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by cowboyeagle05
24 Apr 2018 14:57
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 76
Views: 7050

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Last we heard the city wanted the Live Oak ramp closed and was passing an agenda item in support of the plan but TXDOT randomly pushed city staff to neuter those plans to a mere theoritical vision and it was never explained why even though TXDOT was very supportative of the plan initially. The reaso...
by cowboyeagle05
24 Apr 2018 10:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 150
Views: 21112

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

I am of the mind the only reason they were an odd fit was that the owners of the center made them out to be. They are a long-term tenant that best I can tell brings a ton of business from locals. The vision for the shopping center was more about getting rid of that kind of element and welcoming bout...
by cowboyeagle05
24 Apr 2018 10:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The District (former Parkland hospital campus)
Replies: 8
Views: 804

Re: The District (former Parkland hospital campus)

I think that's probably what gave the backers of the original bidders cold feet on the sale. They probably wanted more time to discuss the redevelopers plans and make vision changes before they funded the purchase. All the while the County seemed in very much of a hurry to dump the property and buil...
by cowboyeagle05
24 Apr 2018 10:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 231
Views: 27850

Re: Victory Park 3.0

I see why he called it the tallest tower in Victory Park it's because of this qualifier from the article. Victory Park's current tallest high-rise — the 31-story W Hotel — opened next door to the building site in 2006. Hines new tower will be 39 stories so he wasn't basing the statement on actual he...
by cowboyeagle05
24 Apr 2018 09:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 231
Views: 27850

Re: Victory Park 3.0

It could simply be that it would be the tallest residency only building in Victory Park. The W is a Hotel/Residence so you could make the claim with some minor qualifiers for the sake of sensationalism in headlines that the W doesn't count under whatever was said previously about this new tower. Let...
by cowboyeagle05
24 Apr 2018 09:00
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 76
Views: 7050

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Most people aren't going to notice until it actually affects them. They reopened two lanes of St Paul as the garage under construction near First Baptist no longer has a crane. I think traffic will take some time to adapt for sure and the city may still have to make some traffic light timing changes...
by cowboyeagle05
24 Apr 2018 08:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 150
Views: 21112

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

The landlord wanted them gone from the start cause they wanted the building to go upscale exclusively. I am not surprised a fight broke out and Wild About Harrys will have to move. You can tell they were probably told over and over again that the neighborhood was changing that they didn't fit in any...
by cowboyeagle05
23 Apr 2018 10:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project
Replies: 43
Views: 5164

Re: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project

I know right I mean Downtown is Downtown but in Frisco/Plano they are supposedly printing money up there and yet you stumbled and fell into the hole you dug for your own demise.
by cowboyeagle05
23 Apr 2018 09:16
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 76
Views: 7050

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Progress report. Pacific is closed and traffic is backing up on Pacific near the detour to Elm Street as people are also still being detoured from North St Paul from parking garage construction and are being sent down Harwood to merge with Pacific Street traffic coming off the highway. Too much cons...
by cowboyeagle05
23 Apr 2018 08:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 675
Views: 64452

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

It's only ridiculous because we keep getting small tidbits here and there from the press and Amazon is drawing out their selection process. Amazon stays on the front page of the Dallas Morning News weekly because of it so I don't think they are unhappy with the PR of the whole thing.
by cowboyeagle05
23 Apr 2018 08:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 231
Views: 30772

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Is it safe to assume they can't point those lights like that permanently into the sky correct? I wonder if they don't plan to light the pinstripes the way they used to be lit but instead use lights at the top and bottom to wash the pinstripes in light. Kinda how AT&T lit its monolithic protrusio...
by cowboyeagle05
23 Apr 2018 08:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 97
Views: 10650

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

Yeah, could be a proof of concept kinda thing. Start building the first phase and make sure if you do build a tall tower like proposed in those renderings that you can actually build something that tall.
by cowboyeagle05
20 Apr 2018 12:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 231
Views: 27850

