Lancaster T&P Passage

CATEGORY: Parks/Public Space

Address

221 W Lancaster Avenue View on Google Maps
Fort Worth 76102

Details

In October 2019, after formalizing agreements with the City, DFWI released a Request for Proposals for the landscape design-build services for the Lancaster Avenue T&P Passage. A selection panel of downtown residents, City of Fort Worth staff, and Downtown Design Review Committee members selected the Fain Group and Kimley-Horn for landscape design, engineering, and construction services for the T&P Pedestrian Passage. 

Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone District Eight (TIF 8) allocated $1.75 million for public improvements to the City easement and the Trinity Metro tunnel between Lancaster Avenue and the Fort Worth T&P Station train platform. These improvements will serve TRE and TEXRail riders accessing the T&P station from Downtown and Lancaster Avenue.

Today, there is no formal entry from Lancaster Avenue to the T&P Station. This “passage” project will improve the public realm and make for safe and elegant wayfinding. In addition, this project will make access from Lancaster Avenue to the train platform behind the historic T&P building more straightforward and more prominent. It will also make the approach to Downtown from the train a more formal experience, reflective of the landmark T&P Terminal Building’s grandeur and befitting a passenger’s arrival into one of America’s great center cities.

Steps completed by the design team include execution of access agreements among the various property owners, site survey work to determine ownership lines and easements and identification of infrastructure and other existing conditions, and stakeholder input to understand concerns and existing functions better. In addition, the following steps will include continued stakeholder engagement and community input to inform conceptual design. 

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T&P Passage Public Meetings took place on:

June 23, 2021, at 5:30 PM 
June 24, 2021, at 12 PM