By the end of the year, the city will be home to a city hall, city and county office buildings, a state of the art recreation facility and even the first public park in Fort Worth.
But there’s a bigger question: Is Fort Worth worth it?
The answer, according to many Fort Worth residents, is yes.
It’s time for Fort Worth to make a change.
And that’s what Mayor Dan Patrick has promised to do.
“We need to take a step back and look at the big picture and look for solutions that are aligned with the future of the city and the future residents of Fort Worth,” he said.
“If we want to do this right, we have to look at what is the best use of our tax dollars to move forward.”
The mayor has made his intentions public as he prepares for his third term.
Patrick, a Democrat, has already put forward his vision of Fort Wayne, Indiana, as a potential site for Fort Wayne’s first public parks.
“I’m hopeful that Fort Worth will be a hub for our economic development and a great place to live and work,” Patrick said at a recent news conference.
“I think the city of Fort Bend is on the cusp of becoming a great city for generations to come.”
As part of the mayor’s plan, Fort Worth’s largest city will host the World Series.
It will also have the world’s largest convention center and other high-tech, tech-based businesses.
“The city is going to be a vibrant and thriving place to work, live and play,” Patrick told The Globe and Mail in an interview at his office last week.
“Fort Worth has a strong civic tradition and it’s the reason we have the World Cup coming here.
The city’s so important to the whole region.”
It is estimated that more than 200,000 people live in Fort Wayne.
Fort Worth’s population grew by 7.5 percent between 2006 and 2016.
The population of Fort Smith, Ark., grew by more than 5 percent between 2000 and 2016, according the U.S. Census Bureau.
Fort Wayne’s population is estimated to be at least 1.3 million, according data from the U