Officials broke ground on the first phase of Columbia Renaissance Square, a public-private partnership in southeast Fort Worth.
Well-connected street networks, infrastructure to support biking, pedestrian-oriented streetscapes, easy access to Cobb Park, large green spaces and play areas for children will support an active lifestyle for residents and visitors.
A future YMCA facility, a grocery store and health clinics will be onsite. The property will also include space to host a farmers’ market and support onsite gardening and farming for residents.
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“This groundbreaking is an exciting next step in the overall revitalization efforts in our Stop Six neighborhood,” Mayor Betsy Price said. “Starting first in Renaissance Square, these apartments coming in will not only provide an excellent housing option, but also pair nicely with our citywide efforts to focus on health, education and engagement. I am confident that by growing the relationships with our already strong partners in the area, we will continue to increase the vibrancy in this community for years to come.”
Columbia Renaissance Square will contain three phases of mixed-income housing. The project closed in August 2016 and is expected to be completed by late 2017. Columbia Residential has started construction on Phase I, which will include 140 units of mixed-income housing comprising of high-quality, sustainable design and construction. Phase II will contain 120 units of senior housing and is expected to begin construction in early in 2017.