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by cowboyeagle05
17 Oct 2018 08:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 236
Views: 33065

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Based on my read of Candy's Dirt it's not likely a tower is coming soon if ever. The market for towers here seems to have slowed down and this new combined plot is pricey. Fat Rabbit/PL8 closed awhile ago so the question is will they sign a new lease for that space or let it sit waiting for a proper...
by cowboyeagle05
16 Oct 2018 15:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 97
Views: 8932

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)

Too bad Harwood isn't a developer who cares a little more about the walkability of their master-planned district but hey once they are done building new stuff they can come back and "fix" what they missed on the first try.
by cowboyeagle05
16 Oct 2018 15:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 794
Views: 110809

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Also Dallas Business Journal suggests same thing... Published March 7th 2018 https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2018/03/07/amazon-officials-hit-dallas-fort-worth-on-tour-of.html Amazon officials hit Dallas-Fort Worth on tour of HQ2 finalist sites ...The DFW-area proposal includes pitches from a...
by cowboyeagle05
16 Oct 2018 15:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 794
Views: 110809

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

And where exactly did this come from? ^^^^ I have never heard this mentioned once. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/amazon/2018/03/06/amazon-already-visited-d-fw-hq2-search-favors-downtown-dallas From March 6th 2018 Amazon has already visited D-FW in HQ2 search, favors downtown Dallas Amazon off...
by cowboyeagle05
16 Oct 2018 13:21
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 294
Views: 41796

Re: Legacy West

The park will be a great addition to the area, and be nice to drive by on your way through... But, pretending this will be some sort of KWP is just silly. Both Legacy, and those frontage roads are MONSTERS, and while they could technically use calming measures, I am almost certain they won't. Visit...
by cowboyeagle05
16 Oct 2018 12:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 338
Views: 52808

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

I'm agreement there trueicon. To be honest I don't blame them for having trouble getting the balloon off the ground. It's a massive project to resurrect an old office tower of this size that misses the mark on many modern conveniences. If this tower had more parking it would be an easier sell being ...
by cowboyeagle05
16 Oct 2018 09:38
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 299
Views: 41245

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Those laws went in as a reaction to unruly fear. They can be quietly removed just as easily. Politicians can just as easily take donations from Super PAC's to remove those laws. I still remember when the all the new Tollways were a Republican party supported idea because they were painted as "p...
by cowboyeagle05
16 Oct 2018 09:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 794
Views: 110809

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

New idea; Amazon buys what's left of Sears stores around the country invest in new buildings on those sites and rehab what parts they can. Spread those reinvestment dollars to many dying malls that could use a major employer to provide new life and ideas on flipping old indoor malls. ;)
by cowboyeagle05
16 Oct 2018 09:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 794
Views: 110809

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

10% at Macy's or Amazon? ;)
by cowboyeagle05
16 Oct 2018 09:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 338
Views: 52808

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

I don't see why what this developer did was anything different and I don't expect them to publicly acknowledge some failure. Do I wish this project was already done hell yeah! The trouble is when you are trying to secure financing the last thing you need to do is make a public statement that makes y...
by cowboyeagle05
15 Oct 2018 10:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey
Replies: 60
Views: 4341

Re: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey

The water Gardens project covers basically all the ditches that weave back and forth in that area along with a few ditches near the Mixmaster behind some underutilized land there. It's a beautification project and flood control project to add value to the land Matthews Southwest has locked up down t...
by cowboyeagle05
12 Oct 2018 14:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor
Replies: 119
Views: 20467

Re: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor

Yeah it's not protected by any city regulations so its completely on their dime if they decide to scrape it and claim it was too costly to keep.
by cowboyeagle05
12 Oct 2018 13:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 97
Views: 8932

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)

With a ground floor walled off and unwelcoming like all Harwood projects.
by cowboyeagle05
12 Oct 2018 10:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey
Replies: 60
Views: 4341

Re: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey

The train station isn't a part of the Texas Odyssey. Texas Odyssey includes the Ferris Wheel, live music venue, and a few restaurants around the base of the Eye of Texas. The HSR station is a separate project but often included due to its proximity to Texas Odyssey. I am not sure if we really need a...
by cowboyeagle05
12 Oct 2018 10:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor
Replies: 119
Views: 20467

Re: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor

They changed the design significantly and it looks worse than before...
by cowboyeagle05
11 Oct 2018 15:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: City Lights
Replies: 43
Views: 7886

Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

Finally, the store level is going up! Next up will be the residential units that will have an affordable grocery store as an amenity below them. I am jealous of that for sure. Currently, I have to cross the street for that privilege. Idk if I'd call tom thumb affordable, at least as long as I'm awa...
by cowboyeagle05
11 Oct 2018 12:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 65
Views: 8411

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

IF it ever actually starts.
by cowboyeagle05
11 Oct 2018 12:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project
Replies: 76
Views: 10683

