Grapevine(s) burst with flavorful developmentGrapevine(s) burst with flavorful developmenthttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=152612016-12-03T06:00:00Z2016-12-03T22:00:00Z

GRAPEVINE – A surge in development—including a planned commuter rail line—is attracting more construction activity to Grapevine.

"We've had almost $700 million worth of projects announced in the last 26 months—that's a lot of stuff," said Bob Farley, Grapevine's director of economic development.

Construction of the $1 billion-plus TEX Rail line linking downtown Fort Worth with DFW International Airport is adding development to Grapevine's downtown.

The city is designing a new commuter rail station and mixed-use project.

"There will be a small boutique hotel built adjacent to the station—four or maybe five stories with about 120 rooms," Farley said. "That will have some additional space for events and a rooftop deck.

Grapevine hopes to have plans for the hotel finalized before the end of 2016. The station will open in 2018—just in time for the first TEX Rail trains.

One builder isn't waiting for the train.

Dallas-based apartment developer Trinsic Residential Group has broken ground on a 250-unit rental community just east of Main Street near the rail line.

"We have started site work and plan to deliver our first units and retail in first quarter 2018," Trinsic's Adam Brown said. ​

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