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Scott Polikov, FAICP
Expert at Achieving
Urban-Scale Development Within Suburbia

Places for People with Economies for the Future

  • $12-billion on the ground

  • McKinney, Texas named "Money Mag’s #1 Best Place to Live" – led Downtown Redevelopment

  • Former Director, Texas Alternative Fuels Program – First Clean Fuels office in U.S.

A Lifetime of Excellence

Starting as a D.C. lawyer with Patton Boggs, Scott founded and led Gateway Planning Group’s national practice from Dallas-Fort Worth prior to joining Urban Innovators. 


Scott’s downtown and urban-suburban masterplans and form-based codes became legendary for the scale of walkable economic development implemented by more than 50 cities and developers including CenterCal, Craig International, KDC and Rosewood Properties. 


Here are some articles that feature Scott as a Real Estate leader in his home base of North Texas.

  • Commercial Rejuvenation

  • Real Estate Value Creation

  • Innovative Finance

  • CSS Highway Rejuvenation

  • Integrating Equity into Real Estate

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How DFW is a Leader in Real Estate Innovation

DFW designers are leading a tsunami of change.

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Helping Suburbs Become Towns Again

Proof that it works! 
-- By Scott Polikov

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-- By Scott Polikov

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  • Congressional advisor on integrating walkable land use with federal infra funding

  • Former Board Member

    • ​Capital Metropolitan Transit Authority, (Austin, TX)

    • Capital Area MPO (Greater Austin, TX)

    • Congress for the New Urbanism

  • Driehaus Form-Based Zoning Award

  • Kentucky Colonels - Commissioned by Gov. S. Beshear for Downtown Owensboro Redevelopment

Project Examples
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CityLine/State Farm – A TOD Employment Center


Commodore Preston – A "Missing Middle" Neighborhood


Craig Ranch – Home of Byron Nelson Golf Classic


Fort Worth Chisholm Trail Parkway – Context-Sensitive Tollway


Heritage Creekside – A Rosewood Neighborhood


Downtown McKinney, Texas – Money Mag's
#1 Best Place to Live


Mountain View Village – a Destination for Wasatch Front’s South Valley


Renaissance Rossford –  a Clean Energy Community


Texas A&M San Antonio – a Second Flagship Campus for the A&M System

Education and History
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  • Masters of Science, Community & Regional Planning, UT Austin School of Architecture

  • Juris Doctor, University of Texas School of Law

  • BBA Finance, UT Austin McCombs School of Business

  • Urban Retail, Harvard GSD Executive Education Program

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