The decade-spanning flood control project known as both Panther Island and the Central City Flood Project has the potential to radically reimagine 800 acres of open land north of Fort Worth’s downtown. While city and Tarrant County leaders have championed the project, others have remained skeptical. The project recently received hundreds million in federal funds, ushering in a new era for Panther Island. Through extensive reporting for this project and ongoing coverage, the Fort Worth Report seeks to keep the public educated and informed about the many twists and turns of the potential transformative project, to hold leaders accountable for their decisions, and to shine a light on possible solutions-oriented paths forward.

The River Walk transformed San Antonio. Could Panther Island do the same for Fort Worth?

Extensive interviews with leaders in both cities say Fort Worth can learn many lessons from San Antonio’s River Walk: tying economic development to flood control; finding the right champions for the project, and securing the kind of neighborhood-level buy-in San Antonio officials credit with its success.

Here’s how much local agencies have spent on Panther Island so far 

Editor’s note: The Fort Report will update these graphics as new numbers become available. The Tarrant Regional Water District releases quarterly updates on the progress of the Panther Island Project.  The nearly $1.16 billion Panther Island project has brought millions of dollars to the banks of the Trinity River. As the project approaches a new…

Fort Worth picks national firm for Panther Island makeover

A national urban design company will map out the future of real estate development in and around Panther Island. HR&A Advisors Inc., a nearly 50-year-old consulting firm, won a $560,000 consulting contract with the Fort Worth City Council.…

Panther Island drawn out of Granger’s congressional district

The footprint of the long-awaited, controversial Panther Island/Central City Flood Control Project will no longer be a part of Congresswoman Kay Granger’s district, raising questions about how the change will affect needed federal funding. Congressman Marc Veasey, D-TX 33, will inherit a two-decade-old, $1 billion project, which calls for re-routing of a section of the…