Dallas Fort Worth Urban Forum

Search found 100 matches

by quixomniac
26 Mar 2020 17:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 738
Views: 250916

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Punch Bowl Social Closes In these hard COVID-19 times, closures of bars and restaurants around Dallas are coming fast and furious. But this closure has its own sad tale: Punch Bowl Social, the restaurant and game chain that opened in Deep Ellum in June 2019, has shuttered possibly not just on a tem...
by quixomniac
26 Mar 2020 03:11
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 366
Views: 119509

Re: DFW Economy

Looks like its starting. Headington Companies Lays Off Hundreds of Employees Across Its Dallas Operations In shuttering more than a dozen concepts, billionaire Tim Headington’s company reduces its staff, from fitness instructors at Vital to bartenders at Midnight Rambler. https://www.dmagazine.com/f...
by quixomniac
26 Feb 2020 18:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 304
Views: 105127

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

Wouldn’t it be cool if somehow the developer could incorporate this Learning Tower of Dallas Into it’s development. Well it would draw more tourists to it and mean more business. LOL That would be ideal, an intentional leaning tower incorporate into the design. Great tourist attraction. Would it be...
by quixomniac
20 Feb 2020 20:34
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 409
Views: 154297

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

THRILLHO wrote:
Tnexster wrote:Once one of these things is operational, people will be like....we need more of these. Planes suck!

This is the dream. I want to take these everywhere!
That might put buc-ee's out of business though. :lol:


This might motivate Buc-ee's build them right next to the stations!!!
by quixomniac
06 Feb 2020 20:54
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 438
Views: 140694

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

DMN Buries the Lead on Uber’s Hiring Failures Last fall, on the heels of the announcement, Uber projected it would have 400 people in Dallas by the start of 2020. It has about 150. Rest assured that a spokesperson says this has nothing to do with finances. https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2020...
by quixomniac
06 Feb 2020 00:25
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 438
Views: 140694

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

The burbs here aren't "cheap" when compared to land in the south /West Texas. The Giga Factory is huge keep in mind. Perhaps, it could work in South Dallas or Southern Dallas County... Secondly, Elon is interested in Space Exploration and lowering cost for cars. A factory near a border to...
by quixomniac
05 Feb 2020 21:28
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 438
Views: 140694

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

It'll be in West or south Texas. Definitely won't be in a large metro. Any insight behind this statement? My observation is that theyve learned their lesson from the first Giga factory. Its harder to hire people, low housing availability, overwhelms infrastructure. https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth...
by quixomniac
05 Feb 2020 17:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1067
Views: 318328

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

the original article says 150-300K feet. I know the Stack is at 200K feet, anyone else know what other properties are within this scope? Given how tech companies like to agglomerate, it wouldnt be surprising if they picked Deep Ellum. That being said, a few "hundred" workers doesnt seem li...
by quixomniac
04 Feb 2020 22:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1067
Views: 318328

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Oh boy. Here we go again. https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/local/is-amazon-pursuing-an-office-in-dfw-that-could-employ-hundreds/287-805800c8-022e-4073-8d59-d73dafcf29b3?fbclid=IwAR2NCDdytZi5Um4PraEwLHUweo0b5ld87Amp8HXpUuO-kxcAOJr5XerAmU4 According to sources familiar with the matter, the online ret...
by quixomniac
03 Feb 2020 17:44
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 344
Views: 112803

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

I still think DART's big mistake was not making the GoPass Tap cards a touch on/touch off system and going to zone-based fares (since, as many here have noted, the rail system is effectively Commuter Rail running LRT stock). The app is good and all, but basically everyone who uses it just keeps an ...
by quixomniac
31 Jan 2020 15:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 738
Views: 250916

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

New residential tower would join Deep Ellum historic building https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/01/08/new-residential-tower-would-join-deep-ellum-historic-building/ Update with renderings. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/01/31/first-look-next-deep-ellum-high-...
by quixomniac
28 Jan 2020 17:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 100
Views: 20580

Re: North Dallas: Galleria

Well it seems the Galleria has already been working on renovation plans. Mega mall makeover: Plans show ideas for Galleria Dallas redo https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/01/28/mega-mall-makeover-plans-show-ideas-for-galleria-dallas-redo/ Looks like they also want to make the ice r...
by quixomniac
28 Jan 2020 16:50
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 302
Views: 94907

