The former site of Dallas Fort Worth International Airport’s downtown bus service has been rezoned to make way for an apartment complex.
With an 8-0 vote, as Councilmember Sal Espino was absent, the Fort Worth City Council voted June 14 to rezone the land at 904 East Weatherford Street from industrial to commercial zoning.
The City of Fort Worth’s Housing Finance Corporation is partnering with Fort Worth Housing Solutions (FWHS) to build a four-story, 219-unit apartment complex and parking garage.
The construction date has not been finalized, but FWHS hopes to start building in 2017, said Sydnee Freeman, FWHS senior real estate development project manager. She said the preliminary cost estimate for the project is about $35 million.
The apartment site used to be the location of DFW Airport’s park-and-ride bus service, known as the “Airporter.”
The building design will need approval from the Downtown Design Review Board before moving forward.