#Type! error in form control

Does anyone know what the #Type! error is referencing? I haven't found much on the forum about this error.

I'm trying to use an expression in a text box, but it's putting the error "#Type!" in the text box. Both parts of the expression are in the form's data source (which is a query).

The expression in the text box is:
=[PROJECT_NAME] & " (" & [DATE_START] & ")"

The same error is produced even with this expression:
=[PROJECT_NAME][DATE_START

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