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by cowboyeagle05
20 Jun 2018 10:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Cedar Maple Plaza I,II & III (2301 Cedar Springs Rd.)
Replies: 29
Views: 3448

Re: Uptown Dallas: Cedar Maple Plaza I,II & III (2301 Cedar Springs Rd.)

Plus they keep calling that private lawn a park... Donate it to the city and maybe we can call it a park but this is no different than any other 1980's office project where they built a garden between the street and the valet stand. It's a PR campaign to whitewash the reality and honestly will proba...
by cowboyeagle05
20 Jun 2018 08:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 81
Views: 11453

Re: West End 1.0

Well considering the heart of the West End revival the Dallas Entrepreneur Center moved out a lot of this stuff is bound to never happen. The DEC got absorbed into Capital Factory who moved into the Centrum in the gaybourhood. The DEC is also where the Dallas Innovation Alliance the one making all t...
by cowboyeagle05
20 Jun 2018 08:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Cedar Maple Plaza I,II & III (2301 Cedar Springs Rd.)
Replies: 29
Views: 3448

Re: Uptown Dallas: Cedar Maple Plaza I,II & III (2301 Cedar Springs Rd.)

Steven Brown finally caught up with us then...

Still not a fan of this project but it may never happen unless they sign a lead tenant.
by cowboyeagle05
20 Jun 2018 08:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 190
Views: 22683

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

The Idle Rich space has been scraped down to the foundation and paper thin exterior walls. Whatever they are doing means they are rebuilding everything in that building, every system etc. So the tower must be dead if they are spending this much money on refinishing out space. I personally would like...
by cowboyeagle05
20 Jun 2018 08:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 301
Views: 44619

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

That building has been collapsing on itself for a long time at the entrance of Deep Ellum from the CBD. Even if the place loses favor and closes at some point it will have a solid roof and reinforced walls for the next occupant which I will be thankful for.
by cowboyeagle05
19 Jun 2018 12:50
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 104
Views: 13360

Re: Trinity River Park

^And a not so successful private golf course wearing a public golf course sheepskin.
by cowboyeagle05
19 Jun 2018 12:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 190
Views: 22683

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Closing in the patio so they could hide the nightclub like activity was the first sign it was doomed. They turned what was a restaurant bar into a full-on nightclub and I would rather see lunch spot there than another nightclub. Notice much of the nightclub like places along here have closed except ...
by cowboyeagle05
19 Jun 2018 08:35
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity Forest Golf Course
Replies: 38
Views: 3322

Re: Trinity Forest Golf Course

Land could easily be brought down there for one on the more developed side. In the cities case, they would probably try to take it instead for the "benefit of the community".
by cowboyeagle05
19 Jun 2018 08:30
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 104
Views: 13360

Re: Trinity River Park

Thanks for the more detailed update the reality is there are no current blueprints for the park we just have concept renderings and no money to build whatever is proposed in the final blueprints. If you guys can find 150-250 million in Dallas 1% pockets waiting to be squandered on a project that has...
by cowboyeagle05
19 Jun 2018 08:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 275
Views: 37547

Re: Victory Park 3.0

The reason some believe this cycle is quieting down is that construction has slowed even before Trump put in place those tariffs wildly increasing the cost of construction materials. The city of Dallas alone has seen a drop in new start permits and applications for development despite parciticapting...
by cowboyeagle05
19 Jun 2018 08:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: City Lights
Replies: 34
Views: 5124

Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

As long as the gas isn't 5$ like the shell on Mckinney it will be a welcome addition despite my desire for more density driven development.
by cowboyeagle05
19 Jun 2018 08:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 190
Views: 22683

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

At least it's not another steakhouse. I mean they already have Del Frisco's but still worst case scenario it would have been an "a new take on steakhouse" chef driven blah blah blah.
by cowboyeagle05
18 Jun 2018 16:19
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: The Daily Digital 4.0
Replies: 31
Views: 6417

Re: The Daily Digital 4.0

I am happy with AT&Ts plans currently unless they plan on moving a substantial amount of their new acquisitions to Dallas.
by cowboyeagle05
18 Jun 2018 12:48
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 241
Views: 32049

Re: Legacy West

It's what you get when you get a project of this scale designed by a developer with minor influence from city planners, architects and the surrounding public. It means you can get something like this built without fighting over details sure but long term these developments built inside a box turn in...
by cowboyeagle05
18 Jun 2018 12:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 190
Views: 22683

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Its also in the pricest building so I have no doubts its perfect for them. I didn't expect there to be a Jimmy John's there lol.
by cowboyeagle05
18 Jun 2018 11:32
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 104
Views: 13360

Re: Trinity River Park

The problems with the standing wave begin with the reality that because we built it and not nature the city could be sued by people who will die trying to move through it. Yes, there are Kayakers that can handle it but the city has to provide a safe crossing of the river for all types and they faile...
by cowboyeagle05
18 Jun 2018 11:20
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity Forest Golf Course
Replies: 38
Views: 3322

