The109: City Council approves zoning change for TCU fine arts building

 

The109: City Council approves zoning change for TCU fine arts building

first_imgFacebook Twitter Shelby Whitsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shelby-whitson/ Facebook TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history printThis story first appeared on the109, TCU student media’s news site covering the 76109 ZIP code. The Fort Worth City Council approved the rezoning of four residential lots on West Cantey Street that TCU will use for a proposed fine arts building. The building will replace four houses that currently sit on those lots.Michelle Clark, assistant vice chancellor of communications at TCU, said the architectural style of the new building will match the existing Moudy building at the corner of University Drive and West Cantey Street. She also said the new structure will not exceed three stories.The plans for the fine arts building state that the building will not be 20 feet from the curb “but instead is back from the street to provide a treed buffer to Cantey in order to minimize the impact to the neighborhood.”According to project details, there are plans for a courtyard between the new and existing buildings as well. The main entry for the building will be from the interior plaza side, away from the neighborhood.  There are also plans for fewer building entries for campus security.The report also reads that “required parking shall be calculated as part of the TCU campus parking plan.”Clark said this building will house the Costume Studio and Interior Design & Fashion Merchandising departments currently located in four stand-alone buildings off Berry Street.The proposed re-zoning would change the lot from “Medium Density Multifamily” to “Low Intensity Mixed Use.”  This change adds requirements about how far the sidewalks can extend into the street and what the building can be used for.Hudson said TCU affiliates previously hosted a neighborhood meeting that was attended by around 50 people from the neighborhood. Clark said all plans are contingent upon the approval of TCU’s Board of Trustees. The board is scheduled to meet in April of 2016.Architecture drawings are in progress, according to the zoning map changes staff report. Fort Worth to host 'Gatsby' themed party as fundraiser + posts Shelby Whitsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shelby-whitson/ Twitter TCU Frog Camps returning to more traditional look this summer Race for Tarrant County Sheriff to go to runoff Previous articleBreaking down the intramurals point systemNext articleFort Worth residents dream big about hitting the $1.5B Powerball jackpot Shelby Whitson RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Rubio mocks Trump at Dallas rally ReddIt The College of Science and Engineering Dean, Phil Hartman, retires after 40 consecutive years Shelby Whitsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shelby-whitson/ Linkedin ReddIt Recent thunderstorms lead to hazards; more storms to come Shelby Whitson Overhead picture of the area for the proposed TCU fine arts building. Linkedin Shelby Whitsonhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/shelby-whitson/last_img

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