Variety of Creative Business Owners Locate in the Design District
Fort Worth, Texas – April 07, 2020 – Although many people associate shipping container building with the movement toward tiny homes and off-grid living, shipping container construction has also caught on for luxury homes and commercial real estate developments in fast-growing communities.
From Florida to Texas and across the United States, shipping containers are being used in a variety of innovative real estate developments. In Florida, Mishorim USA is redeveloping an existing shopping center, The Grove at Wesley Chapel, into an entertainment district with businesses operating out of renovated shipping containers. “It’s going to be the downtown of Wesley Chapel,” said Mark Gold, vice president of Mishorim.
In Fort Worth Texas, Serial Entrepreneur Ron Sturgeon, through RDS Real Estate, has developed the 40-acre Fort Worth Design District which features Box Office Warehouse Suites, an eco-friendly business park made from more than 100 recycled shipping containers.
“Shipping containers are remarkably versatile,” said RDS Real Estate VP Jim Eaton. “They can be used for office space, warehouse space, shop space and even configured as retail space.”
“Because building with shipping containers is less expensive than traditional construction, North Fort Worth office space for lease in the design district is very price competitive, starting at $675 for 320 square feet right now,” added Eaton.
The Fort Worth Design District is right off Interstate 35 at the Golden Triangle Exit, in the fast-developing Alliance area. The development is minutes from dining and shopping at the Alliance Town Center and Presidio Junction.
The Fort Worth Design District is home to a variety of creative entrepreneurs, including music teachers, beauty professionals, tattoo artists, photographers and dance studios as well as many traditional businesses.
The dog-friendly district hosts an annual graffiti art contest and a hot cars and hot dogs pet adoption event. “Many of the shipping containers that are offices have been decorated by nationally known graffiti artists,” said Eaton, who noted that the district holds the distinction of being the largest outdoor art gallery in Texas and even has its own public dog park.
“The Fort Worth Design District is ideal for pros like web designers, realtors, accountants or anyone else who needs affordable North Ft Worth office space to meet clients in,” said Eaton.
About Fort Worth Design District
Fort Worth Design District is a business enclave made for creative entrepreneurs in fashion, design, architecture, technology, and other fields that prize both design and aesthetics. 40+ acres, Fort Worth Design District features retail shop spaces, studios and workshops, showrooms, light industrial spaces for makers, distributors and manufacturers and coworking office suites. The center of the district is Box Office Warehouse Suites (BOWS), an eco-friendly business park made from more than 100 recycled shipping containers. Surrounding BOWS is Golden Triangle Business Park with industrial and warehouse space for lease. Nestled in the complex is Paddock Place Office Suites, the horse barn turned into coworking office suites.
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