Alta West Commerce
Alta West Commerce is a 252-unit apartment complex located next to the popular Chicken Scratch restaurant in West Dallas. The site is approximately 8 acres and is heavily wooded. The project team strategically planned the 3-story apartment community to preserve many of the site’s mature trees. This low impact environmental strategy is furthered with the use of decomposed granite parking stalls and drought tolerant landscaping. The project’s exterior cladding and building form is reminiscent of the area’s industrial history. The design palette consists of corrugated metal siding, fiber cement siding, and brick.
To comply with the mixed use requirements of the Planned Development District, a 14,400 SF retail building sits directly west of the apartment complex. The retail building houses small shop retail vendors and food trucks. This type of retail product is characteristic of the area’s alternative and grass roots culture. The project is expected to finish construction near the end of 2014.