Deco 969 apartment tower perks to include a sky pool & bar with a 15-foot ‘jumbotron’

The developer of Deco 969 has released new details about the opening of the downtown Fort Worth luxury apartment tower.

Units in the high rise at 969 Commerce St. will be open for pre-leasing in December. Pricing and touring will also be available at that time, according to developer Southern Land Company.

The 27-story tower is expected to open in February for residents to begin moving in.

Deco 969 is the first new-build apartment tower in downtown in decades. The location at East Ninth and Commerce streets is within a block of the Fort Worth Convention Center, the Central rail station and the future Texas A&M-Fort Worth campus.

The 300,000-square-foot property will feature 302 units for rent, eight floors of parking and retail and restaurant space on the first floor. It will include one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments and penthouses.

Amenities will include a 24th floor sun-facing pool and heated spa, a poolside bar and lounge, a 180-inch poolside “jumbotron” and a dog grooming spa. The property will also include a 25th-floor greenspace, a bar in the lobby, meeting rooms and workspace, a demonstration kitchen and a full-time concierge, according to its website.

Deco 969 will be the tallest building constructed downtown since 2009, when the 33-story Omni Fort Worth Hotel was built.

David Walters, senior vice president of CBRE, the commercial real estate services company, has previously said he thinks Deco 969 will be a great test for the future success of residential development in downtown.

“The Deco project will be interesting. It will kind of be the bellwether for future projects,” Walters told the Star-Telegram last year. “I know there are other residential developers that would love to go vertical. I suspect if Deco leases up quickly, does well and gets rents that meet their performance, you’ll see other developers that are going to follow.”

Last October, when Deco 969 was still 10 stories away from completion, a drone video offered an aerial look at the project’s construction.