June 21, 2024

When we break ground on the estimated $21.9 million Elm Street project later this year, we’ll do so with a bit of extra help from Tarrant County.

Commissioners unanimously approved an additional $1.8 million contribution to our Old Town Keller investments as part of their agenda Tuesday morning. That’s on top of the $5.75 million previously approved by voters as part of the county’s 2021 bond package, for a whopping $7.55 million in total county participation.

Thank you especially to County Judge Tim O’Hare and Precinct 3 Commissioner Gary Fickes, whose belief in this project and its potential to drive additional quality development into Old Town helped get these extra dollars across the finish line.

As a reminder, the Elm Street project is set to include widening and reconstructing the road with stamped-and-stained concrete, as you see on the new Bates Street, upgrading to curb-and-gutter drainage, replacing the bridge south of Riverdance Way, adding street parking, and swapping out water and sewer lines. South Elm will also be safer and more attractive when we’re finished; new streetlights and pedestrian amenities like sidewalks, seating, landscaping, and wayfinding signage are on the way.

City Council will be awarding the Elm Street project this summer, so stay tuned for more information as we get closer to turning dirt!