Click the document above to view Plan 2023. 

For supporting documents, click the links below.

View the Downtown Access & Circulation Study (DACS)

Background:  Every ten years, this planning process, sponsored by DFWI, the City of Fort Worth and The Transportation Authority (The T), refreshes the vision of the future and details the steps our community will take during the next decade to fulfill that vision. Downtown Fort Worth and the surrounding areas have changed dramatically since the 2003 plan and this is the perfect time, emerging from a recession, to set our sights on the future through Plan 2023.

In addition to working with the DFWI Steering Committee and committees for each topic area, DFWI held a public meeting on July 25th and launched a website, to receive public comment and ideas for the plan.

The final plan will inform public policy and help guide the physical infrastructure and volunteer efforts that drive Downtown. This plan will also be used to develop and align the budgets of DFWI, Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives, Inc., Downtown Fort Worth Public Improvement Districts #1 and #14 and the Downtown Tax Increment Finance District (TIF).

The 2003 Strategic Action plan can be downloaded here.

The new Strategic Action Plan will reflect the community’s vision for a livable, healthy, economically vibrant and exciting downtown for the next 10 years.  The plan will build on downtown’s existing natural, cultural, social and physical assets.  It will provide a strong foundation for strategic actions that will shape Downtown’s future development, enhance connections to surrounding neighborhoods and strengthen Downtown’s role as the heart of the city.  PLAN 2023 will include a vision for the future of Downtown and objectives and strategies for each of the following areas:

  • Transportation
  • Urban Design, Open Space & Public Art
  • Business Development
  • Housing
  • Retail, Arts & Entertainment 
  • Education
PLAN 2023 will serve as a benchmark for public and private decisions that affect downtown.  It will be used as a tool to help make policy decisions and to promote downtown and investment. 

PROJECT TIMELINE:

Planning Process June 2012 - June 2013

Final Report Fall 2013

City Council adoption December 2013 

Contact plan2023@dfwi.org to get involved.

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Additional resources:

http://www.houstontomorrow.org/livability/story/fort-worths-downtown-plan-puts-pedestrians-first/
http://www.canteyhanger.com/content.php?page=news&newsid=250
http://www.fortworthgov.org/council_packet/mc_review.asp?ID=19260&councildate=12/3/2013
http://www.fortworthchamber.com/chamber/letter/?p=4185
http://fwbusinesspress55.1upprelaunch.com/main.asp?SectionID=32&SubSectionID=151&ArticleID=19584
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=823500&page=13
http://www.investorpoint.com/news/INTRNET9/52611769/
http://bcarddowntowndallaswalk.blogspot.com/2012_11_01_archive.html
http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/05/05/4827212/downtown-fort-worth-plan-calls.html
http://www.fortworthmakerspace.com/fort-worth-downtown-plan-2023-reopened-makerspace-idea/
http://www.fortwortharchitecture.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=4760
http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2012/07/02/fort-worth-gives-residents-a-say-in-downtowns-future/
http://www.city-data.com/forum/fort-worth/1614206-downtown-vision-2023-a.html
http://www.fortworthchamber.com/chamber/letter/?cat=235
http://www.tarrantmakers.org/
http://fwbusinesspress.com/fwbp/article/1/3325/News-Categories-News-Briefs/Approved-Downtown-Fort-Worth%E2%80%99s-10-year-strategic-action-plan.aspx
http://www.freese.com/news-events/news/downtown-fort-worths-10-year-strategic-action-plan