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#107765 Fort Worth and Film

Posted by PeopleAreStrange on Today, 07:00 PM

I've been told some filmmakers are scared to film in Texas because state incentives can change with each legislative session, and the state refused to deliver promised incentives to a "questionable" film years ago.

#107739 The Image of Fort Worth

Posted by PeopleAreStrange on Yesterday, 03:43 PM

Who knows- now that we've spent $300,000 on the report :o, maybe we will actually take it seriously.


It's amazing people still don't get that if we do things with Dallas, they will get most of the credit and we will get little (if any).


Aside from DFW Airport and commuting infrastructure, Fort Worth needs to start doing things (like recruit companies) separately from Dallas.


That said, we aren't entirely to blame for our image issues. It's the Census who decided to combine our metros areas, and national TV networks who show the Dallas skyline when an event or story takes place here.

#107697 TCU's massive campus transformation continues

Posted by PeopleAreStrange on 07 December 2017 - 08:39 PM

That's real unfortunate. TCU and Near Southside hospitals have torn down literally hundreds of homes over recent decades in order to expand.

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#107653 Public Plazas and Pavilions

Posted by PeopleAreStrange on 05 December 2017 - 07:31 PM

Fort Worth has been a major employment hub for a century now, and that will not change anytime soon.


That said, Panther Island would make for a great residential neighborhood with minimal auto traffic.

#107651 General Worth Square

Posted by PeopleAreStrange on 05 December 2017 - 07:12 PM

Regarding 9th street, it's a busy corridor for buses traveling between Houston / Throckmorton streets and the ITC.

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#107593 New Isis to be Refurbished??

Posted by PeopleAreStrange on 30 November 2017 - 07:29 PM

Good news, but this theater seriously needs to drop the unfortunate name.

#107565 Parade of Lights

Posted by PeopleAreStrange on 28 November 2017 - 08:24 PM

With that reasoning, they might as well host the Parade of Lights over summer break.

#107563 DFW Airport Projects

Posted by PeopleAreStrange on 28 November 2017 - 08:18 PM

Heard on the local news this morning that there's nothing wrong with the current runway, but they want to prevent issues from developing in the future.


Seems like a waste of money to me.

#107447 Fort Worth should be thankful for...

Posted by PeopleAreStrange on 22 November 2017 - 04:42 PM

Fort Worth should be thankful for:

- Our great downtown and those who built it

- The Stockyards and other interesting parts of town

- DFW Airport, with nonstop flights to just about any large U.S. city

- American Airlines being headquartered in this city

- Texas Motor Speedway


In the past year:

- New bus routes and expanded schedules in the north side of town

- TEX Rail construction (Finally!)

- Frost Tower and the office space it adds

- The TopGolf driving range

#107410 Frost Tower - Jetta Operating to Build Downtown Office Building

Posted by PeopleAreStrange on 20 November 2017 - 07:15 PM

That glass is really reflective! :blink:

#107368 "Fort Worth": Going, going...gone?

Posted by PeopleAreStrange on 18 November 2017 - 01:52 AM

Wouldn't be surprised if what you say happens, but this FCC ruling has nothing to do with newspapers owning other newspapers.


This ruling essentially means a company who owns a TV station in a market can own the local newspaper as well.


Once upon a time, the Star-Telegram, WBAP radio, and WBAP-TV (now KXAS / NBC 5) were all part of the same company.

#107361 "Left Bank"

Posted by PeopleAreStrange on 17 November 2017 - 12:14 PM

I don't see any "high-rise hotel" in the depictions on their website.  It mentions a national brand hotel and I get that it could be 150 to 300 units.  How high a rise in an area where tower construction is frowned upon by the elitist museum stakeholders?  Not more than 12 stories, I'm guessing.


The planned "high-rise" is on land zoned for up to 24 stories. The site is north of Dakota Street, which is the northernmost boundary for 10-story height restrictions in Left Bank.


When looking at the skyline from the Amon Carter museum, it should be to the left of the Bass towers.

#107328 Amazon in search of 2nd headquarters

Posted by PeopleAreStrange on 15 November 2017 - 10:17 PM

The headline "Why Dallas may be the best place for Amazon's second headquarters" is inappropriate for a Fort Worth newspaper.

#107052 Flip or Flop Fort Worth

Posted by PeopleAreStrange on 02 November 2017 - 08:32 PM

It was today? Oops.


EDIT: I'm recording the 11:00 rerun.

#107002 Bartholomew Plan

Posted by PeopleAreStrange on 01 November 2017 - 12:21 AM

It's amazing how many people used to live in the Near Southside based on the population density map.


Historic 1952 imagery shows hundreds of tightly packed single family homes between Vickery and Magnolia. :o Most homes in the area are now gone.