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by cowboyeagle05
23 May 2018 13:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Virgin Hotel
Replies: 56
Views: 12493

Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Virgin Hotel has a construction camera...https://app.oxblue.com/open/andres/virginhotel
by cowboyeagle05
23 May 2018 13:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 130
Views: 19652

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

It's one of the few times the developer actually had mostly original brick behind layers of paint. A lot of buildings with similar history had repairs made with non-matching brick and then they simply painted the whole structure or applied stucco making it virtually impossible to restore without a b...
by cowboyeagle05
23 May 2018 13:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 48
Views: 2734

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

What is unfortunate is the smaller building at the corner there labeled 2200 Main in this screenshot will be torn down for parking. I am not sad for the historical quality of the building but because the corner will become another lot.

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by cowboyeagle05
23 May 2018 11:21
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: A Dallas-Fort Worth slogan
Replies: 10
Views: 130

Re: A Dallas-Fort Worth slogan

There are regional organizations who do the marketing as well. For example, the Dallas Regional Chamber promotes more than Dallas centric stuff. Business Associations usually don't have the limits since they are full of businessmen looking to market the area based on what sells and Dallas only marke...
by cowboyeagle05
23 May 2018 09:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 698
Views: 76002

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

That "no transit" thing is going to hurt them badly when stacked up against other options and they are too far out of the wedge. Since DART was created 93% of the population growth in the DFW metro area has been outside of the DART service area. Yeah, you bring out that nugget every time ...
by cowboyeagle05
22 May 2018 15:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 256
Views: 35353

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

That is not what we were told at the time regarding either LTV or the Statler. Remember The Grand Ricchi? An elephant never forgets. Yes, I know but that developer had a history of doing just what he did in other cities he strips these buildings of their outdated interior parts and flips them as a ...
by cowboyeagle05
22 May 2018 11:20
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction
Replies: 76
Views: 7623

Re: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction

The traffic count will get larger if they build what they have proposed because more highway creates more gridlock. Induced demand is created and it does nothing to increase tax revenues for the area adjacent to the freeway. Creating more lanes creates the gridlock. It has been proven in multiple st...
by cowboyeagle05
22 May 2018 10:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 192
Views: 22099

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

They are replacing all the windows, no tenant going in. Every single window in the HART building is leaking so a month ago they got approval to update and fix the window systems in the HART building. Nothing too exciting.
by cowboyeagle05
22 May 2018 10:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 256
Views: 35353

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

The difference is that LTV Tower and the Statler were planned to do that. The developer who cleaned about both of those properties was known for cleaning out buildings and flipping them to a finishing developer. Here the Drever people intended to actually finish the job but continue to fail to do s...
by cowboyeagle05
21 May 2018 16:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 192
Views: 22099

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

Just think how it will make Headington look if Forty Five Ten fails.
by cowboyeagle05
21 May 2018 09:06
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity Forest Golf Course
Replies: 30
Views: 2757

Re: Trinity Forest Golf Course

I'm more into the discussion that Frisco will likely be getting the PGA HQ, mentioned in that article, which will draw the event away from the Trinity Forest. The question is will Rawlings and AT&T be able to find a developer to at least make the neighborhood look like it has a future centered a...
by cowboyeagle05
21 May 2018 08:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 93
Views: 12958

Re: AT&T Discovery District

^At least during lunchtime. Let's hope the Food Hall hours are reasonable. I don't expect them to keep it open until 11 pm for bar hopping crowd but I hope the food hall holds out till 8 or 9 pm. Also, expect to see articles comparing this to Legacy since AT&T basically doesn't want to lose empl...
by cowboyeagle05
18 May 2018 14:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Re: DTD: Republic Center/Towers (I, 36 st., 602 ft.; II, 50 st., 508 ft.; III, 8 st.)
Replies: 8
Views: 944

Re: Re: DTD: Republic Center/Towers (I, 36 st., 602 ft.; II, 50 st., 508 ft.; III, 8 st.)