Re: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project

Can we also say the same about Billingsley Two Arts Plaza...
by cowboyeagle05
11 Oct 2018 12:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey
Replies: 60
Views: 4341

Re: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey

It is also a live music venue and restaurants isn't it? The does the 30 months include the build time for the wheel itself off-site before they even assemble it on site.
by cowboyeagle05
08 Oct 2018 10:07
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 691
Views: 102715

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

A key point in that NBC news story is that the state has requested to keep using the stadium site for several more years for construction staging. Irvings Moon landing site will stay that way for awhile longer.
by cowboyeagle05
05 Oct 2018 14:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 139
Views: 20903

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Nothing new just the local news summarizing what we already knew which is lawsuits are in the middle of the process and until someone either gives up or the court makes a ruling not much is going to happen.
by cowboyeagle05
04 Oct 2018 11:15
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Plano: Granite Park
Replies: 7
Views: 1423

Re: Plano: Granite Park

Keep in mind the driver is not even the Office tenants themselves demanding high parking ratios comparative to the suburbs. Many of these companies hire a team to search for adequate potential space or projects to locate in and they usually pick options based on a large number of stats including par...
by cowboyeagle05
04 Oct 2018 11:05
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Wade Park
Replies: 70
Views: 9583

Re: Frisco: Wade Park

Yeah, this news report is just more lip service.
by cowboyeagle05
04 Oct 2018 10:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Bryan Tower
Replies: 7
Views: 327

Re: Downtown Dallas: Bryan Tower

Yeah, I talked with the architect of record on that and they are finally making some relevant improvements to the building. Apparently, the patio might not be the only addition. At a minimum, we may get some updates to the landscaping around the base to improve the urban qualities of the building wh...
by cowboyeagle05
04 Oct 2018 10:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 408
Views: 56307

Re: Victory Park 3.0

I know honestly its almost walk home from work weather and I might have to reroute myself to stop by there on the way home occasionally on my way back to Oak Lawn. Kroger Cedar Springs is a smaller store so sometimes I need options because they don't have any. That Kroger is in the middle of a remod...
by cowboyeagle05
04 Oct 2018 10:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - 505 North Ervay (owned by First Baptist)
Replies: 37
Views: 1051

Re: Downtown Dallas - 505 North Ervay (owned by First Baptist)

I have to walk through the FBC campus to catch my bus and its dead every day surprisingly. I am sure in the late evening activity picks up for night time church activities but I will bet $20 the new project will mostly be a parking garage. Sure they may build some space on the top of the garage for ...
by cowboyeagle05
04 Oct 2018 09:39
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The Transition of Uptown
Replies: 28
Views: 1016

Re: The Transition of Uptown

LOL y'all are acting like Uptown is making some sort of quantum leap. It is changing, that's for sure, but just because the bars you didn't like are leaving doesn't mean high end retail, cool bars, and cool restaurants are coming in. I have seen the opposite taking place. Idle Rich was a true neigh...
by cowboyeagle05
04 Oct 2018 09:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 408
Views: 56307

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Yes, a friend and I drove by it last night on our way downtown and it appears they are in the throws of Tom Thumb finish out. I could see what appeared to be a floral or Starbucks like booth near the front inside. They appear to be progressing rapidly on the Tom Thumb. Not so much that they can star...
by cowboyeagle05
02 Oct 2018 09:38
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The Transition of Uptown
Replies: 28
Views: 1016

Re: The Transition of Uptown

Yeah, the lounges are on their way in. I do believe this is a "things get worse before they get better" kinda deal. Uptown has lost the trendy crowd as far as bars so now its left with some people trying to pick up the crumbs and open their nighttime lounge clubs where they can sneak by. T...
by cowboyeagle05
02 Oct 2018 09:33
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Plano: Willow Bend Mall
Replies: 5
Views: 1385

Re: Plano: Willow Bend Mall

I should state this for clarity sake since last time they opened a Cinepolis in Dallas some were shocked. Cinepolis like Equinox is a luxury brand. It will be expensive and some people on here got sticker shock when they went before.
by cowboyeagle05
01 Oct 2018 14:57
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Garland: misc. developments
Replies: 5
Views: 584

Re: Garland: misc. developments

Go downtown. They just finished building a parking garage and apartments around a refurbished City Hall. There is also another 200 units being built as part of a 1970's office building they stripped to its support structure and are reskinning to blend in with the new units they are wrapping around t...
by cowboyeagle05
01 Oct 2018 14:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 427
Views: 64231

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Hmm, so their CEO will be the new guy in charge of the combined system. I wonder who will get the HQ. Mind you in some form this kinda agrees with the whole Houston to Dallas bullet train concept that companies can utilize the highspeed train to manage companies like this easier. The CEO could ride ...
by cowboyeagle05
30 Sep 2018 12:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Grocery Stores: news/development
Replies: 93
Views: 13820

