Dallas Fort Worth Urban Forum

Search found 633 matches

by cowboyeagle05
23 Feb 2018 13:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 219
Views: 26203

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

If you want to pay 10$ to play on a pool table or ping pong then this is the place for you. Bowling will be 40$. If that doesn't bother you then it will be great. If you think paying that much for a pool table is crazy you have plenty of bars in town with an open pool table for a few quarters. https...
by cowboyeagle05
23 Feb 2018 12:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor
Replies: 90
Views: 9487

Re: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor

I still stand by my statement good design doesn't cost more. One of the keys to good design is that costs can be balanced just as much as a profit first project but then again we can debate this all day and still never convince each other. I just wish more of these developers had more on their mind ...
by cowboyeagle05
23 Feb 2018 09:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor
Replies: 90
Views: 9487

Re: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor

It's pretty contradictory to say that a) it doesn't cost anything more (either in materials cost or time) to deliver higher-quality construction/design, while b) developers are just doing this to make a quick buck. Either higher-quality doesn't cost more and developers are just stupid, or higher-qu...
by cowboyeagle05
23 Feb 2018 08:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: TC Area: 2727 Turtle Creek Blvd
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: TC Area: 2727 Turtle Creek Blvd

That area is pretty sleepy it would be a welcome change if they can get any of it off the ground.
by cowboyeagle05
22 Feb 2018 10:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 138
Views: 17072

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Now that Virgin is opening a hotel in Dallas does that signal a market for a potential Hard Rock? I ask because Virgin is a brand that markets differently than a Marriot or a Hilton. Was W Hotel that bellwether of more rock and roll brands coming to the market? How about the Lorenzo it certainly pla...
by cowboyeagle05
22 Feb 2018 09:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor
Replies: 90
Views: 9487

Re: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor

Good architecture does not require more money.
by cowboyeagle05
21 Feb 2018 08:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 596
Views: 37410

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

OMG, I am not going to read another article on this Amazon HQ until Amazon makes a press release. The press is just short of reading tea leaves and asking Ms. Cleo to predict the future. Next time they are going to hold a hamster race and label them by city and the winner must be the winning city!
by cowboyeagle05
17 Feb 2018 15:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School
Replies: 29
Views: 3645

Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Some of what Matthews has planned relies on what happens to the Live Oak exit ramp and the future Carpenter Park. Once the ramp is removed some street frontage will be better facing south towards a completed larger Carpenters Park.
by cowboyeagle05
15 Feb 2018 11:15
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Urban Farming project
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: Downtown - Urban Farming project

Good Latimer Expy and Taylor Street. You can see they tore up the concrete almost a year ago when they started this project. Perfect. Thanks. I didn't even remember that location on the parks plan. Very cool, though... It's not part of the parks plan I last looked at either so that's news to me too...
by cowboyeagle05
15 Feb 2018 11:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 184
Views: 21919

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

The positive is they are building in the support structures for both mixed-use towers and plan to lease up retail space along the bottom. Much better than what some developers are doing Downtown. Do I wish they would put more of the parking underground, yep totally. This doesn't seem like the worst ...
by cowboyeagle05
15 Feb 2018 08:38
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Urban Farming project
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: Downtown - Urban Farming project

Good Latimer Expy and Taylor Street. You can see they tore up the concrete almost a year ago when they started this project.
by cowboyeagle05
13 Feb 2018 11:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 42
Views: 4511

Re: West End 1.0

Since that plot I belive is owned by the Landmark Building ownership it would have to be something with them. Previous ownership has tried to expand the Landmark Building so I wouldn't put it past them to try again and most likely build some sort of parking garage as part of the project. Lord knows ...
by cowboyeagle05
13 Feb 2018 10:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 216
Views: 24315

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Last I heard the party is back in Deep Ellum but it's not the party that everyone wants to see. Sounds like things are getting too boozy and is only upstaged by McKinney Ave venues some nights. The residential can help create a balance but we will see cause McKinney Ave is fighting its own battles o...
by cowboyeagle05
12 Feb 2018 15:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 266
Views: 27567

