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by cowboyeagle05
17 Aug 2018 16:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: 2711 N. Haskell
Replies: 11
Views: 1853

Re: Cityplace East: 2711 N. Haskell

It is that area caught between Deep Ellum, Downtown, Uptown and Baylor/East Dallas and Henderson so despite having a major icon of a tower with a recognizable name its lost with no identity of place. Its a pass through with neighborhood service businesses that any of those other areas would love to ...
by cowboyeagle05
17 Aug 2018 16:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: 900 Main
Replies: 17
Views: 549

Re: 900 Main

If it's not being splashed across the local media as the next great project in Downtown by Downtown Dallas Inc so I am very suspicious this is bad news. They could effectively build a short garage here with less height than the previously proposed one and leave us with another dead weight anchor rig...
by cowboyeagle05
17 Aug 2018 09:01
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Dallas Love Field Airport
Replies: 43
Views: 5387

Re: Dallas Love Field Airport

An updated master plan awaiting council approval includes a proposal for a diamond interchange at the airport's existing entrance, which would send through traffic on Mockingbird Lane into a tunnel to avoid the Cedar Springs intersection. Preliminary estimates put the cost of the Mockingbird propos...
by cowboyeagle05
17 Aug 2018 08:46
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 186
Views: 18754

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Yeah, mine works every day. The few times the tap card system has been down the bus driver just waves me on. Which has happened about 4 times in total and the google group where they are asking people to post about issues is abuzz with more people trying to convince DART to make changes all over the...
by cowboyeagle05
17 Aug 2018 08:42
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Texas Live!
Replies: 66
Views: 6569

Re: Texas Live!

Fire aka a can of cooking spray exploded and burned two employees...a story that would be ignored if it were not opening weekend. Sounds like the Kitchen wasn't really burned at all just an explosive burn of the nearest skin.
by cowboyeagle05
17 Aug 2018 08:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 19
Views: 802

Re: North Dallas: Galleria

But does Ablon know Kevin Bacon?
by cowboyeagle05
17 Aug 2018 08:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 41
Views: 6564

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Yeah, I'm not a Happiest Hour person at all but I know my Uptownies are all about it as the default hangout. Follow the lemmings they know whats up.
by cowboyeagle05
17 Aug 2018 08:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
Replies: 50
Views: 8704

Re: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

That's the undercover paneling(technical term?). The exterior pretty stuff will be applied later.
by cowboyeagle05
17 Aug 2018 08:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 733
Views: 94698

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Just read the article again it says cities in the same state will be rated the same because they didn't use city-specific numbers they used statewide numbers so Texas looked like number 1 according to their list. Since Houston and San Antonio are no longer on the list Dallas and Austin are basically...
by cowboyeagle05
17 Aug 2018 08:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: 2711 N. Haskell
Replies: 11
Views: 1853

Re: Cityplace East: 2711 N. Haskell

Let's hope they don't just slap some one-story restaurant space on the developable areas and call it done... Planned improvements include upgrades to common areas and amenities, as well as adding new retail space and restaurants. Let's take note of whats already been done. They upgraded the exterior...
by cowboyeagle05
16 Aug 2018 12:11
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Plano: misc. developments
Replies: 18
Views: 1753

Re: Plano: misc. developments

We know that but if you have ever been to a city council or planning meeting with some of these anti-urban people you will understand that they don't read books on urbanization or the history of cities. They base their understandings on these things on stuff they have seen and or experienced and for...
by cowboyeagle05
16 Aug 2018 11:07
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Plano: misc. developments
Replies: 18
Views: 1753

Re: Plano: misc. developments

Yeah, I read the Plano Future website and its a lot of scattered understanding of development and whats happening. A lot of fear of becoming New York city which is always the extreme that people in suburban communities refer too when discussing urbanization.
by cowboyeagle05
16 Aug 2018 11:04
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Texas Live!
Replies: 66
Views: 6569

Re: Texas Live!

Well that's because Texas Live was a separate deal from the stadium. Signed on the dotted line months before the stadium was even in public awareness. They found a hotel flag and a plan before the solidified the stadium deal was far long knowing that the stadium deal/planning was in the process.
by cowboyeagle05
16 Aug 2018 10:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 38
Views: 4066

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

Still no visuals to salivate or disgust over.
by cowboyeagle05
16 Aug 2018 10:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 56
Views: 6683

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

Sadly developers will come in build up and be gone before the city even thinks about making the area urban/pedestrian oriented.
by cowboyeagle05
16 Aug 2018 10:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: San Martín (former The MAC location)
Replies: 30
Views: 7005

Re: Uptown Dallas: San Martín (former The MAC location)

They covered the former blue wall that faces McKinney Avenue in brick but only the south traffic facing side. Also, you can see tall stacks of boxes inside from McKinney Ave so I am sure they are doing a lot of unpacking.
by cowboyeagle05
16 Aug 2018 10:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 41
Views: 6564

