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09-27-2016, 07:22 AM
I think it would be good to start a new thread specifically for projects and discussion related to the western side of the Metroplex in Fort Worth, Arlington, and the rest of Tarrant County.

09-27-2016, 07:23 AM

City/University Officials Share Vision for Thriving Environment

The past and future success of Arlington and UTA are intertwined with one another.

Arlington business leaders and politicians met with UTA administrators during the downtown Arlington meeting and luncheon in the University Center Bluebonnet Ballroom Thursday. This year’s event focused on UTA’s growth and dedication to community engagement, urban planning and the university’s future.

For UTA to continue thriving, President Vistasp Karbhari said the city must work with businesses to provide an environment around the school that meets their needs.

“I’d love to have public transportation, or some form of transportation, that students can use,” he said. “I’d love to see more restaurants, more places where students can relax and have recreation outside of the university. I’d love to have more places where students can get more jobs.”

The university, city and students can all benefit from more choices of retail and living spaces downtown, Karbhari said.

Campus construction projects for new academic space and housing options are an important part of UTA’s future, said John Hall, Administration and Campus Operations vice president.

“It’s certainly the economic driver,” he said. “As we add more and more students and more housing, the relationship between the university district and the downtown district becomes even more important.”

Arlington can help serve UTA students by providing additional housing options outside of UTA-owned properties, Karbhari said.

“We’ll increase the options on campus, but there needs to be a variety of apartment complexes and places were students can rest, relax, grow and continue to be a part of the community,” he said.

City Mayor Jeff Williams said focusing on housing and adding new locations for recreation is important, but was surprised to not hear about the possibility of bringing a grocery store closer to campus.

“Without a doubt, the number of students coming here and then who stay and live in Arlington is a tremendous opportunity,” he said. “That opportunity to build downtown to meet those needs is important.”

Williams said work on the new library, which he sees as a center for both the community and students, and the 101 Center mixed-use development are both steps to fulfilling those needs.

“We’ve got a whole circle of things we need to do, and the good news is we’ve got a lot of businesses and developers looking at downtown Arlington,” he said.

09-27-2016, 07:26 AM

Rangers won't knock down Globe Life Park; Texas Live! to open in 2018

The change in plans for Globe Life Park may have happened after the city got blowback from Arlington residents and fans, but Mayor Jeff Williams says he has faith in the project developers. If it happens it would be the first successful repurposing of a major league stadium.

The Rangers also released more details about the Texas Live! development that will be built adjacent to Globe Life Park and would be immediately next to the new ballpark.

Construction on the entertainment venue will begin as soon as the Rangers season ends and is scheduled to open in time for Opening Day 2018 at the current site of Rangers Lot A at the corner of Nolan Ryan Expressway and Randol Mill Road.

The 200,000 square foot space would include three venues: Arlington Backyard (a covered area lined with bars/restaurants), Rangers Republic (a two-story building with restaurants), Live! Arena (a large indoor venue with restaurants and event space).

A hotel and convention center space would open in Fall 2018.

The cost of Texas Live! is now an estimated $250 million, with Arlington chipping in $50 million of the cost. The Rangers and the developer are paying for the rest.

09-27-2016, 02:49 PM

Stadium Club restaurant opens at Dallas Cowboys home

Fans and visitors to AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, home to the Dallas Cowboys professional football team, now have the option of finer dining.

On Monday, a new 19,000-square-foot, 650-seat Stadium Club restaurant opened to the public for lunch and dinner on non-game days. On game days, the restaurant will be closed to everyone except members-only season ticket holders and suite owners.

“This is our first public snapshot of what we demand as culinary presence here,” said Anthony Sinese, executive chef at AT&T Stadium with Legends hospitality. “This is seven years in the making, so we’re pretty excited about this.”

The Stadium Club is operated by Legends, the sports and entertainment company owned by the New York Yankees and the Dallas Cowboys. Legends operates concessions in other stadiums, as well as a number of venues, such as One World Observatory at One World Trade Center in New York City, and the observation deck at the US Bank Tower in Los Angeles.

The restaurant will be open daily from 11 a.m. to midnight, serving a variety of shareable appetizers, sides, soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches and flatbreads. The bar will serve beers and barrel-aged cocktails.

“We’re showcasing a lot of items that take advantage of what they have here, such as a big smoker on site,” said Anthony Van Camp, Stadium Club executive chef and former chef at such fine-dining Dallas restaurants as SĒR Steak + Spirits at the Hilton Anatole Hotel and its predecessor, Nana. “Fan can come in here and relax before or after a tour of the stadium.”

The Stadium Club menu consists of a variety of appetizers, sides, soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches and flatbreads. Photo: Ron Ruggless
Stadium Club menu items range from chicken wings and chicken-fried quail to brisket cheesesteaks and mesquite-grilled ribeye steak with tomato chutney. Appetizers start at $7, and the steak is priced at $45.

