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#1 renamerusk

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 10:01 AM

 

 

901 Commerce has been added to DFWI's website

 

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The "bones" are in place to make Worth Square a great public space with the removal 950 Commerce; encircle the square with brick paved road, add a water feature or a small puppet theater..Nice!

 

 

 

Yeah 950 Commerce has to go

 

 

It just needs activation of some sort. Ground floor retail would be fantastic, especially if it could tie into the park in some way. 

 

A55, is it that you think that if 950 Commerce could activate components of retail/food like the Sundance Pavilion,  then 950 Commerce could remain a "good fit" within GWS?

 



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Posted 04 December 2017 - 05:12 PM

what exactly is 950 commerce?



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Posted 04 December 2017 - 05:28 PM

what exactly is 950 commerce?

 

This building - http://www.fortworth...?showtopic=5380

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yeah 950 Commerce has to go

 

 

 

It just needs activation of some sort. Ground floor retail would be fantastic, especially if it could tie into the park in some way. 

 

A55, is it that you think that if 950 Commerce could activate components of retail/food like the Sundance Pavilion,  then 950 Commerce could remain a "good fit" within GWS?

 


 

 

 

I don't see it as a negative the way it is now.



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Posted 04 December 2017 - 05:39 PM

I picture the square being tied into whatever happens to the north end of the convention center the same way the Water Gardens were tied into the south end expansion.

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 05:54 PM

I picture the square being tied into whatever happens to the north end of the convention center the same way the Water Gardens were tied into the south end expansion.


Do you think 9th St should be closed/pedestrianized?

#6 John T Roberts

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Posted 04 December 2017 - 07:20 PM

No, I don't think 9th should be closed.  I think the removal of the parking spaces and widening of the sidewalks are enough.  This would create too large of a super block.



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Posted 05 December 2017 - 01:28 AM

ahh. always seen it, never knew what it was used for. 



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Posted 05 December 2017 - 09:11 AM

I don't think that 9th should be closed for the same reason as John's, but I would be interested in some type of set up that allows for Main to be closed for events in the square.



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Posted 05 December 2017 - 11:18 AM

The Police and Fire Departments want streets in downtown to either be permanently closed or permanently open (with special exceptions, not just events).  Otherwise, it creates public safety issues.  When the debate was going on regarding the plaza, the PD and FD preferred to have the street permanently closed between 3rd and 4th Streets.  Now, it is only open during parades, which are even more limited exceptions.



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Posted 05 December 2017 - 12:06 PM

I wish they would permanently close Main Street between 2nd & 3rd and then also close 3rd St. between Houston & Commerce. I think it would work better as a true pedestrian mall vibe. I just think 3rd Street is too busy with cars and pedestrians interacting continuously; especially on busy nights.

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 07:12 PM

Regarding 9th street, it's a busy corridor for buses traveling between Houston / Throckmorton streets and the ITC.


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