Rerouting the Trinity River

The project is focused on creating walkable neighborhoods and links to parks. (Credit: Trinity River Vision Authority)

The project is focused on creating walkable neighborhoods and links to parks. (Credit: Trinity River Vision Authority)

An ambitious 13-year-old plan could transform downtown Fort Worth, Texas, by creating a 1.8-mile channel off the Trinity River. The channel, which has not yet been dredged and still awaits federal funding, is the centerpiece of the $900 million development that combines flood control with the city’s dreams of creating a new urban district. The project will create more than 12 miles of developable waterfront and provide a city infamous for urban sprawl the chance to reshape its future.

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