After months of revisions, the Fort Worth Police Officers Association on Friday received city approval of a design for its new building on the western edge of downtown.
The Downtown Design Review Board unanimously approved the five-story, nearly 30,000-square-foot structure. The approval means the organization can begin applying for building permits.
The building, to be built at 10th and Collier streets, will have four floors of office space for the association, as well as training space and a gym. The street level will have 3,500 square feet of retail space and a 500-square-foot lobby.
David Bell, a principle at 4D Circle, the developer working with the association, said a deli and a coffee shop are planned for the retail space. The rooftop will be rented for events, he said.
In February, the association demolished its former building at the site. The new building will more than triple the space the association had. It bought the property in 1991.
Bell said construction could begin at the end of May and will take about eight months to complete. The association had hoped to be in a new building by the end of the year.
Sandra Baker, 817-390-7727