Construction fort worth has long been a city of movement, from the railroads that brought herds to the stockyards to the naval fighter jets that zoom over our streets. It is no surprise that this town that thrives on change is now experiencing a construction boom in downtown, where skyscrapers are popping up and residential projects are underway.
The new city hall building, which has already broken ground, is set to open in the first quarter of 2024. In addition to a new Council Chamber that will seat 200, the new City Hall will boast a two-story lobby that combines the functions of each city department and is designed to be welcoming to the public.
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A new park is also on the way for downtown, which will bring a much-needed green space to an area that can often feel congested. Located at the corner of Harmon Road and Heritage Trace Parkway, the park will be a central gathering spot that is accessible from all directions. The design by BOKA Powell is meant to feel like a front lawn for the city, with shade trees, organic patterning, and pebble-shaped benches.
Other downtown projects in the works include the 20-year-planned expansion of the convention center. This project will modernize the venue’s back-of-house facilities, demolish an outdated 1983 annex, increase the number of loading docks and straighten Commerce Street, which currently curves around the convention center site. Phase 1 will begin in August and is expected to be completed by early 2026.