EXCERPT FROM THE JSFB. SUBSCRIBERS CAN READ THE FULL ARTICLE IN THE APRIL 2014 EDITION.
The financial benefits coupled with the benefits of maintaining the water quality of the lake and canals planned for Panther Island makes a clear case for expanding the use of green infrastructure in North Texas that will benefit the development community and the community at large. Panther Island is a master planned urban waterfront community north of downtown Fort Worth, Texas. The planned public improvements within Panther Island will nearly double the size of downtown Fort Worth and is expected to generate more than $600 million in economic development activity by 2025. The redevelopment project features the creation of a new 33-acre lake that will be connected to a network of canals.
Mikel Wilkins, PE, ENV-SP, is an Environmental Engineer & Stormwater Management Specialist for VERDUNITY.
Kevin Shepherd, PE, ENV-SP, is a Principle at VERDUNITY. Kevin brings a unique combination of engineering and planning perspectives, along with expertise in business and municipal finance.