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#1 renamerusk

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Posted 11 April 2016 - 06:21 AM

It ought to be, and deservedly so, seen as being impressive in the ways that the City is becoming methodically connected to its river, the Trinity.

 

From Southwest, to Northwest and North to East, the developments stretching along its banks are awesome. The potential has long be there; and, there was a hint of it way back when the City's "Mini Restaurant Row" was  developed in the West Freeway-Forest Park Blvd-Clear Fork Triangle; all be it that the developer fail miserably in connecting to the river.

 

Add River City to Cowboys and Culture to our moniker.



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Posted 11 April 2016 - 12:00 PM

Add Press Cafe, Clear Fork Food Park, and whatever gets finished out at West Bend to that list.  Left Bank also appears to be on the right track to develop space that interacts with the river.  

 

And, just think, we've been hearing for years that we need a billion dollar flood control project to develop river front property.



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Posted 12 April 2016 - 10:37 PM

Is it not possible that the perseverance shown by the Trinity River Vision organization and backers in getting the project to where it is today, with bridges being built and canals being dug, might be related in a causal way to the "sudden" interest in developing attractive residential and commercial developments that face the river? The various concerts and festivals they have sponsored with people floating in the water, etc. surely brought to the mind of developers that there was some potential in facing their projects to the water. I would even delve back many years and mention the Streams and Valleys organization that has been putting on Mayfest along the river as bringing to the public's minds the potential for recreation along the river. I see the current interest in investing along the marginal or relatively low visibility parts of the river a good sign as to what interest in development might be generated when the high-visibility TRV infrastructure project is complete right downtown.



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Posted 13 April 2016 - 03:11 PM

I'm just glad we're actually doing something with our river instead of just letting it sit there as a body of water and nothing else... 


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Posted 13 April 2016 - 06:10 PM

Just letting it sit there was a mile better than allowing it to be a sewer and industrial waste disposal as it was for many years. Designing a system to sort out trash in holding ponds before tributaries carry it into the river would be a further improvement. I have heard of middle school science classes that teach students using chemical and biological sampling and analysis along local in-feeder creeks; that is a huge step in the right direction as well.



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Posted 16 April 2016 - 06:52 AM

 

What a very pleasant surprise.

 

By the way, lets hope that the proposed hotel is a full service property that will be similar to what is being developed in the "Left Bank" or what is planned for along Magnolia @ Henderson.






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