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#1 johnfwd

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 04:09 AM

The former Chase bank drive-in on east Weatherford Street will finally give way to expanded offices and a parking garage for Tarrant County government employees.  Story in FWBP.  This is probably a long-term plan, so the bank drive-in property may be there for awhile.

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 09:21 AM

We discussed it yesterday in another thread yesterday:

http://www.fortworth...c=5268&p=105782

For some reason, the bank being put up for sale sparked a discussion in that thread because there was some idea that it might end up as a residential project. Maybe John can move those posts into this new thread.

The drive in won't be there long according to the Star Telegram article's statement that "demolition will begin in weeks."

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 01:43 PM

I guess that's better than surface parking.Hopefully it can be done somewhat attractively. Office space on the ground floor is better than parking on the ground floor to. Seems weird they'd only need a single floor but I'm sure we'll learn more soon.....County is spending a fortune on this.

 

Yes to everything you've pointed out. 

 

The site is one of the higher profile gateways into Downtown; there should be consideration to building something both interesting and productive.  On the ground floor, maybe a grocers to meet the demands of the nearby neighborhood; on levels 2-3 perhaps administrative space; and 4-8, parking for court business and employees. Without specifics, its impossible to know what is planned,  but it would be good if the county put a lit thought into the project.



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Posted 15 September 2017 - 02:40 PM

When you consider Southern Land Co stated they had tried acquiring other plots, you've got to wonder if this was one of them, and what another developer could have done here. 






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