Client Name: Stantec

Dallas, Texas


  • Zoning  
  • Board of Adjustment 
  • Permit Expediting 

      Project Description
      Atelier, meaning ‘workshop’ in French, is an affordable, luxury apartment tower in the Dallas Arts District at 1801 N Pearl Street, which is across the street from Meyerson Symphony Center. The 41-story apartment tower uses a style and materials that flow with the surrounding area as well as an art gallery in the lobby, reflecting the creativity of the Arts District location. Amenities at Atelier include an infinity swimming pool, sun deck, cabanas, a yoga lawn, a bar, a fire pit, and a grilling area. 


      • This project was involved a public private partnership and required the coordination of all stakeholders. 
      • Zoning for the site goes back to early 1980s. 
      • Needed to replace parking so that people could continue to attend the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.  
      • Landscape architect Sasaki controlled the landscaping and building form, so we had to make the new project fit into a design that was decades old. 

      Strategies Used

      • Subsidized artist housing. 
      • Masterplan received Board of Adjustment approvals to get some relief from the requirements of the Sasaki plan and zoning. 


      • Masterplan was successful in altering some of the outdated requirements from the Sasaki plan and zoning.
      • Two levels of underground parking were also secured. 



      Maxwell Fisher
      Managing Director, Frisco  

      Maxwell Fisher has a true dedication to his craft and is recognized as a leading zoning and land use consultant in the state of Texas. Since joining the firm in 2012, Maxwell has assisted landowners and developers with hundreds of requests for land use diligence, zoning changes, subdivision platting and permitting endeavors. Maxwell puts his clients first and strives to work through challenges faced in the city development review process. In addition to working in Dallas, Maxwell handles a large portion of Masterplan’s zoning entitlement services in the DFW suburbs. He also leads Masterplan’s efforts on due diligence reports for speculative development projects and for lenders.