Development Excellence For the future of North Central Texas

Leadership Award for New Development

Addison Circle 

Addison Circle has brought density and a sense of community to Addison, Texas. Located in a northern suburb of Dallas, the 80-acre mixed-use project is the result of a public/private partnership between the developer, landowner, and the town of Addison. Designed by a team of planners, architects, and landscape architects, Addison Circle ultimately will tally some 3,000 plus dwelling units intermixed with neighborhood retail, parks, and civic space, as well as up to four million square feet of offices and commercial uses. At about 60 dwelling units per acre (net), the mostly rental project is more than twice as dense as the typical north Dallas garden apartment project. Yet, Addison Circle has a sense of place and community not often seen in the typical new development.

The outcome of this project has been a sustainable, integrated, mixed-use residential development that serves as a vibrant center for the community and a blueprint for other future projects. The city manager has described the project as, ".the next important step for our town.The District links new housing with employment opportunities and also existing civic uses. The new public use areas are a wonderful addition to our community and will provide a more defined setting for special events."

The jury praised Addison Circle, saying: 

Through the collaboration of the City of Addison and private investors, a true urban place has been created within what was once a placeless "edge city" environment. A consistent scale, sensitive use of coordinated materials, well planned open spaces, carefully hidden parking, and ground level retail -- all contribute to the overall success of this development. It is a demonstration that apartment living in a lively, walkable neighborhood can succeed in a suburban marketplace. Completion of the projected plan and connection to a future DART line will enhance this development even more.

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