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Posted 01 August 2017 - 10:34 AM

 

My question is 7th Street that much of a different animal than say Sundance Square ? Or even the Stockyards ? As far as how the police deal with popular areas ?

I did some driving for Uber & Lyft for a little while and W. 7th is a totally different animal on the weekend. It is much busier than Sundance and the Stockyards combined and the clientele of the area is much younger. Most of the people who frequent the area are usually TCU & UTA students and include many fraternity and sorority members and they are wild. Very wild. I've never had as many extremely drunk and obnoxious passengers from other areas as I would when I picked up from W. 7th. During home games for football it's twice as bad especially when larger schools with a large following comes to town. (Last year the Arkansas, OU and Ok State weekends were extremely debaucherous).

 

I totally agree with you.  My own experience on Saturday nights at both the Stockyards and West Seventh areas leads me to conclude that the West Seventh night-time youth activity is more widespread and wilder than the Stockyards.  One reason I believe it's more difficult for police to patrol is that the West Seventh area is larger and has more night clubs than the Stockyards.  I would hardly think this is a problem for Sundance Square for two reasons.  SS is less dense in terms of night club locations (they are more interspersed among the office towers) and the police have help from the SS regulators (maybe a poor choice of acronyms here, if you guess my meaning).



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Posted 25 September 2017 - 05:31 PM

Farrington will be put into use for W. 7th parking Friday to Sunday after 10pm.

 

http://www.star-tele...e175290676.html

 

This sounds like putting a band aid on a broken leg, but it's something.



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Posted 25 September 2017 - 05:45 PM

Obviously I'd prefer people not drive (especially after drinking), but the empty lot is just sitting there, may as well use it. Seems like a good compromise.

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Posted 26 September 2017 - 12:44 PM

I want to say $10 is kind of pricey for parking, but then again we went to the Stockyards Saturday night and paid exactly that to park in one of the Exchange Street lots.


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Posted 27 September 2017 - 09:27 AM

A tower crane is up at the Elan site. Still haven't found a rendering though!



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Posted 27 September 2017 - 10:17 AM

I want to say $10 is kind of pricey for parking, but then again we went to the Stockyards Saturday night and paid exactly that to park in one of the Exchange Street lots.

 

It's a lot cheaper than being towed.   :swg:

 

It takes a lot of space to park a car, and that space is not free.

 

An urban area needs to be concerned with the convenience of its residents, and not have to bend over backwards for the people coming in to visit.



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Posted 28 September 2017 - 07:21 PM

2nd crane on its way up

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 05:15 AM

Farrington will be put into use for W. 7th parking Friday to Sunday after 10pm.

 

http://www.star-tele...e175290676.html

 

This sounds like putting a band aid on a broken leg, but it's something.

The article does not mention the fact that the Optimist Club for many years has used the parking lot to sell Christmas trees, beginning sometime after the Thanksgiving holiday and lasting about a week before Christmas.  I don't know if the sales will be at that location this year.
 



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Posted 29 September 2017 - 06:00 AM

The Optimists use the small lot on the northwest corner of the stadium. Since the crosswalk is being installed at Currie, I would assume only the east side of the stadium is being used for parking.

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 12:15 PM

They announced a food hall with 14 restaurants. I believe this is in the new building.

 

http://www.fwtx.com/...ssive-food-hall



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Posted 09 October 2017 - 12:40 PM

They announced a food hall with 14 restaurants. I believe this is in the new building.

 

http://www.fwtx.com/...ssive-food-hall

 

"New building"?


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Posted 09 October 2017 - 12:54 PM

Found a small press release concerning the Elan at Crockett Row, finally ....

 

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https://www.connect....t-crockett-row/



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Posted 09 October 2017 - 01:17 PM

Nice find! I have been searching for a rendering for a while.



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Posted 09 October 2017 - 01:41 PM

More restaurant spaces on/near Crockett Row.
Yikes!
This time its a Food Hall.
Double Yikes!

They better get started Pronto on the Farrington Field parking.

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 10:02 PM

Very excited about the food hall. I hope it ends up being something similar to St. Roch Market in New Orleans which is awesome.

As for the new Elan building I was intrigued about how it was going to interact with University or if it would completely turn it’s back to it, but it does look like it may have ground floor retail.

More restaurant spaces on/near Crockett Row.
Yikes!
This time its a Food Hall.
Double Yikes!
They better get started Pronto on the Farrington Field parking.


The Farmington Field parking is already up and running. At least it was this past weekend.

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Posted 09 October 2017 - 11:29 PM

Does "Resort-Style Pool" mean it is only open in the Summer?



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Posted 15 October 2017 - 11:43 AM

Share your ideas on West Seventh Street design and connectivity

 

Provide your input on how to make West Seventh Street a safe and well-connected place to visit. Join residents, property owners, business owners, visitors, customers, employees and other stakeholders at a series of events to design this hot spot of Fort Worth.

 

http://fortworthtexa...st-7th-project/



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Posted 16 October 2017 - 09:51 AM

To me, the biggest detriment to visiting the area is parking.  Not that there isn't enough, but that there's a risk that your car will get towed.


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Posted 16 October 2017 - 01:15 PM

Farrington Field parking is a start to help with the issue , but it is only open after 10pm and only on the weekends. A more permanent solution needs to be found. Also, if people get towed it’s because they don’t pay attention to the signs and/or take a chance when using the Crockett Row garages. If they are towed because they didn’t read the signs then that is their own fault. I have never been towed and I go there all the time.

