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by Austin55
13 Apr 2018 18:37
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 97
Views: 11767

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Damn, this is really going to be pretty.
by Austin55
31 Mar 2018 17:17
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: the Cotton Belt line
Replies: 189
Views: 20395

Re: the Cotton Belt line

TEXRail's EMF would probably be easier
by Austin55
30 Mar 2018 17:15
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: the Cotton Belt line
Replies: 189
Views: 20395

Re: the Cotton Belt line

I watched the most recent presentation which mentions using the TRE maintance facility for CB. How would the CB trains get there?
by Austin55
19 Mar 2018 17:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 398
Views: 51228

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Nice! It's a shame that lot has been so underutilized for as long as it has.
by Austin55
16 Feb 2018 18:13
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco Station
Replies: 20
Views: 2454

Re: Frisco Station

And perhaps direct aerial service to DFW

Russell Laughlin @HillwoodDevelop at #NTTS2018 says test flights of #UberElevate will begin in #DFW in 2020. DFW Airport to Frisco Station.


https://twitter.com/TomBamonte/status/9 ... 1246472192
by Austin55
05 Feb 2018 20:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 398
Views: 51228

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Brewed+Pressed going in at Skyhouse
by Austin55
24 Jan 2018 16:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown - Merriman
Replies: 14
Views: 2010

400 N Akard / Houseman

Huge apologies if this has already been posted. Searched but didnt find anything. https://merriman-maa.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/work-houseman-01.jpg https://merriman-maa.com/work-posts/houseman/ 258,000+ gross-square-foot building in the heart of Dallas’ urban core Uniquely large size addresse...
by Austin55
24 Jan 2018 16:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 326
Views: 47975

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Had this been posted yet https://merriman-maa.com/work-posts/akard-station/ Conversion of an existing 200,000-square-foot building into an urban retail mall Connects to the adjacent 1401 Elm mixed-use project Also includes a 250-room hotel that will be built on top of the existing building https://i...
by Austin55
10 Jan 2018 16:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Fort Worth: The Shops at Clearfork
Replies: 2
Views: 534

Re: Fort Worth: The Shops at Clearfork

The masterplan calls for several more wrap apartments and 7-9 floor office and hotel buildings.

http://www.clearfork1848.com/masterplan/
by Austin55
04 Jan 2018 15:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 115
Views: 17377

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Lighting looks fantastic. I was most excited for the outlining, but the floodlights are what really pull it together. Excellent stuff. Here's some dets on the plaza. Listed construction start time is Feb 1st. Price tag is $50 mil. Renovation of existing outdoor plaza, sidewalks and improvements in p...
by Austin55
19 Dec 2017 16:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 115
Views: 17377

Re: AT&T Discovery District

There is a lot of blue in the skyline lately. Hunt, Thanksgiving, Lincoln Plaza, whatever the Omni is doing, and now ATT. Also all those blue lights on top of the streetlights around the new bridges. It's especially noticeable from the air.
by Austin55
19 Dec 2017 12:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 778
Views: 99491

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Atlanta definitely seems to be the front runner right now based on the rumors. I think that is great news for Dallas though, as Dallas could put up tough competition to Atlanta. Nothing is decided yet.
by Austin55
14 Dec 2017 17:22
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: Frisco: National Soccer Hall of Fame
Replies: 7
Views: 1321

Re: Frisco: National Soccer Hall of Fame

[quote="Tivo_Kenevil"]This is lame. The hall of fame should be in Columbus. There's no history for the sport in Frisco. This should go somewhere where the community has a passion for the game. Of all the places in the USA, where this could've gone ....IT'S NOT FRISCO,TX. /quote] Sort of de...
by Austin55
14 Dec 2017 13:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: New Alamo Manhattan Hotel Project
Replies: 27
Views: 6186

Re: Uptown Dallas: New Alamo Manhattan Hotel Project

Should get going April 2018, complete May 2020.
by Austin55
11 Dec 2017 18:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square
Replies: 107
Views: 15253

Re: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square

Hannibal Lecter wrote:I visited Thanksgiving Square today for probably the first time in almost 40 years. Absolutely disgusting and embarrassing. They need to just lock the gates.


