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First-of-its-kind, mixed-use property marks debut of next-generation experiential retail development model dubbed Conscious Place
FORT WORTH, Texas (Nov. 21, 2016) – Trademark Property Co. is celebrating the grand opening of Waterside. The 63-acre mixed-use property at Bryant Irvin Road and Arborlawn Drive in Fort Worth, Texas is the first ground up Conscious Place, Trademark’s next-generation experiential development model.
As a Conscious Place, Waterside is a center of commerce, community and meaning. Every aspect of development – from leasing to amenity selection – was driven by community input and carefully evaluated for its ability to inspire, educate and connect with a broad group of stakeholders, a nod to the core tenets of Conscious Capitalism. All public aspects of the Conscious Place are free to the user with no requirement to shop or spend money at the surrounding retailers. The end results are amenity-laden public spaces funded by the private sector.
“We created our Conscious Place initiative to assign a higher purpose to retail and mixed-use properties. They aren’t just for shopping, working and living; they are part of the community, and ultimately part of people’s lives. We want to ensure that our properties are active, engaged, and contributing to the betterment of the community,” said Terry Montesi, CEO, Trademark Property Co. “By listening to the community and putting in the extra time, investment and effort into incorporating conscious principles into a property, like local, artisan, and sustainable elements, we believe that we are creating a better experience for all stakeholders: our employees can find a greater purpose in their jobs, our tenants can find new opportunities to connect and engage, and our customers can find more than just a place to shop.”
The centerpiece of Waterside is “The Grove,” a vibrant public space designed around several heritage trees and loaded with conscious amenities, like shaded outdoor seating venues with free Wi-Fi, play areas, a 6,600-gallon rainwater cistern used to irrigate drought-resistant landscaping, public art, a community pavilion, and a community promotion shed available for use by community and nonprofit organizations. The Grove also features Waterside’s signature micro-restaurants, which were created to support local entrepreneurs by offering smaller spaces, lower startup costs, shorter term leases, and community seating.
Also included in The Grove is a public art program that celebrates the area’s history with work by Texas artist, Bob “Daddy-O” Wade, made from repurposed amusement rides, playground equipment and photography from the site’s original use as the Lockheed Martin Recreation Association. Additional work by local artisans include benches and a chalkboard from Brother Sister Design; tables, adirondacks, benches, cornhole, jenga, and a giant, photo-opp-worthy Adirondack by Pallet Smart; and corten steel planters, bollard covers and live oak panels by Fife Metal Works. Other public art includes a playful “Sorry, no social media” neon sign hung above the children’s chalkboard area by Greek-born, New York- based artist Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos.
Waterside enriches its 1.8 miles of Trinity River frontage via a new extension of the Trinity Trails consisting of a trailhead with a soon-to-come bicycle repair and air station, solar powered charging stations, an internal trail system, a signature bridge, and REI’s kayak and canoe lesson and trial area.
Conscious Place elements extend to tenants as well. As part of its initial phase, Waterside has welcomed several tenants whose company culture aligns with the principles of Conscious Place, including anchors REI and Whole Foods Market. Other tenants include Sur La Table, Taco Diner, Blaze Pizza, Tokyo Joe’s, CycleBar, and Zoë’s Kitchen. Openings will continue throughout the coming months with Piattello Italian Kitchen, the second restaurant by local, Culinary Institute of America-trained chef, Marcus Paslay, and Steel City Pops, as well as additional retailers and local, chef-driven restaurants. Phase I openings also include 383 multi-family units.
At full build out, Waterside will be a walkable, dynamic district including 200,000 square feet of retail space and riverside restaurants, 800 multifamily residential units, hotels, office buildings and potential for additional high density single family housing, much of which will be situated along the Trinity River.
Trademark will continue to implement its Conscious Place initiative across its 16-property portfolio for both development and redevelopment projects, tailoring the amenities and initiatives to meet the needs of the local community and each property’s unique group of stakeholders.
For more information on Trademark’s Conscious Place initiative, visit trademarkproperty.com/about/con- scious-place/. For more information about Waterside, visit watersidefw.com or follow Waterside on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About Trademark Property Co.
Trademark Property Co. is an operator, investor and developer of award-winning, mixed-use town centers, specialty, community, power centers and enclosed regional malls. Since 1991, the Fort Worth, Texas-based Trademark has invested in, or developed over 11.5 million square feet of retail and mixed-use assets worth over $2 billion. Trade- mark’s experienced team of 120 employees is responsible for approximately 6.8 million square feet of retail and mixed-use projects currently in operation or development/redevelopment, including: Alliance Town Center (Fort Worth, Texas), Burr Ridge Village Center (Chicago, Ill.), Glades Plaza (Boca Raton, Fla.), Hillside Village (Cedar Hill, Texas), La Palmera (Corpus Christi, Texas), Market Street Flowood (Flowood, Miss.), Market Street – The Woodlands (The Woodlands, Texas), First Street Napa (Napa, Calif.), Perkins Rowe (Baton Rouge, La.), Rice Vil- lage (Houston, Texas), Saddle Creek (Germantown, Tenn.), The Shops at La Palmera (Corpus Christi, Texas), Vic- tory Park (Dallas, Texas), Watters Creek (Allen, Texas), Waterside (Fort Worth, Texas), and WestBend (Fort Worth, Texas). For more information, visit trademarkproperty.com or interact on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.