“We think this is a better, neater and more complete Stadium Club,” said Stephen Jones, chief operating officer of the Dallas Cowboys, referencing the storied Stadium Club at the team’s old Texas Stadium in Irving, Texas. The Cowboys moved to the new stadium in 2009. “We think our fans will really enjoy,” Jones said at a preview of the new restaurant.

The Stadium Club has 20 flat-screen televisions throughout the restaurant, as well as a video wall behind the host stand. It occupies space next to the Cowboy’s Pro Shop that had once been considered for a Hall of Fame, which has since been created at the team’s headquarters building. Mementos such as footballs and awards are featured in glass cases throughout the restaurant.

Greg Merkel, project design director from the New York-based firm iCrave, said the Stadium Club’s design elements, which feature a sculptural five-point star in the ceiling motif, was inspired by “the Cowboys and what they stand for.”

“Our goal for this project, in all honesty, was to not mess it up,” Merkel said at the restaurant preview. “Our goal was to design a space that was bold and beautiful and striking.”

10-21-2016, 02:08 PM
Developer buys land for first apartments at Fort Worth’s Panther Island (


A Dallas company has bought nearly 2.5 acres on what will be Panther Island for a 300-unit apartment community, marking the first private development planned for the $909 million Trinity River Vision project north of downtown Fort Worth.

The planned $55 million residential community, called Encore Panther Island, will be situated along the first segment of canal that will run through the interior of the island, at Fourth and Main Streets, just north of the old TXU power plant and south of Panther Island Brewing.

Encore Multi-Family Llc., a division of the Dallas-based Encore Enterprises real estate development firm, said a portion of the canal will accommodate a water taxi stop as well as places for kayaks, canoes and standup paddle boards to launch. Some apartments will feature waterfront balconies. Construction is expected to begin in the summer of 2017 and be completed a year later, the developer said.

“We carefully studied the Riverwalk in San Antonio and worked closely with the Trinity River Vision Authority Design Committee to combine the organic feel beloved in San Antonio with Fort Worth’s distinct culture to create a one-of- a-kind living experience,” said Bradley Miller, president of Encore Multi-Family, in a statement. “We have designed community spaces along the Riverwalk to give our residents a true outdoor living room experience that will promote the active outdoor lifestyle that’s central to Panther Island.”

We carefully studied the Riverwalk in San Antonio and worked closely with the Trinity River Vision Authority Design Committee to combine the organic feel beloved in San Antonio with Fort Worth’s distinct culture to create a one-of- a-kind living experience.

Bradley Miller, president of Encore Multi-Family

J.D. Granger, executive director of the Trinity River Vision Authority, called Encore’s project magnificent and its design inspiring.

Encore Panther Island “is exactly what Fort Worth has been wanting to see,” Granger said in a statement. “The section of riverwalk that winds through the middle of Encore’s project will connect beautifully to Fort Worth’s most progressive mixed-use high-density district and is a great snapshot of our future.”

The land was initially bought by the Tarrant Regional Water District for the canal system that’s part of the flood control portion of the Trinity River Vision project. The land, sold for about $2.3 million to Encore, is surplus property created following the canal system design, the water district said.

Riverwalk is exactly what Fort Worth has been wanting to see. The section of riverwalk that winds through the middle of Encore’s project will connect beautifully to Fort Worth’s most progressive mixed-use high-density district and is a great snapshot of our future.

JD Granger, executive director of the Trinity River Vision Authority

The 233,198-square-foot community will feature “creative solutions to connect the streetscape to the Riverwalk environment planned for the district,” Encore said. Amenities will include an infinity pool with cascading waterfalls, a fitness facility and a top floor lounge with views of downtown.

“As the first development within the district, we have carefully designed our project to fully integrate into this special high-density mixed-use district,” said Bharat Sangani, Encore Enterprises chairman, in a statement. “We are dedicated to creating a special pedestrian-focused experience that allows our residents to walk out their front door and walk along the canal to enjoy the boardwalk along Fort Worth’s future town lake.”

Encore Panther Island will consist of 32 efficiencies, 199 one-bedroom and 69 two-bedroom units, ranging in size from 555 square feet to 1,321 square feet. Rents will range from $975 to $2,500 a month, Encore said.

“We are excited to be the first of many projects on Panther Island,” Miller said. “It very much reminds me of the Harbor Island project in Tampa, which is situated across the bridge from downtown Tampa and now fully developed with mixed-use. I see many similarities between Panther Island and Harbor Island and believe the project will sustain similar success.”

More than 10,000 residences are planned for the Panther Island District, which will feature 12 miles of urban waterfront.

Encore Multi-Family, which owns and operates its developments, was founded in 2008. It has 16 multifamily developments in several states. Locally, it owns Encore Alsbury in Burleson, Encore 6162 and Encore Swiss Avenue, both in Dallas.

Encore Enterprises, which has done $1.9 billion in real estate transactions, also has retail, hotel and office developments, according to its website.

Locally, those include the 20-acre Marketplace at Craig Ranch in McKinney, multitenant office towers at 5005 LBJ Freeway and Two Forest Plaza in Dallas, The Tower at Frisco Square in Frisco, and the Fairfield Inn & Suites north of Dallas-Fort Worth Airport in Grapevine.

