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by Tnexster
11 Dec 2019 14:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - 601 N Akard - YMCA
Replies: 12
Views: 2915

Re: Downtown Dallas - 601 N Akard - YMCA

Took a picture of the sign which has one of those little scan boxes on it, immediately linked to the city website and it looks like this is nothing more than an application for the Charter School renewal which makes me think nothing is going to happen here for a while unless they deny the extension.
by Tnexster
10 Dec 2019 14:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - 601 N Akard - YMCA
Replies: 12
Views: 2915

Re: Downtown Dallas - 601 N Akard - YMCA

Don't know how long it has been up but happened to notice a proposed rezoning sign up in the window at the entrance today.
by Tnexster
10 Dec 2019 14:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 687
Views: 282065

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

Reminds me.....they are planting trees on top of the podium.
by Tnexster
10 Dec 2019 08:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 447
Views: 162122

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Wow, I'm amazed I found this site and post. I had to create an account to post here. I worked on this project placing the rebar and post tension cable. This was the last project I worked on. I did this type of work during and after college for a long time until my body was basically begging me to q...
by Tnexster
09 Dec 2019 14:06
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 287
Views: 92451

Re: DFW Economy

As tech sector jumps nationally, Dallas grabs top spot in job openings, report says

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... s-top.html
by Tnexster
09 Dec 2019 08:46
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 410
Views: 111883

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Here’s why Charles Schwab and other finance companies keep coming to North Texas https://www.dallasnews.com/business/commentary/2019/12/08/d-fw-as-a-consolidator-why-charles-schwab-and-others-keep-coming-to-north-texas/ That means fewer workers and offices — except in Westlake, where Schwab is buil...
by Tnexster
06 Dec 2019 12:17
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 227
Views: 52381

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?
by Tnexster
05 Dec 2019 10:37
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 227
Views: 52381

Re: I-345

It's not going anywhere for quite some time.
by Tnexster
05 Dec 2019 10:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 276
Views: 121276

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

The drone video is pretty amazing.
by Tnexster
03 Dec 2019 21:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Virgin Hotel
Replies: 138
Views: 55015

Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Wow, that looks very nice with the lights turned on!
by Tnexster
03 Dec 2019 21:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 229
Views: 95010

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

Tucy wrote:
Tnexster wrote:And how much are these rooms?


Hotels.com shows rooms for 2 ranging from $209 to $337/night during December and January.


That's not outrageous, guess I would have expected higher rates.
by Tnexster
03 Dec 2019 15:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 229
Views: 95010

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

And how much are these rooms?
by Tnexster
03 Dec 2019 11:25
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 227
Views: 52381

Re: I-345

Here’s Why You Should Skip TXDoT’s Meetings on I-345 This Week https://candysdirt.com/2019/12/03/heres-why-you-should-skip-txdots-meetings-on-i-345-this-week/ Just as there have been for five years now, there are four bad choices with the right one not listed. Leave it alone Almost the same, fiddle...
by Tnexster
03 Dec 2019 10:34
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: The Gate
Replies: 20
Views: 7040

Re: Frisco: The Gate

High-rise hotel and condos on the drawing board for Frisco https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/12/02/high-rise-hotel-and-condos-on-the-drawing-board-for-frisco/ The project will include 225 luxury hotel rooms, 15,000 square feet of meeting space, retail and restaurants. The top flo...
by Tnexster
01 Dec 2019 20:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 226
Views: 75238

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

^It is the new tower but it's more than a mid-rise.
by Tnexster
01 Dec 2019 14:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 411
Views: 143008

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Can't believe nobody wants that land for something.
by Tnexster
01 Dec 2019 13:43
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: misc. developments
Replies: 14
Views: 4639

Re: Frisco: misc. developments

This campus forms the cornerstone for Collin County’s medical district of the north https://www.dallasnews.com/business/health-care/2019/12/01/this-campus-forms-the-cornerstone-for-collin-countys-medical-district-of-the-north/ It’s the newest medical gem along a 10-mile stretch of the tollway where...
by Tnexster
01 Dec 2019 13:40
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 203
Views: 55576

