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Fort Worth: misc. developments

Postby jrd1964 » 07 Dec 2017 14:13

http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local ... 9.html?itx[idio]=6088419&ito=792&itq=67a34b03-e176-462b-a547-40c022e15aa8

On the heels of a new downtown Dallas hotel, and an upcoming one in the Galleria-Dallas Midtown area, a new AC Hotel by Marriott will start construction in the middle of next year at Fifth/Main on the site of a current surface parking lot. It will have 246 rooms, be 16 stories tall, and take 2 years to build.

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Postby Austin55 » 07 Dec 2017 14:16

Here's a good breakdown of all 4 proposed/u/c highrises in downtown.

http://www.fwtx.com/blogs/fwculture/hig ... g-downtown

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Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 07 Dec 2017 17:24

This is exciting. Does anyone know what is Fort Worth's downtown population?

I've always felt Fort Worth had a more Charming downtown than Dallas. Great to see them get some urban developments.

At this rate, who knows maybe one day these two sister cities will become the SF and Oakland of Texas. Lol

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Postby The_Overdog » 08 Dec 2017 10:05

It's been a while, but the last estimates I saw were around 1500 residents.

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Postby tamtagon » 08 Dec 2017 10:54

Fort Worth does have a charming downtown; it's a great change of scenery for North Texas residents, but I have a sense that the majority of North Texans don't know about it. I would love love love Downtown Fort Worth to grow into a destination appeal like Ashville, NC -- creative, friendly, stuffed to the gills with variety, and almost walking distance to one of the best collection of Museums in the South Central US and almost walking distance to the totally underdeveloped western frontier theme park, The Fort Worth Stockyards. There's so much potential in Downtown Fort Worth, enough to make the Dallas Booster Club green with envy. If only the city would coalesce around the idea of becoming a real tourism destination.

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Postby Austin55 » 11 Dec 2017 18:13

The_Overdog wrote:It's been a while, but the last estimates I saw were around 1500 residents.


Downtown Fort Worth has a fairly broad definition, but the 2016 State of Downtown listed the number at 7,616, and currently the downtown housing stock is on pace to double with current construction and proposals.

A bunch more info on page 20 here - > https://www.dfwi.org/research

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Postby Tnexster » 14 Dec 2017 22:14

Economic Engines: Is Fort Worth at risk of becoming bedroom community to Dallas?

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... unity.html

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Postby Tnexster » 27 Dec 2017 18:02

One reason Fort Worth's lagging Dallas: Billions invested with public transit

https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/comm ... ic-transit

“Fort Worth has fallen behind its competition,” the report said. “The threats facing the city may not always be apparent, but they are very real.”

Here’s an example. Since 2010, the North Texas region has added almost 140,000 jobs in professional business services and 48,000 in financial activities. Roughly 90 percent of the jobs in those high-paying categories were on the Dallas-Plano-Irving side of the metro, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


In 2010, Fort Worth was offered a $25 million federal grant toward a street car starter line. Ultimately, it could have connected popular Sundance Square with the emerging hospital district and developments on the other side of downtown.

That’s exactly the kind of urban connectivity that Amazon and many millennials are looking for. But Fort Worth’s City Council rejected the grant.

There’s no mention of that lost opportunity in the report. By the way, that money went toward a streetcar line in Dallas.


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Postby DPatel304 » 28 Dec 2017 02:06

As Dallas urban core gets more and more expensive, I can see Fort Worth eventually becoming more attractive. Problem is, is that there is still a lot of room for Dallas to grow and plenty of under-developed land.

I'd really love to see Fort Worth thrive and see the city grow, but, at the moment, Dallas has some insane momentum and I don't see that slowing anytime soon. One thing that, I believe, could help would be some sort of non-stop express TRE train that goes straight from Downtown Fort Worth to Downtown Dallas. I have no idea how much would be involved in that, but I think something like that could create some good synergy between the two cities.

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Postby Tucy » 28 Dec 2017 08:44

Tnexster wrote:One reason Fort Worth's lagging Dallas: Billions invested with public transit

https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/comm ... ic-transit

“Fort Worth has fallen behind its competition,” the report said. “The threats facing the city may not always be apparent, but they are very real.”

Here’s an example. Since 2010, the North Texas region has added almost 140,000 jobs in professional business services and 48,000 in financial activities. Roughly 90 percent of the jobs in those high-paying categories were on the Dallas-Plano-Irving side of the metro, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.


In 2010, Fort Worth was offered a $25 million federal grant toward a street car starter line. Ultimately, it could have connected popular Sundance Square with the emerging hospital district and developments on the other side of downtown.

That’s exactly the kind of urban connectivity that Amazon and many millennials are looking for. But Fort Worth’s City Council rejected the grant.

There’s no mention of that lost opportunity in the report. By the way, that money went toward a streetcar line in Dallas.



Isn't it a bit of a stretch to credit DART for the Dallas side's greater job growth?

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Postby cowboyeagle05 » 28 Dec 2017 14:22

Considering the rest of the articles on DART transit say that's its ineffective in its current implementation and basically just a checkbox and not much of a real ridership generator. It's funny how one article says Dallas is a genius because of DART while others point to its historically long low ridership and ill-functioning DART board that seems more focused on light rail extensions than fixing its existing problems with bus and existing DART trains.

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Postby Tivo_Kenevil » 28 Dec 2017 15:02

Ft.Worth should continue to focus on creating more urban spaces. Their plan w the Trinity River is a great start hopefully they go through w/ it.

