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John T Roberts

Member Since 04 Apr 2004
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#109076 The Worth Residences (24 floors)

Posted by John T Roberts on 21 February 2018 - 02:42 PM

All of you can get more information at the Downtown Design Review Board Meeting on March 1st.  The case will be heard at 2:00 PM.


March 1, 2018 Meeting Agenda
March 1, 2018
Public Hearing: 2:00pm
City Council Conference Room 290, 2nd Floor
200 Texas Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102
Gwen Harper - Place 1

Kirk Millican/ Chair - Place 5
Andrew Blake - Place 2

Cassandra King/Vice Chair - Place 6
Tracy McMackin - Place 3 Ryan Johnson - Place 7
Chris Brim - Place 4 Laura Sanchez - Alternate

DG18-05 Corner of Henderson and W Bluff Streets
Owner: Zamco Properties, LLC- Robert A. Zamorano
Applicant: GDA, LLC- T.R. Richter
Requests approval of building massing and form for the construction of a
residential high-rise structure.


#109012 Sinclair Building Sold

Posted by John T Roberts on 16 February 2018 - 09:19 PM

Austin, at least you have a front row seat.  Unfortunately, the weather may be rather wet this weekend, so I'm not sure that I will be there to watch the installation.  I'm not particularly fond of standing out in the rain, even with rain gear on and an umbrella. 

#108993 Hemphill/Lamar/Taylor Connector project ?

Posted by John T Roberts on 16 February 2018 - 08:41 AM

What about the tunnel under the railroad?  Has that work been started?  If it hasn't, that may be what will take so long.  If you remember, the "bridge" of the interstate had already been constructed over where the road was going, so all the contractors had to do was to dig the back filling out from under it.

#108978 2018 Forum Meetings - Last Friday of Month at 11:45 AM

Posted by John T Roberts on 15 February 2018 - 03:28 PM

February is a short month, so that means that the monthly forum meeting has rolled around again.  It will be on Friday, February 23rd at 11:45 at Benito's.  I'm working on a weekend meeting for later in the Spring when the weather gets warmer.

#108965 Austin55' fiddlin around.

Posted by John T Roberts on 14 February 2018 - 09:26 PM

I still say the Landmark Tower site was the perfect location for such a skyscraper.

#108892 Go North, Young Man

Posted by John T Roberts on 10 February 2018 - 08:21 PM

That sounds great, Doohickie.  You will have to change your location on the forum to 76133.

#108891 Downtown Fort Worth Walking Tour

Posted by John T Roberts on 10 February 2018 - 08:19 PM

You're welcome.  I should have posted something earlier, but I do get busy.  The next tour is the Lancaster Corridor and it is going to be a week early.  It's Saturday, March 3rd, and that is one day before the scheduled implosion of Westchester Plaza.

#108868 Frost Tower - Jetta Operating to Build Downtown Office Building

Posted by John T Roberts on 09 February 2018 - 08:25 PM

Now in Denton, I don't know.  Here's a link to the Standards and Guidelines, so you can check for yourself.  http://fortworthtexa...wntown/ddsg.pdf

#108834 Frost Tower - Jetta Operating to Build Downtown Office Building

Posted by John T Roberts on 08 February 2018 - 10:45 PM

I toured the building with the AIA again tonight.  This was my fourth walk through since the building started construction.  Frost is scheduled to have their office workers start their first work day in the building on February 26th.  The bank lobby will open on March 1st.  Anthracite and Jetta are scheduled to move into the building in May.  I noticed on Channel 5 that the upper floors now have lights turned on. 


The interior finish out of the building is nice, and I look forward to seeing it open.  Maybe we could have a forum meeting in the new restaurant that is planned on the amenity levels. 


Also, Bennett Benner Partners confirmed what I had read into the DDRB approval.  The snowflake logo on the east and west sides at the top of the building was approved when the DDRB approved the design of the building.  This was before top of building signage was outlawed by the design guidelines and standards modifications.

#108829 Museum Place

Posted by John T Roberts on 08 February 2018 - 09:39 PM

Arch-image, the board does allow linking to Flickr.  Some of my pictures are actually hosted there and posted on the forum.  Click on the photo you would like to post on the forum, then click the "Share" button. (outlined arrow pointing to the right)  Click BB code.  I use the largest format.  Then code text will come up highlighted.  Copy that text and paste into your forum post.  Then, the photograph will load into the forum.

#108828 Museum Place

Posted by John T Roberts on 08 February 2018 - 09:33 PM

BlueMound, actually, I think the issue was both.  Many people complained publicly about the height, but also a lot of those same people complained about the design.  I never thought the design was great and I thought that the taller portion of the hotel should be on the northern portion of that site.

#108827 Go North, Young Man

Posted by John T Roberts on 08 February 2018 - 09:30 PM

Congratulations!  I think you will like it in South Hills.

#108712 QuikTrip and Fort Worth

Posted by John T Roberts on 02 February 2018 - 03:36 PM

Yesterday, the Downtown Design Review Board voted to continue the QuikTrip case. 

#108663 Project Sundance

Posted by John T Roberts on 30 January 2018 - 01:42 PM

If I owned the entire block and I didn't need the office space for my own needs, I would convert it back to retail in a heartbeat.

#108639 New Will Rogers Arena

Posted by John T Roberts on 29 January 2018 - 09:13 PM

This is not quite the same view, but here is a construction photo taken on January 28, 2018.