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West 7th Village Presentation

  1. 1. Associated Businesses of The Cultural District Then… Now and In The Future ABCD ~
  2. 2. Let’s Celebrate ABCD’s Accomplishments: <ul><li>Worked with the businesses and property owners to promote business within the Cultural District and to speak as one voice to the City of Fort Worth on issues affecting our district. </li></ul><ul><li>Represent the area as the Community Development Corporation (CDC) with the City of Fort Worth responsible for reviewing and commenting on Plan Commission, Zoning Commission and Board of Adjustment cases and have been instrumental in promoting and protecting the Cultural District. </li></ul><ul><li>Represent the area on City of Fort Worth initiatives such as the Commercial Corridors Committee, Mixed-Use Ordinance Committee, Mayors Task Force on Transit </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Petitioned and received 51% of the property owners’ commitment to establish the Trinity Park Urban Village and W. 7th Street Urban Village and rezoned the entire area to MU1 and MU2. Later combined the two villages into The W. 7th Urban Village. </li></ul><ul><li>Worked with the City of Fort Worth to establish the Neighborhood Empowerment Zone (NEZ) and set its boundaries to encourage new development. </li></ul><ul><li>Participated in the master plan developed by UNTHSC and solicited additional design funds ($450,000) to improve the plan and add design expertise. </li></ul><ul><li>Provided input on the various plans submitted for the reuse of the former Fort Worth Modern Art Museum – now the ABCD supported Fort Worth Community Arts Cent </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Advocated for the entitlements needed to develop So7, Foch Street, Museum Place and West 7th and especially saving the billboard supports bent during the 2000 tornado and now proudly gracing the Museum Place Post Office. </li></ul><ul><li>Worked with the City of Fort Worth to develop a Wayfinding Signage system for the Cultural District, which is now going through TxDOT to be implemented. </li></ul><ul><li>Hosted and/or financially supported programs and seminars important to the District and city on issues including: Council District Candidate Forums, Sustainable Development Conferences, Transit Conference </li></ul><ul><li>Hold monthly networking meetings, which promote our member businesses while also providing informative programs on city issues, development progress, or events in the area. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Back Then Fort Worth…West of The Trinity River </li></ul>
  6. 33. Cultural District & West 7 th Village Form Based Code & Urban Guidelines ~
  7. 36. <ul><li>sub_district1.jpg </li></ul>
  8. 39. <ul><li>Major Developments within the District </li></ul>
  9. 87. <ul><li>New Development Coming Soon to The District </li></ul>
  10. 99. <ul><li>University of North Texas Health Science Campus Plan </li></ul>
  11. 107. <ul><li>Museum Expansions and Additions </li></ul>
  12. 118. <ul><li>Will Rogers Memorial Center – Western Heritage Plaza </li></ul>
  13. 124. Will Rogers District Plan Museums Parking Structure Options Surface Parking New Facilities Future Building Pads Arena Harley Relocated McWane Property Livestock Equestrian Building Garage Amon Carter Museum Kimbell Museum Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Graybar Existing Modern with Expansion Kimbell Parking Arabian Horse Museum National Cowgirl Museum Cattle Raisers Museum Gendy Science &History Museum &Expansion
  14. 129. <ul><li>West 7 th Streetscape Improvements </li></ul><ul><li>Realignment of Lanes </li></ul><ul><li>Federal Grant for Permanent Improvements </li></ul><ul><li>$1.3 Million Available </li></ul>
  15. 132. <ul><li>District Wayfinding Program TxDOT Funding </li></ul>
  16. 134. <ul><li>Transit System Network – Modern Streetcar Alignment to District </li></ul>
  17. 141. <ul><li>Our Goals for 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Form Based Code –Urban Guidelines Enacted in District </li></ul><ul><li>PID Petition for Public Improvement District </li></ul><ul><li>Revised Branding of ABCD & Repurposed Mission </li></ul>
  18. 142. Fort Worth’s West 7 th Street – The Cultural District Still a Work in Progress ~
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