One Uptown represents the highest and best use for the Dallas Uptown neighborhood in terms of density, walkability, mixed-use, and response to the ever-changing demographics and resident demands in the most vibrant market in the country. One Uptown has the highest walkability score in Dallas, making it the perfect location for residents seeking a safe and active downtown lifestyle. This project engaged a high level of risk-taking, being built on less than 1 acre (0.84 acres) in a fully developed environment. It was further complicated by the need to excavate 62 feet below ground surface — a first for a multifamily high-rise in Dallas. The project truly maximizes the site’s full potential with a high floor-area ratio represented in its density, while still respecting the natural symmetry of the site, streetscape and surrounding neighborhood through modern and elegant architecture. One Uptown is not only mixed-use in itself, but also is situated between three major roadways for a quick commute to other parts of the metroplex. Residents need not worry about leaving the area, as they can walk across the street to Whole Foods’ flagship store, run or bike the Katy Trail, or shop and eat ‘til they drop on McKinney Avenue, a prominent Dallas destination for entertainment.