Once called Trinity Uptown, the Trinity River Vision project, planned to include thousands of residences and businesses, a town lake and river bypass channel, was conceptualized in the early 2000s and received Army Corp of Engineers approval by about 2004. The project includes the construction of three bridges at Henderson, North Main and White Settlement. Those are to be completed in 2018.

Despite meeting some opposition from lawmakers who said they viewed the project as a boondoggle, the project earlier this month received key support in Congress when it authorized the funding of up to $526 million for the project. The project was included as part of a $5 billion water projects authorization bills for the Army Corp of Engineers. The Trinity River Vision project is expected to get final Congressional funding later this year.

The remainder of the funding comes from Fort Worth, Tarrant County and a tax increment finance district established for the project’s area.

10-21-2016, 02:10 PM
Construction starting next week on $250 million Texas Live! entertainment complex next to Globe Life Park (

After more than two decades of thwarted optimism, construction is finally scheduled to start on a major commercial development next to the Texas Rangers ballpark.

Work on the $250 million Texas Live! — featuring restaurants, sports bars, a hotel and convention space — is set to begin next week. Other more ambitious developments have been proposed since at least 2000, but each one failed. None made it this far.

"This announcement marks an important milestone for the city of Arlington, Texas Live! and its development team," Mayor Jeff Williams said in a written statement. "The Texas Rangers and The Cordish Companies are delivering exactly as announced last month in their ongoing commitment to bringing a world-class, sports-anchored destination to Arlington in 2018."

The work next week will include confirming utility locations, setting up perimeter fencing and other basic site work.

The city is chipping in $50 million toward construction, and the project could also receive as much as $50 million more in tax abatements. The cash contribution is coming from the Arlington Tomorrow Fund, which was created with the city's gas drilling proceeds.

City officials and the Rangers previously said the development would go forward no matter what happened with the Nov. 8 vote on a new baseball stadium. Arlington residents will decide whether to use a portion of the city's sales, hotel and car rental taxes to pay for half of the $1 billion stadium. That vote would also authorize parking and ticket taxes to help fund the Rangers' share.

Rangers co-owner Ray Davis said in September that construction would start in November after the team won its first World Series. The Rangers finished the season with the league's best record but was swept by the Toronto Blue Jays in the American League Division Series.

"We were obviously hoping that a few more October games would delay this for a little longer," said Rob Matwick, Rangers executive vice president for business operations, in a written statement.

The development is expected to include 200,000 square feet of restaurants, bars and other entertainment venues. That piece of the project is expected to open in time for Opening Day 2018.

Here are the first tenants announced:

Rangers Republic, a 30,000-square-foot restaurant and sports bar with a baseball theme.
Live! Arena, a 35,000-square-foot restaurant and entertainment venue with a performance stage and beer garden.
Arlington Backyard, an outdoor event pavilion for 5,000 to 7,000 people.

Space will also be available for a dozen more bars, restaurants and other businesses.

A 300-room hotel with 35,000 square feet of convention space is expected to open in fall 2018.

Texas Live! is planned for Rangers Lot A at the southwest corner of Nolan Ryan Expressway and East Randol Mill Road. That would be across the street from Globe Life Park, or potentially connected to a new Rangers stadium.

In a September news conference, the development said Texas Live! could eventually expand into a $3 billion project. But there are no guarantees.

Expansion would happen only if the first phase is a success and there is more demand. A future phase could include reusing parts of Globe Life Park if the stadium funding proposition passes.

The anti-stadium campaign criticized that news conference as an attempt to sway voters.

Arlington city leaders have long said the Rangers' stadium would act as an anchor for a major development that would create a new downtown. Those hopes and plans have been discussed since before the Rangers' current stadium opened in 1994.

Over the years, there have been proposals for a San Antonio-style riverwalk, planning for a single-family subdivision, renderings of luxury condominiums and comparison to Dallas' Victory Park.

Each time, lack of financing and a sour economy were blamed for the failure.

The most recent failed project was the $500 million Glorypark development planned by then-Rangers owner Tom Hicks. That effort was officially pronounced dead in 2008.

There had been no other serious public proposals until the Texas Live! project was introduced in December.

10-21-2016, 02:12 PM
TV personality Guy Fieri to open restaurant at new Texas Rangers complex in Arlington (

This restaurant will be located in Texas Live!, highlighted in the above article.

11-07-2016, 07:10 PM
According to the Star-Telegram (, The Shops at Clearfork ( has tentatively signed several luxury boutiques:

- Burberry (DFW's second)
- Louis Vuitton (DFW's fifth)
- Tiffany & Co. (DFW's third)

Neiman Marcus plans to open 2017.

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11-09-2016, 01:51 PM
The new $1B Texas Rangers ballpark was approved (, as was Donald Trump for President. :)

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11-09-2016, 03:29 PM
This is one thing in Texas I'm excited about.

11-10-2016, 05:17 AM
Personally, I will miss the old Ballpark. It was so regal. Ahead of its time when it came to the retro factor. If only it weren't out in the middle of nowhere.

