West 7th

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This image shows the use & retail plan for the West 7th mixed-use development in Fort Worth.  West 7th combines retail, office, and residential in a six-block area of Fort Worth's Cultural District, across University Drive from the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth.  West 7th is under construction now.A rendering of the primary office component of the West 7th mixed-use development in Fort Worth's Cultural District.  One West 7th features six floors of office space with balconies and terraces over ground-level retail.Rendering of the residential component of the West 7th mixed-use development in Fort Worth's Cultural District.  345 apartments in two buildings, each four floors of apartments over ground-level retail.  Rendering shows mid-block scene with buildings stepped back to create a central plaza.  Also shown are the wide sidewalks and narrow interior streets of the project, as well as one of the project's mid-block pedestrian passages helping to break up the rectangular blocks into more walkable sizes.Another view of the West 7th development's residential component.  345 apartments in two buildings, four floors over ground-level retail.  Rendering of movie theater component of West 7th mixed-use development in Fort Worth's Cultural District.  Since rendering, operator has been named as Movie Tavern.  Multi-screen premium movie theater on third floor.  Second floor features LA Fitness and Lucky Strike bowling alley, and ground floor features rest of LA Fitness and yogurt & fruit cafe.

Location: Fort Worth, Texas, 76107, United States of America. Former abandoned industrial zone between world-famous museum district and revitalized Downtown.

West 7th is the infill redevelopment of approx. six city blocks in Fort Worth's Cultural District near the world-famous Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (designed by Tadao Ando). Property formerly occupied by Acme Brick. All former buildings demolished and new urban form established.

West 7th combines 315,000 square feet of retail, 240,000 square feet of office space, and 345 for-rent residential units. Tenants include a Movie Tavern theater, a Lucky Strike bowling alley, LA Fitness, Paciugo, and many local establishments such as Tillman's Roadhouse, Fort Worth City Market, Fred's Texas Cafe, Backwoods, Ali Baba Mediterranean Grill, and more.

The development places pedestrians at the forefront, with narrow streets, wide sidewalks, a central plaza space, smaller plazas scattered around the property, and mid-block pedestrian passages cutting the rectangular blocks into more easily walkable spaces similar to Downtown Fort Worth's small blocks. All the buildings feature ground-level retail. In addition, an extensive series of balconies, rooftop decks, courtyards, and terraces create an integration between indoor and outdoor for all tenants - retail, office, and residential.

The development is across University Drive from Fort Worth's famous museums - the Modern, the Kimbell, and the Carter, as well as the Will Rogers Memorial Center. It is one of several large mixed-use developments underway along the 7th Street corridor, a formerly abandoned industrial zone between the museums and revitalized Downtown Fort Worth.

The proposed Fort Worth modern streetcar system runs through the heart of the development, linking the destinations on 7th with Downtown and the Near Southside.

Read more at this project's website.

Transect Zone(s): T5 center.
Status: 76-99% Built
Project or Plan's Scale: Block
Features: Bus transit, Mixed uses, Rail/fixed guideway transit.
Land area (in acres): 13
Total built area (in sq. ft.):
Total project cost (in local currency):
Retail area (in sq. ft.): 315000
Office area (in sq. ft.): 240000
Industrial area (in sq. ft.):
Number of hotel units:
Number of residential units (include live/work): 345
Parks & green space (in acres):
Residential types: Mid-rise/loft.
Project team designers: Good, Fulton, & Farrell, Gideon Toal, RTKL
Project team developers: Cypress Equities

Previous site status: Brownfield (former industrial)

Starting/Ending date of construction/implementation: 2007 - 2009