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Fort Worth - West 7th - Cultural District

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Cypress Equities is planning a large mixed-use urban development called West 7th for the Cultural District. The project would be on several blocks bounded by 7th, University, Morton, and Foch (this includes the entirety of the Acme Brick headquarters, all of which will be demolished). It will be located adjacent to developments such as Montgomery Plaza, So7, and Museum Place.

Thus far, there has been one rendering shown - on the project's sign. Here's a photo of it:

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Lookin' good. I really like the light features at the top corner of the buildings.

It kind of looks like an entertainment complex. What will be the mix of residential/hotel/retail with this development?

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It's as though Sundance Square has been extended a few blocks west and into the Cultural District...very interesting. Has it been approved and is there any word on when work is set to begin on this or is it simply a proposed development at this point?

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Lookin' good. I really like the light features at the top corner of the buildings.

It kind of looks like an entertainment complex. What will be the mix of residential/hotel/retail with this development?

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It's as though Sundance Square has been extended a few blocks west and into the Cultural District...very interesting. Has it been approved and is there any word on when work is set to begin on this or is it simply a proposed development at this point?

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Big news from West 7th - we have our hands on more renderings and details now.

West 7th will feature 890,000 square feet of retail, office, hotel, and residential space featuring 288 residential units. It also appears that an arthouse theatre and possibly a market are part of the plans. 7th Street itself will be fronted by 7 story office buildings with ground floor retail.

The site plan & renderings:

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Wow, I like! Fort Worth's own version of Victory Park. :thumbsup:

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Wow, I like! Fort Worth's own version of Victory Park. :thumbsup:

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Victory Park still seems not-so-dense to me...but it's a long way from finished.

I've seen talk of Fort Worth needing a new arena due to the age and capacity of the Roy Rogers Arena. Could you imagine if Fort Worth's new arena (15,000 or so seats) lands in this vacinity, too? Wow.

Out of curiosity, what's the range for the typical $/sq. ft. for downtown condos in Fort Worth these days?

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I often wondered whether Fort Worth might ever consider courting an NBA team. I think a metropolitan area of 6M+ and growing rapidly could easily support two NBA teams.

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Demolition fencing is starting to go up on several parts of the property around some of the existing structures that will be demolished, and backhoes are being parked as well. Looks like the project really wants to roll:

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The buildings on the block mentioned above are being demolished now. About four on the south side of the block have already fallen. They are really moving on this.

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The buildings on the block mentioned above are being demolished now. About four on the south side of the block have already fallen. They are really moving on this.

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They aren't wasting any time, I see!

LOL @ the 7th Haven sign.

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They aren't wasting any time on this one. The first block has already been cleared, and dirt has started moving:

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Meanwhile, the next block is now being demolished:

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There are demo fences up around another block already, and red tape around a fourth where they are doing asbestos removal. After that, we should see the former Acme Brick headquarters demolished.

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This little vacant auto glass building & parking lot on the north side of W. 7th Street across from the Acme Brick buildings rather mysteriously spawned a demolition fence and backhoe recently. There were no announcements of any new projects, and the West 7th documents Cypress put out showed that all of that project's buildings would be on the south side of 7th.

Curious, I found the address of the property and looked it up in TAD, and it is owned by none other than Cypress. It looks like they've decided to expand the West 7th project to the north side of 7th as well. It will be interesting to see what they plan to build here.

In related news, orange cones are being placed around parts of the Acme site. I imagine that it won't be long before we start to see demolition work there as well.

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The demolitions continue, block by block.

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The Museum Place cranes watch over the cleared blocks as Taylor's Rentals waits its turn with demo crews.

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Meanwhile, across 7th, the Econo Glass & Mirror building is already gone. That didn't take long.

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Cypress Equities continues demolishing block after block on 7th in preparation for its West 7th mixed-use development. In the heart of the project, one of the last holdouts - 7th Haven - prepares to depart its soon to be demolished building on the 27th (don

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Some retailers going in to West 7th:

Seven-screen movie theater "run by" Movie Tavern (don't know if it will be branded as such)

Splitsville (some sort of bowling/bar/sushi convergence)

Iron Cactus

Fireside Pies

Brut

Tom Tom

They've been busy leveling structures on the last blocks:

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Finally, the big Acme Brick headquarters buildings are now being demolished:

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Can't see the photos, for some reason. This happens to me if I ever use the "Replace" feature (which results in the physical file name for the resource being changed now - didn't used to be a problem) or if I make them non-public. Got to see this one in person yesterday...looks like it's going to be impressive.

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