West Bend is a new mixed-use infill project that has just started construction on University Dr. about midway between the museums of the Cultural District and TCU. It is across University from University Park Village. West Bend will add upgraded office space, a hotel, and ground-floor retail to the site that currently is occupied by one restaurant and the River Plaza office tower and its associated oceans of parking. The renderings and site plan below depict the initial phase of construction, and I'd imagine they could infill some more at a later date. Residential may also be added later on as well. Retail is in new infill buildings and retrofitted to the River Plaza tower.
One cool aspect of the design is the way it is embracing its riverfront site. New connections between West Bend and the Trinity Trails will be built, and retail will front the river and trails as well. This means direct access for pedestrians and bicyclists enjoying the Trinity Trails. It's a great touch, and one I hope to see lots more of in the coming years as the TRV starts to influence more thinking.
This is the site as it existed before construction began:
And these are the renderings of the completed development:
Here is the site plan, including some tenant names:
Tenant names listed on the site plan are:
Silver Fox (existing)
Sur La Table
The project is under construction now. As things progress, I will grab some photos. The development will have 90,000 square feet of specialty retail and restaurants, 122,600 square feet of Class-A office space, a 140 room lifestyle hotel, and potential residential.