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26-story mixed-use tower planned at Taylor & Fifth in downtown Fort Worth

Jetta Operating Co., a 24-year-old privately held oil and gas company in Fort Worth, and a related entity plan a 26-story mixed-use tower downtown at Taylor and Fifth streets on a site once owned by the Star-Telegram.

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UPDATE: Six candidates file for two Water Board seats

Six candidates have filed for the two open seats on the Tarrant Regional Water Board, setting up a battle that could potentially shift the balance of power on the board and the priorities of one of the largest water districts in Texas.

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Top area CFOs honored

The Fort Worth Business Press honored 13 area chief financial officers today with a luncheon at the Fort Worth Club.

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Fort Worth breaks ground on $8.6 million South Main renovation

Fort Worth Near Southsiders and city officials broke ground Monday on the 18-month rebuild of South Main Street between Vickery Boulevard and West Magnolia Avenue.

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Body-camera maker has financial ties to former Fort Worth police chief, others

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras for police, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs whose departments have bought the recording devices, raising a host of conflict-of-interest questions.

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Check out the new Plaza

Mayor Betsy Price speaking at opening.

Commerce Building

Del Frisco's Grille 

One of several water features

Photos by Bob Francis

On Nov. 1 as Sundance Square Plaza made its long-awaited debut.
Thirty years of planning and two years of site preparation met with a sunny morning as elected officials, project architects and everyday folk applauded the newly opened cultural crossroads bordered by Third and Fourth, and Commerce and Houston streets.
“We needed it to be feature-rich so we aren’t out there programming,” said Campbell, referring to scheduling specific events for two parking lots transformed into the cultural epicenter of the 35-block Sundance Square development.
“It needed to be great in its own right,” Campbell said.

Sundance Square Plaza
• Four 32-foot umbrellas with color-changing LED lights
• The permanent stage that will showcase bands, movies and live performances
• New iconic digital clock set within The Westbrook building above the stage
• A 216 jetted fountain in the center of Sundance Square Plaza
• A 65-foot wave pool on the northeast side of the plaza
• The Westbrook, a six-story building named after Fort Worth's Westbrook Hotel. It will house Taco Diner and Starbucks Coffee Company on the first floor
• Commerce Building sits at 420 Commerce Street and is five stories tall. The building will house the 9,000-square-foot Del Frisco's Grille, Shannon Wynne's new Bird Café, the Silver Leaf Cigar Bar and Radio Shack's new concept store
• The Chisholm Trail Mural on the façade of the Jett Building, built in 1908, has been preserved throughout the construction.

Partners on the project included:
Michael Vergason Landscape Architects – landscape architect
Fluidity Design Consultants – water features
David M Schwarz Architects, Inc. – project designer
The Projects Group – project manager
Bennett Benner Pettit, Planners + Architects – architect of record
The Beck Group – construction
 

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