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#51 John T Roberts

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 08:30 PM

I don't know if it is going to be imploded, or not.  However, the 30 story Landmark Tower was imploded with a City of Fort Worth Historic and Cultural Landmark about 250 feet away.  (First Christian Church)  The Landmark Tower also had several other historic buildings within one block of it.  The hospitals may be a factor, but there is still several hundred feet of distance between it and the closest part of Cook Children's Hospital.  If you remember, Cook's also imploded the old Medical Tower at 8th Ave. and Rosedale.



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Posted 26 August 2017 - 02:55 AM

This would be a great place for a mix use skyscraper. Can you imagine the views of the city you would get in a 30 40 story condo and top floor restaurant ? 



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Posted 26 August 2017 - 10:05 AM

Unfortunately, NS T-5 zoning restricts buildings to 10-stories in most of the Near Southside unless you get a variance.

 

Personally, I think 30+ stories would be too tall for this location. A 20-story tower on this land would be ideal.

 

Anything taller would widen the downtown skyline too much.


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Posted 26 August 2017 - 10:24 AM

I think the skyline is too narrow now. My opinion anyway.  



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Posted 06 September 2017 - 11:10 AM

Any word on what will go back in its place or they are now looking at selling? I'm not hearing anything on resurrecting the last concept so far, I would sure like to do a hotel there as part of a MU site.



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Posted 06 September 2017 - 11:20 AM

Any word on what will go back in its place or they are now looking at selling? I'm not hearing anything on resurrecting the last concept so far, I would sure like to do a hotel there as part of a MU site.

 

Nothing yet. 



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Posted 06 September 2017 - 11:25 AM

Any word on what will go back in its place or they are now looking at selling? I'm not hearing anything on resurrecting the last concept so far, I would sure like to do a hotel there as part of a MU site.

 

 Instead of a hotel, I think the site's proximity to several hospitals and clinics makes it a prime location for another Trinity Terrace or Stayton @ MW community.



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Posted 29 September 2017 - 01:02 PM

I had lunch at Pappa Changs earlier this week and noticed that there are only 2 or 3 businesses left in the adjoining strip center and the rest are boarded up or fenced off.

I also talked to a friend that works at another senior living facility in the area that took in Westchester residents and she said she's heard rumors that the building will be replaced with apartments or parking for Cook Children's. She wasn't sure which was correct.

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 02:15 PM

I know that most of the forum members would hurl objects at me for saying this, but I hope that it will be parking for Cook's.  If it is used for that, it might delay or remove the need for the construction of a 7 story parking garage on the west side of Thistle Hill.  The house needs the visibility of having a parking lot to the west of the property.



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Posted 29 September 2017 - 02:25 PM

"Hand me a stone". :swg:



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Posted 29 September 2017 - 03:14 PM

I had no idea there was a garage planned for that lot. That would be terrible.

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Posted 29 September 2017 - 03:17 PM

A garage has been planned for the lot at the southeast corner of 8th Ave. and Pennsylvania for a long time.  If it gets built, there will be no visibility of Thistle Hill because the house sets so far back from the street.



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Posted 29 September 2017 - 03:23 PM

Cooks has gone mad for parking. They torn down just about everything along 8th ave and built that big lot where Pennslyvania and 12th meet a few blocks west.



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Posted 10 October 2017 - 12:59 PM

I'm at home this week having some plumbing issues repaired at the house.  The work is going slow, but it will be nice to get the leak fixed.  This is what happens when you have an 88 year old house. 

 

Since I am spending time at home keeping tabs on the plumber, I happened to see the Facebook feed from the Food Park at Thistle Hill.  The Dog House was there at lunch and the staff at Thistle Hill photographed the truck looking north.  I happened to notice that the top floor of windows have been removed at Westchester Plaza.  It appears that demolition is progressing.



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Posted 10 October 2017 - 04:49 PM

I'm at home this week having some plumbing issues repaired at the house.  The work is going slow, but it will be nice to get the leak fixed.  This is what happens when you have an 88 year old house. 
 
Since I am spending time at home keeping tabs on the plumber, I happened to see the Facebook feed from the Food Park at Thistle Hill.  The Dog House was there at lunch and the staff at Thistle Hill photographed the truck looking north.  I happened to notice that the top floor of windows have been removed at Westchester Plaza.  It appears that demolition is progressing.


Yeah. I noticed last week that Papa Chang’s was closed and they were moving the tables and chairs out when I drove by.

I wonder if they are going to relocate somewhere nearby.

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 04:17 PM

"Pappa Changs moved to 2817 W. Berry St., where it now shares space with I-Pho."

https://twitter.com/...764737012584448

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 08:12 PM

"Pappa Changs moved to 2817 W. Berry St., where it now shares space with I-Pho."

https://twitter.com/...764737012584448

 

That's a little surprising... 


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Posted 18 October 2017 - 08:19 PM

I wonder if they'll survive without the regular hospital lunch business.  I really didn't think they would move.



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Posted 18 October 2017 - 10:29 PM

I wonder if they'll survive without the regular hospital lunch business.  I really didn't think they would move.


I’m not sure they hada choice. I was under the impression that they had to move because the building was going to be demolished.

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Posted 18 October 2017 - 10:32 PM

I know they had to move. I didn't think they would stay in business.





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