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New Fort Worth Development

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So happy for our sister/bro to the west! (I havent determined if Ft. Worth is masculine or feminine yet)

Its time they get their own thread.

 

Jetta/Frost Tower Officially under construction! :D

 

 

http://www.fortworthbusiness.com/news/groundbreaking-skyscraper-to-revitalize-eastern-downtown/article_8c8215f8-786a-11e5-82dc-53ad597f2688.html

 

 

Ground was broken on Wednesday Oct. 21 for downtown Fort Worth’s first commercial skyscraper in more than 20 years.

The 25-story at 640 Taylor St. will revitalize the east side of downtown, according to Michael Bennett of Bennett Benner Partners, designers of the building.

The site, currently a parking lot, is part of a trend to get rid of surface parking lots in downtown areas, he said. The new skyscraper will include a parking garage with spaces for the Fort Worth Club and Morningstar Partners, which owns the former Star-Telegram complex at 400 W. Seventh St., adjacent to the site. The building will have 258,900 gross square feet of office space and 45,800 gross square feet of amenity floors.

In addition, Bennett noted that the building will bring new energy to the east side of downtown, much like that currently seen in Sundance Square.

The 12th floor, he said, will have an outdoor cafe and the 13th floor will have several high-tech meeting facilities for use by Fort Worth companies and residents. That will invite interaction with people beyond the building’s tenants, Bennett said.

Frost Bank will be the anchor and name tenant for the new tower, which is being built by the energy firm Jetta Operating Co. Anthracite Realty Partners LLC, Jetta’s affiliate, announced earlier in October that Frost Bank has signed a lease to occupy more than 73,000 square feet in the building.

Frost will have a lobby-level banking facility and will move its region headquarters and other lines of business into three upper floors.

For Jetta Operating Co., a privately held oil and gas exploration and production firm based in Fort Worth, the building is a public face for a company that has traditionally kept a low profile.

The company, with nearly 250 employees (140 in Fort Worth), will move its corporate headquarters from the Fort Worth Club Tower into the new high-rise, which is estimated to cost more than $100 million. Jetta will occupy 70,000 square feet of space in the building.

It will be the seventh-tallest building in Fort Worth and Bennett said he expects it to become a downtown landmark.

 

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Cool. FW already has the best downtown in Texas and what's happening in their museum district is also cool. No longer just a cowtown, that's for sure. 

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Obviously you've never been there. 

Fort Worth would be in the mix but San Antonio and Austin take it. They have much larger cores than Fort Worth and more cohesive urban cores. Downtown Austin is lively at any point in the day and its vibrancy is in various places across Downtown. I notice with Fort Worth it's vibrancy mostly radiates out of Sundance Square and the Downtown is physically small, you can be in the center of it and look in any direction and see the end of downtown and the end of high density development. You cant do that anywhere close to as easily in San Antonio or Austin. Downtown Fort Worth can compete with them but it is not surrounded by as many high density and highly vibrant neighborhoods like DTSA and DTATX are. DTATX and DTSA feel like neighborhoods more than they feel like business districts TBH, that's a net positive IMO. Austin's skyline will be dominated by residential towers rising over office towers in the future. 

 

I think the I-35/I-35W cities have the best downtowns in Texas, so Austin, San Antonio, and Fort Worth. 

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A full article on the progress of the TRV (Panther Island) was posted in the S-T. The first development on the island could begin as soon as next year. Trinity river vision moves forward.

 

http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/fort-worth/article38751447.html

 

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Meanwhile the Dallas Trinity floodplane looks like *beep*.

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The pictures don't have a proper extension for embedding. You could download the pictures, then upload them here as an attachment in your post.

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The pictures don't have a proper extension for embedding. You could download the pictures, then upload them here as an attachment in your post.

 

Thanks. I went with different pics that I googled. The pics I wanted were off the Star Telegram showed construction and a really cool roundabout.

Downtown Ft. Worth is going to look amazing in a few years. Im jealous of their river situation. Dallas needs to get on the ball and fix its river area.

