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Fort Worth Project Gets $526 Million in Federal Funding

The Panther Island Project was approved by Congress.

Congress recently approved $526 million in funding for Fort Worth's Trinity River Vision plan, according to a report. Federal funds will initially be used to re-route a section of the river for flood control around Panther Island.

Once that is complete, development will begin on the island that will create housing as well as a mixed-use entertainment and recreational district. The island has 800 acres of land that connects downtown Fort Worth to the Stockyards.

Vision for the project imagines a pedestrian-friendly development that will integrate with waterfront recreation along the Trinity River. The project is modeled after Granville Island in Vancouver, British Columbia.