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#106339 East Loop 820 and Hwy 121 Expansion

Posted by elpingüino on 01 October 2017 - 08:48 PM

What about the only two lanes in each direction from 20 to just south of 30  :-\

That section of 820 (most of it) is part of a separate project called the Southeast Connector. There are details in the powerpoint on this page.


#106312 East Loop 820 and Hwy 121 Expansion

Posted by elpingüino on 30 September 2017 - 06:56 PM

Here is the new plan for the East Loop 820 and Hwy 121 Expansion.

From Randol Mill north to Trinity Blvd, 820 will add three free lanes in each direction (five total, from two currently).

From Trinity north to the 820/183/121 split, it will add one free lane and one toll lane in each direction.

The last mile or so of Hwy 121 before it merges with 820 will also get a toll lane in each direction.

There will be a open house this Thursday. http://www.txdot.gov...rth/100517.html

#106102 Haltom City Revitalization

Posted by elpingüino on 25 September 2017 - 07:11 AM

Corrected link: https://www.facebook.../haltomtheater/

#104853 Tavolo Park (Pate Ranch) in SW FW

Posted by elpingüino on 12 August 2017 - 09:46 PM

According to the market/demographic analysis for Chisholm Trail Ranch, a separate development, the Kroger at Tavolo Park will open in February 2019. http://www.edge-re.c...anch_Aerial.pdf

#104465 Far South: Southgate Marketplace

Posted by elpingüino on 26 July 2017 - 08:11 PM

A new development is going in at the southeast corner of FM 1187 and I-35W, near Crowley and Burleson but within FW city limits. Cheddars, Old Chicago, Longhorn Steakhouse, Golds Gym, a number of medium big-box stores, and "grocery anchor under contract."

#104324 Waterside (LMRA property being developed by Trademark)

Posted by elpingüino on 18 July 2017 - 07:36 AM

Bentley's, the excellent hot dog/crepes restaurant on Magnolia, is opening in Waterside. It's between Piattello and Steel City Pops on the developer's master plan.

#103961 downtown of yesteryear

Posted by elpingüino on 27 June 2017 - 06:44 AM

A full caption for this photo is in the Jack White Collection on Fort Worth Architecture:



#103905 Mixed use at NE corner of Main & Pennsylvania

Posted by elpingüino on 23 June 2017 - 12:43 PM

Taco Taco! I see that the graphic artist shares my hopes that my favorite restaurant in San Antonio will open an outpost in FW.


(Yes, I realize it's placeholder text)






#103894 Fort Worth's most expensive buildings

Posted by elpingüino on 23 June 2017 - 08:43 AM

I don't actually feel as though the TCC TRV Campus is "brutal"; it actually has a serene feeling about it.  The staggering cost is most definitely brutal.


It's a common misconception - I too thought this for a long time - that "brutalism" is related to the English word "brutal."


The excellent blog Greater Greater Washington explains it well: "The term originated in French, where 'brut' means wild, rough, or unfinished: brut Champagnes haven’t been sweetened with added sugar. ... [Modernist architect] Corbusier left his concrete structures 'brut,' thus inspiring 'Brutalism.'” So in this case, we're referring to the TCC campus' architectural style and materials.

#103020 Dallas Area Development

Posted by elpingüino on 11 May 2017 - 06:45 AM

Jasno, welcome to the forum, and thank you for taking the time to fill us in on the news from Dallas. I find it very interesting.

#102702 UNTHSC - Master Plan

Posted by elpingüino on 29 April 2017 - 12:34 PM

First floor complete, second floor framing underway: 




Retweeted by UNTHSC: https://twitter.com/...957772926869505

#102589 shipping container offices

Posted by elpingüino on 24 April 2017 - 07:44 AM

Article in today's Dallas Morning News: Fort Worth builder thinks outside the box with new office project



#102137 Hyatt House

Posted by elpingüino on 05 April 2017 - 11:29 AM

  Are we to understand that this project is headed to Fort Worth?




Yes, the HRGA page (click on the picture) labels the project as Fort Worth.

#101751 River District news

Posted by elpingüino on 20 March 2017 - 10:30 AM

Austin is correct. Fort Worth Magazine expands on the Heims' reasoning: Heim No Longer Opening at Former Thurber Mingus Spot

#101594 River District news

Posted by elpingüino on 10 March 2017 - 04:33 PM

Austin, where are you hearing this? Just curious, because Heim was pretty definitive on the location when they went public with it (link to Facebook announcement), in contrast with intentionally not being definitive about the opening date.