Magnolia May Given Historic Fort Worth Preservation Project Award

Fort Construction is proud to have been a part of the renovation project located at 401-411 W. Magnolia Avenue in Fort Worth.

These commercial buildings, occupying about 10,000 square feet, were redesigned and renovated into mixed-use spaces including both offices and restaurants.

Originally built between the 1920’s and 1940’s, none of the buildings were hiding a cache of silver or an original copy of the Declaration of Independence, but we did uncover some fantastic masonry surfaces.

This was a total team effort among Fort Construction, Presidio Interests, Hatfield Properties, and the architecture firm of Bennett Benner Partners. Not only do you have to meet current building codes, you must maintain architectural standards and ultimately, retain the spirit of the building.

The entire project is 100% leased and includes two restaurants, 24 Plates and Spice, as well as Panther City Salon and TBG, a landscape architecture firm.

Presidio Interests’ Andrew Blake and Hatfield Properties’ Dak Hatfield are co-managing this project. You can find more information on Magnolia May, and their other creative, adaptive reuse projects at May 2

Bennett Benner Partners is a multi-disciplinary design firm, offering architecture, urban design and planning, economic development, interior design and landscape architecture services. You can reach them at