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by quixomniac
20 Aug 2020 18:50
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Plano: misc. developments
Replies: 48
Views: 17127

Re: Plano: misc. developments

So far, DART has retained bus access to the remaining (JCPenney) part of Collin Creek. The #870 goes out/back from the Downtown Plano station, to Collin Creek westbound, and neighborhoods along 14th, 18th, and Shiloh eastbound. So there is still connection there, but it will interesting to see how ...
by quixomniac
20 Aug 2020 18:45
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 340
Views: 130202

Re: Trinity River Park

A makeover for the ugliest building in Dallas The latest reason for concern is the selection, announced Thursday, of the architecture firms Weiss/Manfredi and Malone Maxwell Dennehy for the remaking of the decommissioned Jesse R. Dawson State Jail. New York-based Weiss/Manfredi will be the lead des...
by quixomniac
16 Aug 2020 21:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 314
Views: 140369

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

Urbandreamer wrote:https://kluv.radio.com/blogs/sybil/the-leaning-tower-of-dallas-former-site-becomes-a-theater

Opening in 10 days!


How dare they desecrate our holy land. :lol:
RIP Leaning tower of Dallas
by quixomniac
13 Aug 2020 16:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 416
Views: 164959

Re: AT&T Discovery District

dfwcre8tive wrote:
They just updated the existing Jos A Bank sign with the new tenant name.

Dallas-Power-and-Light-building.jpg


That building is just dripping with Art Deco. Its good that they have a new tenant.
by quixomniac
13 Aug 2020 16:53
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Plano: misc. developments
Replies: 48
Views: 17127

Re: Plano: misc. developments

Update on Plano Collin Creek Mall Incase you haven’t seen it. http://planomagazine.com/collin-creek-redevelopment-one-year-into-the-project/ Thanks! Hopefully it is succesful. Even if it isnt next to a rail, hopefully they have a bus shuttle to the nearby GWB train station. Or bike lines or somethi...
by quixomniac
13 Aug 2020 00:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 416
Views: 164959

Re: AT&T Discovery District

drove by yesterday after work and they put up the new pegasus city brewery sign.. looks really good and was lit up nicely. Commerce street really improving with all of this and will only get better with hawthorn and pegasus city opening soon. Wow, gorgeous. Reminds me of old theatre row down elm st...
by quixomniac
10 Aug 2020 18:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Covid-19 Business Casualties
Replies: 53
Views: 8230

Re: Dallas Covid-19 Business Casualties

Posted this on deep ellum forum, but fits here too. Another one bites the dust. Dallas Comedy House Closing After 11 Years of Shows, Festivals and Laughs A Dallas comedy institution just announced it will be closing its red doors for the last time. Amanda Austin, the owner and founder of The Dallas ...
by quixomniac
10 Aug 2020 18:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 747
Views: 315176

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Another one bites the dust. Dallas Comedy House Closing After 11 Years of Shows, Festivals and Laughs A Dallas comedy institution just announced it will be closing its red doors for the last time. Amanda Austin, the owner and founder of The Dallas Comedy House (DCH) in Deep Ellum, announced on her F...
by quixomniac
10 Aug 2020 16:10
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 183
Views: 63881

Re: Downtown Progress

I wish downtown dallas had a vision similar to this of seattle for the decade. https://youtu.be/mxc-J1oqhsQ Their renderings need more homeless people. :D Jk. We have alot going for us here too, but we can't seem to get out of our own way. The Trinity river park or whatever its called now, should h...
by quixomniac
07 Aug 2020 19:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel
Replies: 601
Views: 270552

Re: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel

They def need to light up the Republic again. The Sheraton would be nice too. Found both of these in one oldie. If i'm correct. They should definitely light up the republic tower again. The sheraton if properly done with LED's would give major blade runner vibes. https://flashbackdallas.com/2018/10...
by quixomniac
06 Aug 2020 21:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel
Replies: 601
Views: 270552