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Believe me in Planning classes in College we talked about gentrification and how do you balance all the parts of it and still deal with exterior players that have their own goals for redevelopment.
by cowboyeagle05
09 Feb 2018 11:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 266
Views: 27567

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Great news! I wonder if they signed a lease at one of these spaces they've been working on next to Top Ten Records. Screen Shot 2018-02-08 at 4.48.31 PM.jpg Sadly that redesign looks a little whitewashed to me. The thing I don't look forward to is the overly sterilizing of the neighborhood and this...
by cowboyeagle05
08 Feb 2018 14:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 200
Views: 17949

Re: Oak Lawn

Also, Union is a church effort to provide a safe space for the arts and local groups to meet. Which I think is a great opportunity for the neighborhood. Union also usually hosted life music shows that appeared well attended by the intended audiences. Also, the quiet nature of Union's old location wa...
by cowboyeagle05
08 Feb 2018 12:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 200
Views: 17949

Re: Oak Lawn

It's interesting we are getting both when there is a drive-thru Starbucks looming. Just more proof that the area is changing as development replaces aging residential from Oak Lawn north towards the medical district/Love Field.
by cowboyeagle05
08 Feb 2018 08:46
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 55
Views: 3680

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

I get that they want to pretend that elevated walkway would be our High-line but that was a repurposed elevated railway through the dense walkable cityscape of New York. This would be a purpose-built highway ramp/overpass aka elevated trail. The beauty of the High Line is that it was recycled infras...
by cowboyeagle05
08 Feb 2018 07:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 200
Views: 17949

Re: Oak Lawn

Union Coffee shop was previously located near SMU on the east side of 75. Looks like they are moving it to Oak Lawn.

40D12905-8BBC-4680-9E46-3769FF74055E.jpeg
by cowboyeagle05
07 Feb 2018 13:00
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 55
Views: 3680

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

The Amazon HQ2 Victory Park proposal includes the North End Apartments and includes multiple landowners Hillwood being one of them. We need to simply look at that article from the Dallas Morning News with the map of the Victory proposal. The article had each landowner listed on the map since the Vic...
by cowboyeagle05
07 Feb 2018 09:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Re: DTD: Republic Center/Towers (I, 36 st., 602 ft.; II, 50 st., 508 ft.; III, 8 st.)
Replies: 2
Views: 435

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

Currently, they have this in the building next to Klyde Warren. I imagine that buildings owner is ready to lease that space out to a restaurant with direct access to the park so the Dallas Center for Architecture is moving to a new location. The space in Republic Tower they are moving to is tricky c...
by cowboyeagle05
07 Feb 2018 08:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 200
Views: 17949

Re: Oak Lawn

Btw as I rode the bus by the building this morning a crew was setting up show around the tower. They appear to be ready to work on whatever the final tower function will be. They were unloading parts off a truck could have been scaffoldings based on the parts I saw coming off the truck.
by cowboyeagle05
06 Feb 2018 14:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 200
Views: 17949

Re: Oak Lawn

Looks like backlit art not screens to me.

5908ad2734021_Centrum_front_copy.png


Screen Shot 2018-02-06 at 2.53.20 PM.png
by cowboyeagle05
06 Feb 2018 08:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 596
Views: 37410

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Come on they used Austin because of its a cool city for their target market for the Alexa product. Amazon is not weaving some elaborate DaVinci Code here. They will announce news when they are ready to.
by cowboyeagle05
06 Feb 2018 08:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 200
Views: 17949

Re: Oak Lawn

The aqua neon pyramid that tops the Centrum clocktower was removed.... sad. Maybe it's being repaired? I hope the aqua neon stays. They sanitized the rest of the design and that was the only thing with character left. Oak Lawn won't feel the same without the clocktower. Its funny I hated the pyrami...
by cowboyeagle05
05 Feb 2018 13:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 46
Views: 8426

