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#1 John T Roberts

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 02:02 PM

David M. Schwarz Lecture

February 26,  5:30 PM

Van Cliburn Reception Hall

330 East 4th St. Fort Worth, TX 76102

 

Lecture by David M. Schwarz on Sundance Square and the revitalization of downtown Fort Worth followed by a panel discussion including Ed Bass and Michael Bennett, AlA and moderated by Kate Holliday.

Lecture is free and open to the public.



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 02:06 PM

Will you (or anyone else on the forum) be attending? I'd love to go but can't. I'd be interested what he has to say, especially about future plans.



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 02:13 PM

I'm going.  I apologize for the short notice.



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 10:58 PM

It was an interesting discussion.  There are plans for the future.  It appears the next block to be redeveloped is the old Monnig's Block, sitting to the southwest of the Westbrook and east of The Tower.  They plan to put a boutique hotel on that block.  Then, they will turn to the east to build a true residential neighborhood on the blocks east of the City Center Towers.  This includes another park.  That is why they will be straightening out 2nd Street, so they can restore the grid and build residential on these blocks.



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 11:14 PM

Were any further details given?



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Posted 27 February 2014 - 08:26 AM

No further details were given.  They did state that the citizens are too impatient and that development and master plans don't occur overnight.  It's taken 30 years to get the plaza built.  That is an example, but there were other factors involved in that undertaking, including multiple owners at one time. 

 

Personally, I think they actually got the plaza built fairly rapidly after they purchased the last piece of property.  That deal closed in 2010, and the plaza opened in 2013.






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