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#104204 The View of Fort Worth at Northside & 35

Posted by AndyN on 11 July 2017 - 11:17 AM


1000 year event? Don't think I've ever seen that indicated before, but that's a much better situation than a 100 year event. Haven't we had some 500 year events in the past 10 years?

Still have to design for it. I don't think this area has seen anything close to a 500 in quite some time. A couple of years ago, when a lot of the areas were flooding the measurement location just upstream peaked at 7 tenths below the 100' elevation.


*edit* I don't even think it was over a 500 year event when Montgomery Wards was under water.


All of the occupied spaces are 2' above the project flood elevation established by the Corps of engineers. That's about 12' above the 100 year elevation.



Maybe I am thinking of Midland. I'm pretty sure someone has had a 500 in the last 10 years.


They must be getting a map revision, because you normally can't build in the floodway and I'd say a majority of their site is solidly in the floodway, much less the 100 year floodplain. This is a curious project for me. 




Of course, these conditions are pre-bypass channel and downstream Gateway park storage, etc. I wonder how much of their engineering relies on the Panther Island Project being completed.

#104108 Talbott-Wall House 915 Samuels Avenue

Posted by AndyN on 07 July 2017 - 08:08 AM

This house just got set down in the middle of 13+ acres (at least 10 houses by my count) that are currently up for sale and prime candidates for demolition and redevelopment. I'd say that is moving from the fire into the frying pan.

#104007 2017 Forum Meetings - Last Friday of the Month 11:45

Posted by AndyN on 30 June 2017 - 01:32 PM

Decent turnout. My sincere apologies to my coworker, Robert Allen, who is just past the left edge of the picture.



#103946 Chase putting whole city block up for sale

Posted by AndyN on 26 June 2017 - 09:41 AM

I don't think the price of natural gas could support the cost to put in a well at this time. The price per square foot for surface would be prohibitive to putting a pad at this location. Much cheaper to drill from an established pad and is within reach of the Westgate Well just south of the T&P Warehouse/Star Telegram Warehouse.


Looks like core samples for development design.

#103908 Central Tourism District

Posted by AndyN on 23 June 2017 - 01:01 PM

I see entertainment and hospitality as falling under the general category of "business". Unless it becomes >50+% residential, CBD seems appropriate and a term understood by most people, No need to introduce a neologism and start confusing people.

#103584 High Speed Rail - Texas

Posted by AndyN on 09 June 2017 - 12:37 PM

How's that for post moderation?


I think this HSR thread is appropriate place to discuss the Fort Worth-Dallas line.as it is not necessarily part of the TCR project. We can adjust as needed.

#103465 TRWD 2013

Posted by AndyN on 02 June 2017 - 04:16 PM

The term fake news is a trendy neologism and has nothing to do with my political affiliations. You seem to be getting your facts wrong. Constantly. The effort to replace the water board incumbents was backed by supporters of all stripes and affiliations. Lon Burnham was one of the people who lost their election to voter fraud and he is no tea party republican.


Looking forward to the first warrants in Tarrant county.


Prosecutors in Dallas have issued an arrest warrant relating to the vote harvesting fraud: https://www.dallasne...oter-fraud-case

#103352 TRWD 2013

Posted by AndyN on 29 May 2017 - 11:11 AM

Here's your nothing burger. You want fries with that?



They may be focusing on Dallas, but the fraudulently elected politicians he refers to are all in Fort Worth and Tarrant County. Elections were stolen, including the TRWD and if you're ok with that, then we have nothing more to discuss.

#103326 TRWD 2013

Posted by AndyN on 26 May 2017 - 10:15 AM

Blake Woodard's commentary pretty much sums it up. 


Thank you, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and TRWD GM Jim Oliver, for acknowledging that the fight with Monty Bennett was Dallas' fight and not Fort Worth's fight. All this talk in the paper and in campaign mailers about Bennett's blocking Fort Worth water was Fake News. The truth is that Bennett was the only obstacle keeping Dallas from gaining access to Fort Worth's water.

The Integrated Pipeline (IPL) largely benefits Dallas. Dallas wanted to build a pipeline across Bennett's land, because Big D has no pipeline to its Lake Palestine in far east Texas. According to TRWD's own engineers, the litigated section of pipeline may never benefit Fort Worth, because it's headed too far in the wrong direction.

