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Nitixope

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#146245 Convention Center Arena Study

Posted by Nitixope on Yesterday, 02:53 PM

Thanks Austin55 for the heads up on first phase of Convention Expansion and Renovation ($57M) hitting TDLR: https://www.tdlr.tex.../TABS2023020385

 

PROJECT
Project Name: Fort Worth Convention Center Expansion Phase I
Project Number: TABS2023020385
Facility Name: Fort Worth Convention Center
Location Address: 1201 Houston St.
Fort Worth, TX 76201
Location County: Tarrant
Start Date: 8/1/2023
Completion Date: 12/30/2025
Estimated Cost: $57,217,000
Type of Work: Additions to Existing Building
Type of Funds: This project involves public funds, public land, or is a Federally funded roadway project.
Scope of Work: Phase I Exp/Reno - Addition of two-story kitchen and support space on the SE corner of existing bldg. Reno of SE corner lobby. New loading docks serving the existing exhibit hall, reno of the BOH space between annex bldg and exhibit hall. Add'l renov
Square Footage: 76,794 ft 2
Are the private funds provided by the tenant? No
 
OWNER
Owner Name:
City of Fort Worth
 
DESIGN FIRM
Design Firm Name:
Bennett Partners



#146214 The Comings and Goings of FW Restaurants

Posted by Nitixope on 30 May 2023 - 06:31 PM

When you find a pizza that you really like, its hard to eat anything subpar. MOD Pizza has a spicy chicken sausage and mushroom pizza that tastes pretty good for only about $10. Their lines can be a bit slow but I pretty much like anything I have tried there so far.


#146204 Trinity River Vision

Posted by Nitixope on 30 May 2023 - 12:31 PM

I've spent most of my life rejecting the idea of ever wanting to visit Branson.....until we had a chance to meet up with friends staying there for the past couple of months (they do the RV thing and remote work thing).  I'll admit, my preconceived notions of Branson being full of retirees sitting around listening to musical cover acts was way, way off.  I had pictured a flat, dusty midwestern tourist trap town but having grown up around gorgeous lakes, I figured I'd seen it all.  Well I was wrong.  The natural beauty of the surrounding region was absolutely stunning, even mundane trips around town there are things about the landscape and views that left me speechless. 

 

But I was really impressed with the downtown area called "The Landing" and got me thinking how that relates to what Fort Worth is trying to do with TRV.  Branson's landing was totally walkable, full of dining, retail, hotels and multi-family residential, bike paths, outdoor entertainment space etc.  Granted this is a huge tourist mecca with millions of visitors coming and going constantly it wasn't absurdly crowded when we went, but I hear it gets crazy busy in the summer.  I'd be curious as to others thoughts if Fort Worth could tap into some of these concepts, especially the fact that once you park your car and walk in or take a little free golf cart shuttle to the action, you don't interact with cars at all unless you want to walk across the Blvd to the old town shops on Main St.

 

view of The Landing and the fountain and fire show:

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Walkable shopping and dining:

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Multi-family housing and there's also a Hilton right around the corner:

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#146190 Evans Rosedale Area Revitalization

Posted by Nitixope on 30 May 2023 - 07:59 AM

https://www.tdlr.tex.../TABS2023020117

 

PROJECT
Project Name: Rosedale Multi-Family
Project Number: TABS2023020117
Facility Name: Rosedale
Location Address: 901 South Freeway & 900 Evans Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76104
Location County: Tarrant
Start Date: 3/1/2024
Completion Date: 3/1/2026
Estimated Cost: $65,000,000
Type of Work: New Construction
Type of Funds: This project is privately funded, on private land for private use.
Scope of Work: 1 - 5 story multifamily building with retail on the first floor. 1- 4 story multifamily building with retail on the first floor.
Square Footage: 116,500 ft 2
Are the private funds provided by the tenant? No
 
OWNER
Owner Name: Hogue Global
Owner Address: 1717 Main St
Dallas, Texas 75201
Owner Phone: (214) 636-8975
Contact Name: Stephen Shelley
 
DESIGN FIRM
Design Firm Name: Merriman Anderson Architects
Design Firm Address: 300 N. Field Street
Dallas, Texas 75201
Design Firm Phone: 214-987-1299



#146167 Tunnels under DTFW?

