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#147956 Hilton Hotel Annex Sold

Posted by Doohickie on 05 September 2023 - 06:02 AM

The lighting really highlights the uneven concrete panels on the blank wall. 

I think it makes it look more visually interesting.

#147942 T&P Warehouse Redevelopment

Posted by Doohickie on 03 September 2023 - 08:17 PM

Inspiration:  Michigan Central Station in Detroit







#147894 Sheraton Fort Worth Hotel

Posted by Doohickie on 31 August 2023 - 06:50 AM

When we discussed this site at the Forum lunch, the gas explosion was brought up. Here’s the article: https://www.upi.com/.../1921510987600/. It was in 1986.

I’m looking forward to the cooler weather as well. It’s been awhile since I walked through downtown.

We didn't get to Ft Worth until 1987; I never heard about this.

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#147873 $22 Million in Tax Incentives Asked for La Gran Plaza

Posted by Doohickie on 29 August 2023 - 12:41 PM

I think what the owners have is quite impressive and has been a good deal for the CIty.

Oh I fully agree with this.  I just find it kind of an odd lead in when they're not ahead of any of the places you think they might be. 

#147853 Fort Worth Stockyards

Posted by Doohickie on 28 August 2023 - 07:15 PM

Kind of looks like a middle school.

Like every middle school built between WWII and 1960.


(Yeah, I know it's an old post.)

#147803 Forum Meetings - Last Friday of the Month: 11:45

Posted by Doohickie on 24 August 2023 - 07:45 AM

I hope to be there.  Have some things I need to get done but can probably work around lunch.

#147779 The Harrison (515-521 Samuels Avenue) Multifamily

Posted by Doohickie on 23 August 2023 - 06:43 AM

You know, I kind of side with the objections on that one.  You can't have parking that far away.  Why not do two smaller projects, each with adequate on-site parking?  Or a residential building over a parking garage?

#147684 Corporate relocations

Posted by Doohickie on 14 August 2023 - 01:14 PM

Chinese auto parts supplier picks Fort Worth for EV operations

New research and development center will support electric vehicle production.
The new facility will be located at the 46 Ranch Logistics Park which is on the east side of Campus at Oak Grove just south of I-20.

A China-based automotive parts supplier is locating a new operation in South Fort Worth that will employ 120 workers.

Junchuang North America Inc. is a subsidiary of Suzhou Junchuang Auto Technologies, a Chinese auto parts manufacturer.
The company provides electric vehicle parts to auto manufacturers including Jaguar, Land Rover, Ford and Mazda.

The parts firm is leasing a 55,000-square-foot industrial space.

"Chinese company investing $21 million to make electric vehicle parts in Fort Worth"
by Harrison Mantas
6101 Campus Dr.

Oh shoot, looks like you beat me to it.

#147679 Texas A&M to build urban satellite campus in Fort Worth

Posted by Doohickie on 14 August 2023 - 08:01 AM

I remember reading in the article that it is an 8 story building, but I count 10 stories from the bottom rendering and actually 11 if you count the sliver of a floor on the top left side (NE) of the building.

I ran out of fingers but you seem to be right.


Or maybe the rendering was done by M.C. Escher.

#147677 The Image of Fort Worth

Posted by Doohickie on 14 August 2023 - 06:56 AM

The journalist fact checking the Mayor’s crime comments are appropriate. I don’t want Fort Worth to say ‘come here because world class cities haven’t gotten worse’, I want to attract people for what we build, how we build, and the quality of life across many variables.

Yeah, that was cringeworthy when Parker compared Ft Worth to San Fran... even if it was true and it wasn't even true.

#147622 Art Events in Fort Worth

Posted by Doohickie on 09 August 2023 - 11:18 AM

For those of you who can, check out the book signing this weekend for the book illustrated by the forum's own @Hipolyte



#147440 Southside developments

Posted by Doohickie on 24 July 2023 - 11:55 AM

I bike this route down Lipscomb often. There are others houses old and new built as close to these tracks. Not that it’s makes it ok, but it’s not a first.

Before I moved to South Hills I lived in the McCart/Sycamore School road area and would ride toward the Near Southside/downtown and Lipscombe was one of my frequent routes.  Pretty quiet route for riding.

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#147439 Southside developments

Posted by Doohickie on 24 July 2023 - 11:50 AM


Record AD23-00137: 
Alcohol Distance Check
Record Status: Accepted
Permit Address
Project Description:
Cattlemen's Whiskey
ADC - distillers and rectifiers permit- Allows on premise consumption


I think of that area could be about to enter a period of post-industrial gentrification, kind of like the W7th area was 20 years ago, or the area around Cullen Street (north of White Settlement/east of University) and District 97 which are just hitting their stride.  What spurs the initial development are:

  1. Affordable land values/rent rates for what is currently a purely industrial area.
  2. Proximity to residential populations that can frequent the new entertainment-oriented businesses. 

By entertainment oriented I mean restaurants, bars, breweries, distilleries, activities (like ax throwing/bowling).  I could see this blowing up quite rapidly.  I understand the South Division FW Police HQ will be moving down to Risinger Road which will open up more space for redevelopment.  This area has a lot of industrial and warehouse space.  It is right off the main rail line that runs along Granbury Road.  I think proximity to freeways is more important to industrial uses these days and rail is not as important as it used to be, so the area is losing ground with respect to industrial use.  The northern tip of that area, in the wedge between Granbury, McCart and Pafford is still highly industrial with Priefert Steel, Thornton Steel and Martin Sprocket, but I could see the areas south of Pafford, as well as that bounded by Pafford/Merida/Dickson/McCart transitioning from industrial to hospitality/entertainment-oriented startups. 


It's about time too, since I live about a mile south of there.

#147348 Dream Vision/Celebrate Fort Worth June 1st

Posted by Doohickie on 19 July 2023 - 03:49 PM

Hey look!  Now Oklahoma's getting one!



#147037 Grain Silos in South Ft. Worth

Posted by Doohickie on 05 July 2023 - 12:40 PM

The Star-T has published some articles on the silos on Alice off Hemphill: https://ca.sports.ya...a8-TyssBUfRK2P5