Re: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel

It's freaking awful. So bright. All night long. Don’t really think it’s bright at all. Here’s a suggestion; maybe spend some money on curtains... blackout curtains might be your best option if you think it’s bright lol beautiful is more like it .... Thanks, I hadn't even thought of any practical so...
by quixomniac
06 Aug 2020 20:59
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Plano: misc. developments
Replies: 48
Views: 17127

Re: Plano: misc. developments

The website is the plan. You probably were looking at the correct thing. http://www.planotomorrow.org/150/Land-Use-Community-Design Here are some maps: http://www.planotomorrow.org/229/Maps-of-Plano-Tomorrow Thanks! I guess I expected something different. Most plans are one PDF. As it is, its a ser...
by quixomniac
05 Aug 2020 21:57
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Plano: misc. developments
Replies: 48
Views: 17127

Re: Plano: misc. developments

I'm not at all a NIMBY, but this plan was total nonsense, and I'm surprised citizens or the city fought it that long. Plano was not in any way 'planned', this 'plan' did not change that, and though the P&Z fought hard for the 'plan', they don't even follow it. Plano is arbitrarily spot zoned (i...
by quixomniac
27 Jul 2020 18:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 416
Views: 164959

Re: AT&T Discovery District

This area really turned out nice! Good work, AT&T. (Although, I did drop you for T-Mobile) http://www.samclarkjr.com/images/discovery_01.jpg Unfortunately, Golden Boy was under a shroud. Wow looks great. Imagine if we had this during the superbowl. Would have made for a good equivalent to Sunda...
by quixomniac
11 Jul 2020 17:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Pegasus Place Tower
Replies: 14
Views: 2091

Re: Pegasus Place Tower

I dont mind the color of the new glass (it is more efficient!!) just wish they exposed the concrete beams. so the overall design of the building made more sense, and didnt looks like a standard rectangle box. IF they wanted to, they could even paint the concrete a different color so it would look mo...
by quixomniac
11 Jul 2020 00:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Pegasus Place Tower
Replies: 14
Views: 2091

Re: Pegasus Place Tower

Yuck. I don't like the "refresh." It looks outdated. The original design is sleek and cool. Just clean it up and replace materials, but don't change the original architectural vision. The original architectural vision was already destroyed decades ago in the previous refresh which left it...
by quixomniac
07 Jul 2020 16:55
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 121
Views: 52147

Re: Fair Park

Congratulations guys. we did it! :? The State Fair of Texas is officially canceled The State Fair of Texas, which has been canceled only eight times during its 134 years, and even then primarily because of two world wars, will not take place during 2020, fair officials announced Tuesday. https://www...
by quixomniac
23 Jun 2020 21:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Bonton Village @Lake Highlands (12000 Greenville)
Replies: 4
Views: 945

Re: Bonton Village @Lake Highlands (12000 Greenville)

Nice catch!
Its for the homeless? Austin has a similar thing going on. Called Community First! run by Mobile Loaves and Fish. Hopefully it works out well for the area.
by quixomniac
19 Jun 2020 15:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 288
Views: 113486

Re: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt

Not to mention that whatever they build is highly visible from arguably the most visited pedestrian spot in Dallas. Their old tower made a statement. This one needs some work.
by quixomniac
18 Jun 2020 18:06
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Love Field People Mover
Replies: 51
Views: 26910

Re: Dallas Love Field People Mover

The whole reason the Boring Co.'s tunnels are cheaper is the fact that they don't have to be designed to accommodate specialized electrical equipment or meet the relatively more precise tolerances for rail. Battery-powered rubber-tired vehicles don't need much besides the tunnel bore and a reasonab...
by quixomniac
04 Jun 2020 17:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)
Replies: 85
Views: 23731

Re: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)

