Centrally located in the greater Dallas metro area, The Village occupies 337 acres, encompassing 14 individual residential developments, totaling more than 7,000 units. For more than 35 years, this community has offered residents the opportunity to connect with nature and enjoy the private club facilities. Building upon these core principles, VITA was asked to re-master plan this community to increase density and create a village core to position the landholding for a 21st century clientele. Efforts included transforming this iconic apartment community into a more pedestrian-friendly environment. Creating a comprehensive network of informal streets and extending the existing open-space system, while preserving the mature landscape, also allows The Village to accommodate growth within its existing landscape framework.