Oglesby Green was engaged to create a master plan and design vision for Encore Park in Downtown Dallas. First Presbyterian Church acquired two blocks surrounding its established homeless services hub, the Stewpot, with the intent to broaden their mission, offering ammenities and activities to create vitality in an urban area that is largely forgotten.
The plan calls for repurposing of existing historic sturctures, upgrading the surrounding streetscapes, and programing vacant parcels to engage the community. Key elements include the Stewpot, Meseum of Street Culture (508 Park), Community Amphitheater, Community Garden, and 515 Park.
Originally constructed in the 1920''s as a Dallas Power and Light service center, 515 Park will be completely rennovated and restored to house a diverse group of Non-Profit Organizations, complimenting the services provided at the Stewpot.
The, once grim, Park Avenue streetscape is being completly repurposed as a pedestrian plaza. It will serve as the spine for Encore Park activities and is designed to be a flexible and unique space that can function independently as well.