The upcoming Walsh master-planned community west of Fort Worth, Texas has made its next move toward cutting-edge technological amenitization, following up its earlier plans for ultra-fast fiber internet. The Makerspace complex, which will allow the community’s residents to access and create with a woodshop, 3D printers, computer design, and more, is currently under construction on the property and is set to open this spring, when the first Walsh homes will be available for sale.
"I'm pretty convinced there will be people who will move," said Hatch, who authored the book The Maker Movement Manifesto. "They'll sell their homes and move and maybe some folks will come out of state to participate in the first-ever project of its kind."
Tony Ruggeri, co-CEO of Walsh developer Republic Property Group, also hopes that Walsh will be an attractive location for large corporations and their families and employees.
The Walsh community is set to cover 1,700 acres, with a projected build-out cost of $1.6 billion.