Revival on Rosedale

Chris Bosco

Fort Worth’s historic Polytechnic neighborhood hadn’t seen major roadway construction since the 1930s, so the reconstruction of the East Rosedale corridor quickly became a high-profile project. The City and Freese and Nichols took the opportunity to make it a guiding example of improved project delivery that incorporates local stakeholders, including the Texas Department of Transportation, energy companies, utilities and Texas Wesleyan University.

The team collaborated to develop a walkable corridor that honors the priorities of the neighborhood and showcases its rich history, working on a fast-tracked schedule to complete design within 10 months. From the earliest stages, Freese and Nichols led multiple stakeholder workshops and public meetings to build consensus on the project objectives, and maintaining that focus throughout design and construction.

The new East Rosedale features sustainable design elements, including two multilane roundabouts; a new storm drainage system; and streetscape enhancements that preserved 70-year-old trees along the road. View the video below to learn more. More Innovations