11-11-2016, 09:01 AM
Personally, I will miss the old Ballpark. It was so regal. Ahead of its time when it came to the retro factor. If only it weren't out in the middle of nowhere.


11-17-2016, 11:45 AM
Realty Capital to build $25M mixed-use project in Burleson's Main Street (

Irving-based real estate development firm Realty Capital Management has received some economic incentives from the City of Burleson, which will help start a $25 million apartment development on the city's Main Street.

Upon completion, the four-story, 200-unit apartment community, called the Depot on Main, with live-work units (like an artist's studio) will sit on a 5-acre tract at the northwest corner of King and Main streets.

Along with building a new apartment community, Realty Capital will also upgrade the public sidewalks and improve parking.

Construction is slated to get underway in the second quarter of 2017, with completion expected by the end of 2018.

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11-17-2016, 10:50 PM
This is one thing in Texas I'm excited about.

I couldn't be more disappointed that the team is staying in Arlington. Getting there is a huge hassle and then you have to pay $20 to walk through a sea of parking lots. We'd go to a lot of Rangers games if it were elsewhere in the metro or at least was connected to the DART or TRE. But we'll just keep going to Mavs games downtown.

11-18-2016, 07:53 AM
I couldn't be more disappointed that the team is staying in Arlington. Getting there is a huge hassle and then you have to pay $20 to walk through a sea of parking lots. We'd go to a lot of Rangers games if it were elsewhere in the metro or at least was connected to the DART or TRE. But we'll just keep going to Mavs games downtown.

I agree with this, and as a citizen of Arlington, I wish we had mass transit. We'll usually park in downtown Arlington to eat before the game and then ride our bicycles over to the stadium. It's not a bad ride.

11-23-2016, 07:56 AM
Studio Movie Grill opening in Lincoln Square in Arlington in January. They just finished re-doing the facade from the old tenant (Stein Mart). North Central Arlington definitely needed a theatre and I'm glad it's going to be SMG.

11-23-2016, 08:39 AM
Sorry, what's wrong with the current ballpark? I hadn't heard they were wanting to replace it. I have never been to it, but why do they want to replace it?

11-23-2016, 09:02 AM
I couldn't be more disappointed that the team is staying in Arlington. Getting there is a huge hassle and then you have to pay $20 to walk through a sea of parking lots. We'd go to a lot of Rangers games if it were elsewhere in the metro or at least was connected to the DART or TRE. But we'll just keep going to Mavs games downtown.

I'm the exact opposite, of course living in OKC it's easier to get Arlington than it is downtown Dallas. Overall I just hate the east side of the metroplex, I do my best to skip it anytime I'm in that area.

12-10-2016, 01:36 PM
Island homes attracting Cowboys, Rangers to start within $2B Arlington community (

A $2 billion master-planned community in north Arlington is undergoing a major expansion — and one that will put it a step closer to developing homes on a 40-acre island, which is attracting Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers players.

The island, which sits within man-made Lake Viridian, is part of the 2,300-acre Viridian master-planned community in Arlington, which, upon completion, is expected to have a build-out cost of $2 billion to $2.5 billion.

"The island can hold over 100 home sites and will be completely surrounded by water," Robert "Bob" Kembel, general manager of the master-planned community, told the Dallas Business Journal.

Kembel, who is already negotiating with homebuilders for the island, plans to begin home lot development in 2017, with lots delivered to builders in 2018. Construction will also begin next year on a bridge and roadways to access the island.

The single-family homes will start at $1 million, which is quite a bit, more than the community's average home price of roughly $400,000. Viridian has homes priced from $200,000 for a townhouse to $2.5 million for a custom home.

In the next decade, Kembel said he expects the master-planned community to include 4,000 single-family homes, 1,000 apartment homes and a town center with 100 acres of commercial real estate that could total upwards of 800,000 square feet of space.

View Master Plan here (

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12-12-2016, 07:39 PM
The new $1B Texas Rangers ballpark was approved (, as was Donald Trump for President. :)

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Is this thread an indication of what the Trump Presidency will be like?

01-19-2017, 01:45 PM
New luxury living options coming to Fort Worth's West 7th Street (

Fort Worth's trendy West 7th Street neighborhood will get some new luxury living options as developer Fort Capital brings in two new residential projects.

The Fort Worth-based development firm plans to begin construction on The Townhomes at The Foundry and Fort201, a luxury apartment community. The projects are slated for completion in late 2017.

The three-story townhomes will start at $430,000.

Fort Capital also plans to begin construction on a new luxury apartment community, called Fort201, which will bring 72 high-end rental homes to The Foundry.

The region is on track to deliver 30,400 apartments this year, which is a 46-percent increase in deliveries from 20,800 apartment units completed by developers through the end of 2016.

01-19-2017, 10:42 PM
Can I ask, as a former Metroplex resident and season ticket holder, what could the Rangers possibly thi k is i adequate there? They had luxury boxes and even an office building!

