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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.