Remembering James Toal

Posted Friday, Dec. 27, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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Urban planner James Toal was truly a visionary on a mission for betterment of the whole community.

Southeast Fort Worth was in need of a development plan that the business community would adopt as a path forward for economic and business development for our “neck of the woods.”

We knew that if we got James to get involved we had the visionary who could help us see the hidden opportunities of southeast Fort Worth and, at the same time, have a person who was believable within the business community.

Numerous community meetings took place under James’ guidance whereby the vision, the purpose, the goals and the key advantages were discussed and took form into six economic development zones, entitled the Southeast Fort Worth Action Plan for Economic Development. Today that plan is coming into fruition in the whole area: Evans-Rosedale, Poly-Texas Wesleyan, Cavile Place, Berry-Riverside and Renaissance Square.

On behalf of the Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber and Southeast Fort Worth Inc., we thank James Toal for his contribution toward our community’s success.

— Devoyd Jennings, President/CEO,

Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce

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