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#451 fortworth81

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 04:44 PM

So any news on when the other retail tenants are going to be opening?... I thought we would have seen or heard something by now. It just seems like Hopdoddy will be alone for quite some time.

 

I think they are still in negotiations in regards to the retail facing 7th.  All the other retail that has been announced will be opening underneath the apartments.  It is my understanding all the current retail is ready to open pending construction (which is behind).  Midici is opening on one end, and I was told a Mexican restaurant may be on the opposite end (one currently not in Fort Worth, but well known in Dallas).

 

I think they are holding out and hoping for bigger name retail for the space facing 7th .... so we shall see.



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Posted 01 October 2017 - 05:59 PM

Another retail tenant going into Left Bank
Creamistry - ice cream
https://creamistry.com

 
So... Dippin' Dots?


No, it's real ice cream made in front of you using liquid nitrogen to freeze the ingredients.

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 01:48 PM

 

 

I noticed there is a Left Bank for sale sign on the tract of land where the hotel was suppose to be.  I believe it said 3.x acres zoned MU-2 .... so I'm not for sure if the sign is just there referencing another tract of land, or if something happened to the hotel deal?

 

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I did in fact learn that Valencia did pull their contract, so Left Bank is either looking for another hotel or to build apartments on the lot.  Seems like a waste given the direct access to the river and unobstructed views that parcel of land has .....

 

FW81 ... Any idea if they are still even wanting a hotel? I've left numerous messages with their development office and the Rea Estate company and can't get a return call. Have companies interested if someone would return a call! 

 

 

I have learned that apparently the Valencia hotel deal is back on.  I really hope this gets done.  I think it would greatly benefit the whole development and the area in general desperately needs the hotel space. 

 

I do at times feel for the Left Bank development, I know originally Whole Foods was looking, Neimans, West Elm was originally under contract at LB and I think a few other stores that switched to Clearfork.  I just wonder if a few things like that would have came to fruition how much different it would have been. 

 

 

I was hoping it wouldn't, but then that was soley for selfish reasons obviously ! lol. In all seriousness Valencia does some really cool and awesome stuff. I don't know if the site lays out well for it but one like the Lone Star Court would be really cool here looking out over the river as well as possibly a draw top bring people in to the development with the live bands and such. Guess I will go back to trying to figure out how I can buy the T&P building!



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 04:37 PM

I noticed there is a Left Bank for sale sign on the tract of land where the hotel was suppose to be.  I believe it said 3.x acres zoned MU-2 .... so I'm not for sure if the sign is just there referencing another tract of land, or if something happened to the hotel deal?
 
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I did in fact learn that Valencia did pull their contract, so Left Bank is either looking for another hotel or to build apartments on the lot.  Seems like a waste given the direct access to the river and unobstructed views that parcel of land has .....

 
FW81 ... Any idea if they are still even wanting a hotel? I've left numerous messages with their development office and the Rea Estate company and can't get a return call. Have companies interested if someone would return a call!
 
I have learned that apparently the Valencia hotel deal is back on.  I really hope this gets done.  I think it would greatly benefit the whole development and the area in general desperately needs the hotel space. 
 
I do at times feel for the Left Bank development, I know originally Whole Foods was looking, Neimans, West Elm was originally under contract at LB and I think a few other stores that switched to Clearfork.  I just wonder if a few things like that would have came to fruition how much different it would have been.
The Valencia Hotel project is back on ?!
Thats great news!

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 05:53 PM

Arch Image?... Do you mean the Lone Star Court in North Austin? If so, then I am not in favor of something like that being built along the river. At least not that type of architecture. The concept is interesting but I think it would compete and take away from the Planned Panther Island Pavilion on the TRVA drawing board

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Posted 02 October 2017 - 08:12 PM

Arch Image?... Do you mean the Lone Star Court in North Austin? If so, then I am not in favor of something like that being built along the river. At least not that type of architecture. The concept is interesting but I think it would compete and take away from the Planned Panther Island Pavilion on the TRVA drawing board

 

 Hotel Sorella Houston is the one for LB.

