Urban Union — Arlington, Texas

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Bennett Benner Partners developed a phased plan to renovate the three existing buildings across two properties, tying the buildings on the busy commercial street with the adjacent properties using a new through block access.  Buildings and open space incorporated landscaping and pedestrian zones to focus on significant tenant spaces including a restaurant and a craft brewery. New outdoor space provides a transition from the car-based business street to the quieter pedestrian oriented entertainment zone envisioned for the project.  Existing metal buildings- formerly used as auto sales and repair- were re-skinned and re-imagined as flexible commercial space.  Open interior spaces were kept raw and materials chosen to reinforce the former utilitarian uses.