Urban Land Institute Recognizes Arlington's Transformative City Center Project
By Office of Communication
Posted on October 11, 2019, October 11, 2019

The Urban Land Institute awarded the public-private partnership, which has attracted new residents, visitors and vibrancy to Downtown Arlington, with its ULI North Texas IMPACT Award in the Influence Category on Oct. 10, 2019.

The transformative Arlington City Center project has once again received recognition – this time from the Urban Land Institute.

The Urban Land Institute awarded the public-private partnership, which has attracted new residents, visitors and vibrancy to Downtown Arlington, with its ULI North Texas IMPACT Award in the Influence Category on Oct. 10, 2019.

The project beat out competing entries from Dallas and Frisco. 

City Center is a multi-year project that brought about the new George W. Hawkes Downtown Library, the City Council Chambers, the City Center public plaza and the 101 Center mixed-use development with a shared public parking garage.

The new Downtown Library, located just north of City Hall, offers resources and public computers, as well as meeting rooms and a makerspace. The 101 Center mixed-use development across from the library provides a new housing option that did not exist in Downtown previously. The new City Council Chambers, which is shared by the library, offers fully ADA-compliant meeting space for 200 people. Tying the buildings together is a landscaped and inviting plaza that offers public art for the community to enjoy as well as space for large community events.

Earlier this year, the City was awarded the 2019 Planning Excellence Award from the American Planning Association’s Midwest Section Texas Chapter for the City Center project.

The project also won the following awards this year:

  • American Planning Association, Midwest Section Texas Chapter’s 2019 Planning Excellence Award
  • Greater Dallas Planning Council’s 2018 Urban Design Award for Built Project
  • North Texas Council of Government’s 2019 CLIDE Award for Redevelopment Project
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