Location: Addison, Texas. Edge city to Dallas
Addison Circle is a prime example of a sustainable high-density mixed-use urban neighborhood within a classic "edge city" setting. The 80-acre planned development district is the result of a public/private initiative designed to develop a residential base in support of restaurant/entertainment business and to create a focal point for community life. Several distinctive design elements characterize the development. The framework is a district-wide pedestrian-friendly street grid. The area is zoned for 3,000-rental and owned mid-rise residences on the interior, and 4 million square feet of residential and commercial space fronting the Dallas Tollway. The layering and mixing of uses encourages street life and self-policing of the area, as residences overlook public streets and parks. Standards are set for landscaping, exterior materials, building scale and parking. Open space works at both a neighborhood and community level, and includes parks, jogging trails, and a large public space for town-sponsored special events. Phases one through three have been completed, with planning for later phases underway.
Transect Zone(s): T3 sub-urban.
Project or Plan's Scale: District
Features: Live/work, Mixed uses, Transit oriented development.
Land area (in acres): 80
Total built area (in sq. ft.):
Total project cost (in local currency):
Retail area (in sq. ft.): 80000
Office area (in sq. ft.): 200000
Industrial area (in sq. ft.):
Number of hotel units:
Number of residential units (include live/work): 3000
Parks & green space (in acres):
Residential types: High-rise, Mid-rise/loft, Live/work.
Project team designers: RTKL Associates, Inc.
Project team developers: Various
Previous site status:
Starting/Ending date of construction/implementation: -