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Fort Worthology

Member Since 02 Feb 2006
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#107553 Hotels?

Posted by Fort Worthology on 28 November 2017 - 03:44 PM

Where would you propose to move the Water Department and the other offices that are in the building?  There is also a movement to restore the sign, which is landmarked along with the building.


If they moved anywhere, I'd hope they wouldn't leave downtown. I definitely don't support the blanket removal of city offices from downtown for private redevelopment opportunities. Maintaining civic function in the walkable heart of the city is important, IMHO.

#107507 Fort Worth Daily Digital

Posted by Fort Worthology on 27 November 2017 - 02:24 PM

That is a real Alien vs. Predator situation there - whoever wins, we lose.


Seriously though, I prefer City Hall over the AT&T building. City Hall at least feels like it's trying to make some kind of coherent statement, even if it's not a particularly good one.

#107497 Trinity Railway Express

Posted by Fort Worthology on 27 November 2017 - 10:02 AM

TRE's TOD has been terrible. Centerport has a lot of development, but not transit oriented. Irving station is pretty pathetic as well.

Grapevine and NRH seem to be ambitious, as does the Berry St station, but the remainder aren't showing much promise.


Commuter rail that comes so infrequently doesn't generate much in the way of TOD anywhere that I've seen.

#107495 Mixed-use project at Magnolia & May

Posted by Fort Worthology on 27 November 2017 - 09:56 AM

I really quite like this development for what it is, based on the renderings (wrote a bit about it in my most recent FW Weekly post). I appreciate something bringing us a blast of color that isn't the typical set of tones used in Fort Worth.

#107360 T&P Warehouse Redevelopment

Posted by Fort Worthology on 17 November 2017 - 09:57 AM



I genuinely hope I'm wrong, though.

#107359 "Fort Worth": Going, going...gone?

Posted by Fort Worthology on 17 November 2017 - 09:50 AM

I am, obviously, biased in this regard, but the ongoing corporate takeovers (and scrubbing of local identities) of so many big daily papers drives home the importance of alternative, locally-owned & locally-focused papers like the Weekly.


(And the Star-Telegram still does good work, but their editorial voice is decidedly disconnected from a Fort Worth perspective.)

#107292 T&P Warehouse Redevelopment

Posted by Fort Worthology on 14 November 2017 - 10:55 AM

I've long believed that as long as Cleopatra Inc. owns the building, nothing of any significance will happen with it anytime soon. None of the recent news dissuades me from that belief.


They've owned it for 20 years, and this is all that there is to show for it.

#107068 Amazon in search of 2nd headquarters

Posted by Fort Worthology on 03 November 2017 - 09:32 AM



Amazon built an entire campus around rail-based transit and funded improvements to that transit

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#106824 TCU's massive campus transformation continues

Posted by Fort Worthology on 23 October 2017 - 09:17 AM

Welcome back!


Thanks, JBB! I figure that since I'm involved in city goings-on again (in a different capacity this time) I could pop in to help when I can. :)

#106822 TCU's massive campus transformation continues

Posted by Fort Worthology on 23 October 2017 - 09:07 AM

Does anyone know or understand what the current requested zoning overlay is requested by TCU? 


I couldn't find any information on it other than there is a zoning request by TCU and neighbors felt it was too vague so it was continued.  Curious what area it covers and what it might mean they have planned.




The portion of the Zoning Commission public meeting pertaining to TCU's case can be viewed here (assuming this link works right): http://fortworthgov....&meta_id=327891


I do not have firsthand knowledge of the statements on this case as I recused myself due to also being employed by TCU, but hopefully the meeting video will help in some way.

#93535 The Image of Fort Worth

Posted by Fort Worthology on 18 September 2015 - 08:00 AM




If we could only have identified one or two of the "lot of other things"; then we could have a debate about its or their worth to some end.



Yeah, it's not like we have been talking about this for years with people bringing up several examples before.  Clearly, I have to do that in my one single post, which apparently exists in a vacuum.  Because I did not identify anything specifically, it is clear nobody else has, and thus my point is invalid.

#93515 The Image of Fort Worth

Posted by Fort Worthology on 17 September 2015 - 08:16 AM

I can't speak for anybody but myself, but I don't mind using the Stockyards/cowboys/ranching thing as part of our identity and marketing at all.  It's a thing, after all.  My problem is that the yee-haw let's all be cowboys ridin' and ropin' thing seems to be about 98% of all of our marketing efforts, to the exclusion of a lot of other things we could get out into the world that are just as much, if not more, a part of the city as that one element.

#93467 Skyscraper Ideas (Somewhat on hiatus...)

Posted by Fort Worthology on 14 September 2015 - 03:36 PM

I think that's a shame.  I love the old, cool rooftop signs (like the Dickie's sign) and I loved the Landmark Tower clock, the blue flame sign, etc.  I knew of both the existing rooftop ban and the upcoming further restrictions and feel a little sad about it.

#93386 The Image of Fort Worth

Posted by Fort Worthology on 09 September 2015 - 08:34 AM

Speaking of "the image of Fort Worth" - I remember seeing this billboard in Austin when I was last down there to play a show.  Now, I can only speak for myself, but I find this utterly cringe-inducing.



#93325 Shipping & Receiving's Birthday Bash

Posted by Fort Worthology on 04 September 2015 - 10:10 AM

Something of a milestone for South Main Village in the Near Southside - one of the original pioneering businesses in the neighborhood, Shipping & Receiving, is celebrating its 2nd birthday this weekend.  Tonight and tomorrow is the official birthday celebration, a big showcase of local bands. Sunday they've got another major show - of Montreal, the indie-famed psych group, is coming to town.  


I'll be performing Saturday at 3:00 PM with my noise pop band, Missing Sibling, so come say hi.