A Hampton Inn will soon stand within the Evans and Rosedale Urban Village, between the access road of Interstate 35 West and Missouri Avenue.
The Board of Directors for the Fort Worth Housing Finance Corporation, composed of City Council members, adopted a resolution Oct. 27 that approved the sale of 16 lots in the Evans and Rosedale Urban Village to Q Hotels, an Arlington-based hotel development and management company. The land, which spans about 98,710 square feet, was sold for $1 million. Q Hotels plans to use the land to build a Hampton Inn.
“This is a pretty large tract of land with good highway access,” said Allison Gray, acting director of the Neighborhood Services Department. “I think it’s a perfect location for a hotel.”
While the site plan has not yet been finalized, the preliminary site plan shows a four-story building with 101 guest rooms. Preliminary plans also include a 75-person banquet room, an outdoor deck and indoor pool and spa. The hotel will be approximately 63,000 square feet.
The Neighborhood Services Department plans to work with Q Hotels in finalizing the site plan, Gray said.
Construction won’t begin until after the sale closes in five to six months, Gray said.
“I think it’s a positive development for Fort Worth and for the Evans Rosedale neighborhood as a whole,” she said. “I hope that as we bring more people and more development into that area, it in turn will bring other projects into that area. Perhaps we’ll see some of the development activity on the west side of the highway move across the street.”
Evans and Rosedale Urban Village is located at the intersection of East Rosedale Street and Evans Avenue. The village has been part of an ongoing redevelopment project, receiving local and federal funding to improve the area and attract business. Some completed projects in the area include the Ella Mae Shamblee Branch Library, which opened in 2008, and the Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods building, which opened in 2009.