Dallas, Texas / 75,000 square feet
Upon acquiring the landmark Chase Tower, New York-based Fortis Property Group engaged BOKA Powell to improve the tower’s connection to the adjacent Dallas Arts District as well as facilitating visitor access to the building. To achieve this, BOKA Powell created a plan to mitigate visual barriers along the Ross Avenue and Pearl Street frontages. The existing sunken plaza was raised to street-level, creating a lush landscaped planting area as well as open green space for outdoor gatherings and public events. As part of the plaza improvements, a new motor court and canopy provide valet parking and a ride-share drop-off zone, as well as improved access to the west building entrance. A new portal was created for vehicular access from Pearl Street. In the future, the iconic rotunda at the corner of the property will be converted into a restaurant space. Existing fitness equipment in the Rotunda was relocated to a new studio below grade. A new bistro will also be added to the building lobby, among other improvements inside the building’s first floor.