Located on a six-acre site in West Dallas near the emerging Trinity Groves neighborhood, Alta Yorktown is a 226 unit luxury apartment community for Wood Partners built in 2016. Because of the limited ground level views it was decided to employ a more inward-facing design with restrained buildings serving as a calm background to a large parklike courtyard. The design was influenced by Texas vernacular architecture’s simple geometry and thinness of detailing, and the project draws from the context of its nearby neighbor, the West Commerce multifamily project which we designed for the same client. The project includes a mix of studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments averaging 827 square feet. The property’s amenities include two social rooms, fitness center, pool, picnic areas with grilling stations, fire pits and a dog park, organized in a linear fashion in the space created between the residential buildings.