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by dch526
10 Sep 2018 16:31
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 266
Views: 37806

Re: Legacy West

Heard from a friend that Chase is already bursting at the seams and are planning on adding 2-12 story towers to their campus.
by dch526
17 Aug 2018 16:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: 900 Main
Replies: 48
Views: 2148

Re: 900 Main

Tnexster wrote:^That's 1900 Main which is down by Main Street Gardens.


Yep, definitely fat fingered that one. No current permits for 900 Main.
by dch526
17 Aug 2018 14:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: 900 Main
Replies: 48
Views: 2148

Re: 900 Main

Deleted: Wrong Address
by dch526
26 Jul 2018 15:32
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 189
Views: 20281

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

That DMN article says it would only be $15-20 million to finish the station.... so why hasn't this been done when the city has spent money on stupid things like $6 million to build and then remove a river rapid, or wanting to spend $30 million for free welfare money to Angela Hunt and her wealthy d...
by dch526
26 Jul 2018 15:25
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 189
Views: 20281

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

It's not just a money issue, right? The neighborhood is still against it? I'd like to know which neighborhood associations opposed this station (maybe Vickery Place?) but I have a feeling the most vocal opponents have moved on, gone elsewhere, or have been priced out. Because of initial Vickery Pla...
by dch526
10 Jul 2018 09:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 385
Views: 65700

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

Uh... You do realize there were over 11K ppl in DTD back in 2017 right? It's probably at or over 12K now with all the recently completed projects. Source? and what projects have been completed since the date of your 2017 population estimate? The best estimate we have is from our own DCH, who put th...
by dch526
09 Jul 2018 13:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: (PWC) Park District Tower (316 FT | 20 ST) + Residences at Park District (385 FT | 32 ST)
Replies: 141
Views: 32136

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

Usually the companies providing the trees/shrubs/etc have some sort of "product warranty" built in with the sale. They are probably waiting to see how the rest handle the remainder of the summer and will be replaced late summer/early fall once the temps come down. Typically, there's a coup...
by dch526
09 Jul 2018 13:03
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Greater DFW-area trails
Replies: 3
Views: 329

Re: Greater DFW-area trails

Here's a link to a bunch of maps for the Veloweb. Good break down by County and Connection between cities (Dal-Mckinney, Dal-Denton, Plano-FW, etc)

https://www.nctcog.org/trans/plan/bikeped/veloweb
by dch526
05 Jul 2018 16:34
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: 2045 Mobility Plan
Replies: 15
Views: 688

Re: 2045 Mobility Plan

I guess I should have prefaced my comment with /s... However, since you decided to make an attempt at the comment I will at least respond a little more seriously. Explain to me how the roadways listed are considered "last mile". "Last mile" is completed on internal streets that ...
by dch526
28 Jun 2018 08:12
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: 2045 Mobility Plan
Replies: 15
Views: 688

Re: 2045 Mobility Plan

Exactly! If it shouldn't go to transit then it shouldn't go to highways that don't pass completely through the metroplex. How does 635, 183, 360, 26, 121 or 820 benefit a majority of the rest of the state? They need to be torn down or have all the cities that border them cover all costs for these r...
by dch526
28 Jun 2018 08:02
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: 2045 Mobility Plan
Replies: 15
Views: 688

Re: 2045 Mobility Plan

There is no such thing as state funding. There is only taxpayer funding. Why should people in the rest of the state be forced to support our follies? Exactly! If it shouldn't go to transit then it shouldn't go to highways that don't pass completely through the metroplex. How does 635, 183, 360, 26,...
by dch526
27 Jun 2018 14:23
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: 2045 Mobility Plan
Replies: 15
Views: 688

Re: 2045 Mobility Plan

Passenger rail service in densely populated cities should be as much of a funding priority to the State as highways for cars in rural communities. Allowing a handful of cities to collect an extra tax on residents is not creditworthy. At the very least, the State should match construction funding. T...
by dch526
19 Jun 2018 08:25
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 142
Views: 22571

