Impact Awards 2017: Annoucing the Vision Award Honoree!

OCTOBER 3, 2017


Impact Awards 2017: Annoucing the Vision Award Honoree!

ULI North Texas is excited to announce our

2017 Vision Award honoree:

Herb Weitzman

Herb Weitzman is the Executive Chairman of The Weitzman Group.

Herb Weitzman is the Executive Chairman of Weitzman.

We will celebrate the career and community commitment of Herb Weitzman at our 3rd annual Impact Awards Gala, being held on October 3rd at Union Station.


Proceeds from the Impact Awards benefit the educational programs and volunteer outreach of ULI of North Texas. ULI’s mission is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in sustaining and creating thriving communities worldwide.


In addition to the Vision Award, ULI will present Impact Awards in 4 distinct categories.  Applications for these awards are reviewed by a jury of experienced ULI members from across the US and representing multiple disciplines within real estate. Applications are available on our website, and are due on June 28th, 2017.  Submissions are accepted for any of the categories below:

Innovation: Recognizes originality and creativity in design, placemaking, support for transit use, green techniques, financing (including public/private partnerships), innovative land use or community planning, or other development features.

Influence:  Seeks a project, policy or program that creates a positive impact beyond its immediate borders or catalyzes the development of the surrounding community, resulting in a lasting positive effect on the built environment.

Public Place:  Highlights a public sector, non-profit, public/private partnership or privately funded project providing the public enhanced civic, open or public space access or experiences.

Next Big Idea:  Submissions do not have to be completed projects! We seek innovative ideas that can positively impact the region’s quality of life, such as improving the quality of the built environment, the way in which planning and development are conducted, construction affordability, financing or other aspects of development.  What would make our region more resilient? More enjoyable?

OUR 2017 finalists…

Influence Award: 

  • The Canals at Grand Park, submitted by TBG
  • The Statler Hotel and Residences, submitted by Centurion American Asset Management
  • Village of Rowlett, submitted by the City of Rowlett and Catalyst Development

Innovation Award: 

  • McKinney & Olive, submitted by Crescent Real Estate
  • Toyota North American Headquarters, submitted by KDC
  • Walsh, submitted by Republic Property Group

Public Places Award: 

  • Eagle Family Plaza at the Dallas Museum of Art, submitted by Hocker Design Group
  • The Fort Worth Botanic Garden’s Municipal Rose Garden Restoration, submitted by Bennett Benner Partners
  • Shake Shack at the Crescent Pavilion, submitted by The Beck Group

The Next Big Idea Award:

  • Klyde Warren Park Promenade, submitted by Gensler
  • Opal J. Smith North Texas Food Bank, submitted by HKS
  • The Statler Corridor, submitted by Merriman Anderson Architects



2016 Impact Award Honorees included:

Influence Award Winner:
Prestwick STEM Academy
Submitted by Matthews Southwest

Innovation Award Winner:
Old Parkland Campus
Submitted by The Beck Group & GFF

Public Place Award Winner:
Tarrant County College Trinity East Campus
Submitted by Bennett Benner Partners

The Next Big Idea Winner:
North Texas to Houston High Speed Rail
Submitted by Texas Central

Inspiration Award Winner:
Rogers Road Pavilion (Woodshed Smokehouse)
Submitted by Bennett Benner Partners