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by cowboyeagle05
21 Sep 2018 13:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 182
Views: 20948

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

Well it maximizes the potential for this one developer's vision which is obviously not much. For this developer to them maximizing means throwing up the shopping center and moving on with their check. Doesn't mean that's the only way A developer can maximize the land just that this one has no desire...
by cowboyeagle05
21 Sep 2018 12:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 385
Views: 65924

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

The over-designed of simple solutions is always the Dallas way I am well aware and we wonder why our signature bridges are stuck in useless unsafe purgatory.
by cowboyeagle05
21 Sep 2018 09:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 385
Views: 65924

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

Its already connected. We don't need to waste money on an intrusive and giant overpass that will look more like the mixmaster than a linear park.
by cowboyeagle05
21 Sep 2018 09:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 220
Views: 29215

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Well, the entire front patio is gone now. I can not tell if they plan to keep the building or tear it down. They def appear to have stripped the inside of anything from its past life. There appears to maybe two people working on site but making quick work of it.
by cowboyeagle05
21 Sep 2018 08:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown
Replies: 44
Views: 3909

Re: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown

Either way the worst case the hotel could flip flags if it doesn't work out as the brand you suggest. Course I guess the true worse case is the hotel quickly goes out of business but I doubt it would before being taken over by another flag/management operation. I will tell you though gaybourhood cus...
by cowboyeagle05
21 Sep 2018 08:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 385
Views: 65924

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

I personally think there is little value added by expanding Klyde Warren. Much more value in decking i-30 or i-35 near Oak Cliff. I generally agree. Deck parks are pricey and sort of gimmicks but I do think they start to help with the damage done by freeways. My question is when does the gimmick gi...
by cowboyeagle05
20 Sep 2018 13:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 124
Views: 20901

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

Was she drunk? She drove the wrong way down Canton then drove straight through a T intersection into the front doors of Green Door like it was a 4 point intersection.
by cowboyeagle05
20 Sep 2018 13:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 182
Views: 20948

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

We're basically stuck with this project for the next 50 years, so at this point I hope that at least we get Target and Walmart to move here from their existing locations so those places can become the mixed-use development most of us want to see. Are we though? I am unclear if they have the needed ...
by cowboyeagle05
20 Sep 2018 09:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 385
Views: 65924

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

Thanks for posting that link. I wanted to point something out from their brochure. Here is the amenities list for the building. If anyone is curious as to why some office workers never need to leave these 80's office towers till they jump in their cars and drive home to Frisco... Gym, Dy Cleaners, C...
by cowboyeagle05
20 Sep 2018 08:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 343
Views: 49503

Re: Northpark Center

For me personally, Southlake Towncenter didn't have anything I needed. I was always a NorthPark shopper but they have started drifting a little further in an upscale direction that I am not willing to follow. As for the Eataly/NorthPark expansion rumor. There is always a NorthPark expansion rumor. A...
by cowboyeagle05
20 Sep 2018 08:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 182
Views: 20948

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

If they would just put 8 stories of apartments above all of this I would be ok. I just don't understand why that would not be feasible for that area with Cityplace and Uptown right there. I said the same thing with Turtle Creek Village why did they not build it up with living mixed into the retail....
by cowboyeagle05
19 Sep 2018 10:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 220
Views: 29215

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

The former of McKinney Avenue Tavern(Big Al's) is under some sort of major construction. Drove by on the bus this morning and they had already used a CAT frontloader to tear out the front patio and they are dumping interior finish materials in the parking lot.
by cowboyeagle05
19 Sep 2018 10:46
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: the Cotton Belt line
Replies: 189
Views: 20518

Re: the Cotton Belt line

DART once had one of the Green or the Orange lines listed as Purple in their planning documents before they built the lines. Eventually, it was phased out and last I was told is Purple is not a traditional transit line color for some reason. I don't know if it has to do with readability for the colo...
by cowboyeagle05
19 Sep 2018 10:42
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 264
Views: 36867

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

I think you are overthinking headline writers. Most people will read the headline exactly as inferred in the article that the competing company is a rival because they too want to build a high-speed connection across the state.
by cowboyeagle05
19 Sep 2018 10:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 115
Views: 21559

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

The hotel portion is only a fanny pack on the overall tower's design and height. Most of the tower height will come from the condo tower.
by cowboyeagle05
18 Sep 2018 10:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 182
Views: 20948

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

I think Dallas has proven we can build car driven mixed-use developments easily that are walkable. Legacy anyone. Something like Legacy West retail stretch with parking garages and residential is very car-oriented while also trying to be dense and walkable. I could tear it apart on its truism to urb...
by cowboyeagle05
18 Sep 2018 09:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 278
Views: 44875

