The Fort Worth development services department launched a new small-scale infrastructure program in April.

The details

The mission of the small-scale infrastructure program is to optimize design, review and construction timelines for developer-funded, small-scale infill development projects.

According to a city news release, the small-scale infrastructure program includes design and plan production facilitated by the city, as well as construction administration and oversight to ensure the successful installation of community facilities. Services offered include:
  • Client service management
  • Project planning and development
  • Design phase services
  • Procurement and contract management
  • Regulatory compliance and permitting
  • Funding and financial management
  • Construction management
  • Community engagement and communication
Quote of note

“We are thrilled to introduce this program,” said D.J. Harrell, director of development services. “It will not only streamline processes but also generate significant time and cost savings. This innovative option will serve as a valuable resource for our small businesses and other entities seeking to undertake smaller-scale public improvements to foster development.”

The news release states that small-scale infrastructure program staffers are currently working on streetlights, pedestrian lights and concrete flatwork projects. In the future, the program will expand to include:
  • Water/sewer services
  • Incidental drainage
  • Roadway improvements
  • Landscaping
To participate in the program, applicants can access Fort Worth’s online permitting system or apply in person at City Hall.