Dallas-based developer has new partner for planned shopping center

Dallas-based Weber & Co. has taken on a new development partner for its planned shopping center off U.S. 287 and Harmon Road in north Fort Worth.

Kimco, Weber's original partner, has sold the land, about 28.64 acres, to Dallas-based Stratford Co., deed records show.

Kimco/Weber bought slightly more than 39 acres at that site three years ago. In November 2008, it sold just under 11 acres to Target Corp., which will anchor the planned center.

Wayne Miller, Weber's attorney, said both Target and Weber are waiting for road improvement issues near the proposed shopping center to be worked out before construction begins, and that could be another year.

The land is west of Interstate 35W.

Stratford Co., a real estate investment firm, declined to comment on the purchase.

Weber has developed numerous Target-anchored shopping centers in North Texas, including Montgomery Plaza on West Seventh Street, and centers in Lake Worth, Burleson, Watauga, Euless, North Richland Hills, Mansfield, Grand Prairie and southwest Fort Worth.

Coldwell office honored

The Coldwell Banker residential brokerage office in Keller has been recognized as No. 3 nationwide in total units sold among offices with one to 35 agents.

"This recognition is a testament to our hard work and cooperative efforts among all sales associates throughout the year," said Wanda Smith, office manager. "We strive to excel in providing truly remarkable service for our customers."

Coldwell has approximately 3,600 residential and commercial real estate offices and 96,700 sales associates in 47 countries and territories.

Lighting retrofit

Fort Worth's Child Study Center, a leading authority on children with developmental disabilities, said it is retrofitting its lighting to reduce power consumption and costs.

"As we all face tougher economic times, particularly in the fundraising sector, it is imperative that we carefully examine our costs," said Roger Partridge, director of development for the Child Study Center Foundation.

The project is partially funded with a $52,446 grant from the Sue Pope Fund.


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