The IPL provides NO new water to Fort Worth, as it adds NO Fort Worth lakes. To the contrary, it might take water from Fort Worth: The IPL gives Dallas a big fat pipeline to Fort Worth's Cedar Creek and Richland Chambers Reservoirs, which require much less energy for pumping to Dallas than would Palestine.

Your Tarrant Regional Water District board agreed to share the cost of this $2.3 billion project, plus share millions of dollars in needless litigation costs over Dallas’ pipeline to Palestine, AND give Dallas access to our water. What did TRWD get in return? Pipeline redundancy and control of the construction and its lucrative contracts.

Now you can see why the three victorious candidates in this year's TRWD board election indirectly received about 400% more Dallas money than Mary Kelleher, including a $20,000 contribution from the Dallas Citizens Club, which alone is about equal to Mary's total fundraising this election cycle. That's right: The Dallas Citizens Club was one of the largest indirect donors to the winning TRWD directors' campaigns.

Dallas’ future depends on the IPL, and Dallas' business community wanted Dallas-friendly directors on the TRWD board. Team Dallas won this year's TRWD board race bigtime: Now all five sitting members of the TRWD board were financed by the Our Water Our Future PAC, which has raised much of its money from Dallas in the last two election cycles. That a lot of Dallas control over Fort Worth's water.

Congratulations, Dallas Mayor Rawlings. You are going to get your pipeline to Lake Palestine and your permanent access to Fort Worth’s water.

#103313 TRWD 2013

Posted by AndyN on 25 May 2017 - 04:52 PM

Apparently, here's what money gets you. 



#103237 TRWD 2013

Posted by AndyN on 23 May 2017 - 10:21 PM

Your arguments are laughable, but I understand your fear. I think the major failing of social media is that we have lost personal contact. For all of the failures of the TRWD, I still love fort worth. I would encourage you to reach out and get to know people that you politically disagree with. I'm pretty sure we all want the best for our city. We just don't need to be ****** to get there. I just helped moved a house today. What did you do to make Fort Worth better?

#103114 TRWD 2013

Posted by AndyN on 16 May 2017 - 10:45 PM

So, rather than address the allegations, you turn it back on me as a losing candidate? Is that not the definition of a weak argument/ad hominem attack? I will take that as your tacit approval of the way the TRWD board approves of nepotism, cronyism and corruption. You need say no more.


As for "nothing burger"?! Don, really?! you sound like a fox news reporter defending president trump. I was going to say that your opinion was worthless because you didn't even look at the compelling evidence for the vote fraud that I linked to, but that was actually renamerusk, so I'll give you a pass on that one. But I hope you have watched the video and can come up with a better response than nothingburgers. 

#103027 Domain at the Bluff (10.8 Acres/353 Unit Multi-family)

Posted by AndyN on 11 May 2017 - 10:04 AM

Demolition of the stucco house at the northwest corner of Locust and Samuels has begun in earnest. The Garvey Viehl house restoration has begun and the Talbott Wall house has had it's roof decorations removed and is partly set on steel i-beams in preparation for its relocation.

#103026 Gem on Samuels Ave. - The Garvey House

Posted by AndyN on 11 May 2017 - 10:01 AM

When I drove by this property yesterday evening, I noticed that the house has been encircled with scaffolding and work has begun. I did not get a picture.

#102901 TRWD 2013

Posted by AndyN on 08 May 2017 - 04:28 PM

The winners took HUNDREDS of thousands of dollars from Dallas donors compared to that 1 businessman's donation of around $6,000. Why are the other Dallas donors so generous to the incumbents and their chosen replacements? Is altruism? I doubt it. The losers were out spent 15 to 1. It's all in the campaign finance reports.


Now we can continue with what I believe are improper handouts to developers, employment of relatives Like Granger's son and Oliver's nephew (among others) and the cronyism, like hiring Whitley's accounting firm for TRWD contracts after he went out on the stump for the incumbents. It's the Fort Worth way.


Maybe the investigation into the vote fraud from the last election will get some legs now that they are finding it in Dallas County too.