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.
Trinity River Vision Project on fwtx.com For years, Fort Worth residents, new and old, have heard tales of the Panther Island Project and the potential of having a San Antonio-type riverwalk in our own backyard. Unfortunately, it seemed the Trinity River Vision (TRV), a master plan for 88 miles of Trinity River shoreline in Fort Worth, took a backseat to other Tarrant County developments popping up in all directions. But, after years of being stalled by unforeseen circumstances, the project is finally taking off. “I came up with the concept of TRV while I was mayor,” U.S. Representative Kay Granger says. Surveying the landscape, she recognized Fort Worth had a hidden asset. “Fort Worth has a river that connects the historic Stockyards, the revitalized downtown and the nationally renowned museum district,” she says. “Unfortunately, because of how the flood control had been constructed in the past, the levees hid the river and broke up access to the three key areas of Fort Worth.” You see, everything changed after the great flood of 1949, which completely swamped the West Seventh corridor and forced residents to maneuver the streets in fishing boats. Miles of levees
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
Construction crews in Fort Worth, Texas, are creating the foundation for what will be a unique, pedestrian-oriented urban waterfront district. Three V-pier bridges positioned along the realigned Trinity River are currently being built, at a cost of $66 million. “The construction of the signature V-pier bridges on Panther Island kicked off the vertical construction phase for the project,” said Matt Oliver, Trinity River Vision Authority spokesman. “Although the project is well under way today, prior to the bridges, most of that work involved property acquisition, relocation, demolition and environmental cleanup efforts.” The undertaking is a first for Texas, and is a collaborative effort between the Trinity River Vision Authority (TRVA), TxDOT, city of Fort Worth, Tarrant County and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE). TRVA is responsible for the implementation of a public infrastructure project which provides needed flood protection and fosters the development of Panther Island.“The three signature V-pier bridges were the first stage on vertical construction associated with the Central City flood control project,” said Oliver. “Upon completion of the bypass channel, the three signature bridges will be the gateway into Panther Island. Constructing the bridges before the channel was based on two major factors. The first was access. If the bypass
Backwoods Paddlesports rents solo kayaks, tandem kayaks, canoes and stand up paddleboards at Panther Island Pavilion. They are open seven days a week, 10 am until 7 pm, with the last rentals sent out at 6pm weather permitting. 2018 marks Backwoods 6th season out at Panther Island Pavilion. On track for their best season yet, they have already had 6,242 rentals to date! That includes solo kayaks, tandem kayaks, stand up paddleboards and canoes. Backwoods runs specials throughout the year, but one that is valid all year long is 50% off rental prices when a customer collects a bag full of trash while on the water. Backwoods customers have helped collect 243 bags of trash so far this season! “Fall is my favorite time of the year to paddle in Texas. It can be a little cool in the mornings but once the sun gets up it makes for tremendous paddling weather. Wind is usually minimal this time of the year which makes it super easy on beginners.” – Tristen Rodriguez, Backwoods Paddlesports Backwoods is open 7 days/week throughout October and then Saturdays and Sundays in November. Their last day of the season will be
Army Corps Of Engineers Committed To Trinity River Waterfront Redevelopment FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – The Army Corps of Engineers stated Wednesday it was committed to a major waterfront redevelopment project along the Trinity River in Fort Worth. The statement came after Trinity River Vision did not receive civil works funding from the USACE in 2018. The statements from the Corp’s Fort Worth district touted the benefits of a reduced flooding risk from the project. “Our various partnerships within the Trinity River Vision Central City Project are an extension of the Corps’ continued commitment to providing flood risk management solutions for the City of Fort Worth and the surrounding communities,” Brig. Gen. Paul E. Owen, is quoted as saying in a release from the Corp’s Fort Worth district. Congresswoman Kay Granger followed with a statement of her own, saying it was no secret the funding would be spread over several years. “Nor is it a secret that as a result of recent Hurricane recovery relief efforts being stretched thin over the past two years, the current federal budget is step-funding (using incremental appropriation) for its flood-control and water infrastructure projects,” she said. Flood control is
Statement From Congresswoman Kay Granger On the Trinity River Vision Flood Control Project FORT WORTH, TX – “Today, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers once again strongly affirmed its commitment to the Trinity River Vision flood control project and acknowledged that it is authorized for federal funding in this coming year's 2019 Energy and Water Development Act. In the October 3, 2018 statement released by Corps, they declare: ‘The Trinity River Vision/Central City project continues to embody the vision of safety for the people of North Texas through the flood risk management and ecosystem improvement missions of the Corps.’ “This statement from the Corps is appreciated as it clarifies any misleading interpretations caused by Wednesday's McClatchy Fort Worth Star-Telegram article. The Trinity River Vision flood control project is both strongly supported by the Corps and has received Congressional approval (2016) for matching federal funding ($526 million). Clearly, it is no secret that such funding will be spread over several years to match the progress of the state and local government partners as in the pending completion by TxDOT on the project's new bridges. Nor is it a secret that as a result of recent