News & Events in Forney, TX

Here’s an update on the latest news and events taking place inForney, Texas:

Developments

Forney is rapidly becoming a center for Healthcare, as the recent PM Realty project, Forney Medical Plaza is now completely leased and planning phase 2.

Forney retail continues to grow with the openings of Jack in the Box, Taco Bell, Best Western Hotel. Merritt Capital Partners and Shafer Realty are also expanding retail space along Highway 80.

Road projects continue to progress as Forney moves into a full service community. The City will be starting construction on a complete redesign of Hwy. 80 – FM 548 interchange including two Texas turn-arounds. This project will break ground January 2010.

Grubb & Ellis Commercial Real Estate division has been selected to market Forney EDC owned flex-tech development sites in our Forney Business Park. The Business Park is located near Hwy. 80 with great freeway access and close to the heart of the Forney Retail district.

Forney EDC and UTA School of Urban and Public Affairs have released the Forney Heritage Towne Center study/vision for redeveloping historic downtown Forney. The report includes an initiative for a prime redevelopment site in the heart of the downtown commercial district.

Other News

The City of Forney has held grand openings for a 173 acre Forney Community Park & Recreation Complex as well as a 15 million dollar public safety and courts building. The park is already “scoring big,” holding soccer and softball tournaments regularly with many more on the books this coming year.

Forney ISD Students excel at every level with all nine elementary schools being nominated as “Exemplary” with the entire district being nominated as “Recognized”. Voter support has allowed for the construction of new elementary schools, a new middle school as well as a new 70 Million dollar high school now in operation.