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#107868 Neil P Anderson building converted to condos

Posted by JBB on Yesterday, 04:05 PM

That is sweet. Too bad it won't be open to the public.

#107866 Economic Development Plan

Posted by JBB on Yesterday, 03:45 PM

Re: the school thing.  I'm not saying it's not an issue, but look at DISD.  It has been a disaster for decades, and yet the core of Dallas is thriving (with regards to office construction and jobs).  Schools are certainly a reason why Frisco/Plano has taken off, but they're not the reason why Dallas is kicking FW's tail in white collar job growth.

I forgot to reply to this the other day, but this is an excellent point. Schools are an issue, but the problem is so much deeper than that.

The current ethics debacle going on with FWISD's board is probably worthy of its own topic. It's probably a good thing that the local media outside of the Star Telegram has left it alone since blaming the repeal of the strict policy on it being on the consent agenda makes the board look stupid and being so reluctant to pass another makes them looks like backwoods hillbillies.

#107863 Convention Center Arena Study

Posted by JBB on Yesterday, 03:11 PM

Dang it. LOL.

#107859 Convention Center Arena Study

Posted by JBB on Yesterday, 03:01 PM

The Airtrans cars, if any of them haven't been scrapped or turned over to museums, are closing in on 45 years old and haven't operated in more than a decade. I think a line like that is an interesting idea that would be better served by a new system using modern technology.

#107831 Western Center Tower III

Posted by JBB on 13 December 2017 - 10:16 PM

They were named by the original owner and constructed before Western Center Blvd. ever existed.  I believe it was Watauga Road or Watauga-Smithfield Road back then.

#107820 What's happening with the realignment of Harley, demo of the Health Dept....

Posted by JBB on 13 December 2017 - 12:12 PM

Connecting the extension to Foch takes away the direct connection to Lancaster and dumps all of the traffic into a congested area. I know part of the point of it is to connect with the W. 7th neighborhood, but another benefit is to provide a bypass of the Lancaster-University neighborhood.

#107818 TCU's massive campus transformation continues

Posted by JBB on 13 December 2017 - 11:58 AM

And now a plan to build over some parking.  TCU is planning a new facility for the music school that includes a concert hall:


#107816 Western Center Tower III

Posted by JBB on 13 December 2017 - 11:36 AM

Wright was a Democrat.  Chiles was a staunch conservative and put a lot of effort into getting Wright out of Congress.

#107798 Modern Streetcar Dead

Posted by JBB on 12 December 2017 - 09:26 PM

It's interesting that one of the projects that the city said they needed to concentrate on in lieu of streetcars, the commuter line that became TEX Rail, is still at best a year from completion 7 years later.  I went back and couldn't find what the projected completion date was at that time, but I bet it wasn't late-2018 or 2019.  

#107716 Aerial animations of FW growth

Posted by JBB on 08 December 2017 - 05:23 PM

Post it here. Or surprise us.

#107676 AC Marriott hotel @ 5th and Main

Posted by JBB on 06 December 2017 - 10:40 PM

I'm starting to wonder if Mr. Campbell, representative for a major private stakeholder in downtown, has any business being on the TIF board or DDRB.  As usual, rename beat us to the punch on that one.

#107662 "Local" radio in financial trouble

Posted by JBB on 06 December 2017 - 11:03 AM

Cumulus also owns The Ticket, which I've always heard is one of the most financially successful stations in the country - local shows for more than 15 hours a day on weekdays.  I believe WBAP is local for 6 hours a day or so.  I grew up listening to WBAP with my dad in their heyday in '80s.  I might have been the only 12 year old in the world that fell asleep at night listening to Bill Mack's trucking show.

#107645 General Worth Square

Posted by JBB on 05 December 2017 - 09:11 AM

I don't think that 9th should be closed for the same reason as John's, but I would be interested in some type of set up that allows for Main to be closed for events in the square.

#107632 General Worth Square

Posted by JBB on 04 December 2017 - 05:39 PM

I picture the square being tied into whatever happens to the north end of the convention center the same way the Water Gardens were tied into the south end expansion.

#107620 901 Commerce St. - High-rise Mixed Use

Posted by JBB on 04 December 2017 - 09:09 AM

Just skimming the thread on that building, the only hard news mention in the entire thread is the article linked in the first post.  Top that with the fact that it has gone before the design review board and I would say it isn't mentioned because it isn't really official yet.  Just a guess.