In late July, through a collaboration with The Art Of Living and Fort Worth SPARC, students got to experience a week long adventure of field trips and activities throughout Fort Worth. Our staff was proud to present and teach the students about Panther Island and TRWD.
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The historic Thurber Brick you see lining the streets of Camp Bowie, Downtown Fort Worth and the Stockyards is being incorporated into the Panther Island storm water canal system. The historic Thurber Brick comes from Thurber, Texas (halfway between Fort Worth and Abilene).
The environmental remediation work at 1076 Calvert Street and an adjacent property has been completed and the report documenting the work has been sent to Texas Commission for Environmental Quality (TCEQ). Once a certificate of completion is received this property will be ready for use by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).
HENDERSON STREET TRAFFIC REROUTE
DETOUR BEGINS AUGUST 10
Starting on August 10, the southbound traffic on Henderson Street that normally flows into downtown Fort Worth will detour onto the new bridge so transition areas can be paved. This work is scheduled to be completed later in the year, at which time northbound traffic will also be rerouted onto the new Henderson Street Bridge.
As Executive Director of the Panther Island / Central City Flood Control Project I have had the honor of working with an incredible group of people who have dedicated their lives to the betterment of our community. One of those persons was Mr. Devoyd Jennings, President of the Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce for the last 31 years.
Summer Weekly Activities & Events on Panther Island
On the morning of July 17, 2021 The City of Fort Worth hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony on the North Main St Bridge on Panther Island. The ceremony included remarks from Congresswoman Kay Granger, Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker, G.K. Maenius, FW Hispanic Chamber President & CEO Anette Landeros, and Fort WORTH City Councilman Carlos Flores.
On February 8, 2019 students from the I.M. Terrell Academy STEM program visited the Panther Island – Central City office. The students had an opportunity to gain insight into the project from representatives from the United States Army Corps of Engineers and TRWD staff.
The Public is invited to attend the North Main Street Bridge’s ribbon cutting ceremony, taking place Saturday, July 17th, at 9 a.m.
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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.
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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.