FORT WORTH–Trademark Property Co., inpartnership with Sarofim Realty Advisors, hasclosed on the acquisition of 63 acres of infill land located on theTrinity River in southwest Fort Worth, which will be home toWaterside, a 400,000-square-foot-plus mixed-usedevelopment. The first phase of construction will begin on Monday,Oct. 20. Trademark purchased the land from BryantIrvin Recreation Complex (CERA),formerly Lockheed Martin RecreationAssociation, which owned 81 acres at the location.

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The project will include Fort Worth's first Whole FoodsMarket, a 45,000-square-foot edition that will offer alarge outdoor seating area, among other features that will betailored to Waterside. Trademark reps tell GlobeSt.com thatadditional retail tenants will be announced in the next two tothree weeks.

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The project also will feature 375 high-end, multifamily rentalhomes built by Transwestern Development Co. Intotal, Waterside will include 200,000 square feet of retail spaceand riverside restaurants, 20 acres of residential, 200,000 squarefeet of office space and a signature hotel. Phase I is slated toopen spring 2016.

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A significant aspect of the project is its ConsciousPlace designation, which will be a sustainable developmentmodel implemented at Waterside in partnership with Whole FoodsMarket as a place of commerce, community and meaning. It isdesigned to engage guests and bring people together by educating,inspiring, hosting and raising awareness in a natural and invitingenvironment and will offer everything from pet parks, urban gardensto solar power charging stations and 'information stations'with interactive displays.

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“We have a vision of what this landmark site and its riverfrontage can become and how it will tie directly to our new'Conscious Place' initiative,” says Trademark CEO TerryMontesi. “We are creating a district that reminds us aboutthe importance of healthy living, sustainability, and connectingwith and being involved in the community. This is the bestopportunity ever to live out our purpose statement 'to beextraordinary stewards, enhance communities and enrich lives' andpartner with a world class, purpose-driven retailer like WholeFoods Market.”

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Upon completion, Waterside will be a walkable district withdynamic shopping, leisure activities, offices, hotel andresidential living situated along the Trinity River.

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Trademark has partnered with San Francisco-based FieldPaoli as lead architect and Denver-based StantecVibe in charge of place-making, environmental graphics andlandscape. Additionally, Fort Worth-based Kimley Horn &Associates will lead the civil engineering efforts withEMJ Construction building the project.

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