Foch Street Warehouses South — Fort Worth, Texas
Foch Street has historically been part of an industrial area, well situated between downtown Fort Worth, the Cultural District and near Trinity Park. Built in the 1940s, the warehouse buildings were adaptively reused to take advantage of their location in the vibrant West Seventh District. Portions of the building on the east and north were demolished to provide additional parking and to create a new street leading to the additional restaurants and parking in between the main buildings.
The design team worked to retain the majority of the original building and its character while at the same time creating new retail, restaurant and office space. Use of color and varying fenestration help break up the extremely long façade of the building. Use of industrial materials and details give a nod to the building’s original purpose and the architectural heritage of the area. Careful placement of stairs and ramps mitigates the difference between the parking elevation and the building floor.