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by cowboyeagle05
17 Jan 2019 19:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Bryan Tower
Replies: 32
Views: 3158

Re: Downtown Dallas: Bryan Tower

It is still hard for these downtown places to seriously keep a resident population interested. Main Street is where most of the after-hours crowd congregates. This end has two hotels and office buildings that empty out around 5pm. Even the Sheraton as big as it is isn't enough to keep a place like t...
by cowboyeagle05
16 Jan 2019 16:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 136
Views: 26743

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Overall I think AT&T was tired of waiting for the rest of Downtown to blossom with retail needed to make the area popping for new recruits. DowntownDallas Inc has been cheerleading a shopping district anchored by Neimans for decades now and its been full of starts and stops. AT&T needs to sn...
by cowboyeagle05
16 Jan 2019 16:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas: Medical District
Replies: 122
Views: 27069

Re: Dallas: Medical District

Hospitals good. Taxes Bad. Hospitals + Taxes = Ehh depends on who you ask. Got it.
by cowboyeagle05
09 Jan 2019 16:05
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 254
Views: 46225

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

They could also easily office the creative department in another part of DFW if that was imperative to attracting talent if they were also relocated to Texas. Sounds like their priorities for the HQ were in the warehouse selection.
by cowboyeagle05
09 Jan 2019 15:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 481
Views: 92371

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

I think you would do better being in Oak Cliff if you want to maintain the "small town feel" after all Deep Ellum is a part of a major Downtown despite it not being the center of DFW life. Its likely hood of maintaining all aspects of the small township is a losing battle. Most if not all ...
by cowboyeagle05
29 Dec 2018 09:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 259
Views: 53032

Re: Oak Lawn

That apartment project next to the Melrose still has to go through the city approval process. They have only presented to the Oak Lawn committee to get a feeling for some of their design proposals. They need some serious waivers from setbacks I believe so I wonder if they got more pushback from the ...
by cowboyeagle05
27 Dec 2018 19:07
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 103
Views: 20222

Re: Downtown Progress

The article is an opinion piece written by Kourtney G. from Downtown Dallas Inc. Its merely a cheerleading article meant to just stir up interest from those who may be interested in the work Downtown Dallas Inc is doing. It's just another PR piece for those who don't know the nuts and bolts of what'...
by cowboyeagle05
27 Dec 2018 16:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Hoque Global Cedars- So Good
Replies: 19
Views: 1238

Re: Hoque Global Cedars- So Good

Well, Lower Oak Lawn (LOL) didn't last so there is hope that all things picked by marketing team don't necessarily last.
by cowboyeagle05
27 Dec 2018 16:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: San Martín (former The MAC location)
Replies: 43
Views: 11990

Re: Uptown Dallas: San Martín (former The MAC location)

I went in with a friend who lives nearby but never even noticed it being built. He loves Mexican pastries so he was hoping to find something he loved. He sure did, even if things weren't as exciting as being in a Mexican bakery in Oak Cliff. He got a cinnamon roll as well and couldn't believe how go...
by cowboyeagle05
24 Dec 2018 16:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 145
Views: 28257

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

They also mentioned demo of the mall is in progress and last I heard all court cases still had everything frozen until the spring.
by cowboyeagle05
24 Dec 2018 16:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Hoque Global Cedars- So Good
Replies: 19
Views: 1238

Re: Hoque Global Cedars- So Good

Hogue Global also claimed they would break ground on the giant Smart District with or without Amazon and we have yet to see any sign of that moving forward so I do hope this one has a better chance of getting off the ground. The scale of this development is certainly more doable at the moment and wo...
by cowboyeagle05
23 Dec 2018 09:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Hoque Global Cedars- So Good
Replies: 19
Views: 1238

Re: Hogue Global Cedars- So Good

Looks pretty good but whats the potential for this project to move forward? Is it dependent on name office tenant to start or is it driven mainly by residential demand?
by cowboyeagle05
21 Dec 2018 18:59
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Dallas Love Field Airport
Replies: 69
Views: 12269

Re: Dallas Love Field Airport

Remove the Wright Amendment Part Deux.
by cowboyeagle05
21 Dec 2018 18:57
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 86
Views: 14731

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

Some of the best quotes: Instead of expanding the park in a way that would be a genuine attraction to visitors (and residents!), the city would instead turn that space over to pure boosterism. More to the point, there's almost no park in this park—the additional space there would be is a cut off fro...
by cowboyeagle05
21 Dec 2018 18:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: TC Oak Grove Tower (13 ST)
Replies: 8
Views: 691

Re: Uptown Dallas: TC Oak Grove Tower (13 ST)

They are snapping up every lot they can that overlooks the cemetery cause they will have protected views in most cases.
by cowboyeagle05
20 Dec 2018 21:08
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 67
Views: 13346

Re: Fair Park

I would be happy with a linear park on the Cullum side as long as it had all the needed functions for a neighborhood geared park. I would also still support the rebuilding of RB Cullum to a more condensed street format. The current street is massively wide with lots of land wasted on giant medians w...
by cowboyeagle05
20 Dec 2018 21:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square
Replies: 122
Views: 24560

