Share your thoughts on the future of 1300 Gendy Street
There are three convenient ways to provide feedback and help imagine the future of the City-owned building at 1300 Gendy St.:
- Attend a public meeting from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 30, at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center’s Sanders Theater, 1300 Gendy St. Residents who wish to speak can sign up at the meeting and will have three minutes each to present comments. The meeting will be recorded and posted online.
- Complete an online survey using the QR code below.
Background on the project
Earlier this year, City Council appointed a task force to study future uses of the City-owned building located in the Cultural District at 1300 Gendy St. That building, currently leased by Arts Fort Worth for use as the Fort Worth Community Arts Center and the W.E. Scott Theater, consists of architecturally significant facilities constructed in three phases:
- 1954. Main Art Gallery, designed by Herbert Bayer.
- 1966. W.E. Scott Theater and Solarium, designed by Joseph R. Pelich.
- 1976. Art Museum and Porte Cochere, designed by O’Neil Ford Associates.
Current situation: Relying on a building condition assessment conducted in 2022 by architectural firm Bennett Partners, the City’s Property Management Department has determined that 1300 Gendy St. requires repairs with a combined cost of about $26 million.
Considering these repair needs and the scarcity of resources with which to address them, Mayor Mattie Parker proposed that the City Council appoint a task force on future uses of 1300 Gendy St.
The task force will:
- Review the 2022 building condition assessment.
- Assess existing and potential uses of the building.
- Assess potential funding sources for necessary repairs, renovations and ongoing maintenance.
- Conduct one or more public hearings and receive public comments.
- Recommend future uses of the building.
- Recommend funding sources for necessary repairs, renovations and ongoing maintenance.
- Present a final report to City Council by May 2.