This park will certainly be a boon for Republic Tower. The main entrance faces the park and instead of looking at an ugly parking lot it will be trees and a grassy lawn. I just hope eventually they could add an eatery on this side of the building. The ground floor of this building is beautifully set...
by cowboyeagle05
18 May 2018 08:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square
Replies: 102
Views: 11738

Re: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square

They need to level this park and remove the walls if anyone is going to visit. It's horrible the way it is. It will be carefully modified so as not to ruin its architectural significance and its ultimate purpose which is to provide space for reflection and event space for the Thanksgiving Foundatio...
by cowboyeagle05
18 May 2018 08:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 104
Views: 13007

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

Tnexster wrote:
How is this cluster of towers laid out on the property?


http://www.delavegadevelopment.com/prop ... ntral.html
This website contains the previously available detailed layout. Looks like they refined the signature office tower to market the property to possible tenants.
by cowboyeagle05
18 May 2018 08:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 48
Views: 2734

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Dallas developer creating new downtown district https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2018/05/17/dallas-developer-creating-new-downtown-district.html To do that, the firm will renovate each building. For properties that have already been remodeled, minimal work will be needed. For others that hav...
by cowboyeagle05
17 May 2018 13:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 104
Views: 13007

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

Well, that one looks a little more refined. I still have doubts this project will even turn dirt.
by cowboyeagle05
17 May 2018 13:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 48
Views: 2734

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

That's what I've understood is this is mostly a clean up of existing operating properties. Obviously, the former Purgatory club being the biggest rehab but in the article, they do say they are spending their own money on some streetscape work. I think for now this is limited to a few construction pe...
by cowboyeagle05
17 May 2018 13:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 166
Views: 19354

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Community College maybe?
by cowboyeagle05
17 May 2018 11:55
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Aerial (Drone) Tour of Dallas/Fort Worth
Replies: 12
Views: 818

Re: Aerial (Drone) Tour of Dallas/Fort Worth

The video bounces back and forth between discussing Dallas centric things like Deep Ellum, Uptown etc. Then jumps into discussing regional wins like Exxon Mobile and American Airlines. Then labels the Metroplex as the unofficial sports capital why? Because we have the Rangers, Cowboys, Dallas Stars,...
by cowboyeagle05
17 May 2018 10:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 48
Views: 2734

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Downtown Dallas Inc video of the announcement...https://youtu.be/o2izTE-wLeY

They are advocating for I-345 to come down.

https://www.eastquarterdallas.com/
by cowboyeagle05
17 May 2018 09:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 48
Views: 2734

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

They seem to be trying to latch on to the success of Deep Ellum and its resurgence as well as the success of Main Street traveling this way. I'm sure the city and Downtown Dallas Inc have been talking to developers looking for someone to take on this area. Unifying it under one owner is good though ...
by cowboyeagle05
17 May 2018 08:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 166
Views: 19354

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

The whole redevelopment is pretty lazy and badly designed. It looks like something that will end up as a Family Dollar eventually. Mind you a really nice Family Dollar but hey in Uptown it would have to step it up from the industrial warehouse buildings they usually build everywhere else for their s...
by cowboyeagle05
17 May 2018 08:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel
Replies: 70
Views: 12278

Re: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel

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by cowboyeagle05
17 May 2018 08:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 48
Views: 2734

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

And they named it the East Quarter... https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/05/17/downtown-dallas-new-east-quarter-redevelopment-kicks-construction ..."For the 18 buildings we are preserving, we're creating an iconic representation of the properties," said developer Shawn To...
by cowboyeagle05
17 May 2018 08:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Tower Petroleum - The Saint Elm Hotel (1907 Elm) & Corrigan Tower (1900 Pacific)
Replies: 123
Views: 17978

Re: Downtown Dallas: Tower Petroleum - The Saint Elm Hotel (1907 Elm) & Corrigan Tower (1900 Pacific)

Universities like this are famous for mismanagement of these kinds of resources. They are rarely staffed with appropriate people and the President of the university usually has a short list of what they want to see no matter what the market is producing so they sit empty waiting for the Presidents a...
by cowboyeagle05
17 May 2018 08:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 48
Views: 2734

