The Community Affairs Committee met with Stacy Marshall (Southeast Fort Worth, Inc. and Sharon Douglas (Potere Construction) to get an update on all the new and upcoming developments that are happening all around the eastside of Fort Worth.
Through the collaboration of the Eastside Fort Worth Coalition, a group of seven organizations all on the eastside of Fort Worth, the coalition is making a huge contribution to all of East Fort Worth. People are truly taking notice. These groups includes:
Southeast Fort Worth, Inc.
East Fort Worth Business Association
East Fort Worth, Inc.
Neighborhoods of East Fort Worth Alliance
Historic Handley Development Corporation
Vision East Lancaster
Renaissance Heights Foundation
There are all kinds of things going on including the development of a new website that shows all the projects and land that is open for development. Be on the look out for new multi-family and single family projects coming on line, the opening of the Old Fort Worth Incinerator Arts Colony, and the R. Vickery School -- better know as The House that Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Built. There is also a new mixed-use development near Renaissance Square that is in the works along with Mindful – a therapeutic oasis to help service families in need of mental health. Mindful will be near Glenwood Park and there will be walking paths around the project.
Watch for announcements about a new hotel and conference center coming to the eastside along with a sports complex and a few others we can't mention... YET! The Community Affairs Committee will work in tandem with our Programs Committee to set up a bus tour for our members to see all that is happening. Watch for more details coming your way.
In the meantime, check out some of the stories from The Fort Worth Report that highlight various neighborhoods on the eastside.
Central Meadowbrook: Where I Live: Sense of community runs strong through Central Meadowbrook neighborhood (fortworthreport.org)
Handley: Where I Live: Started by traveling salesman, Handley neighborhood becomes home to creatives (fortworthreport.org)
Meadowbrook: Where I Live: Meadowbrook neighborhood filled with caring people, future potential (fortworthreport.org)
Polytechnic Heights: Where I live: Polytechnic Heights is a historical neighborhood, university community (fortworthreport.org)
Oakhurst: Where I Live: Oakhurst delivers sense of community I was longing for (fortworthreport.org)
Carter Riverside: Where I Live: Carter Riverside emerges as safe, lively community (fortworthreport.org)
White Lake Hills: Where I Live: Love of East Fort Worth leads to White Lake Hills (fortworthreport.org)
Stop Six: Where I Live: Stop Six community fosters culture of service (fortworthreport.org)
Polytechnic Heights #2: Where I Live: Neighborhood near Meadowbrook and Stop 6 remains a haven despite gentrification. (fortworthreport.org)
Want to join the Community Affairs Committee? Reach out to Drew Kile or Karen Vermaire Fox -- we meet a couple of Tuesdays a month at 4:30 -- usually via Zoom.
Drew Kile, Institutional Property Advisors Elias Bahar, Balfour Beatty Construction
Scott Bennett, The Beck Group
Gary Chambers, Chambers Engineering
Shane Griffin, Hutcherson Construction
Jude Havens, Consolidated Consulting
Andre McEwing, Tarrant County College
Jeff Postell, The Post L Group