Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Hunter Plaza affordable housing reopens in downtown Fort Worth
By MONICA S. NAGY
After a bad case of bedbugs sent more than 200 elderly residents out of Hunter Plaza in downtown Fort Worth in 2010, the reconstructed 11-story building will get its first new tenants this weekend.
Hunter Plaza first opened as the Fortune Arms Hotel in 1954 on the northwest side of downtown until the Fort Worth Housing Authority bought it in 1971. It was later turned into public housing for the elderly and people with disabilities.
Reconstruction of the building started in November 2014 and cost $29 million, turning it into a mix of public housing and regular rental units with 10,000 square feet in ground level space for retail and commercial use.