Wednesday, Fort Worth's zoning commission will meet to discuss a proposed new development in a predominantly Latino neighborhood.
FORT WORTH, Texas — Cruise along Hemphill Street in Fort Worth and you’ll find The Barber.
It’s the business Rudy Avitias built alone from nothing. His barbershop sits along a street where growth and new development have become heavily debated. Nearly everywhere you turn, you’ll find signs that read “Forth Worth No Se Vende,” which translates to “Fort Worth is not for sale.”
Avitias, along with other business owners and residents in the area worry new development will price them out of South Hemphill Heights, a predominantly Latino neighborhood.
“The taxes everywhere in Hemphill will go up and other businesses like me won’t be able to afford that and we’ll either have to move or rent out our spaces to other businesses to be able to afford it,” said Avitias.
In 2020, the city had plans to rezonepart of …