Posts Tagged ‘development’


Fort Worth’s streetcar debate was about more than money and trains.
DAN MCGRAw photos by lee chastain
Just about a year ago, a modern streetcar system in Fort Worth seemed likely, even imminent. The city had been studying streetcars for 15 years, and the panels and task forces of prominent business leaders were gung ho. A major...

Why So Serious?

There is a happy land … .
Gwynne Dyer
Surely there can be few things less useful than a World Map of Happiness. If you live in one of the unhappy places, there is little chance that you’ll be able to move to somewhere happier — even if you could be sure you’d...

Linwood Fights Redevelopment

Developers want to cash in on the modest near-Westside neighborhood.
What was supposed to be a feel-good meeting between an urban developer and a few friendly residents in the Linwood neighborhood was instead turning into Custer’s last stand.

Greetings from Lake Worth

It was just about dawn on one morning a few weeks ago, freezing cold but with little wind, and Lake Worth was quiet. Joe Waller was up early as usual, standing in his yard near the lake’s edge.

Mad Lib

Big Ticket
Fort Worth is in for a rare treat this Thursday evening. We don’t get too many genius-level TV show creators around these parts – when was the last time J.J. Abrams, David Chase, David Simon, or Joss Whedon visited ...

Don’t Come Back

John Q. Public
To the editor: As usual, Betty Brink and Fort Worth Weekly do not know our community. The same day this story came out (“Falling Down, Getting Back Up,” Oct. 21, 2009), a jury  gave Shirley Lewis the maximum $2,000...

Plowing in Vain?

To: City Manager Dale Fisseler Dear Dale, Since my retirement, I have received disturbing information about an initiative we began in the mid-1980s – the revitalization of the Evans and Rosedale Business and Cultural Dist...

Falling Down, Getting Back Up

On an October morning, the 900 block of East Leuda Street on the city’s Near Southeast Side is awash in gentle rain and cultural disconnects. On the north side of the street, an old man in overalls stands on the sagging, ...

‘Tween a Rock and a Parking Lot

Residents on Roosevelt Street felt like they’d been blindsided by a burly linebacker after Arlington city officials announced in August that they would begin charging $25 a car for parking on city-owned lots during Dallas...

What “Free” Parking?

Downtown developers are parking millions of tax dollars in their garages.
Dan McGraw
When downtown Fort Worth was in the doldrums back in the late ’80s, the Sundance Square real estate development group – led by billionaire Ed Bass – knew what the problem was. Parking, pure and simple.