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Sundance Square Plaza

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If you’ve been in downtown Fort Worth over the past week, you may have noticed something a bit unusual: A brand-new home under construction in Sundance Square.

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Get ready for more purple and white in Fort Worth.

Fort Worth Tops List Of Best Downtowns in America

Mar 17, 2014, a website that focuses on quality of life in small to mid-sized cities, seems to have used a mix of measurable criteria and editor preferences to form this ranking of downtowns. Retail and office vacancy rates, population gains, and income growth were some of the measures where Fort Worth excelled. Also cited were cultural amenities including parks, theaters, and entertainment districts like Sundance Square. Their take on the city: "Few downtowns have achieved the cohesion between cowboy culture and urban sophistication that Fort Worth has." The editors did not look at the country's largest cities, including Dallas, for this list.

The new Sundance Square Plaza in downtown Fort Worth has opened. "This is not the completion of Sundance Square," said Ed Bass, lead developer of the downtown district, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "We've go more to do. A city is never finished."