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Storm Spotter Training January 31
at Eastern Hills High School

 

Would you like to be a storm spotter or are you simply interested in Texas’ constantly changing weather patterns?  The annual Skywarn classes will be conducted by the National Weather Service this Saturday, January 31, 2015.  The classes are free to the public and  will be held at Eastern Hills High School, 5701 Shelton Street.  The 8:30 am -Noon morning class will cover basic storm spotting and identification.  The 1:00 pm afternoon class will cover advance topic including radar interpretation. The classes as sponsored by NBC5 KXAS-TV and the Fort Worth Office of Emergency Management.

 

This is a little short notice for this training, but please share with your neighbors and friends.

 

Wishing everyone a great afternoon and evening,

Madelyn

 

Madelyn Gibbs

Neighborhood Education Coordinator

City Manager’s Office

818 Missouri

817-392-8890

madelyn.gibbs@fortworthtexas.gov

ZONING UPDATE

by Scott Willingham

 

ZC-14-171 is a zoning request change on 7901 Cook's Lane at Ederville Rd. - just south of I 30 & Cook's Lane. (? South of the Shell gas station?)

 

Click here to see paperwork.

 

On January 14, 2015 one (1) person showed up in opposition to the attached zoning change ZC-14-171. A 30 day continuance was granted to give the owner the opportunity to meet with the neighborhoods.  Hopefully those neighborhoods contacted by the owner will reply to all on this email chain with an update on their meeting.

 

We have heard the proposed hotel is a 48 room budget type hotel, Scottish Inn.    http://www.scottishinnsfortworth.com/

 

The LaQuinta (80 rooms/4 floors) on Anderson Blvd. is a short distance away and the 01/05/2015 FWST article states the Victory at Eastchase development will build two 100 room hotels.

 

http://www.star-telegram.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/sandy-baker/article5439780.html

 

Commissioners from other districts will likely approve the zone change for it seems an appropriate land use,  unless there is opposition by eastside neighborhood groups.

 

Watch the Zoning Commission 01/14/2015 meeting on City of FW TV  (1:41:30 mark)

http://fortworthgov.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=5&clip_id=2111

 

Eastsiders can voice their opinions to the Zoning Commission at City Hall on February 11, 2015 or write in with you opinion to:  zoninglanduse@fortworthtexas.gov.

 

Remember, that the I-30 corridor is the eastern GATEWAY TO FORT WORTH.

 

A response from the developer came in:

 

Scott,

Thank you for your interest regarding a future site of a hotel at Cooks Lane. The hotel will be interior corridor, brand name is Scottish Inns, a international hospitality corporation from Atlanta, GA .

 

http://www.scottishinnsfortworth.com/

 

As soon as we get approval from the City we will break ground and begin construction, which usually takes approximately 7-9 months. If you have any more questions please don't hesitate to contact me.

 

Thank you.
Mike Patel

 

 

Doug Henderson, President of East Fort Worth Business Association, is against the proposed hotel.  Henderson says "East Fort Worth Business Association is against this project and I plan on appearing at the Zoning Meeting in opposition.  This small hotel (the submitted application states 45 room) will not be able to compete and offer the same level of service as the La Quinta (existing and not always booked to capacity) and the two upcoming hotels on Eastchase.  In a every short period of time, this Scottish Inn will be a low budget flophouse catering to prostitutes and drug dealers.

We have enough of these types of no-tell hotels on the Eastside!"

 

Douglas Henderson, President, East Fort Worth Business Association can be contacted at president@efwba.org.

 

We will keep you updated as this progresses. Eastsiders can voice their opinions to the Zoning Commission at City Hall on February 11, 2015 or write in with you opinion to:  zoninglanduse@fortworthtexas.gov.

 

 

 

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