Viva Laredo Comprehensive Plan



The Project Team was led by Frank Rotnofsky, Viviana Frank, Mario Peña, AIA, and Diana Pena of Frank/ Hickey-Peña Architects, a joint venture, with Dover Kohl Planners, who provided the expertise to navigate through each phase promptly.

The Comprehensive Plan process was interactive, bilingual and included a 10-day charrette and other workshops in multiple areas throughout the city. During the charrettes, the team was able to talk to over 1400 studio visitors, meeting attendees, and hands-on participants. Many people followed the project on its website or took part in online conversations and polling in the project’s virtual town hall. Newspaper, television, and web coverage of the project was extensive.

The Congress for New Urbanism (CNU) Merit Award for excellence in urban design, placemaking, and community building for the Viva Laredo Comprehensive Plan.


Client: City of Laredo
Location: Laredo, TX
Date of Completion: 2017

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