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*
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?
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.
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.
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.
Take this for what it is worth. I have on good authority that exciting things are about to happen to West 7th development to address the loss of retail, etc. The new direction will be similar to the pattern that happened at Vickery Park after it went into a slump. I am not sure on the announcements date.
Interesting, however, Vickery Park? Do you mean Victory Park or the Vickery Place neighborhood?