2023: a look ahead
2022 is in the books. Read on to find out the biggest projects and groundbreakings expected in 2023.
Deco 969, the tallest apartment building in Fort Worth, will open in 2023. The 27-story project has already spurred other investors to explore other highrise residential projects including The Jones, 1,000 Weatherford and a 16-story tower at Henderson and 7th, with others still pending announcements.
Many low-rise residential projects are also in various stages of development, especially on the Eastern edges of downtown. The affordable Huntley is expected to open soon, a new development The Grayson on 4th is going vertical now, and more units are expected to break ground in 2023 along E. 4th. Another planned project, The Hampton, is expected to begin construction soon. The Harden, a senior living project incorporating the landmark Public Market Building, is anticipated to begin work soon.
Plans for the two-block Fort Worth Library site, which was recently sold, have not been revealed.
Hospitality remains one of the hottest segments in downtown. The Sandman Signature in the W.T. Waggoner building is expected to open around March 2023, while the Le Meridian in the former Hilton Annex is on track to open later in the year. The 400-room Omni Hotel expansion could break ground in 2023 and is required to be complete before 2027.
Texas A&M's "Aggieland North" campus is expected to break ground around the summer of 2023. The first two buildings on the campus will be the Research and Innovation Center and the Education Alliance Building. Completion of buildings is expected around the winter of 2024.
The first phase of the Fort Worth Convention Center's expansion is expected to begin in mid-2023 and be complete in 2026. Earlier in 2022, the city selected architects and contractors for the project.
Work on converting the former Pier 1 HQ into the new City Hall began in late 2022 and is expected to begin hosting City Council meetings in the Fall of this year.
The A&M campus is expected to elevate Fort Worth's ability to attract and retain jobs.
Rendering via Texas A&M University.
Deco 969 has nearly topped out. It will be among the ten tallest buildings in the city when complete.
West 7th continues to stay hot. Perhaps the biggest sigh of relief is the completion of the West 7th complete streets project, which added protected bike lanes, landscaped medians and new traffic control devices to the corridor's main thoroughfare.
Work on Crescent's mixed-use Museum Place project will wrap up this year. The project includes an 168,000 sqft of class AA office space, 200-room high-end hotel and 167 residential units.
The 120-room Bowie House Hotel is expected to debut in late 2023.
Lang Partners is expected to announce a new multifamily project in Left Bank, while work is already underway on phase II of Bexley Left Bank.
A plan to demolish some of the big box retail at Montgomery Plaza and replace with a pair of multistory mixed-use buildings was approved in late 2022 and could begin construction in 2023.
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is planning a nearly $20 million renovation to the Omni Theater, which has been closed since March 2020. The new theater would utilize LED panels, the first of its kind in North America. Other changes include 300 new, bigger seats, HVAC and electric work and ADA enhancements. Work is expected to begin in the first half of this year and be complete 18 months later.
Construction on the Museum Place project is expected to wrap up in 2023.
The Van Zandt Project will contain 106,000 sqft of class A office, retail space and 147 residential units.
Rendering via Holland Basham Architects.
stop six and east fort worth
Construction began on the Cowan Place senior living in 2019, and the project is expected to open in 2023. Cowan Place is the first phase of a larger plan to create a vibrant neighborhood in Stop Six.
Future phases of the Stop Six CNI are expected to break ground soon. Hughes House will bring 210 apartments and townhomes in a mixed-use format, and a planned multi-purpose community hub and aquatics center.
Private residential development is also occuring in East Fort Worth, most notably the 240-unit Palladium East Berry development near Cobb Park.
Cowan Place is expected to open in 2023.
Rendering via Bennett Partners.
Hughes House will bring mixed-use development to East Rosdeale.
Rendering via Bennett Partners.
Hot off the heals of a 10-year extension to the Near Southside TIF, the neighborhood continues to boom.
Several residential-focused projects broke ground in 2022 and will continue work into 2023, including the mixed-use Magnolia Highline, the 250-unit Willow & Wise, 94-unit Bryan Flats, 46-unit Skyview at Crawford,
Pending funding, a 2-mile TEXRail extension could break ground in 2023. The extension will bring the commuter line into the Near Southside with a new station at Mistletoe and Leslie.
Fire Station Park is set to open in the spring.
Notable project groundbreakings to look out for in 2023 include Trademark's Vickery Village, the Nobleman Hotel at Fire Station #5, a multi-family project incorporating the historic Laundry building and Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church, a 7-story mixed-use project at 215 E. Rosedale, and the first phases of the bond-funded JPS Expansion.
The TCU School of Medicine broke ground in 2022 but is not expected to begin welcoming students until the 2024 academic year.
Magnolia Highline brings more 102 homes and retail space to Magnolia Ave.
Rendering via Urban Genesis.
Trademark's Vickery Village will occupy one of the largest vacant blocks in the neighborhood.
Rendering via GFF Architects via UDC Docket
Kairoi Residential's 800+ unit project is rushing to beat zoning changes. The controversial project spurred significant discussion on whether or not multifamily development is appropriate in the Stockyards. The development also includes plans to restore the last-remaining structure from the Armour & Co. Packing Plant, the Serum Albumin.
Just to the south, Majestic Realty's Swift Lofts site has been cleared, but construction has not yet begun.
Old Gringo Boots is planning to relocate their HQ to N. Main on the site of the former Adobe Gallery. Already, a new flagship store has opened in Stockyards Station.
The group behind the Hotel Revel is proposing a new boutique hotel on the East end of Exchange Ave.
Old West Cafe is planning to take over a part of the Triangle Building, including a sculpture of the world's tallest spur.
A new boutique hotel
Rendering via Ibanez | Shaw Architects
Rendering via Merriman Anderson Architects.
Also planned to break ground next year is Hoque Global's mixed-use development in the Evans Rosedale village area.
Better connections are planned between the Historic Southside and the Near Southside, with an enhanced gateway at Rosedale and I-35 planned to begin work in the new year.
The Evans-Rosedale development will bring hundreds of units and retail space to the historic neighborhood.
Rendering via Hoque Global.
Along the Trinity
Westbend added new tenants and early plans for a phase II were revealed. A groundbreaking date has not been announced.
Up the West Fork in the River District, the first phase of the Crystal Springs project is expected to wrap up and officially open.
Further downstream at Clearfork move-ins at The Tradition senior living development will begin in Spring 2023. In the Heart of the Ranch a new meeting venue, Keith House, is expected to open in mid-2023.
Just north of Westbend, plans for a new mixed-use development called Hanover Trinity River were unveiled in early 2022 with plans to begin construction in 2023.
Up the West Fork in the River District, work on the first phase of the Crystal Springs mixed-use project are nearly wrapped up. Nearby, construction will continue into 2023 on The Settler, a 362-unit multifamily project.
The Tradition, at 9 stories, has become one of the tallest buildings in Southwest Fort Worth.
Rendering via Tradition Senior Living.
Hanover Trinty River will be located between Old University road and the river.
Rendering via Design Collective.
At the universities
Construction is expected to begin in Spring 2023 on the TCU East Campus Residence halls, with completion expected in 2025. Across campus, plans were announced in late 2022 for an expansion of the Athletics Human Performance Center.
Across town, Texas Wesleyan Football is getting a new, on-campus stadium. The team has been playing at Farrington Fields since the resseruction of the football program in 2017.
The Karen Cramer Stadium at TWU broke ground in May 2022.
Rendering via Texas Wesleyan University.
New TCU East campus dormatories will include a dining hall and green spaces.
Rendering via Texas Christian University.