Finalist: Best Low-Rise Apartment Community (Non-Garden, 5 Stories or Less)
Nominated by: KWA Construction
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Developer: Lang Partners
General Contractor: KWA Construction
Interior Designer: Moore Design Group
Project Website: www.cooperapts.com
The Cooper is an expansive multifamily development located in the Near Southside neighborhood in Fort Worth’s medical district. Lang Partners, a multifamily real estate development firm, selected KWA to build The Cooper following the successful completion of phase one, The Monarch.
The Cooper is a $65 million, five-story, 390-unit community and is one of the largest developments of its kind in the area. Designed by the award-winning multi-disciplinary design firm GFF, the contemporary, urban apartments connect two separate city blocks between West Rosedale and West Oleander streets via an intricately designed sky-bridge over Washington Avenue.
Offering a mix of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and townhomes packed with hotel-inspired amenities, residences at The Cooper include expansive glass windows, wood plank-style flooring, spacious 10- to 12-foot ceilings, large patios or balconies, designer lighting, spacious storage pantries and closets, keyless entry system and direct-to-door dry cleaning services. Bathrooms include dual-sink vanities, deep soaking tubs and separate walk-in glass showers in select units. Chef-inspired kitchens feature slate steel kitchen appliances, luxurious granite countertops, microwave, self-cleaning oven, dishwasher, double stainless steel sinks and beverage refrigerators in select units.
Community features include a first-of-its-kind hospitality bar, Craftwork at The Cooper, which is open to both residents and the general public. Derived from Fort Worth’s Craftwork Coffee Co., the on-site amenity provides local specialty coffee, craft beer, select wines, light grab-and-go food and poolside beverage service to The Cooper residents. Other community amenities include a coworking lounge, a business center, Fetch Package delivery and Tide lockers. A media center with HD TVs, satellite radio and billiards, plus a separate fitness center and yoga studio provide more community space for tenants. In addition, The Cooper provides a resort-style zero-edge pool with a lounging shelf, sundeck and personal towel service.