Phase one plans will turn the historic 1940s Dallas Morning News building, designed by architect George Dahl, into a 130-room boutique hotel with 250 apartments on top, a 2,000-2,500-seat concert facility in the former press room, and 12-15 bars and restaurants along the street. Washburne hopes to ...
by quixomniac
01 Jun 2020 16:34
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 299
Views: 106083

Re: I-345

D Magazine tells us that the Citymap study says that if we do nothing with I-345, congestion increases by 272,500 hours but that if we tear down I-345 congestion magically only increases 163,000 hours. As they petulantly tell us, perhaps they should "have a look" at the study. Their repor...
by quixomniac
29 May 2020 19:47
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 299
Views: 106083

Re: I-345

Southern Dallas residents need I-345. Why is a wealthy consortium trying to tear it down? https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/editorials/2020/05/29/southern-dallas-residents-need-i-345-why-is-a-wealthy-consortium-trying-to-tear-it-down/ Didnt know that Dmagazine CEO was the one who founded the group...
by quixomniac
28 May 2020 21:01
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Carpenter Park
Replies: 25
Views: 9443

Re: Downtown: Carpenter Park

Was it phase 2 of carpenter park that they were voting for? or all of it? Because It doesnt make sense why TxDOT needs to be involved since only phase 2 is under the highway.
by quixomniac
27 May 2020 16:21
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 134
Views: 59517

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

Hopefully during the delay, they reconsider this building. The way it is designed relative to its placement is obstructive IMO. if they were going to put anything that big anywhere, it should have been at the opposite end of the park near the opera house. Ideally it should have been part of one of t...
by quixomniac
05 May 2020 19:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 571
Views: 230348

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Uh oh. Looks like they still plan on finishing the building though. So at least there's that. :D Uber wants two-year extension from Dallas on its Deep Ellum incentives Uber Technologies is asking Dallas for a two-year extension on economic incentives approved for the tech giant’s planned corporate h...
by quixomniac
30 Apr 2020 17:11
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Carpenter Park
Replies: 25
Views: 9443

Re: Downtown: Carpenter Park

So the basketball and skate park will be in a later phase ? Looks like it. According to the article: its a small triangular portion underneath the highway, its in the first picture, upper right. Should phase two of the park’s expansion be approved by the city in the coming years, the park will expa...
by quixomniac
30 Apr 2020 01:30
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Carpenter Park
Replies: 25
Views: 9443

Re: Downtown: Carpenter Park

Hadn't seen this update elsewhere. Figured itd fit here. First Look: The Redesign of Downtown Dallas’ Carpenter Park ...A new green space in Dallas’ urban core is expected to spark more development in Deep Ellum, a neighborhood that has emerged in recent months as an office, residential, and retail ...
by quixomniac
22 Apr 2020 23:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 485
Views: 214632

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)

tamtagon wrote:^Belo mansion should be morphed into a museum of modern art.

Yes!. A retrofit. Like how IM PEI put the louve pyramid amidst the older Louvre buildings.
Or somehow keep the shell of the mansion and build underground.
by quixomniac
11 Apr 2020 23:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 571
Views: 230348

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Hannibal Lecter wrote:It's been lit up for months.


I guess I've only driven by it during the day and never noticed.
Regardless, the lack of symmetry bugs me. I was hoping theyd light up the other concrete column to.
by quixomniac
10 Apr 2020 23:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 571
Views: 230348

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Dont know if anyone posted this. But it looks like theyre slapping some LED's on it.
by quixomniac
26 Mar 2020 17:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 747
Views: 315176

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: 414
Views: 167198

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: 314
Views: 140369

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: 422
Views: 196122

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: 482
Views: 190241

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: 482
Views: 190241

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: 482
Views: 190241

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: 391306

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: 391306

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: 364
Views: 154785

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: 747
Views: 315176

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: 109
Views: 35610

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: 340
Views: 130202

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: 121
Views: 52147

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: 77
Views: 17168

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: 340
Views: 130202

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: 345
Views: 154451

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: 747
Views: 315176

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: 747
Views: 315176

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...

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