‘Sylvan Terrace’ could fill out Fort Worth/Sylvan corner


A developer plans to build shops and restaurants at the northeast corner of Fort Worth and Sylvan avenues with a little help from future tax reimbursements.

Susan Gandy, who was an investor in the Belmont Hotel renovation more than 10 years ago, wants to build four retail or restaurant buildings on property she owns across the street from the Belmont.


Gandy already has renovated an existing building on the property, pictured above. It’s a 2,740-square-foot building at 723 Fort Worth Ave. And she has plans to renovate the building pictured below, a 2,480-square-foot building at 727 Fort Worth Ave.


But she also wants to build a complex of five restaurant and retail buildings, totaling a little over 9,000 square feet, on land that currently is vacant. The project, Sylvan Terrace, also would have a 430-square-foot patio on the northern end and an interior surface parking lot. The developer plans to ask the city for TIF funds to help pay for the project, but she hasn’t yet determined how much the ask will be.

“Nothing’s concrete right now,” Gandy says.


Development plans show a two-story building on the corner, then two one-story buildings along Sylvan with rooftop terraces, and then another two-story building with a second-floor patio, all taking advantage of the skyline views.

Dallas-based Architexas is designing Sylvan Terrace.

Developer Oaxaca Interest LLC, which built the Sylvan Thirty complex, has plans to build retail and restaurant buildings on that intersection’s southwest corner.

By |2017-10-30T11:59:32-05:00October 30th, 2017|News|7 Comments

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  1. […] Another developer, Susan Gandy, is planning another development of restaurants and shops development called Sylvan Terrace at the northeast corner of Sylvan and Fort Worth avenues. […]

  2. C Barrera November 3, 2017 at 1:49 PM

    This is exciting news! I for one, am ready to see OC revitalized!

  3. Randall White October 30, 2017 at 8:33 PM

    Yes we do agree on that.

  4. Pedro Gorman October 30, 2017 at 8:30 PM

    The retail component is ok, but the apartments are horrible no matter who designed them. Every other complex in the area, either completed or still under construction, looks better and they all will probably age better. But at least we both agree the proposal in the story above looks like it will be pretty good.

  5. Randall White October 30, 2017 at 8:19 PM

    To each his own. Sylvan | Thirty looks fantastic and was designed by multiple award-winning Lake|Flato architectural firm. Check them out! https://www.lakeflato.com/

  6. Pedro Gorman October 30, 2017 at 8:13 PM

    It is good news! And unlike Sylvan 30 it doesn’t look like a piece of crap.

  7. Randall White October 30, 2017 at 7:49 PM

    This is more great economic news for the Fort Worth Avenue | West Commerce corridor. Eighteen years of resident-led advocacy is really beginning to see results. fortworthavenue.com

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