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Sic'EmBears    2187

Fort Worth TEXRail stations:

 

The route will follow existing rail lines from downtown Fort Worth, northeast through North Richland Hills to downtown Grapevine, and then into the north entrance of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Operating on primarily existing tracks, the route would provide direct access to all activity centers in the corridor, and would connect with other transportation services, including the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) commuter rail service, AMTRAK, and FWTA’s downtown Fort Worth Intermodal Transportation Center (ITC) and T&P Station.

 

ITC Station

 

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T&P Station

 

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North Side Station

 

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Mercantile Center Station (Beach St)

 

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Iron Horse Station

 

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Smithfield Station

 

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Grapevine Station

 

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DFW Airport North Station

 

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DFW Airport B Station (matches DART's DFW Orange Line station)

 

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System Map

 

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Sic'EmBears    2187

Medical City Fort Worth to add $64 million tower with helipad

 

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Medical City Fort Worth will break ground Monday on a $64 million patient tower as part of $100 million in expansions and upgrades at the hospital.


The expanded intensive care unit will have 28 beds, and the roof will have the complex’s second helipad to provide closer access to the ER.


The new tower will be built across 9th Avenue in a former parking lot on the west side of the hospital, and an aerial walkway will span the street and connect it with the main hospital building at 900 8th Ave. 



A groundbreaking ceremony is set for 10 a.m. Monday.

 

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Sic'EmBears    2187

Online eyewear retailer Warby Parker opening more Texas stores

 

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Warby Parker has decided Texas is big enough for more of its stores.  It's planning three more stores by the end of this year, the company said Tuesday.

 

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Warby Parker opened its first Texas store on N. Henderson Ave. in Dallas in 2014. 


Last year, it opened a second Dallas store in NorthPark Center. Two other stores in the state are in Austin.

 

New stores are planned for Legacy West in Plano and Westbend in Fort Worth.

 

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Sic'EmBears    2187

Majestic Realty Co. to build new 320-acre business park in Fort Worth

 

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Upon completion, the new business park — called Majestic Fort Worth South Business Park — near Interstate 20 and Interstate 35 is expected to include more than 6 million square feet of office, industrial and distribution space.


The initial phase of the Majestic Fort Worth South Business Park is expected to sit on 110 acres and will include a total of 1.8 million square feet of industrial space in a multi-building park.



The multiple buildings could accommodate users from 35,000 square feet to 1.2 million square feet.

This phase is slated for completion in June 2018, with the venture marketing built-to-suit options.

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Sic'EmBears    2187

The Shops at Clearfork tenant list:

 

Fashion

 

  • Burberry (second in DFW)
  • Louis Vuitton (fifth in DFW)
  • Neiman Marcus (fourth in DFW)

 

Furniture

  • Arhaus Furniture (second in DFW)
  • Mitchell Gold & Bob Williams (third in DFW)
  • Z Gallerie (sixth in DFW)

 

Dining & Entertainment

 

  • AMC Theaters
  • B&B
  • Fixe
  • Luna Grill
  • Malai Kitchen
  • Mesero 
  • Pinstripes

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Sic'EmBears    2187

Mixed-use TOD in North Richland Hills:

 

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Transit oriented/ mixed use development that will consist 30,000 SF of ground floor retail and 238 apartment units. This initial development is the first phase of +/-1,000 units to be developed in the immediate area by 2018.



Located at the SWC of Iron Horse Blvd and Browning Blvd in North Richland Hills just north of 820 and west of Rufe Snow Dr the site sits adjacent to the Iron Horse Station of the Tex Rail line Blvd from DFW Airport to downtown Fort Worth. TEX Rail is a 27-mile commuter rail project being developed by the Fort Worth Transportation Authority and will be the next passenger rail service coming to Tarrant County.

 

Additional Information

 

  • Fountain at Iron Horse construction will begin 4th quarter 2016
  • Delivery of retail shell schedule for 1st quarter 2018

 

Property Flyer (PDF)

 

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Sic'EmBears    2187

What’s next for Roanoke? A luxury hotel and conference center

 

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A 300-room Peabody Hotel would be built south of the existing restaurant row, near where a new City Hall is under construction. Plans released Thursday call for 300 rooms and suites, a restaurant, two bars, a high-end spa and fitness center and a large rooftop swimming pool. There also would be more than 30,000 square feet of meeting and event space.



In a statement, Douglas V. Browne, president of Peabody Hotels & Resorts, said the hotel project “is still very much in the planning and financing stages.” But the developer, Bluff City Group, said it hopes to open the hotel within the next two years.

The hotel would be located along an extension of Oak Street south of the downtown strip, where Babe’s Chicken is located, as part of a new mixed-use project being developed by the Integrity Group of Justin. The area will include the new City Hall, residential units, retail space and offices, said Scott Campbell, Roanoke’s city manager.


The Peabody, which dates to 1869, was restored and reopened in 1981. The property is known for its ducks, which swim in a fountain in the hotel lobby and waddle through the hotel daily. A fountain with ducks is also planned for the Roanoke property.

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Sic'EmBears    2187

General Electric to move up to 225 locomotive production jobs to Fort Worth from Erie, Pa.

 

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The transition would begin next year between April and June and would involve a recall of Fort Worth employees laid off earlier this year. It would also eliminate locomotive production at the Erie plant, which employs more than 2,500 people, by the end of 2018. About 575 jobs in Erie would be affected.



