Posts Tagged ‘zoning’

Demon Rum Not Welcome

Fort Worth Weekly
For more than 100 years, the Handley Church of Christ has been sitting at its current location, near Handley Drive and East Lancaster Avenue, providing a place of worship and a gathering spot for neighbors. In recent years, how...

Elliot: “We poured every penny we have, blood, sweat, and tears into this  place.” Photo by Lee Chastain.

Boarded Up, Ink

Though Race Street is dying, a new business is being turned away.
Eric Griffey
The rows of empty buildings on Race Street in east Fort Worth look like a scene from the Great Depression. But the boarded up lots are a little misleading. The area is ground zero for what could be the city’s next bustling bu...

An apartment building looms over Linda Bridwell’s home. Jeff Prince

Raunchy, yes. Funny, no.

TCU neighbors push back against student housing trends.
Movie critics are hailing Neighbors as this season’s best comedy. A bunch of college kids move into a neighborhood next to regular folks, and raunchy hilarity ensues. Not so much in real life. Just ask Linda Bridwell. In 1951...


Troubles in Eden

Arlington’s alternative lifestyle gardeners are trying to make peace with the man.
When Shellie Smith moved into the two-story house on three and a half acres of land in remote southwest Arlington in 1996, she was living a different life. She and her then-husband, a pilot, wanted to raise their two children i...

Billman: “We’re not trying to make TCU look like the bad guys.” Lee Chastain

Parking Too Close

TCU’s plans for a garage have neighbors worried.
Hank Billman has knocked on a lot of his neighbors’ doors recently. The resident of Colonial Hills — the neighborhood west of Texas Christian University — isn’t selling encyclopedias or inviting folks to church. He’s ...

The Dillow house was donated to TWU, but the university hasn’t used it for more than five years. Jeff Prince

Classy House?

TWU wants to ditch its home work.
Historic Fort Worth Inc. filed a lawsuit after the city paved the way for demolition of a historic house, and the suit was set to determine whether the preservation ordinance has teeth. Hmmm. Maybe it should be called the Gummy...

Bonilla: “They keep on trying to take away the character and history. They’re tearing it apart.” Tony Robles

Looming Over Linwood

Neighborhood loses fight against apartments.
The latest evidence of pressure on Fort Worth’s Linwood enclave is a project that will cast a long shadow on the park named for a man who fought to preserve the modest but tight-knit neighborhood through floods, a major torna...

Form, Function, Neighborhood

Zoning laws are a major tool used by cities to keep neighborhoods together and give residents some control over what they have to live next to. But it’s never been a perfect implement: Normal zoning laws don’t keep McMansio...

Bad Vibrations

People in the Mallard Cove neighborhood of East Fort Worth are awfully self-centered. They funnel many thousands of dollars into their biggest asset — their  homes — and then get all persnickety when somebody tries to ...

Still Ripped

The battle between a business and a neighborhood continues in Bluebonnet Place near Texas Christian University.