North of Dallas in the suburb of Plano there has been an explosion of corporate development known as Legacy. Mid-rise office buildings and company headquarters relocation has led to massive construction projects. Toyota's $350 million US headquarters project is not an exception. The buildings are designed by Dallas-based firm Corgan and the grounds are designed by the Office of James Burnett, the same mastermind behind the highly-lauded Klyde Warren Park in downtown Dallas.Read More
In Plano, a suburban city in the Dallas metropolitan area, the community has purchased 800 acres of farmland and utility right-of-ways to create a sprawling, multi-use park. The design of the park is great in its simplicity as it's mostly open with run and bike trails. The focus of the park is preserving the land and restoring the property to its pre-human existence. The park is also home to one of the few native prairie remnants still intact in Collin County.
Dormant foliage of summer's past can be interesting and beautiful during cold, winter months, but difficult to properly identify. This post will highlight the prairie plants of Oak Point with identifications when possible.Read More