I take it the chair and lights initiative success hasn't lived on?
by Austin55
11 Dec 2017 18:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Fort Worth: misc. developments
Replies: 31
Views: 4063

Re: Fort Worth: misc. developments

It's been a while, but the last estimates I saw were around 1500 residents. Downtown Fort Worth has a fairly broad definition, but the 2016 State of Downtown listed the number at 7,616, and currently the downtown housing stock is on pace to double with current construction and proposals. A bunch mo...
by Austin55
07 Dec 2017 14:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Fort Worth: misc. developments
Replies: 31
Views: 4063

Re: Fort Worth: misc. developments

Here's a good breakdown of all 4 proposed/u/c highrises in downtown.

http://www.fwtx.com/blogs/fwculture/hig ... g-downtown
by Austin55
02 Dec 2017 16:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Comprehensive Dallas Development Map / List
Replies: 36
Views: 9826

Re: Comprehensive Dallas Development Map / List

That's it but there is a lot missing.
by Austin55
23 Nov 2017 07:46
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Arlington: Mass Transit
Replies: 19
Views: 3874

Re: Arlington: Mass Transit

Arlington is ditching the MAX bus, replacing it with on-demand shuttles. An experiment, essentially.

https://www.citylab.com/transportation/ ... it/546134/
by Austin55
23 Nov 2017 06:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 326
Views: 47975

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

I thought I was losing it when I saw the display the other night. Looks like a reflection at first, and then I saw it moving. I was too far away (Victory Park) to make out anything it was saying though. Certainly an eye-catcher!
by Austin55
23 Nov 2017 06:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Comprehensive Dallas Development Map / List
Replies: 36
Views: 9826

Re: Comprehensive Dallas Development Map / List

Would really like to see it set up again. Perhaps the owner can back up copies from time to time.
by Austin55
11 Nov 2017 17:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Comprehensive Dallas Development Map / List
Replies: 36
Views: 9826

Re: Comprehensive Dallas Development Map / List

Just me or is a bunch of stuff gone?
by Austin55
10 Nov 2017 16:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 401
Views: 57452

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

IDK if right thread exactly but Project Name: The Gabriella Project Address: Bordered By Live Oak St, Texas City: Dallas Zip: 75206 County: Dallas Scope of Work: 370 unit residential building on top of a full service grocery store with parking garage and project amenities. NOTE: Drawings submitted f...
by Austin55
18 Oct 2017 17:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Smart District
Replies: 72
Views: 12549

Re: Dallas Smart District

whi5125 wrote:If it is a true thing that actually gets momentum....dear GOD please dont build that tallest building to be just a damn glass box


Doubt it, check out Pelli's portfolio.

http://pcparch.com/projects/headquarter ... -buildings
by Austin55
18 Oct 2017 11:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Smart District
Replies: 72
Views: 12549

Re: Dallas Smart District

Goodness, that is an exciting one! Very eyecatching too, gotta think that could really put Dallas as a top contender. The idea of Pelli doing an entire area is awesome as well.
by Austin55
13 Oct 2017 00:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 120
Views: 20564

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/ABDataSearch/SearchResultDetail.asp?1=EABPRJB8802111 Estimated Start Date: 02/01/2018 Estimated Completion: 10/01/2019 Estimated Cost: $35,000,000.00 Project Name: Attiva Farmers Market Project Address: 1011 S. Harwood St. City: Dallas Zip: 75201 County: Dallas Scope of Wo...
by Austin55
27 Jul 2017 22:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 401
Views: 57452

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Did anyone talk about 400 S Hall yet? Looks like a 5 story garage wrapped apartment is being planned there. 336 units. HLR Architects.
by Austin55
12 Jul 2017 02:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
Replies: 57
Views: 9607

Re: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

I see that construction permits have been filed, with an expected start of October (take that with a grain of salt though as it doesnt always come true)
by Austin55
22 Jun 2017 11:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 184
Views: 31873

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Are the existing apartments at 4805 Mckinney on google maps still there? Seems a 5 story, GFF designed project is proposed for that site by Trinsic Residential. Called "The Hudson Apartments".
by Austin55
27 May 2017 17:57
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: New Census Population Estimates
Replies: 89
Views: 10473

Re: New Census Population Estimates

Garland looks like it's got very little in the way of empty land, nearly the entire place is single family. Dallas has huge swaths of industrial parks, and airport, the Trinity Floodplain and Forest etc etc. RE - Seattle, it is fantastic. And very well planned. The setting is nearly impossible to be...
by Austin55
27 May 2017 17:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 179
Views: 20582

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

Is this of relevance to this thread?

http://www.delavegadevelopment.com/prop ... rettyPhoto

It looks like this site, but I'm not super familiar with Dallas developments. Trying to catch myself up!
by Austin55
22 May 2017 17:19
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 142
Views: 22525

Re: DFW Airport

I haven't seen much press on it, but it seems Air India wants to launch a Delhi-Dallas route sometime this year.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/busi ... 589795.cms
by Austin55
22 May 2017 17:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: Cinépolis /The 23 (~273 FT / 23 ST)
Replies: 104
Views: 25919

Re: Victory Park: Cinépolis /The 23 (~273 FT / 23 ST)

Those apartments do have decent density I'm sure, what has really always bothered me is the way they address Houston St, a fence with a parking lot behind. Bleck.

