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#1 Austin55

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Posted 11 November 2014 - 03:01 PM

Sounds like more stuff coming to the area. City is planning a meeting to show off designs of a federally funded streetscape project along Race. Construction is likely several years away (this is Fort Worth, afterall)

 

http://fortworthtexa...ic-meeting1.pdf



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Posted 13 November 2014 - 06:52 PM

I'm surprised at the lack of votes for benches. Whenever I spend time walking around any urban neighborhood, I like to sit and rest.

 

I guess this area is too small for that or already has benches.


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Posted 14 November 2014 - 12:32 PM

I believe they're branding that area as The Riverside Arts District these days.


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Posted 14 November 2014 - 02:15 PM

Seems like a "Rad" name...😜

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Posted 17 November 2014 - 11:35 AM

At some point I'd like to move out of the suburban sprawl near McCart and Sycamore School Road and into a more urban neighborhood.  This one is on my radar.  There are several others including Fairmount (which is rapidly escalating out of the price range I'm interested in), south Ryan Place (which I noticed is also inflating rather quickly), Shaw-Clarke, Meadowbrook, maybe the fringes of Arlington Heights, maybe River Oaks, etc.  I work just off I-30 on the west side, my wife works just off I-30 on  the east side.  Ideally I'd like to be about 10 miles from work and able to ride a bicycle there. 

 

Of course I need to get my current home ready to market and it's not happening fast enough.  But someday.  Maybe.


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Posted 14 December 2014 - 05:21 AM

Hopefully this won't be a detriment to the reputation of the area... Three shot in a business smack in the middle of Race St.

 

http://www.star-tele...tabs-8d738356-2



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Posted 15 December 2014 - 01:24 PM

The article says it was motorcycle gangs.  I guess there's a trade between being artsy/subculture and attracting a more gentrified crowd.


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Posted 15 December 2014 - 05:52 PM

At some point I'd like to move out of the suburban sprawl near McCart and Sycamore School Road and into a more urban neighborhood.  This one is on my radar.  There are several others including Fairmount (which is rapidly escalating out of the price range I'm interested in), south Ryan Place (which I noticed is also inflating rather quickly), Shaw-Clarke, Meadowbrook, maybe the fringes of Arlington Heights, maybe River Oaks, etc.  I work just off I-30 on the west side, my wife works just off I-30 on  the east side.  Ideally I'd like to be about 10 miles from work and able to ride a bicycle there. 
 
Of course I need to get my current home ready to market and it's not happening fast enough.  But someday.  Maybe.



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Posted 28 December 2014 - 04:17 PM

WFAA posted a nice article about the neighborhood fighting against crime. 

 

http://www.wfaa.com/...agedy/20933195/



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Posted 28 December 2014 - 04:51 PM

I saw the actual airing.  I was in the neighborhood today taking pictures.



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Posted 10 January 2016 - 06:38 PM

Fort Worth Business has a new article about Race Street and the things that are coming.

 

http://www.fortworth...87a70b8e5f.html



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Posted 11 January 2016 - 09:20 AM

Great news for continued urbanization of this southeast quadrant.  The urban village model for this area is particularly welcome, considering the mediocre existence of the strip commercial developments along both sides of I-35 south of I-20.



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Posted 11 January 2016 - 09:50 AM

Great news for continued urbanization of this southeast quadrant.  The urban village model for this area is particularly welcome, considering the mediocre existence of the strip commercial developments along both sides of I-35 south of I-20.

 

 

Race Street/Six Points is Riverside. :)



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Posted 23 February 2016 - 09:21 AM

Lots of info in this article: http://www.fwtx.com/...es/race-revival

 

(cross-posted to several topics)



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Posted 02 September 2016 - 10:15 AM

NBC DFW reporting on the slow movement of the complete streets work, and how it's affecting some local business

 

 

http://www.nbcdfw.co...-392082821.html



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Posted 02 September 2016 - 10:53 AM

Imagine what the the people along South Main think!


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Posted 12 September 2016 - 02:08 PM

Imagine what the the people along South Main think!

 

Well there is actually construction happening on South Main. Lots of it! For two years now!



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Posted 10 March 2017 - 08:30 PM

Rode up to The Riverside Arts District today.  Had a nice lunch from Good Food Co.

