Victory Park is just one of many signature planned developments Masterplan has helped bring to reality.

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Masterplan turns loss into big win

In late 2011, Wood Partners received a 2- 8 vote from the Dallas Landmark Commission, rejecting their proposed Alta West Davis multi-family project. Roughly 15 percent of the property was in the Winnetka Heights Historical District.

After Masterplan was hired to help with the approval process, the firm was able to reach a compromise with the neighbors and city officials, regarding compatibility with the historical district. The result was a unanimous vote by the Landmark Commission to approve Alta West Davis.

Negotiations were handled by Masterplan consultant Mark Housewright, who represented the area as both a Plan Commissioner and City council member.

Alta Wes Davis is now largely built with leasing running well ahead of projections.

It is Oak Cliff’s first market rate apartment complex in more than 20 years, according to Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce President Bob Simson.

Mark Housewright, Masterplan

Masterplan works on over 200 DISD schools

Masterplan is completing its work on the Dallas Independent School District (DISD) 2008 Bond Project. Masterplan has been the exclusive Land Use and Permitting Consultant on each of the last two bond programs.

During these two programs Masterplan has assisted the DISD in obtaining zoning, platting and permitting among other approvals for over twenty-five new campuses and other 200 campus renovations or expansions.

Work included the new Adamson High School that sits across the street from the existing now Historic Designated original Adamson High School.

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Masterplan provides entitlement help for Richardson Data Center

Recently Masterplan secured approval from the City of Richardson to allow for the expansion of the existing Richardson Collins Electrical Substation.

The firm assisted its longtime client, Oncor Electric Delivery, and the developer, Digital Realty Trust, in allowing for the needed expansion.

The redevelopment of the technology park required robust electrical service. The additional source of electrical service provides enhanced reliability for the data center

Masterplan’s newest consultant, Mark Housewright, helped the public utility and developer coordinate efforts with various city departments. Housewright, a former Dallas City Councilman, also managed activities with various consulting engineers, including locally based Pacheco Koch, who served as the civil engineer.

This is the second large project assisting technology users that the firm accomplished in Richardson. Texas Instruments is preparing to open its landmark silicon chip making plant.

The chips are used in smart phone, computers, and industrial telecom equipment. TI hopes to employee up to 1,000 employees.

The City of Richardson
Mark Housewright, Masterplan

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