Part of the mission of The Council is to support projects and programs that make the City of Fort Worth and Tarrant County a better place to live. The Council is proud to support the following programs.
Impact Fee Study
After the city and business leaders compromised on the impact fee ordinance, a study was set up to determine the cost of doing business in Fort Worth. GFW REC supports this study and is interested in the findings which will be shared with the business community in the near future.
Modern Street Car
The Greater Fort Worth Real Estate Council is supportive of the research and work the city and others are doing to explore setting up a modern street car. GFW REC funded the printing of the initial white paper and contributed significantly to the fact finding tour city staff, community leaders, business leaders, the mayor and 7 of 8 members of the City Council attended.
2010 Real Estate Forecast
The annual Real Estate Forecast was held in 2010. The Greater Fort Worth Real Estate Council is a an annual sponsor of this event.
2008 Bond Election
The Greater Fort Worth Real Estate Council is supportive of the 2008 bond election as one of the means for improving transportation within the region. GFW REC will continue to look for other ways to support mass transit within Fort Worth and Tarrant County.
The Party in Fort Worth
GFW REC was proud to sponsor The Party in Fort Worth in February 0f 2008. This party raises funds for the city of Fort Worth to use for economic incentive projects.
The Zucker Report
This study was initiated by the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the City of Fort Worth to conduct a review and study of the City of Fort Worth’s development process. The report includes 165 recommendations for improving Fort Worth’s development process. GFW REC is working to implement many of these recommendations.
Vision North Texas
Vision North Texas is making an important contribution to the future quality of life, economic desirability and long-term sustainability of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. It is increasing public awareness about important regional land use issues that affect mobility, air quality, water supply and other economic and environmental resources. In addition, it is serving as a forum for discussion, education, research and decision about public and private sector actions to address these concerns. Importantly, it is addressing these concerns through a partnership of the private, public, non-profit and academic sectors.
With this mission in mind, The Council felt is was imperative to help support this long range planning process. The Council is a supporter of Phase II and will continue to keep members informed and up to date on the results developed during this phase.
To find out more about Vision North Texas, visit their website at http://www.visionnorthtexas.org
The Library Foundation
The Council was pleased to support the 9th annual Cigar Smoker, a signature event held at the prestigious Fort Worth Club. The Cigar Smoker is an entertaining evening featuring Montecristo and Romeo y Julieta cigars, a seated wild game dinner, fine wines and spirits, a martini bar, live entertainment, raffle drawings and silent and live auctions. For more information on the Library Foundation, visit their website at http://www.fwlibraryfoundation.org/fwlf/default.aspx
To view a sample of real estate information and other helpful sources available at the Fort Worth Public Library, click the following link.