A look inside The Harden at the Public Market

Crews will begin transforming the iconic Fort Worth Public Market into a senior living facility later this month.

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Construction is expected to start on The Harden at the Public Market in late June | Rendering by Wilks Development

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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.

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Become part of the history and fill out a vendor form today. | Rendering by Wilks Development

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.

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Renderings show a pool and an outdoor community greenspace. | Rendering by Wilks Development

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.