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      • Masterplan was successful in altering some of the outdated requirements from the Sasaki plan and zoning.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. 



      Amy Mathews
      Senior Consultant  

      Amy Mathews has a true dedication to helping municipalities and clients navigate zoning and land use changes. Amy is responsible for Due Diligence, Urban Planning, Zoning and Land Use, and Development Codes. With roughly 22 years of experience, she is well versed in municipal development & redevelopment, ordinance writing, working with elected officials on land use planning projects, and much more.  Before joining Masterplan, she worked for the County of San Diego as an Urban Planner, and worked for the Cities of Little Elm, Rowlett, Flower Mound, Frisco, Richardson, and DeSoto in various roles such as, City Planner, Senior Planner, Planning Manager, and Planning & Zoning Manager.