Richard Luedke - Director of Community Development, Town of Argyle

Richard Luedke currently serves as Planning Manager for the city of Lewsiville where he overseas all long range planning activities and manages the development process for current projects. Richard Luedke previously served as the Director of Community Development for the Town of Argyle, Texas.  Before coming to Argyle in 2009, Mr. Luedke served as Planning and Development Manager for the Citiy of Keller, Texas for 10 years.  From 1993 to 1998 Mr. Luedke worked for the City of Wichita Fallas, Texas as Senior Planner.
 
He received a Bachelor of Environmental Design in 1991 from Texas A&M University and a Master of Urban Planning in 1993, also from Texas A&M University.  He became a member of the American Planning Association in 1991 and earned his American Institue of Certified Planners certification in 1996.
 
In 2002, Mr. Luedke was elected Director Elect of the Midwest Section of the Texas Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA Texas).   He subsequently served as Director and Past Director for the Midwest Section in 2003 and 2004 respectively.  Currently, Mr. Luedke holds the position of Professional Development Officer (PDO) with APA Texas, a position he has held since 2009.
 
With 21 years of experience as a professional planner, Mr. Luedke has been extensively involved with the adoption and implementation of the Wichita Falls Comprehensive Plan Update in 1998 and the Keller Future Land Use Plan Update in 2000.  Mr. Luedke was also responsible for compiling several major sections of the Keller Unified Development Code.  Likewise, Mr. Luedke created the Town Development Standards for the Town of Argyle in 2010.  This document combined the zoning ordinance, subdivision ordinance, sign ordinance, oil and gas drilling and production standards ordinance along with a new tree preservation ordinance into one comprehensive development ordinance.  Mr. Luedke has worked on updates to the Argyle Town Development Standards to implement the form-based standards of the Argyle Comprehensive Plan, which was adopted in 2009.
 
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