City, developers plan $70M project to revitalize part of Stop Six in Fort Worth

A public-private partnership between multiple firms and the city plans to bring a roughly $70 million mixed-use project to east Fort Worth in a neighborhood that has suffered decades of disinvestment.

Located at the intersection of East Berry Street and Stalcup Street, the project will total nearly 74,000 square feet at completion. Nestled within the Stop Six community, the project is part of a citywide effort to revitalize older commercial corridors.

Named Stalcup Urban Village, the project will include a mix of multifamily and retail development, according to city documents.

Project stakeholders have applied for a pre-development conference with the city, indicating that the project is still in the very early stages and subject to change.

Stalcup Urban Village would feature 38 multifamily units. Of these, the majority will range between about 500 square feet and 1,000 square feet. However, some units used for live/work purposes will range in size from about 1,400 square feet to 3,600 square feet.

The development will also include about 14,000 square feet of retail development.

Dallas-based developer Innovan Neighborhoods, Lewisville-based Legacy Construction and the City of Fort Worth are behind the project. Fort Worth-based Evolving Texas will head up the civil engineering, while Fort Worth-based Bennett Partners will lead the project’s architecture.

The project is part of Fort Worth’s “urban villages,” defined as a compact, urbanized place with a mix of land uses, jobs, public spaces, transportation connections, pedestrian activity and a sense of place, according to city documents. The city has designated 17 urban villages, and has made efforts to partner with developers, business groups and neighborhood associations to revitalize these older commercial corridors.

Stakeholders for this urban village envisioned a vibrant, compact, pedestrian-oriented mixed-use environment that provides neighborhood retail services and open space amenities within walking distance to residential areas.

“The city owns the land, and they wanted to bring someone in to develop this in a way that would best fit that neighborhood,” said Samantha Renz, CEO of Evolving Texas.

The project adds to a list of new developments heading to the area. The Stop Six Choice Neighborhood Initiative is well underway, with the goal of eventually providing almost 1,000 mixed-income multifamily units along with other community-wide improvement objectives. Private investment has increased dramatically over the last several years, but there are still multiple tracts of vacant land and minimal commercial development.

Design documents show the Stalcup Urban Village featuring a community garden, a ball field, a playground and a pond.

“[The city] wanted somebody to come in and come up with something that was creative, that provided affordable housing,” Renz said. “Where it gave people the opportunity to own that housing — it wasn’t just another rent project.”

Because the project is still in early stages, Renz said there’s no definite timetable. However, the project will take between one to two years to build out after groundbreaking.

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