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.
Is this not just a remodeling of the existing gas station/strip mall building at the corner, next to the theater? It doesn't appear from the site plan in that image that the theater is involved in any way.
In 11 years, Fort Worth will probably have a population in excess of one million; a significantly larger downtown area; and a brand-new Will Rogers Coliseum that can host all the grandiose rodeo and other sports activities to boot. And by then no one will remember the world championship events at the AA Center in Dallas.
I was referring more to a thread that's been dead 11 years being resurrected because, reasons, I guess.
I don't think that's what Urb meant. Buildings are not only pedestrian-friendly for their users - they are for their surroundings as well. You can design any sort of hospital/medical building you might need and make it work with the neighborhood instead of being a fortress that doesn't engage the streets.
The Rosedale location, while not exactly ideal in some ways, at least got some concessions from them to build the building up on the corner with a street-facing entrance, so kudos to them for playing ball. I wish the North Main one had been similarly designed.
Or they could have just used siding all over, which I think actually would have looked better and higher-quality despite not being as "realtor fancy." Every time I see a house with just a front veneer of brick I think it looks cheaper/chintzier than if they'd just used siding on all sides.
That's ugly as all get-out. I guess Bob Simpson took all of XTO's taste with him when he left.
It's also regrettable that the current state of things is "replace 30 story building with parking lot and eventual garage," but then downtown FW already has this uneasy tension between "trying to be a better downtown" and "trying to placate commuters with things that are actively harmful to downtowns" since we can't build even half-decent transit.
John, that Static post isn't the only word on the subject from the Weekly. Today, I have a piece examining the issue, calling for strong preservation and form-based zoning as being more important than just putting design & appearance standards in place. You can read it here: