Fort Worth, Texas
1000 Weatherford is a residential high-rise project located at the west end of downtown Fort Worth. The project provides 310 apartment units over an approximately 2.8 acre site. The proposed design creates a memorable experience as a 12-story concrete tower rises out of a 6-story parking garage to provide residents views of downtown and the Trinity River. The parking garage is surrounded by 5-story wood framed units that allows the property to offer various rental options to potential residents. The building provides ground floor stoop connections to the sidewalk for the majority of the Belknap and Weatherford frontages to promote an urban streetscape along the downtown corridor.
The project is bound by four streets, the two most prominent ones being West Weatherford and Belknap; these two streets provide a vital connection to downtown before intersecting at the base of the project to create a small area of open space for the surrounding area.
From the west, the apartment building sits prominently above this grassy and lightly treed lawn as a result of the site’s steep topography. As the building traverses the site up the hill, a variety of stoops, planters, and terracing landscapes provide an abundance of gathering areas for the property’s residents. Coupled with a fire pit area and a resort style pool that emphasizes the site’s topography with exposed acrylic edges and tiered lounge decks, these spaces create a unique property that grounds the building to the site while connecting to the downtown urban fabric.
In addition to the sidewalk connections, the building provides a double height garage entry though the middle of the building; this vehicular and pedestrian connection provides the property with a block scale that is similar to the surrounding neighborhood to encourage walkability and connectivity. The garage entry is articulated with special paving and landscaping to enhance the resident arrival experience while providing cross access for the immediate area.
The project is scheduled to begin construction late 2019 to early 2020.