Feature Photo (above): The land donated for a park (left) is adjacent the recently opened Mallory Eastside Apartments in Richardson (right). June 2018 image from Google Streets.
Richardson (Dallas County) — El Paso-based Hunt Companies, Inc. participated in a ribbon cutting last week for a new city park on land the company donated to the City of Richardson.
Richardson officials and local artist Ed Carpenter were on hand to commemorate the land where the new Art Park will be located. The park land is a small triangular tract where North Greenville Avenue and U.S. Highway 75 converge. It is adjacent to the recently completed Mallory Eastside Apartments, a Hunt mid-rise multifamily project.
The Macro Mojo sculpture by artist Ed Carpenter. Courtesy: Hunt Companies Inc.
Carpenter’s sculpture, “Micro Macro Mojo,” was installed in advance of the ribbon cutting. The piece celebrates the history of technology in Richardson.
The highly visible location was chosen is located at the center of the community and Telecom Corridor area. It is also close enough to the Central Trail to be enjoyed by pedestrians.
The land was used by Hunt as a construction storage yard during the construction of the Mallory apartments. Hunt deeded the land back to the City and contributed another $200,000 in funding for the landmark art sculpture to enable this Art Park to happen. The Art Park will serve as a gateway to the City of Richardson.
“We were honored to play a role in this significant monument which will be the focus for all those who visit Richardson,” said Terence Johnson, Development Manager at Hunt. “This new site will not only serve as a beautiful landscape for visitors and residents to enjoy but will allow local artist, Ed Carpenter, to demonstrate his highly qualified skills.”
The 70-foot-high structure is shaped like a torch, marking the point of entry into Richardson. Its upward reaching gesture is optimistic and expansive, and its stainless steel and laminated glass refined and contemporary. Tapering from 24 feet across at the top to just eight inches wide at the base, the dramatic artwork appears to be balanced like a ballet dancer on one toe.
Hunt developed The Mallory with construction led by its affiliate, Moss. Pinnacle, also an affiliate of Hunt, manages the property, which is centrally located in the heart of Richardson’s telecom corridor just minutes from the University of Texas-Dallas.
The 281 units are spacious with modern floor plans, luxury finishes, high ceilings, and eco-friendly features. Outdoor amenities include a pet park and dog spa, and rooftop Sky Deck with tropical pool oasis with private poolside cabanas.
This article was edited from a Hunt Companies Inc. press release.