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Postby SlandersonCooper » 28 Dec 2017 16:05

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Ft.Worth should continue to focus on creating more urban spaces. Their plan w the Trinity River is a great start hopefully they go through w/ it.


The 1st development Encore Panther Island is slated to start construction Q1 2018.

$55 million Panther Island community taking shape in Fort Worth
http://www.star-telegram.com/news/business/article191577184.html

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Postby DPatel304 » 28 Dec 2017 17:14

I'm really excited to see Panther island take shape. I'm hoping it's a success and they manage to complete the entire project.

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Postby jrd1964 » 16 Feb 2018 14:32

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... us-in.html

http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local ... 65744.html

Construction is underway for a new Fort Worth campus of Tarleton State University. The article doesn't say the main campus will leave Stephenville, but this complex looks like it will be a more prominent one. The campus will be on 80 acres off of Chisholm Trail Parkway and Old Granbury Road. The S-T linkie has a drone video of the initial construction work, plus mockup drawings of how the campus will eventually look.

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Postby jrd1964 » 06 Mar 2018 12:02

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... rward.html

The Worth, a condo tower planned for the NW corner of downtown, was originally planned as a 24-story building. The city has since approved the project for 30 stories. Construction is planned to commence late this year or early next year.

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Postby Cmacemm » 06 Mar 2018 12:13

jrd1964 wrote:https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2018/02/15/tarleton-begins-construction-on-80-acre-campus-in.html

http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local ... 65744.html

Construction is underway for a new Fort Worth campus of Tarleton State University. The article doesn't say the main campus will leave Stephenville, but this complex looks like it will be a more prominent one. The campus will be on 80 acres off of Chisholm Trail Parkway and Old Granbury Road. The S-T linkie has a drone video of the initial construction work, plus mockup drawings of how the campus will eventually look.

I grew up in Stephenville and watched that campus grow by leaps and bounds. I moved away in 2004 and it’s pretty much completely unrecognizable from when I moved. They have bought up a ton of the town and the campus is quite a bit bigger than 80 acres so I really doubt that Fort Worth campus will ever become become the more prominent one

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Postby jrd1964 » 06 Mar 2018 12:26

Appreciate the clarification. I haven't yet had the pleasure of Stephenville, so I wasn't completely aware of Tarleton's footprint there. I guess I meant more prominent in an urban vs. rural sense....there are potentially more eyeballs that will have a chance to see the Fort Worth campus than the Stephenville one.

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Postby Cmacemm » 06 Mar 2018 12:29

While I’m not a big fan of the town at all, the campus is pretty nice and worth checking out if you’re ever in that area. Had this new campus been open when I was in school, I probably would have gone a few semesters there at least.

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Postby jrd1964 » 11 May 2018 04:38

Texas Health has announced an expansion to its Harris Methodist hospital. A 9-story building will be constructed, adding 144 beds and 15 new surgical suite areas. The project will start later this year and take 3 years to complete. The article also adds that the Fort Worth hospital is the state's fourth-busiest and north Texas' fifth-largest.

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... xpand.html

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Postby jrd1964 » 21 May 2018 07:11

Concern arising in north Fort Worth as a proposed Ikea store at I-35W/N. Tarrant Pkwy. north of the US 287 split has not yet broken ground. Apparently there are access and driveway issues, as well as a request by Ikea for city tax incentives.

http://www.star-telegram.com/news/busin ... 90889.html

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Postby jrd1964 » 08 Jun 2018 16:38

jrd1964 wrote:Concern arising in north Fort Worth as a proposed Ikea store at I-35W/N. Tarrant Pkwy. north of the US 287 split has not yet broken ground. Apparently there are access and driveway issues, as well as a request by Ikea for city tax incentives.

http://www.star-telegram.com/news/busin ... 90889.html


Ikea has decided against proceeding with the north Fort Worth location.

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/ret ... -cancelled

Also worth noting in the article....

The Swedish home furnishings retailer has decided it wants to build fewer of the 250,000-square-foot stores it's been building. Last month, Ikea canceled plans for a second store in North Carolina.

Ikea CEO Jesper Brodin has said that the company wants to expand to more urban, city centers to be more accessible to more consumers. Brodin is an Ikea veteran who was promoted to CEO last year.

In an interview with Bloomberg in April, Brodin said he's positioning the global Ikea to be a company ready to serve a hyper-urban population. He sees the world moving more and more to where people "live in small spaces," have "thin wallets" and "little time."

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Postby Tnexster » 09 Jun 2018 11:21

Fort Worth was almost there, just inches away from scoring an IKEA, now IKEA has pulled the plug and is moving in another direction. My question is, what does this do for the odds that Dallas could see one of these new urban IKEA concepts appearing in city center? If and when Dallas sees a third store make an appearance it strikes me that Dallas is much more likely to score one of those although they may more likely focus on more urbanized cities in other places first.

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Postby tamtagon » 09 Jun 2018 12:30

CitiPlace? Fiesta@Ross@Greenville? Maybe Galleria-Midtown. Caruth Plaza?

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Postby cowboyeagle05 » 11 Jun 2018 09:09

It makes sense their product is designed around the more compact living from Europe its just in America they realized they could make billions selling suburbanites cardboard furniture. The key will be what products will they carry and not carry in an urban store concept since the sqft will be smaller. I imagine they could easily function as a pickup location and push more app/online sales for pickup at an urban store. Will it be stacked? Or will they just try to shoehorn Ikea into an empty big box storefront.


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