Re: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square

I love a healthy dose of prairie grasses blowing in the wind. Thank goodness everyone can see progress. It's hard to convince people who don't follow the forum that something is being done but its gonna take time.
by cowboyeagle05
20 Dec 2018 20:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: City Lights
Replies: 49
Views: 11862

Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

It probably has something to do with the complexity of the building's layout. Look at the renderings and the site shape. It's a massive building and unlike Trammel Crows new parking garage downtown it's not just a big square. This project has curves and two parking garages, one for the grocery store...
by cowboyeagle05
17 Dec 2018 17:38
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike
Replies: 168
Views: 33668

Re: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike

Still a great deal of misinformation here. The City allowed these companies to operate for almost a full year before any type of regulations were put into effect. Cities across the country were watching Dallas as we were just about the only city that did not immediately impose regulations. If you t...
by cowboyeagle05
16 Dec 2018 12:24
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike
Replies: 168
Views: 33668

Re: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike

Who do they think they are fooling they will outlaw these as soon as a few taxpayers complain just like they did with the bikes. The scooters are only surviving right now because the city granted them a delay on taxing the scooter companies. As soon as city hall decides to start taxing Bird and Lim...
by cowboyeagle05
14 Dec 2018 17:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 974
Views: 166587

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

The re-wilding of the Trinity is exactly what the new Trinity Conservancy is planning more wildflowers, trees, trails with very few big built elements anywhere but on the edges where the Army Corps of Engineers may or may not allow. They want to stay away from trying to build a very boxy Central Par...
by cowboyeagle05
14 Dec 2018 17:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Sylvan Thirty
Replies: 10
Views: 2421

Re: Sylvan Thirty

Sounds like another Food Hall-ish project. I wish them luck I know more than a few friends that live over there and wish they had more options still for food and shopping.
by cowboyeagle05
13 Dec 2018 16:51
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike
Replies: 168
Views: 33668

Re: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike

Who do they think they are fooling they will outlaw these as soon as a few taxpayers complain just like they did with the bikes. The scooters are only surviving right now because the city granted them a delay on taxing the scooter companies. As soon as city hall decides to start taxing Bird and Lime...
by cowboyeagle05
13 Dec 2018 16:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 349
Views: 74378

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

How can you build a residential project on a garage while the garage is in use? The residential portion was never a real thing. While I have been negative on this project from the start the residential portion is easy to do. It was always designed to come later if it ever did. The residential tower...
by cowboyeagle05
13 Dec 2018 16:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 974
Views: 166587

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Its more of an afterthought and I am sure Amazon saw through it. They had to throw it in there for the sake of the request but it's not really a valuable connection. No doubt they also promised the high-speed rail too.
by cowboyeagle05
13 Dec 2018 16:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 360
Views: 73786

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

What I didn't notice till last night is they have removed a major section of glass and structure on the DART station side on the podium level. I only saw it because I rode the DART train yesterday and it reminded me of those pass-throughs some buildings are doing now that are multiple stories and cr...
by cowboyeagle05
13 Dec 2018 16:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 467
Views: 107549

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

The city and TXDOT previously weren't interested in removing this one altogether they just wanted to rebuild the ramp with a different design that would restore the street grid and make it safer overall. The Live Oak one TXDOT was totally on board to remove but overnight they changed their mind like...
by cowboyeagle05
11 Dec 2018 20:41
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Alliance Airport
Replies: 1
Views: 246

Re: Alliance Airport

I think it's important to point out Hillwood has a close relationship with Amazon and any development Amazon does in DFW will probably be through Hillwood. Hillwood knew how to woo them for Alliance and I am sure they tried really hard to woo them for their Downtown Dallas property.
by cowboyeagle05
11 Dec 2018 20:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 467
Views: 107549

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

It's already in the city of Dallas wish list but it will need a major supportive push not from a council member to get off the ground. They already almost got Live Oak exit removed and then TXDOT changed its mind at the last second and all support vanished. To get the ramp modified not eliminated wo...
by cowboyeagle05
11 Dec 2018 20:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor
Replies: 124
Views: 28891

Re: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor

Will this finally be the start of a Ross Avenue nightlife. I know the corner Ross and 75 has had bars for a while but this place seems like it will make a much bigger splash being kinda in the middle between Greenville and Downtown.
by cowboyeagle05
11 Dec 2018 16:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 467
Views: 107549

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

Great photo. It looks like we've traveled back in time to see Fountain Place under construction. Yay, so all the smart design decisions we made in our Downtown are coming flashing back too! Onward to depressed public spaces, massive parking garages, underground retail and walled off office building...
by cowboyeagle05
07 Dec 2018 21:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 126
Views: 23948

Re: West End 1.0

Yeah, the plans for the rest of the property basically sound like more of a propping up the property in its current desperate state than a real bringer to life.
by cowboyeagle05
07 Dec 2018 20:59
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 197
Views: 30520

