Fort Worth, Texas
The Foundry district in Fort Worth is a unique assembly of former industrial buildings in a two-block radius acquired by M2G Ventures. Located about a quarter mile north of the West 7th district, this area is experiencing rapid growth and influx of start-up businesses, boutiques, and modern office space. 212 Carroll was a 5,000 SF auto-body shop built in the 1950’s, and M2G wanted to preserve some of its mid-century character, but give it a clean and fresh new look. The breeze-block CMU was preserved, while service bay doors were replaced with a combination of storefront and glass overhead doors. A new window wall was introduced on the northeast corner to enhance the street presence. The color palette was subdued, allowing touches of warmth through cedar soffits and a new patio trellis element. GFF landscape incorporated low-water native trees and planting beds around the northern parking area, which also doubles as an event space.