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T&P Warehouse: Historic building remains in limbo as area redevelops

For years, the historic T&P Warehouse on West Lancaster Avenue downtown, built in 1931 to house freight for the Texas Pacific Railway, has sat vacant and deteriorating.

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UPDATE: Susan Halsey, Fort Worth attorney, business leader, dies

Susan Halsey, a Fort Worth attorney who was also a community and business leader, died on Friday, Dec. 19. Halsey, 55, was chairman for the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce in 2013-2014, leading the chamber during a year

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Heating up: West Lancaster corridor projects moving forward

West Lancaster Avenue through downtown Fort Worth is heating up, with planners envisioning a lively mixed-use corridor that extends the central business district further south.

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Former Ewell Fuel spot fueling new West Berry development

Berry Street redevelopment continues as land just east of Paschal High School awaits planned new office and retail space.

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Oil plunge sparks concern of real estate slowdown in U.S. energy centers including Texas

SEATTLE — The drop in oil prices to five-year lows, while helping consumers, is sparking concern that leasing and construction demand will be hurt in some of North America's best-performing markets for commercial real estate.

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UPDATE: Fort Worth narrows city manager search to three finalists

By Scott Nishimura
snishimura@bizpress.net

Fort Worth narrowed its city manager search to three finalists Tuesday, and will disclose who they are Monday, city officials said.

Mayor Betsy Price and City Council members interviewed five candidates in closed-door meetings Tuesday, before picking three finalises.

The city will then invite them back in May on dates to be determined, with oral and written exercises, she said.

“We’ll give them a chance to come look at our city and hopefully pick a new city manager,” she said.

None of the candidates is internal, she said.

The mayor and council reset its city manager search in February, after interviewing four finalists and eliminating all four.

The new batch of finalists didn’t surface as candidates in the original search, for various reasons, even though all some or all may have been identified then by the city’s search firm, the Whitney Smith Co., Price said.

Several other major cities were conducting manager searches then and were farther ahead than Fort Worth, Price said.

“Some of the candidates we have been talking to were involved in one or two of those searches,” Price said.

She said the city didn’t change its criteria. “We just put a little more focus on prior city manager or assistant city manager experience,” she said.

The new manager will replace Tom Higgins, who is retiring.

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