Re: Trinity River Park

Better to use a tractor with a disc or seed drill to cover a larger area. That was successful in an area a couple hundred yards from the Commerce Street Viaduct Overlook around 10 years ago. Any information on that event? It looks like Richardson's costs $1000 per acre and they do about 100 acres. ...
by quixomniac
24 Jan 2020 20:13
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 103
Views: 37583

Re: Fair Park

Didn't see anyone post this, but it looks interesting. Museum of Texas Art. Makes perfect sense for the state fair of TEXAS to have. They might as well combine with the african american museum of art. https://www.dallasnews.com/arts-entertainment/visual-arts/2020/01/24/now-its-an-empty-building-in-f...
by quixomniac
24 Jan 2020 20:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST
Replies: 74
Views: 7899

Re: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST

I concur with the above posts that street interaction is limited facing the park because of the giant wall all along the length of the property. wall_park.PNG But Miyama mentions about adding to the skyline. I dont think its tall enough nor distinctive enough for that. It's basically a stack of boxe...
by quixomniac
24 Jan 2020 19:18
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 302
Views: 94907

Re: Trinity River Park

At this point just have a bunch of Drones fly over between the two bridges and dump wildflower seeds in the entire basin. At least it would be pretty and some great photo opps until something can get going. Haha thats actually a great idea, Im sure it wouldnt even cost that much. I'd counter it sho...
by quixomniac
23 Jan 2020 19:13
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 325
Views: 116684

Re: Silver Line

Why would the Green line be a negative for Deep Ellum this seems so contrary to other urban cities where they would want transit. Not sure I understand. Even Los Angeles of all places is adding more rail and stations why would Dallas not want more instead of less transit. Its not so much the statio...
by quixomniac
23 Jan 2020 01:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 738
Views: 250916

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

I know parking is a big complaint, but there never really seems to be any shortage of people in Deep Ellum. Has the lack of parking really been detrimental to the area? Its not impossible, but inconvenient. The shortage of clearly identifieable parking, dealing with parking attendants that are impo...
by quixomniac
22 Jan 2020 19:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 738
Views: 250916

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Deep Ellum stakeholders share thoughts on incoming office projects https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2020/01/21/deep-ellum-stakeholders-share-thoughts-on-incoming.html?iana=hpmvp_dal_news_headline In December, Westdale President and CEO Joe Beard told the Dallas Business Journal that not only...
by quixomniac
22 Jan 2020 18:43
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 325
Views: 116684

Re: Silver Line

Someone else posted this link on the D2 page, But there's some bits about the Silver line. https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/dart-plans-for-new-dallas-subway-to-city-council/2296017/ At the same time DART is moving forward with the $1.2 billion Silver Line, formerly known as the Cotton Belt Line, fo...
by quixomniac
22 Jan 2020 18:19
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 438
Views: 140694

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

That doesn't mean that DFW doesn't need app-based solutions to different problems, but that they would be so different they aren't going to be developed in a place like SF but rather a place more like DFW if they are developed at all. I think Dallas, among other cities, countries, have missed this ...
by quixomniac
21 Jan 2020 17:50
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 438
Views: 140694

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Too bad we can't START the businesses here. That's the flip side to this situation. The relocations won't last forever and if they do the competition will get stiffer to land them. https://www.forbes.com/sites/andrewdepietro/2019/11/13/best-worst-states-entrepreneurs-2020/#12410f1546a6 Here are the...
by quixomniac
17 Jan 2020 19:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 274
Views: 99839

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

So....here we go again, is it 17 or 20? Lol . the old dallas news press release definitely said 17, But this biz journal says 20 for sure. But its the same building. They might have just added 3 stories to round up the number. the picture is a weird angle, but they are the same building. Old 155741...
by quixomniac
15 Jan 2020 19:24
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 325
Views: 116684

Re: Silver Line

A few thoughts about DART and parking... 1. I don't really get why DART is in the parking lot business. 2. If you have them, why not just charge EVERYBODY who parks there? 3. If you are a resident in the DART service area, you likely have a bus route nearby and have no real NEED to park at the park...
by quixomniac
15 Jan 2020 01:20
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 325
Views: 116684

