Polytechnic/Wesleyan Urban Village


Photo Source: Texas Wesleyan University Campus - Baird, Hampton & Brown

The Polytechnic/Wesleyan village is located in southeast Fort Worth along East Rosedale Street between Collard Street and Conner Avenue in Council District 8.

A two block span of storefronts are planned to be redeveloped to their former function as “main street” businesses that provide neighborhood retail outlets and professional service firms. The storefront redevelopment would serve as a catalyst to re-ignite other village improvements. The City of Fort Worth has secured a HUD Economic Development Initiative grant ($961,212) to help fund the storefront redevelopment and other improvements in the village.

In 2008, this village received a grant award of $50,000 to undertake a community-driven planning process to address various issues including development opportunities, transportation needs and priorities, residential and commercial design guidelines, etc. In addition, the North Central Texas Council of Governments Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Implementation Group program completed a technical assistance report that focused on market conditions and strategies to attract investment. View the TOD report.

Village stakeholders support a more diverse housing stock, with rental and ownership opportunities, and stronger pedestrian connections between residential, commercial, and educational areas.

The advocacy and professional organizations that promote business development and investment in this village include Texas Wesleyan University, Polytechnic Community Development Corporation, and Southeast Fort Worth, Inc.