Feature Photo: A Victory Group contractor’s portable office, located at the project site of Victory Shops at Heritage Trace during site preparation. Image: Google Streets/Dec. 2016.
by Adolfo Pesquera
Fort Worth (Tarrant County) — A request is pending before the Fort Worth Zoning Commission at its Wednesday session to create a planned development to include a hotel use next to the Victory Shops at Heritage Trace.
In other business, the commission will be considering a multifamily planned development in Meadowbrook.
Heritage A&M Hotel:
Concept site plan for the Heritage A&M Hotel by Victory Group. Courtesy: Victory Group.
The developer, Victory Real Estate Group, broke ground last year on the 24.4 acre commercial development. The shopping center is nearly complete and will include 12 buildings.
The applicant of record is Victory at Heritage LLC and the site location is 9835 Chloe Creek Drive, a newly constructed street that is south of Bald Mountain Road and west of Interstate 35 West.
Dallas-based Victory Group proposes to build a four-story hotel on a 2.81-acre tract. According to the site plan, it will have 117 guest suites and surface parking for 130 vehicles.
The building has a footprint of 21,181 square feet. The total square footage was not mentioned, however, Yogesh Patel and Sonal Desai began construction in January on a similar project about a mile north (11100 North Freeway at Golden Triangle Boulevard); that is a $7.5 million, four-story Holiday Inn with a gross square footage of 73,028 SF, and is scheduled for completion April 30, 2020.
Victory Group’s project is named Heritage A&M Hotel. The architect is Type-Six Design and Development of Arlington. The civil engineer is Kirkman Engineering LLC of Grapevine.
Sunset at Fash Place:
Concept site plan for Sunset at Fash Place. Courtesy: Azleway Inc.
Tyler-based Azleway Inc., a faith-based foster care and adoptions service, is the owner of a 2.78-acre site, 2504 Oakland Boulevard, in the Meadowbrook neighborhood. They are requesting a change from community facilities and single family to medium density multifamily.
City staff recommends approval, noting that it is adjacent to the Oakland Corners Urban Village, which encourages higher density multifamily and commercial uses. Especially with the one story building height along Sargent Street, the proposed PD/C zoning could potentially be a good transition from the urban village to the established single family neighborhood.”
The proposed density could allow for up to 67 apartment units or 82 bedrooms.
Waivers are being requested for several reductions, including the building setbacks from 20 to 15 feet along Oakland; from 30 to 25 feet adjacent to the single family neighborhood; the open space from 45 percent coverage to 33.1 percent; the number of parking spaces; and to use an alternate buffer yard screen fence.
The site plan describes two buildings. The larger structure is two stories and had a total area of 54,391 square feet, a height of 33 feet-4 inches. The smaller structure steps up from one to two stories, has an area of 15,499 square feet, and a maximum height of 33 feet-7 inches. Both structures will have exterior materials composed of masonry and cementitious siding.
The developer of record is Sunset at Fash Place LLC of Austin. The contact is Megan Lasch of Saigebrook Development LLC, an expert in the use of housing tax credit financing for affordable housing projects.
The building architect is Miller Slayton Architects of Gainesville, Florida. The landscape architect and engineer is MMA Inc. of Arlington.