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by Tnexster
17 Sep 2018 21:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 275
Views: 44251

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

They are setting 10 now so let's see what they do. Hopefully they will keep going up.
by Tnexster
16 Sep 2018 21:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Virgin Hotel
Replies: 92
Views: 17808

Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Still no sign of the lace like exterior. Wonder when that will start going up?
by Tnexster
16 Sep 2018 21:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 275
Views: 44251

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

itsjrd1964 wrote:Is the cladding a mesh or a more solid kind of material?


Its solid and is reflective when you see it up close. I believe it is glass.
by Tnexster
16 Sep 2018 21:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 359
Views: 64501

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

Looks like the brackets for the glass are being placed on the garage. Looks like the plan all along was to set the glass on the garage when the tower went up.
by Tnexster
16 Sep 2018 12:38
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Collin County Transportation
Replies: 50
Views: 7539

Re: Collin County Transportation

The county thinks it needs around $13 billion (yes, a B) for transportation work in the next 3 to 4 decades. The upcoming bond election, if passed, would only cover $750 million of that. https://www.dallasnews.com/news/collin-county/2018/09/13/transportation-bonds-small-bite-collin-countys-13-billi...
by Tnexster
16 Sep 2018 12:26
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 258
Views: 36447

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Texas Central secures loan of up to $300 million for Bullet Train https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2018/09/14/texas-central-secures-loan-of-up-to-300-million.html The Texas Bullet Train has inched closer to the goal of becoming a reality with the securing of a loan of up to $300 million. Tex...
by Tnexster
16 Sep 2018 12:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 127
Views: 18193

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Redbird really will be done before this. Amazing
by Tnexster
16 Sep 2018 12:08
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Homelessness
Replies: 43
Views: 2627

Re: Homelessness

The head of Amazon, Jeff Bezos, has put $2 billion towards a new fund called the Bezos Day One Fund. It will have 2 objectives: 1, for preschools in low-income areas; the other, to aid homeless families. Maybe it will take something like this to begin to make real change in the homeless situation h...
by Tnexster
16 Sep 2018 12:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 333
Views: 48643

Re: Northpark Center

I can't remember the last time I have been in NorthPark, it's probably been a year by now but I never go and the move to make the mall so upscale doesn't make it more appealing. Sign of the times, personal preference or whatever you want to call it I prefer an outdoor street scene these days.
by Tnexster
16 Sep 2018 12:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 326
Views: 47756

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

When nobody lived downtown nobody probably cared how bright anything was since you could go bowling on almost any street after 5:00.
by Tnexster
16 Sep 2018 11:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 359
Views: 64501

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

Looks like 13 or is it really 14 since nobody likes 13 even tho 14 is still the 13th floor. Crazy Is the parking garage included in the number of floors? Or does level one start at the first residential level (the 10th floor)? I would say yes but I don't recall seeing the schematic anywhere so I ca...
by Tnexster
16 Sep 2018 11:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 275
Views: 44251

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

how many cars will that garage be able to accommodate? I can imagine the traffic congestion all these cars will bring will turn Olive and Ross into an absolute nightmare. The cladding looks really nice up close. Yeah I would guess the same, although I would also guess most of the garage will be emp...
by Tnexster
14 Sep 2018 16:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)
Replies: 171
Views: 34836

Re: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)

New downtown Dallas tower lands another law firm tenant

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... irm-tenant
by Tnexster
14 Sep 2018 16:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 275
Views: 44251

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

They are just starting to raise the 10th floor. This garage is an absolute monster.
by Tnexster
14 Sep 2018 15:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 326
Views: 47756

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

I walked in the area today and saw obvious activity going on. Cherry picker or something had somebody doing something. Or maybe it was a small crane, not sure now.
by Tnexster
14 Sep 2018 15:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 774
Views: 98689

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Amazon has joined the DC Chamber of Commerce......just announce it already. This is so dumb.
by Tnexster
14 Sep 2018 14:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 326
Views: 47756

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

What is that?
by Tnexster
14 Sep 2018 14:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)
Replies: 117
Views: 17744

Re: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)

I think it looks fine, much better than the render plus it brings activity into that part of downtown which is still a net positive.
by Tnexster
14 Sep 2018 14:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 359
Views: 64501

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

Looks like 13 or is it really 14 since nobody likes 13 even tho 14 is still the 13th floor. Crazy
by Tnexster
14 Sep 2018 12:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 114
Views: 21105

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

Hall Arts project in downtown Dallas will open at the end of next year

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... -next-year
by Tnexster
13 Sep 2018 22:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)
Replies: 117
Views: 17744

Re: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)

Oh the lights are on! I didn't know this was going to be all lit up.
by Tnexster
13 Sep 2018 18:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 774
Views: 98689

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Could Amazon's search for senior recruiters ‘based in Dallas’ foreshadow HQ2 choice? https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2018/09/13/amazons-search-for-senior-recruiters-based-in.html Amazon is searching for senior recruiters to be based in Dallas, possibly foreshadowing the location for the e-r...
by Tnexster
12 Sep 2018 21:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: De La Vega Development: Haskell & US 75
Replies: 16
Views: 743

Re: De La Vega Development: Haskell & US 75

I was going to say that but held back...lol
by Tnexster
12 Sep 2018 12:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 97
Views: 11587

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

That looks nice, and close enough to try out for lunch.
by Tnexster
12 Sep 2018 12:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 774
Views: 98689

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Just announce it and end this mess.
by Tnexster
12 Sep 2018 11:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: De La Vega Development: Haskell & US 75
Replies: 16
Views: 743

