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by cowboyeagle05
20 Nov 2017 14:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Shraman South Asian Museum
Replies: 43
Views: 2020

Re: Shraman South Asian Museum

Like I have said before renderings posted on the Architecture firms website are suspect. No PR firm or project developer would let the Architecture firm have the exclusive on releasing designs. If this design was moving forward we would have seen something on it already. They only post these things ...
by cowboyeagle05
20 Nov 2017 11:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 157
Views: 14893

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Thanks for the confirmation Matt77. As far as I have found they never got their final design approved on the exterior modifications for the Royal Blue at the Merc.Last I checked all the construction docs posted on the windows last month are for the retail space access corridors they have to build ou...
by cowboyeagle05
19 Nov 2017 19:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 157
Views: 14893

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

There are two rumors on the Royal Blue Grocery story. The biggest point in the story is that Royal Blue has not confirmed a thing and has stayed somewhat mum on where they are going in Downtown. The Merc location was announced because they were asking for an opinion from the historical board about t...
by cowboyeagle05
18 Nov 2017 20:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 174
Views: 16663

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

I would say that too if I was running PR for The Drever.
by cowboyeagle05
18 Nov 2017 12:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 452
Views: 18142

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Even if they do spread the love to two or three cities Dallas wins because the pomp and parade that has been made about the proposal.
by cowboyeagle05
17 Nov 2017 14:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 452
Views: 18142

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Amazon has told the press they wouldn't make any announcements until next year so I would just be patient. The first thing you should do though is compare notes on Rawlings schedule and whoever is in charge of these kinds of economic incentive negotiations at City Hall. If they keep having some secr...
by cowboyeagle05
17 Nov 2017 14:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel
Replies: 41
Views: 5379

Re: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel

I still can't believe someone cant at least make the sugar building work for a coworking space or something. It would have to be someone who just has the cash to burn at the launch of the project and wants to sublease to offset costs of their own business needs. All the coworking spaces in Uptown cl...
by cowboyeagle05
17 Nov 2017 14:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Cedar Maple Plaza I,II & III (2301 Cedar Springs Rd.)
Replies: 21
Views: 1141

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

Would the parking garage be the setback for that option? The new tower shows a garage that consumes the entire site, does the current underground garage already do that?
by cowboyeagle05
17 Nov 2017 10:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Cedar Maple Plaza I,II & III (2301 Cedar Springs Rd.)
Replies: 21
Views: 1141

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

I renamed this thread for clarity so that if someone else finds these renderings or further news about this property that they may find this thread already in use.
by cowboyeagle05
16 Nov 2017 16:23
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: MATA: M-Line Trolley
Replies: 70
Views: 5332

Re: MATA: M-Line Trolley

Some do yes. If you google a few they show up like Rosie and the Green Dragon but since the names are pretty commonplace on the forum on this thread I would appreciate a cheat sheet for referencing when some of you go back and forth like everyone is in on the joke. Like what the name of the metal on...
by cowboyeagle05
16 Nov 2017 15:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 74
Views: 6309

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

That's not the rule though. Many urban areas in every major city in America have multiple places where two and three-story buildings exist on the street with retail/commercial space on the ground floor and just a few units of residential or commercial space above. In some places this scale of develo...
by cowboyeagle05
16 Nov 2017 14:19
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 30
Views: 2668

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Also from the article: Decherd said he'd ideally like to complete Carpenter Park within a year of Pacific Plaza's completion. He believes Harwood Park will take 18 months to two years after that. The West End park, he said, is "the wild card" because it's the smallest site and could conce...
by cowboyeagle05
16 Nov 2017 13:58
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: MATA: M-Line Trolley
Replies: 70
Views: 5332

Re: MATA: M-Line Trolley

Someone needs to make an identification card for the trolley cars. I've been on this forum since middle school and I still don't know the name of the streetcars matched with their appearance and or number. I think the only two I knew for a while was the Green Dragon and Rosie. The new MATA website h...
by cowboyeagle05
16 Nov 2017 10:13
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Downtown: Cesar Chavez & Pearl re-do's
Replies: 27
Views: 1255