 

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Some dessert a couple doors down at Gypsy Scoops

 

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And I checked out some of the murals in the district

 

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Posted 10 March 2017 - 10:08 PM

I think more murals is what River East and FW needs; in particular some parts of W. 7th and S. Main village.

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 09:42 AM

I think more murals is what River East and FW needs; in particular some parts of W. 7th and S. Main village.

 

 I do not think so.  

 

The Race Street/Six Points urban neighborhood finally has its own weirdness that is its own and that this distinctiveness seems to be original and organic to it.  I think that the other urban villages should carve out for themselves their own uniqueness, thus giving the City a variety of neighborhood feelings. 

 

Let RS6P be the mecca for weirdness in Fort Worth and the other urban villages stakeout their own character.



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Posted 27 March 2017 - 02:22 PM

Big article from the Weekly on Race

https://www.fwweekly...2/race-baiting/

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 05:00 PM

The city is holding a contest for a new design of the Race/Sylvania intersection. Here's the entrants, here's the link to vote. Pretty fun idea! 

 

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 08:16 PM

I could live with any of them, but I think 3 really fits the area the best. 1 and 2 are a little busy and 4 just seems like a strange fit.

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 09:39 PM

I could live with any of them, but I think 3 really fits the area the best. 1 and 2 are a little busy and 4 just seems like a strange fit.


I would have liked design 3 better if it was actually a 6 pointed compass-like star.... I'm not really a big fan of any of them... is there an entry 5? Lol

I think I'm leaning slightly more towards entry 1... I think the area is going for a colorful look and vibe and it fits that mantra the best for me.

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 10:44 PM

The Race Street/Six Points urban neighborhood finally has its own weirdness.....Let RS6P be the mecca for weirdness in Fort Worth and the other urban villages stakeout their own character.

 

 

The city is holding a contest for a new design of the Race/Sylvania intersection. Here's the entrants, here's the link to vote. Pretty fun idea! 

 

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The kind of weirdness that will set this apart from other neighborhoods within the City.  Love this!



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Posted 04 May 2017 - 10:49 PM

I could live with any of them, but I think 3 really fits the area the best. 1 and 2 are a little busy and 4 just seems like a strange fit.

 

#4 fits I think: River&fish :swg:

 

 I have a shirt pattern like #2; so I vote for it.



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Posted 04 May 2017 - 10:52 PM

I like 4


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Posted 04 May 2017 - 10:59 PM

#4 fits I think: River&fish :swg:


Yeah, I get that. I just don't know if the average person driving through the area will get that.

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Posted 04 May 2017 - 11:13 PM

2 is my favorite as well.

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Posted 05 May 2017 - 08:38 AM

I voted for 2.


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Posted 23 May 2017 - 06:18 PM

Entry #3 won



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Posted 23 May 2017 - 07:40 PM

The city is holding a contest for a new design of the Race/Sylvania intersection. Here's the entrants, here's the link to vote. Pretty fun idea! 

 

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Congratulations to the winner(s) and their Entry 3.

 

I could live with any one of the four.  :)



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Posted 24 May 2017 - 12:23 PM

Unfortunately, the design contest had no requirements regarding residency (unlike the recent bus shelter contest) so we got a design that was created by someone who lives in Arlington.


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Posted 24 May 2017 - 02:40 PM

Arlington is our closest and most dependable neighbor.  What is good for Arlington is generally good for Fort Worth, and vice a versa.



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Posted 25 May 2017 - 08:57 AM

Sure, but we got a design that would be at home in Phoenix or Albuquerque. Certainly doesn't say "Riverside" in any way. I would imagine there was some school-based ballot box stuffing at work here.



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Posted 25 May 2017 - 09:04 AM

Arlington is a world class city with world class venues and multiple renowned major league teams. If anything, we should be be grateful that Arlington would be willing to share thier talent in our fair city.

P.S. idk how to do sarcasm font.

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 09:39 AM

Whatever.  It's only paint.  Most people will barely notice it.  After it wears in a year, no one will.


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Posted 25 May 2017 - 01:22 PM

Sure, but we got a design that would be at home in Phoenix or Albuquerque. Certainly doesn't say "Riverside" in any way. I would imagine there was some school-based ballot box stuffing at work here.

