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by cowboyeagle05
16 Dec 2018 12:24
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike
Replies: 144
Views: 28762

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

Who do they think they are fooling they will outlaw these as soon as a few taxpayers complain just like they did with the bikes. The scooters are only surviving right now because the city granted them a delay on taxing the scooter companies. As soon as city hall decides to start taxing Bird and Lim...
by cowboyeagle05
14 Dec 2018 17:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 974
Views: 147914

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

The re-wilding of the Trinity is exactly what the new Trinity Conservancy is planning more wildflowers, trees, trails with very few big built elements anywhere but on the edges where the Army Corps of Engineers may or may not allow. They want to stay away from trying to build a very boxy Central Par...
by cowboyeagle05
14 Dec 2018 17:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Sylvan Thirty
Replies: 9
Views: 1612

Re: Sylvan Thirty

Sounds like another Food Hall-ish project. I wish them luck I know more than a few friends that live over there and wish they had more options still for food and shopping.
by cowboyeagle05
13 Dec 2018 16:51
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike
Replies: 144
Views: 28762

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

Who do they think they are fooling they will outlaw these as soon as a few taxpayers complain just like they did with the bikes. The scooters are only surviving right now because the city granted them a delay on taxing the scooter companies. As soon as city hall decides to start taxing Bird and Lime...
by cowboyeagle05
13 Dec 2018 16:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 337
Views: 63260

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

How can you build a residential project on a garage while the garage is in use? The residential portion was never a real thing. While I have been negative on this project from the start the residential portion is easy to do. It was always designed to come later if it ever did. The residential tower...
by cowboyeagle05
13 Dec 2018 16:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 974
Views: 147914

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Its more of an afterthought and I am sure Amazon saw through it. They had to throw it in there for the sake of the request but it's not really a valuable connection. No doubt they also promised the high-speed rail too.
by cowboyeagle05
13 Dec 2018 16:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 356
Views: 64660

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

What I didn't notice till last night is they have removed a major section of glass and structure on the DART station side on the podium level. I only saw it because I rode the DART train yesterday and it reminded me of those pass-throughs some buildings are doing now that are multiple stories and cr...
by cowboyeagle05
13 Dec 2018 16:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 441
Views: 92880

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

The city and TXDOT previously weren't interested in removing this one altogether they just wanted to rebuild the ramp with a different design that would restore the street grid and make it safer overall. The Live Oak one TXDOT was totally on board to remove but overnight they changed their mind like...
by cowboyeagle05
11 Dec 2018 20:41
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Alliance Airport
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Re: Alliance Airport

I think it's important to point out Hillwood has a close relationship with Amazon and any development Amazon does in DFW will probably be through Hillwood. Hillwood knew how to woo them for Alliance and I am sure they tried really hard to woo them for their Downtown Dallas property.
by cowboyeagle05
11 Dec 2018 20:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 441
Views: 92880

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

It's already in the city of Dallas wish list but it will need a major supportive push not from a council member to get off the ground. They already almost got Live Oak exit removed and then TXDOT changed its mind at the last second and all support vanished. To get the ramp modified not eliminated wo...
by cowboyeagle05
11 Dec 2018 20:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor
Replies: 124
Views: 25112

Re: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor

Will this finally be the start of a Ross Avenue nightlife. I know the corner Ross and 75 has had bars for a while but this place seems like it will make a much bigger splash being kinda in the middle between Greenville and Downtown.
by cowboyeagle05
11 Dec 2018 16:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 441
Views: 92880

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

Great photo. It looks like we've traveled back in time to see Fountain Place under construction. Yay, so all the smart design decisions we made in our Downtown are coming flashing back too! Onward to depressed public spaces, massive parking garages, underground retail and walled off office building...
by cowboyeagle05
07 Dec 2018 21:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 126
Views: 20771

Re: West End 1.0

Yeah, the plans for the rest of the property basically sound like more of a propping up the property in its current desperate state than a real bringer to life.
by cowboyeagle05
07 Dec 2018 20:59
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 196
Views: 26237

Re: Trinity River Park

I think it's about limiting the size to contain the budget and achievability. We have long planned to redevelop the Trinity from top to bottom from Irving to almost I-20 depending on which design you look at from the past and the budget gets bigger every time. Now we have almost no public money to u...
by cowboyeagle05
07 Dec 2018 20:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 132
Views: 24526

Re: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)

My comment was referring to the fact that the State Thomas neighborhood would prefer restaurants that attract a valet driven crowd over that of bars/clubs that have dominated the street as of late and provided lots of late night traffic and noise. They have already made deals with developers once to...
by cowboyeagle05
07 Dec 2018 20:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 126
Views: 20771

Re: West End 1.0

Well the obviously they abandoned the office and residential plan for this site.
by cowboyeagle05
06 Dec 2018 16:51
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Arlington Development and Transportation Projects
Replies: 36
Views: 6942

