NEW CITY ON THE PRAIRIE

A walk through Legacy Town Center.

CORPORATE CULTURE:

The north/southeast corner of Legacy and the Dallas North Tollway features a pair of multi-tenant office buildings. Unlike most corporate campuses and office developments in Legacy, these buildings are not surrounded by parking lots. Instead, walkways at ground level seek to join the buildings together aesthetically.

URBAN OUTLOOK:

This view looking south down the town center’s Main Street shows a key New Urbanism design element: ground-level shops, eateries, and retail outlets that serve residential buildings. Similar, though less-connected, building designs have recently been constructed in Dallas’ Uptown area.

BED AND BREAKFAST:

A Doubletree Hotel is planned on Main Street as an axis for the town center. The 400-room, six story structure’s design will match the other buildings in the town center, though it will be larger than most.

ROOM WITH A VIEW:

Looking east from the hotel, EDS’ main headquarters building is in sight of the town center. The building, which has wall-to-wall windows in the fifth-floor lobby, will feature one of the best views of the town center, appropriate for the company that founded Legacy. Important in this view, too, is the town center’s planned emphasis on tree-lined thoroughfares.

PARKING PRIVILEGES:

This rendition of a parking garage in the town center illustrates a major tenet of New Urbanism: the presence of vehicles is de-emphasized as much as possible. This structure is intended to match closely in appearance with the residential building it serves.

SIDEWALK CITY:

Narrow streets and wide sidewalks throughout the town center are designed to discourage vehicle traffic and encour-age pedestrian traffic.

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