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#1 Austin55

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Posted 23 September 2014 - 11:28 PM

Quick Snippet from FWBP on this, 

 

Separately, the board voted unanimously to approve a $1.475 million incentive for a $28 million, 217-unit, five-story apartment complex at 400 S. Jennings to be developed by Rob McConnell, one of the development partners in The Phoenix, a new apartment property on the Near Southside. Construction on that project is expected to start in July next year, with completion in two years.

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For comparison, Phoenix is 170 units, so this will be larger, and one story taller.

 

Site as of now, with a couple of steel warehouses and a brick on on the corner. 

 

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There's a lot planned for Southside right now, If this project is anything like Phoenix it should be great. Would love to see some retail come along on Jennings, Vickery or Hemphill, as not much is nearby. 



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Posted 26 September 2014 - 03:13 AM

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Posted 26 September 2014 - 07:58 AM

Southside, RISE...


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Posted 26 September 2014 - 08:55 AM

We've been waiting for years and years to see some large-scale non-medical developments down here, and it looks like the dominos are finally starting to collapse like a house of cards.  Checkmate.

 

In other words - about time.  :)


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Posted 26 September 2014 - 09:22 AM

...and it looks like the dominos are finally starting to collapse like a house of cards.  Checkmate.

 

 

 

Dominos, Cards, and Chess in the same metaphor. That's what I call mixed-use!

 

Speaking of which, there will be a little retail on the NE corner and ground floor live/work units along Jennings.



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Posted 26 September 2014 - 09:57 AM

I wish I could take credit for that metaphor.

 

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Posted 26 September 2014 - 10:06 AM

I wish I could take credit for that metaphor.

 

 

I can't believe I missed the reference... it was too good.



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Posted 26 September 2014 - 12:18 PM

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I do wonder if some of these projects might be more efficient if the were more vertical.  Could you get the same amount of units if it were, say, a 20-story tower?  I think it is being done that way in Dallas a whole lot lately.



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Posted 26 September 2014 - 12:54 PM

 

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I do wonder if some of these projects might be more efficient if the were more vertical.  Could you get the same amount of units if it were, say, a 20-story tower?  I think it is being done that way in Dallas a whole lot lately.

 

 

 

Gotta foucs on pedestrian friendly density, first.

 

I could see 20-story towers facing Rosedale and (maybe) Hemphill, but not right now...


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Posted 26 September 2014 - 02:24 PM

Why go up when there's more than enough room to go out and save money at this point? When the space gets scarce, the incentive to go up will be there.

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Posted 26 September 2014 - 10:21 PM

Southside, RISE...

 

 

We've been waiting for years and years to see some large-scale non-medical developments down here, and it looks like the dominos are finally starting to collapse like a house of cards.  Checkmate.

 

In other words - about time.   :)

 

 

About 1,800 apartments proposed or U/C right not in Southside. Just in April, ST was running articles talking about 575 apartments being proposed. FWBP reports total demand is around 4,000. Make it 4,001, I want to get in on this.

 

217- 400 S. Jennings

322-Oleander

227-Highpointe on South Main (not a lot of new info on this one though)

24-Bajaj/Broken Bone Land Co. project

262- Quarlers Lumber/Park Place project (though no news in some time)

38-Shooters Gallery/Magnolia on Vickery

250-S. Main/Vickery proposal

300-424 Summit

A small number going into College Ave. Baptist Sunday School.

130-Pinnacle Bank Place (though technically downtown)

 

Sure I'm forgetting a few things.



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Posted 29 September 2014 - 02:51 PM

 

 

I do wonder if some of these projects might be more efficient if the were more vertical.  Could you get the same amount of units if it were, say, a 20-story tower?  I think it is being done that way in Dallas a whole lot lately.

 

 

That's because Dallas has spent years building developments like this first, and in those areas where the density has already been increased, the new developments are now taking even denser/taller forms.  (You'll notice that the real large, taller developments you're speaking of are mainly happening in Uptown and surroundings, where there has been years and years of 3-5 story development already - there are still plenty of 3-5 story developments happening in the less-dense/less-redeveloped parts of Dallas.)

