The Stop Six neighborhood is getting another addition to its transformation plan. A new complex will feature 210 additional units in the community. The development will be called the Hughes House, named after legendary high school basketball coach Robert Hughes Sr.
Hughes House will range from 668 square feet to 1,621 square feet and will be located at the intersection of East Rosedale Street and Amanda Avenue. This Stop Six neighborhood is a part of a six-phase project whose purpose is to replace 300 units from Cavile Place, a 1950’s-era public housing development.
The plan will replace 1,042 units across six developments, with about 44 market-rate units and 166 lower-income units. The development will include 81 one-bedroom apartments and 115 two-bedroom apartments and townhomes. The leftover will be 4 four-bedroom townhomes and 10 three-bedroom townhomes.
Front-facing porches will be open to the street, while parking will be in the back of the development. According to a Fort Worth Housing Solutions press release, this makes it easier for residents to make their way around the community.
The common spaces have yet to be completed, but the developers have expressed plans for “basketball-themed bollards” at the entrance, in honor of Robert Hughes. 12,000 square feet of commercial space for local businesses will be set aside at the development.
“It’s just incredible to see the pieces coming together,” said Gyna Bivens, who is the Mayor Pro Tem. “The overall master plan truly honors the leadership Coach Hughes provided in our community as he mentored generations of players, fans, and families.”
Phase one of the project broke ground on September 16, which is the Cowan Place senior living facility. Both projects are scheduled to wrap up at the end of 2023. The project was given a $35 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). HUD awarded the grant to the city and Fort Worth Housing Solutions in April 2020.