Re: Downtown: Cesar Chavez & Pearl re-do's

I have been honestly pursuing the answer to that question for over a month. I can find all the articles talking about the debate on the project related to the historical buildings they moved but I can no longer find even the blueprints they once partially revealed when the council voted on final con...
by cowboyeagle05
15 Nov 2017 10:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)
Replies: 145
Views: 17400

Re: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)

Looks like a dictionary just taking up space in the skyline without anything interesting to show for it.
by cowboyeagle05
15 Nov 2017 09:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 123
Views: 11673

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

That's two towers supposedly coming next to each other here. the Sarofim Residential/Retail at Travis and Knox and this Weirs Office Tower. Also, Restoration Hardware will build out a denser hotel on their land down the block. Highland Park is going to be pissed if both the Sarofim and Weirs Tower g...
by cowboyeagle05
15 Nov 2017 09:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 96
Views: 8383

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

Well, that "ground floor" space has been available for years now. I wonder if they ever have marketed it to a restaurant before? It has always been set up as office space and been empty ever since I started paying attention to Downtown. The food court is always busy for lunch and the way i...
by cowboyeagle05
14 Nov 2017 16:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 154
Views: 19201

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

Well, the nub as we have been calling it is still listed on CBRE website with promo material as available.

http://images2.loopnet.com/d2/Bt6QeVTgXrljBygU_calLEEPY2whonJ5kX5xhn-KWU0/document.pdf
by cowboyeagle05
14 Nov 2017 16:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 174
Views: 16663

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

I think people just have to be realistic with this property its a major project almost as equal to building something brand new. Completely redoing a skyscraper this large takes a lot of capitol to float and not many developers have that much that they can float for such a long construction time on ...
by cowboyeagle05
14 Nov 2017 15:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: New downtown Houston Urban Plan
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: New downtown Houston Urban Plan

Looks like the same visions that come out of Downtown Dallas studies. The renderings look great but really are implemented beyond minor tweaks here and there.
by cowboyeagle05
14 Nov 2017 13:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 452
Views: 18142

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Just click the link through Facebook. If a friend isn't sharing the link just make a private post and click your own link and you will be in the paywall for that article. WSJ and Facebook have a deal.
by cowboyeagle05
14 Nov 2017 12:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 154
Views: 19201

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

They have been very vocal about the design matching the original tower so I imagine that would make sense ordering all the glass together. The garage glass installation will probably start around the time they are ready to start the residential tower glass installation.
by cowboyeagle05
14 Nov 2017 11:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 154
Views: 19201

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

Well considering how crucial it is for the property to be attractive for their office tenants I imagine it's coming even if it's delayed. Who knows why it's delayed but I think even they realize an open tacky garage would not play well for their attempts to lease up the building as a premiere spot i...
by cowboyeagle05
14 Nov 2017 11:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 74
Views: 6309

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

I am fine with lower 5-story stuff in this neighborhood. Farmers Market is the pseudo State Thomas of Downtown. Townhomes and apartment buildings that stay in a lower range in terms of height. It makes for a much more walkable neighborhood. Have you ever walked through State Thomas day or night? It'...
by cowboyeagle05
13 Nov 2017 14:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Comprehensive Dallas Development Map / List
Replies: 23
Views: 4518

Re: Comprehensive Dallas Development Map / List

For example, the west village hotel project which is still very much under construction is not on there.
by cowboyeagle05
13 Nov 2017 11:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Cedar Maple Plaza I,II & III (2301 Cedar Springs Rd.)
Replies: 21
Views: 1141

Re: Uptown Dallas: Cedar Maple

I think this version of a project isn't moving forward anyway. Most of the time when the first renderings of a project are posted on the Architecture firms website that means they weren't chosen for the final design or the project folded. Firms like to use designs that were never built to at least s...
by cowboyeagle05
10 Nov 2017 16:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 183
Views: 16915