01-19-2017, 10:44 PM
Can I ask, as a former Metroplex resident and season ticket holder, what could the Rangers possibly think is inadequate there? They had luxury boxes and even an office building!

01-21-2017, 05:12 PM
According to the Star-Telegram (, The Shops at Clearfork ( has tentatively signed several luxury boutiques:

- Burberry (DFW's second)
- Louis Vuitton (DFW's fifth)
- Tiffany & Co. (DFW's third)

Neiman Marcus plans to open 2017.

Project Location (,-97.3976161,17z/data=!3m1!1e3)

Clearfork is going to be super nice. I'm privy to some of the retailer names that haven't been announced yet and they are in line with what you already posted. I'm actually shocked Fort Worth was able to land this level of high end.

01-21-2017, 08:45 PM
Clearfork is going to be super nice. I'm privy to some of the retailer names that haven't been announced yet and they are in line with what you already posted. I'm actually shocked Fort Worth was able to land this level of high end.

Exciting news.

Fort Worth desperately needs some high-end retail.

01-22-2017, 01:00 PM
Tesla is expected to occupy the former Buckle tenant space in Southlake Town Square, across Grand Avenue from Apple and Michael Kors.

This will be Tesla's fourth gallery in DFW.

Also in Southlake, a developer is proposing an office/hotel development at the southeast corner of SH114 and White Chapel Blvd.

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The development includes a Delta hotel, two five-story offices with underground parking, and a six-story office building with an adjacent parking garage.

Delta Hotels operates only two hotels in the United States - Orlando and Racine.

Here's a screenshot I took from the 1/17/17 City Council meeting: (

01-31-2017, 01:22 PM
Los Angeles-based 'Lette Macarons ( will open first Texas boutique at Park Village in Southlake.

Current boutiques:

Beverly Hills, CA
Newport Beach, CA
Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA
Pasadena, CA
San Diego, CA
Darling (

02-01-2017, 10:05 PM
Frost Tower (, via Zaner (

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02-02-2017, 10:49 AM
Lots of stuff happening in downtown Arlington....On-Tap (new pub), Urban Alchemy (coffee and wine bar, opening Summer 2017), and Sweet Bee's (cake and coffee shop).

02-03-2017, 12:03 PM
Two Fort Worth projects to bring more downtown apartments (

A city committee Thursday gave approval to concepts for two developments that could bring another 450 apartments to downtown Fort Worth.

Toll Brothers, another national home builder, in a joint venture with multifamily division of Henry S. Miller, is under contract to buy a tract bounded by West Seventh, 10th and Penn streets and Summit Avenue for a project with about 200 apartments.

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Dallas-based Catalyst Urban Development plans about 250 units on a parcel of land it will lease from the city. The property is bounded by Lancaster Avenue on the south, Texas Street on the north, Cherry Street on the west and Lamar Street on the east. The city selected Catalyst more than a year ago to be the master developer on the property.

Catalyst is teaming with national home builder Lennar on the project called Burnett Lofts. Paris Rutherford, principal of Catalyst, said construction could begin by the end of the year. The project will have about 10,000 square feet of space for shops and restaurants.

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02-03-2017, 12:36 PM
I like the look of both of those proposals, particularly that first one.

02-03-2017, 08:41 PM
I like the look of both of those proposals, particularly that first one.


The 7th Street Lofts is better in urban design and aesthetics.

Burnett Lofts is your run-of-the-mill stick apartment complex.

02-06-2017, 07:23 AM

The more I look over this, the more I love it! I would love to see a complex like this on one of our empty Midtown lots with a market or grocery in some of the first floor space.

02-06-2017, 06:15 PM
The more I look over this, the more I love it! I would love to see a complex like this on one of our empty Midtown lots with a market or grocery in some of the first floor space.


Fort Worth has been incredibly over-shadowed by Dallas' multi-family residential growth.

However, the pace is slowly gaining momentum.

02-08-2017, 12:18 PM
Archer Western to build new TEX Rail station at DFW airport in US (

The Terminal B station will serve as the last stop in TEX Rail's proposed 27-mile commuter rail project, which is currently being built by the Archer Western Herzog joint venture.

It will begin service next year and also features a walkway connecting to the existing Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) station located adjacent to Terminal A.

TEXRail will extend from downtown Fort Worth, across north-east Tarrant County, through North Richland Hills and Grapevine, and into the airport’s Terminal B.

This line is projected to serve 8,000 riders on a daily basis at nine stations by the end of the first year of operation and by 2035 the number is expected to increase to nearly 14,000.

All nine stations will include ticket vending, covered seating, lighting, as well as security cameras.

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02-09-2017, 12:00 PM
DFW is getting its third IKEA:

IKEA submits plans for Fort Worth store (

The Swedish company is proposing a 289,000-square-foot location to be built on 27 acres at the southwestern corner of I-35 and North Tarrant Parkway. The store, which would be situated 10 miles north of downtown Fort Worth, is expected to employ 500 workers during construction and 250 to staff the store once it opens.

According to plans, the location would feature 10,000 items, 50 room settings, three model home interiors, a supervised children’s play area and a 325-seat restaurant serving favorites like Swedish meatballs.

