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1000 year event? Don't think I've ever seen that indicated before, but that's a much better situation than a 100 year event. Haven't we had some 500 year events in the past 10 years?
Still have to design for it. I don't think this area has seen anything close to a 500 in quite some time. A couple of years ago, when a lot of the areas were flooding the measurement location just upstream peaked at 7 tenths below the 100' elevation.
*edit* I don't even think it was over a 500 year event when Montgomery Wards was under water.
All of the occupied spaces are 2' above the project flood elevation established by the Corps of engineers. That's about 12' above the 100 year elevation.
Maybe I am thinking of Midland. I'm pretty sure someone has had a 500 in the last 10 years.
They must be getting a map revision, because you normally can't build in the floodway and I'd say a majority of their site is solidly in the floodway, much less the 100 year floodplain. This is a curious project for me.
Of course, these conditions are pre-bypass channel and downstream Gateway park storage, etc. I wonder how much of their engineering relies on the Panther Island Project being completed.
I wonder what happened to the old thread.
I seem to recall a profile of a cross-section of one of the buildings that showed the parking garage underneath the building, with the flood plain represented by a wavy line - half way up the side of a depiction of a car. Not someplace I would be interested in parking even if it is the 100 year plain.
JohnS, the total list I posted includes 2 properties on the east side of Samuels, one south and one east of the TW House. I think there might also be one in the court that is listed. Others in the court have considered listing their properties but are kind of waiting to see what happens to the others first.
This house just got set down in the middle of 13+ acres (at least 10 houses by my count) that are currently up for sale and prime candidates for demolition and redevelopment. I'd say that is moving from the fire into the frying pan.
I don't think the price of natural gas could support the cost to put in a well at this time. The price per square foot for surface would be prohibitive to putting a pad at this location. Much cheaper to drill from an established pad and is within reach of the Westgate Well just south of the T&P Warehouse/Star Telegram Warehouse.
Looks like core samples for development design.
I see entertainment and hospitality as falling under the general category of "business". Unless it becomes >50+% residential, CBD seems appropriate and a term understood by most people, No need to introduce a neologism and start confusing people.
The term fake news is a trendy neologism and has nothing to do with my political affiliations. You seem to be getting your facts wrong. Constantly. The effort to replace the water board incumbents was backed by supporters of all stripes and affiliations. Lon Burnham was one of the people who lost their election to voter fraud and he is no tea party republican.
Looking forward to the first warrants in Tarrant county.
Prosecutors in Dallas have issued an arrest warrant relating to the vote harvesting fraud: https://www.dallasne...oter-fraud-case
They may be focusing on Dallas, but the fraudulently elected politicians he refers to are all in Fort Worth and Tarrant County. Elections were stolen, including the TRWD and if you're ok with that, then we have nothing more to discuss.
Blake Woodard's commentary pretty much sums it up.
Thank you, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and TRWD GM Jim Oliver, for acknowledging that the fight with Monty Bennett was Dallas' fight and not Fort Worth's fight. All this talk in the paper and in campaign mailers about Bennett's blocking Fort Worth water was Fake News. The truth is that Bennett was the only obstacle keeping Dallas from gaining access to Fort Worth's water.
The Integrated Pipeline (IPL) largely benefits Dallas. Dallas wanted to build a pipeline across Bennett's land, because Big D has no pipeline to its Lake Palestine in far east Texas. According to TRWD's own engineers, the litigated section of pipeline may never benefit Fort Worth, because it's headed too far in the wrong direction.
The IPL provides NO new water to Fort Worth, as it adds NO Fort Worth lakes. To the contrary, it might take water from Fort Worth: The IPL gives Dallas a big fat pipeline to Fort Worth's Cedar Creek and Richland Chambers Reservoirs, which require much less energy for pumping to Dallas than would Palestine.
Your Tarrant Regional Water District board agreed to share the cost of this $2.3 billion project, plus share millions of dollars in needless litigation costs over Dallas’ pipeline to Palestine, AND give Dallas access to our water. What did TRWD get in return? Pipeline redundancy and control of the construction and its lucrative contracts.
Now you can see why the three victorious candidates in this year's TRWD board election indirectly received about 400% more Dallas money than Mary Kelleher, including a $20,000 contribution from the Dallas Citizens Club, which alone is about equal to Mary's total fundraising this election cycle. That's right: The Dallas Citizens Club was one of the largest indirect donors to the winning TRWD directors' campaigns.
Dallas’ future depends on the IPL, and Dallas' business community wanted Dallas-friendly directors on the TRWD board. Team Dallas won this year's TRWD board race bigtime: Now all five sitting members of the TRWD board were financed by the Our Water Our Future PAC, which has raised much of its money from Dallas in the last two election cycles. That a lot of Dallas control over Fort Worth's water.
Congratulations, Dallas Mayor Rawlings. You are going to get your pipeline to Lake Palestine and your permanent access to Fort Worth’s water.
Otherwise, John... what role do you think that the fort worth architectural forum played in saving this house?