Aug 9 2022

Greater Fort Worth Sierra Club: Echo Heights Industrial Zoning Case - Fort Worth

Aug 9 2022 - 6:00pm
Fort Worth City Hall
200 Texas St
Fort Worth , TX

Attend the Fort Worth City Council meeting to oppose Zoning Case ZC-22-065. This case is requesting rezoning of approximately 57 acres at 5125 Parker Henderson Road from agricultural to light industrial. Leon Capital is proposing to build two spec buildings that will house a logistical/warehousing company with over 100 heavy truck trailer bays.

The good news is the Zoning Commission denied the case with prejudice on July 13. In addition, the FWISD opposes the case due to its proximity to W.M. Green and its adverse effects to children.

See Leon Capital's plan here:

See City Council agenda here and sign up to speak when it is published:

The parcel is across David Strickland Road from W.M. Green Elementary School and is situated adjacent to two manufactured home communities.The Echo Heights and Stop Six neighborhoods are predominantly minority and low income communities that are already overburdened and disproportionately affected by industrial uses such as shipping and logistics companies, gas drilling, and waste services that cause excessive heavy truck traffic and air pollution.

Dallas Sierra Club: Trinity River Audubon Center - Farmers Branch

Aug 9 2022 - 7:00pm
Brookhaven College
3939 Valley View Lane Geotechnology Institute Bldg, Spindletop Room, H126
Farmers Branch , TX

Jake Poinsett, program manager at the Trinity River Audubon Center, will discuss his work in local conservation, preservation,and environmental programs. Formerly a park ranger for Texas Parks and Wildlife, South Carolina State Parks, and the National Park Service, Jake will share his unique perspective on his travels, advocacy, and how the Dallas area can broaden its positive environmental impact city-wide.