STAR TELEGRAM - High-rise residential tower will overlook downtown Fort Worth, developer says A 24-story luxury residential condominium tower with scenic views is in the works just blocks from the center of downtown. Developers say the estimated $100 million project will complement efforts to draw business to the region. Plans for the development, called The Worth, were announced by Robert A. Zamorano, president and CEO of Houston-based Zamco Properties. “This sophisticated contemporary tower is a spectacular addition to Fort Worth and is an important asset to the area,” Zamorano said in a press release. The tower will face North Henderson Street and be bounded by West Bluff Street, Mills Street and West Peach Street. It will feature 115 homes with amenities that includes panoramic views of downtown Fort Worth, the Cultural District, Trinity River and Panther Island. Read More >
Fort Worth Weekly On Tap in Fort Worth: Re-envisioning Panther Island Possibly more than any North Texas brewery, Panther Island Brewing’s location has become an integral part of its identify — and future. The image of a sleeping feline (spotted in the area during one of several early 20th-century floods, according to Fort Worth lore) is closely tied to the area. Nearby, the convergence of the Clear and West Forks of the Trinity River provides a popular recreational destination for kayakers, bikers, and runners. In the coming months, the area will begin to see a drastic transformation as the Trinity River Vision Project becomes a reality. READ MORE >
The Trinity River Promenade NEW LIFE ALONG THE WATERFRONT An urban lifestyle created by design The Trinity River Promenade is a lush waterfront feature of Panther Island that will consist of several unique urban parks that will connect lakes, canals and marinas through a network of trails. The design focuses on community enrichment and an enhanced quality of life for Panther Island while keeping in mind what makes Fort Worth look unique. Features of the Trinity River Promenade will include: Launch Pads On-site storage for kayaks, canoes, stand-up paddle boards and other watercraft Trees lining the river bank 12–ft wide shared paths along the water's edge Water Taxi Landings
Don’t miss the final float, Fort Worth’s coolest party comes to a close this Saturday, August 5. The north segment of the bypass channel, including the highly anticipated Panther Island Promenade, is on track to be fully designed by the end of 2017. The completed design will allow for the future construction of the 1.5 mile long channel. The bypass channel will be constructed to redirect flood waters around the nearly 800-acres of low lying area to the north of Downtown.
Ain't Summer Just Peachy? Summageez, the newest addition to the Panther Island Brewing family, made its sweet debut last month. The seasonal ale infuses Parker County peaches into the recipe, making it a choice summer brew - light with a slightly fruity finish. Mmmm, get in my mouth! Panther Island Brewing holds public Tap Room Tours every Friday from 5-9pm and Sundays from 2-6pm. For just $10, hop heads and the brew-curious get three beers, plus a cool commemorative pint glass. Each tour also features grub from an area food truck to fill your belly cravings and live tunes by local musicians. You can also find the brewery's line-up on tap at Panther Island Pavilion for their Sunday Funday events. Every Sunday through September 3, Panther Island Brewing will be serving up their craft beers from noon to 6pm. Stop by, say hi to the Brew Crew and taste for yourself
Gateway Park West Making Huge Strides GATEWAY PARK The finishing touches are being put on Phase 1 of Gateway Park West. The excavation is completed and the area is being seeded for grass growing. Phase 2 of the continued excavation will occur in the central area of the park. The design for Phase 2 is nearly complete and excavation is expected to begin the first quarter of 2018. This continued work provides necessary flood protection for our city and brings Gateway Park another step closer to becoming one of the largest urban programmed parks in North Texas. DID YOU KNOW? Upon completion of the Gateway Park Master Plan, the park will be larger than Central Park in New York City at just over 1,000 acres.
