Director of Development Services Michael Spicer will officially retire July 31. Spicer joined the City of Richardson in July 2011 and his retirement will conclude nearly 40 years of working in public service.

During his tenure with the City of Richardson, Spicer oversaw the creation of:

  • Rezoning for the approximately 1,200-acre area now known as the Richardson Innovation Quarter, or Richardson IQ®
  • The Form-Based Code that led to the development of CityLine and other developments near the CityLine/Bush DART Station
  • The planning for the redevelopment of the Main Street/Central Expressway area

Samuel Chavez, Assistant Director of Development Services, has been appointed as interim director of the department effective Aug. 1.