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Stay in the know: Major developments planned for Fort Worth

January 23,2024


See full FTW Today article by Rebecca McRobbie here.

Stay ahead of the curve on FTW’s newest businesses with our guide to the latest and upcoming developments in Fort Worth. Explore the exciting wave of new restaurants, downtown landmarks, and parks transforming the local landscape and contributing to Fort Worth’s growth.

Whether you’re looking for your next go-to brunch destination or a new public park to stretch your legs, we’re rounding up a few things coming soon to Cowtown this quarter.

Community
Eastside YMCA, 1500 Sandy Ln. | Opening Fall 2024
Phase 1 will feature the renovation of the building and outdoor spaces including the pool and the creation of transition spaces. Phase 2 and 3 will include a full-sized gym, outdoor sports field, sports courts, and a childcare center.

William M. McDonald YMCA, 2701 Moresby St. | Opening TBA
The southeast community center will get a new, covered outdoor activity and wellness center. The eco-friendly building will feature a fitness center and serve as a gathering space for concerts, festivals, and movie nights.

Forest Park Pool, 2850 Park Place | Opening Summer 2024
The rebuilt pool will include eight 50-meter lanes, a new bathhouse, a leisure pool, and play features.

The Fred Rouse Center for Arts and Community Healing, 1012 N. Main St. | Opening 2026
The adaptive reuse plan will transform an abandoned warehouse into a vibrant cultural hub with state-of-the-art performance spaces, exhibits dedicated to social justice and civil rights, and an outdoor urban agriculture and artisan marketplace.

The Center for Transforming Lives, 3001 S. Riverside Dr. | Opening November 2024
The CTL has outgrown its current facility at the YWCA — a Texas Historic Landmark at 512 W. 4th St. — and is in the process of adapting the old Montgomery Ward department store at the corner of East Berry and South Riverside Streets in Morningside.

DFW Airport Terminal F, 2400 Aviation Dr. | Opening 2026
DFW Airport and American Airlines New plans to use $1.6 billion to build Terminal F — south of Terminal D — with a 15-gate concourse, for now. Construction on Phase 1 is expected to start later this year.

City Hall, 100 Fort Worth Trl. | Opening first quarter of 2024
The new facility is part of the City of Fort Worth’s plan to consolidate all 13 city buildings into a newly renovated skyrise.

The National Juneteenth Museum, 900 block of East Rosedale Street | Opening June 19, 2025
The museum will serve as the epicenter for the preservation of Juneteenth history and feature historical galleries, a 250-seat theater, a food hall, a business incubator, and outdoor plaza.

Fort Worth Convention Center, 1201 Houston St. | Opening 2026
The first phase of the Convention Center expansion began in December and includes demolishing the current arena and straightening Commerce Street to make room for a 1,000-room hotel.

Education
Annie Richardson Bass Lower School, 200 Country Day Ln. | Opening Spring 2026
The new $25 million school will hold 350 students in grades 1-4. The 32,720-square-foot Lower School will provide an indoor-outdoor learning environment and replace the existing 1964 building.

Texas A&M-Fort Worth, 1515 Commerce St. | Total completion in 6-7 years
The A&M campus will feature a Research and Innovation Center, an Education Alliance Building, and a new law school. The first building is set to open in 2025.

Recreation
Fort Worth Zoo Forests & Jungles, 1989 Colonial Pkwy. | Opening Spring 2025
The final development of the renovation will allow guests to wander through a lush jungle and see the zoo’s new okapi. The African bongos will also have a new home + the Sumatran orangutans will be relocated from the World of Primates to live in the treetop habitat.

Rolling Hills Greenhouse, near the Tarrant County College South Campus | Opening Summer 2026
The Fort Worth Botanic Garden is building a nearly 20,000-sqft greenhouse off-site to allow the garden to demolish two existing greenhouses and free up space on the property.

Peppa Pig Theme Park, North Richland Hills | Opening 2024
Guests can expect five rides — including a roller coaster, balloon ride, and boat ride — seven themed playscapes + a water play area.

Andretti Indoor Karting & Games, southwest corner of I-35W and Tarrant Parkway | Opening Fall 2024
The $14.5 million venue will feature indoor go-karting, laser tag, a restaurant, and event space.

Heritage Park, 300 N. Main St. | Re-opening 2026
Plans include improving the crossing distances of both Weatherford and Belknap streets, adding a canopy walk along the Trinity River, and creating a place where people can gather and rest.

Paddock Park, at the foot of the Tarrant County Courthouse | Opening 2026
Currently serving as a two-acre traffic median, the renovation aims to create usable green space with a water feature in the heart of downtown.

