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by cowboyeagle05
07 Dec 2019 15:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 238
Views: 80536

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Kiosk for food and beverage. Seeing how small it is I imagine it will be supported by a catering kitchen/larger restaurant somewhere either onsite or a company that brings in deliveries in the mornings and closes down earlier than later. discovery_district_microsite_green-edit.jpg discovery_district...
by cowboyeagle05
07 Dec 2019 10:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 276
Views: 119917

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)

We need more residential doesn't need to be 40 stories to make a positive impact on the overall health of downtown.
by cowboyeagle05
06 Dec 2019 14:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 232
Views: 88283

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

I know someone who was hired to work at Queso but I haven't had the chance to ask him for any details but it looks like we will know all soon.
by cowboyeagle05
06 Dec 2019 10:29
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Issues/News
Topic: What is a suburb today?
Replies: 67
Views: 29113

Re: What is a suburb today?

I have not read that article yet but I will say we did discuss this in college in my history of cities class. As cities have seen a resurgence in housing and gentrification the more affordable housing has become the first ring of suburbs. Places like Garland with housing that previously housed the f...
by cowboyeagle05
05 Dec 2019 17:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 238
Views: 80536

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Here is hope the Spirit of Communications does make a grand entrance.
by cowboyeagle05
05 Dec 2019 14:10
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 223
Views: 52163

Re: I-345

Not to mention the city is gridlocked at 6 pm no matter what you do no matter how many lanes they add. You will not all get home 15 mins after you leave work unless you love closer.
by cowboyeagle05
05 Dec 2019 14:06
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Issues/News
Topic: What is a suburb today?
Replies: 67
Views: 29113

Re: What is a suburb today?

At the end of the day, the first lesson they teach in Statistics class is that surveys or gathered data like this can be swung in any direction depending on a lot of factors including what the lean is of the gathering body/company. Then throw in third-party interpretation by either the public aka us...
by cowboyeagle05
05 Dec 2019 13:21
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 223
Views: 52163

Re: I-345

Suspending a park over a freeway is a gimmick anyway a pricey park nonetheless and is not a solution that can fit every lack of parkland in Dallas and the damage highways have done to cities. It's like giving a malnourished child a prime rib dinner. While he is thankful for the food a measured and a...
by cowboyeagle05
05 Dec 2019 12:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 238
Views: 80536

Re: AT&T Discovery District

While we are at it we can call the Vatican and tell them to shut down St Peters Square there is no need we now have AT&T Discovery District. Someone get Venice on the line who needs St. Marks Square; a giant screen, a modest food hall and some new trees will rival them all...
by cowboyeagle05
04 Dec 2019 14:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 238
Views: 80536

Re: AT&T Discovery District

I am assuming the signature interactive sculpture will come next year as well. The Toyota Holiday Parade is this weekend do we think they wanted to be open for that?
by cowboyeagle05
04 Dec 2019 13:57
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 223
Views: 52163

Re: I-345

Tear it down.
by cowboyeagle05
04 Dec 2019 11:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 238
Views: 80536

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Yeah, the food hall and huge outdoor screen plus the additional retail spaces will take some more time so I imagine they will have a Grand Opening later and let a large section of the plaza be accessible for a number of reasons. Have the streets that are being reconfigured on the backside done as we...
by cowboyeagle05
01 Dec 2019 13:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Fort Worth: Dickies Arena
Replies: 21
Views: 3863

Re: Fort Worth: Dickies Arena

It is interesting that Fort Worth was able to build a quality arena without a sports franchise to make an argument for the necessity to the taxpayers in a somewhat conservative city. Mind you I do wonder if it has the potential to have the club areas needed to attract a sports team. That would be a ...
by cowboyeagle05
01 Dec 2019 13:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)
Replies: 50
Views: 10820

Re: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)

^Well since that site is occupied by Spaces a coworking office/private offices company and a coming soon restaurant on the side facing McKinney Ave it's not hurting.
by cowboyeagle05
30 Nov 2019 11:42
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon
Replies: 32
Views: 10433

Re: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon

They wanted the cash for the park's budget. It was a trade-off kinda thing. Develop it as a Dallas property and wait on the returns if development ever happens which would feed into the overall taxes or sell it to Rowlett and fund the Dallas Pool system upgrades they were in terrible need of. It was...
by cowboyeagle05
30 Nov 2019 11:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 73
Views: 11440

Re: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce

Change is hard.
by cowboyeagle05
26 Nov 2019 13:08
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: DTD: West End Square
Replies: 7
Views: 1740

Re: DTD: West End Square

Well, that's because the Parks Department has millions of acres of parks to take care of, manage, plan, etc. We are fortunate we have an organization that stepped in to focus on Downtown and take the load off the larger organization. With the continuous staff cutbacks in government departments and a...
by cowboyeagle05
23 Nov 2019 12:17
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: DTD: West End Square
Replies: 7
Views: 1740

