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by cowboyeagle05
19 Jan 2018 13:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 519
Views: 26752

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Exactly what I have experienced about the Austin magic. It's nice to visit but from what I have seen there is nothing there that I can not get here in Dallas.
by cowboyeagle05
19 Jan 2018 13:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor
Replies: 67
Views: 8258

Re: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor

The city proposed something similar in Oak Cliff and the community rejected it flat out. So the city dialed back the design to something more traditional.
by cowboyeagle05
19 Jan 2018 08:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor
Replies: 67
Views: 8258

Re: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor

No median, I would prefer appropriate sidewalks with potential alternative transportation infrastructure built in. The street is still a freeway of sorts and making pedestrian crossings safer and more frequent, wider sidewalks, on-street parking, bike lanes etc would naturally calm traffic some and ...
by cowboyeagle05
18 Jan 2018 16:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 519
Views: 26752

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Yes and no. Depending on who you talk to Austin has a better run bus system while lacking a great train system. The problem is many transportation engineers disagree on what systems are the better. We have argued it back and forth on here. A much better bus system can in many ways beat the advantage...
by cowboyeagle05
18 Jan 2018 14:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 135
Views: 14211

Re: Oak Lawn

Is just the Round Up for sale or the strip center along entire block that fronts Cedar Springs. Would love to see an 8 story midrise take up that entire block with a storefront on the bottom floor. Yes, just the business itself and its lease, not the strip they are located in. The owners of that st...
by cowboyeagle05
18 Jan 2018 13:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 519
Views: 26752

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

And by the same logic, how has Amazon even kept Austin in this at all, they meet none of the requirements other than being able to have a good educational base and an urban setting if they can find room left in downtown Austin, it meets none of the requirements. Two things incentives and company cu...
by cowboyeagle05
18 Jan 2018 13:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 135
Views: 14211

Re: Oak Lawn

Four of biggest gay bars in the state are on the same block and owned by the same company, that's what keeps the bars in check. RoundUp is just as popular as S4/Caven bars and its owned by independent owners. A key point for anyone that is curious Caven Enterprises is employee owned. Corporate HQ i...
by cowboyeagle05
18 Jan 2018 08:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 519
Views: 26752

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Not sure if this is a dumb question or not, but does Amazon’s list capture the metro areas listed or is this a list of the proper cities? (eg. would it say North Texas if they were considering Irving, Frisco etc.) My assumption would be a list saying Dallas would include almost the entire metroplex...
by cowboyeagle05
18 Jan 2018 08:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 135
Views: 14211

Re: Oak Lawn

I'd like to nominate the parking lot shown below for "most wasted space in Oak Lawn" - owned by Caven Enterprises. Screen Shot 2018-01-05 at 11.38.00 AM.png Good opportunity to co-develop it with the owner of the BofA property and provide structured parking, residential and an urban bank ...
by cowboyeagle05
18 Jan 2018 08:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 519
Views: 26752

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Dalla ... 27273.html

And yes Austin is on the list along with New York City, Atlanta, and Boston.
by cowboyeagle05
17 Jan 2018 14:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Noteworthy New Construction
Replies: 23
Views: 3252

Re: East Dallas: Noteworthy New Construction

Yeah, there was def some back and forth on that project but I never heard if it ever got past initial review. Some projects just disappear when off the record the city staff and or council members meet with developers and say it's not gonna happen. Sometimes it's the neighborhood groups that help co...
by cowboyeagle05
17 Jan 2018 13:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 102
Views: 13620

Re: Victory Park 3.0

I am going to do what everyone else has been doing for Atlanta, Boston, and Chicago. Which is suggesting this could be a good sign that Amazon is coming to Dallas. We know Hillwood already has a good relationship with Amazon and we know Amazon requires a certain amount of space as soon as details ar...
by cowboyeagle05
12 Jan 2018 12:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 208
Views: 20885

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

I just had an out of town visitor comment on how much better he likes the Dallas skyline. He was doing the dreaded Houston comparison because their skyline is so dark yet the same size as ours. Anyways I await the LED pinstripes return. Are they the same size?... Houston's taller but not as long as...
by cowboyeagle05
12 Jan 2018 08:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 519
Views: 26752

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

They have not stated a date for the announcement. Lord knows everyone in every business newspaper from east to west has tried to get something out of Amazon. We will just have to wait until they decide to drop that economic bomb.
by cowboyeagle05
12 Jan 2018 08:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 208
Views: 20885

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

I just had an out of town visitor comment on how much better he likes the Dallas skyline. He was doing the dreaded Houston comparison because their skyline is so dark yet the same size as ours. Anyways I await the LED pinstripes return.
by cowboyeagle05
11 Jan 2018 15:14
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 128
Views: 10762

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

It just depends on what type of employee they are targeting. Google (and similar companies) target intelligent, focused, motivated workaholics without any kind of life outside of work. That's why they have 24 hour free food, onsite bars, gyms, dry cleaners, playrooms, etc... -- so the employees nev...
by cowboyeagle05
11 Jan 2018 15:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 208
Views: 20885

