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#2051 TLA

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Posted 09 March 2024 - 11:08 AM

Roverone, that’s a question I’ve been thinking about recently. As a lifelong Texan, most greenfield development I’ve seen are what you describe. The master planned communities sprawling out of Austin or north of Dallas or the corporate campuses in your example. The typical Texas ideal of we have the room, let’s spread out. Is this a uniquely Texas or North American thing or a 20th/21st century thing? I don’t know, all of the above.

Your Vegas example is interesting. I returned from a work trip there for the first time since the Pandemic. I forgot how much of it feels like an interconnected series of malls and seemingly no straight lines. Anyways, the greenfield that I’ve seen developed that is ‘dense but is it urban’ could be The Domain in Austin and basically its little brother the Shops at ClearFork. There’s lots of residential, office, and commercial space. However, does ClearFork feel like an urban neighborhood? I’d argue no. Some of it is weird design decisions or mandates like the Las Colinas pics above. Weirdly, the red fire lane curbs instantly make me think I’m in artificial density, it gives office park vibes rather than neighborhood vibes.

What excites me about Fort Worth is the urban settings growing out of areas that have been in the core of the city. I welcome the Panther Island project to have its urban ambitions. However, it’s adjacent to downtown. I’d be much more impressed if a developer built a dense, urban neighborhood in a far out exurb.

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Posted 09 March 2024 - 01:19 PM

 

I'm saying I want them to start this off right and be much more urban in form.

 

 

I can't argue with that.



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Posted 13 March 2024 - 01:30 PM

"Who will be able to afford to live on Fort Worth’s future Panther Island? What we know."
By Harrison Mantas
 


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Posted 13 March 2024 - 02:27 PM

 

"Who will be able to afford to live on Fort Worth’s future Panther Island? What we know."
By Harrison Mantas
 

 

 

I'm nervous about stories like this.  No one has been able to live there for so very very many years while the project has just been an expensive stalled idea.  Do I really want pressure on developers to make it less financially attractive to develop?  I also think lots of stories like this are missing the important other side of costs of land and construction -- I honestly don't know how those work out for an area like this, but for sure they must be a part of the conversation.  Would giving some land away for free be enough to meet an affordable goal?  I expect probably not.  I think the best we can hope for is some efficiency-sized units that are a little more affordable simply because they are smaller -- but if it has a bathroom and a kitchen, it is not like the costs are going to scale just by square footage.

 

I can't believe that an increase in inventory will have a long term negative impact on overall housing costs, so in that way every development helps.  The article mentions something akin to gentrification for the surrounding areas.  I don't think neighborhoods are ever static: at any moment they are going up or they are going down in value.  Development inside the loop very often includes some displacement -- I'm not sure that we should be pushing developers to the city limits.


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Posted 13 March 2024 - 03:40 PM

Another Star-T article, "Skyscrapers on Panther Island? Fort Worth considers changes to its zoning rules": https://www.star-tel...l#storylink=cpy

 

(with a misspelling in the first sentence...) 



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Posted 13 March 2024 - 06:50 PM

Another Star-T article, "Skyscrapers on Panther Island? Fort Worth considers changes to its zoning rules": https://www.star-tel...l#storylink=cpy

 

(with a misspelling in the first sentence...) 

 

So there's people out there worried that Panther Island could actually become a second downtown and possibly block the view of nearby skyscrapers?

 

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Posted 13 March 2024 - 07:33 PM

 

Another Star-T article, "Skyscrapers on Panther Island? Fort Worth considers changes to its zoning rules": https://www.star-tel...l#storylink=cpy

 

(with a misspelling in the first sentence...) 

 

So there's people out there worried that Panther Island could actually become a second downtown and possibly block the view of nearby skyscrapers?

 

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. . . who are these people? 

BREAKING NEWS: "Some Fort Worthians are afraid of Panther Island... becoming what it was designed to be."


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Posted 13 March 2024 - 07:38 PM

Did any one tell them new skyscrapers downtown could block the view of downtown skyscrapers?

