Thank you to everyone who came out to Mayfest 2022 at Trinity Park from May 5-8! We had an updated display with project information as well as a list of fun activities to enjoy on Panther Island.
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There are a variety of events taking place in March and April, including concerts, runs, and even festivals. Whether you’re with friends or family, Panther Island Pavilion has outdoor events to help you shake winter off and get back outside.
Encore Panther Island opens as the first multi-family development on Panther Island. The multi-family community comes from Encore Multi-Family, LLC, a subsidiary of the Dallas-based Encore Enterprises, Inc. “We are excited to develop the first multifamily community on Panther Island,” said President of Encore Multi-Family Charlie Keels.
On January 19th, the Central City Flood Project received $403 million in funding from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). This funding will allow USACE to complete the final design of all project components and construction of the bypass channel.
The future United States Army Corps of Engineers bypass channel will protect more than 2,400 acres of neighborhoods in Fort Worth from the highest level of flooding. However, the USACE bypass channel cannot accomplish this alone. In times of flooding water will be moving through the future bypass channel but there has to be a way to slow that water down so we aren’t flooding our neighbors to the east.
On November 17, 2021, the Emerging Professionals Event was held at Panther Island Brewing. This event had a great turnout and brought together numerous local organizations such as Steer Fort Worth, Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, American Institute of Architects, BRIDGE and Leadership Fort Worth.
Demolition of the Police and Fire Training Tower began on November 8,, 2021. This demolition project is taking place in what will be the South section of the future bypass channel.
There are numerous activities during Thanksgiving Week on Panther Island! Have a blast on the island during the week whether you and your family are off from school, working from home or needing fun evening plans! Spend time on Panther Island making memories and share them with us via social media!
Located just north of Downtown Fort Worth, on Panther Island, sits The TCC Trinity River Campus. The campus is not only beautiful but is also the fastest growing TCC branch in the area.
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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. Speaking to the Trinity River Vision Authority on Thursday, Woody Frossard said his project development teams have set up meetings next week with the Corps and the city for how to move forward.
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?
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Celebrate Independence Day with an evening of festival food, drinks, live music and the largest fireworks show in North Texas on July 4 at Fort Worth’s Fourth. We are excited to re-open the festival grounds this year to give patrons the opportunity to return, spread out and enjoy the evening and fireworks along the banks of the Trinity River at Panther Island Pavilion.
Panther Island Ice Returns for the Holidays. Fort Worth’s favorite holiday tradition is back at Coyote Drive-In. We are excited to announce that Panther Island Ice returns this holiday season from November 20, 2020 to January 18, 2021.
On Monday, Aug. 12, the Trinity River Vision Authority Board of Directors will be receiving the Final Report concerning the Central City Flood Control Programmatic Review.
The Trinity River Vision Authority Board of Directors met in its regularly scheduled monthly meeting. As part of the meeting’s Agenda, there was an update concerning the Trinity River Vision’s (aka: Central City Flood Control Project’s) pending programmatic review.
Statement from The US Army Corps of Engineers: USACE awards $5.2M contract for Trinity River Vision/Central City Project
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Fort Worth District, awarded today a contract totaling $5.2 million for the construction of Oxbow Phase 2 in support of the Trinity River Vision/Central City Project.
Rockin’ the River is back for an exciting ninth year of popular music and tubing at Panther Island Pavilion. A Texas-sized line up including five bands and a fireworks show each Saturday from July 6 thru August 10 will continue what has become a Fort Worth summer tradition along the Trinity River.
It’s not too early to start making plans for July 4, 2019. In its 12th year, Fort Worth’s Fourth is celebrating our nation’s independence along the Trinity River.
Statement from Congresswoman Granger: USACE expresses great support for Fort Worth Flood Control Project
Today in Washington, top officials testified to their strong commitment for the Fort Worth Central City Flood Control Project. R.D. James, Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Civil Works, stated “I very strongly support the project.” James further added “It is a good project.”
Thanks to a partnership between the Trinity River Vision Authority, Bank of Texas and Blue Zones Project – Fort Worth thousands of FWISD elementary students will get the opportunity to experience Fort Worth’s only outdoor ice skating rink, Panther Island Ice.