The much anticipated housing component at Renaissance Square in the historic Stop Six neighborhood in SE Fort Worth, TX officially broke ground this past September. Officially known as Columbia at Renaissance Square, the development will include three phases of mixed-income housing.
Phase-I, which has already begun, will bring 142 mixed-income apartment units to the neighborhood when completed. Phase-II will have 120 unit senior housing center. The expected start date is scheduled for early 2017. Phase-III will consist of a mixture of approximately 250 single family and townhomes.
“This groundbreaking is an exciting next step in the overall revitalization efforts in our Stop Six neighborhood. Starting first in Renaissance Square, these apartments coming in will not only provide an excellent housing option, but also pair nicely with our city-wide efforts to focus on health, education and engagement,” said Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price.
The Stop Six community’s renaissance began with the retail component, The Shoppes at Renaissance Square, a 300,000 square feet retail shopping, dining and entertainment center. An additional 200,000 square feet is planned for future development.
The historic Stop Six neighborhood got its’ name more than 100 years ago based on its location as the sixth stop on the Northern Texas Traction Co.’s interurban passenger rail line between Dallas and Forth Worth.
The community will include access to biking and pedestrian-oriented streetscapes, easy access to Cobb Park and large green spaces to encourage an active lifestyle. The YMCA, a grocery store and health clinics are also planned.