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#1 Fort Worthology

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 12:30 PM

This is the conversion of the current All Needz Plumbing building on South Main in the Near Southside into 18 lofts above ground-floor retail.  Involves a total redesign and an extra floor added.

 

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Planned:

 

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#2 Austin55

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 01:13 PM

Thats the same building?! Impressive.



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Posted 17 March 2015 - 02:01 PM

Yeah, they're planning to add a third floor and totally redo the thing.


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Posted 17 March 2015 - 05:18 PM

*salivating*

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Posted 18 March 2015 - 06:37 AM

Wonderful transformation planned here.  If these splendid rehab and redesign projects continue throughout South Main Street I bet in a few years we won't recognize this area for what it formerly was.



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Posted 24 March 2015 - 12:03 PM

Think is premature to view this as a certain project.

This appears to be a new project and marketing renderings. 



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Posted 24 March 2015 - 12:27 PM

Rahr is about to get even busier.



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Posted 25 March 2015 - 03:08 PM

I like the old gritty building better....the new rendering looks like a So7 project....it's not that the new one looks bad, but it doesn't really respond to the character of the area.



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Posted 25 March 2015 - 06:19 PM

I like the old gritty building better....the new rendering looks like a So7 project....it's not that the new one looks bad, but it doesn't really respond to the character of the area.

 

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Posted 25 March 2015 - 06:34 PM

I dunno...it just looks pablum to me...a little like a bloated Walgreens...I mean it's okay, but just ordinary and doesn't seem to fit the area....I would just like to see more inventiveness....not trendy, just original.



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Posted 25 March 2015 - 07:46 PM

Oh, c'mon...  the old building looks like something in Deep Ellum minus the graffiti.  I will take the new version over that old crap any day of the week.  Besides, I understand about the "Near Southside" but what is wrong with a little W7th sophistication??? 



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Posted 25 March 2015 - 10:21 PM

I don't have a strong opinion about the new design of the building. I'm glad residential is planned. If the quality of the work is good and it attracts activity, bring it on. It was a pretty utilitarian building to begin with and I doubt the original designers were trying to create something of lasting beauty.



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Posted 26 March 2015 - 02:05 AM

Sorry, guys, I should shut up and not come down so hard on this, but I see a lot of mediocre design heralded here in Fort Worth. I don't see a lot of sophisticated design off W7th and this certainly ain't sophisticated.Though the original owners may not have created anything of lasting beauty do we have to continue that trend? I know it's easy to be an armchair designer; I also realize that the architect's hands may have been tied as clients usually want cheap and fast. IMHO this project could be Anywhere, USA and doesn't really take any design cues from its immediate environment. It's just boring.

 

A simple thing would be to take off the "tower" treatment (so it reads horizontally as the original building did) and the "awning" (that design is so overused). Inset the entry. Strip the brick of its painted finish and let it be its gritty self. Add the new windows....like steel awning style.. :) The 3rd floor could be contrasting brick or a metal...maybe w/ more glass and some insets for small rooftop patios (but large enough for small trees in planter boxes)....the patios could be enclosed w/ pipe railing. Just one idea. I'd just like to see more innovation and less suburban slickness. 



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Posted 14 October 2016 - 02:05 AM

I believe this has a new design. This design better reflects the historic character of the street. 

 

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Work should start late this year or early 2017.



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Posted 15 October 2016 - 02:50 AM

Wow, that's quite a switch! I love that retail goes all the way down the street and even if wrapped in early 20th century motifs I love the blocky simplicity of the design in form and materials. I wonder if those are cast iron window headers!



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Posted 27 July 2017 - 05:09 PM

Soon to be home to Fort Worth's first cidery.

http://www.fwtx.com/...-near-southside

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 07:43 PM

Awesome.... I'm kinda excited about a cidery although I'm not really into ciders. A least not yet.

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 10:05 PM

Also worth noting, doesn't sound like it will have the 3rd floor added anymore. All the recent renders show just 2. Looks like the residential part was dropped as well as it's just offices on 2nd level.

 

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Posted 02 August 2017 - 10:40 PM

Slightly disappointed that it is losing the third floor but I still really like the design and I think it will fit in well within the area





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