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#108201 River District news

Posted by Mr_Brightside526 on 05 January 2018 - 02:41 PM

I had lunch at Salsa Limon today and the patio turned out really nice.  Interior is exactly the same, maybe just some paint and sprucing up.


On my way out, I went back west and noticed that what I thought was the Crystal Springs site no longer has a construction fence around it.  I could have sworn one was there when I went through there the week of Thanksgiving.  Anyone heard anything?


I was just wondering about this the other day as well.


There is still at Crystal Springs website and the development is still on LVG Investments' website but the billboard they put up promoting it on the corner of Roberts Cut Off Rd. is now gone and Truck Yard had a coming soon location in Houston (which is now open) but no mention of Fort Worth.

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#108005 Western Center Tower III

Posted by Mr_Brightside526 on 21 December 2017 - 09:48 AM

I'm very excited about this. I hope we see more projects like this on the west and southwest side of the city to help drive the demand for more residential development in those parts as well.

#106664 Fort Worth Stockyards

Posted by Mr_Brightside526 on 17 October 2017 - 11:41 AM

I like it!


I think it looks like something out of the Jack White photo collection.

#106392 The Monarch

Posted by Mr_Brightside526 on 05 October 2017 - 07:45 AM

I like the sound of that as well, however, I still wish they would have buried the power lines (although I know it is costly). At least then you could enjoy an unobstructed view of the building (and from within the building). *sigh*

#106051 "Left Bank"

Posted by Mr_Brightside526 on 23 September 2017 - 07:58 AM

GFF Architecture.  They do high rise residential projects in Dallas. 337 units/350k sf are similar numbers for two of the recent residential projects in Uptown Dallas.  Will this become the first high rise residential tower for LB?  Will the Cultural District disappoint again?








See post 328 for the location of the proposed multi-story residential building.


It is located north of Dakota Street (not pictured in post 365).

#104786 Museum Place

Posted by Mr_Brightside526 on 10 August 2017 - 01:46 PM

What happens when those trees grow up and all you see are leaves out the window? Do they get the axe too?

#104708 West Bend, Formerly River Plaza

Posted by Mr_Brightside526 on 07 August 2017 - 02:07 PM

I'm not wild about the configuration and the grade. Just driving through the parking lot it just seems like the retail was just thrown in there because...well, why not.

#104347 West 7th Development

Posted by Mr_Brightside526 on 19 July 2017 - 02:14 PM

Agreed.  As soon as you put it in a swanky brick-and-mortar location with "atmosphere" it's by definition no longer street food.
You see a lot of restaurants that are chef-driven and they go through great pains to make the food "authentic" but if I want authentic street tacos, I'm not going to El Bolero in W7th; I'll go around the corner to Melis Taqueria on Vickery and pay 1/3 or 1/4 as much as I'd pay at El Bolero, for truly authentic street tacos.


That place is delicious!

#103427 Shock: Radio Shack may leave FW!!!!

Posted by Mr_Brightside526 on 01 June 2017 - 12:26 PM

Radio Shack should have rebranded itself as those electronic stores in airports. Maybe even a new name..."WiFi Shack?"

#103247 Encore Panther Island (Proposed 5 Stories - 233,198 S.F.)

Posted by Mr_Brightside526 on 24 May 2017 - 08:55 AM

As long as it has a flat roof over shingles, I'll take it as "urban by contrast." (see leftbank aerial)

#103058 "Left Bank"

Posted by Mr_Brightside526 on 15 May 2017 - 08:44 AM

Centergy has posted an aerial of the site.




Is it just me, or did the rendering seem more urban and exciting? A bit Vegas albeit but still, I'm seeing an office tower and better finishes on the apartment building. Just saying.



#103057 What's happening with the realignment of Harley, demo of the Health Dept....

Posted by Mr_Brightside526 on 15 May 2017 - 08:11 AM

This is much needed. This will hopefully relieve the traffic that is approaching the W7th area from northbound University Drive.

#102545 West 7th Development

Posted by Mr_Brightside526 on 21 April 2017 - 12:45 PM

The area needs more fast casual restaurant's like Panera Bread. That would fit great in the old Sweet Tomato's spot.

#102331 Walsh development

Posted by Mr_Brightside526 on 13 April 2017 - 11:16 AM

The Walsh development is what Fort Worth needs in order to attract corporate relocations. These businesses are passing Fort Worth up for cities with better schools, the mayor has said so herself. Texas families are always going to want their kids growing up somewhere they can play in a yard, while still having access to parks and lakes (and decent transit). The parents of these children however are still going to want to go out for date night and celebrations, hence why as long as downtown stays so appealing there hopefully will be continued interior and exterior growth in Fort Worth.


With the exception of maybe Fairmount where you had an influx of people into the area before it was as attractive as it is today, typically I see young professionals and empty nesters in these urban neighborhoods. I think this sort of development will be good for Fort Worth to attract larger companies because these companies do more than just bring people who buy property and eat. Developments like Walsh are what will make areas like Camp Bowie, Race St, the River District, Berry St, Clearfork and the Northside grow into more urban neighborhoods interior neighborhoods, imo.


This is why I hope the ability to seed an urban neighborhood development out in Summer Creek Station is successful. Because as the city grows outward, we are going to need to continue to seed urban villages within the spread of the city.

#101981 800 Car Parking Garage To Go Up on Landmark Tower Site

Posted by Mr_Brightside526 on 30 March 2017 - 09:04 AM

These gates don't really strike me as "open to the public"
I guess we'll find out soon. The garage is basically done. 

It's a real shame the DDRB didn't set a higher standard for the facade above the retail. This is a truly below average building. I will however be optimistic about the benefit it serves of parking cars in downtown.