Fort Worth - West Seventh
In Fort Worth, the Museum District west of the Trinity River from downtown has historically contained mostly industrial uses. One of the first major residential mixed-use development projects in the Museum District was South Seventh (So7) on the West 7th Street Corridor. This development has a mix of housing, offices, retail, and a hotel with views of the Trinity River Park and downtown Fort Worth. Under the 2001 Land Use Transportation Joint Venture Call for Projects, NCTCOG awarded $3,476,985 with additional funding from the City of Fort Worth to provide pedestrian improvements along 7th Street from University Drive to downtown.
The pedestrian improvements include sidewalks and streetscaping along West 7th Street and a Veloweb connection across the Trinity River into Downtown Fort Worth. The first phase of the So7 development opened in 2005 with approximately 120 housing units that include townhomes and lofts and a 150 room hotel. The second phase includes around 230 apartments and 130,000 sq. ft. of retail.
The So7 development has been a catalyst for several other projects in the area. The Montgomery Plaza, Museum Place, and the West 7th Street projects have added over 1,000 apartments, one million sq. ft. of retail, and hundreds of millions of dollars in property value to the area. These three large developments and numerous smaller projects have helped transform the West 7th Street Corridor from a former industrial district to an active urban mixed-use community.
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