As a result of the strategic location of many programs and facilities, children and families living at Renaissance will have access to high-quality housing and many other programs and facilities that support health, well-being, and academic readiness.

Timeline

  • 1899: Masonic Widows and Orphans Home opens in southeast Fort Worth
  • 1910: Masonic Orphans Home moves to site that is now Renaissance
  • 1932: Mighty Mites win Texas State Division 7A Football Championship
  • 2005: Masonic Home and School of Texas close their residential facility
  • 2006: Site purchased by Fort Worth Mason Heights
  • 2006: ACH Child and Family Services begins renovating Masonic Home and campus
  • 2007: Site re-zoned; Tax Increment Financing and Neighborhood Empowerment Zone established
  • 2009: Lockard / Moriah purchase part of site for commercial development
  • 2012: Uplift Mighty opens serving grades K-2 on-site and grades 6-7 off-site
  • 2013: Wal-Mart opens, first Shoppes at Renaissance Square commercial tenant
  • 2014: North Texas Area Community Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Clinic, opens their Southeast Community Health Center just north of Renaissance
  • 2014: Cook Children’s opens their community health clinic that provides both quality pediatric and dental care
  • 2015: Uplift Mighty expands their campus at Renaissance serving grades K-10 on-site with plans to grow to K-12 by 2017
  • 2015: TDHCA awards 9% tax credits to Columbia at Renaissance Phase 1
  • 2017: Mitchell Boulevard Elementary named a Fort Worth ISD Leadership Academy
  • 2017: Construction of Columbia at Renaissance Phase 1 complete
  • 2018: First class of Uplift Mighty seniors graduate with 100% obtaining at least one college acceptance
  • 2018: TDHCA awards 9% tax credits to Columbia at Renaissance Phase 2
  • 2019: William M. McDonald YMCA opens with over 400 people in attendance at the grand opening
  • 2019: Fort Worth ISD and Texas Wesleyan University partner to create Leadership Academy Network which includes Mitchell Boulevard Elementary