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

That is possible even with their Historic restrictions which are mostly about materials and design features that don't necessarily stop that kind of innovative design. Things like brick color or use of brick in the final design. Something the board mentioned was a pronounced entrance. Most of all th...
by cowboyeagle05
10 Nov 2017 14:05
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Margaret Hunt Hill bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Replies: 11
Views: 406

Re: Margaret Hunt Hill bridge by Santiago Calatrava

We could have more bridge for our money if we didn't pay for a name just to slap his brand on it. Still could have been a signature design but not by a star architect. So true, but how would we know if we should like the design? ;) Maybe we can contact Facebook to add a real-life LIKE button for br...
by cowboyeagle05
10 Nov 2017 13:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 174
Views: 16663

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Since they are preserving the architecture they have to use the same materials and not update it. I think where they have room to update is the lighting. Much like those old renderings a previous developer did with the LED lights where the light pinstripes used to be.
by cowboyeagle05
09 Nov 2017 15:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 174
Views: 16663

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

My architect friend said that he was surprised that they were even going to try to keep the marble and not just resurface with a new material. Much cheaper and easier. It is apparent that they are not taking the easier cheaper way out with this project and that progress is happening so I am going t...
by cowboyeagle05
09 Nov 2017 10:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 174
Views: 16663

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Like I said its gonna get worse before it gets better. Let's just hope their financing drama is over until they at least get the marble reattached. The last thing we need is the laser cutters in Florida withholding the white marble for a lack of payment. Then we would be stuck with one hell of an ey...
by cowboyeagle05
08 Nov 2017 15:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 183
Views: 16915

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

Yeah I expected better. I just read through the Landmark Commission docs and I see where the architect pulled design elements and materials from. I agree with the concept of picking a style and running with it instead of what appears to be too many things trying to find a bland middle. It would be e...
by cowboyeagle05
08 Nov 2017 09:49
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Downtown: Cesar Chavez & Pearl re-do's
Replies: 27
Views: 1255

Re: Downtown: Cesar Chavez & Pearl re-do's

If I remember Angela Hunt fought to make sure the project included pedestrian design elements including crosswalks that actually work. You can only fight against the car driven model so much at once. She was also still fighting the good fight on multiple other projects including things like the Mock...
by cowboyeagle05
08 Nov 2017 09:40
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas Trail System
Replies: 56
Views: 4754

Re: Dallas Trail System

It does complete a loop now.
by cowboyeagle05
08 Nov 2017 09:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 189
Views: 15292

Re: Northpark Center

I would bet that information is not finalized. That number of rooms, when you compare it to the already built JW's on the list, sounds like a placeholder number to me. There may not have been a detailed plan ready when they completed that memo. I imagine it is simply the standard number of rooms req...
by cowboyeagle05
07 Nov 2017 15:58
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Margaret Hunt Hill bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Replies: 11
Views: 406

Re: Margaret Hunt Hill bridge by Santiago Calatrava

We could have more bridge for our money if we didn't pay for a name just to slap his brand on it. Still could have been a signature design but not by a star architect.
by cowboyeagle05
07 Nov 2017 15:16
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Downtown: Cesar Chavez & Pearl re-do's
Replies: 27
Views: 1255

Re: Downtown: Cesar Chavez & Pearl re-do's

a six-lane divided boulevard with turn lanes, wider sidewalks, landscaping, pedestrian lighting, benches, trash receptacles, signal upgrades, storm drainage, water and wastewater improvements for Cesar Chavez Boulevard (Central Expressway) from Commerce Street to Live Oak Street and Pearl Expresswa...
by cowboyeagle05
07 Nov 2017 12:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Mid Elm Lofts
Replies: 18
Views: 1498

Re: Mid Elm Lofts

What is sad is a project as slow-moving as this one gives historical restoration a bad rep. People start to think this is normal for a project like this to move this slow. I can almost guarantee there is some inexperience behind the wheel making things go much slower. Developers like KDC who build o...
by cowboyeagle05
06 Nov 2017 14:32
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: LBJ East reconstruction
Replies: 5
Views: 732

