Fort Worth, Texas
Stockyards Station is an existing historic structure located at the southeast end of Exchange Avenue in the Fort Worth Stockyards. The building, which comprises approximately 150,000 SF of retail, restaurant and event space, was originally used as pig pens and included an active railway line passing through the west side of the building and a below-grade pig-subway. GFF was hired to re-imagine the uses, layout and connection of the building to the rest of the Stockyards district.
The first step was a look at an overall master plan for the station building and surrounding area, followed by a focused renovation of the newly vacated Habaneros restaurant space at the northeast corner of the building. The design incorporates a two-level exterior patio space with a larger street-level patio along Exchange, wrapping the building corner. The design also features a new, taller entry feature to the restaurant from Exchange Avenue at street level to improve customer access to the space. New finishes on the building include repainting the existing cast-in-place concrete structure, new steel railings, distressed corrugated metal and hardy-plank siding.