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#51 Fort Worthology

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Posted 02 July 2014 - 04:06 PM

Interesting comparison (from TAD) of two of FW's notable downtown historic preservation buildings:  Public Market, 40,210 sq. ft., tax appraised value $2.4 million; T&P Warehouse, 549,452 sq. ft., $1.2 million tax appraised value.  Size isn't everything, I guess.  Of course, one was a railroad company warehouse, circa 1931; the other a public market, circa 1925.  Just FYI.

 

Can the new owners of the Public Market do anything to improve ingress and egress, parking etc.?

 

There's no need to improve parking - the building is surrounded by it.  After the fire, there's plenty of room out back in addition to all the front parking.  And as far as ingress/egress goes, it's on a red light - it's not hard to get in and out.

 

There's nothing they can do about the concrete ramp vortex, though.


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Posted 02 July 2014 - 05:42 PM

Too bad.  I would agree with you about physically moving this structure to another location.  It's been done before.  Wasn't that old Victorian mansion relocated to Fair Park in Dallas a long time ago (think I'm right about that)?  Any other examples anyone can think of?



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 09:01 PM

Drove by the Public Market Building today and it now looks like, excuse the French, crap.  Every window on the first floor is covered in plywood sheets with a giant padlock on the plywood covering the front door.  It now sincerely looks abandoned and I can imagine that the plywood will soon be covered in graffitti.  Hopefully, it is all part of the restoration and the plywood is just there temporarily. 



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 10:21 PM

Dave, this one of the ways to properly mothball a building.  The plywood keeps people out and it keeps the windows from being damaged.  It would look much better if the plywood was painted to match the windows.



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Posted 30 July 2014 - 07:28 AM

Yes; I realized it was a temporary thing, that it was just bought and there are plans to fix 'er up...I just hope they don't take too long to do that because that little intersection at Henderson now just looks depressing.  Not sure how much vandalism or trespassing there has been there, but the place always seemed pretty safe and un-vandalized (at least the front side) due to the constant traffic there, which has me thinking that the plywood may be overkill and possibly the back side should have been secured more than the front of the building.  Now, for the indeterminable future, I am going to be depressed every time I drive by that building until it is restored.



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Posted 04 May 2015 - 08:11 PM

Posted an album of photos here

 

The building seems to be in proper mothball condition, there's no vandalism anywhere besides busted windows everywhere. I also mentioned in that album that is has working security aswell. So at least it's being somewhat passively taken care of.



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Posted 05 May 2015 - 10:52 AM

I saw a number of cars and a group of people in front of it last Friday about 7:00 p.m......I was hoping something positive was about to begin on the building.



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Posted 30 June 2015 - 12:52 PM

So what's the scoop?  Any rehab movement, or will this building sit idle for a few more years?



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Posted 31 August 2015 - 12:26 PM

Rumor is that a major announcement will be made today on the building.  You might watch Channel 8 News at Six.



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Posted 31 August 2015 - 05:17 PM

Gave a nice history into the background. 

 

The new owners are working with Architects, but no solid plans. 

 

Hotel, restraunts, and retail being considered. 



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Posted 31 August 2015 - 05:20 PM

I was really hoping something major would have been announced. The whole reason behind the story was that vandals have attacked the building.



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Posted 31 August 2015 - 05:20 PM

Good to see it getting some media love, but no real announcement.

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Posted 31 August 2015 - 06:30 PM

http://www.wfaa.com/...epair/71486832/

Story online.

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Posted 01 September 2015 - 07:09 AM

Good to see it getting some media love, but no real announcement.


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Posted 12 March 2016 - 12:15 AM

Maybe the Public Market on Henderson can be turned into a food hall ?
Here's an article about the current boom of food halls being opened in renovated old structures. Including 2 to open in Dallas.
http://www.eater.com...-halls-new-2016

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Posted 12 March 2016 - 12:47 AM

Maybe the Public Market on Henderson can be turned into a food hall ?
 

 

Probably need to find some Dallas investors to get this going... Isn't that the way these things seem to work?



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Posted 12 March 2016 - 07:20 PM

Downtown Fort Worth would probably benefit from having a food court.

 

Unfortunately, I don't think a food court would be successful in the old Public Market.

 

It would be too inconvenient of a walk for most downtown office workers.


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Posted 12 March 2016 - 09:43 PM

Yea, that location isn't going to get much foot traffic, it's going to need a lot of parking to be successful in whatever it becomes. I don't imagine anything pedestrian friendly, unfortunately.

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Posted 14 March 2016 - 06:03 AM

Yes, unfortunately.  The traffic and parking patterns around that site would need to be drastically altered.My previously stated idea was to move this historic structure, then rehab it.  It could be used as a museum, food court, or entertainment venue.  Why not re-locate it to the Stockyards?






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