New Development in Forth Worth, TX's Southeast District
As executive director of Southeast Fort Worth Inc., Allen Smith leads the charge to bring back a once-vibrant area of the city that has fallen on hard times in recent decades.
He believes that with all the development taking place in Southeast Fort Worth – from residential to retail and from transportation infrastructure to an update of a university campus – all interested parties will benefit.
“This is a true revitalization, and people are excited to see it happening,” Smith says. “I think the economic development is going to be a big key. It will bring in jobs for the community, and everything else is centered on that. We’re excited about some of the things that are coming in that will help the community.”
Transportation development, which includes a bus transit plaza, aims to better accommodate pedestrians, bicycles, mass transit and cars.
Texas Wesleyan University, an area mainstay, recently underwent a renovation. The showpiece of the improvements is a $1.3 million entryway at East Rosedale Street that includes a clock tower and horseshoe-shaped parking.
Residents can expect to see more aesthetic improvements, too, including public art installations, landscaping, new plazas and other enhancements to open spaces and small parks where residents, workers and shoppers can interact.
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