Fort Worth South taking on new name

Fort Worth South Inc., one of the city’s shining jewels in neighborhood redevelopment efforts, is changing its name to Near Southside Inc.

The private, nonprofit member funded 501 (c) 4 organization will have a new website that goes live March 1.

Paul Paine, president of the organization, made the announcement at the group’s major fundraising event on Friday, Feb. 19 at the Omni Hotel in downtown Fort Worth.

Paine noted that the Fort Worth South name has often proved confusing to many, while the Near South name is much more specific.

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Speaking at the event was Bruce J. Katz, centennial scholar at The Brookings Institution. Katz focuses on the challenges and opportunities of global urbanization. He also leads the Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Initiative on Innovation and Placemaking.