Posts Tagged ‘development’
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...
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...
BETTY BRINK AND ERIC GRIFFEY PHOTOS BY ALYSSA BANTA
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, ...
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...
Downtown developers are parking millions of tax dollars in their garages.
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.
Downtown’s western gateway is exploding — with ignition from the east.
If Fort Worth is “Where the West Begins,” then the road to the true west has always been West Seventh Street. Leading out of downtown and across the Trinity River, it has always been an important spoke in Fort Worth...
Eastside leaders fight developers and city hall to save a wooded neighborhood.
“Save the trees so that the birds and animals will have a nice place to live.” “It is our job to protect the trees … they have been here a long time since my grandpa lived here.” “I like tree...
Fort Worth neighborhoods want downtown to share the wealth.
The fluorescent panels in the basketball gym at the Martin Luther King Center on the city’s East Side threw a harsh light that bounced off the blue and white walls.
Fernando Costa drags us kicking and screaming toward a livable city.
Fernando Costa is a familiar sight at Fort Worth City Council meetings, giving presentations on one aspect or another of the city’s past, present, or future. As city planning director, he is the hub where many spokes on the c...
Politicians pull an end-around to benefit the Cowboys.
A cold drizzle doesn’t stop Julia Burgen from climbing out of a warm pickup truck and walking along Johnson Creek in Arlington’s entertainment district, near I-30 and Collins Street, where Six Flags, Hurricane Harbor, Ameri...