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#108966 Austin55' fiddlin around.

Posted by Jeriat on 14 February 2018 - 10:41 PM

I still say the Landmark Tower site was the perfect location for such a skyscraper.

Unfortunately, the developers/city didn't think about that... 

#108901 Austin55' fiddlin around.

Posted by Jeriat on 11 February 2018 - 09:41 AM

I feel like we seriously need a tower with a crown or spire or triangle top at some point.. 

#108880 Museum Place

Posted by Jeriat on 10 February 2018 - 02:16 AM

 I've heard Renovo is looking for another site in FW, glad that we haven't completely run them off.


Lancaster Corridor... Magnolia... ITC (or "Metro Center") surface lots... Sundance Lot... if it were about 5-8 years into the future, Panther Island... 


Along West 7th:
- replace Enterprise Rent-A-Car and surface lot behind it
- replace the strip mall on the Northeast corner of Univ. & 7th
- build on top of the old "Into the West" site... maybe keep half the building and incorporate it into the new hotel... make it a highrise of at least 15 floors. 
- build on the abandoned "Backwoods" site, use that entire section of the property, build up to the sidewalk while having a stacked, multi-level parking garage base and ground floor retail

#108878 Trinity River Vision

Posted by Jeriat on 09 February 2018 - 10:42 PM

If the end product of the TRV is a district that can compete with SA's RiverWalk.

Then, yes, the price is worth it.


Ours will have a minor league ballpark ready... it will more than compete with San Antonio.

#108792 The T's new Master Plan

Posted by Jeriat on 07 February 2018 - 09:28 PM

BTW here's the logo they seem to have settled on




Just going out on a limb and saying that the three triangles represent "Trinity" which form an "M" in the negative space.

If that's the case, it's clever... but I think they should have gone with something more dynamic and relate-able to transit. This looks like a logo for a law firm or something. 

#108749 A redone Henderson, Lancaster and I30 interchange.

Posted by Jeriat on 05 February 2018 - 06:09 PM

Still thinking about this


Current condition




Visual without any ramps




The county recently purchased a full block for $6.18M. ST mentioned this as being a competitive price for a DT block. A block is about 1 acre, so DT land is roughly $6M per acre. The land that could be reclaimed by removing or relocating ramps is 22 acres. Assuming this land is 1/3 the value of lots closer to the core, $4M per acre, the potential return on selling the all land is $88M, likely enough to repay the capital costs of moving the ramps. 


Currently this 22 acres, owned mostly by TXdot, generates no revenue. A few blocks north of this site is the Henderson Apartments. They were constructed in 1998, a basic style common around dense areas. In 2017 the property had an appraised value of $29.5M, paying $696k in property taxes. The property is 3 acres, dividing out to $232k per acre. Assuming  75% (16.5 acres) of land under the ramps gets developed in similar fashion the potential yearly property tax revenue is $3.83M per year from the entire site. This is based on a 20 years old building. West 7th's property tax per acre is nearing $1M per acre, so those numbers could be higher.


Ripe with opportunity... 

#108723 The T's new Master Plan

Posted by Jeriat on 02 February 2018 - 06:08 PM

A couple of *really* interesting agenda items on a special meeting called.




Schwager Davis seems to be into the development of peoplemovers and monorails... Could Fort Worth be looking into such a system? 




Oh no...


#108646 The T's new Master Plan

Posted by Jeriat on 29 January 2018 - 11:47 PM

"The T" is no longer the name, evidently rebranding to "Trinity Metro"




#108589 Museum Place

Posted by Jeriat on 28 January 2018 - 05:44 PM

I think I'd rather live in El Paso or Shreveport than Dallas, Houston or Austin.


But I'd still rather this city build and have the mentality of the latter three than the first two. 
(...well, I take that back. Even El Paso has been trying to get its streetcar back.)

#108574 Museum Place

Posted by Jeriat on 27 January 2018 - 01:18 PM


Did ya'll see the newest renderings?




Thought it looked fine... Something will get built here. I guess this is a chance to get something even better than what was planned.


Sorta has a budget Richard Meier look to me



Whatever goes up on that site better be mind blowingly amazing, otherwise I'll be even more pissed about this than I am now. 

#108460 I-35W to be expanded north of Downtown

Posted by Jeriat on 23 January 2018 - 07:36 PM

I honest-to-God thought there were going to be 3-4 lanes on each side with tolls... not basically just taking what we had and just putting a toll in the middle of it. 

#108094 2315 N. Main

Posted by Jeriat on 29 December 2017 - 05:37 PM

Additional renderings Source






That looks MUCH better...

#108053 Old rendering of built and unbuilt buildings.

Posted by Jeriat on 25 December 2017 - 06:56 PM

Oh geez my first post got wrecked by photobucket. I'll work on restoring what I can.


Here's one I found in an old city economic study for a convention center hotel. Instead, we got the Omni. I think that turned out well.




This would be nice... in Arlington... or Frisco... or Plano... or Irving... 

Long story, short: I'm glad we got what we got. 

#108022 Economic Development Plan

Posted by Jeriat on 21 December 2017 - 10:52 PM

I don't get why people think trying to improve basic necessities of what EVERY major city has is "trying to be like Dallas"... Dallas ain't the only other city in the world, you know. 

#107747 Western Center Tower III

Posted by Jeriat on 11 December 2017 - 12:39 AM


... The top floor will contain a residence.


Am I only one that thinks having a residence on the top floor strange, particular in this locale?



I'm questioning that, as well.

Outside of the smaller apartments in the surrounding area, it wouldn't seem that would be a high-rise apartment type of neighborhood.