And it would cut down on carbon emissions though measures like recycling waste material and light bulbs; incorporating energy-efficient heating, ventilation and air conditioning and lighting systems; using recycled construction materials; building warehouse skylights and water-efficient bathrooms; and eliminating plastic bags at check outs.

If approved, construction would begin in spring 2018 and open in summer 2019.

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02-09-2017, 06:26 PM
Technically Denton County, nonetheless, I digress:

Exclusive: Scott Beck to develop new Aloft hotel at Trophy Club Town Center (

The 132-room boutique hotel will help serve overflow from the nearby Deloitte University campus, as well as serve other corporate clientele, such as Fidelity and soon-to-be Charles Schwab regional campus (, which is expected to hold 5,000 employees upon completion.

The hotel developer, Kriya Hotels, had initially planned on bringing a Hyatt Place hotel to the Trophy Club Town Center project, but that has changed with Marriott International's acquisition of the Starwood-owned Aloft Hotels flag and the growing corporate demand in this part of the region.

Construction on the site — the grading of the dirt — will begin by the end of the month, with hotel-specific construction kicking off by this summer after permits and plans are finalized by the town council in March.

The grading also will serve other parts of the mixed-use development, which include 60,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space serving the Town Center amenity park.

Project site plan (

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02-13-2017, 09:39 AM
Urban Alchemy, a new coffee/wine bar concept, is opening in downtown Arlington this summer. They are marketing themselves as Arlington's living room. It will be located at 403 E Main block west of Division Brewery and just on the other side of the train tracks from Legal Brewery and Sweet Bee Sweets Bakery.

"Welcome to your new living room. Urban Alchemy will be your cozy chair, your favorite meeting space and go-to place to celebrate. Arlington's very first, locally owned coffee and wine bar is coming to downtown in 2017."

I'm looking forward to this place opening.

02-14-2017, 05:37 PM
Frost Tower (, via Fort Worth Urban (

02-14-2017, 07:11 PM
Boutique hotel to be built near new Fort Worth arena, museums (

Illinois-based hotel company, Heart of America Group, plans to start construction later this year on a 202-room full-service boutique hotel off Camp Bowie Boulevard that will open a few months before Fort Worth’s new multipurpose arena in the nearby Will Rogers Memorial Complex.

The company plans a $47 million, 12-story hotel that will also have 11 suites at the northwest corner of Camp Bowie Boulevard and Van Cliburn Way. The hotel, with about 196,000 square feet, will include retail space on the street level as well as a 9,000-square-foot restaurant. It will also have ballroom and meeting space.

Heart of America will buy the land for the project and own and operate the hotel for the long term, he said.

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02-19-2017, 11:31 PM
A friend/advisor from Park Place Mercedes told me about this last spring.

This will be DFW's fourth Porsche dealer.

Park Place Porsche coming to Grapevine (

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The Porsche dealership will feature 70,000 square feet of floor space with room for 21 vehicles on the showroom floor. Included will be a “Porsche Classic Car Center” with room for two display vehicles.

Terry Powell, who will serve as general manager of the Grapevine dealership, has a long history with Park Place Porsche Dallas, which happens to be ranked number five in the country in new car sales and number one in the country in used car sales.

02-20-2017, 07:28 AM
Country bar with mechanical bulls to join restaurants at Texas Live!


A Professional Bull Riders-themed country bar with two mechanical bulls will find a home at the Texas Live! entertainment complex being built next to Globe Life Park, officials announced Friday.

The 17,000-square-foot PBR Bar will become the flagship of a chain of establishments the group has opened around the country in partnership with Baltimore-based Cordish Companies, which is developing the $250 million Texas Live! project for the Texas Rangers.

Officials for the Rangers, Cordish and PBR joined in the announcement Friday at AT&T Stadium, where the PBR’s Frontier Communications Iron Cowboy event will take place for the eighth consecutive year on Saturday night.

“It’s a natural for Texas and our region to have a concept like this,” said Rob Matwick, Rangers executive vice president for business operations, noting the long partnership between Cordish and the bull riders group. “They have had great success around the country.”

The bar will have a 1,500-person capacity and a 7,000-square-foot balcony overlooking the Arlington Backyard concert pavilion. It will host its own Hot Country Night live concert series.

The country bar will join Lockhart Smokehouse, the popular Dallas barbecue restaurant announced earlier this month for Texas Live!, as well as a restaurant from TV chef Guy Fieri and Granbury-based Revolver Brewing. Cordish has worked with PBR to develop eight of its nine bars over the past decade.

Construction began on the sports/entertainment complex in October on seven acres between Globe Life and AT&T Stadium. It will be adjacent to the new $1 billion retractable-roof stadium that will be built for the Rangers, following voter approval for taxpayer funding Nov. 8.

Plans call for Texas Live! to open at the beginning of the 2018 baseball season. An adjoining 300-bed, high-rise hotel and 35,000 square feet of convention facilities will be completed later that year.

