2500 Cedar Springs
GFF was approached to design a dense, mixed-use development along Cedar Springs Road between Fairmount and Routh Street. The development program includes a 430,000 SF 18-story office tower, a 315 unit 22-story multifamily tower, a 210 room 22-story hotel, ground level retail and restaurants, and a renovation of an existing office building on the site, bringing a healthy mix of uses to a long underutilized property located in the middle of Uptown Dallas.
Prioritizing the pedestrian over the car, parking was pushed entirely below grade, making room for an acre of pedestrian open space through the site, including a 30,000 SF central greenway above the below grade garage. Combined with a new extension of Laclede Street through the site, the project breaks up a 4-acre super block and advances the long-awaited promise of a more walkable Dallas. Each new quadrant of the design engages Dallas at two scales: the micro by providing shade and urban-scaled sidewalks, street-activated shops, restaurants and residencies; the macro by conceiving each building’s form as a response to the overlapping urban grids.