Re: Victory Park 3.0

They need to start opening some of that retail as these residents move in. It will help the units seem more attractive.
by cowboyeagle05
20 Apr 2018 09:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 231
Views: 27850

Re: Victory Park 3.0

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by cowboyeagle05
20 Apr 2018 09:47
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike
Replies: 106
Views: 15402

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

Arriving late to this forum so I apologize if this has been answered, but every morning I see rows of bikes downtown that had been neatly set up, that are knocked down like dominos. Vandals? Competitors? Angry joggers? Does anyone know why this is happening? I live on Cedar Springs and watch pedest...
by cowboyeagle05
20 Apr 2018 09:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project
Replies: 43
Views: 5164

Re: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project

But they have renderings showing people shopping and living their best life!!!
by cowboyeagle05
20 Apr 2018 09:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 97
Views: 10650

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

^ That's the part that's the part I am most distracted by in this whole vision. Renderings are nice but mixed-use projects require a lot of balls in the air even when they are suburban in nature let alone when they are dense towers of walkable development. Throw in density with hotel flags & res...
by cowboyeagle05
19 Apr 2018 09:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project
Replies: 43
Views: 5164

Re: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project

Yes, they threw their hat in the ring. They launched an updated website using the same renderings we have seen before. They submitted those plans for the larger pile of submissions for North Texas and I think there was an article in the Dallas News mentioning them as being part of the larger stack o...
by cowboyeagle05
19 Apr 2018 08:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 97
Views: 10650

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

I do hope we get some of the whats proposed here and the requests for FAA sure are a promising indicator that something is coming.
by cowboyeagle05
19 Apr 2018 08:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 97
Views: 10650

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

Couple of things to keep in mind Trammel Crow wouldn't have cared about the above proposal if they got Sam's Club built. Trammel Crow would have gotten a big check from Walmart for that project and Trammel Crow would have moved on to their next project without a care in their mind. Walmart wanted do...
by cowboyeagle05
19 Apr 2018 08:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project
Replies: 43
Views: 5164

Re: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project

I doubt they are doing anything more than letting leases end and clearing the property so if they do ever build anything it will be almost shovel ready. Spire certainly did not peak Amazon's interest as a developer. I can guarantee that even if it is a good site for an Amazon HQ2.
by cowboyeagle05
19 Apr 2018 08:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Alpha + Inwood
Replies: 15
Views: 2653

Re: North Dallas: Alpha + Inwood

Agreed. It makes me happy to see that Addison is doing well. It could have gone the other way, being in a vacuum between Downtown and Plano/Frisco. I remember reading somewhere that the new LBJ freeway had additional space planned for submerged light rail tracks. Does anyone know anything about thi...
by cowboyeagle05
18 Apr 2018 12:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Tower Petroleum - The Saint Elm Hotel (1907 Elm) & Corrigan Tower (1900 Pacific)
Replies: 113
Views: 15777

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

They have proposed and got approved all those things; planters, window awnings, sidewalk patio, taking a traffic lane away for a protected valet/parking lane etc as posted above in my previous post. The question is why wasn't that done yet as part of the major construction? Could it be the city has ...
by cowboyeagle05
18 Apr 2018 10:25
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 76
Views: 7050

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

For example, Harwood will be integrating historical building shells to preserve the historic architecture which creates cool rooms of activity. It would be great to hide a basketball court in such a way with a brick of a historical building. That way it's not some garish basketball court with ugly ...
by cowboyeagle05
18 Apr 2018 09:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)
Replies: 160
Views: 26503

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

They should've moved this to the east lawn of Klyde Warren where the large fountain was planned then abandoned. I'm sure it's much happier with the cows in Montana though. I would imagine the weight of the piece could be problematic without properly customized foundations to distribute the weight o...
by cowboyeagle05
17 Apr 2018 12:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: 601 Elm/ 711 Elm
Replies: 12
Views: 635

Re: 601 Elm/ 711 Elm

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by cowboyeagle05
17 Apr 2018 10:37
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 76
Views: 7050