 

(Not to mention that Dallas has better transit - you'd be seeing these developments take a different form if Fort Worth had effective central-city transit.  Not necessarily taller - though perhaps - but denser, higher unit-to-parking ratios, etc.)

 

No need to jump straight from 1-2 story buildings or vacant lots to 20 story towers.  There's a world between the two that Fort Worth is only now starting to get into.


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Posted 29 September 2014 - 06:39 PM

 

 

 

I do wonder if some of these projects might be more efficient if the were more vertical.  Could you get the same amount of units if it were, say, a 20-story tower?  I think it is being done that way in Dallas a whole lot lately.

 

 

That's because Dallas has spent years building developments like this first, and in those areas where the density has already been increased, the new developments are now taking even denser/taller forms.  (You'll notice that the real large, taller developments you're speaking of are mainly happening in Uptown and surroundings, where there has been years and years of 3-5 story development already - there are still plenty of 3-5 story developments happening in the less-dense/less-redeveloped parts of Dallas.)

 

(Not to mention that Dallas has better transit - you'd be seeing these developments take a different form if Fort Worth had effective central-city transit.  Not necessarily taller - though perhaps - but denser, higher unit-to-parking ratios, etc.)

 

No need to jump straight from 1-2 story buildings or vacant lots to 20 story towers.  There's a world between the two that Fort Worth is only now starting to get into.

 

 

And not to mention that Fort Worth doesn't have well over 1 million people, nor does its core have the density that Dallas does.

So... baby steps. 


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Posted 09 October 2014 - 11:23 AM

Noticed a couple of crews taking soil samples on the site today. 



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Posted 25 February 2015 - 08:27 AM

There is a construction fence encircling the site now.  This may be kicking off sooner rather than later.


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Posted 25 February 2015 - 09:41 PM

Correction/update:  I saw the back side today.  Sooner is definitely here - the thing's already half demolished.


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Posted 25 February 2015 - 09:45 PM

Awesome news! 2 of the 5 biggest resi projects in NS are going now. (Phoenix is complete, Hihjpointe S. Main is in demo, this is in demo, Oleander and Summit are both still the same)



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Posted 16 March 2015 - 01:20 PM

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 12:33 PM

Update from the Dallas Business Journal: Dallas private equity firm backs Fort Worth loft development

 

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Posted 30 July 2015 - 02:40 PM

This one looks really nice, I think. The views from that big balcony ought to be awesome, Jenning's has one of the nice angles of downtown.



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Posted 30 July 2015 - 07:59 PM

Wow, that looks pretty large. The Near Southside is booming.


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Posted 03 August 2015 - 03:30 PM

What happened to the simpler looking buildings shown in the Sept. 2014 rendering? I was going to say how nice those looked in their simplicity compared to the Coca Cola project and now this one has changed to the multi facade / too many materials look.



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Posted 04 August 2015 - 06:36 AM

What happened to the simpler looking buildings shown in the Sept. 2014 rendering? I was going to say how nice those looked in their simplicity compared to the Coca Cola project and now this one has changed to the multi facade / too many materials look.

After comparing the two renderings, I think you have a good point.  Personally, I would prefer the rendering circa September 2014 because its simplicity in design is more classy.  But at least modernity is returning to South Jennings.



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Posted 04 August 2015 - 09:26 AM

This one looks really nice, I think. The views from that big balcony ought to be awesome, Jenning's has one of the nice angles of downtown.

 

It has a wonderful view of the AT&T Building.


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Posted 05 August 2015 - 07:52 AM

 

What happened to the simpler looking buildings shown in the Sept. 2014 rendering? I was going to say how nice those looked in their simplicity compared to the Coca Cola project and now this one has changed to the multi facade / too many materials look.

After comparing the two renderings, I think you have a good point.  Personally, I would prefer the rendering circa September 2014 because its simplicity in design is more classy.  But at least modernity is returning to South Jennings.