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

Yeah, it was more or less HEB admitting they own land they bought from the developer and have no details on what they will open or when. Everything else seems to be assumptions which, to be honest, are quite logical with the given information. Unless HEB is planning another store concept I imagine t...
by cowboyeagle05
05 Feb 2018 13:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 225
Views: 22467

Re: Northpark Center

Cowboyeagle - you should shop Dallas Galleria as they rarely have any new stores or existing stores that move to new locations. That is one of the reasons why NorthPark is one of the best shopping centers in the US, is they are always bringing in cool unique stores that usually are exclusive to Nor...
by cowboyeagle05
05 Feb 2018 13:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 75
Views: 11689

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)

The new entity they seem to be working with on the project is Art Space. http://www.artspace.org/ Artspace is non-profit organization that uses the tools of real estate development to create affordable, appropriate places where artists can live and work. We consistently develop these projects in way...
by cowboyeagle05
05 Feb 2018 13:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 200
Views: 17949

Re: Oak Lawn

Better sidewalks would improve business on the strip, that may require better parking on the side streets, but wider sidewalks in front of the busiest establishments seems pretty understandable. All things you can do without majorly disturbing the daily operations of business and commerce. Just cre...
by cowboyeagle05
05 Feb 2018 12:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown - Merriman
Replies: 14
Views: 891

Re: Downtown - Merriman

This rendering was probably produced by the current owners so they could market the property to new buyers as a future development site. They may have been trying to sell it already without this and had no buyers who saw enough value with the current building. So instead you pay a firm like Merriman...
by cowboyeagle05
05 Feb 2018 11:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 200
Views: 17949

Re: Oak Lawn

I'm not talking about Lower Greenville. Angela Hunt was representing the developers here on Oak Lawn Ave regarding the drive thru Starbucks and the Parking Lot/Wine Store at the Oak Lawn Committee. I believe she might also be tied to the attempted upzoning of the nearby residential areas? My point ...
by cowboyeagle05
02 Feb 2018 10:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 200
Views: 17949

Re: Oak Lawn

This is an absolute must if we ever expect people to walk from the Strip to the Centrum. Screen Shot 2018-02-02 at 10.08.28 AM.jpg I can not imagine anyone would fight that project either. People already use the Centrum garage for parking and they dart across Oak Lawn and almost get hit all the tim...
by cowboyeagle05
02 Feb 2018 10:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 200
Views: 17949

Re: Oak Lawn

They need to put a plan to do to Oak Lawn what they did to Greenville Avenue. I feel like with that type of pedestrian network, the whole area would just transform over night. That would be absolutely lovely but the city council and former city council member turned corporate shill Angela Hunt are ...
by cowboyeagle05
01 Feb 2018 19:39
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Mesquite: misc. developments
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Re: Mesquite: misc. developments

That man looks a little too overstretched he needs to contain himself damn. It's one thing to buy up land its another thing to plan so many projects at the same time. Not too many developers can handle that many projects at once. It takes a lot of smart and well-organized people to run that many tea...
by cowboyeagle05
01 Feb 2018 19:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 225
Views: 22467

Re: Northpark Center

I would hate to be the guy that has to update that map so much. Ordering the right amount of printed maps when you know next month so many things are changing.
by cowboyeagle05
01 Feb 2018 19:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 200
Views: 17949

Re: Oak Lawn

Yeah, the intersection of Oak Lawn and Cedar Springs is one of the most dangerous ones to try to cross. Crosswalk signs exist but the city has not painted any markers back at all. And the wait for the lights to change is long so pedestrians end up running and darting across thinking it's not working...
by cowboyeagle05
01 Feb 2018 19:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 98
Views: 12347

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

I don't think it will be that dominate when you are actually are in Deep Ellum. I look forward to the potentially positive impact on the buildings across Elm that have been highly underutilized for decades now. I think the Case building does more negative things in terms of leering over the district...
by cowboyeagle05
01 Feb 2018 12:37
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 89
Views: 7223

