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Trinity River Vision
A Master Plan for the Trinity River and Major Tributaries in Greater Fort Worth

Trinity River VisionStarted in February of 2001, the Trinity River Vision was completed in March 2003 after numerous public meetings and a tremendous amount of involvement and feedback from neighborhoods throughout all of Tarrant County, interest groups, segment groups, stakeholders and public citizens.

The CLIDE jury complimented the plan, saying: "It's a plan that offers a realistic opportunity to enhance and protect a precious natural resource while thoughtfully setting the stage for superior future development."

The Trinity River Vision is a plan to preserve and enhance the Trinity River and its corridors so they remain essential greenways for open space, trails, neighborhood focal points, wildlife, and special recreation areas. This vision entails preserving and enhancing approximately 88 miles of river and major tributary corridors in Tarrant County, including the Clear Fork Trinity River, West Fork Trinity River, Mary's Creek, Marine Creek, and Sycamore Creek. These riparian corridors are critical elements in preserving environmental quality and a high quality of life that attracts people to locate and stay in Fort Worth.

This plan promotes a wide variety of development options within the central city area of Fort Worth with a goal to prevent urban sprawl by promoting a healthy, vibrant downtown. The Trinity River Vision encourages higher densities and redevelopment and lays the groundwork to accommodate Downtown Fort Worth to double in population over the next 40 years.

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