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  • 26 Jan 2018 7:24 AM | CDA Admin (Administrator)

    After being told earlier this month that it would not receive a promised tax incentive from the city after all, the developer of the controversial Hotel Renovo planned near the Kimbell Art Museum on Camp Bowie Boulevard is pulling the plug on the project.

    Mayor Pro Tem Dennis Shingleton, whose District 7 includes the planned hotel site, said the mayor and City Council lost confidence that Illinois-based Heart of America Group could develop a four-star hotel.

    The Kimbell argued against the hotel’s initial design, contending that the planned height would “loom” over its property, affecting in particular an interior courtyard that features a famous sculpture.

    Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article196389119.html#storylink=cpy

  • 9 Jan 2018 7:50 AM | CDA Admin (Administrator)

    It's rodeo time, y'all! The 122nd annual Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo begins  Friday, January 12th, with this year's theme "Buck, Sweat & Steers."  The show will run through Feb. 3 at the Will Rogers Memorial Center.

    A press release from the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo below described the annual event, "Regardless of style or taste, there's something for everyone at the Stock Show. Children and adults alike can enjoy events, activities and exhibits related to livestock, agriculture and the food industry. Hot regional music acts entertain crowds and the carnival midway is a blast not only for the kids but the kids at heart."

    Read more about the event from NBC5 here.

    Click here to visit the official website for the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo.

  • 9 Jan 2018 7:31 AM | CDA Admin (Administrator)

    This past year, we initiated a set of Priority Projects, updated our web presence including a new domain name (www.fwculture.com) and website, and adopted a member management system to help us better serve you in the future.

    Of the ten Priority Projects outlined in 2017, we are pleased to report on the following work this year:

    • Developed the 7 for 7th Public Safety Awareness campaign in collaboration with the West 7th Neighborhood and Bar Association to promote patron responsibility
    • Facilitated the development of a crosswalk at Darnell Street in collaboration with the Museums and City of Fort Worth
    • Served as a community connector between the Museums, Heart of America Hotel Group, and City of Fort Worth throughout the initial planning phase of the proposed new hotel
    • Created the ongoing 'Meet at the Mesa' luncheon series to regularly engage in dialogue with District stakeholders
    • Promoted business-to-business engagement with the inaugural Fortress Festival (to return to the District again in 2018)
    • Continued ongoing efforts in partnership with the City of Fort Worth, the T, and district stakeholders to support "The Dash" - the proposed transit circulator connecting downtown and the District
    • Connected West 7th Bar and Restaurant Association, City of Fort Worth, and Fort Worth ISD representatives to bring forth public parking solutions for the West 7th area
    • Initiated discussions and planning among stakeholders for a possible Design Overlay in the district as new growth continues 
    • Introduced the 'Discover the District' event series to engage the public in the District's unique assets and attractions
    • Raised awareness for the 2018 Bond Election and proposed possible uses of funds within the District

    Have a recommendation for a Priority Project in 2018? Please send an email to admin@cdafw.org with the subject 2018 Priority Project.

  • 9 Jan 2018 7:27 AM | CDA Admin (Administrator)
    It is through the generous support of our members that we are able to consistently improve the preservation and promotion of the Cultural District. As we enter our 25th year of service to the community, we invite all you to renew your membership to the Cultural District Alliance or join to become an active part of our work.

    Thank you to our sponsors to date: UNTHSC, Regions Bank,  JaGee Properties, Amon Carter, Kimbell Art Museum, Republic Title, Inwood National Bank, Centergy West 7th, Legacy Texas Bank, VLK Architects and Kensington Properties.

    Proudly Presented By:

    Click here to find the level of support that is most meaningful to you!

  • 8 Dec 2017 1:06 PM | CDA Admin (Administrator)

    Please join us for the CDA Annual Banquet - 25th Anniversary Celebration, proudly presented by Regions Bank and UNT Health Science Center. on March 7, 2018 at the Kimbell Art Museum.   

    To reserve your sponsorship level, table, or seat, please click here. Or, to email your response, please download and email this packet to admin@cdafw.org. 

    We look forward to celebrating the last quarter century with you!

    Proudly Presented By:


  • 20 Sep 2017 9:49 AM | CDA Admin (Administrator)

    To address Fort Worth’s unprecedented growth and the challenges that come along with it, the City Council will call for a bond election in May 2018. If approved by voters, the bond package would provide funding to build new roads and repair existing ones; add new park amenities, community centers and public safety facility improvements; and replace an aging library.

    A new video provides an introduction to the bond process and mentions some of the priorities for the proposed bond election.

    To learn more, visit here or watch this video introduction to the bond process and mentions some of the priorities for the proposed bond election.

  • 20 Sep 2017 9:48 AM | CDA Admin (Administrator)
    You're invited to a Better Block Community Walk & Talk event with the Linwood Neighborhood Association on  September 20th at 362 Foch St. next to the entrance of the Linwood Park from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. for an open, inviting, and different way of engaging with your city about what you want to see change and be better. Residents, community leaders, artists, planners, clergy, teachers, students, and businesses are all invited to join our Community Walk & Talk to engage in making a better Linwood. Heavy appetizers and beverages will be provided.

    The belief is 'better block makes better neighbors'. And a better local economy. A better block includes more local business, more time outdoors, more beauty, more life. It offers more pathways and protections for bicycles and pedestrians. It encourages more engagement and connection with those in the neighborhood.Better cities start with better blocks.

    To learn more, visit here or watch this video from another community.

  • 20 Sep 2017 9:47 AM | CDA Admin (Administrator)

    The Tarrant Transit Alliance has been formed to advocate for better transit in Tarrant County. The focus of the alliance will be to educate the public and elected officials about the benefits of transit.

    It was formed on the belief that investment in  transportation infrastructure, particularly public transit, drives growth.

    Better transit attracts development and increases property values along its corridors. It connects restaurants to diners, landlords to renters, families to local stores, and employers to employees.

    To learn more, visit the organization's new Facebook page or read this article.

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