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Old March 8th, 2009, 07:43 PM   #1
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Fort Worth Development News

I can't believe we didn't have a FW thread before now, as SRG first pointed out in the Dallas thread, but we do now. Here it be. There's a lot people don't know about Fort Worth just because we are Dallas' little sister. For example, it's a fact that we are the fastest growing major U.S. city. Also a fact that the Cultural District in FW is the 2nd largest concentration of museums in America. Our downtown, especially the Sundance Square area, is constantly hailed as one of the best downtowns in the nation. We're home to more Fortune 500 companies than any other city our size, I think 7. I also have to give a shoutout to Texas Christian University, ranked as one of the top universities in the nation. TCU has an enrollment of about 9,000 on the southside of FW.

We're also getting light rail in downtown:
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for development, first start off with West 7th, a massive mixed-use development in the Cultural District that is nearing completion.

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There's a massive 80+ picture construction update on Fortworthology.com
http://fortworthology.com/2009/02/19...h-development/

Capital Bar being built on Morton Street in the Cultural District
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Museum Place, massive 1,050,000 sf development at Camp Bowie and University


There's a construction update here
http://fortworthology.com/category/n...ural-district/

The Fort Worth Museum of Science's new home under construction


Avenue of Light monument in Lancaster Avenue, gateway to downtown
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The new Omni Hotel in downtown, just finished


The Hamptons on Hemphill, in the near southside
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The Village at Camp Bowie, on the westside


So7, big mixed-use project in the Cultural District
the residential
the shops

Big construction update here
http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=135223

Urban Race Street, over in Six Points
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TCU construction
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New development replacing the TCU Albertson's
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New mixed-use TCU student housing
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Gallery 1707 apartments in University Park Village
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TCU Barnes & Noble (just opened)
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Old March 9th, 2009, 01:25 AM   #2
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the right rail looks very promissing for a starter line
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Old March 9th, 2009, 02:17 AM   #3
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I really like all of the stuff going on in the Cultural District. Fort Worth looks like it's doing very well, and I love Sundance Square. I've always admired the 2 unique Barnes & Nobles in Fort Worth, in Sundance Square and at the corner of University and Berry..which I think is modeled after the SMU one.

Fort Worth and Dallas are such different towns..
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Old March 10th, 2009, 01:14 AM   #4
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Nice Fort Worth is a great city. Just makes me wonder what Dallas would look like if both skylines where merged. :P
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Old March 10th, 2009, 02:25 AM   #5
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Great, I was waiting for this thread, let me share some pics about the projects in FTW.

These are from January so, I need to update this coming week.

The Carnegie at 3rd and Taylor





The Omni Hotel


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The Main Tower








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Old March 10th, 2009, 02:31 AM   #6
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Museum Place










Fort Worth Museum of Science and History







Ex-TCC Downtown Campus









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Old March 10th, 2009, 04:28 AM   #7
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I love your photos of the Omni, my friend.
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Old March 10th, 2009, 07:49 AM   #8
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Thanks, will have to go and take new ones, soon.

This thread needs a sticky.
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Old March 13th, 2009, 03:23 AM   #9
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Nice addition of photos I really hope that this thread get stickied sometime soon.
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Old March 13th, 2009, 08:55 PM   #10
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What the News in FW on the T that will run from DT FW to DFW Airport and share a station with DART's Orange line?
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Old March 13th, 2009, 10:56 PM   #11
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FW: We don't want to be connected to Dallas, ew. (just kidding, but probably something like that)
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They already are with the TRE
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Old March 30th, 2009, 12:30 AM   #13
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I didn´t see a thread for the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, but since it is the same county as Fort Worth, here are some pics from yesterday Sat. March 28th.

This pic is from I-30 almost entering Arlington coming from Fort Worth.













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Old March 30th, 2009, 02:31 AM   #14
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New Engineering building at UT Arlington

sorry about the pics, but took them from the car.





Building I


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Old March 30th, 2009, 03:58 AM   #15
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Sorry that I'm not from around the block here guys, but got a question. The OP says that Fort Worth has the 2nd most concentrated area for museums in the US. How is the general public's view on museums in the city? I brought up the idea of more museums and theatres in Tampa. But some have said that museums like and Aviation or Military Museum wouldn't be worth the money because museums like the Children Museum we have approved for the city attracts the children and children won't be interested in visiting art and history museums.

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Old April 5th, 2009, 08:10 PM   #16
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Going through Arlington, the new bridges and exits along I-30.













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Fort Worth is booming, and I didn't even know it... But is in Texas so I should have known!!!
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How about we unsticky this thread? It's been near a year since the last post.
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Old December 30th, 2009, 10:15 PM   #19
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8 months is nearly a year? Thats not even a pregnancy.
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Old February 26th, 2011, 06:07 AM   #20
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New development planned to replace outlet mall in downtown Fort Worth.

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Parking and retail structure to replace former outlet mall in downtown Fort Worth
Posted Thursday, Feb. 24, 2011


By Sandra Baker

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By Sandra Baker

Dallas-based Spire Realty Group said Thursday that it plans to demolish the former outlet mall at City Place in downtown Fort Worth and replace it with a parking structure with shops and restaurants on the street level.

Spire Realty on Wednesday closed its deal to buy the 1.2-million-square-foot City Place, the former Tandy Corp. headquarters. It bought the twin, 20-story office towers and associated retail space between them, along with a parking garage to the north, under the entity Throckmorton FW, according to deed records.

The developers will also renovate One City Place, the south tower, as office space, but haven't been decided yet if that work will be done at the same time as the parking and retail structure, said Jon Ruff, Spire's vice president.

Spire Realty expects to begin work within 24 months, Ruff said.

"We've wanted to be a part of the community for some time," Ruff said. "Our plan is to be there for a long time."

The new structure will feature a "vibrant plaza" to provide cohesiveness between the two office towers, as well as capitalize on existing activity from the neighboring Sundance Square entertainment, retail and office development, Ruff said.

The previous retail space, along with its popular ice rink, was gutted several years ago.

RadioShack, formerly Tandy Corp., in 2001 sold the property to Dallas-based PNL Cos., which renamed it City Place. PNL refurbished the north office tower, which is now 82 percent leased.

The south tower, however, has been vacant since RadioShack moved out in 2005 to a new corporate campus along the Trinity River a few blocks north. PNL planned an ambitious condo project for the building, but halted those plans in 2008 in the wake of the nation's credit woes. PNL then put the property up for sale a year ago.

PNL also had planned to demolish the central retail block, intending to restore Second Street between Taylor and Throckmorton streets. Ruff said Spire's plan for retail and parking in that area does not include a through street.

Tandy Corp. built the landmark towers in 1976 and 1978. The towers, ice rink and retail area opened in sections beginning in 1976. Tarrant County bought RadioShack's Technology Center, just across Taylor Street, from City Place in 2001.
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