Voters approve $560 million bond package

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Mayor Mattie Parker said the bond will not impact the tax rate. | Photo by @chrisyforbesvandyck 

On Sat., May 7, voters approved a $560 million bond package focused on roads, parks + public services. Here’s a breakdown of how that money will be spent in Fort Worth.

🚧 Proposition A — Road and infrastructure improvements

  • More sidewalks and bike facilities will be installed citywide as part of the Active Transportation Plan
  • Signage and crosswalks will be updated to ensure public safety in school zones and surrounding neighborhoods. 
  • East Lancaster Avenue, East Berry Street + McCart Avenue will become Complete Streets — meaning safer roads for bikers and pedestrians by adding bike lanes, sidewalks + curb extensions.

Total: $369.2 million

🌳 Proposition B — Parks and recreation

  • Construction and maintenance will be done on city trails to fix gaps in areas like the Bomber Spur Tail and Sycamore Creek Trail.
  • The Forest Park Pool will be reconstructed to feature eight 50-meter lap lanes, interactive water elements + an expanded parking lot.
  • A new 28,000-sqft Stop Six Hub Community Center will feature a gymnasium, fitness area, meeting rooms, library facilities + a new 25-yard outdoor aquatics center with a water slide.

Total: $123.9 million

📚 Proposition C — Public library improvements

Funds will be used to design + construct a new 18,000-sqft library in far northwest Fort Worth — near Avondale-Haslet Road and Sendera Ranch Boulevard.

Total: $12.5 million

🚨 Proposition D — Police and fire public safety improvements

  • A new 32,000-sqft police station for the Northwest Patrol Division
  • Fire Station No. 16 (5933 Geddes Ave.) and Fire Station No. 37 (4701 Ray White Rd.) will both be demolished and replaced with three-bay double company fire stations. 

Total: $39.3 million

🏞️ Proposition E — Open space

The city will purchase and make improvements to city land to enhance air and water quality, control erosion, reduce flooding + facilitate future economic development as part of the Open Space Conservation Program.

Total: $15 million