 

https://www.valencia...tel-sorella.htm



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 08:53 PM

 

Arch Image?... Do you mean the Lone Star Court in North Austin? If so, then I am not in favor of something like that being built along the river. At least not that type of architecture. The concept is interesting but I think it would compete and take away from the Planned Panther Island Pavilion on the TRVA drawing board

 

 Hotel Sorella Houston is the one for LB.

 

https://www.valencia...tel-sorella.htm

 

 

I think the original design is still in play for the hotel ....



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Posted 02 October 2017 - 09:08 PM

We got to hear from West Miller last night and the hotel developer for Left Bank.  The hotel is being developed by Valencia, and appears to be very upscale and luxurious with a "Fort Worth" feel and vibe.  It is my understanding it will be 4/5 stories tall with a 60 to 70 feet height variance.  The design was very different, but think the overall concept and what they are doing will be great for the area and Fort Worth.  It is my understanding it will also have a restaurant overlooking the river.  Similar to the Woodshed but with river and downtown views.

 

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We also got to see the plans for the grocery and the renderings look great.  It will be a Safeway/Market Street/Tom Thumb store but with a very urban footprint.  I believe with the quality of items we are used to getting at Central Market.   I am very excited to be finally getting this in our area, it will be very well served.

 

 

I think the original design is still in play for the hotel ....

 

and as shown above a really nice design for LB



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Posted 03 October 2017 - 07:12 AM

renamerusk, I had not seen this before, definitely has an interesting feel to it. If I get the orientation right the green in front goes down to the river. The sorella is really nice but I think would be a bit upscale for the location.

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 10:47 AM

Great design. It would be nice if the parallel buildings were angled outward so each room had more of a downtown view, kinda like if it were a beach front property. I'm sure the property size doesn't allow that though.



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Posted 03 October 2017 - 10:59 AM

Do the 3 circles on top of the levee look like they may be fire pits?

I think the building will definitely go well with the look of the Left Bank flats and apartments and the design is great, but this looks too much like a lodge to me and would be a much better fit in the River District or any other place along the river except across from downtown.

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Posted 03 October 2017 - 11:56 AM

Do the 3 circles on top of the levee look like they may be fire pits?....but this looks too much like a lodge to me and would be a much better fit in the River District or any other place along the river except across from downtown.

 

 The motor lodge look is not great.  I prefer more secure lodging where cars do not park immediately at your door.  I suggest that the two-story wings replicate the design oft cross wing.



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Posted 04 October 2017 - 03:41 PM

Very Similar to what they are doing in Las Colinas



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Posted 04 October 2017 - 04:17 PM

So as the apartment buildings are coming together I am starting to notice a disturbing trend with most of the residential buildings currently going up in West 7th, the Foundry District and the River District.

What's up with the color trend of grey, brown and white. There are way too many projects using this color palette and it makes them look cheap and value engineered. The ones in the Foundry District look ok because they kind of have a warehouse-like look to them which blends in with what is there but the rest of them look boring and uninspired.

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 04:35 PM

Here's another concept I'd seen a few years back

 

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Posted 04 October 2017 - 08:34 PM

What's up with the color trend of grey, brown and white. There are way too many projects using this color palette and it makes them look cheap and value engineered. The ones in the Foundry District look ok because they kind of have a warehouse-like look to them which blends in with what is there but the rest of them look boring and uninspired.


If you watch any of the current reality shows concerning design and remodeling, those are the in colors, especially for interiors. I have some friends that recently painted the exterior of their 60's built house with gray on the brick and white trim. It looks sharp.

I'm kind of mixed on the results on apartments. I think the materials say more about how they look than the colors.

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 02:31 PM

Disregard post #465. The design shown here a while back is still the one. Here are some additional views, the building is going before the Board of Adjustment for a height variance (to tall for it's current zoning...) It is proposed to be 171 ft.

 

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 03:07 PM

I kind of like that, but I'm confused. Which building is 171 feet?

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 03:29 PM

I kind of like that, but I'm confused. Which building is 171 feet?

 

Sorry the wording confused me, here's more detail. 

 

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Posted 13 October 2017 - 03:38 PM

This will top out at 71' and in comparison, the apartments over retail (Alta Left Bank Lofts) tops out at 75'.







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