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Well, its terrible for advertising if you are on the freeway. Can not read any text even when stuck in traffic. If a similar display were stretched across the building to do more abstract visuals I could see some coolness about it. I'm sure the view from a neighboring building could be doable.
by cowboyeagle05
11 Jan 2018 15:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 92
Views: 8420

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Keep mind there is a lot of pushback on places like the Ice House opening letting alone expanding. Many residents think these places ruin the tranquility of the trail and prefer a secluded trail away from bars and activity. I went to Atlanta last year and tried one of their trails and it has a wonde...
by cowboyeagle05
11 Jan 2018 09:28
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 128
Views: 10762

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

It just depends on what type of employee they are targeting. They may be targeting similar millennial employees that Amazon wants that desire more urban locations. The dotcom campuses of Southern California are still more of a thing there than anywhere else. Yes, we have suburban office complexes bu...
by cowboyeagle05
11 Jan 2018 09:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 130
Views: 14742

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

I would have expected Trammel Crow to jump on this property yesterday and throw up one of their throwaway properties.
by cowboyeagle05
11 Jan 2018 09:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 204
Views: 20885

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

I'm also a little surprised by them using "Trinity" in the name considering the part of town it's in. Overall, I can see this place being popular, and I can see Cider becoming pretty popular in the coming years. Bishop Arts Cider is in the Design District. Lakewood Brewery is in Garland. ...
by cowboyeagle05
10 Jan 2018 16:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 238
Views: 23138

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

I found the design plans. According to a 2012 bond update, the North Oak Cliff location has been designed but simply needs funding for construction. Bishop+Front+View_revised+clayton (1).jpg Ground+Floor.jpg Mezz+Plan.jpg The Bishop Arts Branch Library will be a LEED Gold library that will replace t...
by cowboyeagle05
10 Jan 2018 15:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 238
Views: 23138

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

This area will be completely transformed (more than it already has) in the coming years, and it seems like this particular section will help connect the northern part to the retail on Jefferson Blvd. I'm a little disappointed that the city hasn't started addressing the connection from Jefferson to ...
by cowboyeagle05
10 Jan 2018 08:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 200
Views: 19148

Re: Northpark Center

All I know is every time I go to Northpark now I am so lost lol. I don't go as often as I used to because of my own budget concerns but if you wait long enough you start to get that "wasn't that over there before?" feeling like you are crazy and your memory may be failing you. In other Nor...
by cowboyeagle05
10 Jan 2018 08:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project
Replies: 27
Views: 3106

Re: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project

Its the same renderings just with a few more detail shots thrown in. They also updated the website when the Amazon proposals started to make the development proposal look fresher. I am sure they are one of the thousands of proposals DFW submitted to Amazon. Keep in mind this developer is proposing a...
by cowboyeagle05
05 Jan 2018 09:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 135
Views: 14211

Re: Oak Lawn

I agree 100% with you Lakewoodhobo. I have had many many conversations with neighborhood owners and the like and that's when I figured out what a lot of gays tend to do is blame Caven cause its the easiest target. The reality is Caven doesn't appear to have a vision for the future but neither does ...
by cowboyeagle05
04 Jan 2018 14:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 135
Views: 14211

Re: Oak Lawn

I agree 100% with you Lakewoodhobo. I have had many many conversations with neighborhood owners and the like and that's when I figured out what a lot of gays tend to do is blame Caven cause its the easiest target. The reality is Caven doesn't appear to have a vision for the future but neither does m...
by cowboyeagle05
04 Jan 2018 08:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 135
Views: 14211

Re: Oak Lawn

Its not just Caven, all business owners on the strip are against a Cedar Springs Rd redo. They have gone on record to the city and any redo would have to not impede traffic. They all cite what happened when the Cedar Springs Tollway bridge was closed for a big ole redo. When that pass-thru traffic s...
by cowboyeagle05
03 Jan 2018 11:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~460 FT / 42 ST)
Replies: 73
Views: 10566

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~460 FT / 42 ST)

I'm referring to signs outside apartments around Uptown saying the first 8 weeks rent free. Two things, its the slowest month of the year for apartment rentals. Also a lot of product just opened so you do things to get that interest from the very few tenants you may be able to sign while you wait f...
by cowboyeagle05
03 Jan 2018 11:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 212
Views: 22712

Re: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)

Yeah cause I know a number of people that still wish the building was torn down cause they don't get mid-century architecture.
by cowboyeagle05
03 Jan 2018 11:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 135
Views: 14211

Re: Oak Lawn

There is no Cedar Springs Rd. redo planned. The neighborhood meetings killed that project in the crib.
by cowboyeagle05
02 Jan 2018 09:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 173
Views: 19422

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Well they seem to be focusing on the hole they have been digging on the back San Jacinto corner of this project. I think the slow down is simply because they haven't focused on the above ground part recently. For clarity the hole is on part of the land marked for a residential phase if that phase ev...
by cowboyeagle05
02 Jan 2018 09:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DISD Administration Building
Replies: 16
Views: 808