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Posted 13 March 2024 - 09:36 PM

 

 

"Who will be able to afford to live on Fort Worth’s future Panther Island? What we know."
By Harrison Mantas
 

 

 

I'm nervous about stories like this.  No one has been able to live there for so very very many years while the project has just been an expensive stalled idea.  Do I really want pressure on developers to make it less financially attractive to develop?  I also think lots of stories like this are missing the important other side of costs of land and construction -- I honestly don't know how those work out for an area like this, but for sure they must be a part of the conversation.  Would giving some land away for free be enough to meet an affordable goal?  I expect probably not.  I think the best we can hope for is some efficiency-sized units that are a little more affordable simply because they are smaller -- but if it has a bathroom and a kitchen, it is not like the costs are going to scale just by square footage.

 

I can't believe that an increase in inventory will have a long term negative impact on overall housing costs, so in that way every development helps.  The article mentions something akin to gentrification for the surrounding areas.  I don't think neighborhoods are ever static: at any moment they are going up or they are going down in value.  Development inside the loop very often includes some displacement -- I'm not sure that we should be pushing developers to the city limits.

 

 

And it is starting to feel like Goldilocks and the Three Bears: Not too tall, Not too expensive, Not overshadowing downtown, Not displacing anyone.  

 

I ultimately think what the TRV / Northside needs start thinking strategically about is how to clean up and phase out some of these industrial sites and plug some of these gas wells. 



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Posted 14 March 2024 - 12:25 PM

The consultants they interviewed also suggested a step-down approach, so tall towers aren’t built next to single family neighborhoods in the north side and Marine Park neighborhoods.
 
Do they even know the area they are consulting on?  Marine Park would not be considered next to Panther Island.  It would be almost a mile away from the northern edge of the channel so any "Skyscrapers" are not going to have an impact.  Also the only neighborhood that would be close is a small sliver between Northside Dr and Grand Ave to the west of Main St that lies to the north of Oakwood Cemetery.  So with the cemetery, the railroad tracks, a block of industrial warehouses, the new park frontage and the channel in between the Island and the Northside I doubt "skyscrapers" would have any effect on the neighborhood.
 
I'm perplexed as to why they would make that statement unless they have only looked at the area from a map.  They sound under informed to me or just clueless.

Did any one tell them new skyscrapers downtown could block the view of downtown skyscrapers?

As a resident of the Northside I'm hoping the new skyscrapers will block Burnett Plaza from my view.



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Posted 14 March 2024 - 08:15 PM

 


Did any one tell them new skyscrapers downtown could block the view of downtown skyscrapers?

As a resident of the Northside I'm hoping the new skyscrapers will block Burnett Plaza from my view.

 

I live near Hulen/City View and I second this. 


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Posted 14 March 2024 - 09:14 PM

Burnett Plaza is a product of its time.  By the way, in the winter at night when it is outlined, I can see it through the trees from my front yard.


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Posted 14 March 2024 - 10:01 PM

Burnett Plaza is a product of its time.  By the way, in the winter at night when it is outlined, I can see it through the trees from my front yard.

 

It could at least have a different lighting system...

Honestly, I'd say the same about 777 Main. 


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Posted 14 March 2024 - 10:13 PM

I’ve learned to love Burnett Plaza, but if new skyscrapers block it. Bring them on.

John, I also can see Burnett from my street after the leaves falls. You can see Burnett and other downtown buildings from near Daggett Elementary on Elizabeth. A few of those North-South roads from Elizabeth are pleasant to bike on and occasionally give a glimpse of downtown.

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Posted 15 March 2024 - 07:48 AM

There are many locations along the north-south streets where you can see the skyline.  I've seen the skyline change over the years from all of these streets, since I grew up in the area.


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Posted 15 March 2024 - 09:10 AM

Did any one tell them new skyscrapers downtown could block the view of downtown skyscrapers?

...Sorry, I'm still on this.

Are there REALLY people who are complaining about the skyline view being blocked? 

Because if there are, that's new to me. Never once have I heard of anyone complaining about a skyline view being blocked... mainly because that's a COMMON THING in every major city, that's not in Asia or South America. 

There are neighborhoods and parts of the city that won't get a view of even one skyscraper. I live within the 820 loop and can't see it from my apartment. And mine is facing a direction where it would be. 


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Posted 15 March 2024 - 10:49 AM

I’ve learned to love Burnett Plaza, but if new skyscrapers block it. Bring them on.