Re: LBJ East reconstruction

I am so excited I could just spit.
by cowboyeagle05
06 Nov 2017 14:27
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Margaret Hunt Hill bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Replies: 11
Views: 406

Re: Margaret Hunt Hill bridge by Santiago Calatrava

Just a summary for those who are foreign to the history of the I-30 bridge Previously proposed design 090528_ih30_0003b_med.jpg 1a1a1a1a1ammb3.jpg vs what we had to settle for due to time, lack of funds, and public safety concerns: margaret-mcdermott-bridge-dallas-texas-steel-suspended-arch-under-co...
by cowboyeagle05
06 Nov 2017 13:39
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Margaret Hunt Hill bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Replies: 11
Views: 406

Re: Margaret Hunt Hill bridge by Santiago Calatrava

I am more interested in what goes below the bridges than another waste of federal funds on a fancier than needed bridge by a Spanish architect. I understand the value of branding and iconic imagery for our cities overall brand but I will not support another dime wasted on another fake bridge like th...
by cowboyeagle05
06 Nov 2017 13:02
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: MATA: M-Line Trolley
Replies: 70
Views: 5332

Re: MATA: M-Line Trolley

Mm as far as I know, there hasn't been any money put towards an extension yet, I don't think? There was a request to NCTCOG earlier this year for $1mil for a study, but I don't know what the status of that is. Yeah, that study was funded and all parties are in agreement that they will move the Knox...
by cowboyeagle05
06 Nov 2017 12:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: M Line Tower (240 FT / 20 ST)
Replies: 56
Views: 8501

Re: Uptown Dallas: M Line Tower (240 FT / 20 ST)

I think its more of a matter of who is being selective in their leasing arrangements. Depending on the owner/leasing team for these retail spaces they only allow the type of businesses that they think will make the property look attractive to residential tenants and the entire property bottom line. ...
by cowboyeagle05
03 Nov 2017 13:50
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 93
Views: 8022

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

It is already a part of a trend pointed out in the article. Real estate firms have been committing or recommitting to the urban core for years now.
by cowboyeagle05
03 Nov 2017 09:29
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: MATA: M-Line Trolley
Replies: 70
Views: 5332

Re: MATA: M-Line Trolley

MATA is currently working on plans to expand the trolley line to Henderson and Knox, and possibly to Cityplace. They are going ahead with the plans. What does that mean though. It has been public for awhile that they were pursuing these plans the question for you is what are they doing now that the...
by cowboyeagle05
31 Oct 2017 15:26
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 104
Views: 1573

Re: I-345

Also its a game of who gets their project built first. TXDOT will take into account the likelihood that DART will get D2 built before TXDOT gets funding for a highway rebuild.
by cowboyeagle05
31 Oct 2017 15:22
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 93
Views: 5439

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Downtown Garland Bus Transfer Station which sits across Walnut street from the Downtown Garland light rail station. What it looks like today I am not sure since I live in Dallas now. When I last used it though it had restrooms and soda machines.
by cowboyeagle05
31 Oct 2017 15:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: High Point Crossing
Replies: 10
Views: 454

Re: High Point Crossing

I am sure it will be stucco with some light stonework to attract the retailers currently on the Skillman Abrams side. Marshalls and DD's Discounts is already there. I assume they would jump ship in a minute to be on the Northwest Hwy side. This whole area reminds me of Town East Mall because I have ...
by cowboyeagle05
31 Oct 2017 10:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: High Point Crossing
Replies: 10
Views: 454

Re: High Point Crossing

Yeah its kinda uneventful because its gonna be some of the same tired shopping centers we already have with cheap architecture and throw away economic development for the area.
by cowboyeagle05
31 Oct 2017 09:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 174
Views: 16663

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

We knew it would get worse before it gets better. Let's hope that the drama they have had in funding stays contained until they get the marble back and reinstalled. I do hope they finish their plans but I def don't want the marble to be removed and then they flop.

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