The new development is moving forward in a long-neglected Fort Worth neighborhood, and it is expected that some part of it will be named after the celebrated basketball coach.
The development work was paused due to pandemics, but the bricks are coming down in Stop Six.
Pastor Michael Moore said, "The community has been very much involved, the process."
Demolition at the old Cavile Place expects that this will be the beginning of the six planned phases of a new modern mixed-use community.
Pastor Moore, a life-long resident of the neighborhood, is on the neighborhood association board. He added that efforts are being made beyond the construction and economic growth
He explained, "We need grocery stores. We need all types of business opportunities in Stop Six, so along with what is coming with the housing solutions, we’re also looking for business partnerships."
Those businesses are set to be surrounded by new and returning residents.
Carolyn Tubbs said she will move back, and she’ll live in Cowan Place, a 174-unit senior living community at E. Rosedale Street and Stalcup Road, where construction is slated to begin in June.
Tubbs answered, "Once a month, we have a Zoom meeting." "The caseworkers keep us up to date…let us know where the phase is at."
Another phase of the development received its official name. A 210-unit community will be called Hughes House, to honor Stop Six hero, coach Robert Hughes Sr.
The 2017 Basketball Hall of Fame inductee is also the world’s winningest high school boys basketball coach.
His son said his 93-year-old dad is proud.
Robert Hughes Jr. said, "He was elated. He just can’t believe a guy from Slick, Oklahoma has gotten all these accolades."
More accolades for the coach and the Stop Six community