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

The question is how many sides does the retail wrap around? Even if they don't fill it all up in the first year eventually the ground floor on three sides could be very valuable in that area. It would be easy for them to just skin the exterior of the ground floor on other sides to secure the base an...
by cowboyeagle05
17 Sep 2018 11:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 278
Views: 44875

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Yeah, its a printed design/frost on the glass surface.
by cowboyeagle05
14 Sep 2018 13:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 326
Views: 48223

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

^We might have to agree to disagree, but the hexagon-shaped First National Bank Tower (designed by George Dahl, completed in 1965) is way more architecturally significant than Bank of America Plaza. The podium alone feels like an alien spaceship from the 60s and those lights, assuming they come bac...
by cowboyeagle05
14 Sep 2018 12:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 127
Views: 18429

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Sam's Club?
by cowboyeagle05
14 Sep 2018 12:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 326
Views: 48223

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Again it's not so much asshatery it's the size and scale of a project like this. This is a giant 1980's skyscraper without a purpose and isnt as much of a looker as BofA tower. Turning it into one use, office, residential, or hotel makes no smart business sense at this point. The reason no Trammel C...
by cowboyeagle05
14 Sep 2018 08:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 326
Views: 48223

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

I am just curious for when the observation deck will open, which will be their last priority. They view from up there is terribly good.
by cowboyeagle05
14 Sep 2018 08:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 778
Views: 100084

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

When they announce I will consider the game over. Just cause Bezos took the board for a fancy dinner to DC means peanuts.
by cowboyeagle05
14 Sep 2018 08:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: De La Vega Development: Haskell & US 75
Replies: 16
Views: 796

Re: De La Vega Development: Haskell & US 75

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Not sure if this is for DLV or sorry ass TC ....


Well according to the map the TC property is outside of those boundaries. The De La Vega property is right on the corner in the shaded area.
by cowboyeagle05
14 Sep 2018 08:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)
Replies: 117
Views: 17910

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

Just looks like a Picasso in a bad way. The design is all over the place. All the parts are there but they have been badly assembled.
by cowboyeagle05
13 Sep 2018 15:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 127
Views: 18429

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Valley View is the Undead Mall
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by cowboyeagle05
13 Sep 2018 14:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 326
Views: 48223

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Keep in mind they can have an opening without finishing every aspect as well. Grand Opening probably won't happen till the end of 2020.
by cowboyeagle05
13 Sep 2018 10:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: De La Vega Development: Haskell & US 75
Replies: 16
Views: 796

Re: De La Vega Development: Haskell & US 75

I recommend we end this Houston vs Dallas thing here right now. It always goes nowhere.
by cowboyeagle05
13 Sep 2018 08:32
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 264
Views: 36867

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

I believe the addiction to the freeway and the personal car already did replace Union Station...
by cowboyeagle05
12 Sep 2018 14:56
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 264
Views: 36867

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Iconic in this case could just be that we actually get a bullet train.
by cowboyeagle05
12 Sep 2018 14:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Comerica Bank Tower
Replies: 6
Views: 443

Re: Downtown Dallas: Comerica Bank Tower

If you have ever walked around this massive garage it does have plenty of room for building out of retail spaces without removing parking spots so hopefully one day the demand for ground floor space will drive them to make such improvements. Imagine all we will get here is a new signage and a taller...
by cowboyeagle05
12 Sep 2018 14:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Hillcrest Village
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: North Dallas: Hillcrest Village

I just attended a public panel with the head of the Parks Department and it seems like the Dallas Parks Department is desperate for park space since North Dallas was built without any parks. Funny enough South Dallas has lots of parks by comparison. He did announce they had signed a deal with DISD t...
by cowboyeagle05
12 Sep 2018 14:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Mid Elm Lofts
Replies: 66
Views: 8041

Re: Mid Elm Lofts

The closed sidewalks for so long has been the biggest annoyance.
by cowboyeagle05
12 Sep 2018 14:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square
Replies: 107
Views: 15334

Re: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square

It will take a long time to catch up on the maintenance of the square. They have had to stop the bleeding firsts before being able to do serious surgery to the preexisting design.

