Fort Worth To Convert Unused Quarry Into Condos, Theme Park, Beaches, And Live Music Venue

March 19, 2018
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A rock quarry in Fort Worth has been left unused after a limestone-mining operation closed in the '70s.

Since then, a sprawling residential area has developed on the site in North Fort Worth, just north of Loop 820 between Meacham Airport and Saginaw.  Now, Funky Town is looking to convert that bit of land into an incredible recreation development.  

The project, dubbed Quarry Falls, is looking to convert the unused quarry into condominiums, apartments, two hotels, a conference center, a 3,500-seat music venue, all of it surrounding a lake with a beach, splash park and Ferris wheel.  Ed Casebier, a Hurst resident and president of Renaissance Development, the lead company in the project, told the Fort Worth Star Telegram, "We want the people in the neighborhood to come over and use the beach and enjoy the retail.  Everyone who lives in that area will have access to it."

Quarry Falls was approved earlier this month by the Fort Worth City Council.  Councilman Carlos Flores, whose district is included in the proposed area which was seeking approval for zoning changes, told the Star Telegram, "This is a very ambitious and worthwhile project."  The project could begin construction as early as later this year, would take around three to four years to complete, and would the cost the city an estimated $280 million.

Via Fort Worth Star Telegram