John, I also can see Burnett from my street after the leaves falls. You can see Burnett and other downtown buildings from near Daggett Elementary on Elizabeth. A few of those North-South roads from Elizabeth are pleasant to bike on and occasionally give a glimpse of downtown.

I don't completely despise it and I have learned to tolerate it since it's not going anywhere.  I think I would like it a bit more if it wasn't the fact that it's our tallest building.  If we had 2 or 3 buildings taller than I wouldn't really give it a second thought.



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Posted 15 March 2024 - 11:00 AM

 

Did any one tell them new skyscrapers downtown could block the view of downtown skyscrapers?

...Sorry, I'm still on this.

Are there REALLY people who are complaining about the skyline view being blocked? 

From what I took from the article the concern seemed to come more from the consultants who, as well as adjust height restrictions to add density, want to loosen the minimum height restrictions because they said that it would give developers more flexibility to create shops, restaurants and music and art venues.



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Posted 15 March 2024 - 10:40 PM

 


From what I took from the article the concern seemed to come more from the consultants who, as well as adjust height restrictions to add density, want to loosen the minimum height restrictions because they said that it would give developers more flexibility to create shops, restaurants and music and art venues.

 

Let's not and just say we did. I'd hate to see suburban style development on the island.


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Posted 18 March 2024 - 06:37 AM

The Star-Telegram series continues,
Who will be able to afford to live on Panther Island? What we know

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Posted 18 March 2024 - 09:30 AM

 

 

 

The consultant report from HR&A Advisors of Dallas recommended the city allow for more flexibility to attract a variety of development. Suggestions include lowering some of the height minimums to allow for more single story buildings like libraries, shops and townhomes. The report does not mention including single family neighborhoods.

*sigh*


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Posted 18 March 2024 - 09:37 AM

 

 

 

 

The consultant report from HR&A Advisors of Dallas recommended the city allow for more flexibility to attract a variety of development. Suggestions include lowering some of the height minimums to allow for more single story buildings like libraries, shops and townhomes. The report does not mention including single family neighborhoods.

*sigh*

 

 

Libraries, plural?  Now they're just toying with us.



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Posted 18 March 2024 - 09:26 PM


 


Another Star-T article, "Skyscrapers on Panther Island? Fort Worth considers changes to its zoning rules": https://www.star-tel...l#storylink=cpy
 
(with a misspelling in the first sentence...) 

 
So there's people out there worried that Panther Island could actually become a second downtown and possibly block the view of nearby skyscrapers?
 
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. . . who are these people? 

BREAKING NEWS: "Some Fort Worthians are afraid of Panther Island... becoming what it was designed to be."
Do these crazy people not realize they live in the core of the city? Let Fort Worth grow without height restrictions!

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Posted 19 March 2024 - 07:29 PM

How exactly will Panther Islands new bypass channel prevent flooding in Fort Worth?

BY LUKE RANKER MARCH 19, 2024 5:17 PM

https://www.star-tel...l#storylink=cpy

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Posted 19 March 2024 - 07:51 PM

I got all excited that Luke was back.

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Posted 26 March 2024 - 10:35 AM

Record ZC-24-030: 
Zoning Change
Record Status: Applied
 
Project Description:
PANTHER ISLAND
 
Proposed Use:
TEXT AMENDMENT
 
Record ZC-24-029: 
Zoning Change
Record Status: Applied
 
Project Description:
TEXT AMENDMENTS - BATCH PLANT
 
 
 


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Posted 29 March 2024 - 02:43 PM

Council is hearing an update on proposed changes to the "North Main District, which includes loosening up the height limits in a 9-block area.

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The proposed interim amendments to the Panther Island North Main (PI-NM) subdistrict reflect recommendations in the Panther Island Strategic Vision Update and facilitate proposed high-density, mixed-use development along North Main Street. The proposed amendments to the development standards are as follows:

 

• Increase the maximum building height of the PI-NM subdistrict to 20 stories;

• Remove the prohibition against floorplates greater than 16,000 square feet above 96 feet in height for towers; and

• Allow administrative approval of one-story structures that are either part of a development site with a building height of 6 stories or greater or accessory structures.

