(FORT WORTH, TEXAS) Sept. 14, 2023 – The Lancaster T&P Passage Project construction began on Sept. 5, 2023. The $1.75M project, funded by the City of Fort Worth’s Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone District Eight (TIF 8), will create a more formal arrival and departure experience and guide TEXRail and TRE riders between the T&P Terminal Platform and Downtown Fort Worth.
“As more than $1B in construction is about to transform the south end of Downtown, improving the ease of access to the T&P Station commuter rail passenger platform is especially timely,” said District 9 City Councilwoman Elizabeth Beck, Chair of TIF 8.
The design team includes the Fain Group, Kimley-Horn, and RSM. This team was selected by a panel of Downtown residents, City of Fort Worth staff, Downtown Design Review Committee members, and DFWI staff.
“The route from Lancaster Avenue to the platform and vice versa will be much clearer and will elevate the rider’s sense of arrival to Fort Worth,” said Trinity Metro CEO Rich Andreski. “This design uses signage, graphics, historic exhibits, landscaping, and light to enhance the route between Downtown and the passenger platform, making travel by rail an even more attractive travel option.”
Key elements of the $1.75M project include:
- A landscaped and illuminated plaza extending from the Lancaster Avenue sidewalk to the T&P Building front entrance lobby
- Monumental signage identifying the T&P Terminal passage
- Wayfinding signage to and from Lancaster Avenue and the T&P Station passenger platform
- Exhibits and graphic art displays that celebrate the T&P Terminal’s role in Fort Worth’s history
Construction is expected to last eight months. For project updates, please visit https://www.dfwi.org/go/tandp-passage.
Construction photos and graphics: https://bit.ly/TPPassage
The T&P Passage project is being managed by Melissa Konur, Downtown Fort Worth, Inc.’s Director of Planning.
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FOR MORE INFORMATION
Andy Taft, 817-475-1115, Andy@dfwi.org