(Fort Worth Business Press) “2019 saw a number of significant developments in Arlington,” O.K. Carter began his January 12, 2020 commentary for the Fort Worth Business Press. “Every city has annual ups and downs, usually a mix of both. But it’s unlikely that any city, any place, weighed in so heavily on the ‘up’ side as Arlington managed in 2019.”
Here’s what Carter had to say about Downtown Arlington:
DOWNTOWN – The opening of year 2020 left the city’s resurgent downtown in the midst of something of a mess. A massive rebuild of the downtown main drag – Abram Street – into a traffic slowing, more pedestrian oriented roadway, continued with completion expected by late spring. That completion will likely also coincide with the opening of the new 900-resident Park Place Arlington on Abram – a two building mixed use complex at Abram and Mesquite streets that will also contain retail, offices and restaurants.
And there were two other significant developments announced in the downtown area. Those included Main 7, a 53-unit luxury townhome development near Abram and Cooper streets. The project – a three-component partnership, will be marketed by realtor Georgie Zang, designed by Oakhollow Group and built by Savannah Developers.
And there will also be Urban Union Phase II on East Front Street, a 55,000-square-foot, four-building expansion that will feature mixed use of restaurants, bars, yoga studios and offices on the lower level, and 25 loft-style apartments on the second level. The developer, Ryan Dodson, also announced new restaurants on the same stretch of Front Street – Cane Rosso and Hurtado’s Barbecue.
Click here to read the entire commentary by O.K. Carter published in the Fort Worth Business Press on January 12, 2020.