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#103248 Top Golf looking to expand in Fort Worth

Posted by cjyoung on 24 May 2017 - 09:05 AM

If we could only get the Land O Lakes-Purina distribution center across the street moved up to Saginaw. :ninja:

#102444 New Will Rogers Arena

Posted by cjyoung on 18 April 2017 - 04:27 PM

Having NCAA tourney games is great. I hope we will dream a little bigger in the future and fight to steal an NBA or NHL team. If the leagues will only allow one per "market" then we should fight Dallas for their teams. :devil: Sounds far fetched to probably most of you, but the only constant in this world is change and it's only those who prepare for and adapt will survive will continue to thrive see Radio Shack, Arthur Andersen, Detroit, music distribution, etc.

#102024 TCU's run to the NIT title game

Posted by cjyoung on 31 March 2017 - 04:16 PM

Very impressive.  Congratulations to TCU.  However, I was really hoping for a TCU/UTA matchup in the final.

That would have been tough for me being a graduate of both universities.


Spent many hours this year cheering for both squads.


Great seasons for both!

#101964 TCU's run to the NIT title game

Posted by cjyoung on 29 March 2017 - 02:35 PM

Great to see the Frogs make it to the championship game of the NIT basketball tournament.


It's not the Final Four, but TCU is good as they've been in a long time and they are great representatives for Fort Worth, so go Frogs!


Kudos also to Texas Wesleyan for winning the NAIA National Championship!


The championship game vs Georgia Tech is tomorrow at 7 PM on ESPN.

#101681 Residence Inn at "Houston and 8th"

Posted by cjyoung on 14 March 2017 - 02:14 PM

It is dang wonder anything gets built in this city with people all over the place saying don't block this view or dumb height restrictions and threatening lawsuits.


Small town thinking gets small town results!

I'm with you there. 


I think we are moving slowly but surely.

#101405 Fort Worth Moves into 16th Place

Posted by cjyoung on 27 February 2017 - 05:07 PM



Here's what (I think) you're referring to: http://dfw.cbslocal....-next-10-years/
I'm a little disappointed Brian New didn't mention Fort Worth's Trinity River project.

Yea I was very disappointed. I went on CBS 11 facebook and let them have it. It should of been called Dallas Collin County and the Trinity River Park.  Only thing I saw that was interesting was talk of the Mavs moving to a new Arena in the next ten years. But what does that have to do with DFW population ?

Besides Panther Island they failed to mention anything about the Rangers new Ballpark and Entertainment complex as well as no mention of growth in the Alliance / Southern Denton County Area.


One of the reasons why I don't watch any local news.

#100958 City Attracted 8.8 Million Visitors Last Year

Posted by cjyoung on 03 February 2017 - 04:30 PM


Why not? The Disney parks are in Lake Buena Vista and most of the "Las Vegas Strip" isn't in the Las Vegas city limits.


Aren't you splitting hairs?


It was in reference to including Arlington/Tarrant County with Fort Worth.

#99754 klu klux klan in fort worth

Posted by cjyoung on 22 November 2016 - 02:18 PM

I'd like to see such a museum in the cultural district as well.

#99519 Council considers incentive to attract RFD-TV to relocate to Stockyards

Posted by cjyoung on 09 November 2016 - 05:19 PM

Seems like a good fit.


Owner lived in Fort Worth for a time.



#99258 2016 Presidential Ballot - Early Voting starts 24 Oct 2016

Posted by cjyoung on 25 October 2016 - 09:29 AM

An editorial comment about this year's ballot...Aside from the presidential race, the Tarrant County ballot is ho-hum.  


Since so many fought for me to have the right to vote, I am happy and excited to exercise that right in every election.

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#98867 Far North FW growth

Posted by cjyoung on 27 September 2016 - 03:47 PM

But it's really Northlake, which shares Alliance with Fort Worth other municipal jurisdictions.



Kinda like someone who leaves off of Golden Triangle claiming to live in Keller when all of 76244 is in Fort Worth

#98216 College Sports: Big 12

Posted by cjyoung on 03 August 2016 - 04:42 PM

Texas should swallow some pride and promise to play nice with Nebraska & Colorado and ask them to come back with BYU & Houston.

#96752 Austin-San Antonio Megalopolis

Posted by cjyoung on 31 March 2016 - 02:03 PM

Fort Worth and Dallas are 30 miles apart. San Antonio and Austin are 80 miles apart. Because San Antonio and Austin are so much further apart, I don't see them ever having the same close relationship as Fort Worth and Dallas.


I wish we could add 50 more miles between us and Dallas.  :ninja:

#96704 Native Americans in Fort Worth Area

Posted by cjyoung on 28 March 2016 - 12:06 PM

If it turns out to be Native American pre-historic remains, I hope the same care will be shown to the site that the Stockyards is getting. The site should have been preserved in 1901.

#96499 When DTFW gets a new skyscraper, where should it go?

Posted by cjyoung on 14 March 2016 - 03:09 PM

One area I would consider would be somewhere along Texas Street (which could be renamed "Park Place" with all its surface lots and garages and a city hall that blends in by trying very hard to look like a parking garage although it may not be quite that attractive). I think this would help fill in the skyline gap between 777/Burnett and Omni as viewed from 121 or from the southwest.


On the south side of the east end of the street there are a couple of lots. I think the one next to Jennings may be too small, but if I built on the other I'd like to build a companion building on the smaller lot to tie the streetscape in more closely with the buildings to the east. Retail/dining/etc. there would be convenient to the FWCC & Omni.


There is a small windowless building on the northeast corner of the larger lot that might have to be dealt with. Not sure if its part of the physical plant for city hall or what. Or maybe it's the oldest remaining example of small windowless buildings and should be protected. Not much street interaction, if that's important.


There are other lots further to the west that may help the skyline a bit more from some angles, but if you're trying to generate foot traffic they may be a bit too isolated just yet. Skylines are nice and make pretty postcards; compelling street scenes make better ones in my opinion and if I had the money to build a tower I'd have little interest in doing so just to make the skyline prettier.

I'm with my fellow IT professional. :swg: