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#1 Austin55

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 11:12 PM

The Gruen Plan is frequently talked about here and elsewhere, but I was unfamiliar with these other two. Both seem to continue some of the ideas from the Gruen Plan. They're really interesting reads.

 

 
 
 


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Posted 10 January 2018 - 04:10 PM

 

The Gruen Plan is frequently talked about here and elsewhere, but I was unfamiliar with these other two. Both seem to continue some of the ideas from the Gruen Plan. They're really interesting reads.

 

 
 
 

 

 

Amazing the 1971 plan addresses the need for more residential housing in the city core, advises extensions to the M&O Subway, a better bus system, rail connection to what became DFW Airport, improved pedestrian accommodation downtown (including showing bulb-outs built at intersections), and a desire for an urban lake.

 

Nearly every item still debated as a need or as a project finally underway 45+years later. We've wasted so much time and sprawled so far.

 

But we can take solace that the proposed "ring road" around downtown was never built either.



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Posted 10 January 2018 - 07:46 PM

 

Amazing the 1971 plan addresses the need for more residential housing in the city core, advises extensions to the M&O Subway, a better bus system, rail connection to what became DFW Airport, improved pedestrian accommodation downtown (including showing bulb-outs built at intersections), and a desire for an urban lake.

 

Nearly every item still debated as a need or as a project finally underway 45+years later. We've wasted so much time and sprawled so far.

 

But we can take solace that the proposed "ring road" around downtown was never built either.

 

 

 

That's what's so frustrating about these plans - people have been telling Fort Worth for *decades* about all these places where we're now wildly deficient, and little has been done until very recently.


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