A. Lee Graham Reporter
The Fort Worth City Council is expected to consider a rezoning request for a $65 million upscale apartment complex planned to overlook the Trinity River at Northside Drive. The issue is up for vote at this week’s regular council meeting. Pre-council begins at 3 p.m. Tuesday June 4, with the regular meeting starting at 7 p.m. at City Hall, 1000 Throckmorton St. At issue is a 500-unit apartment complex that also would feature a marina. Results of a traffic study, not to mention split neighborhood opinion, led the council to delay action until this week. Meanwhile, alcoholic beverages could be sold at any distance from schools or public hospitals if the council amends rules prohibiting such commerce within 300 feet of those facilities. The change would apply to the Central Business District, as well as Near Southside, Trinity Uptown and West Seventh Urban Village mixed-use zoning districts. Because the city’s comprehensive plan encourages pedestrian-focused, mixed-use neighborhoods, such a distance requirement “would create an insufficient use of land under the comprehensive plan” and “would create an undue hardship on businesses in these districts,” according to the meeting agenda.