Weatherford and environs growth
Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:36 AM
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Posted 13 March 2012 - 09:51 AM
Look out Weatherford, the sprawl is coming for you.
Posted 13 March 2012 - 11:09 AM
Posted 13 March 2012 - 02:07 PM
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Posted 14 March 2012 - 08:13 AM
Sprawl is already present in Weatherford, to some degree.
I agree. But making sure the gaps are filled in is more of what I'm referring too.
An alternate description would be expansion to meet demand, rather than sprawl.
The key to expansion to meet demand is to do it right in the first place. If it's not working elsewhere, repeating the same mistakes is the definition of stupid. Most people I know in Weatherford (which, honestly is only a few) don't work in DFW, they work West and North of Weatherford. So the expansion would just bring them more into the Metroplex forcing them (much like Burleson/Cleburne) to be a part of the Metroplex and seek work and homes within DFW because of travel costs, which will only leave their town's value and growth shrinking as the economy falls/booms. The key to these sort of moves is to bring people/work INTO a city. That is what grows and builds a city. If that expansion does nothing but take peoples money and time outside of the city, then how can that city be posed to survive?
Weatherford should want to grow, growth isn't a bad thing. But being absorbed isn't natural growth.
My two bits.
Posted 14 March 2012 - 11:24 AM
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 07:06 AM
Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:56 PM
This article by Carolyn Poirot in the Fort Worth Business Press is about a planned THR health care campus west of Fort Worth. Another indication that the area between FW and Weatherford is experiencing fast population growth and commercial development.
Posted 15 April 2017 - 05:48 PM
Schwarz-Hanson Architects posted this on Facebook
This is a rendering of the "Houston Center" on the square in downtown Weatherford. The three story, 21,000 sf building will have offices above retail and restaurant spaces on the ground floor. Construction is set to start later this month.
Looks like a lovely building for a small town downtown.
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Posted 17 April 2017 - 09:38 AM
Was in downtown weatherford 2 Saturdays ago----appears to me that the need for this building is non-existent. There are a ton of buildings available for rent in the older buildings around the square for both retail and restaurant spaces.
BTW, Shep's place is a great restaurant and a ton of beers on draft, etc. Love the patio.
Posted 17 April 2017 - 11:14 AM
Although I'm not a fan of Weatherford (personal reasons), it would be nice to see it grow as well.
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