This past September, Fort Worth city councilwoman Ann Zadeh announced the city’s plans to expand an already existing park on lands adjacent to the Fairmount area’s Fire Station Community Center. The highly desired and necessary renovations will grow the part by 1.35 acres, adding walking paths and manicured flora and fauna, along with congregational areas and play spaces, as part of an initiative to maintain, improve and enlarge Texas’ open outdoor zones in urban cores. Marcus Hiles, a longtime advocate of increasing tree canopy across the Lone Star State and a leading developer of energy efficient housing, believes his developments helped establish the current environmentally conscious mindset that is sweeping the nation. In cooperation with local governments and charity initiatives, each of Western Rim Property Services’ developments create large swaths of public and private parks, and one of the company’s main mission statements is to plant 100,000 caliper inches of trees every ten years. Beautiful, natural landscapes part of the design process, as properties border impressive lakes, expansive trails, and even massive protected state forests.