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

^I'm not mad at them even though. I don't enjoy their places as much as others of similar concepts around town. I am not even a Rustic fan honestly but I can appreciate their focus on using these lots for now for these kinds of uses as long as it doesn't deter them from building on them sooner rathe...
by cowboyeagle05
16 Aug 2018 10:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 372
Views: 53757

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Ugh and its an admin building like not even a recovery center that would love better access to the rest of the park space...Instead this will be execs/hr people the kind of thing that almost go in any office building nearby.
by cowboyeagle05
16 Aug 2018 10:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 19
Views: 802

Re: North Dallas: Galleria

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by cowboyeagle05
16 Aug 2018 10:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 41
Views: 6564

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

I wonder what got into Harwood all of a sudden to try to use their empty land for something besides bland gardens with cow sculptures.
by cowboyeagle05
16 Aug 2018 07:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 218
Views: 33547

Re: Oak Lawn

The Union coffee house at the Methodist Church at Cedar Springs and Oak lawn has started.

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by cowboyeagle05
14 Aug 2018 08:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 182
Views: 30677

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

As long as Weir's doesn't let CVS take over the soda fountain space I will feel ok about it. Also as some further context Weirs was the one who was against the Knox street redo planned to make the street slower and more pedestrian-oriented because they had an office tower project in the planning sta...
by cowboyeagle05
14 Aug 2018 08:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 182
Views: 30677

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

For those who don't want to visit the post back in November with all the renderings I will post them again.

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by cowboyeagle05
14 Aug 2018 08:52
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 138
Views: 16298

Re: Trinity River Park

What rock is she hiding under again?
by cowboyeagle05
14 Aug 2018 08:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 56
Views: 6683

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

The rooftop of whatever is built there would have a beautiful view of the skyline that's for sure. If they didn't do a rooftop pool with views of the skyline they would be leaving money on the table. The levees wouldn't be a bad area for people to walk their dogs either. I am hoping this little grid...
by cowboyeagle05
14 Aug 2018 08:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 100
Views: 13775

Re: West End 1.0

Two things, the new structure has to be obvious from a different era so keep that in mind. One of the requirements is a new addition to historic structures like this needs to use materials that appeal to the past but they can not confuse people into thinking they are original additions. DFWcre8tive ...
by cowboyeagle05
13 Aug 2018 08:59
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 138
Views: 16298

Re: Trinity River Park

Should we discuss the reality that the part of the city that is publicly blamed for mismanagement of the Trinity River Watershed is now dissolved? The Trinity Watershed Management is being merged into Dallas Utilities and staff reassigned as needed. This is the org that basically approved of things ...
by cowboyeagle05
13 Aug 2018 08:48
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Texas Live!
Replies: 66
Views: 6569

Re: Texas Live!

I was a Shiner guy myself until I discovered local breweries and most of all Peticolas. Course I went Keto so no more beer just liquor for me now.
by cowboyeagle05
13 Aug 2018 08:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 56
Views: 6683

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

Were these buildings being torn down on Oregon Ave off of Beckley just south of 30? I am having trouble narrowing it down on Google Maps using the business name.
by cowboyeagle05
12 Aug 2018 12:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 182
Views: 30677

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Its one of those institutions that were holding on to a past that I often wonder how the business was working anyway. Sometimes when these places close from changes like this the owners just have no interest in managing anymore and they won't tell everyone there wasn't profit in it. They do it becau...
by cowboyeagle05
12 Aug 2018 12:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 300
Views: 44884

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Its early days on these food halls the good ideas will last most likely and the bad ones will fade and something else will eventually replace the business. Depending on the size we aren't talking about a bunch of Food Lion grocery store sized spaces here. Legacy Hall's Food Hall is the biggest but I...
by cowboyeagle05
12 Aug 2018 11:59
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Texas Live!
Replies: 66
Views: 6569

Re: Texas Live!

Team owners always claimed that kind of development would happen just because the stadium was built. That the money the city was investing in the stadium would spur that kind of economic activity naturally. Course it almost never did and stadiums rarely wanted to take away parking for bars and venue...
by cowboyeagle05
10 Aug 2018 12:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 361
Views: 47046

Re: Victory Park 3.0

The group the German bank hired to fix its part of Victory Park was the one that got the one-way streets changed. In this case, it would have to be someone like Hillwood since the city doesn't plan on doing some sort of consultation study on the rest of Victory Park. I doubt Hillwood would see it as...
by cowboyeagle05
10 Aug 2018 08:41
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Fields Ranch development
Replies: 11
Views: 251

Re: Frisco: Fields Ranch development

I doubt all of that. They will make the area 5G ready with AT&T and maybe some bike share around a suburban park trail they would likely integrate into the project. Probably some sculpture too.
by cowboyeagle05
10 Aug 2018 08:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 361
Views: 47046

Re: Victory Park 3.0

At least the approach from the DART station will be much nicer but I do wish they would redo the connection between the AA center and Victory Avenue. That little connector street to the drive along that side of the center is a killer for the potential pedestrian quality of the development. You can k...
by cowboyeagle05
10 Aug 2018 08:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 125
Views: 18130

