Peter Braster has served as the City of Plano’s Director of Special Projects since 2015. Located in the Office of the City Manager, the Special Projects position bridges economic development and real estate development in Plano, with the goal to find and add value in each special project, keeping Plano the city of excellence.
Mr. Braster will lead Plano’s effort to develop 40-acres of city owned land surrounding the Plano Event Center, Plano’s 86,400 square foot event space located in Collin County’s sole Opportunity Zone.
In addition to his activities in Plano’s Opportunity Zone, Mr. Braster oversees the ongoing redevelopment of Downtown Plano; is the ombudsman for special projects that include Legacy West, and the Cotton Belt Regional Rail Corridor Project, and leads the City’s retail redevelopment program – the first project being the Collin Creek Mall.
Mr. Braster has over 30 years of public and private experience. He began his career in civil engineering by working on large transportation projects including several highway, airport, and light rail systems in New York and California. Peter is a member of the Urban Land Institute, the North Texas Urban Land Institute TOD Product Council, and the International Economic Development Council.