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#109128 TEX Rail project

Posted by Austin55 on Yesterday, 06:08 PM

Trains on trains. Spotted in Colorado by a twitter user.



#109119 Convention Center Arena Study

Posted by Austin55 on 23 February 2018 - 06:22 PM

Maybe a little sooner than 2025?


#109095 The Worth Residences (24 floors)

Posted by Austin55 on 22 February 2018 - 01:35 PM

The rendering I posted looks like 28 as well.

#109081 Frost Tower - Jetta Operating to Build Downtown Office Building

Posted by Austin55 on 21 February 2018 - 09:50 PM

Really wrapping up quick. All glass is up and the patio areas even appear to have heaters out. The barricades on 5th street are beginning to come down. The sidewalks and lobby are clearly a few weeks from being done but we should get a good look at them now without the barricades. Big things left to look for are lighting and the Frost logo.

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#109063 The T's new Master Plan

Posted by Austin55 on 20 February 2018 - 01:39 PM

TCC students may soon be able to ride free.

Starting in May of 2018, Tarrant County College will be purchasing bus passes for all 50,000+ students in their district to help their students get to class. TCC's Student IDs will work as their bus pass, and they can utilize the pass anywhere that currently gets service. Tarrant County College is also working with Trinity Metro to extend service to campuses that currently do not have service.

The Tarrant Transit Alliance will be partnering with Tarrant County College to help promote this partnership and educate their students on how to utilize these services. This is a huge win for transportation utilization and ridership and we look forward to watching this program roll out in the coming months!"

#109062 Hemphill/Lamar/Taylor Connector project ?

Posted by Austin55 on 20 February 2018 - 01:05 PM

Price said at the State of the City at will open "later this year"


#109056 Downtown Ft Worth

Posted by Austin55 on 20 February 2018 - 10:12 AM

DFWI has a good list of all thier ongoing projects.



#109032 Austin55' fiddlin around.

Posted by Austin55 on 18 February 2018 - 07:48 PM

Here's a design of my own. The main tower consists of two intersecting pentagons, the roof topping out at about 650'. The tower is topped by a 200' glass crown and spire which takes a lot of inspiration from Austin's Frost Tower. When viewed from above the crown is in the shape of a Lone Star.









#109022 Austin55' fiddlin around.

Posted by Austin55 on 18 February 2018 - 01:37 AM

Here's RSA Battlehouse Tower, the tallest building in Mobile Alabama, built 2007. Despite being only 35 floor it tops out at 745 feet thanks to an intricate 200ft crown and spire.



#109008 Large plot off University & Jacksboro Hwy

Posted by Austin55 on 16 February 2018 - 05:40 PM

Hey Austin. Where did you get the information that this land was for sale? Just curious if you have any contact info that you can private message me?

I have a group that is interested in developing something near downtown and I mentioned this site to them.




Here you go


#109003 The T's new Master Plan

Posted by Austin55 on 16 February 2018 - 04:14 PM

FWTA has bought 6 New Flyer Xcelsior buses, the 60 foot bendy model. I'm curious to see where these will run, currently the only bendy bus route is SPUR donwn Lancaster to Handley. The article also mentions the option to purchase 40 more buses. Currently the T has 76 buses in the fleet.

#109002 Museum Place

Posted by Austin55 on 16 February 2018 - 02:48 PM

The BOA docket was posted, seems to just be half of the block and only an office building.



#108986 Museum Place

Posted by Austin55 on 15 February 2018 - 11:44 PM

Evidently the Renovo debacle didn't change Museum Place's plans for a 9 story office on Block B (to the East of Van Cliburn where the demolition recently took place) as this is in the upcoming Board of Adjustment agenda



BAC-18-012 Museum Place Block B, Ltd. by Ray Oujesky, Kelly Hart & Hallman

3214 & 3230 Camp Bowie Boulevard
a. Request a VARIANCE in the “MU-2” High Intensity Mixed-Use District to permit the
construction of a 9 story building, excessive by 2 stories.
b. Request a VARIANCE in the “MU-2” High Intensity Mixed-Use District to provide 285 parking
spaces, where 241 spaces would be the maximum allowed, excessive by 44 parking spaces. 


Previous renderings of this block show a 9 floor office and hotel, so perhaps that rendering is still accurate.

#108984 Southside developments

Posted by Austin55 on 15 February 2018 - 10:56 PM


"Victory Forest project stopped after subcontractors claim payments are due from prime contractor"



Per Ann Zadeh at our neighborhood meeting on 3/23/17:

  • The original contract was terminated mid-march.
  • On March 24, the city attorney and bond company met at the site to estimate the remaining construction.  
  • Parks and Community Services is ready to move ahead with programs as soon as construction is complete.  The director of Victory Forest Center was also in attendance.  



Victory Forest is soft open and has a grand opening March 3rd. Looks like a lovely facility for the community. 



#108973 Tarleton State University plans 80-acre campus in Far SW FW

Posted by Austin55 on 15 February 2018 - 12:32 PM

Construction is underway