Fort Worth - Museum Place
Museum Place is a walkable mixed-use development across the street from the Kimball Art Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in the Museum District of Fort Worth. The development consists of several blocks of mid-rise buildings with retail on the ground floor and either office or residential uses above.
Under the 2005-2006 Sustainable Development Call for Projects, NCTCOG funded $2.4 million with additional funding from the City of Fort Worth to improve pedestrian access to the site. The funding was utilized to add pedestrian amenities to several streets serving Museum Place and along Camp Bowie Blvd. in front of the Museum of Modern Art. These improvements included wide landscaped sidewalks, benches, street lights, and intersection improvements.
In addition to NCTCOG’s funding, the City of Fort Worth expended $2 million in 2002 on the reconstruction of the six- way intersection of Camp Bowie Blvd., University Drive, and West 7th Street. The City of Fort Worth granted $39 million in tax abatements to Montgomery Plaza for environmental clean-up of the historic site and to open a SuperTarget on the site.
The neighborhood surrounding Museum Place is home to several cultural facilities including the Will Rogers Coliseum, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens, Amon Carter Art Museum, and Louis Kahn’s Kimball Art Museum. In 2001, the Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art opened its new building next to Kimball Art Museum at a cost of $65 million.
This was followed by a major expansion of the University of North Texas Health Science Center just across the street. Other development in the area include the expansion of the Amon Carter Art Museum in 2001, the opening of the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame in 2002, and the new Fort Worth Museum of Science and History opened in 2009.