During a recent construction project in Fort Worth, a piece of history was unearthed. And now the city is using a rare historic keepsake to help build a water canal system. VIEW ON CBS DFW SITE
This rendering shows the Panther Island/Central City Flood Control project’s footprint looking south over Main Street toward downtown. (Courtesy of the Tarrant Regional Water District) The Central City Flood Project could transform a partially blighted expanse of land just north of downtown into about 440 acres of prime […]
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Fort Worth Star Telegram: Fort Worth’s Panther Island work expected to pick up speed after $403M in federal funds
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has kicked into high gear to begin work on the 1.5 mile bypass channel for Fort Worth’s Panther Island, and the city, county and water district need to act with similar speed to keep up, the project manager said Thursday.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 19, 2022 Contact: Valerie Nelson (202) 225-5071 Army Corps Announces Funding for Trinity River Flood Control Project FORT WORTH – Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX), Republican Leader of the House Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a […]
Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Millions have been spent to clean up chemicals in Fort Worth. The work is nearly done
For more than a decade, the Tarrant Regional Water District has spent upwards of $43 million to remove toxic chemicals from two dozen properties in Fort Worth’s industrial north side.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Fort Worth’s Panther Island will get federal funding in 2022, US Rep. Kay Granger says
The Panther Island project will see enough federal money in the 2022 funding cycle to begin digging the channel under the already-built bridges, U.S. Rep. Kay Granger said Saturday.
The Contractor working on the N Main bridge has requested that the traffic on the current N Main / Commerce Street detour be rerouted the weekend of June 25th through June 27th. The rerouting of the traffic is necessary so that the Contractor can construct traffic transition areas that will shift north and southbound traffic from the existing detour on to the newly constructed North Main Street bridge. The temporary reroute will be in place over the weekend to minimize the impact on local businesses and the motoring public.
The Panther Island project has been going on for well over a decade now, and in that time frame, has also become the brunt of both praise and critique from those anxiously awaiting the promised San Antonio-style riverwalk and surrounding developments illustrated in those fancy renderings.
Although the primary purpose for the Trinity River Project is to provide needed flood protection, along with updating infrastructure and addressing environmental issues, the project will also create an estimated 10,000 mixed-income residences and three million square feet of commercial space while doubling the size of the Fort Worth Cultural District and Stockyards.
Twenty-six acres of land in the Panther Island development are coming to the market. With the White Settlement Bridge now open, infrastructure improvements made and Encore Panther Island’s multifamily community soon to open, LanCarte Commercial, in collaboration with Panther Island Property Group, has announced that the largest portfolio of privately-owned land on Panther Island is coming to market.
To the delight of many readers, and residents of Fort Worth’s Westside, the White Settlement Rd. Bridge opened to trafﬁc at the beginning of this month. Now that the much – anticipated bridge is open to trafﬁc, it has many people asking, what’s next for the project?
Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Chemicals polluted north Fort Worth for decades. Here’s what’s being done about it
Tarrant Regional Water District engineer, Woody Frossard explains how the Panther Island flood prevention project works.
The Tarrant Regional Water District is entering the final stages of one of the largest environmental cleanup projects of its kind in Texas.
Watch KTVT’s (CBS 11) update on Encore Panther Island!
WFAA’S VERIFY Team wanted to discover where the clean water is in North Texas, leading them back to the Trinity River in Fort Worth.
Have you ever wondered how Fort Worth received its nickname, Panther City, or why there are panther references all over town?
Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Boat tours in Fort Worth? This company wants to show you the Trinity River
Downtown Fort Worth glows with the summer sunset. It’s a sweeping cityscape view from the Cultural District, Trinity Park or the Fourth Street bridge.
Fort Worth Magazine: Corps of Engineers Awards $5.2 Million to Advance Trinity River Vision/Central City Project
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently awarded the contract for Oxbow Phase within Gateway Park as part of the Central City Project. Read more about it from the Fort Worth Magazine article below.
We are excited to host the architecture students from the prestigious campus of Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education in Fort Worth’s sister city of Toluca, Mexico at our education center for a project briefing and then a tour of the project sites next Tuesday!
For years, Fort Worth residents, new and old, have heard tales of the Panther Island Project and the potential of having a San Antonio-type riverwalk in our own backyard.
Construction crews in Fort Worth, Texas, are creating the foundation for what will be a unique, pedestrian-oriented urban waterfront district. Three V-pier bridges positioned along the realigned Trinity River are currently being built, at a cost of $66 million.
The Army Corps of Engineers stated Wednesday it was committed to a major waterfront redevelopment project along the Trinity River in Fort Worth.
Fort Worth Sister Cities International, Wild Acre Brewing Co. and sister city Trier, Germany are partnering to introduce the first-ever collaborative “bier” at the Fort Wurst Corporate Night, on September 26 at The Shack on Panther Island.
The Trinity River has been an invaluable asset to Fort Worth, Texas, since its founding in 1849. As the city expanded, efforts were made to construct levees and safety features along the river to provide protection during high-water events.
Recently, Travel Market Report put out an article highlighting the “top 5 most spectacular celebrations to share in across the nation for America’s birthday.”
Texas Sterling, the Texas Department of Transportation’s contractor for the Panther Island bridges, has been making major progress on the new White Settlement Bridge.
Dallas Morning News: Why is Fort Worth called Panther City? Curious Texas investigates a regional rivalry
Have you ever wondered where the name Panther Island comes from? The City of Fort Worth and the panther have always had a rich history.
Encore Enterprises has broken ground on the first multi-family community on Panther Island. Encore Panther Island will be a 5 story, 300 unit apartment complex…
Visit Fort Worth put together this great video showcasing things to do on Panther Island. From concerts to kayaks Panther Island is your epicenter for outdoor activity.
FORT WORTH (CBS11) – Seven years ago Fort Worth sold its aging police and fire training center on Calvert St., and moved out. Now, police are getting ready to move back in. City crews are putting in walls, adding doors, and finishing work turning training rooms into office space. […]
The Tarrant Regional Water District is set to ask voters to approve adding another $250 million to the tab for the long-planned Panther Island project north of downtown Fort Worth. The water district board of directors’ monthly meeting on Thursday includes an agenda item to call call the bond election on May 5.
Motorists who use North Main Street to travel between downtown Fort Worth and the Stockyards should be prepared to use a detour — for roughly the next three years.
Work on all three of the project’s landmark bridges — White Settlement Road and Henderson Street and North Main Street — will pick up speed. On the White Settlement bridge, workers will complete pouring concrete in its eight signature v-piers and begin erecting the rest of the superstructure.
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.
Possibly more than any North Texas brewery, Panther Island Brewing’s location has become an integral part of its identify — and future.
Fort Worth’s Fourth Celebrates 10 Years on Trinity – NBC 5 and The Trinity River Vision Authority invite you to join the celebration of our nation’s independence at Fort Worth’s Fourth along the Trinity River on Tuesday.
The planned $55 million residential community, called Encore Panther Island, will be situated along the first segment of canal that will run through the interior of the island, at Fourth and Main Streets, just north of the old TXU power plant and south of Panther Island Brewing. Encore […]
Congress has approved a wide-ranging bill to authorize water projects across the country, including $526 million in funding for the Trinity River Vision project in Fort Worth that will update flood control for the Trinity River, redevelop land north of downtown and spur economic investment in the area.
Thanks to the tenacity of its principal advocate in the U.S. Congress, Rep. Kay Granger, the massive flood control and economic development project is close to receiving the congressional authorization needed to ensure its inclusion in the president’s budget.