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Guide helps residents, leaders envision creative ways to repurpose street space

Posted July 21, 2020

an image of Race Street
A temporary display provided project inspiration for residents and visitors to the Race Street Better Block project.

A growing number of temporary, low-cost, illustrative projects are popping up on streets around the country and the world, showing creative ways to repurpose street space. Pop-ups are short-term demonstrations of improvements to underused spaces. They allow community members and city leaders to see and experience changes to the streetscape in real time rather than only in a rendering on a poster board at an open house.

In order to provide residents with inspiration and guidance on implementation of these projects, the City of Fort Worth developed the Pop-Up Projects Guide.

The guide provides residents with inspiration for using temporary projects to redesign their neighborhoods with people in mind. It provides communities with project inspiration, tips for success and considerations for implementation. Because any installation involving public space would require city approval, this guide also provides tips on navigating the Fort Worth permitting process to get ideas “on the ground.”

The Pop-Up Projects Guide is one element of the city’s Active Transportation Plan adopted in 2019. This document serves as Fort Worth’s plan for a transportation system that provides multiple alternatives for travel, focusing on walking, bicycling and connectivity to public transportation. The Active Transportation Plan was a validation requirement for the Blue Zones Project, a communitywide well-being improvement initiative to help make healthy choices easier for everyone in Fort Worth.

To learn more, contact Senior Planner Jeremy Williams at 817-392-2536.

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