DFWcre8tive we look forward to continuing updates on the stuff we can not see as well as the things we can.
by cowboyeagle05
12 Sep 2018 09:15
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: the Cotton Belt line
Replies: 189
Views: 20518

Re: the Cotton Belt line

Damn Californians they ruin everything... Last I was told it was all the conservative churchgoers that keep giving out handouts in Downtown that were the problem. Now it's liberal Californians in Deep Ellum? Well, the blame certainly keeps shifting just like peoples desire to pretend the problem doe...
by cowboyeagle05
12 Sep 2018 09:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Hillcrest Village
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: North Dallas: Hillcrest Village

Do we have any idea what part of the shopping center will go away for the park? I have stared at the google map and tried to guestimate since they announced this idea months ago but still no layout in an article. I am curious how central the so-called park will be for the development vs just a way t...
by cowboyeagle05
12 Sep 2018 08:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 182
Views: 20948

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

It will be just like what Cityplace and the Target shopping center are to each other. High Rise then immediate suburban sprawl. Sadly its more likely that TC will get its sprawl than DeLa Vega is to get off the ground. TC will be successful getting tenants though despite the terrible form of the pro...
by cowboyeagle05
11 Sep 2018 08:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 145
Views: 21633

Re: Museum Tower

I was thinking we could add a Grecian robe to this building. :) Doing so would really heighten the energy of it when it moves based on the suns track through the sky.
by cowboyeagle05
11 Sep 2018 08:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - Fountain Place
Replies: 51
Views: 11714

Re: Downtown Dallas - Fountain Place

All that 80's marble was put in place well it seems cause Thanksgiving Tower took months chipping away at their pink stuff.
by cowboyeagle05
11 Sep 2018 08:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 74
Views: 7141

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

I mean this area has been popular with tech companies already. Most of these buildings have been decent office space for some time so I am anxious to see them do something about the lifelessness the area has had. Mind you making the old purgatory nightclub building an active office building will hel...
by cowboyeagle05
11 Sep 2018 08:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey
Replies: 39
Views: 2767

Re: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey

No one has even pointed out that they announced it would be taller than previously proposed! Come on what happened to the bigger and taller is better crowd around here!
by cowboyeagle05
10 Sep 2018 19:24
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Dallas: The Thread
Replies: 50
Views: 6405

Re: Dallas: The Thread

Trying to secure a common residential building with fobs for every level is a fool's errand. It creates more problems than it solves. Those systems need constant babysitting to maintain working at every door. Most residents aren't going to report a broken one or malfunctioning one they will assume s...
by cowboyeagle05
10 Sep 2018 10:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square
Replies: 107
Views: 15334

Re: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square

This is a private park in many ways and they are in the middle of trying to get all their new dots in a row for a redo. It has some unique challenges and deep history that can slow down progress immensely.
by cowboyeagle05
07 Sep 2018 12:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 72
Views: 6635

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)

If Harwood intl wants to even remotely enter the conciousness of the greater public as as an Urban Live,Work,Play destination they will eventually have to work on the inexistent walkability of their district. The fact that they own all this land and don't even work on improving the connectivity of ...
by cowboyeagle05
07 Sep 2018 09:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Old Cityplace Twin Tower site
Replies: 35
Views: 1523

Re: Old Cityplace Twin Tower site

Which is not a bad thing^. Lord knows I wish crosswalks in other neighborhoods had as much success getting people not to speed over human beings as much as those around Klyde Warren. Service roads have to coexist within the main street grid and are set at much slower speeds than the freeway forcing ...
by cowboyeagle05
07 Sep 2018 08:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Preston Center
Replies: 14
Views: 700

Re: Preston Center

Plus churches are special they can do no wrong so there tend to be ways they can skirt a lot of taxes aka cost and churches in North Texas particularly are profit driven which I assume is because God deems it so...
by cowboyeagle05
07 Sep 2018 08:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 72
Views: 6635

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)

Leases and property value from the circumstance of the ownership. The property is worth more with dedicated parking that the property can control access to. Many of the Harwood types of tenants, big multinational corporations have no stomach for shared parking for the sake of some urbanists desire f...
by cowboyeagle05
06 Sep 2018 08:44
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: the Cotton Belt line
Replies: 189
Views: 20518

Re: the Cotton Belt line

Back to the Cotton Belt Batman...
by cowboyeagle05
06 Sep 2018 08:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Old Cityplace Twin Tower site
Replies: 35
Views: 1523

Re: Old Cityplace Twin Tower site

Fantasies. The developers of the West Village have no intention of tying their success to an abandoned project across the freeway. CityPlace Tower has had its own issues staying leased. West Village developers are noting going to want to design their project to mimic the past let alone build a sky b...
by cowboyeagle05
06 Sep 2018 08:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 60
Views: 6030

Re: Lower Greenville Development

Its 1520 Greenville Avenue btw Eater made a mistake in their post. It's the previous Haymaker space. From the culturemap article... Dallas generally likes things from Austin, making Haymaker's closure a surprise, especially since it opened with of-the-moment trends such as poutine and craft beer. Bu...

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