Redevelopment plans for Butler Place in Fort Worth

Learn more about the preservation of the former community housing.

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Residents relocated from Butler Place in 2020.

Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

The City Council met on Tuesday to discuss the redevelopment of Butler Place, a former public housing community at the intersection of I-30, I-35 + US-287.

Butler Place is a 42-acre property that opened in 1939 with 400+ units for low-income residents. It closed in 2020 when the residents were relocated with HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration program. ⁠

Fort Worth Housing Solutions and its partners proposed to:

  • Designate the former Carver-Hamilton Elementary School and two other residential buildings as historic landmarks
  • Create a new 6.5-acre amphitheater adjacent to I.M. Terrell Academy
  • Financially support the development of a Fort Worth African American museum and cultural center
  • Save 1,000 bricks from Butler Place to be used in an on-site public art installation

Next, HUD must remove a federal restriction for Butler Place to move forward as anything other than public housing.