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ULINT Impact Awards Spotlights the Region’s Leading Developments!


The ULI North Texas 3rd Annual Impact Awards took place on October 3rd at Union Station in downtown Dallas.  The night was exquisite, filled with education, competition, camaraderie, and lively discussion!


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The ULI North Texas Impact Awards were given in the following 4 categories:


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. Finalists: Toyota North America Headquarters in Plano, submitted by KDC, and the Walsh development in Fort Worth, submitted by Republic Property Group.  WINNER: Crescent’s McKinney & Olive building designed by Pelli Clark Pelli.


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. Finalists: The Statler, submitted by Centurion American Asset Management Company, and The Canals at Grand Park in Frisco, submitted by TBG Partners. WINNER: the Village of Rowlett, submitted jointly by the City of Rowlett and CATALYST Urban Development.


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. Finalists: Shake Shack at the Crescent, designed by The Beck Group and the renovation of the historic Rose Garden at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, submitted by Bennet Benner Partners. WINNER: Eagle Family Plaza at the Dallas Museum of Art by Morrison Dilworth + Walls.


Next Big Idea:  Seeks innovative ideas that can positively impact the region’s quality of life, such as improving 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? Finalists: Opal J Smith North Texas Food Bank, presented by HKS, and Gensler’s design for the Klyde Warren Park Promenade. WINNER: The Statler Corridor presented by Merriam Anderson Architects. 
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