The most well-known of all Trinity River Vision projects is the plan to create an urban waterfront community to the north of downtown Fort Worth. This plan is known by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) simply as "Central City", but to most of the public it is called "Panther Island". While having two names can seem confusing, it's really quite fitting for a plan with two major components:
The publicly funded portion of the plan, the Central City project is limited to environmental cleanup, flood protection and infrastructure improvements, such as new bridges and new or improved roads and trails.
Once flood concerns, outdated infrastructure and environmental issues are addressed, Panther Island will open up the development of 800 acres connecting Downtown, the Cultural District and the Stockyards. Public improvements will virtually double the size of downtown and generate more than $600 million in economic development activity during the first decade alone.