Re: Grocery Stores: news/development

There have been some good bites taken out of the area's issues though. Several complexes have seen some reinvestment. A few were torn down a few years ago. In general, Costco will cause some property owners to increase rent and try to market to new businesses. I would rather see more density driven ...
by cowboyeagle05
30 Sep 2018 12:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel
Replies: 74
Views: 16558

Re: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel

I've driven past the side multiple times in the last month. The brick building is still partially demoed inside with plywood over some of the openings. It's sad how bad it looks.
by cowboyeagle05
27 Sep 2018 09:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 427
Views: 64231

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Well, get ready TX/OU crowd. People will find Uptown severely lacking in the party scene this time around and Deep Ellum will be overwhelmed.
by cowboyeagle05
27 Sep 2018 08:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 236
Views: 33065

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Walking around this evening I noticed a few things: It looks like San Martin will open soon. A restaurant is going into the old MAT location. They have gutted the place. The club moving into the old Idle Rich location looks like it is going to be the worst. Probably will require a membership and $2...
by cowboyeagle05
27 Sep 2018 08:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 236
Views: 33065

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Also, that Italian place that opened at the Gables down from KungFu next to the Uptown Market closed rather quickly. I forget what it was even called.
by cowboyeagle05
26 Sep 2018 13:30
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco Station
Replies: 26
Views: 3007

Re: Frisco Station

Yeah QT's, Walmarts, drive-thru strbucks etc.
by cowboyeagle05
26 Sep 2018 13:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 123
Views: 20020

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Also the Reunion Hyatt and many other buildings built around the 35/stemmons corridor.
by cowboyeagle05
26 Sep 2018 09:15
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Dallas Love Field Airport
Replies: 58
Views: 7323

Re: Dallas Love Field Airport

It seems like they should have maybe added a second-floor area to the main terminal for retail/restaurants. Not huge space but adding a Magianos will not help with morning traffic runs. I imagine the pseudo beverage/snack kiosks are a solution that will help since many people probably are trying to ...
by cowboyeagle05
26 Sep 2018 08:49
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Dallas Love Field Airport
Replies: 58
Views: 7323

Re: Dallas Love Field Airport

It's quite fascinating that they planned this airport expansion/reorganization and totally miscalculated the sharp rise in traffic which has in turn overloaded all there planned service systems. Not enough parking, food and beverage etc, airport automobile access drop off and pick up. The cities Air...
by cowboyeagle05
25 Sep 2018 14:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 286
Views: 49037

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Also, the residential tower portion since it seems to be the most elusive phase...
by cowboyeagle05
25 Sep 2018 08:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 372
Views: 62988

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Didn't realize this, but Reagan Elementary is on DISD's list of buildings to demolish, which you can find here: https://www.boarddocs.com/tx/disd/Board.nsf/files/B4UL74551D63/$file/R2%20%20PREFINAL%20LRMP%20Sept%202018%20Board%20Workshop.pdf That land should sell in no time to a developer wanting t...
by cowboyeagle05
25 Sep 2018 08:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 123
Views: 20020

Re: AT&T Discovery District

A lot of office projects were built at that time with those giant atriums. It was popular for malls and office buildings at the time. Along with the food courts. The office building versions were devoid of less roaming teenagers though.
by cowboyeagle05
24 Sep 2018 09:06
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity Strand Trail
Replies: 3
Views: 277

Re: Trinity Strand Trail

42128754_10155463370062447_2925420435690487808_n.jpg You just have to look at the facebook page but they are planning a 2.5 expansion on the opposite side from the current concrete trail within the meanders. The white line is the current concrete trail. The Yellow line connecting it to Inwood shoul...
by cowboyeagle05
24 Sep 2018 09:00
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 168
Views: 20258

Re: Trinity River Park

Do they really care about public input or is this just an exercise to make us think they care about it? Brent Brown who is in charge of the private group now charged with developing plans does care. He ran the City Design Studio and Better Block both of which are authentic organizations which tend ...
by cowboyeagle05
24 Sep 2018 08:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square
Replies: 115
Views: 17193

Re: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square

Last I checked LTV had two outdoor areas. Poolside on Elm and Pacific side was artificial turf, good side for a dog area.
by cowboyeagle05
21 Sep 2018 13:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 190
Views: 24123

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

Well it maximizes the potential for this one developer's vision which is obviously not much. For this developer to them maximizing means throwing up the shopping center and moving on with their check. Doesn't mean that's the only way A developer can maximize the land just that this one has no desire...
by cowboyeagle05
21 Sep 2018 12:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 398
Views: 72517

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

The over-designed of simple solutions is always the Dallas way I am well aware and we wonder why our signature bridges are stuck in useless unsafe purgatory.
by cowboyeagle05
21 Sep 2018 09:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 398
Views: 72517

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

Its already connected. We don't need to waste money on an intrusive and giant overpass that will look more like the mixmaster than a linear park.

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