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Posted 24 February 2015 - 03:56 PM

Dirt is flying over there. Peaking over fence you can see area graded for the store and looks to be start of a parking garage.

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Posted 25 February 2015 - 08:20 AM

Now that they've started, they're moving very quickly. I ride with the (former) Lockheed bike club from the "Bryant Irvin Recreation Complex" (as LMRA is now known) and I see the changes up close just about every week or so. This past Saturday's surprise was that the left turn lane from northbound Bryant Irvin was closed. Since I ride my bike over and I come out on Arborlawn, I can pretty well gauge how much space I need from the traffic. But if there is no left turn lane to dive into it can get dicey.
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Posted 26 February 2015 - 12:41 PM

Now that they've started, they're moving very quickly. I ride with the (former) Lockheed bike club from the "Bryant Irvin Recreation Complex" (as LMRA is now known) ...

And formerly CERA.  That place is being renamed as fast as a suburban bank branch building.



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Posted 26 February 2015 - 01:31 PM

It's still CERA (the organization that runs the facility). The name of the facility is the Bryant Irvin Recreation Complex.
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Posted 15 May 2015 - 09:17 PM

I looked across the river as I was riding my bicycle down the Trinity Trail.  It looks like the Whole Foods Market now has a wall that is above grade on the west side of the building.  That wall constructed out of concrete masonry units. (Cinder Block)



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Posted 16 May 2015 - 07:05 AM

Saw crane over there yesterday assuming it was for parking garage?

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Posted 16 May 2015 - 02:11 PM

No, they haven't started on the parking garage, except for grading the footprint of it.  I was wrong.  The building that is going up with the wall is the large retail building south of the new Whole Foods Market.  I had to cheat and look at the site plan and aerial construction photos that are found on their website.



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Posted 11 June 2015 - 12:06 AM

Trademark has a monthly updated construction gallery including drone pics. 

http://www.trademark...uction-gallery/



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Posted 30 July 2015 - 10:36 PM

I passed by today and noticed that Arborlawn is being poured west of Bryant Irvin.  And some of the road leading from the LMRA entrance has also been poured (I think they still need to do the inbound lanes).  Additionally they've installed a traffic light at the LMRA entrance (not active yet).


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Posted 05 August 2015 - 08:23 PM

More tenants announced in FWBP

Taco Diner, Zoes Kitchen, Blaze Pizza, Sleep Train, Massage Heights, Envy Nails, Amazing Lash Studio and Pretty Kitty


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Posted 28 September 2015 - 09:32 PM

Channel 8 reports that the development is looking for micro-restaurants.

 

http://www.wfaa.com/...pment/73009122/



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Posted 29 September 2015 - 10:24 AM

Channel 8 reports that the development is looking for micro-restaurants.

 

http://www.wfaa.com/...pment/73009122/

I really like this idea.



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Posted 12 October 2015 - 02:23 PM

Their website now confirms Channel 8's report that REI is opening a store in this development.



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Posted 12 October 2015 - 02:50 PM

Yes! Love REI, always had hoped for some closer by.

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Posted 13 October 2015 - 03:39 PM

REI is a good retailer to get in that area.  Not sure they're exactly necessary in the local area considering other options, but I could see where it will draw people into Fort Worth from outlying areas in a way that, say, Academy, never would.


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Posted 13 October 2015 - 03:51 PM

I think it will be a good location for them.  It's off of the Trinity Trail, it has easy access to I-20 and I-30, and the area is growing rapidly.  I don't shop there much, but the closer they build to me the more likely I will frequent their store.



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Posted 18 October 2015 - 08:47 PM

So what's planned across the creek..... you know.... this part?


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Posted 18 October 2015 - 09:30 PM

From what I can tell, that land (which is actually an island in an old oxbow of the river) is slated for either a park or phase 2.



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Posted 19 October 2015 - 08:43 AM

Fort Worth Business has an article online about the signing of REI to the development.

 

http://www.fortworth...94712ac63a.html



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Posted 19 October 2015 - 08:47 AM

From what I can tell, that land (which is actually an island in an old oxbow of the river) is slated for either a park or phase 2.


