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Member Since 26 Jun 2012
Offline Last Active Dec 14 2016 11:42 PM

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In Topic: Magnolia Avenue Hotel

09 December 2016 - 04:06 PM

I didn't know there was a "sarcastic font"! :) Always learning something!

In Topic: Magnolia Avenue Hotel

09 December 2016 - 02:14 PM

"I'm not saying this is the case for the hotel, but remember, "all development is good", no matter how it looks, or the quality of the construction." Really?...am I missing sarcasm? I can't imagine ugly, poor quality architecture that people have to live with for decades to come being a good thing.

In Topic: Magnolia Avenue Hotel

09 December 2016 - 11:46 AM

This project is getting a lot of "stink" on the Fairmount Facebook page. The owners want a change in zoning to allow a hotel. The maps are inconsistent to whether the site is within the historic district or not. The hotel will be 6 stories and 138 rooms, not exactly a "boutique hotel" (more the size of the Hilton Garden Inn at Forest Park and that's only 4 floors) and the hotel is situated between the historic Mehl and Schaefer buildings. Henderson is a major intersection w/ Magnolia for traffic in and out of the area and there are concerns for increased traffic. While people acknowledge the city is growing, most are concerned w/ the density of the structure and wish it would happen on 8th or Hemphill. IMHO if the project continues forward as planned the architecture should be impeccable as it sits between 2 historic structures. I know the architect is supposed to be one of the best in Fort Worth, but from personal experience I also know owners usually want the cheapest possible build for max. return....always a dilemma for architects.....this can't be a cheap multicolored, multi-facade, Dryvit structure that I see being built all over south Fort Worth now.

In Topic: 1904 Great house House

01 December 2016 - 11:51 AM

Just saw that WFAA report....very promising....hope it all works out and home is saved!

In Topic: Alexan Summit Apartments (ACH campus)

24 November 2016 - 12:32 AM

Is it this house? I don't see it on the market anymore....also, has historic designation and supposedly first Prairie Style house in Fort Worth being built in 1904.