As a planned, mixed-use community, Walsh Ranch will contain all the
land uses and components that will make it a true community. The overall
community will be made up of sub-communities, each with a distinctive
theme as previously described in this booklet. The sub-communities
are defined by the site's natural and man-made features as illustrated
by the following Concept Diagram.
The Walsh Ranch transportation network is based on the two major Interstate
highways, I-20 and I-30 that converge at the property. These Interstates
provide excellent access to the site with existing and proposed interchanges.
The Future Outer Loop will also provide additional regional access
when constructed. The Walsh Ranch road layout has been designed to
be in conformance with the City's Master Thoroughfare Plan. This is
described later in this booklet.
The most important community roadway is Walsh Ranch Parkway. This
parkway ties the entire community together and crosses and links to
the two Interstate highways. This north-south road is shown on the
Fort Worth Master Thoroughfare Plan as a Primary Arterial. It will
be designed as a high-image, parkway-type road and will be Walsh Ranch's
most significant thoroughfare. It will pass through the Town Center
linking it with the north and south communities.
Future Transit Center
The Concept Diagram designates a site that could serve
as a future transit center.
It is located along I-30
at the proposed interchange with Walsh Ranch Parkway and is within
the Town Center district.
As a mixed-use community,
Walsh Ranch will be a key growth center within Fort
Worth and the
region. As well as providing a significant
number of on-site jobs, many residents can be expected to commute
to jobs closer to Downtown Fort
Worth. Consequently, the Plan designates
a site that could function as a transit transfer center improving
efficiency and the convenience of choosing transit over private
automobile use. Initially, the transit center site may
serve as a park-and-ride facility, allowing commuters to car and
van pool. As City bus service is extended and as feeder bus routes
added, a bus transfer station with kiss-and-ride capabilities may
be added. Structured parking may also be feasible at that time.
traffic increases and as the Walsh Ranch community matures as a
mixed-use center, a light rail station may also be a future possibility.
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The Concept Plan establishes the framework for the development of
Walsh Ranch. It sets forth the community roadway network, the various
land uses, public and community facilities and the open space system.
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