Building the Fort: Episode 5 Part 1
December 10, 2018
By: Chris Powers
How did you get the idea for The River District?
We had an office down at West 7th and I play golf at Shady Oaks, and I would take White Settlement every day for a couple of years. For a lot of years, I don’t want to sit here and say I thought this was the greatest thing forever.
I’ve had a few ah-hah moments in Fort Capital history, and this is definitely one of them. We were looking for office land and there were 2 acres for sale. I thought well, it’s on the West side of Fort Worth, it’s on a major thoroughfare, it’s close to really good neighborhoods, and that’s about all the thought I put into it. It’s going to be good one day, and we’ll have 2 big acres of land, it’s cheap, and we’ll build a cool office building. That’s what we’ll do.