The move was necessary to drive efficiency and preserve U.S. jobs, said Richard Simpson, GE Transportation's vice president of global supply chain.


"Our Fort Worth facility is very competitive, and as a result, this allows us to compete in a very tough space," Simpson said.

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Sic'EmBears    2187

Armour Hotel planned for former meatpacking site in the Historic Stockyards

 

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Three years after buying the property, a Fort Worth Stockyards development group is planning a $21 million, 120-room hotel called the Armour Hotel and has asked the city for an incentive on the project.



The City Council heard terms of a proposed $1 million incentive Tuesday for the project planned off East Exchange Avenue.

Under those terms, the group, Niles City Resort Ltd., would be required to invest a minimum of $21 million by December 2019 to develop a four-star hotel. The hotel would be required to have at least 40 full-time employees on staff a year later.

The hotel’s facade must be masonry and reflect the historical and architectural heritage of the Stockyards, according to the terms.

Philip Murrin said the five-story hotel is the first in a three-phased project at the site. Construction should start in early 2018 and the hotel be open by spring of 2019, he said.

On Tuesday, most of the council expressed support for the project.

 

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Sic'EmBears    2187

$1.5 billion residential community coming north of Fort Worth

 

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A $1.5 billion residential community planned between Fort Worth and Denton will bring more than 3,000 new homes.


Hillwood Communities, a Perot company, is building the 1,157-acre Pecan Square project in the Denton County town of Northlake. The mixed-use project on FM407 will have building sites for more than 600 homes in the first phase.

Houses in the development will be priced starting at about $270,000.

Hillwood Communities just purchased the land. The largest portion is a longtime equestrian center, Woodhill Farm. The developer plans to repurpose some of the horse farm buildings.

The area leading up to the stables is lined with hundreds of mature pecan trees, which give the project its name and will be preserved.



"We'll break ground next spring," Balda said. "We think that by the summer of 2019 you'll see it be offered to the marketplace."

 

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Sic'EmBears    2187

High-rise residential tower will overlook downtown Fort Worth, developer says

 

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A 24-story luxury residential condominium tower with scenic views is in the works just blocks from the center of downtown.



Developers say the estimated $100 million project will complement efforts to draw business to the region.

It will feature 115 homes with amenities that includes panoramic views of downtown Fort Worth, the Cultural District, Trinity River and Panther Island.



“There is not a bad view,” said Al Coker, owner of Al Coker & Associates, a Dallas marketing and sales firm specializing in luxury condominiums, who is working on the project.

He added: “Everything is going that way because of Panther Island. ... [It’s] one of the few places where you can see the sun set and the sun rise.”

GDA Architects, a Dallas architectural firm, is working on the design.

The tower will have glass walls and balconies that offer “miles of views,” according to the press release.

Building amenities will also include valet parking, concierge services, owners’ lounges, a fitness center, a saltwater pool, cabanas, an outdoor kitchen, fireplace and spa.

The Worth sales office is expected to open near the site in 2018.

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Sic'EmBears    2187

AC Hotel, a brand popular in Europe, gets key incentive to build in downtown Fort Worth

 

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Construction on the $68.5 million, 16-story AC Hotel on Main Street in downtown Fort Worth will begin mid-2018, the developer said Wednesday after a special taxing district approved a $4.1 million incentive for the project.



For a moment during the Downtown Tax Increment Finance District board meeting, though, it appeared the project might be derailed for lack of support.

At issue was whether public dollars could be used to pay for a transformer that Oncor electric utility requires for the building. In downtown, Oncor requires an electrical vault for the transformer and two back-up transformers in the case of outages.

Of the developer’s $4.1 million request, $3.1 million would be reimbursement for the electrical vault, which is typically built under the sidewalk. The developer will receive the money over 22 months.

The money will come from property taxes generated within a designated area downtown. The money is reinvested in development instead of going into the city’s general fund.

The land has been used as a 32-space parking lot for the past 20 years. It will take two years to build, according to the developer, Dallas-based Jackson-Shaw.



The building will include space for shops and restaurants, meeting rooms and a rooftop patio. The project was approved by the Downtown Design Review Board in November.

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Sic'EmBears    2187

Facebook's Fort Worth data center is getting bigger to make room for all your holiday snaps

 

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Facebook's mega sized data center in North Fort Worth is getting even bigger.

Facebook this week filed building permits to construct two more huge data center halls at its Fort Worth campus. The construction permits for the space totaled more than $365 million in value.

The 150-acre high-tech campus is expected to top out at more than $1 billion in value and is the largest concentration of computing power in the state.

The buildings house acres of computer servers and the equipment needed to keep them powered, cooled and running 24 hours a day.

"It's physically one of the largest we've ever built," Facebook's Tom Furlong said at the May grand opening.

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Sic'EmBears    2187

Mercedes-Benz zooming into bigger future in far north Fort Worth

 

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To accommodate its expanded workforce, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services will move into a new 200,000-square-foot building to be built near its current offices at Alliance in far north Fort Worth.



The state-of-the art building will be built less than a mile north of the 164,000-square-foot building that the business now occupies off Interstate 35W near Westport Parkway.

Construction will begin in early 2018, and the company hopes to move in by early 2019.

BOKA Powell, a Dallas-based design firm, will serve as the design architect for the building and site development. JLL Fort Worth Project and Development Services of Dallas will oversee the project for Mercedes-Benz.

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