AS REPORTED BY FORT WORTH MAGAZINE
Author: Matt Payne
Colby and Donnie Siratt were surrounded by family and many friends Wednesday when they dedicated the land of the future Montrachet community in prayer.
Several who have been involved in the west Fort Worth project, including those affiliated with the John Zimmerman Group, Compass Real Estate and the City of Fort Worth, attended the “ground-blessing,” which followed the official groundbreaking last week. Wine from the development’s namesake of Montrachet in France was toasted and poured over the land.
“It’s a pleasure to hear your ideas and be creative together,” Donnie said to those gathered for the event. “We just want to do what’s needed to be done so we can have more people experience it.”
The expansive countryside nestled within thousands of trees features over 45 acres of green-space, including miles of hiking and biking trails, riverside verandas and a private grove gazebo. Many have already taken interest in the development just purchased by the Siratts over the summer, with 53 of the 139 initial lots already spoken for, according to the family.
Montrachet, just off Ranch-to-Market Road 2871 and a stone’s throw away from Mary’s Creek, expands off of the exquisite Montserrat community. Lot prices on the new development range from $200,000 to $2 million.
Inspiration for the name “Montrachet” alludes to whenever acquisition of the property closed. The Siratts were abroad visiting Montrachet in France when the news hit, a trip in which they felt the presence of the late Donald Siratt.
“We were in Montrachet the day that the property had closed,” Colby said. “While we were on that trip, we all felt like Dad was with us, and six months later, that’s a neat reminder that he had been.”
District 3 Councilman Brian Byrd also helped dedicate the land, and described the reaction of city staff as collectively “ecstatic.”
“Let me tell you: I was impressed,” Byrd said whenever the Siratts showcased a map of the land. “I see this as a celebration of what Montserrat is and has been, and we’re getting to see more of it with this expansion.”
Construction on roads and various infrastructure within the Montrachet development is set to ramp up next year.