Located along the rapidly developing I-35 corridor in Fort Worth, the 400-acre Dennison Park is poised to become a walkable mixed-use community focused on sustainability principles organized around a network of trails and greenways. As a result of a holistic approach to design, landscape architects, urban designers, engineers, home builders, and stakeholders commenced a week-long travel excursion to Dallas/Fort Worth to study livable communities, architectural detailing, native plant species, and the components that make up a successful neighborhood. From this research and planning, the team created a comprehensive set of architectural Design Guidelines to shape the future of the Dennison Park neighborhood. The Design Guidelines unify the neighborhood and ensure a high level of quality as various builders, designers, and architects implement the many phases of the project. The neighborhood is named in honor of the original owner, Dennison, and carries on his legacy of goodwill and philanthropy.
Dennison Park includes a dynamic mix of uses including single-family homes and apartments, new office space, hotels, and a village center with a cluster of restaurants and shops anchored by a major grocery store. Residents and guests are all within a ¼-mile walking distance to the greenways and trails within the community. The School House Loop Trail (1.5 miles) and the Dennison Park Neighborhood Trail (4.5 miles) connects residents to the precious Fossil Creek and nearby parks, squares, gardens, and the Village Green.
Thomas & Hutton provided landscape architectural services, including park planning and design, 3-D visualization, and Design Guidelines, including best practices for parks and open spaces, park exploration elements, public edge treatments, lot elements, such as materials, fencing, gates, walls, service areas, lighting, and an approved native plant palette.