Re: DFW Airport

Storms last night likely gave AA's inaugural DFW-KEF a rough start. The airport had 75 diversions yesterday, and the flight got delayed almost 16 hours to a noon departure today. Meanwhile, WOW substituted the A330 for an A321 and had to fuel stop at Bangor, Maine. Icelandair won the battle yesterd...
by dch526
11 Apr 2018 09:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 398
Views: 51328

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 dch526
03 Apr 2018 11:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 398
Views: 51328

Re: Victory Park 3.0

I don't really think Victory is a good fit for Amazon. It was too many cobbled together parcels and seemed a bit spread-out to make sense. The Smart District makes far more sense to me. Plus, if this tower was going to be for Amazon and they needed 500K sq ft we'd see them just add 2 or 3 more floo...
by dch526
16 Mar 2018 10:05
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike
Replies: 136
Views: 22348

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

Why LimeBike's soon-to-arrive electric fleet could jolt Dallas' bike-share scene The venture-backed San Francisco Bay Area startup plans to debut electric scooters in Dallas in April and electric bikes by May, said Caen Contee, who leads LimeBike's marketing and partnerships. https://www.dallasnews...
by dch526
27 Feb 2018 12:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas: Medical District
Replies: 89
Views: 19018

Re: Dallas: Medical District

Anyone know what's going on at the old Dallas Air Motive site (corner of Forest Park and Bomar) across from UT Southwestern? I've noticed them demolishing all of the existing buildings over the past couple of months.
by dch526
16 Feb 2018 10:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School
Replies: 35
Views: 6440

Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

R1070 wrote:The amount of surface parking is still unfortunate.


Originally that larger surface lot was planned to have a hotel and office building taking up most of it. May still be part of a future phase.
by dch526
31 May 2017 09:42
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Richardson Telecom Corridor Development Updates
Replies: 27
Views: 4425

Re: Richardson Telecom Corridor Development Updates

Comeback of the Corridor: The Rousing Revival of Richardson Richardson’s office vacancy rate, which was 9.5 percent in the first quarter of 2001, climbed to 25.9 percent by the fourth quarter of 2003. Telecom Corridor, the T-shaped business area in Richardson that U.S. 75 roughly bisects, lost as m...
by dch526
16 May 2017 10:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: SkyHouse Victory Place (290 FT / 25 ST)
Replies: 71
Views: 13494

Re: Victory Park: SkyHouse Victory Place (290 FT / 25 ST)

R1070 wrote:If we get another skyhouse it needs to be in Oak Lawn or the downtown core.


If they end up putting one in Downtown, hopefully they'll bump it up to the Atlantic House instead (32 stories 400+ units)

http://novaregroup.com/current-developments/
by dch526
26 Apr 2017 09:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 135
Views: 29271

Re: The Christopher @The Union (28 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)

Wow... very interesting. That's a decent chunk taken out of the Union's sails. But, I suspect they'll have little trouble filling it based on current demand. Good news for downtown though... Definitely good news for DT. Haven't seen one go the other way in awhile. With this loss, it puts the Union ...
by dch526
26 Apr 2017 08:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 135
Views: 29271

Re: The Christopher @The Union (28 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)

Downtown law firm Vinson & Elkins won't go to Uptown after all More than a year ago, Vinson & Elkins announced that it would leave the Ross Avenue skyscraper when its lease was up in 2018. Vinson & Elkins signed a deal to lease about 80,000 square feet in The Union office development be...
by dch526
24 Apr 2017 12:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 252
Views: 36387

Re: Oak Lawn

^ You mean because there are so many commuters from North Dallas passing through the intersection of Oak Lawn and Congress every day? Or because that's the only Starbucks for miles and miles? :) As a side note, I used to lease/manage the center on the north corner of that intersection, so I am very...
by dch526
19 Apr 2017 09:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: Cinépolis /The 23 (~273 FT / 23 ST)
Replies: 104
Views: 25959

Re: Victory Park: Cinépolis /The 23 (~273 FT / 23 ST)

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:There's Cafe Victoria... Or is it bad?