Posted by Nitixope on 26 May 2023 - 09:48 AM

The design podcast "99% Invisible" had an interesting episode about the Twin Cities Skyways and their complex, mixed legacy. The episode is about 45 minutes long and there's a summary article. https://99percentinv...ath-the-skyway/

 

That's a great read, if there's a listen, I'll try and check it out too.  I probably spent more time in St. Paul's skyway system when I worked downtown.  It was still very active and vibrant when I was there, with lots of dining options I also enjoyed the mid-day exercise it offered and had some quiet places to enjoy as well.  Lots of fond memories there.  Minneapolis's skyway definitely felt more like an enclosed shopping mall as they described.  I seem to recall pretty much anybody and everybody could use the skyway, you'd see every walk of life, but obviously if someone were creating a scene they'd be trespassed.  Minneapolis had so many more stores and places it was connected to, some really really nice stores too.  The idea that skyways take away from street life doesn't really sit with me either.  There was just so many more things to go to in the skyway and you could easily traverse a busy roadway or get to and from you office a lot easier than dealing with street crossings.  That's not to mention, several parts of the St. Paul Skyway opened up into courtyards and street level access very readily so it was more just part of getting to where you needed to go or going to a certain place to eat or shop more readily.  Plus, as I mentioned in my earlier post, you had the chance to see what the inside of buildings were like where in Fort Worth, there's a lot of buildings I've never had a chance to go inside, even if its just a lobby it still integrates with the skyway typically.




#146146 The Comings and Goings of FW Restaurants

Posted by Nitixope on 24 May 2023 - 01:26 PM

Bud Kennedy reports that Press Cafe is opening a second location in Downtown Aledo:

https://www.star-tel...275749096.html#


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#146145 Edwards Ranch - Clearfork Development

Posted by Nitixope on 24 May 2023 - 08:29 AM

Wow, now that's a traffic circle!

 

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#146131 TCCD Northwest Campus Expansion

Posted by Nitixope on 23 May 2023 - 03:36 PM

Looks great, but I'm a bit perplexed as to why they want to expand so much.  I was there a couple of weeks back to take an insurance licensing exam and I walked around the campus a bit, because I went there in the early 90's, and it felt like it was summer break.  There were hardly any students there and there were several wings of the campus that had no classes in them and seemed like they were no being used.  I was totally baffled by it.

 

Maybe they have more programs late in the afternoon or evening or a M-W-F schedule is busier if you hit it on a Tue or Thurs?  Years back, I took a course at TCCD SW in the far reaches of Arlington and it had moderate amounts of students present but I never felt like the campus was bustling with students.  I was there usually in the early evening.




#146124 Deco 969 - 27 Floors, 315 ft. - 969 Commerce St.

Posted by Nitixope on 23 May 2023 - 12:16 PM

Here's some screen grabs from the Owner's latest flyover:

 

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#146112 The Comings and Goings of FW Restaurants

Posted by Nitixope on 23 May 2023 - 08:24 AM

Near Southside updates:

 

Effin Egg filed a sign permit: https://aca-prod.acc...ShowInspection=
 
Ellen's at 601 S MAIN ST, BLDG, Fort Worth TX 76104 is in process of filing Commercial Remodel Building Permit.  For info to come.

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#146110 TCCD Northwest Campus Expansion

Posted by Nitixope on 23 May 2023 - 08:09 AM

Tarrant County College Northwest Expansion: https://news.tccd.ed...elopment-plans/
 
PROJECT
Project Name: TCCD Northwest Campus | GMP4 - New Building 3
Project Number: TABS2023019678
Facility Name: TCCD Northwest Campus | GMP4 - New Building 3
Location Address: 4801 Marine Creek Parkway
Fort Worth, TX 76179
Location County: Tarrant
Start Date: 8/1/2023
Completion Date: 2/1/2025
Estimated Cost: $90,000,000
Type of Work: New Construction
Type of Funds: This project involves public funds, public land, or is a Federally funded roadway project.
Scope of Work: New Building 3 at TCCD Northwest Campus.

 

https://www.tdlr.tex.../TABS2023019691

PROJECT

Project Name: TCCD Northwest Campus | GMP4 - New Building 4
Project Number: TABS2023019691
Facility Name: TCCD Northwest Campus | GMP4 - New Building 4
Location Address: 4801 Marine Creek Parkway
Fort Worth, TX 76179
Location County: Tarrant
Start Date: 8/1/2023
Completion Date: 2/1/2025
Estimated Cost: $40,000,000
Type of Work: New Construction
Type of Funds: This project involves public funds, public land, or is a Federally funded roadway project.
Scope of Work: New Building 4 at Tarrant County College.
 
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#146091 Tesla sets its sights on Texas

Posted by Nitixope on 22 May 2023 - 02:58 PM

S-T picked up the story: "Could far north Fort Worth become Tesla country? A distribution center is in the works"

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#146062 Major Dental Work in Progress for John Roberts

Posted by Nitixope on 21 May 2023 - 05:42 PM

All the best to you during this process and hoping for a quick and smooth recovery. I bet that must be tough adapting to a liquid and soft food diet. Please dont hesitate to reach out should you need anything.


#146047 20 acres east of downtown (by Topgolf) for sale

Posted by Nitixope on 21 May 2023 - 07:37 AM

Heres a drive-by update:

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#146040 Fort Worth Daily Digital

Posted by Nitixope on 20 May 2023 - 04:20 PM

Thats a cool perspective of the balconies too. Very futuristic looking.