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#1 johnfwd


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Posted 16 March 2016 - 07:41 AM

The long-running argument over whether an historic district encourages or disincentivizes economic development has been raised again over the future of the Stop Six area, as highlighted in this Fort Worth Business article.  I've always viewed the Stop Six area as being old and in need of a revival but not distinguished by historic characteristics.



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Posted 17 March 2016 - 11:22 AM

If the information in the article can be taken at face value there is no good reason to have a "historic district" in that neighborhood. There is a lot of vacant residential land and substandard structures evidenced by the demolition permits referenced, and the "historic" structures are not of any one style indicative of a particular period; a "hodgepodge" of styles seems more of the nature of the existing buildings. If restrictions of development result from the historical district then it is holding back the potential of the community and limiting the value of the property there. If more infill residential development was realized there would be an accompanying need for commercial/retail, and design standards encouraging walking, biking, mixed-use traditional could help define the area as unique on the Eastside.

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Posted 02 June 2016 - 11:54 AM

Council Member Gyna Bivens again raises the issue of the imposed Historic District in the Eastside Stop Six neighborhood holding back development and the S-T Editorial Board agrees it is not needed:




A timeline is laid out in the article for the process needed to remove the designation. Much of the area is vacant lots, and the chance of developers wanting to use 1920's to 1970's architecture to adhere to the historical standards is low to nil. Instead of the energy and resources used to develop this unwanted district, a better course of action would have been to draw a plan for sustainable development and put in place an infrastructure development and replacement plan to encourage redevelopment of this area. Better late than never.

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Posted 02 June 2016 - 06:58 PM

Stop Six is a grid neighborhood bordered by spaghetti street neighborhoods.  The integrity of the grid should be maintained.  

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Posted 30 June 2016 - 08:45 PM

The City Council moved forward this week to start the process to remove the historic district in Stop Six.  Below is a link to the article in Fort Worth Business.



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