Located on a heavily wooded 8 acre site, Alta West Commerce is a 252-unit apartment complex located next to the popular Chicken Scratch restaurant in West Dallas. Early on, 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 by the use of vehicular stabilized decomposed granite parking stalls and drought tolerant landscaping that can be found throughout the site. Adjacent to the leasing center, a 22,000 SF central outdoor amenity space has been developed. This modern oasis includes a 2,975 SF pool with lounge shelf, pool side water features, multiple BBQ grilling areas, a bocce ball court, and a repurposed 40’ long shipping container that has been turned in to a poolside cabana. Other featured amenity areas include a 8,000 SF tree covered dog park and gathering area, a 3,000 SF resident community garden with raised corrugated planters, and a tree lined streetscape with minimum 10’ wide sidewalks that provide connectivity to the adjacent neighborhood.