Cowtown Buildings To Become Retail Space

Rendering of the building | Image by STUDIO 97W

Owners of some long-vacant buildings in Fort Worth’s North Side neighborhood plan to turn them into retail space and apartments.

Over the years, the buildings at 1332 N. Main St. have hosted a printing company, apartments, a hotel, and a laundromat, reported Dallas Business Journal.

The owners of the properties, Theron Bryant and Jeff Givens of Gyant Properties, said they hope to convert the first floor of one building into 24,000 square feet of retail space. The second floor of that building would be made into 16 one-bedroom apartments.

According to the site plan application, which lists several different lots, the owners are considering using the space from several of the lots for restaurant, office, retail, business, multi-family, and boutique hotel use. The application also notes that the owners are working on obtaining state and federal historic status for the buildings on some of the lots. The designation would ensure that the buildings remain under three stories.

The owners want to change the zoning status of the lots to mixed-use, noting in their application that this “reflect[s] the original mixed uses of the buildings.”

“We’ve been working with the Hispanic chamber really since day one before we even closed on the project,” Bryant told DBJ.

The Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has been working on revitalizing the area. The organization has advertised a special edition of its “Coffee with the Chamber” series to take place at the North Main Street location, which it held on April 5.

“Come meet the developers and realtors, and take the opportunity to explore and get a sneak peek at the plans. Don’t miss the chance to network and increase your business opportunities through this event!” reads the website advertising the event.

The Fort Worth Zoning Commission will take up the application to change the zoning status of the lots on April 10, per DBJ.

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