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mmmdan

Member Since 16 May 2012
Offline Last Active Oct 18 2017 11:26 AM
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In Topic: West 7th Development

18 October 2017 - 10:14 AM

Nobody is getting towed from W. 7th, period.  It was an issue before they put in the pay kiosks, as many of us remember being chased off by rent-a-cops when they realized we were going to Fred's, etc.  But I think it's now a pretty good system...park for free if you visit one of their vendors (and get your ticket validated), pay if not.  Everyone wins, nobody gets towed.

 

People are getting towed.

http://www.star-tele...e168040447.html

 

The very bottom of the signs state that if you do not visit a Crockett Row establishment first then you will be towed.


In Topic: West 7th Development

17 October 2017 - 10:17 AM

 

 

Farrington Field parking is a start to help with the issue , but it is only open after 10pm and only on the weekends. A more permanent solution needs to be found. Also, if people get towed it’s because they don’t pay attention to the signs and/or take a chance when using the Crockett Row garages. If they are towed because they didn’t read the signs then that is their own fault. I have never been towed and I go there all the time.

 
I thought there were reports (possibly cited in this thread) of over-zealous towing companies towing people who were properly parked.

If there have been I haven’t heard about them. I think it was due to parking at Crockett Row garages and then patronizing a non-CR business. I could be wrong though

 

 

All of the issues I have heard of are as rrojas71 described.  The latest big change was that you must visit a Crockett Row business first and they are are watching.  If it looks like you are going somewhere else first, then the towing people get called right away.

 

The previous iteration was that as long as you stopped at a CR establishment at some point and had them validate then you were ok, and you got 2 hours from the time it was validated.


In Topic: FW's Next Area to Revitalize?

29 September 2017 - 10:28 AM

There has also been a small residential townhome development just west of the Walmart store and fronting Southwest Boulevard (just south of Chickering Road).  A new wood-framed building is now under construction at that location.  And a new shopping center is being built abutting the brick wall on the tract northeast of Walmart.  I welcome the new shopping center because it will be closer to where I live than having to drive father distances north or south for my shopping.

 

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If you are talking about the construction in the little development, it is more town homes.  My in-laws happen to live in that development.  It is not fully built-out yet.  I believe there is room for 8 more units.  The developer has been slowly adding units, one building at a time.


In Topic: Tarrant Transit Alliance

27 September 2017 - 11:13 AM

If you are looking at total dollars, even the final rate is a tax increase.  The new lower rate is still bringing in more money on existing property than it did last year.  Of course, individual results will vary based on the amount of increase/decrease of individual properties.

 

http://fortworthtexa.../budget/fy2018/

 

Note that of the total increase in revenue from property taxes, $35,400,918, less than half, $15,826,137 is from new property.

 

For Fort Worth to have taken in the same amount of money from existing properties, that tax rate, known as the Effective Tax Rate  would have to be $0.787766.  http://fortworthtexa.../tax-notice.pdf

 

No matter what, the city is "increasing your taxes."

 

This is where it is very important to be specific when talking about taxes.  There is a big difference between the tax rate and the amount of money generated.  Talking taxes in general, your rate can stay the same, but if the value of what you are being taxed on goes up, then you will pay more in $$.  The taxing entity hasn't technically increased your taxes, but your value, whether it's property, income, whatever, has gone up, causing an increase in $$.  In my opinion, it's a bit disingenuous to call that a tax increase.

 

Really what's increasing your taxes is the fact that all of your new neighbors are willing to pay more $/sq. ft. to live in your neighborhood than you did when you moved in.


In Topic: West 7th Development

27 September 2017 - 10:17 AM

I want to say $10 is kind of pricey for parking, but then again we went to the Stockyards Saturday night and paid exactly that to park in one of the Exchange Street lots.

 

It's a lot cheaper than being towed.   :swg:

 

It takes a lot of space to park a car, and that space is not free.

 

An urban area needs to be concerned with the convenience of its residents, and not have to bend over backwards for the people coming in to visit.