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#1 RD Milhollin

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Posted 03 October 2015 - 08:53 AM

North Richland Hills is planning for transit oriented development at the planned TEXRail station at Iron Horse Blvd. and Wright Freeway/Loop 820. 

 

http://www.star-tele...le37249491.html

 

Buildings up to 10 stories high will be allowed, construction to begin in 7 to 8 months.

 

“Our style is not going to be some sort of retro image of the 1890s,” McCaffrey said. “It’s going to be a more contemporary style structure for the younger, more hip market. I think we can offer everything that they’re looking for.”



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Posted 03 October 2015 - 11:35 AM

I'm a little disappointed to hear that everything will be "high end" (a.k.a. expensive). $ $ $

 

However, I'm happy TEX Rail finally seems to be happening for real, and this should help ridership.


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Posted 03 October 2015 - 09:07 PM


 

“Our style is not going to be some sort of retro image of the 1890s,” McCaffrey said. “It’s going to be a more contemporary style structure for the younger, more hip market. I think we can offer everything that they’re looking for.”


 

 

 

 

Hmmppph.  Usually what that means is that it will be some sort of retro image of the 1970s.  Hopefully I am wrong in this instance.


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Posted 04 October 2015 - 11:14 PM

I'm a little disappointed to hear that everything will be "high end" (a.k.a. expensive). $ $ $

 

However, I'm happy TEX Rail finally seems to be happening for real, and this should help ridership.

 

Since this is going up in North Richland Hills, maybe a little "high end" would be good for that suburb...


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Posted 06 October 2015 - 12:33 PM

So far as I can tell, they are only really committed to building some apartments.

 

The rest are just promises from a real estate developer.



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Posted 06 October 2015 - 12:54 PM

Hopefully the first of many Texrail TOD areas. Grapevine already has some urban development near it's station, and the Beach street station has an outline for TOD in FW. And of course, you hope it spurs development near the ITC downtown. 



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Posted 06 October 2015 - 02:11 PM

I agree with you, Austin.  I hope that we will get more TOD developments.



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Posted 13 January 2017 - 05:53 PM

Grapevine doing it right. They plan to build a hotel, plaza, garage and retail at their station. Link with more info+source pics

 

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Posted 13 January 2017 - 08:05 PM

Good idea.

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Posted 24 January 2017 - 11:28 AM

Grapevine's plan looks really good.  It seems they are into clock towers on buildings.  I think this will be the third one on Main Street.



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Posted 24 January 2017 - 03:54 PM

Grapevine's plan looks really good.  It seems they are into clock towers on buildings.  I think this will be the third one on Main Street.

 

  I would grade Grapevine to be a the top of the cities surrounding Fort Worth when it comes to progressive ideas.



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Posted 24 January 2017 - 06:55 PM

 

Grapevine's plan looks really good.  It seems they are into clock towers on buildings.  I think this will be the third one on Main Street.

 

  I would grade Grapevine to be a the top of the cities surrounding Fort Worth when it comes to progressive ideas.

 

 

Kinda surprising since it's still (at heart) a small town.


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Posted 28 February 2017 - 11:59 AM

Update on the Grapevine project:

 

http://www.star-tele...e135446434.html



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Posted 13 April 2017 - 08:21 PM

Grapevine will be making over Dallas Road (runs perpendicular to Main and immediately south of the future station). Here's a graphic from this article with more. There is also a 250 unit apartment development just a few blocks from the station.

 

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 09:25 PM

That all looks great.  We've gone to a handful of events in Grapevine (Main Street Day, some of the Christmas activities) and always had a good time.  I'm surprised there's no mention of trying to better link up Main/Dallas with the retail area to the south of the library and convention center.  There's a small pocket of popular, semi-upscale restaurants: Bob's, Mi Dia, Winewood, Fireside Pies.  Connecting the Cottonbelt Trail to the Links Trail will mean a continuous trail from 820 and Iron Horse to Grapevine Lake and Grapevine Mills.



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Posted 13 April 2017 - 10:38 PM

Something I've always wondered: Why is the highway to Fort Worth called Dallas Rd?

 

Turns out, it used to feed into Ira E Woods until Grapevine reconfigured the once separate streets into one continuous street.

 

EDIT: Thanks, Historic Aerials.


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Posted 24 May 2017 - 11:41 AM

Here' s some renderings of the "Fountain at Iron Horse", part of the TOD development at the NRH station. 

 

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