Scott Polikov, FAICP

President of Gateway Planning, Scott Polikov is a national leader in harnessing the Economics of Place.  Now a town planner, Scott started his professional life with Patton Boggs, practicing law in Washington, D.C.  Returning to Texas, Scott was appointed by the City of Austin to serve on the Capital Metro Transportation Board and represented the transit authority on the Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) Board.  Alarmed that CAMPO’s Long Range Transportation plan ignored development patterns in a sustainable way, Scott changed careers and established Gateway Planning to focus on walkable mixed-use places and the economics to create them.  


Fifteen years later, Scott was selected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners (FAICP) for his contribution to the planning profession by instilling the public interest into his private work, and a focus on development implementation in his public work.


Totaling more than $5 Billion in constructed neighborhoods and $3 Billion in context sensitive infrastructure, Gateway Planning’s notable work includes leading the urban design analysis for Dallas CityMap—a 50-year plan for the reinvention of Dallas’ urban highway corridors, as well as the redevelopment plans and FBC’s for many historic downtowns such as Owensboro, Kentucky, Rogers, Arkansas and downtown McKinney, Texas, which Money Magazine underscored as the primary reason it named McKinney Number 1 Best Places to Live in America in 2014.


In addition, Gateway Planning led the form-based planning and rezoning of the Bush Station Area on the DART Light Rail Line in Richardson, Texas, setting the stage for the 5-million square foot mixed-use CityLine Development anchored by the new State Farm Headquarters.  Along with team member Psomas, Gateway Planning led the planning and zoning in Riverton City, Utah for the 700-acre Mountain View Village TOD owned by Suburban Land Reserve (LDS Church) on the future extension of the TRAX light rail system south of Daybreak.  Also, Gateway Planning led the birth of Heritage Creekside in Plano, Texas, a 130-acre mixed use corporate village for the Rosewood Property Company.

Scott formerly served on the national boards for the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) and the Form-Based Codes Institute (FBCI).  He also chaired the TxDOT Urban Thoroughfares Committee, spearheading Texas as the first state to adopt the ITE/CNU Manual for Walkable Urban Thoroughfares.






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