Pro-Bono Project Provides Additional Space to an Over-Crowded YMCA Pre-SchoolDALLAS, TX – September 19, 2016 – Trammell Crow Company (TCC), Alliance Architects and Fast-Track Construction, on behalf of In The City For Good, a charitable organization that leverages talents from other organizations to develop food pantries and early childhood education programs within the inner City, announces the completion of a newly renovated facility to be used for a portion of Park South’s YMCA’s currently overcrowded pre-school classrooms.
TCC, who served as the developer, along with Alliance Architects, the project architect and the general contractor, Fast-Track Construction, each offered their commercial real estate development expertise to convert an abandoned 2,000-square-foot laundromat into a pre-school building and increased the capacity from serving 100 to 145 children.
“Early childhood education is essential to ensure children in under resourced areas of the city are able to start school with reading and math comprehension skills at the proper grade level, giving them a solid start for a successful academic career,” said Rodrigua Ross, Executive Director of the Park South YMCA. “The Park South YMCA pre-school building has resulted in a beautifully renovated facility with three fully equipped classrooms and office space which is owned and operated by the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas.”
The 1-story building, located at 3901 Latimer, features three classrooms. The development team designed built-in shelves for storage, added high-windows to allow for natural light and painted all the rooms in bright colors to aid in learning.
“We are thrilled to have partnered with Trammell Crow Company, Fast Track Construction, and Alliance Architects who are to be commended for the work they are doing in this community," said Terry Kittleson, President of In The City For Good. “This facility has evolved from a formerly blighted building into a productive space that the neighborhood can be proud of.”
About In the City for Good
In The City For Good is a 501(c)3 corporation that has been active since 1998 in assisting community based organizations working to revitalize the Fair Park area. For more information check out the website at http://inthecityforgoodtx.com/.
About Trammell Crow Company
Trammell Crow Company (TCC), founded in 1948, is one of the nation’s leading developers and investors in commercial real estate. The Company has developed or acquired more than 2,600 buildings valued at more than $60 billion and over 565 million square feet. As of June 30, 2016, TCC had $7.1 billion of projects in process and $3.0 billion in its pipeline.
Trammell Crow Company’s teams are dedicated to building value for its clients with professionals in 16 major cities throughout the United States. The company serves users of and investors in office, industrial, retail, healthcare, multi-family residential, through its operating subsidiary High Street Residential and mixed use projects. For those who occupy real estate, TCC can execute the development or acquisition of facilities tailored to meet its clients’ needs. For investor clients, the company specializes in joint venture speculative development, acquisition/re-development ventures, build-to-suit development or providing incentive-based fee development services.
TCC is an independently operated subsidiary of CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, and the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (in terms of 2015 revenue). For more information visit www.TrammellCrow.com.
About Alliance Architects, Inc.
Alliance Architects, Inc., located in Richardson. Texas, provides architectural, project management, master planning, space planning, and interior design services for the following project types: mission critical, call and data centers, retail, interiors, office, industrial, education, liturgical, and healthcare facilities. For additional information on Alliance Architects, please visit the firm’s web site at www.alliancearch.com.