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the canals at grand park – frisco, texas

Imagine walkability and urban sensibilities in the heart of Frisco, Texas, with rental and home ownership opportunities for every stage of life. The Canals at Grand Park incorporates a compact urban form with complete streets — uncommon in rapidly growing Frisco — and was conceived through diverse stakeholder interaction to shape the guiding vision. A series of distinctive canals organizes the community, provides graceful character and facilitates effective stormwater conveyance — while delivering an engaging pedestrian experience.

client: Arcadia Realty

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crowdus street pop-up park – dallas, texas

The Crowdus Street pop-up park was a four-day tactical urbanism endeavor that showcased the great potential for urban renewal in a historic neighborhood undergoing a revitalization after years of neglect. Held during the 23rd annual meeting of the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU) in Dallas in April 2015, the temporary transformation focused on a four-block section of Crowdus Street, from Elm Street south to Canton Street, building on previous efforts, within the past few years, to redesign a smaller portion of Crowdus Street, between Elm and Indiana Streets, immediately north of the pop-up site. A robust public/private partnership including the City of Dallas, neighborhood organizations, local stakeholders, and Dallas-based design professionals, the Crowdus Street transformation was a truly inclusive effort that began with a design session including key neighborhood stakeholders as well as two community outreach events. The four-day event included a movie night, multiple musical performances, clowns and circus performers, live graffiti art and other engaging activities.

client: Deep Ellum Foundation

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hunter and cole ranch – denton, texas

Over a 24 month process TBG worked with Hillwood Communities and Stratford Development to help establish a new development corridor for the City of Denton. This western corridor was undevelopable based on the amount of public infrastructure that needed to be pulled across the city. The entitlements are for 6,400 acres and establish one Municipal Management District that can be divided into four for develop flexibility. The plan highlights were new land uses, updated development codes, public/private agreement for parks and open spaces/reduction of oil well sites and the creation of a conservation district for environmental sensitive areas.

client: Hillwood Communities and Stratford Development

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airline highway community park – baton rouge, louisiana

Unlike any park in southern Louisiana, the future Airline Highway Community Park is a 120-acre park that emphasizes green infrastructure practices and design for resilience and sustainability. The project team developed a master plan for Airline Highway Community Park that will not only implement stormwater management practices to help mitigate flood damage to adjacent properties in the watershed but provide the community and parish with a unique world class park with diversification of amenities. Established through a series of community engagement events, the initial park programming amenities include athletic fields, native meadows, picnic pavilions, a splash pad, adventure playground, amphitheater, kayak launch and hiking and nature trails.

client: BREC

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20ft wide – austin, texas

Imagine if downtown alleys were active, energized destinations with wide-reaching allure — for one weekend in April 2013, 20ft WIDE showcased their tremendous potential. For five days that spring, the alley on Ninth Street between Congress and Brazos was one of the most vibrant spots in downtown Austin thanks to the power of tactical urbanism. A large team of design professionals, artists, municipal commissions and university students integrated color, form, light, repurposed material and programmed events to activate a ubiquitous yet overlooked aspect of the urban cityscape. Music, arts and crafts, food, PechaKucha and storytelling drew hundreds of people, challenging conventional thinking about the role of downtown alleys. The project’s impact catalyzed creation of a Downtown Alley Master Plan.

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lubbock downtown park – lubbock, texas

Filling a great need for an iconic and vibrant hub of activity in the heart of the city, this new civic park space will serve as a multi-functional living room for Lubbock residents. While the City of Lubbock offers great parks and greenspaces, downtown has a dearth of spaces suitable for civic gatherings and recreation. The park was introduced through the Lubbock Downtown Master Plan update, building upon previous plans for the revitalization of Downtown Lubbock, and is intended to stimulate future mixed-use development. Elements for the space include a stage for public concerts, large gathering spaces, outdoor seating and a water feature.

client: City of Lubbock

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