Evans & Rosedale Re-Development
In the Evans and Rosedale area, the City of Fort Worth completed Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments of the Evans, covering approximately 110 parcels that were historic industrial, commercial, and residential uses. After reviewing environmental conditions, some of the sites were redeveloped to what is now the Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods, Shamblee Branch Library, a public park and plaza, a renovated street, Jack in the Box, and a 7-11 gas station. Redevelopment continues in the area.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded the City of Fort Worth a $2,000,000 Brownfield Economic Development Initiative (BEDI) grant and an accompanying $13,000,000 Section 108 loan to renovate the former Montgomery Ward Site. A private developer also invested over $42 million to support the redevelpoment of the property which now includes approximately 100,000 square feet of retail on the first floor of the plaza, a parking garage and condos in the upper floors of the plaza, as well as other small and large retail and restaurant spaces located north of the plaza.
A Phase II environmental site assessment was conducted in 2012 for the UCC-Bethlehem project using EPA Brownfields assessment grant funds. This project consists of 13 contiguous properties along Humbolt Street at Evans Avenue owned by the City of Fort Worth. The specific addresses are 951 and 957 Evans Avenue and 908-962 (even) E. Humbolt Street. This area is an extension of the previous development in the Evans-Rosedale area and 951 Evans is a potential location for a future police station. A single story building (4,756 square feet) constructed around 1926 still stands at 951 Evans Ave. This unoccupied building was most recently used as a
Lucky Lady Oil Corporation
Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments were conducted in 2012 at 107 NW 28th Street through an EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant process to facilitate the acquisition of the property by a third party. At the time of the assessments, the property was the headquarters for Lucky Lady Oil Corporation which had operated at that location since 1992. Prior to Lucky Lady Oil, the property was occupied by various fueling truck stop services dating back to 1948. The site structures were built in 1948 and Garrett's Truck Center was the first documented commercial enterprise on the property. Garrett's included a restaurant and hotel in the same building as the current Lucky Lady Oil offices. Garrett's was a popular truck stop in the 1950s when the nearby stockyards were very active and trucks hauling livestock to be traded were prevalent.
Crossroads Art Gallery (In Progress)
A 1940s fuel station located in the Lake Como neighborhood is planned to be redeveloped into an art studio and gallery. The owner, a nonprofit , worked with the City of Fort Worth and were able to receive grant funds from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments were completed, and underground storage tanks were removed at no cost to the nonprofit organization. Redevelopment planning continues for the site.