Re: Trinity Forest Golf Course

Time will tell. I am not a big fan of this golf course either but I think the city and AT&T both have time to try to salvage what issues it has. If they do then great we didn't waste tax money as much as if it totally fails. I still would love to ask the mayor how a elitest private golf course w...
by cowboyeagle05
18 Jun 2018 08:32
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 241
Views: 32049

Re: Legacy West

Kinda reminds me of anything anywhere.
by cowboyeagle05
18 Jun 2018 08:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 190
Views: 22683

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Articles are already talking about how pricey Doc B's is. To quote the article they said how very Uptown to charge 24$ for chicken and waffles.
by cowboyeagle05
15 Jun 2018 13:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 190
Views: 22683

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Well, I disagree but that's all it is.
by cowboyeagle05
15 Jun 2018 09:47
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 585
Views: 73211

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Well while they are settling their disagreements Texas Live in Arlington will be kicking off their similar operations of live music, patio bars and brand recognized names like Aikman concept going in over there. At least anyone fired from here can apply over there since they just started hiring for ...
by cowboyeagle05
15 Jun 2018 09:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 190
Views: 22683

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

I would love it if Shake Shack packed up and moved to W. Village. I think the Crescent is a horrible location Well, every time I have been there is a line out the door and the patio space is filled with families from Klyde Warren. Even in this heat. I have been surprised how well they used the spac...
by cowboyeagle05
15 Jun 2018 09:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 103
Views: 16288

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

It's not a street that will majorly activate until some more major development happens but having officials actually walk the street is a big deal. Most of these projects never include a walk by anyone but a lower level staff member. Having more them walk these streets provides a very important pers...
by cowboyeagle05
15 Jun 2018 08:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 42
Views: 3670

Re: Lower Greenville Development

It's not like the neighborhood would ever approve a 5 story apartment block here with ground retail space. Any future development would have to be maybe townhouses on most of the lot with some sort of minor amount of retail facing Greenville to get approval from neighborhood leaders. We don't know ...
by cowboyeagle05
14 Jun 2018 12:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 42
Views: 3670

Re: Lower Greenville Development

I personally don't mind him giving them the up and down. I think the neighborhood deserves better but hey I also know they have the rights to do what they are doing so besides showing my displeasure at their plans that's about all I can do. It's not like the neighborhood would ever approve a 5 story...
by cowboyeagle05
14 Jun 2018 12:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 190
Views: 22683

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Well, considering they are one of the few developments on this scale that actually has a good balance of retail vs restaurants I trust in their leadership. Deep Ellum is trying to attract retail and so are a number of other mixed-use areas of town. A city can not survive on valet driven restaurants ...
by cowboyeagle05
14 Jun 2018 12:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 42
Views: 3670

Re: Lower Greenville Development

It's also about how Walmart is approaching the project. According to some they are secretly meeting with "neighborhood" leaders and I assume Philip Kingston is not being included or flat out ignored. Walmart isn't stupid they know plenty of people don't like them and would rather see the s...
by cowboyeagle05
14 Jun 2018 10:29
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Fantasy DART Streetcar Expansion Map
Replies: 24
Views: 674

Re: Fantasy DART Streetcar Expansion Map

Personally, I recommend the Love Field connector line go from the airport and connect to the West Village MATA and if possible crossover 75 to a City Place end of the line. From what I've seen successful modern streetcar routes are simple and don't weave long and complicated routes. They need to con...
by cowboyeagle05
14 Jun 2018 10:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 142
Views: 22345

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

I think whats interesting is pull back and look at the bigger picture here with the Epic. The Hotel will be the smallest product here. The Office building being the medium size compared to a soaring residential tower. The sheer fact that residential has the largest building on site is a change for D...
by cowboyeagle05
14 Jun 2018 09:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 142
Views: 22345

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/dallas-city-council/2018/06/13/history-made-dallas-agrees-2-million-tax-break-needed-turn-deep-ellum-landmark-hotel History made as Dallas agrees to $2 million tax break needed to turn Deep Ellum landmark into a hotel ...For the first time in city history, the City C...
by cowboyeagle05
14 Jun 2018 08:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 275
Views: 37547

Re: Victory Park 3.0

I would watch the Hillwood site first before the Hines site. Hillwood is ready to go and asked the city for a stay on their application until July. They know how fast/slow the city moves on these things but let's hope they are waiting on an Amazon announcement to make some changes to their buildings...
by cowboyeagle05
13 Jun 2018 13:04
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 174
Views: 22874

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Considering AT&T paid to get an ear in the White House as many companies would do honestly, I don't expect that AT&T will influence CNN to change its cable news ways in any discernable fashion other than making it available to DirectTV customers on their phones for free. I would just like to...
by cowboyeagle05
13 Jun 2018 12:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 286
Views: 39542

