SteerFW Welcomes Council Member Carlos Flores!

2019-05-15T13:46:58-06:00 May 15th, 2019|TRVA Blog|

Fort Worth City Councilman and TRVA Board Member Carlos Flores is now the co-sponsor for Steer Fort Worth. SteerFW is a nonpartisan nonprofit organization that grows emerging leaders to be civically engaged in Fort Worth, TX. Mayor Betsy Price first established SteerFW in 2011 in response to the low voter turnout rates within the city from citizens in the “young professional” age range, and they became a non-profit entity in 2016. Their primary goal is to foster civic engagement among emerging leaders in Fort Worth and broader Tarrant County. They are here to be a resource and point of connection to help you understand the best ways to become involved in this city. You might make some great friends along the way, too! Read what they have to say about the addition of Carlos Flores and click on the button below to learn how to get involved! SteerFW Welcomes Council Member Carlos Flores!Let's give a big SteerFW welcome to Council Member Carlos Flores! Councilman Flores will be stepping into the role as the new City Council Co-Sponsor for SteerFW. We are super excited to have him on board and cannot wait to collaborate with him on how to

Who Does What?

2019-05-15T15:02:07-06:00 May 9th, 2019|TRVA Blog|

The Panther Island and Gateway Park Projects are a combination of Federal Projects and Local Initiatives. Be in the know of who is the lead agency and for which aspect and connect with those project managers for specific questions on current or upcoming construction and contracting.

Protecting the Trinity River

2019-05-15T12:20:00-06:00 May 8th, 2019|TRVA Blog|

Many of the initiatives mentioned in the video will be used on Panther Island to keep the Trinity River one of the cleanest sections in the state. When it comes to the Trinity, TRWD - Tarrant Regional Water District, takes a proactive approach to keep pollutants from reaching the river. Watch how TRWD works with developers and the public to try to protect the river.

DFW MSDC ACCESS Vendor Expo

2019-05-08T10:01:14-06:00 May 8th, 2019|TRVA Blog|

Fair Contracting Program Administrator, Stacy Beeson, attended the Dallas/ Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council (DFW MSDC) ACCESS BUSINESS EXPO at the Irving Convention Center on Tuesday, May 7. Located at booth 110, visitors were able to stop by and learn what contracting opportunities are available for the Central City and Gateway Flood Protection Projects. To learn more about the Dallas/Fort Worth Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. and upcoming events check out their website. DFW MSDC WEBSITE

Meet Darryl Brewer

2019-05-08T08:44:54-06:00 May 7th, 2019|TRVA Blog|

Darryl Brewer has recently been hired as the new economic development manager for the Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce.      As part of that role, Brewer proudly serves on the Trinity River Vision Authority’s Fair Contracting Committee as one of the community stakeholders, representing the Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce. The Fair Contracting Committee is tasked with reaching out to Diverse Businesses in Fort Worth and Tarrant County to enhance awareness of opportunities with the Trinity River Vision/Panther Island project, as well as partner with local chambers, certification agencies, business assistance centers for events and available opportunities.    “I consider it an amazing opportunity to help improve the business and personal lives in our community.” Brewer said. “People are moving to Fort Worth from all over the country. This growth gives us a great chance to participate in the economic wealth that’s being created. We must do our part to our share of the pie. I thank God for preparing me for this time in my life.”    A U.S. Army and Army National Guard veteran, Brewer holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and Communications from the University of Texas at Arlington.  He is

Architecture Students from Toluca, Mexico Came to Visit

2019-04-17T09:14:00-06:00 April 17th, 2019|TRVA Blog|

We were excited to have hosted the architecture students from the 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 on April 16! The students heard a presentation giving an overview of the three projects and one initiative associated with the Trinity River Vision. They learned about the vision as a whole and the unique pieces that make it up from the needed flood protection to the revitalization of almost 800-acres of land in our Central City. After seeing the presentation, the students took a tour of the project area where they were able to get a first-hand look at TxDOT’S three signature bridges that are currently under construction and stop by the confluence of the west and clear fork of the Trinity River, which will one day be home to the expanded 33-acre town lake.

Introducing the New D/FW MSDC Bonding Experience!

2019-05-08T08:45:38-06:00 April 10th, 2019|TRVA Blog|

Actual assistance in developing your personalized bonding package for submission to a bonding broker, based upon your individual needs and circumstances. One-on-one assistance provided by an experienced professional with proven results. Upon “readiness,” introduction and connection to a bonding underwriter. If needed, assistance with steps to make you “bond ready” quicker. NO CHARGE for assessment/readiness support for D/FW MSDC certified MBEs. QUESTIONS? Call 866.448.7113 (Live operator available 24/7) REGISTER HERE

Phase 1 & 2 of Gateway Park

2019-04-08T14:50:16-06:00 April 8th, 2019|TRVA Blog|

Over 1,625,000 cubic yards of dirt was removed during the first phase of Valley storage excavation at Gateway Park and the old river oxbow was restored. Plans for the second phase include dirt removal from a second area adjacent to Fort Woof and will be used to fill the old waste water treatment plant. This will create additional valley storage to reduce the effects of flooding. This phase is projected to begin late Spring/ early Summer. While the first phase of dirt removal in the Gateway Park area created a lot of on street traffic impacts, traffic impact from the second phase will primarily be contained within the Gateway Park limits. Once construction begins, the public will notice fencing and flag men within the park.

Economic Benefits of Panther Island Project

2019-04-02T14:47:33-06:00 April 2nd, 2019|TRVA Blog|

The need for updated flood protection in Fort Worth, have led the project partners to develop infrastructure that will provide needed flood protection to over 2,400 acres of neighborhoods in Fort Worth.  The infrastructure put in place as a part of the Central City flood control project will eliminate the need for our current levee system through a system of gates, valley storage sites, three signature bridges, a downstream dam and a 1.5-mile bypass channel that will redirect potential flood waters. By looking at flood protection in a global way a once-neglected, industrial section of the Trinity River will be transformed  into a vibrant riverfront neighborhood with green spaces bustling with activity and opportunities for living, employment and education. Below are statistics taken from a study conducted by the Center for Economic Development and Research of North Texas in November of 2014. When completed Panther Island is expected to generate more than 29,600 full-time workers in the area. Panther Island will contribute over $3.7 billion in annual economic activity to our region Tax base will increase over a billion dollars from $129 million to $1.3 billion Open the development of over 800 acres connecting Downtown, Cultural District and Stockyards