Fort Worth’s Stop Six neighborhood gets $70M mixed-use plan
Project aligns with Fort Worth’s broader plan to establish “urban villages”
While billions are being poured into new development projects in Fort Worth, some neighborhoods have suffered from decades of disinvestment. However, a transformation is on the horizon for one of those neighborhoods.
Developers Innovan Neighborhoods and Legacy Construction, along with the city of Fort Worth, are spearheading a $70 million mixed-use project to revitalize the Stop Six community on the eastern part of the city, the Dallas Business Journal reported.
The project, dubbed Stalcup Urban Village, will span 74,000 square feet, at the intersection of East Berry Street and Stalcup Street. Fort Worth-based Bennett Partners will serve as the architect, with Evolving Texas leading civil engineering. No timetable has been established, but the development is expected to take one or two years to complete once construction starts.
Slacup Urban Village is slated for 38 multifamily units, 14,000 square feet of retail space and public amenities like a playground, sports field and community garden. Most of the residences will range from 500 to 1,000 square feet, but some will range from about 1,400 to 3,600 square feet. The larger ones are planned as live/work units.
The city of Fort Worth “wanted somebody to come in and come up with something that was creative, that provided affordable housing,” Evolving Texas CEO Samantha Renz told the outlet.
The project aligns with Fort Worth’s broader plan to establish “urban villages” throughout the city, characterized by mixed land uses, pedestrian-friendly environments, a sense of community and open space amenities within walking distance to residential areas. The city has targeted 17 areas to create these villages, collaborating with developers, business groups and neighborhood associations to help revamp dilapidated commercial corridors, the outlet said.
Similar projects are underway in the area, such as the Stop Six Choice Neighborhood Initiative. The development will feature 1,000 mixed-income multifamily units and community improvements.