Peters and Associates, Architects, P.C.

ULI Gerald D. Hines Competition

Dallas, Texas. The competition problem was to propose a master land use plan for a 464-acre study area in the Cedars neighborhood, immediately south of downtown Dallas and propose an urban design for the study area. A Master Land Use Plan was developed and urban design characteristics were incorporated to give the entire neighborhood a singular identity.

Connectivity was the key to revitalizing the Cedars neighborhood. Connecting Cedars with the surrounding neighborhoods was necessary for this area to flourish. Three nodes provide the backbone for growth and revitalization. One of our defining goals was to recreate the neighborhood as walkable and environmentally sensitive. The focus was on the heavy utilization of the public transit options available, while also improving on them.

One of our defining goals was to recreate the neighborhood as walkable and environmentally sensitive. Interconnectedness was a primary concern. Bike trails and dedicated bike lanes were established as an integral part of the neighborhood.

A number of existing buildings were reused to add value by protecting the industrial and residential heritage of the neighborhood. Wherever possible we decided to reuse existing buildings. The adaptive reuse of buildings will ensure that the neighborhood retains remnants of its historic past, while adding to the vibrancy and individuality of the neighborhood.

To view the competition submittal visit the following website: http://www.petersarchitects.com/uli/uli.pdf