Governmental Services under the Revenue Recovery Provision


Fort Worth Housing Solutions

Infrastructure support for the four-phase Stop Six Choice Neighborhood Implementation Program will include the design and construction work associated with underground power lines and the elimination of power poles for four phases of the transformation plan.  This includes Cowan Place, a senior living multifamily housing development, Hughes House, a mixed-use housing development, and two yet to be named phases. The selected project is anticipated to provide services and support to historically underserved, marginalized groups in Qualified Census Tract 1013.02.  This includes primarily low or very low income individuals and families, which have been impacted greatly by the pandemic. Funding will serve children and the elderly with safe and affordable childcare and housing for seniors.  The focus in both supporting infrastructure and housing development is to address the increasing unmet need of affordable housing.  Five of the seven projects will serve the Stop Six community as a part of the transformation plan underway in partnership with Fort Worth Housing Solutions as a part of its Choice Neighborhood Initiative grant.

Public Events Capital Restore

After the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March, 2020, as part of the effort to ensure that the Culture and Tourism funds could meet operating expenses and debt service obligations, in FY2020 and thereafter until the economic recovery began, selected capital improvements at the Will Rogers Memorial Center (WRMC) and Fort Worth Convention Center  (FWCC) were suspended or deferred. These projects are considered priority projects necessary for safety and required repairs or improvements to these facilities hosting conventions, trade shows and long-standing public events such as the Fort Worth Stock Show.  In turn, investment in these projects will assist in reviving the tourism economy for the City of Fort Worth.

The following ten projects were impacted and are being reinstated:

  1. Richardson Bass (Sound) System Upgrade 
  2. Amon Carter EH Door Replacement
  3. WRMC Sprinklers Cattle Barn #4
  4. WRMC Justin Garage Ventilation
  5. WRMC Security Cameras
  6. WRMC Replace Auditorium Curtains
  7. FWCC Star Tower Façade
  8. WRMC Electrical Upgrades
  9. WRMC Emergency Generator Enhancement
  10. WRMC Auditorium Roof Replacement

Fort Worth Convention Center Expansion

The Fort Worth Convention Center started life as the Tarrant County Convention Center, constructed in 1966 and officially opened in 1968. In 1997 the City purchased the convention center from the County, and it was renamed the Fort Worth Convention Center.  A 2014 “market and financial feasibility study” recommended renovation and expansion of the Fort Worth Convention Center in order to better compete and serve multiple events.  This study was updated in 2019, and based on these recommendations, in January of 2020 a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for a project management firm was published in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and emailed to local and national project management firms.  Interviews were held in March of 2020 as the COVID-19 crisis escalated.  These interviews showed three teams highly qualified and capable of providing the required staffing and expertise.  Before a selection was formally recommended, it became clear that COVID-19 would affect the tourism and convention industry and the project funding and schedule.  Due to the reduction in Hotel Occupancy Tax revenue directly related to the pandemic, as described in the Public Events Capital Restore project, the project management selection process was suspended until July 2021.  ARPA funding will allow Phase 3A of the project to move forward with the relocation of the kitchens, demolishment of the east annex, and the realignment of an adjoining street to allow future development of a hotel.

Will Rogers Memorial Coliseum Mural Plaques

The Fort Worth Public Art Commission determined that citizens had concerns based upon possible misinterpretation of the imagery along with the negative response to the stylistic approach of the1930s. It is vital that the City provide educational interpretation for the benefit of citizens and visitors who view the mural now and into the future. One of the recommendations was to convene an advisory committee to develop an approach that would allow visitors to better understand the historic perspective. The advisory committee met for the first time on February 27, 2020. On July 19, 2021, the advisory committee’s recommendation for comprehensive interpretation at the WRMC auditorium mural was presented to the Fort Worth Art Commission. The recommendation includes seven bronze plaques installed in the brick pattern on the plaza in front of the auditorium and the coliseum: one introductory plaque and six plaques   corresponding to the six scenes viewable in each mural. Each of the six plaques features a silhouette of a specific scene on the mural with text descriptive of the time period represented and themes explored in the imagery.

Future City Hall

Use of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding would be focused on the purchase of information technology, security technology, and audio/video (AV) equipment to provide facility security and to improve service to Fort Worth residents in their development, permitting, and related needs

  • Building ITS design, procurement, installation, and commissioning
  • Building Security related technology design, procurement, installation, testing, and commissioning
  • Building Audio Visual and video conferencing design of unified solution, procurement, installation, testing, and commissioning 
  • Mayor & Council Communication 21-0935
    • The original request of $15,000,000 in ARPA funding was reduced to an amount of $6,400,000 by Councilmembers Beck and Moon at the November 30, 2021 Council Meeting and approved by Council at the reduced amount.

ITS Cybersecurity Program 

Information Technology Services activities designed to execute security assessments, mitigate findings, and implement advanced strategies, processes, and tools to increase the protection level of the City’s information and digital assets.

ITS Infrastructure Program 

Information Technology Services activities designed to execute on the infrastructure and data protection efforts, procure services to assist with those efforts, and deliver advanced solutions to support strategic directions.