Monday, July 4, 2011

Food Truck Park?

What would happen if a trailer park and the Yum Yum truck hooked up and had a secret child nobody knew about?  Then that child went to school at some small liberal arts school in Portland or a lesser state school in Austin?  Then what would happen if it moved back to Fort Worth?

Welp, the Star-Telegram is reporting that the City's Board of Adjustment will be asked to grant a special exception to the mobile vending ordinance to create a Food Truck Park.  The lot is west of downtown, on Weisenberger and I think just east of Carroll (behind the Target). 

As you've no doubt noticed, food trucks are popping up everywhere and they're re-energizing the mobile food industry long considered the purveyor of dirty food at carnivals and construction sites.  The trend of food parks is also expanding to provide a central focus point for truck food.  San Antonio has one, dallas is considering one and now we may have our own here in the Fort.  And of course, Austin, Portland, etc have them.

If you're interested, the Board of Adjustment meeting is June 6th and Chris' request is 15th on the agenda, so don't worry about getting there on time.  Also, there is some opposition from nearby companies who are worried about the traffic impact on the streets around their operations.  Chris is seeking a special exception which would allow up to 8 food trucks (or trailers) on the property.  Presumably it will not be eight taco trucks....  Chris, the masses have spoken on the need for different foods.

For those of you in favor of food trucks, this is probably a good sign.  If you're against them, you hate capitalism and Joseph McCarthy's son wants to add you to a list he's compiling.

Let the world know what you think by commenting.  Remember, the leaders of the Fort have this blog as their home page.

15 comments:

Janann:: Keeping it Simple said...

The one in Austin is always crowded! It would be a great addition to FW! Good luck Chris!

ck said...

Chris Kruger here. I knew I always liked this blog! Thanks much for the support, I may need it on Wednesday. Yes, if anyone was looking to attend the hearing in support, please feel free. I am guessing our case will be heard around 3 or so, but the times can vary widely. Thanks again and keep up the great work on here!

Hungry for great food fast said...

I think this is a great idea and look forward to having great food available fast.
Good Luck Chris

Anonymous said...

Great idea! I'd love a place in FW we could go that would potentially offer a wide variety of cuisines with a fun atmosphere. Count me in!

FortWorthHoleInTheWall said...

Chris, thanks for reading and good luck tomorrow.

ck said...

Just an update--the City had a misunderstanding as to what request I needed, so they have continued the case until the next Board of Adjustment meeting, Aug. 3rd. So, I can still use all the support I can get as we move forward with the Aug. 3rd hearing! Feel free to email your support to the Board at boardofadjustment@fortworthgov.org.

Natalie said...

Thanks for the update; will be sending an email to the board, re:Aug 3rd meeting.

Also, to FWHITW, thanks for so many laughs!

FortWorthHoleInTheWall said...

Chris, thanks for the update and good look on your next setting. Just since this morning I've had a lot of people tell me they're excited about the prospect of a food park.

Natalie, those laughs were all accidental. Thanks for reading.

Anonymous said...

I have ehard that it is going to be on the south side off of south main. Full view of downtown, and large enough to have special events.

FortWorthHoleInTheWall said...

Maybe there are two food truck parks going in? Interesting news.

in a PiCKLE said...

We ARE in favor of the food park!!! We are in a pickle foods and have recently purchased a food trailer. Would love to get more info on it. Check us out at inapicklefoods.com

ck said...

Just an update, my hearing with the Board of Adjustment is next Wednesday, Aug. 3rd at 10am. It will be downtown in the City Council Chambers at 1000 Throckmorton St. 76102. Would appreciate any support we can get.

Olen said...

My partner and I would like to but a truck there when built. How much are you charging per space?

FoodScapeQueen said...

Love that you doing this!..would like to have my truck there when you are up and running..The Food Scape Queen

FoodScapeQueen said...

LOVE that you are doing this would love to have my truck there when you are up and running