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Abatement of the hotel's asbestos was the largest such project in the state's history. Meanwhile, restoration of the tower's signature marble continues, and framing of the 38 floors of hotel rooms and apartment units is complete, according to Drever Capital. That's good news sounds like once they d...
by cowboyeagle05
13 Jun 2018 12:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Grocery Stores: news/development
Replies: 57
Views: 8477

Re: Grocery Stores: news/development

Just for the sake of the concept itself, maybe not this location, hope that they do have enough grocery elements. I have been to multiple QT's and yes they have more options than a 7Eleven sometimes but I would like to see a serious moderate-sized grocery concept. This one is across the street from ...
by cowboyeagle05
13 Jun 2018 09:47
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 174
Views: 22874

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

I don't have any expectations the Time Warner Turner brands will make any location changes to existing operations, what I'm hoping for Dallas is the new ventures, the ultimate hybrid of the perverse corporate bundling of delivery and content providers. I'm looking at an extinction of constricting c...
by cowboyeagle05
13 Jun 2018 09:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 286
Views: 39542

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Just talk to One Main Place. Its basement is just under the lobby and is already set up like a mini mall with stall like retail spaces. Most of them are empty. I imagine with some more investment and good branding they could market it as a food hall with the right approach.
by cowboyeagle05
13 Jun 2018 09:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 286
Views: 39542

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Also, all it takes is one that is better implemented to knock other players off the field. Everyone has to realize why the Drever is such a hard project to do. It's a massive skyscraper that is being reworked from bottom to top. Even some of the nearby office tower redos aren't striping their buildi...
by cowboyeagle05
13 Jun 2018 08:52
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 174
Views: 22874

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

We just became a significant player in the world of entertainment by having the parent company located and investing in our Downtown. Maybe one day we will get some of those brands take more presence in Dallas.

If they could just open a CNN studio of some decent size here I would be happy.
by cowboyeagle05
13 Jun 2018 08:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 103
Views: 16288

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

There is a thread for the East Quarter and the Masonic Temple but there is no update. http://dfwu.dallasmetropolis.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=507
by cowboyeagle05
13 Jun 2018 08:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 336
Views: 49427

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

This will depend on a few factors. Will the neighborhood hate the development altogether and fight it no matter what they propose. Could the type of retail be something nearby neighbors don't want to see? They might fear late night noisy bars but this isn't Bishop Arts and retail here wouldn't get t...
by cowboyeagle05
12 Jun 2018 08:38
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Collin Creek Mall
Replies: 26
Views: 3817

Re: Collin Creek Mall

Yeah in the case of departments stores like Sears they have partnered with a firm to redevelop the property their stores sit on even when it's on a mall property in every location they have or had a store on.
by cowboyeagle05
12 Jun 2018 08:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 103
Views: 16288

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

exelone31 wrote:Does anyone happen to know what happened with the space that was supposed to be Urban Farmhouse? I thought they were supposed to open a showroom down there too.


Read four posts up^ mdg109 wrote a quick update a few days ago.
by cowboyeagle05
11 Jun 2018 13:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)
Replies: 98
Views: 14664

Re: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)

It looks like a legos project.
by cowboyeagle05
11 Jun 2018 12:18
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike
Replies: 122
Views: 19117

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

Yes, the city held meetings WITH the Bikeshare companies to develop these regulations. The companies know regulations are going to come either way and fees are just a reality so the Ofo's, Limbike etc made sure they had a seat at the table. Afterall other cities could use Dallas regulations as guide...
by cowboyeagle05
11 Jun 2018 09:28
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike
Replies: 122
Views: 19117

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

They developed these regulations meeting with representatives from all the bike share companies. You could even call it collusion if you wanted to say the current companies probably made sure things were perfect for them and no one else. Like how Yellow Cab submitted regulations for UBER and LYFT an...
by cowboyeagle05
11 Jun 2018 09:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)
Replies: 98
Views: 14664

Re: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)

It's just one of the most awkward buildings I have ever seen built. It won't have trouble selling rooms though because of it so we just have to live with it until they repaint it in 10yrs and make it look worse somehow.
by cowboyeagle05
11 Jun 2018 09:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Fort Worth: misc. developments
Replies: 24
Views: 2979

Re: Fort Worth: misc. developments

It makes sense their product is designed around the more compact living from Europe its just in America they realized they could make billions selling suburbanites cardboard furniture. The key will be what products will they carry and not carry in an urban store concept since the sqft will be smalle...
by cowboyeagle05
11 Jun 2018 08:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Masonic Temple
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Re: Masonic Temple

At one point, wasn't Sammons Center for the Arts planning a move to this building? I think you are thinking of when it was to become an Urban education center thing run by one of the wives of one of the Crows or Hunts or something. There was a mild competition and they had renderings somewhere but ...

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