Dallas developer plans mixed-use project in historic Fort Worth neighborhood

September 30, 2021

A Dallas developer is headed to Fort Worth’s historic Southside neighborhood with a transformative mixed-use project.

Hoque Global, which is working on several major developments in the downtown Dallas area, plans to break ground next year on the Evans & Rosedale project south of downtown Fort Worth.

The city of Fort Worth selected the Dallas firm in 2019 to develop the 7.5-acre site near South Freeway and Terrell Avenue.

The development is planned to include multifamily residential units, townhomes, commercial and innovation spaces, public amenities and parking.

“This development will become a gateway growth district not just for this community but its neighbors as well,” Arthur Santa-Maria, vice president with Hoque Global, said in a statement. “We’ve been heavily engaged with the Historic Southside community, incorporating input and addressing concerns to make sure that we are being mindful of values and goals from the local community.

“We recognize that this is an area rich in culture and history.”

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Dallas’ Merriman Anderson Architects designed the Fort Worth project, which will have 320 apartments and about 27,000 square feet of commercial space. The first levels of the buildings are constructed for live/work units.

An unspecified number of the apartments will be available at below-market rates.

The developer and the city are also trying to recruit a grocery store for the complex.

“We are grateful for the leadership and involvement from the neighborhood, our partners, team members, and the city of Fort Worth to drive an inclusive and thoughtful process to get us to this stage,” said Mike Hoque, CEO of Hoque Global. “There is no mold for a project like this, and it has taken the participation of all parties to design and plan a development that we believe will catalyze many opportunities for this community in the years to come.”

Hoque Global is currently developing the nine-block SoGood project south of downtown Dallas. The redevelopment along South Good Latimer Expressway and Cesar Chavez Boulevard is planned for apartments, homes and commercial space.

And Hoque Global and Omaha, Neb.-based Lanoha Real Estate are also working on a 20-acre mixed-use development called Newpark, to be built on Canton Street near City Hall.