“As they say, everything’s bigger in Texas,” PBR Chief Executive Sean Gleason said. “This is the biggest single-day PBR event, certainly the biggest venue, and we’re now announcing the biggest bar of our nine bars.”

Gleason said the bar’s “contemporary and cool cowboys theme” has been a big success since the first one launched in 2008, and will soon expand to 10 locations nationwide.

He said each of the bars at midnight will play the PBR organization’s “party anthem” — “I Think I’ll Just Stay Here and Drink,” a remake of the Merle Haggard song by the rock band Warrant.

These are the three major venues to be part of Texas Live!:

▪ Rangers Republic will be the “ultimate fan clubhouse” to watch the Rangers play both at home and away, featuring a two-level, 30,000-square-foot family dining and entertainment venue.

▪ Live! Arena will be the 35,000-square-foot “living room” of Texas Live!, giving fans “one of the best sports-viewing experiences imaginable.” The top features include a 10,000-square-foot outdoor beer garden and a concert stage.

▪ Arlington Backyard will be an outdoor event pavilion with a capacity of 5,000 for hosting cultural activities, art shows, regional and national concerts and other events.

The Iron Cowboy, the second of four PBR majors in the Built Ford Tough Series, expects to draw the Top 40 bull riders to compete for top prize of $100,000. Last year, 35,000 fans turned out at AT&T Stadium for the contest, won by Shane Proctor, who collected $115,625 and 885 world standings points.

“We are thrilled to bring the Frontier Communications Iron Cowboy, one of the PBR’s Majors and among the season’s most anticipated events, back to Arlington for our eighth year,” PBR CEO Sean Gleason said in a statement.

“There’s no better venue in the world than AT&T Stadium in the heart of Texas to cheer on the new Iron Cowboy, all our riders and the sport’s rankest bulls.”

02-20-2017, 12:40 PM
Please only post snippets of articles, not the entire publishing.

03-14-2017, 12:34 PM
Frost Tower (
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03-14-2017, 02:46 PM
More apartments to be built along Trinity River bluff downtown (

The developer of a planned 343-unit apartment community along the Trinity River and Samuels Avenue has completed its purchase of land for the nearly 11-acre project and should soon hear whether it has permission from from the Army Corps of Engineers to build on the waterway.

Last May, it received approvals from the city’s Historic and Cultural Landmarks Commission to restore the historic Garvey House, at 769 Samuels Ave., that will become a part of the project, as well as from the Downtown Design Review Board for construction.

According to site plans, the apartments will be built around the Garvey House, primarily to the back and to the north of the historic home. The Garvey House will be renovated to become a leasing office and would also include amenities for residents. Another historic home, the Talbott-Wall House at 915 Samuels Ave., will be moved to a nearby lot.

Embrey has also filed for building permits from Fort Worth.
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04-12-2017, 12:48 AM
Five restaurants ( to join Neiman Marcus at Shops at Clearfork (

Malai Kitchen (
Luna Grill (
Mesero (
B&B Butchers & Restaurant (
Fixe (

04-17-2017, 11:50 PM
Construction to start on $450M arena with ties to Fort Worth billionaire Ed Bass (
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Construction is slated to get underway Tuesday on a new $450 million arena — called the Fort Worth Multipurpose Arena — next to the Will Rogers Memorial Center in the city's Cultural District.

The public-private partnership with ties to Fort Worth billionaire Ed Bass will fund the 14,000-seat arena development, which, upon completion, will host the Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo performances.

The work is slated to get underway on Tuesday at Harley Avenue and Gendy Street with an official groundbreaking ceremony, which is open to the public.

The Fort Worth Multipurpose Arena, which is expected to host sporting events, concerts and the Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo, is slated to open in November 2019.

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04-20-2017, 01:29 PM
Office park made of shipping containers ready for delivery in Fort Worth (

Construction will begin next week on an office park made entirely of shipping containers, which, once started, will deliver a new office and retail option to tenants near downtown Fort Worth.

The three-story office park, called Connex Fort Worth, will sit on a tract at 1201 Evans Ave. and is being developed with the help of 40 shipping containers.

The Connex office park is slated for delivery by the end of October.

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04-20-2017, 11:33 PM
Proposed 21-floor Hilton Canopy Hotel ( for downtown.

Rendering by Mark W. Tiedemann (

Plutonic Panda
04-21-2017, 12:24 AM
What the f@ck. Maybe it'll look better in person but that roof tho

04-27-2017, 10:21 PM
Grapevine council OKs 371-unit multifamily project on SH 26 (

The apartments and the office building will be located on a 52-acre development at SH 26 and Bass Pro Drive called Silver Lake Crossings.

Amenities will include a four-story parking garage, a dog park and an indoor gym.

At council’s Sept. 16 meeting, a third brand—Hilton Garden Inn—was approved to join the two existing brands.

Additionally in October, Grapevine City Council approved a 300-room, nine-story Renaissance Hotel to go on the tract of land.

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04-28-2017, 02:30 AM
What the f@ck. Maybe it'll look better in person but that roof tho

Lmao I had the same reaction.

