Approved: Downtown Fort Worth’s 10-year strategic action plan

A. Lee Graham


The vision for downtown Fort Worth has been set, with the Fort Worth City Council, Downtown Fort Worth Inc. and the Fort Worth Transportation Authority, or The T, approving a 10-year strategic action plan.

Released by Downtown Fort Worth Inc. in partnership with the city and The T, the 65-page document outlines the vision for downtown’s future.

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“As chair, I experienced the vital in-flow of ideas from Fort Worth area residents who have intense and creative interests in our downtown,” said Allan Howeth, chairman of Plan 2023 in a news release.

“This level of interest bodes well for the next ten years of Downtown Fort Worth’s progress,” Howeth said.

Every decade, Downtown Fort Worth Inc. and its partners initiate a planning process aimed at hammering out a plan reflects the community’s vision for a livable, healthy, and economically vibrant downtown for the next decade.

The 2023 planning process was initiated in June 2012 with input and ideas received through public meetings, committee meetings and concepts shared on a dedicated website.

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The latest plan is aimed at advancing transportation; urban design, open space and public art, business development, housing, retail, arts and entertainment, and Education. The plan may be viewed at

Downtown Fort Worth Inc. is a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization focused on making downtown a vibrant place to live, work and play.


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