on Dec 15, 2015
Dallas Trinity Parkway “Dream Team” Charrette
HR&A worked with a multidisciplinary team of designers, planners, architects, and engineers to refine a vision for Dallas’ Trinity Parkway.
In early 2015, Mayor Rawlings of Dallas invited Chairman John Alschuler and Principal Elissa Hoagland Izmailyan to participate in a charrette with a “Dream Team” comprised of twelve high-profile designers, planners, architects, and engineers to define a consistent vision for a new road that will run along the Trinity River corridor through a future Trinity River Park. HR&A’s work focused on the potential for economic development and the value of creating a “parkway” experience through the future park. This process resulted in the Trinity Parkway Design Charrette Report, which included an outline of principles for the parkway’s design. The report was unanimously endorsed by the Dallas City Council as a preferred vision for the parkway’s design and development.
The Trinity River Park presents a unique opportunity to bring the citizens of Dallas together in a beautiful, communal space, and catalyze economic development along the Trinity River. The Trinity Trust Foundation recently received a $1 million donation to fund planning and design for the corridor’s park, with feedback from the public. HR&A will continue to offer guidance on and exploration of economic development opportunities surrounding the Trinity River corridor.