What is the Design District Fort Worth, otherwise known as the Fort Worth Design District?
It is a look at the future of business! Read all about it here and then call us with your questions.
To better illustrate what the Design District is all about, let’s take a quick look back at business twenty or thirty years ago.
Long ago and far away
The standard business model for most cities in the United States back in the 70s, 80s, and 90s was basically this: a downtown core which leaned towards office buildings, restaurants, a theater district, and a few established retailers; a shopping mall where the majority of the retail business occurred; and strip malls sprinkled liberally along the major roadways.
This model worked well for quite some time, but slowly the business landscape changed, and it changed because of a poor economy, a trend towards gentrification, and an influx of small businesses/home based businesses. Suddenly bigger wasn’t better. Suddenly the tomb-like mall experience did not appeal to shoppers. Suddenly the downtown area was over-priced and out of reach for many start-up businesses.
Change had to happen, and that change is apparent in the Fort Worth Design District.
It’s not just Fort Worth. Go to Miami and you’ll find the Miami Design District. Go to New York or San Diego or Chicago or Boston . . . same thing! Specialty districts are opening up around major cities, districts which are colorful, districts which are enclaves of innovation and excitement and daring change. People only have so much disposable income, and they are now looking for the biggest bang for their bucks. They are looking for a shopping experience and not just a shopping requirement.
What is the Fort Worth Design District?
The Fort Worth Design District is approximately forty acres of imagination and innovation in commercial and industrial real estate. From our website is this description of The District:
A business enclave made for creative entrepreneurs in fashion, design, architecture, technology, and other fields that prize both design and aesthetics. About 40 acres, Fort Worth Design District features retail shop spaces, studios and workshops, showrooms, light industrial spaces for makers, distributors and manufacturers and office suites.
The Fort Worth Design District is comprised of three main entities: Box Office Warehouse Suites, Paddock Place Office Suites, and Golden Triangle Business Park. There you will find whatever you need in commercial and industrial property for lease: a warehouse for rent, office space for lease, retail space for rent, a shop for rent, you name it and it is available.
But The District is more. It is events & festivals like the Graffiti Art Festival and Hot Rods & Hot Dogs. It is a dog park. It is street art on the buildings, businesses with patios, rare lofts for rent, affordable studios for rent, and an atmosphere of inclusion. It is a place where Fort Worth residents can come together and experience the new Fort Worth flavor.
It is worth taking a look at, and we invite you to call us for more information at (817) 439-3224. We are RDS Real Estate, in charge of the Fort Worth Design District, and we are standing by ready to answer your questions.