Katy Trail Named Best Public Place in Urban Land Institute’s Inaugural Impact Awards | Uptown Dallas

Uptown Dallas - Katy Trail Named Best Public Place in Urban Land Institute's Inaugural Impact Awards
Former NFL cornerback for the Saints Brian Jackson enjoy a sunny afternoon with margaritas and cheese fries at Katy Trail Ice House in Dallas

“Katy Trail is a signature amenity for Dallasites, and a project we feel embodies the notion that landscape architecture can truly enhance communities and improve lives,” said Chuck McDaniel, managing principal of SWA in Dallas. “The ULI’s recently released Building Healthy Places report cited access to pedestrian paths and trails as a key component in how the real estate industry can improve health, so the award is doubly fitting.”

The Urban Land Institute’s March 19 event, which also honored projects in the categories of Innovation, Influence and The Next Big Idea, recognized Katy Trail’s contribution in helping to transform neighborhoods. Residents have not only adopted Katy Trail as a favorite public place, but the Dallas Morning News reports that developers cite a 25 percent premium for adjacent properties.

via Uptown Dallas – Katy Trail Named Best Public Place in Urban Land Institute’s Inaugural Impact Awards.

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