Re: Silver Line

One area I wish we DART thought about more is a circle around Dallas county and more service to Mesquite areas. Purple Line anyone? ... Mesquite, Allen, McKinney, Frisco have already said they don't want to be part of Dart. Why does everyone keep dreaming of expansion, towards areas that don't want...
by quixomniac
06 Jan 2020 23:29
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 290
Views: 73756

Re: I-345 Teardown

Against (For Trench/Tunnel) It looks like only the original person who started the topic can make a poll Would be helpful to gauge the forums POV's From FAQ link in top left corner How do I create a poll? When posting a new topic or editing the first post of a topic, click the “Poll creation” tab b...
by quixomniac
04 Jan 2020 17:51
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 290
Views: 73756

Re: I-345

Good points. If you go back to the Pages 1-2 of this thread I get into a serious back and forth about the specifics of CityMap. ... No kidding, the back and forth between your ol' nemesis. I generally scroll past people just arguing minutia, but Given that you started this thread and we are only cy...
by quixomniac
02 Jan 2020 20:38
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 290
Views: 73756

Re: I-345

Thats terrible, and not addressed with CityMap. Why is it like that? Because WR isnt designed to handle Southbound traffic from Central to I-45 (or to I-30). I-345 is. Now if they want to completely rebuild that interchange and widen Lowest Stemmons (beyond whats happening now) then maybe you could...
by quixomniac
02 Jan 2020 18:14
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 302
Views: 94907

Re: Trinity River Park

Any updates? :?
by quixomniac
31 Dec 2019 02:11
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 290
Views: 73756

Re: I-345

Im not afraid of removal. Its a fact, without i-345 your freeway option southbound is a single cloverleaf ramp at I-35 and WR. Thats it. TxDOT would basically be derelict to tear down, with the rest of the freeway system in its current configuration. Is this the cloverleaf ramp? clover.png I think ...
by quixomniac
20 Dec 2019 16:53
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 290
Views: 73756

Re: I-345

I thought I'd repost these from the CityMAP study done in 2016. Someone had actually posted it on page 1 of this discussion, but its been years!!! These are the renderings used in the DMagazine article and the TxDOT meeting docs. Hopefully itll help recontextualize some arguments. Also apparently th...
by quixomniac
20 Dec 2019 16:09
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 290
Views: 73756

Re: I-345

I think 'cut & cover' is what is meant by 'tunnel' in most of these references. Maybe I'm wrong. But, I don't think anyone ever seriously considered TBMs be used for this. That said, TXDOT's 'trench' proposal seems to only be half of what is really needed. I'm curious how much the sale of land ...
by quixomniac
18 Dec 2019 17:35
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 290
Views: 73756

Re: I-345

It's twisted is what it is. In order to "save" one neighborhood, theyll screw another one. They only mentioned adding a lane to Riverfront, to help with the traffic going to Medical District. Which is why it is important for everyone to get involved, answer their surveys! The other importa...
by quixomniac
18 Dec 2019 17:26
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Arlington Development and Transportation Projects
Replies: 61
Views: 20301

Re: Arlington Development and Transportation Projects

Very creative design, I wonder why they left the field open. Now all they need is to put together a competitive team!! Speaking of Arlington teams that are underperforming, Why didnt the cowboys do something like this? It's basically an island out there. But they seriously need to get a train in the...
by quixomniac
17 Dec 2019 20:08
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 290
Views: 73756

Re: I-345

The Public Is Hungry For Research and Data Around I-345 ...The most common concern for removal is where the traffic will go. But how much traffic is there? TxDOT has said an average of 180,000 cars use I-345 each day. Where are those vehicles going?... ...Kennedy noted that design consultants Kimle...
by quixomniac
15 Dec 2019 19:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel
Replies: 534
Views: 211743

Re: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel

Kinda random, but I was wondering if anyone knew anything about the old mural inside 1401 elm? It was probably posted in the old forum, citing renovation that they were interested in keeping it. Ive been looking for pictures online, but can't seem to find it. Could have sworn it was a tree. You can...
by quixomniac
15 Dec 2019 16:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Mockingbird Station
Replies: 118
Views: 39884

Re: Dallas Mockingbird Station

Cant' wait to see how they turn this into a sam's club
by quixomniac
15 Dec 2019 16:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel
Replies: 534
Views: 211743

