The Fort Worth Public Market will soon be brought back to life with the addition of a thriving senior living facility.
Crews will begin construction on a new, five-story residential community later this month called The Harden at the Public Market, which will back up to the original 100-year-old market at 1400 Henderson St.
The project is expected to wrap up by late 2024 with pre-leasing starting this fall.
Back to its glory days
The historic landmark opened on June 20, 1930, and was originally a public market with 145 vendor stalls and 30 permanent retail spots. It lived out its glory days for about a decade before sitting vacant for nearly 80 years.
With a restorative approach in mind, Wilks Development along with local design firm BOKAPowell Architects will transform the historic structure and create a vibrant community with 199 rooms and a parking garage.
The public will have access to the property through the original entrance of the Public Market where customers will find a cafe and lounge, a fitness center, and a co-working space.
Be part of the iconic landmark
Conveniently nestled between downtown and the Medical District, the Public Market hopes to once again be a community gathering space and a hotspot for local businesses.
Wilks said it’s “developing a space that will honor the history and legacy of this historic building while bringing new life to benefit the entire city.”
If you’re interested in opening a vendor space, learn more and apply.