As more and more Kings Ridge homes shine bright at night for the holiday season, the timing couldn’t be more fitting than for the new lighting project around the south pond to add distinguished character to our slice of heaven along the western gateway of Plano.

The Kings Ridge board of directors recently approved an LED lighting project around the south pond that involves 22 commercial grade LED lights.

The lights were installed in recent days and serve two main goals. The first is to enhance the beautification of the area with lighting so it can be enjoyed by the community at night. The second is to enhance security around the pond by lighting the area to make it a safer place to visit after dark.

The project was filed with the City of Plano under their “Beautification Grants” and Kings Ridge was awarded with the highest award/monies allowed under the program, $10,000, or about one third of the total project cost.

Special thanks to neighbor Lisa Williams who collected multiple vendor quotes and presented them to the board of directors. She also oversaw preparing and presenting the Plano Beautification Grant application, vendor contract management, and the installation of the lighting.

The lights are on a photocell and come on at dusk and go off at dawn so there is no messing with a clock or timer. The vendor that manages maintenance in the pond has ordered a special replacement bulb for one of the lights that accents the fountain spray.

As we have heard over the years from neighbors, people move to Kings Ridge for many reasons. Several are in direct line with the City of Plano BEST Neighborhood Program that has awarded Kings Ridge its Platinum BEST status twice for our focus on Beauty, Engagement, Safety and Thriving environment.