One thing that surprised me is the first phase spans over Adams, so it's wider than the block that was there. From the South is makes a nice terminated vista. Pic a few months old but you get the idea.
I overlaid the most recently posted site plan on a June 2022 aerial. It looks like the two easternmost arches where the passageway (currently the edge of the initial building) line up almost perfectly with the centerline (red) and the eastern sidewalk (purple) of Adams St.
I'm speculating that the passageway wasn't designed for this to be a stand-alone building like the preliminary renderings, but probably now any expansion would span the entire block as a single facade along Rosedale built in two or more phases (hence the need for one, or more, passageways through the middle of the building).
Zoning Change request filed for a 150' tall cold storage facility: https://newcold.com/
OMG, 150' tall...that's about 15-stories. My guess is this is going either far north or far south of town, maybe north Burleson. I didn't see an address yet.
That area of south Fort Worth is the largest concentration of food distribution/production facilities in North Texas (and continues to grow), even with the sprawling population growth moving more towards the north.
Project Name: Nations Best Sports Phase II Expansion
Project Number: TABS2023012460
Facility Name: Nations Best Sports Phase II Expansion
Location Address: 4350 Fossil Creek Blvd
Fort Worth, TX 76137
Location County: Tarrant
Start Date: 3/3/2023
Completion Date: 9/15/2023
Estimated Cost: $4,226,661
Type of Work: Additions to Existing Building
Type of Funds: This project is privately funded, on private land for private use.
Scope of Work: Addition to existing warehouse
Square Footage: 40,000 ft 2
Fossil Creek is definitely in not Alliance Town Center, or Alliance in general, but I'm sure it's all the same to the "everything north of Loop 820 isn't really Fort Worth" crowd.
This is one of the few remaining greenfield sites left in Fossil Creek. Glad to see a Fort Worth-based company expanding instead of relocating to a larger/newer space.
...And now they're planning interior retail to activate the paseo? Awesome! Now all we need is:
1) a pedestrian crosswalk across Jones connecting the paseo to the ITC,
2) a second paseo (or an actual rebuilt one-block 10th Street) between Calhoun and Commerce after the latter is straightened out,
And we'll have a fully restored walkable grid in the area.
I'm guessing the placement of the paseo is due to utilities/right of way from when 10th St was there originally?
The Throckmorton St & W 2nd St intersection to connect through City Place could benefit from a mid-block crossing too (is it still considered a mid-block crossing if it's a t-intersection?).
Not surprising the Dallas Morning News describes a relocation to FORT WORTH by starting the sentence "Dallas-Fort Worth's central location." Whatever that means.
Anytime central location is mentioned when talking about the advantages of relocating to D-FW, it's a combination of being in the Central Time Zone, direct flights from DFW Airport, and an almost split distance to either coast.
Not to rain on everyones parade, but the location is extremely short sighted. Im super happy the TAMU is coming to downtown, but we could have asked for more! TAMU panther island!! I dont understand why the city/A&M decided to build the campus at its current location. Can someone share a few reasons as to why the city wouldnt push for panther island for the new tamu campus?
TAMU does not own any land on Panther Island but they do own 4 contiguous blocks at their current location in downtown. It's as simple as that.
Not playing devil's advocate, but I think the complete opposite of this idea is needed. The Phoenix metro has multiple independent public transit agencies operating different services under the same unified brand: Valley Metro. Having 4 separate brands (A-train, TEXRail, Silver Line, TRE) creates more confusion than it's worth.
DART, DCTA, and Trinity Metro should operate the 4 interconnected commuter rail lines in North Texas under the single brand: TRE. Bus, light-rail, streetcar/trolley, etc. services could still operate under each individual agency's name, but unifying the commuter rail lines under a single brand creates a familiarity needed to grow ridership instead of separating service across county lines.
The news articles state that the additional funding is for the "final design." Does that mean the flood control project is still on the drawing board...after all these years?
There are differing levels of design depending on funding. The gist of the system is obviously long ago design but the detailed 100% drawings will need to be finalized with the full funding that will take the project into construction.
My concern at this point is that the funding estimates are still valid in light of the material cost increases and ongoing inflation. Probably will need additional funding at the end to finish it out.
A question came up early in the thread about why Denton is considered part of the Dallas-Plano-Irving Division. I didn't see where anyone answered that, but OMB defines these based on commuting patterns - so presumably more people in Denton (and its surrounding cities) commute to Dallas-Plano-Irving than to Fort Worth-Arlington.
And it's hard to see any near future in DFW that doesn't include a lot of auto traffic. There are a lot of cultural, political and economic reasons that drive the development patterns we have today and little appetite on a large enough scale to change that.
Nearly half of Frisco is in Denton County, and when you add the SE quad of the county (Carrollton, Lewisville, etc.), there's a much higher flow of people between Denton County and Dallas/Collin than with Tarrant County.