Not bad, not great but solid. They have limited seating so it's more of a grab and go.
by dch526
17 Apr 2017 08:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 252
Views: 36387

Re: Oak Lawn

People are complaining about the proposed Starbucks drive-thru/giant parking lot at Oak Lawn and Congress described on the previous page of this thread (which City Hall is letting sail through). I'll wager a good amount of money that the number of people complaining is less than the number of peopl...
by dch526
05 Apr 2017 09:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel
Replies: 71
Views: 15009

Re: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel

willyk wrote:Do they have the Sugar building too?


Based on the Plat above, it doesn't look like it. New platted boundary stops at the Sugar building.
by dch526
04 Apr 2017 21:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 360
Views: 57127

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

These plans are impossible to read, but it looks like the Cuellars are requesting to combine the lots surrounding El Corazón (El Chico building) into one big lot. That is sounding an awful lot like a tear-down in the works. Page 34 of the CPC docket: http://dallascityhall.com/government/meetings/DC...
by dch526
15 Mar 2017 12:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 278
Views: 44728

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

So far: Cinepolis Union Sky 2 Ascension Katy tower Magnolia Park District TCC Bleu Ciel What is Magnolia? http://www.vccusa.com/portfolio/multi-family/magnolia-station/ The project is over 55,000 sf with 60 apartment units. The five story building sits on podium parking structure with two levels be...
by dch526
15 Mar 2017 09:07
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Colleyville Development Thread
Replies: 3
Views: 929

Colleyville Development Thread

This thread may not get too much action but might as well get one started. Honestly, for the smaller land locked cities like Colleyville (or Addison, Farmers Branch, etc) they really do need to make a choice on whether to go high density with lots of apartments and try to attract large office develo...
by dch526
14 Mar 2017 09:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 124
Views: 20814

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

Is it just me, or is it a big deal that this spot is outside the TIF area? Really enjoying the revitalization of the Farmers Market, anyone know what this brings the total potential resident count to? Total units is around 2500 with this addition. So, the total resident count will be close to 3400-...
by dch526
10 Mar 2017 08:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas: Trinity Groves
Replies: 66
Views: 10986

Re: West Dallas: Trinity Groves

More apartments and restaurants coming at West Dallas’ Trinity Groves We have 112 units leased already," said Jim Reynolds, development partner and senior vice president with Trinity Groves Llc. "There are over 60 residents living there now. Tenants signed up for the ground floor of the b...
by dch526
07 Feb 2017 11:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Little Mexico Village - Can someone explain
Replies: 19
Views: 3959

Re: Little Mexico Village - Can someone explain

This is from The Katy thread. The Authority anticipates submitting mixed-finance proposals for Cedar Springs Place Addition (to be renamed Fairmount Crossing), Brooks Manor (to be renamed Los Encinos) and Little Mexico Village prior to the end of 2017. Approximately 366 mixedincome units will be dev...
by dch526
01 Feb 2017 11:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 398
Views: 51328

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Steel framing for the columns are all in place (some poured) for the 4th floor addition to the garage across from the W
by dch526
09 Jan 2017 13:10
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Dallas Residential Count
Replies: 29
Views: 5688

Re: Downtown Dallas Residential Count

Tucy/tanzoak, thanks for some of the clarifications and updated numbers. I'll probably end up having to update some of the vacancy numbers based on how some the 2016 new builds stabilize in the 1st part of this year but with my lower 1.4 number it stays within a little under 1000. I used this map to...
by dch526
09 Jan 2017 10:44
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Dallas Residential Count
Replies: 29
Views: 5688

Downtown Dallas Residential Count

I can't remember what the exact count was at this time last year when I updated on the old site (maybe a little over 40k) but I figured I would go ahead and get this thread going again with the updated totals. I know the vacancy % estimates may be a little off since so much has been built and those ...
by dch526
07 Dec 2016 12:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Katy (310 FT / 30 ST)
Replies: 58
Views: 13589

Re: Victory Park: The Katy (310 FT / 30 ST)