If they simply connected in to the Trinity Trail from the development, I'd be very happy.
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Posted 19 October 2015 - 10:35 AM

Their plans show for the river to have a trail on their side, as well.  They call for a dedicated linear park along their side of the river.



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Posted 19 October 2015 - 11:20 AM

Their plans show for the river to have a trail on their side, as well.  They call for a dedicated linear park along their side of the river.

 

That would work especially well if they could connect from the Bellaire low water crossing, through Waterside, and the CERA (former LMRA) frontage to Bryant Irvin road and under the bridge, where the trail picks up and goes the Overton Creek low water crossing.  That would provide trails on both sides of the river from Bellaire to the Colonial (although the crossing at the Colonial isn't bike friendly), with 4 bank-to-bank crossings, plus the crossing on Hulen from the south bank to the north side of the train yard (despite the height of that bridge, that's not a bad crossing for a bicycle).


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Posted 19 October 2015 - 03:50 PM

The site plan shows the trail going to the old entrance drive to LMRA.  Beyond that it states "connection to regional trail", but does not show any trails across the CERA property.  I would imagine that they would like for CERA to build the trail between the end and under Bryant Irvin Road to connect into the existing trail system.



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Posted 19 October 2015 - 06:03 PM

The site plan shows the trail going to the old entrance drive to LMRA.  Beyond that it states "connection to regional trail", but does not show any trails across the CERA property.  I would imagine that they would like for CERA to build the trail between the end and under Bryant Irvin Road to connect into the existing trail system.

 

Sounds like a job for the Clear Fork Bicycle Club!

 

(Although frankly the problem may be getting under Bryant Irvin Road; I have no idea if there's enough room for any kind of trail under the bridge.)


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Posted 19 October 2015 - 07:25 PM

I have ridden my bicycle on the south side of the river, but I turned back around when I got near Bryant Irvin.  Unfortunately, I didn't look to see if the trail could be taken under the bridge at that location.



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Posted 04 December 2015 - 01:32 AM

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Posted 14 December 2015 - 02:44 PM

I know they cannot really help it, but the incorporation (or lack there of) of the cemetery is not very aesthetically pleasing. Today I noticed a large, above grade, cement wall.

 

I checked out the site plan and it looks like they are wrapping the north and west side with a building but from the street level it looks very distasteful. Will be interesting to follow.



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Posted 03 March 2016 - 06:58 PM

I would say tennet finish out has begun REI has now hiring sign most of construction fences pulled back.

Parking garage for the apartments is well underway. Maybe 5 stories.

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 07:31 PM

What is the story on the zoning case to allow new car sales in the PD zoning thy have? As I understand it's for the portion of land between arbor lawn and the old ranch house. Why would trademark want that in their mix? Desperate for tennents?

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Posted 29 April 2016 - 08:14 PM

Maybe another specialty car dealer like Tesla perhaps.


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Posted 29 April 2016 - 11:39 PM

I didn't think Tesla had dealers. Isn't that what the stink in Texas is about them doing business here?



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Posted 02 May 2016 - 11:18 AM

I have heard high end cars like Lamborghini and Rolls Royce are the rumored dealership.

 

Telsa has showrooms and no dealerships.  I heard at one time they were going to build a showroom in the University Park Village.



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Posted 02 May 2016 - 11:38 AM

They did.  It opened in February.



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Posted 02 May 2016 - 06:34 PM

I have heard high end cars like Lamborghini and Rolls Royce are the rumored dealership.

 

Telsa has showrooms and no dealerships.  I heard at one time they were going to build a showroom in the University Park Village.

 

I thought of Tesla and their showroom in University Park Village when I wrote my post and used it for a typical example, but Lambo and Rolls is more of what I was thinking of.


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Posted 02 May 2016 - 07:00 PM

With oil down, doubt the market for that type of cars is there. I am sure it's a luxury automaker but more modest.

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Posted 03 May 2016 - 07:30 PM

My HOA sent email on it today. Unnamed auto dealer with 4 levels of parking.

