McCarthy Architecture was selected to partner with a private developer and the City of Duncanville to create a destination mixed-use development in the City’s downtown area. Previously, Main Street had largely been comprised of an eclectic mix of tire shops, thrift stores and churches. There was little identity and no viable shopping in the area. Main Station was a lead project in reshaping the area. The project’s design is meant to provide a palate of design elements that are both evocative of historic Main Street USA and at the same time contemporary. The use of materials and volumes was created at a scale and pattern to be used for further projects along the route. The project is a 21,000 square foot mixed-use development, spread across two levels. The lower level supports retail and restaurants while the upper level has residential loft units. The lofts vary in size and are an assembly of exposed concrete decks and steel structure. The buildings are brought out to the street with parking behind. Broad sidewalks provide room for generous landscaping and for dining to spill out along the street. There is purposefully no back side to the development so that shops and restaurants can be entered for either the street or parking side.
Size: 21,000 square feet
Contract Type: Competitive Bid
Completion Date: September 2003