Friday, March 20, 2015

Dallas’ Katy Trail and downtown Plano developments among projects honored

Dallas' Katy Trail was among four North Texas projects honored by the Urban Land Institute's local chapter. (Kye R. Lee/The Dallas Morning News)
Dallas’ Katy Trail was among four North Texas projects honored by the Urban Land Institute’s local chapter. (Kye R. Lee/The Dallas Morning News)
Dallas’ popular Katy Trail is one of four North Texas projects to be honored by the Urban Land Institute’s North Texas chapter.
The real estate and design industry organization presented its first annual Impact awards Thursday night in Dallas.
The Katy Trail won the ULI’s award for the top Public Place.
Downtown Plano’s mixed-use Transit Village was honored for turning the city’s old downtown into a transit-oriented, pedestrian-friendly neighborhood.
And Hillwood Residential’s new Harvest community north of Fort Worth got the ULI innovation award for it’s “live smart” principles and environmentally friendly development.
The Trinity River Vision Authority won the ULI’s “Next Big Idea” award for its planned Panther Island development adjacent to downtown Fort Worth.
The ULI also honored Dallas businessman H. Ross Perot and his son, real estate developer and investor Ross Perot Jr., for their lifelong contribution to the North Texas real estate business.
Steve Brown, The Dallas Morning News