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Group buys former Armour meatpacking site in Stockyards

The 16.8-acre site of the historic, former Armour meatpacking plant in Fort Worth’s Stockyards has changed hands, and its new owners aren’t saying anything about their plans. Chesapeake Land Development Co., which bought the site

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Hulen Pointe Shopping Center sold

Hulen Pointe Shopping Center, located in southwest Fort Worth on South Hulen Street one mile south of Hulen Mall, has been purchased by Addison-based Bo Avery with TriMarsh Properties for an undisclosed price.

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Dallas-Fort Worth in top five commercial real estate markets in 2015

According to the Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2015 report, just co-published by PwC US and the Urban Land Institute (ULI), Dallas-Fort Worth ranks No. 5, with two other Texas cities, Houston and Austin ranking at No. 1 and 2 respectively. San Francisco ranks No. 3 and Denver No. 4.

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Social House Fort Worth plans to open mid-November

Social House has leased 5,045 square feet at 2801-2873 W Seventh St. in Fort Worth, according to Xceligent Inc.

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Fort Worth temporarily stops issuing new home permits in TCU area

The moratorium will give a committee and the City Council time to review a proposed overlay that will pare the number of permissible unrelated adults living in the same house.

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Activists arrested in Philly over XL oil pipeline


KATHY MATHESON, Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Dozens of environmentalists blocked entrances to a federal office building on Monday to protest the Keystone XL oil pipeline, and police began arresting them.

About 40 activists stood in front of three sets of doors to the William J. Green Building in downtown Philadelphia as another 100 people sang, chanted and waved signs in support of the civil disobedience. One entrance remained open.

The actions were "a preview of the resistance to come" if President Barack Obama's administration approves the $5.3 billion project, said Alexa Ross, spokeswoman for Earth Quaker Action Team, which organized the demonstration. Nearly 30 people had been arrested by mid-afternoon, she said.

The proposed 1,179-mile pipeline from Canada to Texas would create jobs and reduce the need to import oil from politically volatile countries, say supporters, who include lawmakers from both major political parties and many business and labor groups.

But protesters including Eileen Flanagan contend the project poses serious environmental hazards, such as carrying "dirty oil" that contributes to global warming. The Philadelphia mother of two said she fears what the pipeline would mean for her children's future.

"What climate scientists say about the world they're going to inherit is really scary," Flanagan said. "I feel like I need to stand up and do something."

Obama has said he expects to make a decision on Keystone XL in the coming weeks. Secretary of State John Kerry must first make a recommendation on whether the project serves the national interest; Department of State approval is needed because the pipeline crosses a U.S. border.

The long-delayed project cleared a major hurdle in January, when a Department of State report found no major environmental objection.

However, opponents heavily criticized the report by London-based Environmental Resources Management after the company disclosed that some staff members had previously done work with the pipeline operator, Calgary-based TransCanada.

 

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