The Riverside/Berry village is nestled below the historic Rolling Hills neighborhood at the intersection of E. Berry Street and Riverside Drive in southeast Fort Worth in Council District 8.
This village is envisioned as a bustling and vibrant mixed-use urban center that includes a full-service supermarket, national and local restaurants, and family entertainment.
Developer Vertex Asset Partners, L.P. plans to redevelop the former Oak Brook Mall site, located at the northeast corner at the intersection of E. Berry Street and Riverside Drive, into neighborhood serving retail development to complement the new Sierra Vista subdivision and existing neighborhoods.
Trinity Metro plans to construct a bus transit plaza on E. Berry Street near Riverside Drive. The bus transit plaza will be partially funded by a $400,000 grant from the North Central Texas Council of Governments and will include pedestrian linkages to nearby residential and commercial areas.
In 2006, the Riverside/Berry village received an $823,571 federal grant to undertake a community driven planning process that resulted in a City Council adopted master plan that will help guide future redevelopment, and streetscape improvements along E. Berry Street between Yuma and the bridge at sycamore creek. The streets-cape’s design phase is scheduled to be complete in December 2010 with construction estimated to begin in spring 2011.
Several stakeholder and advocacy organizations exists in the neighborhood and include the Glencrest Civic League and Southeast Fort Worth, Inc., a nonprofit redevelopment corporation.