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

When I drive by I almost always see people in there but it might take a while to get significant traction. I know KW wasn't packed right away.
by Tnexster
01 Dec 2019 13:34
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 410
Views: 111883

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Schwab is the latest company leaving California for Texas and it won’t be the last, expert says https://www.dallasnews.com/business/2019/11/30/schwab-is-the-latest-company-leaving-california-for-texas-and-it-wont-be-the-last-expert-says/ The Dallas Morning News talked to corporate relocation site s...
by Tnexster
01 Dec 2019 13:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel
Replies: 495
Views: 179541

Re: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel

Pic is from the metropolitan. There appear to be architectural drawings stuck to many of the windows on the lower half of the building, so I guess they're already at the point of framing and building out at least the lower rooms On the north side of the building you can see the same thing going up ...
by Tnexster
01 Dec 2019 13:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 238
Views: 80711

Re: AT&T Discovery District

That giant screen is taking forever.
by Tnexster
28 Nov 2019 11:42
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 968
Views: 285321

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

That sounds like a decent sized building.
by Tnexster
27 Nov 2019 12:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 473
Views: 180479

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Had dinner at Nora last night, and was my first visit to this part of Bishop. Nicely done! Nora was quite good too.
by Tnexster
27 Nov 2019 12:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 498
Views: 146532

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Not sure what this says about anything but I live in North Oak Cliff. I can drive to Downtown Ft. Worth during Morning rush hour in 35 to 40 mins. It takes my wife almost the same amount of time to get from our place to Thanksgiving Tower most days. As I said before I'm in the buried I-345 crowd. I...
by Tnexster
26 Nov 2019 10:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 73
Views: 11530

Re: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce

DBJ version.... Multinational development team bringing new office tower to Deep Ellum https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2019/11/26/hines-westdale-ivanhoe-cambridge-deep-ellum.html Pre-construction on the project has already begun while a groundbreaking ceremony is slated for early December. W...
by Tnexster
26 Nov 2019 10:37
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon
Replies: 32
Views: 10486

Re: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon

tamtagon wrote:So, why did Dallas sell this land?


Interesting question, I never stopped to think that Dallas could have developed this land much the way Cypress Waters was developed.
by Tnexster
26 Nov 2019 08:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 192
Views: 59559

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

I just wonder what it is, a multi-story building or a wrapped parking garage?
by Tnexster
25 Nov 2019 21:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 192
Views: 59559

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Updated: A earlier version of this story said the Toll Brothers apartments were part of the Park Heritage development at Valley View. They are being constructed on a site next door to that project but also on the mall property. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/11/25/new-apartmen...
by Tnexster
25 Nov 2019 21:23
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Grand Prairie Development
Replies: 39
Views: 15171

Re: Grand Prairie Development

California-based builder plans apartments near Joe Pool Lake https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/11/25/california-based-builder-plans-apartments-near-joe-pool-lake/ A California-based apartment builder has purchased property in Grand Prairie for a new project. A.G. Spanos Cos. boug...
by Tnexster
25 Nov 2019 21:19
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon
Replies: 32
Views: 10486

Re: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon

Construction starts on Rowlett’s crystal lagoon project on Lake Ray Hubbard https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/11/25/construction-starts-on-rowletts-crystal-lagoon-project-on-lake-ray-hubbard/ Architectural drawings show a smaller lagoon than in previous plans but with a separate ...
by Tnexster
25 Nov 2019 16:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 192
Views: 59559

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

New apartments on the way at old Valley View mall site

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... mall-site/

So...which building is it?
by Tnexster
25 Nov 2019 16:02
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Cedar Hill Development
Replies: 6
Views: 3504