 

The proposed schedule is as follows:

 

• Zoning Commission and Urban Design Commission briefings March 2024

• Zoning Commission public hearing and vote April 10 • Urban Design Commission public hearing and vote April 18

• City Council public hearing and vote April 23

 

Staff plans to issue an RFQ later in spring 2024 to update the full Panther Island form-based code with community engagement. The update will help implement the Strategic Vision and help ensure that Panther Island is a vibrant urban district that builds on the area's history and character, complements the downtown core, and creates distinctive neighborhoods.

https://fortworthgov...3C-879D1DF80E2B

Notably, the first phase of Seco Venture's project falls into this area. 


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Posted 29 March 2024 - 09:44 PM

Why is this city so obsessed with height restrictions in the core. Let this city grow out to its full potential. This is not suburbia. Im so sick of our small 🤬 skyline. Its embarrassing. Almost a million people live in this city and the skyline doesnt reflect that. If you just let panther Island grow Fort Worth skyline would look amazing from North Fort Worth. You can barely see a skyline from North Fort Worth in present day Fort Worth.

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Posted 30 March 2024 - 11:50 AM

Why is this city so obsessed with height restrictions in the core. Let this city grow out to its full potential. This is not suburbia. Im so sick of our small skyline. Its embarrassing. Almost a million people live in this city and the skyline doesnt reflect that. If you just let panther Island grow Fort Worth skyline would look amazing from North Fort Worth. You can barely see a skyline from North Fort Worth in present day Fort Worth.

Look, I've been beating the drum of building-Up-instead-of-OUT in this forum for years, but having a better skyline isn't more important than having a cohesive, walkable urban core.

Houston's Uptown (Galleria area) has a better skyline than ours, but there are parts of it that looks like this from the ground:

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Just some perspective. 

 


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Posted 30 March 2024 - 01:27 PM

https://maps.app.goo...HXEqEh9?g_st=ic

Your point stands, I agree with you but wanted to share a link for that same view in the present day, post oak now has BRT and several new skyscrapers. My hometown is not for everyone, but I love and miss random skyscrapers popping up everywhere on a regular basis. But density is certainly not Houstons strong suit.

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Posted 30 March 2024 - 02:37 PM

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City Plan Commission:

 

4. PP-24-009 Vaquero Panther Island, Lot 1, Block 1: 1 Mixed-Use Lot. Council
District 2.
 
e. DRC Recommends: Disapproval of the Panther Island Preliminary Plat for the
following reasons: 1) Failure of all property owners to sign the plat application or
give permission for the plat; 2) Failure to provide an approved traffic impact
analysis study, drainage study, and water and wastewater study; and 3) The
additional reasons identified in the staff report.

 

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Posted 02 April 2024 - 01:24 PM

"Why is Fort Worth limiting the heights of buildings on the future Panther Island?"
By Harrison Mantas Updated April 02, 2024 2:15 PM


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Posted 02 April 2024 - 09:05 PM

 

"Why is Fort Worth limiting the heights of buildings on the future Panther Island?"
By Harrison Mantas Updated April 02, 2024 2:15 PM

 

 

I get this...

 

 

 

The plan is to create a step-down in heights between the skyscrapers in downtown and the single family neighborhoods in the north side, according to the report.


But I'm starting to get more concerned over this:

 

 

 

The consultants also recommended loosening some of the zoning rules to allow for more one- and two- story developments instead of the current rules, which set a five-story minimum for most of the island.

 


I feel like that would invite people to slip the rules even more to build basic ass fast food spots that you can see pretty much anywhere. 


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Posted 02 April 2024 - 09:50 PM


 
"Why is Fort Worth limiting the heights of buildings on the future Panther Island?"
By Harrison Mantas Updated April 02, 2024 2:15 PM
https://www.star-tel...l#storylink=cpy
 

 
I get this...
 

 
 The plan is to create a step-down in heights between the skyscrapers in downtown and the single family neighborhoods in the north side, according to the report.

But I'm starting to get more concerned over this:

 

 
 The consultants also recommended loosening some of the zoning rules to allow for more one- and two- story developments instead of the current rules, which set a five-story minimum for most of the island.

 

I feel like that would invite people to slip the rules even more to build basic ass fast food spots that you can see pretty much anywhere. 
Those very same excerpts caught my attention when I read the article.

