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#146272 Evans Rosedale Area Revitalization

Posted by rriojas71 on Yesterday, 09:13 PM

Really excited about this project

#146208 PBR finals moving to Arlington. Dickies arena not big enough .

Posted by rriojas71 on 30 May 2023 - 02:20 PM

Just another example of how Fort Worth under building is costing the city millions more & exposure.


FW would have had to build another Jerry World to not under build.  Dickies wasn't made for this type of event that occurs one weekend a year.

#146201 Area NE of White Settlement & University (Panther City District)

Posted by rriojas71 on 30 May 2023 - 11:45 AM

Oh I'm thinking of more than just districts.  More like businesses and the river itself.

Ok ok.  I see.  Yeah I get your point.

#146171 Fort Worth Moves into 16th Place, 13th, Then 12th Place

Posted by rriojas71 on 26 May 2023 - 10:58 PM

From 5/23/23 Texas Monthly:



Great article.  I feel that FW is on the verge of stuff happening, but to what extent I can't predict.  The shenanigans going on in DC aren't doing us any favors.

#145813 Fire Station No. 5 and Proposed Hotel

Posted by rriojas71 on 04 May 2023 - 11:09 AM

Grading permit filed for the Nobleman Hotel:



Yes I saw that the property was fenced in this morning as well as part of the lot East of the Fire Station.   Looks like work will begin soon.


There is going to be a lot going on in that area... especially with 3 other projects within a block of this project all currently in the early phases of construction.

#145775 Fort Worth Stockyards

Posted by rriojas71 on 01 May 2023 - 11:18 AM

So you're saying I'm lazy for not reading the article?  :ninja:

I was just answering your question from the info I got from the article.

#145750 Future of the Central Library

Posted by rriojas71 on 28 April 2023 - 03:49 PM

Maybe it can go into the old City Hall?

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#145676 Deco 969 - 27 Floors, 315 ft. - 969 Commerce St.

Posted by rriojas71 on 24 April 2023 - 09:09 AM

If they are looking for a spot to put another tower that means the current one could have been a lot taller. This falls into the category of Fort Worth being way to conservative on development. This tower should have been double the size. A missed opportunity IMO. 

I don't think them deciding to build shorter has anything to do with Fort Worth being too conservative.  That decision was made by the developer not the city.

#145566 River District news

Posted by rriojas71 on 20 April 2023 - 11:55 AM

Yeah that is very strange.  I can see how this happened.  I put in the address and the pin came up near Gemele's

#145475 Potential Expansion of the Omni Fort Worth Hotel

Posted by rriojas71 on 14 April 2023 - 01:55 PM

I think if they decide against building an expansion because of the road not being closed then I say that we just close it.  However, I think they should also provide a version of the project with the road open or at least a pass through and build over the street kinda like the Worthington did then that might be the best solution 

#145305 20 acres east of downtown (by Topgolf) for sale

Posted by rriojas71 on 03 April 2023 - 10:38 AM

How were they able to build these so close to a pad site?  I thought that residential has to be a minimum distance away but these are right next door to one.

#145300 Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Posted by rriojas71 on 02 April 2023 - 09:24 PM

Awesome photos Ramjet.  I need to do that myself soon.  It has been far too long

#145271 24 Townhomes to be Built @ Hemphill & Morningside

Posted by rriojas71 on 31 March 2023 - 11:09 AM

I live in the Historic Northside which has a similar vibe and ethnic composition so I do understand what some of their concerns may be but I have come to realize that most people who come from lower income areas operate from a scarcity mentality.  They believe that if they are forced out because they can't afford the rents then where would they go.  It makes more sense now because as many of you know home prices and rental rates have skyrocketed to the point where many people can no longer afford to move.  My home that I bought 5 years ago is now 2.5 times more than I paid for it.  That is a good thing on one hand but that has also made my taxes increase as well.  It doesn't affect me much because I am able to afford them but for most people living on a limited or fixed income even a small increase can be insurmountable.


The one thing that we are trying to put together here on the Northside is educating the neighborhood on the benefit of having something new come in as opposed to have building falling apart due to neglect. It is about easing people fears and listening to their concerns and not just bulldozing a way forward.  We are also implementing a program that once developers come into the area we nominate a few houses in the neighborhood to get a fresh paint job and a bit of landscape work to help bring some pride to the neighborhood and encouraging the younger generations to want to stay in neighborhood.  However, for that to happen we need an injection of capital and also job opportunities.

#144992 State of Downtown FW

Posted by rriojas71 on 12 March 2023 - 10:18 PM

I hear what you're saying Nitixope.  I think sometimes getting out and making an effort on occasions and just enjoying the music, being outside and just being amongst people is what I have to make myself do from time to time.  Sometimes the effort is hard but the outcome is usually better than what I assumed it was going to be.

#144761 Van Zandt mixed-use project (2816 West 7th)

Posted by rriojas71 on 01 March 2023 - 10:55 AM


I did prefer on the original concept the parking levels had the panel designs covering the garage.  What's everyone's thoughts on that?


I do agree with you about the orginal concept.  It looked much more unique and modern.  This one looks a bit more bland tbh but it is adding some new development to the north side of W 7th which I am a fan of.  Being able to see the cars from 7th street looks like a lazy and cost cutting design.  The rendering looks shorter and less imposing as well which is a bit disappointing.