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 agreements were formalized with the City, DFWI released a Request for Proposals for the landscape design-build services needed for the Lancaster Avenue T&P Passage. This project is funded by a Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone District Eight (TIF 8).

Appropriation of $1.75 million for public improvements to the City easement and 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.

This project is intended to make access from Lancaster Avenue to the train platform behind the historic T&P building easier and more obvious. It will also make the approach to downtown from the train a more formal experience, reflective of the historic T&P Terminal Building’s grandeur and befitting a passenger’s arrival into one of America’s great center cities.

A panel of Downtown residents, City of Fort Worth staff, and Downtown Design Review Committee members selected Fain Group, Inc. with Kimley-Horn as the Design & Construction team for the project.

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 better understand concerns and existing functions. The next steps will include continued stakeholder engagement and community input to inform conceptual design. This phase will be followed by design work and another round of stakeholder reviews and comment, and then development of final drawings that lead to construction.