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Fort Worth would be in the mix but San Antonio and Austin take it. They have much larger cores than Fort Worth and more cohesive urban cores. Downtown Austin is lively at any point in the day and its vibrancy is in various places across Downtown. I notice with Fort Worth it's vibrancy mostly radiates out of Sundance Square and the Downtown is physically small, you can be in the center of it and look in any direction and see the end of downtown and the end of high density development. You cant do that anywhere close to as easily in San Antonio or Austin. Downtown Fort Worth can compete with them but it is not surrounded by as many high density and highly vibrant neighborhoods like DTSA and DTATX are. DTATX and DTSA feel like neighborhoods more than they feel like business districts TBH, that's a net positive IMO. Austin's skyline will be dominated by residential towers rising over office towers in the future. 

 

I think the I-35/I-35W cities have the best downtowns in Texas, so Austin, San Antonio, and Fort Worth. 

 

Good call. I guess I lean toward FW because it's so laid back compared to hipster Austin and touristy San Antonio. Both of which I like visiting but would never consider living in. I enjoy the fact that Fort Worth's downtown is small and walkable. It just has a good vibe. Also much easier getting around in a vehicle then most Texas cities. 

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Dallas needs to get on the ball and fix its river area.

 

Part of the problem is that all of the improvement plans include the notoriously unpopular Trinity River Toll Road.  I doubt any proposal will move forward until the Toll Road is killed.

 

Anyway, this is the Fort Worth thread.  I also think Fort Worth probably has the best downtown in Texas.  All around, the city itself is pretty awesome.  I've seriously considered moving there on more than one occasion.

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Lamar Hunt family affiliate begins developing speculative Fort Worth project

Candace Carlisle
January 26, 2016
 

The 301,500-square-foot warehouse and distribution facility will sit on 16.66 acres within Riverbend West Business Park at 2101 Reeves Place in northeast Fort Worth.

Construction is expected to begin immediately with completion of the new hub expected in the third quarter.

 
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Part of the problem is that all of the improvement plans include the notoriously unpopular Trinity River Toll Road. I doubt any proposal will move forward until the Toll Road is killed.

Anyway, this is the Fort Worth thread. I also think Fort Worth probably has the best downtown in Texas. All around, the city itself is pretty awesome. I've seriously considered moving there on more than one occasion.

Current Google Maps show Trinity River flooded. What good does a toll road do if it's flooded? And an urban highway paralleling a river area? I don't want to sound like Slick, but that seems so backward.

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Exclusive: Provident Realty readies $1B project on former Pate Ranch tract

Candace Carlisle

February 10, 2016

Dallas-based developer Provident Realty Advisors is prepping a 468-acre tract formerly owned by Fort Worth's Pate family for a $1 billion mixed-use development, which will bring upwards of 1,000 single-family homes to the site along the newly completed Chisholm Trail Parkway.

Along with the single-family homes, Provident Realty plans to develop nearly 200,000 square feet of grocery-anchored retail space and a three-story apartment community with about 325 apartment homes on the tract at the southwest quadrant of Altamesa and Bryant Irvin Road in southwest Fort Worth.

The $1.4 billion Chisholm Trail Parkway brings this part of Fort Worth from a 30-plus minute drive to downtown Fort Worth to an eight-minute commute to the city's core, he added.

Construction is expected to begin on the apartments by the end of the year.

The three-story apartment buildings are expected to have an urban design with parking behind the buildings, which gives Tavolo Park's apartments a similar feel to those seen in Uptown or other mixed-use developments.

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Note random off-topic crap has been moved to another topic.  Remember the best thing is to ignore trolls.  

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A 23-story Residence Inn by Marriott has been proposed.

 

More news to follow.

 

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Just got back last week on a business trip.  I have never seen DFW air quality so bad!  The sky was brown just they passed Houston for pollution.  You could not see the blue sky. Had to use my inhaler.  I went to Fort Worth, Plano and was very impressed with Lewisville.  Plano is like The Woodlaands but ugly.  I have no idea what is going up there, but never seen the are so bad. 

