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John T Roberts

Member Since 04 Apr 2004
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In Topic: T&P Warehouse Redevelopment

15 November 2017 - 10:19 AM

It would not necessarily lead to demolition.  Once the city condemned the building and took possession, they could choose to spend the funds to bring it up to the minimum code that they had asked the owner to do.  They might even be able to sell the building as is, since they would have the say on whether the city would have to fix it up or not.  If the City code officials told the department in charge of the building they had to demolish it, the Landmarks Commission would still have to approve the demolition and the City would a have to prove to them that demolition was the only option.  Remember, the building is designated as a Highly Significant Endangered Landmark, and issuing a Certificate of Appropriateness for Demolition would be up to that commission.  So far, the Landmarks Commission has determined that the building is still viable for rehabilitation and that's why they are trying to force the owner to bring it up to the minimum standards for a vacant building.


In Topic: T&P Warehouse Redevelopment

14 November 2017 - 11:49 AM

My guess is that the city is working toward forcing a sale of the property.


In Topic: New Hotel at 9th and Commerce

14 November 2017 - 10:40 AM

Maybe, I should have asked the forum if they think it is worth listing on the site.  I'm quite sure some of the newer buildings that I have already listed really aren't architecturally significant, but they still were included due to my subjectivity.  This is an attractive low rise hotel that normally wouldn't be listed on my site.  Yet, it does add some activity and light to a dark and rather barren part of downtown.  It would have been nice if it was a high-rise, but considering the site is just about equal to one city block, they had the room to spread the building out and still build to the maximum footprint.


In Topic: T&P Warehouse Redevelopment

13 November 2017 - 09:41 PM

Just as Jerre Tracy said, we get inquiries every time the organization places it on our Most Endangered List.


In Topic: Fort Worth Law School to get major upgrade

11 November 2017 - 06:18 PM

I wonder if they even know they have a building that could be expanded upward?