 

Nope, but it certainly says "sunny" which is Riverside and the rest of Fort Worth in a big way.


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Posted 26 May 2017 - 05:12 AM

Whatever.  It's only paint.  Most people will barely notice it.  After it wears in a year, no one will.

 

Point of Information. It's not paint. It's stained concrete. It's a permanent design.



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Posted 26 May 2017 - 06:01 AM

 

Whatever.  It's only paint.  Most people will barely notice it.  After it wears in a year, no one will.

 

Point of Information. It's not paint. It's stained concrete. It's a permanent design.

 

 

My point remains. It's a nice touch but will soon blend in.


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Posted 27 May 2017 - 07:56 AM

 Generationally generic. Nothing wrong with that, but if it's up to a vote these things are to be expected. Like how for years the logos for DFW and San Fran Airports looked so similar. It's not that they were designed by the same firm ( they were,) but that two groups of people, separated by half a continent, voted for the same basic designs in the same relative time period. I would have preferred # 4 for a more direct representation of Riverside, but truthfully, no harm, no foul. And # 2 could have represented area traffic patterns.


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Posted 30 May 2017 - 07:27 AM

 Generationally generic. Nothing wrong with that, but if it's up to a vote these things are to be expected. Like how for years the logos for DFW and San Fran Airports looked so similar. It's not that they were designed by the same firm ( they were,) but that two groups of people, separated by half a continent, voted for the same basic designs in the same relative time period. I would have preferred # 4 for a more direct representation of Riverside, but truthfully, no harm, no foul. And # 2 could have represented area traffic patterns.

 

Speaking of which, I traveled last week for the first time in a while.  What's up with the new DFW Airport branding?  It's like they wanted the new logo/coloring to be as different from the old look as possible.  Not a fan of the orange.


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Posted 30 May 2017 - 07:06 PM

I don't think the new one is too bad.  The old branding was unmemorable enough that I can't recall what it looked like.



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Posted 30 May 2017 - 08:23 PM

http://i169.photobuc...zpsk4eexg1g.gif          

https://www.brandsof...f?itok=jT0vnRe3

   Newer logo is much stronger by using a primary color in the " urgency " end of the spectrum, and by the use of a basic geometric font. ( And I don't care for it either, but still an improvement over a reworked SFO logo.)

https://www.dfwairpo...t/p2_431371.jpg


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Posted 05 June 2017 - 12:44 PM

I liked the "sun" logo, too.  Thought the first and second entries were too abstract.  The fourth was "fishy."



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Posted 05 June 2017 - 01:36 PM

http://i169.photobuc...zpsk4eexg1g.gif          

https://www.brandsof...f?itok=jT0vnRe3

   Newer logo is much stronger by using a primary color in the " urgency " end of the spectrum, and by the use of a basic geometric font. ( And I don't care for it either, but still an improvement over a reworked SFO logo.)

https://www.dfwairpo...t/p2_431371.jpg

 

Holy cow. No kidding. No telling how many thousands of tax dollars are spent on this drivel.



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Posted 05 June 2017 - 01:55 PM

$1.5 mil

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Posted 06 June 2017 - 12:21 AM

How did this thread turn into a discussion about the new DFW logo?

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Posted 06 June 2017 - 07:39 AM

I believe it evolved into this from the discussion on the pavement designs at the intersections.  We should stick to the topic.



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Posted 06 June 2017 - 08:27 AM

 

 Generationally generic. Nothing wrong with that, but if it's up to a vote these things are to be expected. Like how for years the logos for DFW and San Fran Airports looked so similar. It's not that they were designed by the same firm ( they were,) but that two groups of people, separated by half a continent, voted for the same basic designs in the same relative time period. I would have preferred # 4 for a more direct representation of Riverside, but truthfully, no harm, no foul. And # 2 could have represented area traffic patterns.

 

Speaking of which, I traveled last week for the first time in a while.  What's up with the new DFW Airport branding?  It's like they wanted the new logo/coloring to be as different from the old look as possible.  Not a fan of the orange.

 

 

 

How did this thread turn into a discussion about the new DFW logo?

 

This is how.







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