Matt Pine

Joining the Hogan Pro-Am Again This Year

We’re happy to participate in the Hogan Pro-Am again this year.  The event will take place on Monday, May 22nd at the Colonial Country Club.

Last year, our foursome partnered with pro Geoff Ogilvy and we had a fantastic time!  Using a best ball format, we shot a 7-under 63 on the day.  We hope to improve our score this time around, but honestly, we’re looking forward to an amazing day of golf with someone who knows what they’re doing.

Entertainment Coming to The Shops at Clearfork

While development and construction is moving along at a feverish pace north of Fort Worth, it is very exciting to see southwest Fort Worth grabbing its fair share of headlines.

Clearfork is a 270-acre mixed-use development located on the Trinity River with direct access to the Chisholm Trail Parkway.

Plans include 1.2 million square feet of retail space, 2 million square feet dedicated to office space, 2,500 multi-family residences, and entertainment. The Shops at Clearfork will offer an open-air experience with high-end retailers and restaurants – anchored by a two-story Neiman Marcus.

Additionally, there will be two entertainment options for The Shops. These include AMC Theatres and Pinstripes.

AMC Theatres announced plans to open a 36,000 SF movie complex located just west of Neiman Marcus. The largest movie company in the world is building a complex that will include eight screens, 800 luxury recliners, an outdoor patio, and bar & lounge.

Pinstripes, known for its upscale bowling and bocce games, will open its first Texas location at Clearfork. The 30,000 SF center will include 12 bowling lanes, six indoor and outdoor bocce courts as well as a bistro. It will also include patios with fire pits. There will also be an event space that can host 20 to 600 guests.

Lastly, there are no specific opening dates announced. However, both should be ready to go later this year.

Birdville Elementary Update

This project is defined in part by limited lay down areas and close proximity to existing structures. You can see from this aerial.

The photo illustrates the new construction that is adjacent to the existing school. Additionally, this is slated for demolition beginning in June. Once the demolition is complete, we will construct an 81,000 SF parking lot.

Our team continues to work effectively through the challenges of the site. These include weather and the normal construction issues.

We will keep you updated on the progress!

Update on Dunbar High School

Reeder General has begun building a 1000 SF Media Room and Weight Room for Dunbar High School in Fort Worth.

We poured the slab last Friday, and we are now beginning existing building demolition and standing structural steel this week. Concrete masonry unit (CMU) and brick veneer will follow over the next month. We will reroof the building and we’ll add new rubber flooring throughout.

This is a four-month project and we have three months to go, so our completion date is May of 2017.

Welcome to Fort Worth

The Fort Worth Convention & Visitors Bureau announced some impressive numbers last week.

In 2016, approximately 8.8 million people visited Fort Worth – up 35 percent from 2014.  All told, tourism industries contributed $116 million in sales tax to the City of Fort Worth.

What kind of economic impact did that create?  According to Bob Jameson, President and Chief Executive of the CVB, the industry had a $2.3 billion economic impact.  And it looks like there’s more to come.

The CVB also announced they’ve booked the largest convention in their 51-year history. Starting in 2020, the National Beta Club will meet in Fort Worth. Additionally, we should see 15,000 attendees over a five-day period.

This year, Fort Worth will host 11 major conventions, in addition to numerous conferences and meetings.

We’d like to congratulate the Fort Worth CVB on all their hard work and their dedication to bringing visitors to our wonderful city.

Birdville Elementary School Update

We are on schedule to top out block by the end of the month. We installed half the MEP and we are ready to begin hanging sheetrock.

There’s a slight schedule delay due to the rain and freezing temperatures, but our subs have worked extremely hard to gain those days back. We would specifically like to recognize J&E Masonry who has been a tremendous help on this project.

Now that we are looking at a good stretch of clear weather, we should gain even more days back.