Fort Worth to present development plan for Berry/University area near TCU

By Joey McReynolds

The development plan for the Berry/University area will be presented at a meeting tonight at 6 p.m. at the University United Methodist Church.
The meeting will discuss the future of the Berry/University area including a possible Commuter rail station for the TEX rail project. The proposed train station would sit at the corner of Berry Street and Cleburne Road.
Officials also plan to address measures to prevent flooding in the area as well as the high rate of growth that TCU has experienced in recent years, according to the public review draft of the plans.
The TEX rail project is first working on connecting downtown Fort Worth to DFW airport. The line south of downtown does not currently have funding, however planning has begun for the station off Berry Street.
The plans also include discussion on expanded restaurant and retail areas along berry similar to areas such as West 7th, University park and Magnolia Street. The plans state “There is an opportunity along Berry for niche businesses – especially those that would capture student and alumni demand for retail.”
You can see the development plan and artist renderings at tonight’s meeting at University United Methodist Church, 2416 W. Berry St.