Re: DISD Administration Building

I believe while Ross was a priority for the city in re-starting housing development like this one the city hasn't been aggressive about sidewalks or any real plan on improving the exploding district. The city seems to just be pulling a McKinney Ave where they are waiting on developers or a neighborh...
by cowboyeagle05
28 Dec 2017 14:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Fort Worth: misc. developments
Replies: 13
Views: 905

Re: Fort Worth: misc. developments

Considering the rest of the articles on DART transit say that's its ineffective in its current implementation and basically just a checkbox and not much of a real ridership generator. It's funny how one article says Dallas is a genius because of DART while others point to its historically long low r...
by cowboyeagle05
27 Dec 2017 11:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 238
Views: 23138

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

What is funny is when you read some info on one of the apartment projects they are redoing it says it's near the new Whole Foods development. I assume they mean the land HEB bought to in some distant future to build a Central Market unless they know something the rest of us don't. http://www.blackwo...
by cowboyeagle05
26 Dec 2017 13:02
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: the Cotton Belt line
Replies: 100
Views: 5932

Re: the Cotton Belt line

There is no D3. I don't think any of the future planning documents take much of any time discussing such a need since they can't even get D2 funded and the Cotton Belt their two priorities right now.
by cowboyeagle05
22 Dec 2017 09:16
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 191
Views: 15783

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Union Station would have never worked its too small and the HSR needs a lot of modern facilities to process passengers the way they need to. Our little Union Station is perfect for a regional transportation hub at this point and that's about it. The downstairs hasn't seen a lot of investment because...
by cowboyeagle05
21 Dec 2017 08:37
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Arts District: Master Plan
Replies: 13
Views: 1239

Re: Arts District: Master Plan

That name was abandoned a while ago. Keep in mind the link Tamtagon provided is from before 2010. Before the Wyly and Winspear even opened. The reference to the "Avenue to the Arts" name was in the November 2016 DMN article originally linked by Tnexster. FWIW, the June 2017 draft Master P...
by cowboyeagle05
20 Dec 2017 14:02
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Arts District: Master Plan
Replies: 13
Views: 1239

Re: Arts District: Master Plan

That name was abandoned a while ago. Keep in mind the link Tamtagon provided is from before 2010. Before the Wyly and Winspear even opened.
by cowboyeagle05
20 Dec 2017 09:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 65
Views: 7643

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Well since AT&T's colors are blue and white.
by cowboyeagle05
20 Dec 2017 08:27
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Arts District: Master Plan
Replies: 13
Views: 1239

Re: Arts District: Master Plan

How do you double in size an underground garage? Plus why is the first time we have heard this? Oh, that's right Klyde Warren claimed they needed more money to build a floating parking garage over the freeway.
by cowboyeagle05
18 Dec 2017 13:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Neighborhood Changes '00-'16
Replies: 8
Views: 448

Re: Dallas Neighborhood Changes '00-'16

What tool are you using to make the maps?
by cowboyeagle05
18 Dec 2017 09:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 168
Views: 25355

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

There is the glass we have been looking for.
by cowboyeagle05
15 Dec 2017 14:49
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 31
Views: 3580

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

In a blog post from December 8th, the visor is back but designed differently with some other small changes to the overall park design. The bond measure also allows the city to make significant investments in its libraries, cultural centers and parks system, providing $35 million in funding that will...
by cowboyeagle05
15 Dec 2017 12:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 26
Views: 3308

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

Well parts of it were discussed in the city council meeting Wednesday.
by cowboyeagle05
15 Dec 2017 10:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Mockingbird Station
Replies: 25
Views: 3313

Re: Dallas Mockingbird Station

This is one of those combinations of parsing the exact words said and how a politician is unlikely correct the press if it makes them look good. I can live with that cause in the end that bridge is a trail bridge and wont do diddly squat for people looking to cross Mockingbird who are not looking to...
by cowboyeagle05
15 Dec 2017 08:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Mockingbird Station
Replies: 25
Views: 3313

Re: Dallas Mockingbird Station

I would add that it was the local news media who made news stories connecting the bridge to stories of pedestrian deaths. Possibly even a neighborhood group somewhere making such a ridiculous claim. They needed an angle to cover the story of the bridge and the deaths seems like a good angle but the ...
by cowboyeagle05
14 Dec 2017 11:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (28 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 86
Views: 13586

Re: The Christopher @The Union (28 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)

A tower could easily wrap around the back end of the El Fenix building with a center drive that leads to a parking garage. Its a matter of the restaurant group and the developer agreeing that they are a positive impact on each others business. I do imagine though we are more likely to end up with a ...
by cowboyeagle05
14 Dec 2017 09:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel
Replies: 51
Views: 7335

Re: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel

Construction office I assume and hotel management as they slowly hire when the building gets further along.
by cowboyeagle05
13 Dec 2017 12:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 204
Views: 20885

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

I think its more of a scale conversation. If you read more of Mark Lamsters articles he notices how Dallas loves these massive redevelopment projects. The city built overnight. We were a suburb and the next moment we wanted to be known as an urban metropolis. A concept equal to a child who demands t...

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