05-03-2017, 12:28 AM
Facebook files for $267M building permit in Fort Worth for next phase (
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Social media giant Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) filed for a building permit totaling nearly $267 million to begin the next phase of its data center campus in Fort Worth.

The early plans for the second phase of the campus include 25,406 square-feet of office space, a conferencing center and break room, a multipurpose room, space for mechanical equipment and a 219,989 square-foot data hall.

In all, the expansion is expected to accommodate 1,656 occupants, according to the permit filed on behalf of Facebook.

At full build-out of the campus, the Menlo Park, California-based company plans to span five buildings totaling 2.5 million square feet of data center space on about 150 acres in Fort Worth.

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05-03-2017, 12:30 PM
Trammell Crow Co. venture begins next 1.6M SF phase of Fort Worth industrial park (

At build-out, the 106-acre phase will include there buildings: A nearly 1.1 million-square-foot warehouse, a 312,654-square-foot warehouse and a 233,961-square-foot warehouse.

The three buildings at the northwest corner of I-35W and Eagle Parkway in Fort Worth are slated for completion in late 2017.

The new phase was kicked off shortly after the venture sold two of the buildings in the initial phase of 35-Eagle to Heitman, a real estate investment firm. The initial phase of 1.6 million square feet is 90 percent occupied to two investment-grade tenants.

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05-04-2017, 09:40 AM
Loews, Texas Rangers announce 'flagship' hotel for Texas Live (
PRNewswire (

Loews Hotels & Co., The Cordish Companies, and the Texas Rangers Thursday announced plans for a $150 million flagship hotel and convention center in the Texas Live development called Live! by Loews - Arlington, TX.

The 302- room hotel will be one of the most dominant features of Texas Live!, the $250 million dining, entertainment and hospitality destination being developed in partnership with The Cordish Companies, Texas Rangers and City of Arlington.

Designed by internationally-known HKS Architects, the 14-story tall glass tower will feature 300-plus upscale guestrooms, including 26 suites, with floor to ceiling glass windows that show expansive views of the entertainment district from each room.

The tower will feature several resort-style spaces and amenities including:

Tower Terrace and Event Lawn: Located within a 40' tall by 60' wide veranda-style cutout through the hotel tower
Outdoor Infinity Edge Pool
Rooftop Terrace Private Event Space
Two story, 35,000 square-foot Grand Event Center
Grand Ballroom with banquet seating capability up to 1,500

The dining and entertainment space in the district will open in 2018, with Live! by Loews scheduled to open in 2019.
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05-06-2017, 01:13 AM
Exclusive: American Airlines details plans for 1.8M SF campus in Fort Worth (

Airline giant American Airlines Group Inc. (Nasdaq: AAL) has brought in a development team to begin construction on a new 1.8 million-square-foot headquarters on its nearly 300-acre corporate campus in Fort Worth.

Skipworth, who has worked at American Airlines for nearly 21 years, said the Fort Worth-based airline will have enough room on its campus to house up to 11,000 employees upon completion of the five-building, 1.8 million-square-foot addition.

Upon completion of the project, American Airlines plans to relocate 7,300 employees from four locations throughout North Texas to the campus.

American Airlines brought in Fort Worth-based Crescent Real Estate Holdings LLC, who is working with legendary architect Cesar Pelli through his firm, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects.

“We think they will have a very innovative design,” Goff said. “We are not going to win the quantity contest, but we do want to win the quality contest.”

The campus expansion also includes a fitness and wellness center that will be available to all of American Airlines employees. Skipworth said he expects construction could be completed on the center at the same time as the five office buildings.

Construction on the new campus is slated for completion by summer 2019. American Airlines plans to achieve LEED Gold certification with the campus.

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05-06-2017, 06:47 AM
Why do posters focus on growth and prosperity in other cities rather than here? What impact does it have on improving the employment, Q of L or status of OKC. I don't get it. Move to Dallas, Houston, FW, Kansas City, Omaha or anywhere else, but I do not care what is happening in those places, I DON'T LIVE THEIR. Just my OPINION so don't rant. And yes, I do not live in OKC, BUT I am a native Oklahoman and therefore my interest in OKC issues.

05-06-2017, 11:05 AM
I like seeing how other cities are improving and what is being built. For me its interesting to follow. I grew up in the DC area and wish I could find a site like OKCTalk for DC/MD/VA area. And I especially enjoy Sic 'Em posts on this thread.

05-07-2017, 12:06 AM
One of the great things about OKCTALK is that readers can choose which post they want to read and ignore the ones they don't care about. Posts about what is happening in places other than OKC provide context to development that is occurring here. They have the potential to stimulate ideas and imagination about what can be. Having information about how developments are impacting other places helps us to determine how we would like our city to grow. You don't have to be a big time developer or government official to have an impact on how OKC is developed. These posts can contribute to having an better informed opinion.

05-10-2017, 08:47 PM
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

T&P Station

North Side Station

Mercantile Center Station (Beach St)

Iron Horse Station

Smithfield Station

Grapevine Station

DFW Airport North Station

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

System Map