase Begins on Collins/Arapaho Redevelopment

Richardson Today

January 2019

Collins/Arapaho District: Envisioning the Premier Tech Hub in Texas

Richardson Today

January 2019

City Staff Presents Plan to Implement Zoning Flexibility for Innovation District

Community Impact News

January 2019

Learn How Transit Can Grow a Community at Richardson’s Upcoming Block Party

DART News

May 2019

‘Premier Tech Hub in Texas’: Richardson Lays Tracks for Transit-Forward Innovation District

Dallas Innovates

June 2019

Better Block in a Box is Bringing Placemaking to Cities’ Doorsteps

Dallas Innovates

June 2019

City to Display Potential Collins Boulevard Improvements at Upcoming Innovation District Block Party

Community Impact News

June 2019

AARP Awards City of Richardson $15,200 Grant for Mobility Improvements

Community Impact News

July 2019

Kicking Off Richardson’s Innovation District

Better Block Blog

July 2019

Rezoning Richardson’s innovation district will unlock retail, housing and restaurant opportunities, consultants say

Community Impact News

July 2019

Five Cities Across the U.S. Names Winners in Degree® Deodorant “Made To Move” Grant Program

Forbes

September 2019

Richardson Creates a Land for Future Giants

D Magazine

October 2019

Four Days. Four Miles of Bike Lanes.

Better Block Blog

October 2019

Findings of Greenville Avenue lane reduction study presented to Richardson City Council

Community Impact News

November 2019

Influencing Long-Term Change in Richardson, Texas

Better Block Blog

December 2019

Rezoning of innovation district unanimously approved by Richardson City Council

Community Impact News

December 2019

2018 News

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Open House is May 23 for Public Input on East Collins/Arapaho Area

Richardson Today

May 2018

Public Imput Being Sought For East Collins/Arapaho Area

Richardson Today

June 2018

East Collins/Arapaho Area Public Meeting is October 24

Richardson Today

October 2018

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