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Dallas developer to bring sky-bridge living to Fort Worth's Medical District
Candace Carlisle
June 16, 2016

 

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Urban apartment development group — Dallas-based Lang Partners LLC — has begun building a new apartment community in Fort Worth's hospital district, which will utilize a sky-bridge to help connect the community.

 

The 327-unit apartment complex, called Oleander Apartments, will be built on two separate city blocks on West Rosedale and Oleander Streets, with a bridge over Seventh Avenue in Fort Worth.

 

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The sky-bridges will give would-be residents the ability to have access to the apartments' garage, pool and other apartment community amenities.

 

As part of the development deal, Lang Partners have received approval for $1.2 million in tax increment financing funding from the Medical District, which will be used for public right-of-way and easement improvements, streetscape improvements and utility work.

 

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Construction is slated for completion in summer 2017.

 

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West Vickery apartments get approval for additional floors
Samantha Calimbahin
June 23, 2016

 

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The apartments planned for the corner of West Vickery Boulevard and South Main Street are one step closer to getting taller.

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The Urban Design Commission voted June 23 to approve the addition of two more floors to the project, for a total of 12.

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The plan is to build a 262-unit apartment complex and an adjacent 10-story, 200-room hotel on the T transit parking lot. Both buildings will have ground floor retail space totaling about 70,000 square feet.

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“Getting the design right is really important. We think all of this is coming together in a good way.”

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The original plan was to split residential space between the two buildings. With the height change, all the residential units will be consolidated to one building, while the other building will be used solely as a hotel.

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Bennett said another reason to add additional parking is to accommodate the incoming TEX Rail, a 27-mile commuter rail project that will stretch from the site of the West Vickery development to Terminal B at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport. 

 

The TEX Rail is expected to be operational by the end of 2018.

 

 

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Walsh Ranch development begins to take shape west of Fort Worth
Sandra Baker
September 3, 2016

 

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On Wednesday, Aledo school officials will ceremoniously turn dirt to mark the start of construction of an elementary school on the legendary Walsh Ranch in the far west reaches of Fort Worth.

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Nearby, crews have been scraping land, preparing the once-untouched prairie for streets and 580 home lots, just a portion of what’s to come. Developers estimate the land could one day be home to 50,000 people, roughly the current population of Grapevine.

 

About 1,700 acres are included in the first development phase of the 7,267-acre Walsh Ranch, which has been held by the family since the 1930s.

 

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Going forward, the development won’t be called Walsh Ranch. Instead, it will be branded simply as the Walsh.

 

Over the past decades, every stitch of land has been thought about, down to the planting of a farm of 16,000 trees to be used within the development. About 700 of the trees are now being planted along Walsh Ranch Parkway north of Interstate 20. The road eventually will bisect the entire ranch on both sides of the highway.

 

Moreover, about 2,300 acres are being set aside for green space. The Walshes partnered with Fort Worth’s Botanical Research Institute of Texas to determine how to reclaim and restore the native prairie. The ranch’s unique hilly topography also will be retained. Curving residential streets will take in the terrain, in some places featuring vistas from 1,000 feet up or 90-foot drops.

 

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The ranch is 11.4 square miles and will eventually feature as many as 15,000 homes. The entire Walsh development could take 50 years to complete. It will have at least eight elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school, and 35 miles of hike and bike trails.

 

The first batch of houses, going in north of the interstate and west of Walsh Ranch Parkway, will take about three years to complete, and the entire first phase about 15 years to finish. It will have parks and other amenities. Home prices will start in the low $300,000s and go up into the millions of dollars.

 

The developers have put together a 137-page book of standards and architectural details allowed in the Walsh. It relies heavily on some of Fort Worth’s historic neighborhoods.

 

About 770 acres are designated for commercial development and potentially a corporate campus.

 

 

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