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Posted 02 April 2024 - 10:06 PM

Im ok with short, but not okay with pancakes. The shorter a building the less wide it should be. If we had blocks of buildings like the Holly or Schaffer Advertising packed tightly I wouldn’t mind. But I know the reality would be something low density across a full block.

By the way, what’s the parking minimums proposed here?

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Posted 02 April 2024 - 10:19 PM

Im ok with short, but not okay with pancakes. The shorter a building the less wide it should be. If we had blocks of buildings like the Holly or Schaffer Advertising packed tightly I wouldn’t mind. But I know the reality would be something low density across a full block.

By the way, what’s the parking minimums proposed here?

Oh, that's ANOTHER concern I had. Although, I'm more than certain they won't do what Arlington did for years, but still... just to be sure...


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Posted 03 April 2024 - 08:56 AM

By the way, what’s the parking minimums proposed here?

 

Existing zoning in the form-based code has no requirement for developments to provide parking. I don't see any comments from the recent HR&A/LF study to add any requirements. 

 

I feel like that would invite people to slip the rules even more to build basic ass fast food spots that you can see pretty much anywhere. 

 

Drive-in restaurants are a prohibited use, so we shouldn't see any of those unless they get a waiver and I doubt one would be granted. 


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Posted 03 April 2024 - 09:36 AM

 

By the way, what’s the parking minimums proposed here?

 

Existing zoning in the form-based code has no requirement for developments to provide parking. I don't see any comments from the recent HR&A/LF study to add any requirements. 

 

I feel like that would invite people to slip the rules even more to build basic ass fast food spots that you can see pretty much anywhere. 

 

Drive-in restaurants are a prohibited use, so we shouldn't see any of those unless they get a waiver and I doubt one would be granted. 

 

 

So no Chick-fil-A, Starbucks', What-a-burger or In-N-Out drive-thru windows?



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Posted 03 April 2024 - 10:30 AM

So no Chick-fil-A, Starbucks', What-a-burger or In-N-Out drive-thru windows?

 

This is the current table of prohibited uses in the current code,

 

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Posted 03 April 2024 - 10:39 AM

 

So no Chick-fil-A, Starbucks', What-a-burger or In-N-Out drive-thru windows?

 

This is the current table of prohibited uses in the current code,

 

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Hah  "Oil Drilling and Production"....pretty much everywhere else throughout the city this is OK though.  They'll still get the downwind VOC's here.



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Posted 06 April 2024 - 08:57 PM

Record PV24-00100: 
Commercial Razing Permit
Record Status: Plan Review
 
 
Permit Address
1120 N CALHOUN ST 
 
Project Description:
1022 N. Calhoun Bldg 15/16 Demo
Demolition of building 15/16 only. Foundation & All pavement to remain
 
Owner:
TARRANT COUNTY WATER DISTRICT
 
RAZING
Square Footage: 15,000

 

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Posted 07 April 2024 - 06:30 AM

Fort Worth Report,

Panther Island study gives advocates high hopes for better public transit

A rebranded bus route is the precursor to a possible light rail-like transit option for future Panther Island, but many unknowns remain

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Posted 07 April 2024 - 08:23 PM

Fort Worth Report,

Panther Island study gives advocates high hopes for better public transit
A rebranded bus route is the precursor to a possible light rail-like transit option for future Panther Island, but many unknowns remain

Any kind of better public transit talk in this town just feels like a tease at this point. 


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Posted 07 April 2024 - 08:57 PM

I tend to agree with you, Jeriat.



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Posted 07 April 2024 - 10:07 PM

 

Fort Worth Report,

Panther Island study gives advocates high hopes for better public transit
A rebranded bus route is the precursor to a possible light rail-like transit option for future Panther Island, but many unknowns remain

Any kind of better public transit talk in this town just feels like a tease at this point. 

 

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Posted 08 April 2024 - 06:33 AM

Panther Island is giving me West & 7th 2.0. Near Southside, West & 7th and Panther Island will all look identical before its all said and done. Its going to look nothing like the original renderings. Just a bunch of generic infill 2-3 story box buildings.