Re: Arlington Development and Transportation Projects

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/sports/XFL-Dallas-Team-to-Call-Arlingtons-Globe-Life-Park-Home-501997901.html Exactly what will happen to Globe Life Park after the Rangers move to their new stadium in April 2020 is becoming a little more clear. The old ball park will be home to a new football team -- a...
by cowboyeagle05
06 Dec 2018 16:47
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Mountain Creek
Replies: 12
Views: 2261

Re: Mountain Creek

Well, you have to understand South Dallas has been without serious job implications for decades so with jobs comes all those other things. You aren't gonna get Amazon to plop down and offer a bunch of high paid office jobs down there in a beautiful walkable urban campus. Jobs in industrial warehouse...
by cowboyeagle05
06 Dec 2018 16:42
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Wade Park
Replies: 80
Views: 12811

Re: Frisco: Wade Park

Usually through a rolled up 100$ bill based on what I have seen visiting bars up there.
by cowboyeagle05
06 Dec 2018 16:38
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 242
Views: 40073

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

There is a lot to be done to attract those big fishes you speak of and to be honest I am more interested in attracting more and more residential than some big corporate giant who will have a major influence over city halls decision making Downtown. I think the mistake people make with Downtown is th...
by cowboyeagle05
06 Dec 2018 16:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Most Exciting Project?
Replies: 20
Views: 755

Re: Most Exciting Project?

I think the AT&T improvements are more than just an expanded seating area in terms of their impact. The plaza as it functioned previously was an outdated smoking area with trees covered in bird poop. This will give it some more function as a place for events, large outdoor displays and overall b...
by cowboyeagle05
06 Dec 2018 16:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 132
Views: 24526

Re: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)

Any of those sites it's going to be difficult to develop since State Thomas will fight anything they don't like. They will offer their blessing as long as the developer agrees to valet driven restaurant concepts on the ground floor. The height of any tower near the lower residential behind them will...
by cowboyeagle05
06 Dec 2018 16:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 356
Views: 64660

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Its construction related material, not LED's.
by cowboyeagle05
06 Dec 2018 16:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower
Replies: 43
Views: 7694

Re: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower

That's not what I am talking about sir. I am aware they are already at the STAR its where the ontv Dallas housewives party frequently. They are relocating from Uptown to another Dallas central neighborhood because the owner of the land they are currently on wants to redevelop it.
by cowboyeagle05
05 Dec 2018 17:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 337
Views: 63260

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

That's the site of the residential tower. If and when they build the residential tower it will go all the way to the ground level and the leasing center and amenities will most likely be on the ground level. I didn't suspect they will build any additional retail space on the residential tower portio...
by cowboyeagle05
05 Dec 2018 16:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower
Replies: 43
Views: 7694

Re: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower

Also, Concrete and Clutch have signed leases for new spaces not in Uptown. So I wonder if that site down the street is getting closer to getting redeveloped.
by cowboyeagle05
02 Dec 2018 18:18
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Main Street Garden
Replies: 14
Views: 566

Re: Main Street Gardens

If "Hot Off the Press" doesn't work out, maybe they should shop it to the already established Beyond the Box which has a location on Ervay. They do prepackaged food a la Eatzi's and could prepare things in their main commissary and create a park-appropriate menu of food and drinks without...
by cowboyeagle05
30 Nov 2018 18:06
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Main Street Garden
Replies: 14
Views: 566

Re: Main Street Gardens

The cafe just doesn't have a big enough kitchen space. Even if they only sold tacos it seems like they need something with a bigger menu to make it worth it. Gas stations have great tacos in DFW but they also have gas and other things that make them a draw in addition to tacos. MSG was a learning ex...
by cowboyeagle05
30 Nov 2018 17:56
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 242
Views: 40073

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

This one was a given based on all the very public indicators. It doesn't make it any less of a win though.
by cowboyeagle05
29 Nov 2018 18:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 111
Views: 13980

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

The good thing is leasing will also be tied together with a whole new marketing package. Fresh energy is a good thing for these islands of Dallas History.
by cowboyeagle05
29 Nov 2018 18:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District 1.0
Replies: 42
Views: 3973

Re: Design District 1.0

Just like what happened to those apartments Harwood was going to build in the Design District with retail space. They quietly disappear into the night.
by cowboyeagle05
28 Nov 2018 16:44
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: MATA: M-Line Trolley
Replies: 76
Views: 16827

Re: MATA: M-Line Trolley

Supposedly the ride is smoother on these PCC cars and it looks like the capacity for connecting lots of rider to Klyde Warren will be a lot better considering ever since the park opened MATA ridership has increased.
by cowboyeagle05
28 Nov 2018 16:21
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Main Street Garden
Replies: 14
Views: 566

Main Street Garden

Since the forum was restarted there hasn't really been significant news about Main Street Gardens but the children's area and the dog run is about to be renovated it seems.