 

Yeah, but modernity for modernity's sake is not necessarily a good thing. Think of all the late 50s - early 60s 'Googie' architecture....we may look at it nostalgically and kinda cool now, but most of it was really bad design. When you look at old or new design simpler form w/ a few choice details / motifs always makes for better architecture as opposed to a hodgepodge of stuff no matter how well arranged IMHO.



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Posted 26 August 2015 - 09:10 PM

And rising

 

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Posted 06 October 2015 - 08:56 PM

FWBP has a new article on the building, but not much new news. They have poured much of the parking garage lower level and ramp now.



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Posted 27 October 2015 - 04:57 PM

A couple of people mentioned or wondered why we havent had much high rise residential development in Fort Worth.

The answer is that it is extremely expensive to build a building that way. 

 

While somoene might plan and design a very luxurious condo or apartment project for that - one with really superior views and location, it is still possible for developers to build these 4-7 story projects using low rise construction types in many places around central Fort Worth.

 

For high rise to become more common, those developers (and their lenders and investors) will want to see evidence that 1) apartment rents have risen to a level that can support that additional cost, and 2) sites for the 4-7 story buildings to run out or get priced sky high. 



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Posted 17 November 2015 - 03:43 PM

Was'nt expecting a tower crane for this. Not very tall but VERY long, could'nt even get the whole thing into the viewfinder!

 

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Current state of garage,

 

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Posted 17 November 2015 - 09:23 PM

I'm glad to see this project moving along.



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Posted 18 November 2015 - 07:55 AM

Large-scale modern cosmopolitan projects such as this are transforming the Fort Worth landscape!  Large crane?  I also wondered about that, given the low-rise structure being built and the fact that there are no adjoining properties that might cause interference with construction.  I suppose construction engineers know when a crane is called for, and know when not.  Incidentally, I also wondered why those two low-rise office building projects over at Clearfork required four tall cranes.



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Posted 18 November 2015 - 08:30 AM

There are a lot of reasons why cranes are used to construct buildings.  Contractors usually know best when to use one or not. At Clearfork, the four cranes that you see, are building the shopping center called the Shops at Clearfork.  The fifth crane is for one of the two new 6 story office buildings being constructed on the west side of the Chisholm Trail Parkway.    I could be wrong, but the construction schedule on the shops might have influenced the use of the cranes to build that center.  We are drifting off the topic, so I suggest that we go back to the development in Fort Worth South.



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Posted 19 November 2015 - 09:40 AM

The electrical transmission towers in close proximity to the site might have influenced the type of crane needed too.


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Posted 10 January 2016 - 07:41 PM

Garage appears to be done, elevator core is partially up, and some of the first floor is being framed.

 

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 03:12 PM

This project feels huge. Exciting to see how it turns out and how the surrounding area is affected 

 

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Posted 14 May 2016 - 06:09 PM

5/14/16 

 

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Posted 26 August 2016 - 03:48 PM

8/26/16

 

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Posted 03 November 2016 - 07:32 PM

Facade looking a lot better on this than some other big resi projects IMO. 

 

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Posted 08 January 2017 - 08:05 PM

Website is up

 

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If you wanna get in cheap, you're out of luck. 600 sqft runs $1,100. 

 

 

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 02:58 PM

Just about done. I really like the looks of this one. They've put in a ton of landscaping and it looks really nice. It's hard to see in my pics, but the wavy bits of metal over the staircases look really cool too. One of the better looking multifamily projects to go up.

 

 

 

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 03:19 PM

I like that one a lot.  I think the angled windows are particularly cool- they will cut down on the amount of sun that goes into those windows, plus it almost gives you a peek at downtown.


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Posted 07 March 2017 - 04:19 PM

They did a good job with this development. Definitely better than some of the other stucco people boxes.



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Posted 16 June 2017 - 03:41 PM

District Barbershop (currently in the former Melt space at 954 Rosedale) is moving into the retail space.







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