Insane to see how dense the area has gotten. Nothing but exciting. And that rooftop view down Lamar is a stunner.
by Austin55
09 May 2017 21:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 370
Views: 65244

Re: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)

maconahey wrote:Looks like UCR/CBRE took down the property flyer from their website. Here it is again ;)



Good catch to save that. Always rehost everything!

I really love the way it looks. I said over on SSP, Almost like Fountain Place's never built twin is finally coming along.
by Austin55
24 Mar 2017 20:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 143
Views: 24089

Re: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt

Foster is probably my favorite architect ever, this is immensely exciting that this could happen. It does'nt seem like one of his stronger skyscraper designs, but I love it from those 2 renders.
by Austin55
17 Feb 2017 22:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 370
Views: 65244

Re: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Residential Tower

That does seem like a nice compliment to FP. The crown is interesting, lots of steel and glass, could be beautiful if well lit.
by Austin55
03 Feb 2017 15:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Scion Hotel
Replies: 95
Views: 17006

Re: Trump Hotel Concept / SCION

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:It looks mid century and not sure I'm a fan of the design. It's very underwhelming.


Make MCM great again!
by Austin55
13 Jan 2017 19:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 169
Views: 27903

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower

That PDF on the design is fantastic. Very well thought out. Really like the way this looks.
by Austin55
13 Jan 2017 19:18
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Dallas Residential Count
Replies: 29
Views: 5669

Re: Downtown Dallas Residential Count

The comments about Fort Worth are amusing... I can attest that OKC and Ft. Worth in particular seem to think it is unique for having downtown revitalization, and many people in Ft. Worth (who clearly don’t make it past Tarrant County often) think it differentiates them from Dallas, which now has 15...
by Austin55
13 Jan 2017 18:03
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 32
Views: 5628

Re: TexRail

Grapevine plans to build a hotel, plaza, garage and retail at their station. Link w/ source & additional info. https://communityimpact.com/dallas-fort-worth/grapevine-colleyville-southlake/top-stories/2017/01/11/4-things-know-grapevines-tex-rail-station/ http://i.imgur.com/V7Kz3SU.jpg http://i.i...
by Austin55
09 Jan 2017 19:22
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: The Daily Digital 4.0
Replies: 32
Views: 7636

Re: The Daily Digital 4.0

The fireworks from reunion produced some stunning photos. They did a wonderful job with them.
by Austin55
09 Jan 2017 19:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 370
Views: 65244

Re: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Residential Tower

The parking lots are atrocious, but if there's 500 foot buildings replacing them, it'll be worth the wait.
by Austin55
09 Jan 2017 18:53
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Issues/News
Topic: What is a suburb today?
Replies: 50
Views: 12802

Re: What is a suburb today?

Beautiful maps and interesting information.
by Austin55
08 Jan 2017 19:47
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Issues/News
Topic: What is a suburb today?
Replies: 50
Views: 12802

Re: What is a suburb today?

I'll bet he think's he's a real great comedian. To answer the question - I'd consider any city which has an established urban core to be excluded from the suburb definition. I'm sure others opinions will vary on this. To me, Dallas, Fort Worth and Denton are the only places I've spent much time that...
by Austin55
08 Jan 2017 19:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: SkyHouse Victory Place (290 FT / 25 ST)
Replies: 71
Views: 13477

Re: Victory Park: SkyHouse Victory Place (290 FT / 25 ST)

muncien wrote:But, I also like the idea of Dallas CBD. That parking lot where the BofA plaza twin was supposed to go would be sweet.


I think that lot should host something of a much higher standard than a copy paste bit of architecture.
by Austin55
31 Dec 2016 11:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: Cinépolis /The 23 (~273 FT / 23 ST)
Replies: 104
Views: 25919

Re: Victory Park: Cinépolis /The 23 (23 ST)

There is quite a large open area at the north east corner of the tower portion, the renderings show this area covered in glass. Is this just an atrium?
by Austin55
18 Dec 2016 23:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 42
Views: 7243

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Most exciting potential development in DFW. San Francisco and Philadelphia are currently working on joining the 1,000 foot club, Seattle and Miami have 1,000 footers proposed and LA, NYC and Chicago are working on adding to theirs. Would love to see Dallas join the list.
by Austin55
27 Nov 2016 15:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: SkyHouse Victory Place (290 FT / 25 ST)
Replies: 71
Views: 13477

Re: Victory Park: SkyHouse Victory Place (290 FT / 25 ST)

That parking garage looks decent for being a standalone garage.

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