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Historic Stockyards In Ft. Worth Could Be Changing Its Landscape

Updated: Monday, June 16 2014, 06:32 AM CDT

Fort Worth's historic stockyards district could be at a crossroads.


The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports a California-based real estate investor and the stockyards' largest landowners have formed a joint venture to build new hotels, restaurants and shops.


The $175-million expansion project has elicited a mixed response in the North Texas city built a century ago on cowboys and the cattle trade.


Some worry it will undermine the folksy charm of the historic hotels, saloons, parading longhorn cattle and indoor rodeo. The stockyards draw 3 million tourists annually. Others see the expansion as a great way to boost business in the stockyards. There has been little new development in a decade.


The Fort Worth City Council has approved $26 million in economic incentives for the project.


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Historic Stockyards In Ft. Worth Could Be Changing Its Landscape


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