Re: Trinity River Park

Which I have complete confidence they will squander.
by cowboyeagle05
01 Feb 2018 09:15
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Replies: 38
Views: 1980

Re: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava

The city has no money for the park at this point. The 50 million recent grant would have to pay for the new designs to be drawn up. What we see is what feels like the billionth watercolor done of the Trinity and they are not construction ready designs they are fictions meant to distract and hopefull...
by cowboyeagle05
01 Feb 2018 09:05
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 89
Views: 7223

Re: Trinity River Park

Part of that vision is already moving forward actually. The Water Gardens project down in the Cedars is moving ahead with NCTCOG money already. Matthews Southwest has been pushing that forward to make their land acquisitions along Riverfront Blvd a lot more desirable for things like an Amazon. Most...
by cowboyeagle05
01 Feb 2018 08:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 200
Views: 17949

Re: Oak Lawn

I will tell you there is plenty of oppression happening. This is Texas and the countless gays I get introduced to who have been ostracized, kicked out and run away from home is very much high. Just cause we got gay marriage doesn't mean the game is over. The sheer number of a homeless gay youth is a...
by cowboyeagle05
01 Feb 2018 08:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD Riverfront Project
Replies: 27
Views: 1568

Re: DTD Riverfront Project

Isn't there a plan to decommission and remove those jails? If I had to guess, those jails will be gone before anybody has to see them out of their nextdoor windows, which may say as much about this project's prospects as it does about the jail's longevity. Seriously, this. That damn jail needs to g...
by cowboyeagle05
31 Jan 2018 17:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD Riverfront Project
Replies: 27
Views: 1568

Re: DTD Riverfront Project

joshua.dodd wrote:This is the property Mark Cuban owns, right?

It’s property he had the option of buying for the Mavs HQ and passed on it. He bought the land in the Design District instead.
by cowboyeagle05
31 Jan 2018 12:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD Riverfront Project
Replies: 27
Views: 1568

Re: DTD Riverfront Project

So keep in mind these very conceptual renderings since they were done up by CBRE. They are merely there to sell the property not to actually build this exact product. I wouldn't get too much hope on what you see in them just that Forest City and Trademark were obviously sold on the idea. With that s...
by cowboyeagle05
31 Jan 2018 12:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 200
Views: 17949

Re: Oak Lawn

Btw there is a construction fence around the old Cafe Brazil property and some of the side patio concrete has been torn up but it looks like for access to maybe an underground pipe. I would normally just say something probably froze and they had to repair it but why put up a construction fence aroun...
by cowboyeagle05
31 Jan 2018 12:05
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Replies: 38
Views: 1980

Re: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava

CANCEL THE TRINITY PROJECT. I am done waiting on the city or a privatized entity of the North Dallas elite making decisions that ALWAYS FAIL. The current Mayor endorsed this sort of behavior and previous councils did as well. I say spend what money that is left on repairs and call the whole thing o...
by cowboyeagle05
31 Jan 2018 11:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 200
Views: 17949

Re: Oak Lawn

Some did years ago and now they live everywhere. Last I checked the gays, me being one, just started integrating without much concern for a gaybourhood while there is still a fairly large contingent that clings to the safety of finding people like themselves in one area. I have even started seeing D...
by cowboyeagle05
31 Jan 2018 11:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 102
Views: 14212

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

...and to be fair I suppose, the skyline view of these buildings really isn't as important as the customer/tenant experience on the inside. Is the new Rolex building still a darling of the street view? Correct while they tell people they are a live work play neighborhood which technically they are,...
by cowboyeagle05
31 Jan 2018 11:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 102
Views: 14212

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Its why I have never had much excitement with Harwood District in general. They certainly have built a lot of stuff but in terms of energy its all been blah. The place they call a neighborhood is just a walled fortress of office spaces and a few exclusive restaurants. I don't have problems with cate...
by cowboyeagle05
31 Jan 2018 11:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 596
Views: 37410

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Aka not DC^

Login