If you’re looking for office space where you can corral your clients for a business meeting in a unique setting, Paddock Place Office suites could be your spot.
Fort Worth developer Ron Sturgeon of RDS Investments is converting a 20-stall, 4,000-square-foot former horse barn at 1921 Golden Heights Road into a unique office opportunity.
The project will be completed and ready for tenants in about six weeks, Sturgeon told Dallas Innovates.
Each 125-square-foot office will have its own air conditioning and heating and there will be a conference room for tenants.
The Paddock Place Office Suites is adjacent to another unique development by Sturgeon, Box Office Warehouse Suites, which is being constructed from used shipping containers.
“There was no way we were tearing it down and building a standard business park on that site.”
Both office projects are just south of Alliance Airport in north Fort Worth.
Sturgeon said that after he closed on the 32-acre property he was able to inspect the house and barn — both about 20 years old — that were included in the deal. He discovered both were in good shape.
“We decided to save the barn,” Sturgeon said on the development’s website. “We evaluated making the barn into a makerspace or remodeling it for a single tenant, but decided to turn it into executive suites.”
Sturgeon said that after closing on the property that tornadoes damaged the barn’s roof twice in a three-week period. Repairs were made each time.
“There was no way we were tearing it down and building a standard business park on that site. The Barn deserved better treatment than that,” Sturgeon said.
Sturgeon said in a release that he can’t imagine going to work in a modern office space.
“They all look the same,” he said. “They all feel the same.”
Sturgeon wanted to create something unusual.
“We wanted to offer office space for lease with some character and pizzazz,” he said.
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