The proposal for a planned development will cover about 361 acres and will be located east of I-35W at the Hwy. 287 split, north of Basswood Boulevard, south of Thompson Road and west of Riverside Drive, according to a meeting document. The applicant is listed as Basswoods35 Land LLC. The rezoning request involves 297.2 acres.
Rezoning would pave way for this planned development, which would include single-family homes; multifamily and commercial uses; light industrial; and a potential soccer stadium.
The zoning request for this development is split into seven tracts with 119 acres in Tract 3, which is the largest acreage to accommodate a potential stadium, the document states. The city of Fort Worth has been exploring the possibility of partnering with Keller ISD and Neltex Sports Group LLC on an outdoor stadium with surrounding tournament fields. Neltex owns franchises for professional men's and women's soccer teams from the United Soccer League, according to city documents.
“Tract 3 is currently under negotiation with the city of Fort Worth," according to a city memo attached to the council agenda. "The intent is for the city to purchase a portion and develop [something], such as a stadium. The proposed uses would allow for flexibility in this case should the city not make the purchase.”
The Fort Worth Sports Authority Board voted in May to fund a conceptual design and cost estimate for this stadium. A facility like this could cost up to $130 million, according to officials.
On the proposed planned development, city staff have expressed concerns with the potential amount of multifamily allowed at the site as well as potential traffic issues, according to the city memo.
City Council will consider the rezoning request as part of its meeting that starts at 6 p.m. Aug. 9 in council chambers at 200 Texas St., Fort Worth. A link to watch the meeting live online is available here.