Re: East End: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Oh, I doubt Downtown Dallas Inc is changing their existing map but simply showing support for Todd Interests to market the area under a unified banner. It's not like the Farmers Market has some large org pushing its brand either like Uptown or the West End does. Downtown Dallas Inc at the end of the...
by cowboyeagle05
16 May 2018 15:14
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Garland: old Hypermart site
Replies: 10
Views: 691

Re: Garland: old Hypermart site

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:
cowboyeagle05 wrote:I don't expect Legacy West here but something that moves the city forward besides a car dealership or an industrial warehouse project.


Unfortunately, Garland just produces Used Car Dealerships, Tire shops and industrial complexes.

I think it'll be an industrial complex.


:roll:
by cowboyeagle05
16 May 2018 09:02
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Autonomous Vehicle Thread
Replies: 57
Views: 5001

Re: Autonomous Vehicle Thread

I imagine we will still see the safety drivers paid to sit in the driver seat for the next 10 years. I just don't yet see how a combination of the public perception and actual drivers/pedestrians messing things up will change that factor.
by cowboyeagle05
16 May 2018 08:21
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Garland: old Hypermart site
Replies: 10
Views: 691

Re: Garland: old Hypermart site

I wish the existing building could be used but I am fine with seeing it demoed as well. A fresh start is what the site needs to move on. Please please don't just turn into a generic industrial complex. I don't expect Legacy West here but something that moves the city forward besides a car dealership...
by cowboyeagle05
16 May 2018 08:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Mid Elm Lofts
Replies: 39
Views: 4978

Re: Mid Elm Lofts

It's just sad that Tim Headington put a huge hole in what was one of the best continuous facade pedestrian zones that could have been when he built his department store with a giant valet lot. Hopefully one day it will make sense to float some building over the valet area. These buildings look great...
by cowboyeagle05
16 May 2018 08:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Tower Petroleum - The Saint Elm Hotel (1907 Elm) & Corrigan Tower (1900 Pacific)
Replies: 123
Views: 17978

Re: Downtown Dallas: Tower Petroleum - The Saint Elm Hotel (1907 Elm) & Corrigan Tower (1900 Pacific)

I wonder what held that PIzzeria space back from being completed. I assume it was because the operator got distracted with his redevelopment of Adolphus Tower on Main Street and the movement on the Smart District project. I just hope they can have some sort of activation of the ground floor of the T...
by cowboyeagle05
15 May 2018 13:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square
Replies: 102
Views: 11738

Re: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square

EFH failed and moved out of Downtown a long time ago so you don't have to worry about them too much longer since whats left of them were bought up as mentioned above. There is a reason Energy Plaza has been pretty empty looking for over a year now.
by cowboyeagle05
15 May 2018 13:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 72
Views: 9832

Re: West End 1.0

It says in the description it was part of a design competition so I doubt these are whats planned anytime soon. BOKA just participated in the design competition and most likely weren't chosen based on the fact they were posted to the website like this. There have been two proposals announced for the...
by cowboyeagle05
15 May 2018 11:43
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction
Replies: 76
Views: 7623

Re: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction

Considering the frontage roads look like they would be largely sunk and disconnected from the surface level I tend to agree but we all know why frontage roads exist. Two reasons; suburbs believe they create economic development and the state wants more lanes so you can throw 6 lanes of freeway up an...
by cowboyeagle05
15 May 2018 11:31
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Streetcar
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: Dallas Streetcar

I get those emails too and since I don't delete them I can track how many times a day the streetcar is down. Is this a product of the way they report maintenance or are they actually sitting stuck somewhere that many times a week? I feel like even with their ridership numbers if they were truly havi...
by cowboyeagle05
15 May 2018 11:28
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 158
Views: 15040

Re: DART D2 Subway

D2 can make the system overall more efficient and increase capacity and with the right structural changes and policy changes at DART, the trains we have can see an increase in ridership and use. Currently, DART's bad management of the trains and ignorance of the bus system is the biggest fault in pl...
by cowboyeagle05
15 May 2018 08:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 27
Views: 2141