Re: De La Vega Development: Haskell & US 75

Thanks! I actually had not realize these were two separate developments (clearly I wasn't following either development that closely). Same here, was surprised to see the new Crow project pop up. So we will have a textbook example of good and bad projects sitting right next to each other. I can see ...
by Tnexster
12 Sep 2018 08:58
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 258
Views: 36447

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Exclusive: Here's what a Texas Bullet Train station could look like

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... ation.html
by Tnexster
11 Sep 2018 22:05
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 201
Views: 27768

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Fort Worth eye products firm Alcon shifting headquarters to Switzerland

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... witzerland
by Tnexster
11 Sep 2018 22:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 164
Views: 19838

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

The taller development is on the corner of Haskell and 75, the Crow development is next to it on the north side along 75. So yes you have that right. I think they would look odd next to each other.
by Tnexster
11 Sep 2018 21:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 774
Views: 98689

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

No HQ2 news is planned, but Jeff Bezos and Amazon's board are heading to Washington D.C.

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/ama ... hington-dc
by Tnexster
11 Sep 2018 21:43
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 674
Views: 92270

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

That exterior has a nice look
by Tnexster
11 Sep 2018 16:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 164
Views: 19838

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:I wish nothing but the worst for this development! Hope the retailers flop!


I'm sure they will do fine, but I am also sure this will not go over well with the neighborhood association that fought so vigorously against the last version.
by Tnexster
11 Sep 2018 15:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey
Replies: 39
Views: 2687

Re: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey

Not really a fan yet but the neighborhood seems sold on the project. A CVS pharmacy would be a plus for this neighborhood. It's a massive tourist trap eye-sore, and a redundant one at that. If there is a HSR station coming to this area, this land could be much better utilized. Yes, it will be so ap...
by Tnexster
10 Sep 2018 20:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - Fountain Place
Replies: 51
Views: 11600

Re: Downtown Dallas - Fountain Place

The lobby remake is taking a long time but the work on the front face of the lobby is starting to take shape, if it looks like the back it will be a clear sheet of glass. The back side seems finished but the interior work has a long way to go since all of the old 80's marble is still in place.
by Tnexster
10 Sep 2018 20:46
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Arlington: Six Flags
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Re: Arlington: Six Flags

I'm surprised Arlington hasn't proposed a giant ferris wheel, seems right up their Alley.
by Tnexster
10 Sep 2018 20:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 74
Views: 7026

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Tech is good, if the area gets a reputation for being tech heavy this will be full in no time. Not to mention the positive impact on all of downtown.
by Tnexster
10 Sep 2018 20:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 145
Views: 21411

Re: Museum Tower

So they are at 88%?
by Tnexster
10 Sep 2018 20:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey
Replies: 39
Views: 2687

Re: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey

Not really a fan yet but the neighborhood seems sold on the project.
by Tnexster
10 Sep 2018 20:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 114
Views: 21105

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

What are they on floor 5?
by Tnexster
04 Sep 2018 14:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 252
Views: 36080

Re: Oak Lawn

Lots of hotels....I am not familiar with the history on the Prescott land.
by Tnexster
04 Sep 2018 14:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 398
Views: 50870

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Oh wow....lol
by Tnexster
04 Sep 2018 14:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Old Cityplace Twin Tower site
Replies: 35
Views: 1434

Re: Old Cityplace Twin Tower site

This has potential, hope it's a good one. Would be nice to have an explanation point in the form of a signature tower in WV.
by Tnexster
04 Sep 2018 12:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Old Cityplace Twin Tower site
Replies: 35
Views: 1434

Re: Old Cityplace Twin Tower site

They say larger than current zoning allows....what exactly is the cap on that now?
by Tnexster
04 Sep 2018 12:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 178
Views: 28526

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Downtown creeping over into DE.
by Tnexster
03 Sep 2018 17:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Alexan Katy Trail (~184 FT / 15 ST)
Replies: 24
Views: 5592

Re: Uptown Dallas: Alexan Katy Trail (~184 FT / 15 ST)

ContriveDallasite wrote:Did anything ever happen to the "pocket park" mentioned earlier in this thread? And is there any retail in the building?


Don't believe so, think there is just a leasing office on the ground floor.
by Tnexster
03 Sep 2018 12:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower
Replies: 28
Views: 5093

Re: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower

IDK but I kinda like it, nice rooftop garden and no parking lot in front of the building.
by Tnexster
03 Sep 2018 12:52
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Lakewood-White Rock: Garland Rd./Grand/Gaston intersection
Replies: 14
Views: 518

Re: Lakewood-White Rock: Garland Rd./Grand/Gaston intersection

It's always that way, just like around here when coyotes and bobcats attack small cats and dogs and then people complain and want them trapped but do nothing to keep those pets contained. Why did you move here?
by Tnexster
03 Sep 2018 12:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: Old Parkland
Replies: 15
Views: 3195

Re: Oaklawn: Old Parkland

Having fun in the rain I see.
by Tnexster
03 Sep 2018 12:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Alexan Katy Trail (~184 FT / 15 ST)
Replies: 24
Views: 5592

Re: Uptown Dallas: Alexan Katy Trail (~184 FT / 15 ST)

Not a bad looking building. Wonder what rent is like in there.
by Tnexster
03 Sep 2018 12:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 114
Views: 21105

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

buildingswithlegs wrote:
Tnexster wrote:Can't wait until this starts to rise over the top of KPMG.

Am I wrong in thinking the hotel portion won’t rise above KPMG, just the residential part will?


Yes that is correct, it's a much shorter building.

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