Re: Trinity River Park

I think it's about limiting the size to contain the budget and achievability. We have long planned to redevelop the Trinity from top to bottom from Irving to almost I-20 depending on which design you look at from the past and the budget gets bigger every time. Now we have almost no public money to u...
by cowboyeagle05
07 Dec 2018 20:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 132
Views: 27948

Re: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)

My comment was referring to the fact that the State Thomas neighborhood would prefer restaurants that attract a valet driven crowd over that of bars/clubs that have dominated the street as of late and provided lots of late night traffic and noise. They have already made deals with developers once to...
by cowboyeagle05
07 Dec 2018 20:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 126
Views: 23948

Re: West End 1.0

Well the obviously they abandoned the office and residential plan for this site.
by cowboyeagle05
06 Dec 2018 16:51
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Arlington Development and Transportation Projects
Replies: 36
Views: 7856

Re: Arlington Development and Transportation Projects

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/sports/XFL-Dallas-Team-to-Call-Arlingtons-Globe-Life-Park-Home-501997901.html Exactly what will happen to Globe Life Park after the Rangers move to their new stadium in April 2020 is becoming a little more clear. The old ball park will be home to a new football team -- a...
by cowboyeagle05
06 Dec 2018 16:47
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Mountain Creek
Replies: 12
Views: 2706

Re: Mountain Creek

Well, you have to understand South Dallas has been without serious job implications for decades so with jobs comes all those other things. You aren't gonna get Amazon to plop down and offer a bunch of high paid office jobs down there in a beautiful walkable urban campus. Jobs in industrial warehouse...
by cowboyeagle05
06 Dec 2018 16:42
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Wade Park
Replies: 83
Views: 14579

Re: Frisco: Wade Park

Usually through a rolled up 100$ bill based on what I have seen visiting bars up there.
by cowboyeagle05
06 Dec 2018 16:38
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 254
Views: 46225

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

There is a lot to be done to attract those big fishes you speak of and to be honest I am more interested in attracting more and more residential than some big corporate giant who will have a major influence over city halls decision making Downtown. I think the mistake people make with Downtown is th...
by cowboyeagle05
06 Dec 2018 16:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Most Exciting Project?
Replies: 24
Views: 1858

Re: Most Exciting Project?

I think the AT&T improvements are more than just an expanded seating area in terms of their impact. The plaza as it functioned previously was an outdated smoking area with trees covered in bird poop. This will give it some more function as a place for events, large outdoor displays and overall b...
by cowboyeagle05
06 Dec 2018 16:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 132
Views: 27948

Re: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)

Any of those sites it's going to be difficult to develop since State Thomas will fight anything they don't like. They will offer their blessing as long as the developer agrees to valet driven restaurant concepts on the ground floor. The height of any tower near the lower residential behind them will...
by cowboyeagle05
06 Dec 2018 16:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 360
Views: 73786

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Its construction related material, not LED's.
by cowboyeagle05
06 Dec 2018 16:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower
Replies: 43
Views: 8963

Re: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower

That's not what I am talking about sir. I am aware they are already at the STAR its where the ontv Dallas housewives party frequently. They are relocating from Uptown to another Dallas central neighborhood because the owner of the land they are currently on wants to redevelop it.
by cowboyeagle05
05 Dec 2018 17:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 349
Views: 74378

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

That's the site of the residential tower. If and when they build the residential tower it will go all the way to the ground level and the leasing center and amenities will most likely be on the ground level. I didn't suspect they will build any additional retail space on the residential tower portio...
by cowboyeagle05
05 Dec 2018 16:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower
Replies: 43
Views: 8963

Re: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower

Also, Concrete and Clutch have signed leases for new spaces not in Uptown. So I wonder if that site down the street is getting closer to getting redeveloped.
by cowboyeagle05
02 Dec 2018 18:18
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Main Street Garden
Replies: 14
Views: 973

Re: Main Street Gardens

If "Hot Off the Press" doesn't work out, maybe they should shop it to the already established Beyond the Box which has a location on Ervay. They do prepackaged food a la Eatzi's and could prepare things in their main commissary and create a park-appropriate menu of food and drinks without...
by cowboyeagle05
30 Nov 2018 18:06
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Main Street Garden
Replies: 14
Views: 973

Re: Main Street Gardens

The cafe just doesn't have a big enough kitchen space. Even if they only sold tacos it seems like they need something with a bigger menu to make it worth it. Gas stations have great tacos in DFW but they also have gas and other things that make them a draw in addition to tacos. MSG was a learning ex...
by cowboyeagle05
30 Nov 2018 17:56
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 254
Views: 46225

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

This one was a given based on all the very public indicators. It doesn't make it any less of a win though.
by cowboyeagle05
29 Nov 2018 18:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 111
Views: 16884

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

The good thing is leasing will also be tied together with a whole new marketing package. Fresh energy is a good thing for these islands of Dallas History.
by cowboyeagle05
29 Nov 2018 18:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District 1.0
Replies: 42
Views: 5355

Re: Design District 1.0

Just like what happened to those apartments Harwood was going to build in the Design District with retail space. They quietly disappear into the night.

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