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Panel approves 26-story office tower for downtown Fort Worth

Architectural rendering of the planned 26-story office building by Jetta Operating in downtown Fort Worth.
Architectural rendering of the planned 26-story office building by Jetta Operating in downtown Fort Worth. Bennett Benner Partners

Construction is expected to begin this summer on a $100 million, 26-story office tower downtown that will be the new headquarters for Jetta Operating and other tenants.

Construction on the modern glass and metal building will take about two years to complete, said Michael Bennett, principal of Bennett Benner Partners, the architecture firm that designed the building.

The project was unanimously approved by the Downtown Design Review Board this morning.

The building covers three-quarters of a block bounded by Taylor and Lamar streets on the east and west, and Fifth and Sixth streets on the north and south. It will have about 230,000 square feet of office space on the 14th through 24th floors, with the top two floors with six to eight for-sale condos. The office floors will offer about 21,000 square feet of space.

The building will also have about 7,000 square feet of retail space on the ground floor and 920 parking spaces, to be used by the building tenants, MorningStar Capital, which adjoins the project, and the Fort Worth Club. Four floors of parking will be below ground and 11 floors above ground.

The 12th and 13th floors of the building will have a restaurant and bar, conference rooms and amenities areas for locker rooms and fitness facilities for the building tenants. The restaurant and bar, which will have outside terraces, will be open to the public.

Jetta Operating is expected to take three floors of office space and another tenant is lined-up to take about three floors, with some of the ground floor retail space.

“It’s going to be a big project,” said Greg Bird, head of Jetta Operating and Anthracite Realty Partners, which doing the project.

Sandra Baker, 817-390-7727

Twitter: @SandraBakerFWST

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