Fort Worth, Texas/234,643 square feet
Hunter Plaza made its name as a popular hotel in the 1950s. To assist in its redevelopment, the Fort Worth Housing Authority charged developer Carleton Residential Properties and BOKA Powell with elevating the historic property into modern urban residences in the heart of downtown Fort Worth. Hunter Plaza is a mixed-use project with retail space at the ground floor and 164 residential units above — 114 one-bedroom units and 50 two-bedroom units. Sixty percent are leased at the market rate, while 40% are available to affordable housing tenants. Residents have access to a media room, community activity room, library, business center, and fitness room. A four-story parking garage on the back of the site supports the residences and retail parking needs.
BOKA Powell worked with Marcel Quimby, FAIA, and Quimby McCoy Preservation Architecture to understand the historic nature of Hunter Plaza, including unique features of its design. As a result of thoughtful planning and preservation, the project has recently been listed on the National Register of Historic Places, a division of the U.S. Department of the Interior’s National Park Service.