Wow, if Little Mexico were to be developed in to several 10-15 story mixed-income towers that would be huge. Dallas is in desperate need of more centrally located affordable housing. Because housing the poor in clusters of high-rise buildings has worked so well in all the other cities that tried it...
by dch526
07 Dec 2016 10:05
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Flower Mound: Lakeside Tower (15 floors/48 units)
Replies: 6
Views: 1639

Flower Mound: Lakeside Tower (15 floors/48 units)

Luxury condo tower on Lake Grapevine to soon get underway In all, the condo tower — called the Lakeside Tower and Bungalows — will bring 48 luxury condo homes to this part of North Texas. Dallas-based Humphreys & Partners is the project architect. The condo tower is slated for completion by fal...
by dch526
06 Dec 2016 15:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Katy (310 FT / 30 ST)
Replies: 58
Views: 13589

Re: Victory Park: The Katy (310 FT / 30 ST)

So the large lot directly east of The Katy is considered "Little Mexico" and is here to stay? Just curious because man would that make one hell of a greenspace. I realize this particular space is where certain people/businesses have been for decades, so I'm not suggesting they be kicked o...
by dch526
01 Dec 2016 07:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Medical City Tower D (201 FT / 12 ST after adding 93 FT + 5 ST)
Replies: 4
Views: 1682

North Dallas: Medical City Tower D (201 FT / 12 ST after adding 93 FT + 5 ST)

Luxury $125M women's hospital to be delivered to Medical City Dallas in 2018 The $125 million expansion will add five full floors to the existing Tower D on Medical City Dallas' campus, which will boost the women's hospital from 144 beds to 222 beds, which will boost its capacity by about 50 percen...
by dch526
30 Nov 2016 11:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Comprehensive Dallas Development Map / List
Replies: 36
Views: 9848

Re: Comprehensive Dallas Development Map / List

Added this one. Appears to be right across NW Highway from the White Rock Station but haven't seen anything on it. Proposed Case for TX: 2016-ASW-11574-OE Structure Name: The Vista Tower (NW Corner) Structure Height: 589 Work Schedule: 01/31/2017 to 07/30/2018 https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external/s...
by dch526
30 Nov 2016 11:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Comprehensive Dallas Development Map / List
Replies: 36
Views: 9848

Re: Comprehensive Dallas Development Map / List

Added this one. Appears to be right across NW Highway from the White Rock Station but haven't seen anything on it. Proposed Case for TX: 2016-ASW-11574-OE Structure Name: The Vista Tower (NW Corner) Structure Height: 589 Work Schedule: 01/31/2017 to 07/30/2018 https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external/se...
by dch526
13 Nov 2016 16:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 398
Views: 51328

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Walked by what used to be the old Angela Scott space today and saw plans laid out for the 4th floor expansion of the parking garage across from the W. Looks like they will be adding an additional floor soon. Had no idea that was in the works. This is the garage that would have supported the large V...
by dch526
12 Nov 2016 13:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 135
Views: 29271

Re: The Union

The base for the 3rd crane has been installed.
by dch526
12 Nov 2016 13:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 398
Views: 51328

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Walked by what used to be the old Angela Scott space today and saw plans laid out for the 4th floor expansion of the parking garage across from the W. Looks like they will be adding an additional floor soon.
by dch526
10 Nov 2016 08:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: Cinépolis /The 23 (~273 FT / 23 ST)
Replies: 104
Views: 25959

Victory Park: Cinépolis /The 23 (~273 FT / 23 ST)

Cinépolis will open 700-seat luxury movie theater in Victory Park Cinépolis USA will open an eight-screen, 700-seat luxury theater in Victory Park http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/blog/morning_call/2015/04/cin-polis-will-open-700-seat-luxury-movie-theater.html SMS Architects http://www.sms-arch.co...
by dch526
10 Nov 2016 08:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Bishop Arts: Bishop Arts Station
Replies: 4
Views: 1945

Bishop Arts: Bishop Arts Station

Dallas developer: 'Timing is good' to start first ground-up Bishop Arts project "We have already begun digging out the parking garages and we will go two levels below grade," said Johns, who said he's unaware of any below-grade development that's happened before in this part of Oak Cliff....

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