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Fort Worth's new thoroughfare plan aims for more variety in street design

Fort Worth is launching a review of its master thoroughfare plan aimed at accommodating continued suburban growth and central city redevelopment with a greater variety of streets and more efficient traffic flow.

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On the rise: Kolache bakery stirs up Fort Worth breakfast scene

Investment bankers Wade Chappell and Greg Saltsman didn’t know anything about baking or how to make kolaches when they started their own kolache delivery business in Fort Worth. The two friends just loved eating the Czech pastries but couldn’t find a product they liked locally.

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Holt Hickman, businessman who helped preserve Stockyards, dies at 82

Longtime Fort Worth businessman, philanthropist and preservationist Holt Hickman died Nov. 15, 2014, at the age of 82.

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Fort Worth denies three building permits amid TCU overlay debate

City Council members will consider appeals on the three single-family permits Tuesday.

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UPDATE: Could American Airlines move its headquarters?

A key linchpin in the Fort Worth economy, American Airlines Group Inc., is considering sites for a new headquarters, possibly outside the city, the airline’s CEO said this morning.

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City Council to consider tax breaks for Linwood apartment plan
 
A. Lee Graham
Reporter
 
The developer behind a $50 million apartment and townhome development plan could enjoy tax breaks if the Fort Worth City Council gives the nod.
The issue awaits possible action at this week’s regular council meeting. Pre-council begins at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday July 16, with the regular meeting starting at 10 a.m. at City Hall, 1000 Throckmorton St.
Plans call for constructing 21 townhomes facing Carroll Street and three- and four-story apartment buildings with 347 units in the Linwood neighborhood just west of Montgomery Plaza in the West Seventh Street corridor.
The city is expected to consider abating up to 70 percent in city property taxes on the incremental value of real property investment for a 10-year period. That would save Greystar Real Estate Partners LLC $1.9 million out of $2.7 million total taxes generated in those 10 years. Fort Worth would gain $827,893 in property tax revenue in that period.
About $200,000 in city permit fees would be waived, as well.

lgraham@bizpress.net

 

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