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

You realize that's the rendering of the office tower already under construction right? Not the design of the hotel that would be at Mckinnon and Moody.
by cowboyeagle05
15 May 2018 08:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 271
Views: 39430

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

The brick warehouse style is what the developers are doing in Deep Ellum yes. Is it too West End like? I am not mad in fact I like the fluid use of brick over EIFS anyway.
by cowboyeagle05
15 May 2018 08:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Tower Petroleum - The Saint Elm Hotel (1907 Elm) & Corrigan Tower (1900 Pacific)
Replies: 123
Views: 17978

Re: Downtown Dallas: Tower Petroleum - The Saint Elm Hotel (1907 Elm) & Corrigan Tower (1900 Pacific)

Perfect. I can't imagine why they had to wait till the hotel opened to start the mess but glad it's getting done.

Where is the former Gold Bar space?
by cowboyeagle05
15 May 2018 08:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 256
Views: 35353

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

The difference is that LTV Tower and the Statler were planned to do that. The developer who cleaned about both of those properties was known for cleaning out buildings and flipping them to a finishing developer. Here the Drever people intended to actually finish the job but continue to fail to do so...
by cowboyeagle05
14 May 2018 14:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 256
Views: 35353

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

For what feels like the third time this project could be simply moved down the road to the next wide-eyed developer looking to make a name for themselves. The marble still has to be returned and reinstalled and that's a costly expense that still doesn't have a calculable return on investment. That's...
by cowboyeagle05
14 May 2018 11:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 271
Views: 39430

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Have you been to City Hall? They act and live in the 1988 Dallas state of mind so yeah skateboarding is a nuisance of bad behavior and bikes are for tykes.
by cowboyeagle05
14 May 2018 11:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 27
Views: 2141

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No. XII Harwood Hotel

Well that's certainly a hotel corner then with the Ritz and Crescent Hotels right there. I imagine whatever hotel it is will be high-end business targeted flag of some sort.
by cowboyeagle05
14 May 2018 08:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 271
Views: 39430

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

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AKA the Crosby
by cowboyeagle05
11 May 2018 08:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 234
Views: 44834

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

Stop it. There's literally a planet fitness in Midtown Manhattan next to DSW. I know this cause I was there earlier this year. There's also one in Chelsea. Lol Nice neighborhoods can still like burger King guys... My statement still stands Planet FItness is not the kind of tenant Fountain Place wan...
by cowboyeagle05
10 May 2018 13:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 234
Views: 44834

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

Planet Fitness isn't exactly a high-end tenant so I doubt that exact tenant would find a home in a tower trying for A class tenants plus the rent would be too high. Planet Fitness would work better going in other neighborhoods surrounding the CBD but I doubt their true market is in the CBD.
by cowboyeagle05
10 May 2018 11:06
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Stonebriar Centre mall
Replies: 15
Views: 508

Re: Frisco: Stonebriar Centre mall

It doesn't matter to me I will just go to NorthPark anyway cause its walkways are cleaner and the design is much more classic vs Stonebriar which tends to be just like any other mall with ads on every surface and the corridors are very mall like. I think this Hotel is a great addition though and wis...
by cowboyeagle05
10 May 2018 08:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Canyon In Oak Cliff
Replies: 49
Views: 4725

Re: The Canyon In Oak Cliff

At least Dallas captures a bit more of the back and fourth Arlington/Fort Worth tax money with whats in this development.
by cowboyeagle05
10 May 2018 08:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Butler Brothers Building
Replies: 74
Views: 12539

Re: Downtown Dallas: Butler Brothers Building

BBB Cafe is the new name. The motorcycle tie-in out the door. It's simply Butler Brothers Building Cafe. The Motopia sign is coming down since they are no longer tied to the concept of a cafe/motorcycle club. Let's put it this way there is a reason Alterra/Turkish Mike doesn't propose projects in Da...

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