Re: DTD: West End Square

Harwood and West End have been in progress for some time design-wise. Harwood Park is getting some design details worked out still but West End since it's so small is probably easier to get resolved and funded.
by cowboyeagle05
23 Nov 2019 11:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 73
Views: 11440

Re: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce

That's why you create delivery zones in commercial areas like Deep Ellum cities all over the world do it and regular delivery drivers learn how to operate real easily in urban areas. It's not rocket science nor would Dallas be the first city in the entire history of time have to balance traffic, tra...
by cowboyeagle05
22 Nov 2019 16:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 498
Views: 145764

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Too bad that giant concrete dead weight is still choking Downtown. Lol the picture of this new tower construction literally immediately adjacent to the highway is completely antithetical to your argument of the highway 'choking' downtown. Development is happening in the area regardless of I345s pre...
by cowboyeagle05
21 Nov 2019 16:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 498
Views: 145764

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

For those playing the home game. https://www.citylab.com/transportation/2018/09/citylab-university-induced-demand/569455/ KEY POINTS In urbanism, “induced demand” refers to the idea that increasing roadway capacity encourages more people to drive, thus failing to improve congestion. Since the concep...
by cowboyeagle05
21 Nov 2019 13:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 498
Views: 145764

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Too bad that giant concrete dead weight is still choking Downtown.
by cowboyeagle05
21 Nov 2019 09:55
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 366
Views: 127974

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Yeah honestly if they start construction of the high-speed rail project they are likely to see things like hotels and such announced in short order. They are spending private investment here to fund a basic line if you will. If they can prove they can actually start building developers and partners ...
by cowboyeagle05
20 Nov 2019 12:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 411
Views: 142685

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

The good thing is the Loon was always a less than a flashy place. Its current location was an attempt at being more Uptown upfront but honestly, The Loon in the past has been a neighborhood bar and this could be a better return to that. A place where walkable regulars occupy the seats multiple days ...
by cowboyeagle05
20 Nov 2019 12:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Wynnewood Village
Replies: 8
Views: 2258

Re: Oak Cliff: Wynnewood Village

Looks very nice. Glad to see South of the river getting some new stuff in what I would consider the inner city. LA Fitness can vary in quality in my mind but being a brand new facility and not just a repurposed older gym means some potential for quality space long term if the management can employ a...
by cowboyeagle05
16 Nov 2019 12:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Virgin Hotel
Replies: 131
Views: 54554

Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

I wonder what crazy publicity acts they will have for the opening. They made a big deal when they had Richard Branson at the Ground Breaking this time I expect a circus.
by cowboyeagle05
15 Nov 2019 15:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 498
Views: 145764

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Yeah, the local news station already showed video of the self-driving cars in Downtown the other day.
by cowboyeagle05
15 Nov 2019 15:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 167
Views: 78639

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

It's been that way for weeks you can see it from the Katy Trail near Ice House.
by cowboyeagle05
15 Nov 2019 14:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 629
Views: 209948

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

With Uber signing on a number of businesses will be banging on the developer's door to be right underneath all the workers. We will probably see a lot of local chains not sure if the Jimmy John's of the retail market will be offered space here.
by cowboyeagle05
14 Nov 2019 13:10
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 302
Views: 90239

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

150+ for the cost, when area property owners aren't interested in contributing, is a steep hill to climb.
by cowboyeagle05
14 Nov 2019 13:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown: Luxury Hotel, 2025 Cedar Springs (Pizza Hut Strip Mall)
Replies: 19
Views: 3753

Re: Uptown: Luxury Hotel, 2025 Cedar Springs (Pizza Hut Strip Mall)

And lord knows who wants to stay in Arlington...when you could stay the Virgin in Dallas or be near Sundance in Fort Worth and Uber to the game. ;)
by cowboyeagle05
14 Nov 2019 12:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 226
Views: 74754

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

It's so weird seeing that building looking so light and airy with all that glass. We have been staring at the solid white blank wall for so many years opening it up that much is a significant change just from the street level alone.
by cowboyeagle05
14 Nov 2019 12:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: El Centro relocation
Replies: 1
Views: 663

Re: El Centro relocation

Filed by former GOP Dallas County Sheriff candidate and self-proclaimed county election “watcher” Kirk Launius, the lawsuit includes an 18-page petition and more than 4,500 pages of evidence. Launius’ petition reads as an indictment of the entire Dallas County election process. It also could read, ...
by cowboyeagle05
14 Nov 2019 09:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Urby High-rise Apartments
Replies: 12
Views: 1742

