A major urban renewal project adjacent to downtown Dallas on the north and to the east of Turtle Creek, Uptown transformed an area of older, depreciating homes into the city’s hottest residential and commercial development. Uptown introduced a new concept in mixed-use development to Dallas by combining retail, office, hotel, and residential floor plans in a master-planned community. On-street parking has also been minimized and traffic redirected to create open spaces that invite leisurely strolls along tree-lined streets. World-class dining, shopping, and entertainment venues at ground level mean residents enjoy the serenity of high-rise living with the convenience of an urban address just a short elevator trip away. The Katy Trail, a 3.5 mile walking, jogging, and biking trail, offers a scenic view of Dallas beginning in Uptown and running through the Turtle Creek area to American Airlines Center.