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Professionals from Freese and Nichols will be at booth number three at the Transportation and Infrastructure Summit in Irving on August 14 through 17. Both David Sloan, P.E., BCEE, and Kevin St. Jacques, P.E., PTOE, PTP, will be moderating panels. Follow the online summit conversation by using the hashtag #TandISummit on Twitter.

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The blue glow emanating from Trinity Park last Friday night will soon become a feature of the Fort Worth landscape. Freese and Nichols tested the lighting of the Phyllis J. Tilley Memorial Pedestrian Bridge, and it passed with flying —walking? — colors.

The arch-supported stress ribbon bridge, the first of its kind in the United States, spans the Clear Fork of the Trinity River and connects Fort Worth's downtown and Cultural District. It is named for Phyllis J. Tilley, who helped found river beautification initiatives such as Mayfest and Streams and Valleys.

A dedication and...

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Freese and Nichols’ master plan for Texas Wesleyan was featured in Fort Worth Business Press. The design will incorporate features to celebrate the historic significance of the street while focusing on sustainable development.

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Freese and Nichols is honored to be planning Fort Worth's Downtown Master Plan for 2023. Every 10 years Downtown Fort Worth, Inc., the City of Fort Worth and Fort Worth Transportation Authority engage in a planning process to refresh the vision and organize the steps to take during the next decade to fulfill that vision.

Plan 2023 is an opportunity for Fort Worth citizens to provide their creativity, perspective and insight for the project. Wendy Shabay, Planner and Associate at Freese and Nichols, invites you to join in the idea generation for the future downtown improvements and...

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Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) is more often recognized for its water supply and flood protection efforts, but the District is also in charge of providing recreation for the beautiful Trinity Trail system. Near the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base in Fort Worth, accessing the Farmers Branch Creek waterfalls (also known as Airfield Falls) off the Trinity River from the existing trail system has been difficult. To address this issue, Freese and Nichols began design of the Airfield Falls Trailhead for TRWD earlier this year to improve access and enhance the aesthetics and user...

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A construction milestone for the City of Fort Worth’s Phyllis J. Tilley Memorial Pedestrian Bridge took place on Monday, April 23 at 2:30 p.m. Construction crews positioned the bridge’s 163-foot-long arch across the Trinity River as the bridge nears completion. The $2.5-million bridge is the first arch-supported stress-ribbon bridge in the United States, and is named for local community advocate Phyllis J. Tilley who helped found Fort Worth Streams and Valleys, Mayfest and numerous other initiatives that have focused on beautifying and revitalizing the Trinity River in Fort Worth.


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This week, Freese and Nichols completed a three-day forum focused on the future development plan for the Highway 191 Corridor connecting the Cities of Midland and Odessa, Texas. The Midland-Odessa Transportation Organization (MOTOR) – the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Midland-Odessa metropolitan area – retained Freese and Nichols to prepare a plan for the approximately 14- mile corridor that considers multiple forms of transportation, adjacent land uses and the connecting street network; and respects and enhances the natural and human environments. The plan will help...

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Dan Sefko, Freese and Nichols' Urban Planning Group Manager, presented at the annual TML conference in Houston on Oct. 13 along with Todd Gottel, Mayor of Rowlett; Douglas Athas, City Council member, Garland; and John Lettelleir, Director of Development Services, Frisco. Dan spoke about improving planning process and responses to concerns about the United Nations' issuance of Agenda 21 sustainability policies.

The emphasis of the presentation centered around how cities should accurately clarify any misinformation about Agenda 21 and sustainability efforts, especially early in the...

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