Fort Worth Avenue TIF District

Whisk Crepes Cafe (Credit Urban Fabric Photography) DSC_2050
The Fort Worth Avenue TIF District is the gateway from downtown Dallas to West Dallas. The District is generally bounded by commercial and multifamily developments along the Fort Worth Avenue corridor between the Trinity River and Hartsdale Avenue, now transformed from the many underutilized or deteriorated properties of the past. Providing employment, the District also contains a number of industrial structures, locally-owned motels, and auto-related uses along the corridors.

Among a blend of transitional uses, the Fort Worth Avenue TIF's proximity to downtown Dallas connected by the Santiago Calatrava bridges (Margaret Hill Hunt and Margaret McDermott Bridges), the Ronald Kirk pedestrian bridge, Coombs Creek Trail, thriving single family neighborhoods and planned transit service improvements is a model for redeveloping urban corridors to fully maximize their location and physical and natural assets. The District is also making its mark on Dallas' public art scene, with art throughout the District commissioned by the Fort Worth Avenue Development Group.

Fort Worth Avenue TIF District Map

District Characteristics

TIF Lifespan

  • Creation Date: June 13, 2007
  • Expiration Date: December 31, 2029


  • 448 Acres

Participating Jurisdictions

  • City of Dallas
  • Dallas County
More information can be found in the annual report, available here.

Fort Worth Avenue TIF Success Stories

FWA-Success Stories-Sylvan Thirty
FWA-Success Stories-Coombs Creek Trail