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

After reading the article more carefully I think the author counters himself on many accounts but I do read what his intention is. He at least recognizes that Klyde Warren is a destination and shouldn't be the only goal for Downtown parks. I do think athletic access is something worth pursuing but I...
by cowboyeagle05
17 Apr 2018 09:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 297
Views: 39413

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

I hope its townhomes. I fear its more apartments and I have been very supportive of the growth of rental units in this area but the land they have seems like it would be better used as rows of townhomes on both sides.
by cowboyeagle05
16 Apr 2018 09:13
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 76
Views: 7050

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

I understand the articles point but I still think the gimmick of Klyde Warren is not something you can just share with other downtown parks. Klyde Warren is located just outside of the homeless barrier for one thing. Its built over a highway which does stick favorably in peoples mind. Its favored by...
by cowboyeagle05
16 Apr 2018 08:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: 601 Elm/ 711 Elm
Replies: 12
Views: 635

Re: 711 Elm

If someone would buy the church out and swallow up all those parking lots around both properties it could be a nice project. Antioch Church right there was a nice idea for a faith-based organization to be close to people who need their help etc but does nothing for contributing to fixing the West En...
by cowboyeagle05
16 Apr 2018 08:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 142
Views: 15961

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

There appears to be some build out taking place in the previous Idle Rich space on McKinney. I don't know why they didn't just let Idle Rich stay open. I felt like they were a good neighborhood spot that didn't get too wild. Last I checked they were tearing out the insides for the demolition of the...
by cowboyeagle05
13 Apr 2018 08:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: (PWC) Park District Tower (316 FT | 20 ST) + Residences at Park District (385 FT | 32 ST)
Replies: 133
Views: 24822

Re: Uptown Dallas: (PWC) Park District Tower (316 FT | 20 ST) + Residences at Park District (385 FT | 32 ST)

They are trying to operate as the Ritz Carlton of apartment buildings and I know this because I interviewed to work at this property.
by cowboyeagle05
12 Apr 2018 13:45
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 489
Views: 55653

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Not to mention Las Colinas is not known as a destination for more than office and residential so that's an expensive mountain to climb. I have never lived on that side but I certainly have never been invited by friends who live there to come out. It's always them coming into the city so we will see....
by cowboyeagle05
12 Apr 2018 13:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 231
Views: 27850

Re: Victory Park 3.0

If you ask any of my friends there is nothing in Victory Park which is why they keep telling people things are coming. I feel like they keep listing stuff but none of it has come so far. Most of my friends live near Victory Park but they just haven't proven that there is anything worth traveling the...
by cowboyeagle05
12 Apr 2018 13:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Parking Garages
Replies: 84
Views: 9645

Re: Parking Garages

I would surmise that they still plan to build it, but don't want to spend the money until they have some new tenants in hand. (The building is more than 1/3 empty.) I suspect they have the plans for the new garage ready to go. A parking garage won't take all that long to build. So they include the ...
by cowboyeagle05
12 Apr 2018 09:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 231
Views: 27850

Re: Victory Park 3.0

I will most likely stay at Alamo Draft House. Like the atmosphere, the Vetted Well is nice and it works with my Movie Pass card.
by cowboyeagle05
12 Apr 2018 09:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No. 10 Harwood (22 ST)
Replies: 57
Views: 10089

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No. 10 Harwood (22 ST)

The sad thing is the greenery in these renderings sometimes never materializes as lush as it is in developer fantasy land. That's largely because renderings are a marketing tool not a document of record. They are meant to flash and excite politicians and the public into saying YES YES YES! Once you ...
by cowboyeagle05
11 Apr 2018 12:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 33
Views: 2509

Re: Lower Greenville Development

Target does the same btw just to be clear they did it where the edge of Garland and Richardson. Target jumped ship to a spot at Richardson Square mall and left a spot in Garland with a non-compete clause. Eventually, an Asian Mini Mall leased the space since it wasn't a competitor to Target. I don't...
by cowboyeagle05
11 Apr 2018 10:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 33
Views: 2509