Re: Cedar Hill Development

Cedar Hill seems to have been making some tracks lately, the conference center and hotel, Fuel City and just last week a Total Wine opened up.
by Tnexster
25 Nov 2019 15:59
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Vonlane luxury bus service
Replies: 2
Views: 623

Re: Vonlane luxury bus service

I've used this option before, actually was a really sweet deal. It's comfortable, they serve some food and snacks and if you're lucky somebody will bring a bottle of liquor.
by Tnexster
25 Nov 2019 15:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 447
Views: 162122

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

It is popular and Roti is especially popular, so much so that it can be difficult to get in there at times.
by Tnexster
25 Nov 2019 15:27
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 410
Views: 111883

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Charles Schwab’s move to DFW shakes up leaderboard in region already undergoing changes https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2019/11/25/charles-schwab-s-dfw-westlake.html A headquarters relocation from Schwab (NYSE: SCHW) even without the merger would bring heft to North Texas. The company boast...
by Tnexster
25 Nov 2019 12:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 447
Views: 162122

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Nice little collection of restaurants filling all that new space. Glad to have new options!
by Tnexster
23 Nov 2019 14:27
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 366
Views: 128279

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Texas Central enters new agreement for high-speed rail project https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2019/11/21/texas-central-enters-new-agreement-for-high-speed.html The developer seeking to connect Houston to North Texas by high-speed rail has added a new partner. Texas Central announced Thursd...
by Tnexster
23 Nov 2019 14:17
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 410
Views: 111883

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Study: 660 companies moving facilities out of California with many bound for Dallas-Fort Worth https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2019/11/21/study-660-companies-moving-facilities-out-of.html Some 660 companies moved 765 facilities out of California in the past two years, and Dallas-Fort Worth ...
by Tnexster
22 Nov 2019 10:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 498
Views: 146532

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Not wasting any time getting this one started. Wonder what else we might see in this general area soon?
by Tnexster
22 Nov 2019 10:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 73
Views: 11530

Re: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce

Would make a nice office for companies supporting Uber.
by Tnexster
21 Nov 2019 16:06
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 366
Views: 128279

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Texas High-Speed Train Is ‘Shovel Ready'

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Texas ... 82232.html
by Tnexster
21 Nov 2019 15:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 473
Views: 180479

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Delightful ‘parlor’ La Reunion brings more coffee, cocktails, food to Oak Cliff https://www.dallasnews.com/food/restaurant-news/2019/11/21/delightful-parlor-la-reunion-brings-more-coffee-cocktails-food-to-oak-cliff/ So the retail on Bishop is filling up but the retail space along Zang sits empty.
by Tnexster
21 Nov 2019 14:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Sheraton Hotel
Replies: 39
Views: 9399

Re: Downtown Dallas: Sheraton Hotel

Nice idea, not sure they would give up that event space for two plus years while it got torn down and rebuilt. They totally depend on that conference center space to fill rooms.
by Tnexster
20 Nov 2019 16:33
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 366
Views: 128279

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

I like these better!
by Tnexster
20 Nov 2019 15:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 212
Views: 75595

Re: West End 1.0

ANCHORED BY HISTORY, INFUSED WITH INNOVATION There’s a transformation taking place in the West End that's reshaping the critical anchor between downtown and Victory Park. https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2019/11/20/west-end-innovation-real-estate.html John Zogg, a lifelong Dallas resident an...
by Tnexster
20 Nov 2019 12:06
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 968
Views: 285321

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

I know there are a bunch of new ones coming online but on the other side of this, are any older hotels dropping out of contention as this new product shows up?
by Tnexster
18 Nov 2019 10:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Virgin Hotel
Replies: 138
Views: 55015

Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Not a bad looking sign, need to see it in person to get a better feel. I like the night look especially well.
by Tnexster
14 Nov 2019 15:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 473
Views: 180479

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

^That seems quite odd to me since that something like this would qualify. It is new development but most storage facilities I have ever been in have one employee that might even live onsite. That doesn't strike me as a major contributor to the local economic vitality.

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