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elpingüino

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#108065 Tavolo Park (Pate Ranch) in SW FW

Posted by elpingüino on 26 December 2017 - 10:15 PM

A while back I signed up for email updates about Tavolo Park. I recently received one that says they're on track for a Spring 2018 grand opening.

"We can't give you too many details yet, but let's just say this place will come with an extra helping of neighborly fun. Think bocce courts, a fabulous swimming pool, cabanas and a beer garden. Yes, we said beer garden."


#108063 Speaking of Arlington

Posted by elpingüino on 26 December 2017 - 09:50 PM

Arlington Commons broke ground recently. Over 1,000 units are planned. Relatively urban looking design, Arlington doing some nice things. 
 
http://www.virtualbx...on-commons.html


The front page of today's Star-Telegram had a big update about Arlington Commons.

"How luxury apartments with really cool views could revive an Arlington neighborhood" http://www.star-tele...e191585539.html

Opening in April, 48 tenants already booked.


#108061 TEX Rail project

Posted by elpingüino on 26 December 2017 - 09:28 PM

I believe you're referring to Elkhorn Union. Here's the thread: http://www.fortworth...?showtopic=6525
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#107808 Confederate Memorials and Names

Posted by elpingüino on 13 December 2017 - 08:03 AM

Jefferson Davis Park is officially renamed Parque Unidad. Star Telegram report on the City Council vote: http://www.star-tele...e189469449.html The signage might still take a while to reflect the change.

(Speaking of renaming, could we have this thread changed to a label that describes the broader topic please? Took me a while to find it)


#107268 TCU's massive campus transformation continues

Posted by elpingüino on 11 November 2017 - 03:30 PM

I think I've mentioned this before, but I'd like to see TEXRail focus on getting the southern leg done in segments. With the northern half, the main focus was always DFW too Downtown. With the Southern leg, there's not really much going on beyond TCU. It's only about 4 miles from the Berry Station too T&P station, but the two stops both have prime opportunity for TOD and are already fairly dense and I believe could support decent ridership. Connecting 3 of the biggest urban neighborhoods would really make a lot of sense to me... I'd like to see it done ASAP. 

 

Replied on the TEX Rail thread: http://www.fortwortharchitecture.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=4787&p=107267 

 

TCU is now about 45% out of state students.  Many of these students do not bring a car, at least for the first year.  5% of the students are from other countries.  All of them depend on friends if they want to leave the immediate area.  It is a shame there is not a trolley/light rail service going down University Dr. connecting the school with West 7th and downtown.  I think it would be a well used route. At least an extension of rail down 8th Ave. to Berry would be helpful.

I was skeptical of the statement that many TCU students don't have a car, but I stand corrected. According to this TCU360 article, in 2015 there were only 2,375 student parking passes issued, out of a total enrollment of roughly 10,000. That's probably not precisely equal to the number of students with cars - there are probably some who live close enough that they can walk to campus and don't need a parking permit - but still, that's much fewer than I expected.

 

I am interested in the idea that FWISD could create campuses (10-12 grades) that are curriculum tailored to areas of study that prepares students for non-collegiate careers as is done in Germany; and a campus that would prepare students for going on to college if that is there desire.

 

Replied on the STEM & VPA thread: http://www.fortwortharchitecture.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=5393#entry107265 




#107265 STEM & VPA: Fort Worth ISD

Posted by elpingüino on 11 November 2017 - 03:23 PM

I am interested in the idea that FWISD could create campuses (10-12 grades) that are curriculum tailored to areas of study that prepares students for non-collegiate careers as is done in Germany; and a campus that would prepare students for going on to college if that is there desire.

 

I agree with you, rename. This is a great idea, and FWISD is already implementing it. The Gold Seal Schools Programs of Choice allow students to go to specific campuses to focus on studies for specific careers, similar to a college major. Many of the subjects are for vocational careers that don't require four-year college, such as automotive, culinary and firefighting.

 

(I thought this thread would be the best place to continue this discussion since the I.M. Terrell Academy for STEM and VPA is one of the Gold Seal Schools.)




#106855 Tarleton State University plans 80-acre campus in Far SW FW

Posted by elpingüino on 24 October 2017 - 05:46 PM

Maybe the plan all along was that a new road built for the campus would span the Parkway, and Old Granbury will dump into that road on either side of the bridge.


Page 89 of the master plan provides more details on the road configuration. When classes begin in 2019, there won't be a direct connection to Chisholm Trail and traffic will have to use the McPherson exit. But eventually a interchange will be built for Stewart Feltz Road.


#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.

http://www.txdot.gov...-connector.html


#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."
http://www.vistaprop...arketplace.html


#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:

 

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#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)

 

 

 

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