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by cowboyeagle05
28 Nov 2018 16:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District 1.0
Replies: 42
Views: 3973

Re: Design District 1.0

Yeah, the re-design is awful but another hotel seems amazing to me. Arlington builds one hotel and has another on the way near its stadium and Dallas builds three or four in every price range at the same time.
by cowboyeagle05
28 Nov 2018 16:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 383
Views: 72193

Re: Northpark Center

I am betting this will take a separate storefront space. I imagine its an investment for AMC but not meant to necessarily be adapted to their current traditional theater experience. This reminds me of the way malls used to all have Laser Tag or Glow in the dark golf/arcades. They are experimenting w...
by cowboyeagle05
28 Nov 2018 11:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 292
Views: 66711

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

I have no evidence to base this on other than my own experience but I doubt they will be for sale.
by cowboyeagle05
27 Nov 2018 16:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Convention Center
Replies: 18
Views: 4193

Re: Dallas Convention Center

I am assuming he means burying parking underground and not building a park at the surface level?
by cowboyeagle05
26 Nov 2018 16:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 111
Views: 13980

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Last I heard some local chapters wanted to remove some of the more valuable Masonic details but the owners refused. I imagine the Landmark Society would be against removing such details for the sake of historical integrity. I think it's odd that when the Mason's sold the property they didn't remove ...
by cowboyeagle05
25 Nov 2018 09:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 974
Views: 147914

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Plus Downtown is not where the bulk of activity is. Uptown is nice but Downtown is the very bottom edge of the DFW development wave.
by cowboyeagle05
21 Nov 2018 16:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 292
Views: 66711

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

The good thing is this creeps new development further East in the CBD. I still remember walking down Main Street fresh out of High School while I was attending El Centro. There was still a parking lot next to the Davis building. City Tavern was there I believe right where they recently moved out of ...
by cowboyeagle05
21 Nov 2018 16:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 441
Views: 92880

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

I imagine it will add a sliver of glass tower but not fill the space.
by cowboyeagle05
21 Nov 2018 16:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Highland Park Village
Replies: 68
Views: 14464

Re: Highland Park Village

I wasn't even aware of Le Labo was at the Joule but then again that's not my budget for shopping anyway. It has been open a few years in the space that was previously PLAY Comme des Garçons at the Joule. Great little space downtown, wonder what will open next... Ah yeah, I used to get all my tires ...
by cowboyeagle05
21 Nov 2018 13:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Mockingbird Station
Replies: 56
Views: 10431

Re: Dallas Mockingbird Station

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And you can see in the more updated screenshot posted earlier that it runs from the new Katy Trail Bridge all the way to SMU Blvd behind the new Robson & Lindley Aquatics Center.
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by cowboyeagle05
20 Nov 2018 18:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 272
Views: 45726

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

In case anyone is curious One Sette the club in the building formerly the Idle Rich Pub is open and its a bottle service/private table type of club/lounge. No dance floor and the actual bar itself is tiny so as to discourage the traditional bar stand around the crowd. One Sette is open Thursday thru...
by cowboyeagle05
20 Nov 2018 17:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 337
Views: 63260

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

My exact point. I will be glad IF we get both other parts but this is a pig in lipstick project. The side towers were just there to make the city council swallow it easier and to improve the overall PR to a giant parking garage project. Let's call a spade a spade here. Yes, a hotel would do well as ...
by cowboyeagle05
20 Nov 2018 16:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Highland Park Village
Replies: 68
Views: 14464

Re: Highland Park Village

I wasn't even aware of Le Labo was at the Joule but then again that's not my budget for shopping anyway.
by cowboyeagle05
20 Nov 2018 16:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Mockingbird Station
Replies: 56
Views: 10431

Re: Dallas Mockingbird Station

The good thing here is the Katy Trail access has already been built to connect this site.
by cowboyeagle05
20 Nov 2018 16:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel
Replies: 86
Views: 20835

Re: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel

It's one of those things where you have to piss off the right person in city hall and then they send the hounds. The Beck Group did that over their multiple delays and denials. A lot of council members made a big deal about the Valley View project creating all the buzz and sticking their necks out t...
by cowboyeagle05
19 Nov 2018 17:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 166
Views: 31496

Re: Museum Tower

To say its filled is kinda skirting the truth but yes some units have been sold to someone/company. This ain't like townhomes in Uptown they sold to lots of different types of interests that don't always mean they are occupied. WHo wants to chip in for a few units to put on AirBNB : :lol:
by cowboyeagle05
19 Nov 2018 17:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 135
Views: 28364

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

It's also cold so that tends to affect their patterns of lounging around.

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