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John T Roberts

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#142978 The Jones - 12 Story Apartment @ 9th & Jones

Posted by John T Roberts on Yesterday, 01:43 PM

Yes, this project does have more retail than many of the others that have been built, but we don't have a separate forum category for "Mixed-Use".  Therefore, a project like this has to be placed in either "Residential" or "Commercial". 

 

I will be moving this thread to the "Residential" forum over the weekend.




#142963 The Jones - 12 Story Apartment @ 9th & Jones

Posted by John T Roberts on 01 December 2022 - 09:45 PM

We don't have a separate forum for "Mixed-Use".  If you look at the definitions of the forum categories.  Residential is for projects with the primary component being residential.  Commercial is for the primary component to be commercial.  To me, this looks like a residential property with some commercial in the parking garage.  In my opinion, this project is far from "Mixed-Use". 




#142958 The Jones - 12 Story Apartment @ 9th & Jones

Posted by John T Roberts on 01 December 2022 - 03:34 PM

It seems like this project is more residential that it is anything else.  I'm tempted to move it over to the Residential Forum.




#142922 The Jones - 12 Story Apartment @ 9th & Jones

Posted by John T Roberts on 30 November 2022 - 08:43 AM

This definitely looks like it would fit better in Florida than Fort Worth.  I don't really care for the design on this one, but if we can get more residential buildings in Downtown that are not stick construction, I'm all for it.




#142864 Deco 969 - 27 Floors, 314 ft. - 969 Commerce St.

Posted by John T Roberts on 27 November 2022 - 08:31 PM

The building has the 20th floor partially formed up with some column rebar in place for the 21st floor.  One important development in the construction is that stone is now starting to be installed around the building's entrance.

 

52527680682_bb87f9789b_k.jpgdeco969-11-27-22-1 by jtrobert, on Flickr

 

52528622495_f8e320ea62_k.jpgdeco969-11-27-22-2 by jtrobert, on Flickr

 

52527680652_6e12ec71d9_k.jpgdeco969-11-27-22-3 by jtrobert, on Flickr




#142856 Monarch Butterfly

Posted by John T Roberts on 26 November 2022 - 09:16 PM

I learned something today.  Thanks for the information.




#142851 Monarch Butterfly

Posted by John T Roberts on 26 November 2022 - 06:12 PM

On the first weekend of November, I noticed a straggler Monarch feeding on my abelia bush next to my front porch.  I thought I would capture a some close-up photographs of it.  These were taken with my cell phone.

 

52525926345_542e70f28a_k.jpgbutterfly1 by jtrobert, on Flickr

 

52525926330_350993e709_k.jpgbutterfly2 by jtrobert, on Flickr

 

 




#142850 Fort Worth Daily Digital

Posted by John T Roberts on 26 November 2022 - 06:08 PM

My uncompressed RAW files from my cell phone come in right around 24MB uncompressed.  That matches the RAW files from my DSLR.




#142832 Forum Meetings - Last Friday of the Month: 11:45

Posted by John T Roberts on 25 November 2022 - 03:40 PM

It was a very nice forum lunch today.  I enjoyed meeting and visiting with two first time attendees.  I want to thank everyone for coming.




#142822 Happy Thanksgiving 2022

Posted by John T Roberts on 24 November 2022 - 10:29 AM

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!




#142800 Sheraton Fort Worth Hotel

Posted by John T Roberts on 22 November 2022 - 11:47 PM

I file these applications for every project that I prepare the construction documents.  The estimate is based on the total cost of the project that the contractor is providing.  It always includes the labor and the materials, and usually does include OFCI items.  Another factor in the cost is that the hotel is remaining open.  Phasing these projects and keeping the buildings operational increases the cost. 


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#142770 New Movie Theater at 6905 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Posted by John T Roberts on 19 November 2022 - 08:17 PM

The Star-Telegram posted an article on the project in their digital media.  It is behind the paywall, and there really isn't anything in the article that we haven't discussed here.  However, for those of you who do have access, here's the link:  https://www.star-tel...e268941487.html




#142769 TCU to the Big 12!

Posted by John T Roberts on 19 November 2022 - 06:42 PM

I can't believe that finish.  I really thought they had lost the game.




#142761 The Comings and Goings of FW Restaurants

Posted by John T Roberts on 18 November 2022 - 08:27 PM

Tricky Fish is in Waterside somewhat between REI and Whole Foods Market.  I have been there for lunch several times, and it is good.




#142693 New Movie Theater at 6905 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Posted by John T Roberts on 15 November 2022 - 09:32 PM

Right now, there is not a plan to serve food at this theater.  However, a smaller retail/restaurant building is planned across the proposed landscaped area to the east of the theater.  If you are wondering why the east side of the building is staggered, there is an angled utility easement that run through the parking lot for a storm drain line.  The parking lot has a valley where the storm drain is located below, and you can barely make it out on the aerial included in the report.  If you go to Google Maps, you can see the two manholes on the site.  The one next to Camp Bowie is where the line makes a bend to go in a true north/south direction after crossing under the street perpendicular to it.  The other manhole is on top of a drain inlet on the south side of the parking lot.