Revitalizing southeast Fort Worth has started with a mix of affordable one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments
KWA Construction, a leading general contractor specializing in multifamily developments in Texas, has completed construction on Phase I of Renaissance Heights Apartments in Fort Worth’s Columbia Renaissance Square Development.
The nearly $17 million, three-story mixed-income apartment community introduces a residential element to a project that seeks to bridge the poverty gap by putting education centers, healthcare facilities and green spaces in close proximity to low-income residents. Owner Columbia Residential hired JHP Architecture to design the 193,000-square foot project.
“We share Columbia Residential’s commitment to quality construction, sustainable materials and energy efficiency,” said KWA Construction President Brian Webster. “This development not only provides residents with safe and excellent living conditions, but it also helps reduce financial stress with the use of energy efficient features to lower utility costs.”
Phase I of Renaissance Heights consists of 140 one-, two- and three-bedroom mixed-income units — 85 percent of which are affordable housing, providing low-income families, the elderly and the disabled access to comfortable living. Units feature ENERGY STAR® appliances, open floor plans and luxury, hardwood-style flooring. Additional amenities include a clubhouse with a community room, computer lab and fitness center.
“The apartments have already caught the eye of Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson and Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price due to their potential to transform the area. Carson even made a point to include them in his 2017 “Listening Tour” through Fort Worth,” added Webster.
Phases II and III will be comprised of affordable independent senior living apartments and mixed-income apartments.
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About KWA Construction
KWA Construction is a Dallas-based construction firm specializing in multifamily developments. As general contractors, our team of experts remains dedicated to passionately developing our people, building great places and creating better futures. Founded in 2004, KWA has been recognized as one of the fastest growing mid-sized companies in North Texas by the Dallas Business Journal and recognized by the Better Business Bureau for our exemplary ethical conduct. For more information about KWA Construction, visit www.kwaconstruction.com.
About Columbia Residential
Founded in 1991, Columbia Residential is an integrated real estate firm that provides master planning, development, construction management, property and asset management and tax credit compliance with a focus on mixed-finance, affordable rental communities. Based in Atlanta, Columbia Residential creates award-winning affordable communities with purposeful architectural design, sustainable construction and a sincere commitment to the community, its surrounding neighborhood and, most importantly, residents. Since its founding, Columbia Residential has developed over 7,000 units of affordable and mixed income in four states, and has won more national awards for architectural excellence than any other regional housing provider.