A Dallas developer is set to add over 300 luxury apartments to a mixed-use development called Quarry Falls, located near Meacham Field in North Fort Worth.
Fort Worth Quarry Company, an affiliate of Dallas-based investment firm Oakwell Capital, filed plans with the city to erect nine three-story buildings at the northeast corner of Old Decatur Road and I-820, according to The Dallas Morning News.
The project known as Birchway Quarry Falls promises to redefine modern living in the heart of Fort Worth to the tune of $57 million. Houston-based architect Meeks + Partners is designing the apartments. Construction is slated to begin this summer, with a grand opening scheduled sometime in 2025.
Future residents of the 378 luxurious apartments now in the works can look forward to a world-class living experience with convenient access to the city’s bustling amenities while still nestled in suburban tranquility.
As The Dallas Express has reported, the demand for apartments in Dallas-Fort Worth is robust. New constructions of apartment communities have been announced in Dallas, Anna, Melissa, and more.
Some developers are seeking to convert former structures into apartments, such as Wolfe Investments’ plans to redevelop Dallas’ landmark 211 N. Ervay office building into a sprawling residential tower with 238 multifamily units, as The Dallas Express reported.
With developers aiming to create modern residential communities with top-notch and sometimes kooky amenities like a lazy river, residents in the market for an apartment can only benefit.
As part of the larger Quarry Falls mixed-use development, residents of Birchway Quarry Falls will have restaurants, bars, a lake with a beach, a splash park, and even a Ferris wheel to enjoy.
The project to build Quarry Falls atop what used to be an old limestone quarry was approved by Fort Worth’s City Council in 2018, according to the DMN.
Alongside multifamily housing, the 80-acre lot will house two hotels, a conference center, and a music venue with a 3,500-person capacity.
With the building spearheaded by the Washington, D.C.-based firm Renaissance Development, the project to recycle the disused quarry into a vibrant residential and commercial destination is estimated to cost $280 million, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
Finding uses for old quarries has led to some creative developments. For instance, in Vancouver, Canada, one former quarry was converted into a domed botanical garden known as Bloedel Conservatory.
Following the redevelopment, the old quarry is now home to 500 species of exotic plants and flowers, as well as hundreds of birds and fish.