Residential
Trailhead at Chisholm Trail, 9301 Brewer Blvd. | Opening 2024
The complex will feature seven buildings comprised of 284 units, a community pool, a dog park, a walking trail, and around the EV charging stations.

The Harden at the Public Market, 1400 Henderson St. | Opening late 2024
With a restorative approach in mind, Wilks Development along with local design firm BOKAPowell Architects will transform the historic structure and create a community with 199 rental units and a parking garage. The public will have access to the property through the original entrance of the Public Market where customers will find a cafe and lounge, a fitness center, and a co-working space.

Star-Telegram Building, 307 W. 7th St. | Opening TBA
Dallas-based Bluelofts announced plans to convert the building into 88 residential units and retain some of the office space.

Tobias Place, corner of Hemphill and Biddison Streets | Opening TBA
The 291-unit apartment complex will have rent and income restrictions, with 90% of units reserved for residents who earn at or below 60% of the area median income.

The Crescent Residences, 833 Van Cliburn Way
The luxury community features 167 units with one-bedroom apartments starting at $2,300 per month, and larger two-bedroom units topping $9,500 per month.

Deco 969, 969 Commerce St.
The downtown 27-story tower features 302 apartment units and penthouses, resort-style amenities like a rooftop pool and lounge.

Cowan Place, 5400 E. Rosedale St.
The $35 million four-story housing development features 174 units and was built for seniors aged 62+ in Stop Six. Amenities include a fitness center, a craft room, and a courtyard. The project is the first of six planned phases of affordable housing in the area.

Hospitality
Le Méridien, 815 Commerce St. | Opening Spring 2024
The former 13-story Hilton Hotel Annex is being redeveloped as a 230-room hotel managed by Remington Hotels. The historic building will be reimagined with new ground-floor restaurants, a rooftop bar, and a sixth-floor pool deck.

Loews Arlington Hotel, 888 Nolan Ryan Expy., Arlington | Opening February 2024
Loews will open the brand new $550 million Loews Arlington Hotel — between Globe Life Field and Choctaw Stadium — by February 13, 2024. The 14-story high-rise has 888 rooms, meeting space, and the 150,000-sqft Arlington Convention Center.

Residence Inn by Marriott, 110 W. 7th St. | Opening TBA
Downtown’s former XTO Energy Building will be converted into a $33 million hotel. Previously known as the Baker Building and the Bob R. Simpson Building, the landmark is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Crescent Fort Worth Hotel, 3300 Camp Bowie Blvd.
The $250 million is a boutique 200-room hotel with restaurants, a rooftop lounge, and 168,000 sqft of office space.

Bowie House, 3700 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Managed by Auberge Resorts Collection, the boutique hotel features four stories and 106 rooms, along with a barn-inspired spa, fitness center, an outdoor pool and bar, and signature restaurants.

The Sandman Signature Fort Worth Hotel, 810 Houston St.
The century-old W.T. Waggoner Building was converted into a 245-room hotel and includes Asian fusion restaurant Musume and meeting spaces. Note: Both the hotel and restaurant are currently closed due to a gas explosion in January.

Dining
Plank Seafood and Provisions, 5289 Marathon Ave.
The seafood restaurant features an open kitchen setup with a full raw bar and a wood-fired grill + serves environmentally sourced ingredients from Maine to Massachusetts and the shores of Greece.

Walloon’s Restaurant, 701 W. Magnolia Ave.
Chef Marcus Paslay opened this latest concept, serving French-inspired seafood specials in a renovated 100-year-old bank building.

F1 Smokehouse, 517 University Dr.
Owned by Felipe Armenta’s restaurant group FAR Out Hospitality, the former barbecue food truck-turned-brick and mortar is the latest endeavor by Michelin Star-chef Graham Elliott. Stop by for a home-style barbecue with an upscale twist.

Le Margot, 3150 S. Hulen St.
Also created by Armenta and Elliott, the cafe features a range of dishes that reflect the diversity of French cuisine while incorporating local and seasonal ingredients.

The Archibald, 902 Houston St.
The rooftop bar in the former Houston Street Bar & Patio space features handcrafted cocktails, bites from Son of a Baker Pizzeria, and an upstairs lounge.

Bushi Bushi Market, 814 W. Rosedale St.
Your new go-to for dumplings and authentic Chinese cuisine — Chef Patrick Ru first earned acclaim for his delectable dumplings in Brooklyn, NY before heading southbound with two additional Dallas locations.


Locations Mentioned: The Archibald, Center for Transforming Lives, Deco 969, Fort Worth City Hall, Fort Worth Convention Center, HERITAGE AND PADDOCK PARKS PROJECT, Le Meridien (Hilton Annex), Public Market Building, Sandman Signature Fort Worth Downtown Hotel, Texas A&M Fort Worth