Fort Worth sees construction of new fire station in rapidly expanding Walsh area

October 18, 2023

In close proximity to ongoing residential constructions, Fort Worth city officials recently marked the commencement of a new fire station at 2200 Walsh Ranch Parkway.

The facility is designed to be a four-bay, 11,000-square-foot establishment.

It is situated in a rapidly expanding region, with Veale Ranch development to the south.

Growth and potential in Fort Worth’s District 3

Michael Crain, a Fort Worth City Council member representing District 3, commented on the area’s potential: “This will be key to our growth going forward.”

He further stated: “This is attractive to new residents and to new businesses that want to come here.”

The Walsh development has roots going back to 2015.

During this time, parts of a 7,200-acre ranch located at the crossroads of interstates highways 20 and 30 were transformed into new residential areas.

This vast piece of land has belonged to the F. Howard Walsh family since the 1930s.

Walsh development: a glimpse into the future of Fort Worth

Plans suggest that the development could see up to 4,000 homes. “We’re about 40%, maybe closer to 30%, there,” said Jim Henry, vice president of community operations at Republic Property Group.

This Dallas-based company, in collaboration with the Walsh Cos, is actively developing 1,600 acres of the ranch.

Henry added, “We’ve made a lot of announcements this year, and there will be more to come.”

In a notable move this past April, Republic began constructing 138 homes in a subdivision called The Village.

This area will feature residences by notable homebuilders like David Weekley Homes, Highland Homes, High Street Homes, and Village Homes, with prices starting in the mid-$400,000s.

Further enhancing the area’s appeal, the Modera Walsh apartment community was inaugurated this past September.

Developed by Mill Creek Residential, this community boasts 335 conventional apartments, 20 townhomes, and 24 casita homes.

Beyond residential spaces, businesses are also recognizing the potential in this location.

For instance, Cook Children’s has set up a facility offering pediatric urgent care and specialized orthopedic and sports medicine care.

As the region continues to expand, more retailers will set up shop, according to Henry.

Commenting on the fire station’s significance, he remarked: “It’s been great to see it grow and really build a community here. This fire station is a big part of it.”

FSJA Comment

The announcement and construction of the new fire station in Fort Worth’s Walsh area underscores the region’s exponential growth and potential.

Given the ongoing and planned residential and business developments, the addition of crucial infrastructure like a fire station reinforces the city’s commitment to safety and readiness.

Such proactive measures not only enhance the well-being of current and future residents but also signify Fort Worth’s broader vision of sustainable urban expansion and its strategic approach towards attracting businesses and residents.

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