Mike Brennan leads planning and development initiatives for Fort Worth South, Inc., a non-profit redevelopment corporation working to revitalize Fort Worth's Near Southside. Mike joined Fort Worth South in early 2006 after six years with the City of Fort Worth’s Planning Department, where he managed the Comprehensive Planning division. After joining FWSI, Mike led the effort to create an urban, form-based development code for the Near Southside, resulting in the largest City-initiated rezoning in Fort Worth’s history. In 2008 the code received the Driehaus Award from the Form-Based Codes Institute, presented at the Congress for the New Urbanism.
Mike’s work with Fort Worth South includes a wide range of activities, with a primary focus on facilitating redevelopment through consultation and collaboration with developers, City officials, and FWSI’s Development and Design Review Committees. Mike served on the Board of Directors for the Fort Worth Transportation Authority 2011-2013, and he currently serves as Board Chairman for Fort Worth Bike Sharing, Inc. and represents District 9 on the City Plan Commission.
Mike received his masters degree in urban planning from Harvard's Graduate School of Design in 1999 and his certification from the American Institute of Certified Planners in 2002.