Fort Worth Stockyards Plan Revealed, Sort of

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FORT WORTH  -- Folks got their first look at what the stockyards could look like if the Majestic Hickman Heritage Project becomes reality.

"I'm surprised you guys didn't have any models to show us," Mike Terrell, a lifelong Fort Worth resident, said as he asked questions during the meeting.

Yep, it was kind of a let down.  They only had one aerial view of the $175 million makeover, which made some folks unhappy.

Craig Cavileer, Executive Vice-President of Majestic Realty, promises to have a clearer vision soon.

"Now we go from here into the actual three-dimensional modeling of what we will actually build down here," Cavileer explained. "What's the scale of it? What's the scope of it? That will literally start taking place tomorrow."

The plan includes restoring the mule barn, scale house, auction barn, and cattle pens.  They promise all buildings will be restored, not demolished while developing a hotel, shops, and restaurants.

Right now, they have parking garages shown in the master plan, but that could change.

"If they don't screw up the integrity of the main and exchange, and the history that is here, I think it's probably a good thing," Terrell said.

"It's great to have this kind of discourse," Kate Schwartz, with Historic Fort Worth, said.

One thing that doesn't need to be discussed, the amount of construction that'll soon be taking place at The Stockyards.

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