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TRVA chooses bypass channel design team

by Robert Francis | Nov 06, 2012
Robert Francis
Fort Worth Business Press Editor


The Trinity River Vision Authority (TRVA) has chosen the design team for the Trinity Uptown Bypass Channel Project, the agency announced Friday.

Hargreaves Associates, Cambridge, Mass., and Randall Stout Architects, Los Angeles, will provide urban planning, landscape design and architecture for the 100 acre, 1.5 mile long urban waterfront.  Hargreaves and Stout will be collaborating with the United States Army Corp of Engineers team led by CDM Smith and Komatsu Architecture who are responsible for the bypass channel architecture design elements.

Hargreaves Associates work was recently on display in the London Olympic Park design and Stout was recently honored with a 2012 American Architecture Award for the Art Gallery of Alberta. Hargreaves and Stout previously worked together on the 21st Century Waterfront in Chattanooga.

The $909 million Trinity River Vision project is being financed with federal funding providing $487.9 million, or 53.6 percent, and local funding paying $422 million, or 46.4 percent.

Entities providing those local funds are the city of Fort Worth, $26.6 million; Tarrant County, $11 million; and Tarrant Regional Water District, $64.4 million. About $320 million will be financed by TIF 9, the tax increment finance district created to promote development along the Trinity River.