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Bridging Historical Divides; I-30 Deck Park Concept: An Urban Design Talk

Community Design Fort Worth and AIA Fort Worth invite you for a discussion about I-30 expansion.

TXDot (Texas Department of Transportation) is in the process of evaluating and planning improvements to Interstate 30. Future phases will address the portion of I-30 that runs in front of Arlington Heights High School and through vibrant existing Fort Worth neighborhoods. While this phase might be years in the future, the time to ensure it is planned correctly is now. One suggestion is to "deck" over I-30 in front of Arlington Heights High School between Hulen and Ashland, a proposal that would be a huge improvement over the narrow pedestrian chain link cage walkway that presently exists. In addition, this proposal would return something like the lawn that once existed in front of the school as well as help "stitch" back together communities like Como, Arlington Heights and Alamo Heights that were divided by the highway.

The discussion will be in a panel format with a group of architects and landscape architects who have volunteered their time and expertise to develop concept plans for this proposed deck park as well as community leaders connected to this site. This talk will be held at Arlington Heights High School so that we are near the location to incorporate a walking tour of present conditions.

Panel Participants:

  • Brandon Burns, AIA

  • Lorie Kinler PLA, ASLA

  • Alexei Dukov, AIA

  • Randle Harwood, Retired Planning and Development Director City of Fort Worth

  • Lydia Guajardo Richard, Executive Director Camp Bowie District/ Arlington Heights resident

  • Ann Zadeh, AICP Executive Director Community Design Fort Worth

Parking info:

**Guests attending the Deck Park Panel can park in the front bus lane, Ashland parking lot, or the Hulen parking lot.  Everyone should come through the front doors and proceed to the Auditorium.

Attendees will receive 2 CE credits with AIA, APA/AICP & ASLA


Wednesday, February 28th 5:30pm - 7:30pm


Arlington Heights High School Auditorium

4501 West Fwy

Fort Worth, TX 76107



Free tickets, donations accepted

About Urban Design Talks

CDFW Urban Design Talks are monthly chats for the community to learn, converse and grow in all things urban design. Talks will cover a broad list of topics including tiny homes, water & design, food deserts, the history of housing in Fort Worth, and so much more! Urban Design Talks are cohosted with The American Institute of Architects!

About Community Design Fort Worth

Community Design Fort Worth is a nonprofit organization with a mission to enhance the quality of life in Fort Worth communities by:

  • Serving as a resource for design and planning assistance

  • Engaging the public in dialogue about key issues and opportunities

  • Undertaking long-term visioning in anticipation of future challenges


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