A Complete Guide to the City's Newest Shopping Developments

The Foundry

The Foundry District
Status: Phase Two in progress
Expected completion date: End of 2017

The Foundry District isn’t hard to spot, thanks to the Don’t Quit Your Daydream mural by artist Katie Murray. Located at 2708 Weisenberger and 200 Carroll streets (right behind Montgomery Plaza on West Seventh Street), the development will hold 63,000 square feet of retail, office and restaurant space once it’s completed. The first phase is done, and space is 100 percent leased with tenants including M&O Station Grill, City Surf Fitness, and the developers themselves, M2G Ventures. The second phase is currently underway and will include additional retail, office, restaurant and possibly event, market or brewery space. Phase Two is expected to finish at the end of 2017, with openings planned for early 2018.

The Shops at Clearfork
Status: Phase Two in progress
Expected completion date: Fall 2017

The Shops at Clearfork opened its anchor tenant, Neiman Marcus, in February, and additional retailers and restaurants are expected to open later this year. The shops, developed by Fort Worth-based Cassco Development Co. and global retail real estate company Simon, are located off Chisholm Trail Parkway and Edwards Ranch Road. It’s all part of the much bigger Clearfork development – a 270-acre community that will ultimately have 1.2 million square feet of retail, 2 million square feet of office space and 2,500 multifamily residential units once finished.

Status: Phase One complete, expansion being planned
Expected completion date: Not yet determined

Home to retail, dining, office space and views of the Trinity Trails, WestBend is located at South University Drive and River Run, hosting tenants like CorePower Yoga, HG Sply Co., and Pax & Parker. With Phase One complete, developer Trademark Property Co. is currently planning expansion of the district. When finished, WestBend will span 278,000 square feet.

Status: Phase One complete
Expected completion date: Not yet announced

With everything from retailers to housing units, Waterside is a walkable district developed by Trademark Property Co. at Bryant Irvin Road and Arborlawn Drive. The development celebrated its grand opening last November, with tenants such as REI, Whole Foods Market, Sur La Table, and Steel City Pops, along with 383 multifamily units, all part of the first phase. Once Waterside is fully built, the district will have 200,000 square feet of retailers and riverside restaurants, as well as hotels, office buildings and additional multifamily units. There’s potential for high-density, single-family housing as well. The timing for future phases has not been announced.

Outlets at Alliance
Status: Canceled
Expected completion date: None

For a while, it seemed like two outlet malls were heading to the Alliance area along Interstate 35 – the Tanger Outlets off Texas State Highway 114 and the Outlets at Alliance off State Highway 170. The City of Fort Worth approved incentives for both last year, but ground broke for the Tanger Outlets first, prompting Outlets at Alliance developer The Woodmont Company to call off its project. According to Woodmont Chairman Stephen Coslik, “There is only room for one outlet.” 

Tanger Outlets
Status: Under construction
Expected completion date: November 2017

Construction goes on for the Tanger Outlets, which will feature stores such as Banana Republic, Skechers and the Nike Factory Store. The outlets, located off Interstate 35 and Texas State Highway 114, will include more than 80 retailers and span 350,000 square feet.

Left Bank
Status: Grocery store and first phase of retail complete
Expected completion date: Varies per project

Located in the bustling West Seventh Street corridor is Left Bank, a 1.5-million-square-foot, mixed-use development by Dallas real estate company Centergy Retail. Centergy Retail President West Miller said Tom Thumb is expected to open at Left Bank in April, becoming the store’s first “urban grocer” in Texas, with features like a wine and craft beer bar and an expanded organic section. Along with retailers, Left Bank will also have 1,500 residential units, office space, a hotel and a park. Miller said the completion date for each part of the project varies. So where is everyone going to park, you ask? Miller said the development will also include a 300-space surface lot open to all visitors.