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Whole Foods to open first Fort Worth, Texas, store

Fort Worth, Texas — Whole Foods Market has leased a 45,000-sq.-ft. location in Waterside, the new 63-acre master-planned, mixed-use property being developed by Trademark Property Co. Slated to open in the spring of 2016, it will be Whole Foods first grocery in Fort Worth.

Located on the Trinity River, Waterside will offer retail, restaurants, office, hotel and residential uses in a walk-able setting that will include a new extension of the Trinity Trail.

Plans call of 185,000 sq. ft. of retail space and riverside restaurants, 20 to 30 acres of residential development including multi-family buildings and townhomes, 100,000 to 200,000 sq. ft. of office space and a signature hotel site.

Plans call for construction to begin this fall, with Phase I scheduled to open in the fall of next year.

Waterside is Trademark’s first “Conscious Place” project, a next-generation sustainable development model being done in partnership with Whole Foods Market.

Conscious Place plans call for a variety of amenities, many of them unique to Waterside, including an “information station” with interactive displays, as well as a designated area for community promotion, and a covered community pavilion with inspirational quotes, photos and videos. Another feature is The Grove, a one-of-a-kind outdoor space built around several existing large heritage trees, including adult and children's play areas, and outdoor patios for restaurants, both conventional and micro-restaurants, akin to permanent food trucks.