Museum Place Developers Prep for Construction on Hotel, Retail Space

Photo Courtesy of Museum Place

A hotel, apartments and retail space are on their way to Museum Place on West Seventh Street, and developers have begun getting the ground ready for construction. 

The project, which will stand on the block surrounded by West Seventh Street, Van Cliburn Way, Camp Bowie Boulevard and Boland Street, got the Fort Worth City Council's approval Tuesday to vacate part of Darcy Street, as well as an alley that cuts through block. Museum Place Chief Operating Officer Reece Pettigrew said construction should start in early 2017 and finish in 2018.

The plan is to build a 170-room hotel with a restaurant, bar, meeting space and ground floor retail. There will also be a 250-unit apartment complex with about 15,000 square feet of ground floor retail. In the middle of the block will be a parking garage that can hold more than 600 cars. 

The development will be just down the street from existing Museum Place establishments like Eddy V's and Blue Sushi Sake Grill. A couple of new tenants are planning to open as well – Mr. Gatti's Pizza is expected to open at 3268 West Seventh Street before the end of the year, and GiGi's Cupcakes is expected to open at 3260 West Seventh in early 2017.