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Posted 06 May 2016 - 02:54 PM

I ran across a banner ad somewhere online today saying that REI opens next weekend (14th).

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Posted 06 May 2016 - 05:08 PM

Drove by just a few hours ago... saw the sign. 

I was wondering what it was. 


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Posted 08 May 2016 - 10:37 PM

I ran across a banner ad somewhere online today saying that REI opens next weekend (14th).

 

I figured it must be close. They had a truck in Trinity Park this weekend for mobile bicycle repairs. With the demise of Trinity, my alliance has been drifting toward Mellow Johnny's.  We'll see what REI brings to the table (bike shop wise, and yes I know they're more than bikes).


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Posted 10 May 2016 - 07:00 PM

Audi dealer. 2 story metal and glass right against Bryant Irvin 4 story parking garage on angle behind building with one point touching street while other pointing towards rear of XTO pad site. Garage will be metal clad painted concrete and windows along Bryant Irvin to try to desguise it to look like office building. Only 107 surface parking but taking out a lot of old trees!

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Posted 11 May 2016 - 03:04 PM

I'm glad the audi dealership is moving off university as it is in a small and horrible location. 



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Posted 11 May 2016 - 07:06 PM

Denied by zoning commission today.

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Posted 13 May 2016 - 05:10 AM

Waterside was on NBC5 just now. Covering the REI opening. They kept comparing it to lifestyle center/outdoor mall which seems a bit weird, Waterside seems very much like a strip mall with an dallas doughnut behind it.



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Posted 13 May 2016 - 06:32 AM

Denied by zoning commission today.

 

What was? The Audi dealership?



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Posted 13 May 2016 - 10:39 PM

I stopped into REI today.  Nice stuff.  I was looking mostly at bicycles; maybe 20-25% of the floor space is devoted to that line.  They have a plentiful supply of bikes in stock it appears.  They have a ton of staff right now.  One employee explained that REI pulled associates in from as far away as New Mexico to help open the store.  They wanted trained people there to show the new employees how to do things.  As a result they probably have 2X their normal staff right now.

 

Their prices seemed to range from competitive to OMG.

 

It was mentioned that next weekend they're having a sale to celebrate REI's anniversary; I think most stuff will be 20% off.


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Posted 13 May 2016 - 10:45 PM

I've been watching the website, I'd really like to work there myself. Haven't stopped in yet.

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Posted 14 May 2016 - 05:46 PM

Apparently this REI has a LOT more bike stuff than the one I used to live near in Bloomington, MN. That store had less bike selection than Wal-Mart. Glad to hear they have some good stuff at the Fort Worth store. They had a big van out in Trinity Park today doing free bike repairs along the super busy trail. I guess they are thankful that Mayfest isn't going on...



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Posted 16 May 2016 - 01:13 PM

Waterside was on NBC5 just now. Covering the REI opening. They kept comparing it to lifestyle center/outdoor mall which seems a bit weird, Waterside seems very much like a strip mall with an dallas doughnut behind it.

 

 

The recent issue of FW Inc. has a cover story about the developments along the river. Waterside is very interesting. They conducted focus groups with local community leaders, retired LMRA employees and TCU students to come up with the design of the property.

 

- Some of the requests were; no back of buildings facing the river, they didn't want the development overrun with national chains, and trees should be saved.

 

- The large public space called "The Grove" is where two large trees are and the project is centered around these trees.

 

- There will be 3 phases and apparently there is an island in the back that was also purchased.

 

It should be interesting to see this development grow and how it fares with the other development happening around it. IMO, there needs to be a pedestrian bridge built on the west side of the Bryant Irvin bridge similar to the one near the Lancaster St Bridge.



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Posted 16 May 2016 - 09:45 PM

I visited the REI store today.  It's very nice and I enjoyed my visit.  I'm sure I will be spending more time in the store in the future.  It will be interesting to see how well the other stores and restaurants fare over time.



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Posted 24 June 2016 - 10:10 AM

The cemetery surrounded by Waterside is the focal point of this Star-Telegram article.







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