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Mixed-use complex at Fort Worth TRE parking lot could cost $60 million

A design panel proposes two buildings on Trinity Railway Express lot on Near Southside, with a mix of apartments, retail, office and parking, and frontage on West Vickery and views across I-30 and overlooking downtown.

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Trinity Terrace to build 23-story River Tower

Trinity Terrace, the Fort Worth retirement community that overlooks the Trinity River downtown, plans to launch construction in November on a 23-story River Tower, the nonprofit that owns the property said Friday.

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Fort Worth-area human resource awards seeks nominations

The Fort Worth Human Resource Management Association (FWHRMA) has announced their inaugural Human Resource Professional of the Year Award.

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Downtown Fort Worth TIF board extends two free parking leases

The short-term extensions for the City Center and 777 Main free parking leases, two of six downtown garages that offer free night and weekend parking paid for by the TIF, come as the TIF board debates best uses for its tax dollars as the district enters its final 10 years.

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Promises kept, memories secured as bank’s 1964 time capsule is recovered

Eddie Gale fulfilled his promise. Family legend had it that, 50 years ago, construction worker Gale had placed a letter for his family in a

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BNSF plans $28M for improvements in Sweetwater for energy, agriculture

 

Fort Worth-based BNSF Railway Co. today announced it will develop a new BNSF Logistics Center in Sweetwater, designed to meet the needs of a growing energy industry in the area.
The new Logistics Center is designed to meet the growing supply chain requirements for energy-related commodities such as fracking sand, aggregate, pipe, clay, barite and other drilling materials in the Permian Basin and Cline Shale. The facility will also support the Texas agriculture industry. BNSF also plans to make improvements to an existing rail yard and mainline infrastructure at the rail center.


“BNSF’s $28 million capital investment in the new Sweetwater logistics facility is an investment in the rebirth of the energy industry in West Texas and of a retired, 75-acre BNSF rail yard,” said Dave Garin, BNSF group vice president industrial products in a news release. “Our objective with Sweetwater is to meet our customers’ expectations and offer expanded capacity where growth is occurring for energy and agriculture.”
BNSF will be working with Cape & Son, which is expanding operations to accommodate grain unit trains as part of the plan to improve agriculture transportation services. The project will realign some of the existing track to allow for loading grain unit trains.


The Sweetwater expansion will result in 40,000 feet of new tracks, upgrading of the Sweetwater Yard track and improving the branch line that serves Central Texas. The capital improvement is part of a r$4.3 billion network-wide investment for BNSF in 2013.
“The businesses in Sweetwater will gain better access to worldwide markets as BNSF brings new transportation solutions to our growing economy of manufacturing, energy and agricultural,” said Ken Becker, executive director of the Sweetwater Enterprise for Economic Development. “The new facility means that Sweetwater will serve as a transportation hub for the entire region as the new shales of play continue producing new wells with the bright future of an estimated 30 billion barrels of recoverable oil in this part of Texas.”
The improvements are expected to be completed before the end of summer 2014.
 

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