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Doohickie

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#107758 City Place Complex

Posted by Doohickie on Yesterday, 02:17 PM

Not related to City Place directly, but this line in the article gave me pause:

"Motioned unanimously to deny an application for signage installation at a Texas de Brazil restaurant, located at 101 Houston St. due to board members, staff and DRC stating they felt the signage was not what would best represent the business and its needs."

That sounds pretty over-reaching in my opinion. Isn't Texas de Brazil in a much better position to determine what best represents their needs? That's none of the board's business. If they don't want the sign, just say it.

 

Old post, but in rereading it, it strikes me that it might not be Texas de Brazil's business needs they're interested in.  :unsure:




#107755 Public Art

Posted by Doohickie on Yesterday, 02:00 PM

You can tell it's not a Sundance property.  If it were, the Joy Police would be guarding the statue against such intrusions.




#107683 What's happening with the realignment of Harley, demo of the Health Dept....

Posted by Doohickie on 07 December 2017 - 02:32 PM

 

So ban all parking lots.  :glare:

 

 Nothing so radical as that :wacko:; just don't run roads through them.

 

 

I know this post has been sitting here a while, but I really don't see an inherent problem.  When Farrington Field is being used for a game or event I would fully expect cops present to direct traffic if needed.  Have you ever been to an event at American Airlines Center?  All public parking is across the street and cops direct traffic on game days.




#107601 New Isis to be Refurbished??

Posted by Doohickie on 01 December 2017 - 03:34 PM

 

Good news, but this theater seriously needs to drop the unfortunate name.

I want to say no and point out that Isis was a thing long before... You know who.

But there are a lot of very ignorant people in this sta...er, world, and it may wind up changing anyway because of it.

 

 

I'm not so sure the name should stay.  The swastika was an ancient symbol of good luck but it's taboo to use it anymore.  Will memories of the Islamic State linger?  Perhaps.




#107555 Parade of Lights

Posted by Doohickie on 28 November 2017 - 04:27 PM

 

Good chance it will be even earlier next year...


The 18th if everything holds true to form. The cycle resets in 2019 with Thanksgiving being on the 29th, so the parade would move back to the 24th.

Hey, people in my parent's neighborhood had lights on their house the first full week of November.

 

 

Thanksgiving will be on the 28th in 2019.


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#107469 What's happening with the realignment of Harley, demo of the Health Dept....

Posted by Doohickie on 24 November 2017 - 11:04 PM

So ban all parking lots.  :glare:




#107465 What's happening with the realignment of Harley, demo of the Health Dept....

Posted by Doohickie on 24 November 2017 - 03:01 PM

And I think you're overreacting.




#107440 Dream Vision/Celebrate Fort Worth June 1st

Posted by Doohickie on 22 November 2017 - 11:21 AM

The irony of quoting a post with a beating a dead horse gif two years after it was posted...




#107417 Tarleton State University plans 80-acre campus in Far SW FW

Posted by Doohickie on 21 November 2017 - 10:54 AM

Also good examples, but I cited NCHS because it's more recent.




#107397 Hemphill/Lamar/Taylor Connector project ?

Posted by Doohickie on 20 November 2017 - 08:46 AM

I wish I understood why this project is so important when there are 2 other perfectly functional connections less than a half mile away. It is costing a fortune, far more than originally projected, and I would bet that a portion of that money would be more than enough to remodel and beautify the connections at Jennings and Main.


And Henderson, for that matter.


#107323 American Airways hangar at Meacham Field

Posted by Doohickie on 15 November 2017 - 11:20 AM

Supersonic flight across U.S. could be legal by next year
https://www.cnbc.com...-next-year.html

 

Yep, and the Boom Supersonic jetliner will land at a specially constructed runway at DreamVision Fort Worth!




#107311 T&P Warehouse Redevelopment

Posted by Doohickie on 14 November 2017 - 03:19 PM

I would think it would be along the lines of if Cleopatra couldn't pay taxes, the city could seize the property for back taxes.  If they cannot meet basic code, can the city similarly seize the property?  I honestly don't know.  If so, a threat of seizure may force Cleopatra's hand to sell the property.

 

Edit:  Another thought- If Cleopatra bought the property as an investment with no intention of redeveloping it, the city could force the sale by fining them for non-compliance, thus tarnishing the investment and exerting pressure on Cleopatra to sell it.  Could the city also pester them with lawsuits?




#107233 Fort Worth Daily Digital

Posted by Doohickie on 10 November 2017 - 10:27 AM

Looking SW along 121?  NW along 287?  Looks like it's an angled highway judging by the street grid.




#107199 Amazon in search of 2nd headquarters

Posted by Doohickie on 09 November 2017 - 12:01 PM

My comment is actually on topic (in that it mentions Amazon).  Yours, on the other hand, is more meta-discussion.




#107189 Amazon in search of 2nd headquarters

Posted by Doohickie on 09 November 2017 - 10:16 AM

That's okay, Amazon's not coming here anyway.