Evans & Rosedale Redevelopment Project

The Historic Southside neighborhood and Evans & Rosedale Urban Village is a vibrant district located less than five minutes from Downtown Fort Worth, and 10 minutes away from most attractions in Fort Worth. Investment is pouring into this neighborhood, with many new homes and developments coming online.

A former hub of Black commerce, the Historic Southside has housed many of the Fort Worth's (and even the nation's) first black entrepreneurs and is an extremely important part of the city's history. The City of Fort Worth is looking to attract new development that supports or partners with locally-grown businesses while honoring the area's historic legacy.

  Complete the 2024 Community Survey

   Residents in the Evans & Rosedale community are encouraged to take the 2024 Community Survey, which will be open through 11:59 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15. 

Survey responses will be included in the upcoming Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) and will be used by the selection committee for judging criteria.
   Take the survey now

Recent community meetings

Community meetings are shown with the most recent meeting listed first. Representatives from the City of Fort Worth also meet monthly with the Historic Southside Neighborhood Association or its economic development task force.

Legal agreements

The following agreements regarding the Evans & Rosedale project were originally executed between Hoque Global and the following various entities: 

Pre-development information and site studies

Additional supporting information


Historical Information / RFEI

Information about the Evans & Rosedale RFEI

A Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) process for the Evans & Rosedale area was issued by the Fort Worth Local Development Corporation and the City of Fort Worth in December 2018.

As part of that RFEI process, a workshop was held in February 2019 to receive community feedback about what area residents envisioned for the development. Following a stakeholder review that narrowed the number of submitted proposals to three, a showcase was held at Southside Community Center and Ella Mae Shamblee Library that allowed the Evans & Rosedale community to view each developers' proposal and provide their input.

Plans and information

Most recent opinion polls

Area plans and information

Design guidelines

The following design guidelines have been drafted specifically for the Evans & Rosedale Urban Village in past planning and community engagement efforts. Many of these guidelines are still recommended for the urban village; however, their use or modification should be appropriate for today's market.

Because the properties are zoned NS (Near Southside), the Near Southside Design Guidelines will apply.

Area incentives

Economic and demographic information

City of Fort Worth information

Transportation planning

Trinity Metro Master Plan

Texas Wesleyan


Visit the zoning ordinance webpage

This area is zoned mainly Mixed Use (MU-1) or NS) with form-based codes. Some parcels are zoned Planned Development.

"MU-1": Higher density, mixed-use, pedestrian-oriented development for designated mixed-use growth centers. Low-intensity mixed-use and urban villages, so as to concentrate a variety of housing types among neighborhood-serving commercial and institutional uses. MU-1 is encouraged in the central city. Maximum height 3-5 stories.

"NS" Near Southside: High density, mixed-use, pedestrian-oriented development for designated area south of Downtown. Subject to review by Urban Design Commission. Bars and Light Industrial uses prohibited in NS/T4R.

Planned developments


Other economic development and neighborhood entities