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

The renderings are on the front page of the developer's website now but that just means they would really like the project to happen and Eately is prominently featured in another layout graphic so I wonder if they are truly wanting to come to Dallas and might jump to another project if this one neve...
by cowboyeagle05
09 Aug 2018 15:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Chase Tower
Replies: 12
Views: 2714

Re: Arts District: Chase Tower

More renderings from the architect firm...
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by cowboyeagle05
09 Aug 2018 15:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 361
Views: 47046

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Found some additional renderings of Hillwood proposed office project next to the DART station. Including one that shows an improved plaza connecting the DART train to Victory Avenue. Hillwood-Office-smaller-898x580.jpg Site-Plan-WEB.jpg View-03-V4-WEB.jpg View-02-V4-WEB.jpg Lobby-View-Web.jpg Lounge...
by cowboyeagle05
09 Aug 2018 14:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 125
Views: 18130

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

So the start date posted above is "8/13/2018" that's this Sunday. Does anyone think this is going to show any sign of anything soon or is it still mostly just concept renderings?
by cowboyeagle05
09 Aug 2018 10:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 283
Views: 50321

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

https://www.dallasobserver.com/restaurants/cheeseburger-bao-shines-at-the-statlers-randb-10996136 R&B's Cheeseburger Bao Is Fusion Food At Its Best ...Today, in the calm and empty Statler restaurant, R&B's daytime cook wraps an apron around her black shirt. The only sounds are Al Green’s “L...
by cowboyeagle05
09 Aug 2018 10:31
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Texas Live!
Replies: 66
Views: 6569

Re: Texas Live!

https://www.centraltrack.com/the-spread-lockhart-smokehouse-heads-to-arlington/ Dallas Has Two Of The U.S.’s Top Southern Restaurants, Lockhart Opens Up A Location In Arlington’s Texas Live! Development And Much, Much More. ...Meanwhile, in news that can literally be described as neat, a Texas whis...
by cowboyeagle05
09 Aug 2018 10:06
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: misc. developments
Replies: 10
Views: 656

Re: Frisco: misc. developments

https://communityimpact.com/dallas-fort-worth/frisco/development-construction/2018/08/08/construction-begins-on-new-project-in-downtown-frisco-more-projects-to-come/ Construction begins on new project in downtown Frisco; more projects to come ...Nack Development in spring 2017 announced plans for s...
by cowboyeagle05
09 Aug 2018 09:29
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 658
Views: 87296

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Important tidbit on the end of the article but am I safe in assuming these two concepts are also going into former Big Beat space?

Two additional concepts, Kitchen 101 and Violet Room by the owner of Sambuca, are also under construction and expected to open by year's-end.
by cowboyeagle05
09 Aug 2018 08:46
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Midlothian Development
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Re: Midlothian Development

I mean I don't know what the incentives we provided are but I am happy to have those 40 paying jobs in South Dallas. It doesn't mean those 40 jobs families will live in South Dallas though. This does continue the trend of DFW loading up with lots of new data centers though.
by cowboyeagle05
09 Aug 2018 08:33
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Collin Creek Mall
Replies: 29
Views: 4509

Re: Collin Creek Mall

Centurion seems like they could be getting ahead of themselves considering they are doing the Cabana Hotel and that massive mixed-use development project in South Dallas and still working on the Statler. As long as they finish the former Cabana Hotel on 35 I'll just sit back and watch the rest unfol...
by cowboyeagle05
09 Aug 2018 08:30
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Fields Ranch development
Replies: 11
Views: 251

Re: Frisco: Fields Ranch development

Yeah and Frisco is not about to let the chance of scoring the PGA HQ and most likely take the Byron Nelson away from Dallas eventually because of it. At least the Trinity Golf Course could become a park for public access instead of a private golf course like it is now.
by cowboyeagle05
07 Aug 2018 08:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)
Replies: 72
Views: 15642

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)

It appears the fins are brown from below but white on the top to reflect light away from the building?
by cowboyeagle05
06 Aug 2018 12:17
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 137
Views: 21460

Re: DFW Airport

It is kinda like when Netflix/Redbox killed off Blockbuster and its terrible late fees. Piss off your customer base long enough and they will not shed a tear when your business model gets outdone by the next smartest guy in the running. Glad the Uber/Lyft regulations proposed by Yellow Cab were kill...
by cowboyeagle05
06 Aug 2018 09:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Shraman South Asian Museum
Replies: 53
Views: 7613

Re: Shraman South Asian Museum

What will probably happen is they will silently sell to Headington & Co. and he will sit on it as part of his larger play. Or we will see a "Coming Soon Sam's Club" sign on the site...
by cowboyeagle05
06 Aug 2018 09:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 361
Views: 47046

Re: Victory Park 3.0

If a downtown business doesn't have convenient parking then it's not catering to me -- and I live less than half a mile outside the loop. Parking isn't for "Frisco or Weatherford", it's for Lakewood and Lake Highlands. If you make it inconvenient for those people they have plenty of optio...

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