It’s been a big year for news of major developments — from the Texas A&M University Research Campus to the Fort Worth Convention Center — coming to Cowtown. In 2022, Fort Worth’s business + economic development landscape will only continue to grow.
In case you skimmed over some of this groundbreaking news, here’s a quick re-cap.
National Juneteenth Museum, 901 E. Rosedale St.
- A $30 million museum to be the epicenter of Juneteenth history, complete with a food hall with culturally Black cuisine + an entrepreneurship center, expected to open summer of 2024.
- Community impact: The museum will bring events, exhibitions, and key speakers to our city and revitalize the Historic Southside neighborhood.
Heritage Park Project, 300 N. Main Street
- The city’s $40 million plan to reopen Heritage Park Plaza + renovate Heritage and Paddock Parks, including Spanish-style terraced steps leading to the Trinity River, improve pedestrian safety and add a large water feature.
- Community impact: The project will finally connect downtown and the Trinity River + bring the historic bluffs back to life with present-day citizen engagement.
Texas A&M System Research and Innovation Center, downtown Fort Worth
- The university’s $250 million project to build a new campus in downtown Fort Worth that includes a law school, increased area industry collaboration, and courses in medical technologies, advanced manufacturing, and more, set to break ground in mid to late 2022.
- Community impact: The downtown campus further ties together the city of Fort Worth with a Tier 1 research institution and would lead to a diverse student talent pool for jobs.
Texas Wesleyan Stadium, between Binkley Street and Nashville Avenue
- A 6,000 seat stadium costing an estimated $16.5 million, with phase one — building a practice field and lighting — projected to be completed by fall 2022. Just this week, the project received a single gift of $2.5 million from Moritz Dealerships.
- Community impact: The Texas Wesleyan Rams could finally practice + play home games on campus.
Fort Worth Convention Center, 1201 Houston St.
- The city’s $52 million revamp for phase one of the convention center, which will demolish the north + sound annex and straighten Commerce Street, expected to begin in the spring of 2023. Phase two will focus on demolishing the saucer-shaped arena.
- Community impact: Downtown additions like a 1,000-room hotel could spring up on the new blocks, and a revamped convention center would boost Fort Worth’s tourist economy.
Other developments coming to Fort Worth:
A $10 million marina project to bring an amphitheater, a lodge, a basketball court and more to Lake Arlington by spring 2023.
A Fort Worth Cultural District project for a major mixed-use development including 175 luxury residential units + a 200-room luxury boutique hotel.
Eight residential units, office spaces, and a restaurant + bar in Fort Worth’s Medical District made out of metal huts. (Psst… This list isn’t meant to be comprehensive. If there is a construction project you’d like to share with us, send it our way. We love hearing about new developments + businesses.)