Ain't all it's cracked up to be. And contrary to popular belief among the politico's...not everyone wants this billion dollar tax payer scheme.
Lots of folks don't want a scrap yard moved to their area either. Read about it in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. This is what eminent domain gets you.
As the Trinity River Vision project moves forward, the relocation of the Commercial Metals Co. scrap yard is drawing opposition from those who don't want it moving into their area.
"Basically, we're opposed to them putting in an eyesore. No matter how they decorate it or how they try to put lipstick on a pig," said Mac Churchill, chairman of the I-35W Coalition, which is working to widen the freeway and beautify the corridor that they see as the gateway to Fort Worth.
"The project is devastating to surrounding property values and forever prevents any meaningful redevelopment of this inner-city neighborhood," Randolph said. "While we have been supportive of the Trinity River Vision, the manner in which they are taking a troubled area and simply moving those problems to other areas in our city does not represent true redevelopment."
The Trinity River Vision Authority, a political subdivision of the water district, negotiated the purchase of Commercial Metals' current scrap yard. Its executive director, J.D. Granger, said he has looked for alternate sites.
To residents of Oakhurst, who have been battling the city over the shifting of flood storage to nearby Riverside Park, the scrap yard would be another undesirable thing the city is sending to their part of town because of the Trinity River Vision.
"It's all the same thing," said Ginger Bason, president of the Oakhurst Neighborhood Association. "The whole thing is tied to that Trinity River thing.
"I'm not against it, but I don't think it's right to do something better for someone while making other things bad for others."