City of Garland Downtown Improvement Project Honored with Topping Out Award

November 8, 2017

Hill & Wilkinson’s City of Garland Downtown Improvement project was recognized as the TOP project of the year during the DFW 2017 Topping Out awards.

Hill & Wilkinson recently completed a revitalization of the City of Garland’s downtown core which included substantial addition/renovation, new construction and site improvement. The City Hall portion of the project consisted of building envelope replacement, phased interior renovation on all four levels of the existing facility and additions to the west and south sides of the building. A new four-level, 340- vehicle parking structure was also part of the overall development, as well as the surrounding re-development of pedestrian plazas and streetscapes along three major downtown avenues. Improvements to the surrounding utility infrastructure were also made to allow for future developments. Another key element of the development entailed the strategic relocation of four historic homes, a historical railcar and two wood-framed historic buildings to accommodate the new city vision, while maintaining its long heritage.

Hill & Wilkinson also constructed the Garland City Center which revitalized the historic downtown by re-purposing a parking lot and two aging buildings into a vibrant, urban, mixed-residential community. The project consisted of a 190-unit, market rate, transit-oriented, mixed-use development on three separate tracts of land in downtown Garland. The scope included a three-story, wood-framed residential building encompassing 170 units, two 3-story, wood-framed residential/mixed-use buildings with ten units in each and a three-level parking garage with 440 spaces that will be shared with the City of Garland.