Chapel Hill Shopping Center
46-4700 W. Freeway - 2001
For many years, the Lena Pope Home was situated on this commanding hillside in West Fort Worth. A great deal of the home's site was open land with grass and trees. In the late 1990's the home's directors made the decision to help more children by leasing out the open portions of the site for development. Chapel Hill Shopping Center was constructed around the home's administration buildings and the Marty Leonard Chapel designed by Fay Jones. The bulk of the center opened in late 2000, with the main anchor Central Market following in October 2001. Hodges Associates of Dallas were the architects for the center featuring an Old World European design with landscaping and bronze sculptures sprinkled about the development. Views of the chapel are preserved throughout the site. The main anchor to the center is the 80,000 square feet Central Market, an upscale grocery store by H.E.B. grocery chain. (Henry E. Butts Grocery Co.) Central Market was H.E.B.'s first entry into the North Texas Market and it opened with great fanfare and record crowds.