Did you know the new infrastructure updates needed for flood protection will aid in restoring 800+ acres of underutilized, industrial land on the island? The new bypass channel and associated flood control infrastructure will aid in restoring more than 800 acres of underutilized land resulting in opportunities for housing units, commercial and retail space as well as connect Downtown with the Cultural District and The Stockyards. Panther Island is expected to… Generate more than 29,600 full-time workers in the area Contribute over $3.7 billion in annual economic activity to our region Increase the tax base by over a billion dollars from $129 million to $1.3 billion Connect Downtown with the Cultural District and The Stockyards Add 12 miles of developable waterfront in our central business district
2019 Financial Recap The Tarrant Regional Water District will provide the final installments of its $200 million loan to the Panther Island flood control project within the next year, leading to a possible bond sale to pay for the remaining local components. The District expects to provide the final $13.3 million of its loan commitment for construction of the $1.16 billion Panther Island project, which will create a waterfront community on an 800-acre island north of downtown Fort Worth. The District will complete funding their loan by mid-2019, meaning that the District’s board members will next consider selling bonds to sustain the $32.9 million budget adopted in September for the 2019 fiscal year. “At some point they will have to decide if they (the TRWD Board) want to switch over from the loan to a bond sale,” to continue funding, said Sandy Newby, the District’s Financial Director following a presentation to the District’s board at its December meeting. “Our board wants to make sure the public knows how the money is being spent and when we get to the point where bonds will have to be sold. They want to authorize the first use
The area of water where the Clear Fork and West Fork intersect and continue to flow east is referred to as the confluence. The confluence will undergo an expansion that is an important part of the Central City Project. With the levee system that is in place today, the flood control portion of that area is not withstanding the population growth in Fort Worth which in return causes the water to fill up that space quicker. Eventually, the confluence will have a 33-acre expansion, making it into basically the size of Town Lake in Austin, TX. This expansion will not only create an urban lake to the island but will aid in the flood control of the Central City Project by adding space for storage of water during a flood. The urban lake will eventually turn into a focal point for outdoor activity on the island, including kayaking, paddle boarding and people being able to get out and enjoy the water. Click on the button below to read more about the other steps being taken for flood protection and other project goals. Project Goals
On October 25, a group of aspiring Civil Engineers from The University of Texas at Arlington and Tarleton State University had the opportunity to visit the signature v-pier bridges involved in the Panther Island Project. A few students were members of The American Society of Civil Engineers from their respective universities. The group had the opportunity to hear from project partners and consultants. They saw firsthand the progress being made on all three bridges. TxDot, City of Fort Worth and other project partners were able to show the construction elements that go into a bridge design that has never been constructed before. These students gained invaluable experience by getting up close and personal with the signature v-pier bridges while listening to project managers explain the process. The ASCE Fort Worth Branch and TexITE Greater Fort Worth Section were the sponsoring organizations. The speakers/tour guides on the tour are listed below: Alex Garcia, P.E., Freese & Nichols Mildred Palangan, P.E., TxDOT Fort Worth District Brad Watson, P.E., Freese & Nichols Scott Cooner, P.E., Texas A&M Transportation Institute Doug Rademaker, P.E., City of Fort Worth
Thanks to a partnership between the Trinity River Vision Authority, Bank of Texas and Blue Zones Project – Fort Worth, thousands of FWISD elementary students from 23 Fort Worth ISD schools will get the opportunity to experience Fort Worth’s only outdoor ice skating rink, Panther Island Ice! “We are so excited to launch this program with the Trinity River Vision Authority and give some of our very deserving students a chance to experience one of Fort Worth’s newest holiday traditions,” said Tobi Jackson, FWISD Board President. “Without the program most of these students would not have had the opportunity to experience the ice rink,” she said. We kicked off the Fort Worth ISD Schools on Skates program with Greenbriar, Charles Nash, and M.L. Phillips Elementary School's 3rd graders last week. They were the first to enjoy Panther Island Ice this year before the rink opened to the public on Friday, November 16. Thank you to Blue Zones Project - Forth Worth and Bank of Texas for helping us make this program possible! “We are proud to partner with Trinity River Vision Authority again this year to support Fort Worth ISD and ensure as many children as possible have the opportunity
Trinity River Vision Authority hosted "Does Your Bid Have Bang? - Meet The Project Managers" workshop on November 8, 2018. Attendees heard advice from project managers that would help prepare them for upcoming Panther Island/Gateway Park bid opportunities and how to create a bid packet with a bang at our for future proposals.
Hear from Doug Rademaker with the City of Fort Worth, Panther Island Bridges Project Manager, as he explains the progress being made on the White Settlement Bridge.
The Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce celebrates and supports women in leadership roles who are trailblazers in their industries. The past Women in Leadership breakfast that was held on October 18 featured women in construction. The event moderator will be Becky Fetty. Women in Leadership Panelists included: Tracey Hart, Byrne Construction Services Crystal Cantu, The Beck Group Stacy Beeson, Trinity River Vision Gwen Wilson, City of Fort Worth Business Development Bianca Sandoval, Austin Industries
Trinity River Vision Authority’s Fair Contracting Program Administrator, Stacy Beeson, attended the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's inaugural BUILD FW event on October 23. The Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (FWHCC) is dedicated to creating and enhancing business and economic development opportunities in Fort Worth. This networking event, BUILD FW, gives Fort Worth & Tarrant County-based businesses the opportunity to meet with public and private entities to discover their unique procurement process, supplier diversity, and requirements for doing business with each entity attendance.
Thursday, October 11 Backwoods Paddlesports Time: 10:00am-7:00pm Location: 480 N Taylor St Fort Worth, TX 76102 Website: http://backwoodspaddlesports.com TCU vs. Tech Watch Larty Time: 4:00-10:00pm Location: Panther Island Brewing - 501 N Main St Fort Worth, TX 76164 Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/172297846967751/ Coyote Drive-In Double Features Time: Shows beginning at 7:35 pm with the last showing at 10:30 pm Location: 223 NE 4th St Fort Worth, TX 76164 Website: http://coyotedrive-in.com/fortworth/ Friday, October 12 Backwoods Paddlesports Time: 10:00am-7:00pm Location: 480 N Taylor St Fort Worth, TX 76102 Website: http://backwoodspaddlesports.com $5 Fridays at Panther Island Brewing Time: 4:00-10:00pm Location: Panther Island Brewing - 501 N Main St Fort Worth, TX 76164 Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/317329372164112/ Fall Fandango Time: 6:00-11:59pm Location: Panther Island Pavilion - 395 Purcey St Fort Worth, TX 76102 Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/319644148580424/ Coyote Drive-In Double Features Time: Shows beginning at 7:35pm with the last showing at 10:30pm Location: 223 NE 4th St Fort Worth, TX 76164 Website: http://coyotedrive-in.com/fortworth/ Saturday, October 13 JDRF One Walk Time: 8:30-am-12:00pm Location: Panther Island Pavilion - 395 Purcey St Fort Worth, TX 76102 Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/405461966559288/ Website: https://www2.jdrf.org/site/TR;jsessionid=00000000.app362b?fr_id=7441&pg=entry&NONCE_TOKEN=B8DCA1993BC1F7F3E7BD7F18EA16C132 Backwoods Paddlesports Time: 10:00am-7:00pm Location: 480 N