Re: Lower Greenville Development

I imagine this is more of a Walmart mob hit like scenario. They are glad to keep someone else out of the spot if nothing else. Opening the Neighborhood Market there always seemed like a stop-gap project for them anyways cause signing a lease but not building a store in the space would be wrong. Open...
by cowboyeagle05
11 Apr 2018 10:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Tower Petroleum - The Saint Elm Hotel (1907 Elm) & Corrigan Tower (1900 Pacific)
Replies: 113
Views: 15777

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

I am just anxious to see the Cambria complete the improvements I posted above and previously approved. Currently, on the ground floor, it looks so barren and lifeless even with the lights on. It needs the planters, trees, street furniture and hopefully some accentuation of the windows to complete th...
by cowboyeagle05
11 Apr 2018 08:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Tower Petroleum - The Saint Elm Hotel (1907 Elm) & Corrigan Tower (1900 Pacific)
Replies: 113
Views: 15777

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

All good explanations of your concerns I would say! I do always wonder how well DART transportation engineers work with city transportation engineers on street design. Keeping in mind the developer submitted this design to the city at some point before they made a formal proposal like the one above....
by cowboyeagle05
10 Apr 2018 14:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Comprehensive Dallas Development Map / List
Replies: 33
Views: 7091

Re: Comprehensive Dallas Development Map / List

Google Earth through the browser usually has more updated imagery than the app as well.
by cowboyeagle05
10 Apr 2018 14:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas: Medical District
Replies: 86
Views: 14602

Re: Dallas: Medical District

Yeah, last renderings I saw removed Tom Thumb and just had a generic grocery store. Seems like they just never got the funding for demo/construction and probably lost Tom Thumb in the wait.
by cowboyeagle05
10 Apr 2018 09:50
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 76
Views: 7050

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Yeah, I thought that was a bit of sensationalism for sure. Just good to hear they are pushing forward at a steady pace and not getting stuck on one park project. Sounds like they are able to keep negotiations going on Carpenter, geting construction going on Pacific Park and have already done some de...
by cowboyeagle05
10 Apr 2018 09:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Tower Petroleum - The Saint Elm Hotel (1907 Elm) & Corrigan Tower (1900 Pacific)
Replies: 113
Views: 15777

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

To bring us back to the main discussion here is the last submitted plan for removing the bus lane as is now and relocating it one lane over.
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by cowboyeagle05
10 Apr 2018 09:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 240
Views: 34304

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Which apartment project is The Gabrielle and which one is the Crosby. A googling to straighten me out did not help.
by cowboyeagle05
10 Apr 2018 09:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 231
Views: 27850

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Those numbers are driven by the American Airlines Arena contract requirements. The operator of the arena is not here to argue urban redevelopment and reduced parking for transit use. They care more about having enough parking that they don't scare off tickets sales and events from booking the venue ...
by cowboyeagle05
10 Apr 2018 09:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Tower Petroleum - The Saint Elm Hotel (1907 Elm) & Corrigan Tower (1900 Pacific)
Replies: 113
Views: 15777

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

They are loading zones I assure you in use patterns even if they are not posted as such. I watch delivery trucks, Ubers and in general, people getting picked up there at closing time for the offices upstairs. Plus the parking is for the retail so that not all parking is in the garage cause lets face...
by cowboyeagle05
09 Apr 2018 14:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Canyon In Oak Cliff
Replies: 27
Views: 3187

Re: The Canyon In Oak Cliff

Believe me, I get it. You have to be realistic though you are in a sunbelt city where 90% of residents are comfortable and happy with big box wide open suburban development. You have to be responsive to what developers, banks, and citizens want and will support. Land next to a highway in an area lik...
by cowboyeagle05
09 Apr 2018 09:39
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 129
Views: 11594

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

As far as I know, City Hall is the only building Downtown where future underground transit access was built into the structure. I believe the underground tunnel system connecting Downtown office buildings, only partially built, had plans for underground rail as well. I don't think they ever built an...

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