STAR-TELEGRAM: $55 million Panther Island community taking shape in Fort Worth

2018-02-05T22:25:52+00:00 December 27th, 2017|In the News|

STAR-TELEGRAM: $55 million Panther Island community taking shape in Fort Worth For years, it seemed as if the Panther Island project was going nowhere. While land was being purchased and buildings demolished to make way for the $910 million flood control and economic development project, sometimes it was hard to imagine if it would ever be built — much less what it might look like. That won’t be a problem in 2018. 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. During the first quarter of 2018, construction on the $55 million, 300-unit Encore Panther Island community is expected to begin. Besides being the first private development, it also will straddle the first section of one of the interior canals. Construction on the canal is expected to begin next year, too. Work on the valley storage areas to hold floodwaters will continue. The first phase of the excavation in Gateway Park in east Fort Worth will be completed and

STAR TELEGRAM – High-rise residential tower will overlook downtown Fort Worth, developer says

2018-01-31T14:51:57+00:00 October 27th, 2017|In the News|

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

2018-01-31T14:58:24+00:00 September 27th, 2017|In the News|

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 >

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Fort Worth’s Fourth Celebrates 10 Years on Trinity

2018-02-16T15:20:17+00:00 July 17th, 2017|In the News|

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. In its 10th year, Fort Worth’s Fourth is returning to Panther Island Pavilion with a fun-filled afternoon of family activities, tubing and fly board shows. The little ones will love the KidZone area! Free activities offered throughout the day will include pony rides, face painting, bounce houses and zip lines. Attendees will hear live music from self-proclaimed Tex-Mex Honky Tonk band, the Tejas Brothers and as the sun goes down, the sounds of Party Machine as they play dance favorites to pump up the crowd for the spectacular fireworks finale. On the shore stage, 95.9 the Ranch will host three local bands in the “Battle of the Bald Eagle” Battle of the Bands contest. Food, soda, water, and beer will be available for purchase on site. Read The Article

Developer buys land for first apartments at Fort Worth’s Panther Island

2018-01-30T22:04:06+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|In the News|

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 Multi-Family Llc., a division of the Dallas-based Encore Enterprises real estate development firm, said a portion of the canal will accommodate a water taxi stop as well as places for kayaks, canoes and standup paddle boards to launch. Some apartments will feature waterfront balconies. Construction is expected to begin in the summer of 2017 and be completed a year later, the developer said. “We carefully studied the Riverwalk in San Antonio and worked closely with the Trinity River Vision Authority Design Committee to combine the organic feel beloved in San Antonio with Fort Worth’s distinct culture to create a one-of- a-kind living experience,” said Bradley Miller, president of Encore Multi-Family, in a statement. “We have designed community spaces along the Riverwalk to give our residents a true outdoor living room experience that will promote the active outdoor lifestyle that’s central to Panther Island.” WE CAREFULLY STUDIED THE RIVERWALK IN SAN ANTONIO AND

Trinity River Vision nearing reality

2018-02-16T16:11:01+00:00 August 11th, 2016|In the News|

Trinity River Vision nearing reality by Max Faulkner | Aug 11, 2016 The Trinity River Vision project is one step closer to being a reality. 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. Approval would unleash $520 million in federal funds from the Army Corps of Engineers — the majority of the estimated money needed to see the almost $1 billion project to its completion. Granger, a former Fort Worth mayor, has been working for years to secure federal dollars for the endeavor, which, when finished, would divert the Trinity River and create an urban lake and 12 miles of developable waterfront in the northern quadrant of the city. The funding still has a few hurdles to overcome: The House and Senate have to resolve slight differences in their respective authorization bills, and then legislators have to pass the bill in the time that remains this congressional session. In the current political climate, it’s best to keep expectations for Congress low and refrain from any premature celebrations. But Granger’s confidence in the

Associated Press – Trinity River Vision project funding part of water bill passed by Senate

2018-01-31T15:24:52+00:00 December 14th, 0206|In the News|

Associated Press -  Trinity River Vision project funding part of water bill passed by Senate Rep. Kay Granger, R-Fort Worth WASHINGTON (AP) — 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. The bill also includes $170 million to address lead in Flint, Michigan's drinking water and $558 million to provide relief to drought-stricken California. The Senate approved the $10 billion bill, 78-21, early Saturday, despite complaints from some Democrats that the drought measure was a giveaway to California farmers and businesses. The vote sends the bill to President Barack Obama. Rep. Kay Granger, R-Fort Worth, has been the primary mover behind the project. “I have been a staunch advocate for TRV since its beginning, and have worked every step of the way to make this vitally important flood and economic development project a reality,” Granger said in a statement. “The benefits of TRV to the people throughout the region simply cannot be overstated. That is why so many citizens,