Re: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel

Kinda random, but I was wondering if anyone knew anything about the old mural inside 1401 elm?
It was probably posted in the old forum, citing renovation that they were interested in keeping it.
Ive been looking for pictures online, but can't seem to find it.
Could have sworn it was a tree.
by quixomniac
14 Dec 2019 16:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Field Street District
Replies: 22
Views: 3554

Re: Downtown Dallas: Field Street District

Way too much going on, nearly every angle of the rendering looks like a different building. With that said, I would be elated to see a building of this scale interact with the DART portal. Thats because its several buildings, not just one. But I think that's kind of the point, the different texture...
by quixomniac
13 Dec 2019 18:16
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 290
Views: 73756

Re: I-345

This all sounds like people doubting the existence of electricity or the creation of the light bulb. Removing the section of the highway will def change the nature of traffic. The idea that the traffic would be any different than any other highly trafficked Blvd in Dallas let alone the world is qui...
by quixomniac
13 Dec 2019 18:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Field Street District
Replies: 22
Views: 3554

Re: Downtown Dallas: Field Street District

Was about to post this but yall are quick, someone always posts first :) First Look: Field Street District in Dallas Opportunities like these don’t come around very often, and the partners behind the new Field Street District are determined to get it right. Kaizen Development Partners, Woods Capital...
by quixomniac
12 Dec 2019 16:08
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 290
Views: 73756

Re: I-345

You haven't seen safe major blvds of the world then cause it is very possible in the world of street design to create safe streets that cater to both safe pedestrians and cars of sizable nature with serious amounts of traffic...............A wide blvd of 4 lanes in each direction could also include...
by quixomniac
11 Dec 2019 17:00
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 290
Views: 73756

Re: I-345

I-980 may be the next Bay-area freeway to go: https://grist.org/article/oakland-california-freeway-removal-interstate-980/ Thanks. This is closer to I-345 since it is bisecting a downtown area and not a waterfront. I am not sure how much of it is speculative since I am not familiar with the area, B...
by quixomniac
10 Dec 2019 21:10
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 290
Views: 73756

Re: I-345

The Embarcadero Freeway was pretty much a glorified off ramp. It's traffic count was about 1/3 that of I-345. Removing it just meant dumping local traffic onto city streets a few blocks earlier. The local equivalent would be the Good-Latimer exit off of US-75 southbound. Thanks for that nugget of i...
by quixomniac
10 Dec 2019 18:28
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction
Replies: 115
Views: 40797

Re: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction

The way the eastern (Heritage Village) deck park is proposed doesn't show a lot of promise for having a KWP-style effect on the area. However, the deck adjacent to S Harwood should be prioritized if they need to be phased out. This would pull Old City Park into the Farmers Market and away from the ...
by quixomniac
10 Dec 2019 18:23
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 290
Views: 73756

Re: I-345

Im sure this has been discussed somewhere on this forum, or somewhere in I345 analysis documents, But it is always useful to look at other places where highways have been torn down and how cities have managed it. On City Beautiful, perhaps a youtube channel of interest to other people on this forum,...
by quixomniac
10 Dec 2019 17:30
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 344
Views: 112803

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Wow, That's pretty progressive. Although, I don't know how helpful this will be if the system is not robust. Perhaps, that's why it will be free. Coincidentally, I was lucky enough to get a chance to ride it a while back when in town for a conference. Which, given that Kansas City is a smaller city...
by quixomniac
09 Dec 2019 17:47
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 290
Views: 73756

Re: I-345

Loop 12 is called Buckner Boulevard in some parts, Northwest Highway in other parts. Ledbetter Drive in others, it's all just semantics. If you replace I-345 with a 6 lane Boulevard or a 6 lane one way DNT-HarryHines/Harwood equivalent Or if you try to feed I-345 through the grid... The result is th...
by quixomniac
06 Dec 2019 17:14
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 290
Views: 73756

Re: I-345

Just out of curiosity, how many people that favor the tear down actually live south of I-30 and utilize 345 to get to and from work? Someone should make a poll, I remember there was one for the D2 Alignment. Selfish is crude, but it is the correct word. People do infact use it to bypass downtown go...
by quixomniac
01 Dec 2019 20:04
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 438
Views: 140694

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

I dont mean to rain down on anyone's parade here, it definitely is good news.
But are there any numbers on the expected jobs?
It all looks like blatant public political positioning.
They moved their HQ for tax purposes while majority of the jobs are staying in SF.
I mean we'll take what we can get.

Login