Blog 2018-12-12T12:27:52-06:00
  • Oxbow Phase 2 Awarded in support of the Trinity River Vision/Central City Project

Statement from The US Army Corps of Engineers: USACE awards $5.2M contract for Trinity River Vision/Central City Project

Trinity River Vision/Central City Project FORT WORTH, Texas – 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. Contract award was to Ahtna Incorporated, an Alaska Native Regional Corporation from Anchorage, Alaska and is awarded under the Small Business Administration’s 8a program. The work includes the mass excavation of the Oxbow Site H for the purposes of developing valley storage for the Fort Worth Central City project. In addition to the mass excavation, the project includes tree protection, tree removal, utility protection, drainage culvert, fencing, and site restoration using a variety of seed mixes, and incidental related work. Site H consists of an approximately 26 acre site which requires an estimated 81,000 CY of excavation with all material exported to the Site I disposal site. A temporary site entrance and haul road will be constructed and maintained for ingress and egress of construction equipment and hauling. A storm drainage culvert will be constructed as well as perimeter fencing to control access to the property. Site I consists of an approximately 10.1 acre

SteerFW Welcomes Council Member Carlos Flores!

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?

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

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.

Rockin’ the River Kicks off on July 6th in Fort Worth

Rockin’ the River kicks off July 6, 2019 with Kody West headlining the all-day Music and Tubing Festival Popular Fort Worth tradition returns Saturdays at Panther Island Pavilion. FORT WORTH, TX – 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. Each week, the gates will open at 1:00pm with five different bands playing back-to-back sets beginning around 2:15pm on the Coors Light Waterfront Stage. After the headlining band finishes at 8:15pm, we will clear the water and bring the party to the shore with the fifth and final band playing until 9:25pm on the after party stage before a weekly fireworks display. Kody West has been shaking up the Texas Music Scene with his mix of Country, Bluegrass and some good-for-the-soul grooves. West will bring his high energy show to the Rockin’ The River stage opening weekend on July 6. Also playing that day is the critically acclaimed Jonathan Terrell and his new breed of

Fort Worth’s Fourth Returns to Panther Island Pavilion

Fort Worth’s Fourth Returns to Panther Island Pavilion Live Entertainment | Free Tubing and KidsZone Activities |   VIP Experience | Fireworks    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. The family-friendly festival returns to Panther Island Pavilion on Thursday, July 4. And as always, general admission, tubing, and KidsZone activities are absolutely free! Patrons are encouraged to arrive early to enjoy family activities, tubing and water shows. Plus, live music from self-proclaimed America's Favorite Cover band, Poo Live Crew. Food, soda, water, and beer will be available for purchase on site. As the sun goes down, the sounds of Party Machine Band will fill the evening air. The high-energy cover band will play dance favorites and 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. A jet-pack hydroflight show will light up the river to kick off a 29-minute fireworks show which is the largest show in North Texas on July 4. Gates Open 2 pm   |  


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

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

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.