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Learn about a new vision for Heritage Park and surrounding area

April 15,2021

See full City of Fort Worth article here.

Downtown Fort Worth Initiatives Inc., (DFWII) in partnership with the City of Fort Worth, is advancing the Heritage Park, Paddock Park and associated streetscape projects downtown. 

After a Request for Qualifications process, DFWII entered into a contract for design services with MIG, a national design, planning and architecture firm. MIG has offices in San Antonio and most recently completed Confluence: The Trinity River Master Plan. The MIG team includes local partners Huitt-Zollars and Emraes. Bennett Benner Partners will continue its role as lead on the restoration of Heritage Plaza.

“This is a milestone project for DFWII and downtown,” said Eddie Broussard, DFWI chairman. “Connecting downtown so directly to Heritage Plaza and the river is a long-sought goal for the entire community.”

Three virtual public meetings are scheduled to discuss design concepts and park enhancements and to receive community feedback:

Registration is required to receive a meeting link.

“The more public participation we have, the better the end product will be,” said Assistant City Manager Valerie Washington. “This project will serve the entire city, our guests and visitors.”

Heritage Park Plaza, 300 N. Main St., designed by noted landscape architect Lawrence Halprin, has been closed to the public since 2004 due to safety concerns.

“The bluff is a natural resource that led to the founding of Fort Worth,” said Louise Appleman, co-chair of the private fundraising effort alongside Fort Worth architect Randy Gideon. “Allowing people to use the bluff and see the beauty of our topography opens new opportunities for everyone to experience the river, our spectacular views, downtown and the bluff itself.”

Learn more on the DFWII website.