White Settlement Bridge Making Progress Work on the Panther Island signature bridges continues to make daily progress proving 2017 to be a very productive construction period. On July 17, concrete was poured for the first, full scale V-Pier for the White Settlement Bridge. The bridge contractor utilized 200 cubic yards of concrete. With crews placing the concrete on both legs of the V-Pier simultaneously, the pour took several days to complete and cure. Approximately 15,000 gallons of liquid nitrogen was used to keep the concrete cool as surface temps of the truck drums dropped below 40 degrees. Additional pours are anticipated over the next 12-months with a new pours taking place approximately every three weeks.
Fair Contracting Vendor Spotlight - Sunbelt Industries G.L. Morris Enterprises, dba Sunbelt Industrial Services is an environmental contractor that originally began working with Trinity River Vision Authority in 2008. With a focus on expanding services to their existing client base, Sunbelt’s determination has given the woman-owned corporation the ability to bid on larger projects. Sunbelt has been awarded a total of three TRVA projects, serving as the prime on all. “Sunbelt has been a reliable contractor in executing Competitive Sealed Proposal (CSP) environmental Response Actions. They have read and understand the contract/ specifications, and are prepared with optional solutions whenever unexpected or unusual conditions are encountered in the field. They are timely in submittal of the required documentation; this help the project runs smoothly while being driven to completion.” - Charles Gaddy, Project Manager, APTIM Established in 1988, Sunbelt has offices in both Fort Worth and Carrollton. Their services include excavation and remediation services, environmental drilling, waste transportation and disposal services, environmental field services, and UST removals. “It is only with the help of clients like TRVA and its contracted professionals that Sunbelt has been able to achieve the growth necessary to operate as a prime on these
Diverse Business Spotlight Diverse Business Spotlight TOP 5 GROWING DIVERSE BUSINESSES ROBERTS TRUCKINGMinority Owned Business EnterpriseScope of work provided: Hauling B & A LABORATORIES, INC. DBA XENCO LABORATORIESMinority Owned Business EnterpriseScope of work provided: Environmental Laboratory GORRONDONA & ASSOCIATES, INC.Minority Owned Business EnterpriseScope of work provided: Professional Land Surveyors MULTATECH ENGINEERING, INC.Minority Owned Business EnterpriseScope of work provided: Civil Engineering SAVANT GROUP, INC.Woman Owned Business EnterpriseScope of work provided: Civil Engineering Successful Growth Builds Strong Foundation Offering local businesses a fair and equitable opportunity to bid on and secure contracts within the Central City/Panther Island Project has been a long-time commitment of the Trinity River Vision Authority (TRVA).Now in its tenth year, TRVA’s Fair Contracting Program continues to recognize and join forces with *Diverse Businesses (DB). *TRVA refers to businesses that are minority-owned,women-owned, socially disadvantaged, economically disadvantaged, small,service-disabled, and/or historically underutilized as Diverse Business (DB). The Fair Contracting Program’s goal is to provide at least 25% of all contracting opportunities to DBs. Additionally, each project partner commits to taking a proactive approach to obtaining a DB a goal for each contract acquired. As of today, TRVA proudly stands behind a projected commitment of 30% for combined local, state
Live, Work, Play - The Panther Island Way Fort Worth is spreadin' out so far and wide. Keep Dallas, just show me the panther's side. Green urban spaces will breathe life into the current industrial area just North of downtown Fort Worth along Main Street. A feature of the Panther Island project is the development of the Trinity River Promenade. The Promenade has plans for a total of seven new parks, they will be known as The Parks of Panther Island. These urban parks will connect lakes, canals and marinas through a network of trails. The development of the parks system will be located along the future site of the by-pass channel, which will begin west of the White Settlement bridge past the extension of the Main Street bridge headed east. Imagine having public art on display in a lush green outdoor setting with canoe and kayak launches, lockers and shaded seating. Promenade Park South promises these features and more! Live, work and play at Promenade Park North. The biggest appeal of this park are the pedestrian bridges. They will link the top and bottom of the Promenade parks improving connectivity along the river. Bring on The Parks of Panther