Expert who helped transform downtown Fort Worth to lead forum on Glen Rose revitalization

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Fort Worth’s Sundance Square teems with visitors day and night.

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Special to the Current

Ken Devero, retired urban planner and former president of Fort Worth, Inc., will speak in Glen Rose on Thursday, June 20, at a forum to discuss ways to revitalize the downtown commercial district.

The session will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the Somervell County Commissioners Courtroom at the Courthouse Annex.

Community leaders, local businesses, property owners and all citizens interested in revitalizing the Glen Rose Central Business District and historic downtown square are encouraged to attend. The event is sponsored by the Glen Rose Downtown Association.

“Revitalizing Downtown Glen Rose will be a community effort,” said Steve Garcia, GRDA president. “Whether you own property, operate a business, shop or simply enjoy living here, you are invited to bring your ideas, voice your opinion and show your support.”

In 1983, Devero teamed with a few downtown Fort Worth merchants to transform that city’s downtown commercial district from a place to leave to a place to go and stay for the weekend. His expertise took downtown Fort Worth from urban blight to the development of Sundance Square, expansion of the convention center and the building of Bass Hall.

Devero will share his experience in downtown revitalization and lead an open forum to identify strengths and weaknesses, goals and how to implement.




One Response to Expert who helped transform downtown Fort Worth to lead forum on Glen Rose revitalization

  1. Larry P. Smith Reply

    June 4, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Congratulations on getting the news out. Ken Devero will bring a world of experience to the meeting.Karen Richardson is responsible for acquiring Ken to speak and we need to thank her for that.

    See you at the meeting.

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