Fort Worth development news just keeps on coming, and it’s flowing fastest near the river. Trademark Property Company announced plans to implement a micro-restaurant program at Waterside, which is currently under construction at Bryant Irvin Road and Arborlawn Drive, on the former site of the Lockheed Martin Recreational facility.
The program aims to attract unique and local restaurant concepts to the 63-acre mixed-used development. Trademark will dedicate three to four locations to local entrepreneurs. Ranging from 600-1,000 square feet, these micro restaurants will reduce costs for local entrepreneurs by offering smaller spaces, shorter-term leases, and free outdoor seating.
“During community engagement sessions, we heard a resounding call for local and artisan merchants. We’re answering that call by committing to only lease these micro-restaurant spaces to the best local or regional concepts,” said Trademark CEO Terry Montesi in a release.
The micro-restaurants will be located in the center of the development around The Grove, an area that will serve as a public space with heritage trees, shaded outdoor seats, public art, and a community pavilion.
Located off the Trinity Trails, Waterside plans to be trail-friendly with a bicycle repair and air station, free chilled and filtered water for refillable bottles, an internal trail system, canoeing, paddle boarding, kayaking, an urban garden, and a riverfront amphitheater.
The much-anticipated first Fort Worth location of Whole Foods Market will anchor the development. The 200,000 square feet of retail space will also include the city’s first REI store.
Other previously announced tenants include Taco Diner, Zoes Kitchen, and Blaze Pizza. Additionally, when complete, Waterside will be home to 800 multifamily residential units, office buildings, and two to three hotels.