CSS success - A walkable street and redevelopment tool Conference Paper uri icon


  • As part of an improvement to Interstate Highway 30 (I-30) through downtown Fort Worth, Texas, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) realigned the freeway, removing it from the median of Lancaster Avenue. The remaining surplus right of way (ROW) along the Lancaster Avenue corridor opened the way for the City of Fort Worth to use the Lancaster corridor and surrounding area as a catalyst to encourage development in the surplus ROW, accommodate historic preservation, and promote economic development. The context sensitive solutions (CSS) approach used for the redevelopment of the Lancaster Avenue corridor was an unusual chance to accomplish a number of diverse objectives for the City of Fort Worth and stakeholders. A Steering Committee was convened early in the process to establish corridor and project objectives, discuss and agree on a project concept, and ensure coordination with agency and private stakeholders. The redevelopment of Lancaster Avenue using the CSS process achieved a successful project that has and is achieving its objectives, with the area showing the benefits of a well conceived design that used stakeholder collaboration to reach a consensus that was beneficial for TxDOT, the City of Fort Worth, property owners, and the surrounding community.

published proceedings

  • Institute of Transportation Engineers Annual Meeting and Exhibit 2011

author list (cited authors)

  • Bochner, B. S., & Storey, B. J.

publication date

  • January 2011