As far as W 7th street design and connectivity I would like to see a median with trees and sculptured artwork placed down the length of the street from the River to University. I believe it will make W 7th more aesthetically pleasing because right now it just looks like a huge wide and intimidating street for pedestrians. I also think it will help slow down traffic and it will make it easier for pedestrians to cross 7th at the intersection because it would act act as a safe haven for people to wait and not get stuck in the middle lanes and being left exposed if the crossing signal was to change on their trek across.

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 01:40 PM

Farrington Field parking is a start to help with the issue , but it is only open after 10pm and only on the weekends. A more permanent solution needs to be found. Also, if people get towed it’s because they don’t pay attention to the signs and/or take a chance when using the Crockett Row garages. If they are towed because they didn’t read the signs then that is their own fault. I have never been towed and I go there all the time.

 

I thought there were reports (possibly cited in this thread) of over-zealous towing companies towing people who were properly parked.


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Posted 16 October 2017 - 02:30 PM

1) Make it really easy and comfortable to walk everywhere.  Priorities are between residences and street-level commercial.

a) Crosswalks at every intersection

b ) wide sidewalks (7 feet clear with some occasional exceptions)

c) street trees b/w sidewalk and curb

d) street lights (not sure the name but the type they installed in the Crockett Row and So7 projects

 

2) More, different types of hotels.  (especially interesting leisure traveler oriented hotels) 

3) A lot more residential density. 

4) More office density. 

5) a public parking garage (at Farrington Field perhaps)  but also maybe in a future office building that could make some available on nights and weekends. 



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Posted 16 October 2017 - 06:01 PM

Farrington Field parking is a start to help with the issue , but it is only open after 10pm and only on the weekends. A more permanent solution needs to be found. Also, if people get towed it’s because they don’t pay attention to the signs and/or take a chance when using the Crockett Row garages. If they are towed because they didn’t read the signs then that is their own fault. I have never been towed and I go there all the time.

 
I thought there were reports (possibly cited in this thread) of over-zealous towing companies towing people who were properly parked.

If there have been I haven’t heard about them. I think it was due to parking at Crockett Row garages and then patronizing a non-CR business. I could be wrong though

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 06:15 PM

CBS covered the talks about better pedestrain and bike access

 

http://dfw.cbslocal....worth-west-7th/



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Posted Yesterday, 10:17 AM

 

 

Farrington Field parking is a start to help with the issue , but it is only open after 10pm and only on the weekends. A more permanent solution needs to be found. Also, if people get towed it’s because they don’t pay attention to the signs and/or take a chance when using the Crockett Row garages. If they are towed because they didn’t read the signs then that is their own fault. I have never been towed and I go there all the time.

 
I thought there were reports (possibly cited in this thread) of over-zealous towing companies towing people who were properly parked.

If there have been I haven’t heard about them. I think it was due to parking at Crockett Row garages and then patronizing a non-CR business. I could be wrong though

 

 

All of the issues I have heard of are as rrojas71 described.  The latest big change was that you must visit a Crockett Row business first and they are are watching.  If it looks like you are going somewhere else first, then the towing people get called right away.

 

The previous iteration was that as long as you stopped at a CR establishment at some point and had them validate then you were ok, and you got 2 hours from the time it was validated.



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Posted Yesterday, 10:39 AM

I don't even know exactly what "Crockett Row" means.  I know there was a rebranding but I don't know what's included and what's not.  Are there multiple retail groups?  (i.e., Crockett Row, W7th, etc.)


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Posted Yesterday, 10:41 AM

W7th became Crockett Row, right? Everything north of Crockett/south of 7th and everything south of Crockett/north of Morton between Foch and University with the exception of Steel City, Tortaco, Fred's, and that quarter block or so on the NW corner of Foch and Morton.

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Posted Yesterday, 10:44 AM

This is Crockett Row specifically 

 

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Posted Yesterday, 10:51 AM

So... those 5 blocks?  If I park in Northeast Parking and walk over to Kona Grill, are they gonna tow me?

 

It's a rhetorical question; I realize that no one here is in a position of authority to answer that.  But that simple doubt is a negative when I think of going to W7th area. 


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Posted Yesterday, 11:01 AM

Just my very uneducated guess, but I would say "no" since the garage and Kona are both part of Crockett Row.

I know this opinion won't be popular, but if they just went with straight paid parking in all of those garages and quit trying to tie it to certain businesses or to a validation, everyone would probably come out ahead.

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Posted Yesterday, 12:57 PM

Nobody is getting towed from W. 7th, period.  It was an issue before they put in the pay kiosks, as many of us remember being chased off by rent-a-cops when they realized we were going to Fred's, etc.  But I think it's now a pretty good system...park for free if you visit one of their vendors (and get your ticket validated), pay if not.  Everyone wins, nobody gets towed.


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Posted Yesterday, 01:24 PM

That's kind of what I was getting at. Sounds like they have it figured out.

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Posted Yesterday, 03:33 PM


5) a public parking garage (at Farrington Field perhaps)  but also maybe in a future office building that could make some available on nights and weekends. 

 

Yes! What if there were a TIF over the area that paid for the operation costs of building a garage?

 

There needs to be one in the back corner where the employees of the warehouses park. Something simple, 3 stories open 24/7.







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