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#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.

#107600 New Will Rogers Arena

Posted by JBB on 01 December 2017 - 03:10 PM

The temporary support for the roof on the north end of the building went up yesterday.

#107580 DFW Airport Projects

Posted by JBB on 29 November 2017 - 10:18 AM

Color me impressed that a government body actually recognizes that they need to perform and set aside money for preventative maintenance on a heavily used piece of infrastructure. They typically wait until things are in such bad shape that they're a safety risk and no money is available for anything.

#107547 Parade of Lights

Posted by JBB on 28 November 2017 - 11:15 AM

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.

#107541 Parade of Lights

Posted by JBB on 28 November 2017 - 10:31 AM

It was on the 19th. I agree that it "feels" better in December, but if attendance isn't hurting by moving it up, I'm not sure that would be reason enough to move it again.

#107536 Parade of Lights

Posted by JBB on 28 November 2017 - 09:49 AM

The tree lighting and the parade were separate events this year. I haven't heard that attendance at the parade has suffered the least from moving the date up. It was wall-to-wall people when I went last year. It helps that most schools are out the week of Thanksgiving and the event is still happening on a non school night.

#107521 TEX Rail project

Posted by JBB on 27 November 2017 - 09:28 PM

I make a regular run through Colleyville, Southlake, and Grapevine every Monday to take my daughter to an after school activity and I did it for the first time in several weeks today.  There's been a ton of progress on changing out ties and rail from Grapevine south into Colleyville.   I only saw one short stretch near Grapevine High School where wood ties remained.

#107515 The Worth Residences (24 floors)

Posted by JBB on 27 November 2017 - 08:53 PM

I read the article on my phone earlier and it's behind the paywall now, but there was something in there about a 10 or 11 unit townhome project in the area that's under construction and a mention of another high rise project with an announcement after the first of the year.  


johnfwd - Sorry for my less than cordial reply this morning.  I was rolling out of bed with the beginnings of a sinus infection and got a little punchy behind the keyboard.  That wasn't my intent.