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Posted 08 April 2024 - 08:03 AM

Panther Island is giving me West & 7th 2.0. Near Southside, West & 7th and Panther Island will all look identical before its all said and done. Its going to look nothing like the original renderings. Just a bunch of generic infill 2-3 story box buildings.

 

 

The Steering Committee is spending a lot of time and energy on studies and reports putting together some thoughtful ideas for Panther Island's vision, but meanwhile you have developers like Seco / Vaquero forging ahead with their own plans. I could be wrong, but according to the Panther Island Strategic Vision, I don't think the landowners' / developers' plans are required fit the strategic vision for Panther Island.  Does that mean they can build whatever they want and just run it through the City Plan Commission, Zoning Commission, UDC etc like any other development?

 

From the strategic vision report we've been discussing: https://pantherislan...-compressed.pdf

 

In 2023, the Panther Island Steering Committee, which
includes the public and civic stakeholders leading planning
and implementation, embarked on a mission to update the
vision for Panther Island. ...

 

The resulting document is the fruit of these efforts—a strategic
vision and framework that centers on the design and planning
of Panther Island's physical environment. Encompassing
streets, parcels, open spaces, buildings, water, and mobility,
the vision proposes a district that prioritizes people. It takes
into account the intricate relationship between land ownership,
infrastructure, and development phasing to outline a realistic
approach in alliance with the economics and funding for
building out Panther Island. ...
 
Fundamentally, this document serves as a guide rather than
a legally adopted regulating plan. It offers recommendations
to guide the design and implementation of public and private
investments on Panther Island, providing insights into the
vision's benefits and suggesting additional work to come to
keep advancing the exciting momentum and collaboration. 


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Posted 08 April 2024 - 08:59 AM

Panther Island is giving me West & 7th 2.0. Near Southside, West & 7th and Panther Island will all look identical before its all said and done. Its going to look nothing like the original renderings. Just a bunch of generic infill 2-3 story box buildings.

 

I wouldn't be THAT skeptical... but very few things ever turn out to look like the original renderings. 


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Posted 08 April 2024 - 09:15 AM

As I have mentioned before I think, I really wish there was a way for a block or two to be platted out into individual lots, maybe some a little larger and some a little smaller, but all pretty small, and sold off to different groups with the promise they will be developed in X years and somehow some kind of deed restriction that they will be in unrelated ownership for a decade or whatever.  Introduce some diversity into the area, keep the design restrictions to the minimum of what it takes for safety and non-absurdity.  You can't force an organic feel, but you can sure do things to keep it from being full of look-alike whales if you break it up like this.  I'd like some part of the island to have the chance to look like old-time downtown or other areas, or similarly, like new areas where all of the property being individually held is revitalized one lot at a time, instead of some masterplanned whatever...  Master-planning can work if you have the budget of building a Disney park, but since we are not going to charge an admission fee to walk around Panther island, other forces choke us down to value engineering.  If some entity, and preferably an owner / operator entity, had the pride of ownership of the land and their own designed building, we might get some cool things.

 

About public transportation for the area:  It makes sense to reserve some right-of-way, but everyone needs to remember that public transport of any kind is not the cheap solution, it is the expensive solution.  Until the city figures out how to shore up our commercial tax base, we are aways going to need to go toward the cheap solution.  For sure these things rely on federal and other kinds of funding but I'm not sure how much that maps into ongoing operating costs.


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Posted 08 April 2024 - 08:07 PM

 

Another Star-T article, "Skyscrapers on Panther Island? Fort Worth considers changes to its zoning rules": https://www.star-tel...l#storylink=cpy

 

(with a misspelling in the first sentence...) 

 

So there's people out there worried that Panther Island could actually become a second downtown and possibly block the view of nearby skyscrapers?

 

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So it appears that the proposed Panther Island Text Amendment reads as follows:

 

Project Description:
Panther Island Text Amendment
An Ordinance amending the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance of the City of Fort Worth by amending Chapter Article 13, “Form-Based Code Districts”, Section 4.1304, “Panther Island (“PI”) District”, to increase the maximum building height of the PI-NM sub-district to 20 stories; remove the prohibition against floorplates greater than 16,000 square feet above 96 feet in height for towers; and allow for one-story buildings to be constructed under certain conditions.






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