Re: Design District: Urby High-rise Apartments

I will believe it when I see it.
by cowboyeagle05
13 Nov 2019 12:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 411
Views: 142685

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Yeah as far as apartment leasing goes I've seen a significant number of people, mostly couples moving away from Uptown cause it became too much. They said it got too noisy and bar centric now things are closing so they want to follow development to other areas like Knox, Bishop Arts, Design District...
by cowboyeagle05
10 Nov 2019 16:18
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 281
Views: 94953

Re: Silver Line

What he means is when the event is over tons of people cram on the trains and it takes a long time to get on the train because transit like DART was really designed for a much smaller number of people to get on and off at different stops. It still happens at the Fair every night when the park closes...
by cowboyeagle05
10 Nov 2019 15:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 229
Views: 94559

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

Don't engage, some things are meant to just lay there in silent reflection and just pretend it never happened.
by cowboyeagle05
09 Nov 2019 15:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Sheraton Hotel
Replies: 39
Views: 9319

Re: Downtown Dallas: Sheraton Hotel

I would rather they demo the convention center redevelop new meeting conventions center with additional development incorporated on top. The historical part of the Sheraton is the hotel tower section so they could start fresh with a buried parking garage, brand new meeting space with an improved vie...
by cowboyeagle05
09 Nov 2019 11:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 447
Views: 161406

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

I love how the renderings are trying to make it look very Klyde Warren Park by picturing the property from the museum lawn. Too bad the design is just a glorified cereal box with the JW logo on it. I love the concept of simple design but they still built the most boring looking project in Dallas. Ap...
by cowboyeagle05
08 Nov 2019 15:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Virgin Hotel
Replies: 131
Views: 54554

Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

They might have been inspired by the Cabana Hotel across the way who also has a similar exterior type of decorative perforated skin. The same hotel was to be demoed now being restored.
by cowboyeagle05
08 Nov 2019 12:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 629
Views: 209948

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

As a millennial, if there is a place to plug in my phone and a selfie station I'll be set.
by cowboyeagle05
07 Nov 2019 13:32
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 312
Views: 97149

Re: DART D2 Subway

That's a step down in size even though good shows happen at It'll Do all the time. I imagine they are still looking at where their next location will be but they are currently grandfathered in at Lizard's current abode so anything new will require some new service expectations.
by cowboyeagle05
07 Nov 2019 10:35
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 312
Views: 97149

Re: DART D2 Subway

How is this going to play out now that Uber is planning on building around the lots that the rail is going to cut through? Are the business that are currently in place going to be torn down? It's a bit confusing because this plan is do dated that new buildings and businesses have gone up in the tim...
by cowboyeagle05
07 Nov 2019 10:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 498
Views: 145764

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Also, it's hard to turn down a household name. Uber may still be in flux when it comes to the business-minded folk but to politicians and the average citizen, the name is so well known its hard for them to picture the company not figuring it out eventually. I am not saying they wouldn't become an MC...
by cowboyeagle05
06 Nov 2019 15:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 187
Views: 66117

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

I am fine with Dallas focusing on good density not height just because a few bros need something to measure up to. The whole space race in highrise height does nothing for making Downtown a safe and stable neighborhood of quality spaces with economic security. We need more infill that brings residen...
by cowboyeagle05
29 Oct 2019 13:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 191
Views: 66499

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

Bottle service bars are just boring places altogether so I am not sad to see it go.

Capitol Grill is the same aa Capitol Pub correct?
by cowboyeagle05
28 Oct 2019 10:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 686
Views: 281190

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

Maybe its because yall are watching it every second...its like watching cookies in the oven they bake faster if you stop staring into the oven every second of the day. This thread has been like a dog staring at the floor waiting for their owners to drop food. The drool from waiting for the closing o...
by cowboyeagle05
28 Oct 2019 10:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 462
Views: 155916

Re: Oak Lawn

Not to mention the article points out that pedestrian deaths have increased over the last decade but even their own data points to other reasons, not that crosswalk patterns are non-federally approved designs. When its gonna matter is if someone can sue the city successfully claiming the non-federal...
by cowboyeagle05
25 Oct 2019 14:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Novel Deep Ellum
Replies: 24
Views: 6302

Re: Deep Ellum: Novel Deep Ellum

The deal with the Ambrose was the wrong place, wrong time and badly designed. Deep Ellum was dead at that time and the retail fronted the station and nothing else. There was no foot traffic in that area yet and the retail didn't wrap around the building drawing people from the main foot trafficked a...
by cowboyeagle05
25 Oct 2019 09:20
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 410
Views: 111537

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

The only reason I even bring it up is so many people forget company culture is the biggest thing to pay attention to when we hear these companies are looking at moving their HQ. Toyota was never going to locate in Dallas proper. They are a car company so locating to a brand new suburban campus in a ...

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