Sylvan Thirty Ground-Breaking Ceremony Delayed
I was just finishing up a timeline of Sylvan Thirty’s gestation when Cooper Smith Koch, a spokesman for the development, called to let me know that the March 8 ground-breaking ceremony has been delayed indefinitely due to a scheduling conflict with the mayor. Since I don’t know when the timeline will be published in the paper, here’s a preview.
Nov. 17, 2008: Kessler Park resident Brent Jackson acquires the first pieces of the Sylvan Thirty site under the name Lynxette Exploration.
Aug. 27, 2010: Lynxette Exploration acquires the final piece of the site.
Dec. 14, 2010: Alamo Plaza Hotel Courts are demolished on the site. Jackson says he hopes construction will be finished by fall 2012.
March 8, 2011: Cox Farms Market is announced as the first tenant.
May 23, 2011: Jackson files a request to create a rezoned subdistrict within Planned Development District 714.
Oct. 6, 2011: The City Plan Commission recommends the creation of the subdistrict.
Sept. 13, 2011: The Fort Worth Avenue Development Group, which is opposed to Jackson’s zoning requests, conducts a town-hall meeting.
Nov. 14, 2011: Matador Meat & Wine is announced as the second tenant.
Dec. 14, 2011: The City Council approves the creation of the subdistrict.
March 28, 2012: The City Council approves $3.2 million worth of TIF funds.
Jan. 25, 2013: The building permit is issued.
Feb. 21, 2013: A March 8 ground-breaking ceremony is announced.
Feb. 22, 2013: The ceremony is delayed indefinitely because of a scheduling conflict with the mayor.