Unique Makerspace on Tap for Walsh Development

The Makerspace at Walsh will be nation's first for a master-planned community.

The massive Walsh development in far west Fort Worth will become the first master-planned community in the U.S. to have its own makerspace.

The space will debut in April in the $6 billion development that’s located on both sides of the highway where interstates 20 and 30 meet, according to a report in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Called the Makerspace at Walsh, the 2,000-square-foot building will feature a wood shop, computer design software and 3D printers, robotics, laser cutters, and an electronics lab, the Star-Telegram reported. It will be the first of several planned for the 2-acre amenity at the development, according to the report.

The property is being developed by Dallas-based Republic Property Group.

We’ve reported on the Walsh development before because it will feature 10-gigabit internet speed, the fastest speed available. 

According to the Star-Telegram, the development will have more than 15,000 homes and roughly 50,000 residents upon build-out.

Republic CEO Tony Ruggeri told the Star-Telegram that the makerspace is designed to encourage children to interact on the inside of the space, and that they can then go outside to find a greenhouse, experimental garden, and a planned imagination playground.

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