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by Tnexster
09 Aug 2020 11:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Smart District
Replies: 153
Views: 54901

Re: Dallas Smart District

So we have this on the south side of downtown and De La Vega and that massive development on the north side. Can Dallas absorb that much new space? Especially now?
by Tnexster
02 Aug 2020 10:56
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Red Oak Development
Replies: 5
Views: 2161

Re: Red Oak Development

Ellis County datacenter project ready to grow
Construction is underway to prepare for the next phase of Compass Datacenters' Red Oak development.

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... y-to-grow/
by Tnexster
31 Jul 2020 11:40
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 394
Views: 154771

Re: DFW Economy

Would love to see Harwood number 12 and some other uptown office projects start soon, they were very close to getting going right as the pandemic hit Might be good that they didn't start before the pandemic hit. Now they can reassess what they have and what they market might demand as a result of t...
by Tnexster
30 Jul 2020 17:18
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 394
Views: 154771

Re: DFW Economy

D-FW construction declines aren’t as steep as early in the pandemic North Texas ranked second nationally for building starts in the first half of 2020. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/07/30/d-fw-construction-declines-arent-as-steep-as-early-in-the-pandemic/ “Construction starts...
by Tnexster
30 Jul 2020 17:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 568
Views: 214631

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Looks like construction has reached ground level already.
by Tnexster
30 Jul 2020 16:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Field Street District
Replies: 51
Views: 9223

Re: Downtown Dallas: Field Street District

They do have the advantage of being able to build something to deliver to a post pandemic world which could make the property much more attractive to potential office space shoppers.
by Tnexster
30 Jul 2020 16:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel
Replies: 600
Views: 255506

Re: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel

Softer glow sounds great!
by Tnexster
27 Jul 2020 16:11
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Midlothian Development
Replies: 14
Views: 6931

Re: Midlothian Development

Fast-growing Midlothian lays plans to restore its old downtown This city southwest of Dallas is getting new industry and housing. https://dmn-dallas-news-prod.cdn.arcpublishing.com/resizer/wLhMj9RgY-6OP-jReNBfVHmOEDQ=/1660x934/smart/filters:no_upscale()/cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com...
by Tnexster
27 Jul 2020 16:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 568
Views: 214631

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

The Hamilton new high-rise apartments hits 25 percent occupancy in Deep Ellum https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2020/07/27/hamilton-westdale-streetlights-epic-deep-ellum.html The Hamilton apartment high-rise in Deep Ellum, which opened just as the COVID-19 pandemic hit North Texas, is about 2...
by Tnexster
27 Jul 2020 15:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Field Street District
Replies: 51
Views: 9223

Re: Downtown Dallas: Field Street District

I like this a little bit better, did they add some height?
by Tnexster
27 Jul 2020 15:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Covid-19 Business Casualties
Replies: 41
Views: 5843

Re: Dallas Covid-19 Business Casualties

mdg109 wrote:I believe Iron Cactus is pretty much done.


Seriously? I loved the building but didn't frequent it much.
by Tnexster
27 Jul 2020 15:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 111
Views: 48756

Re: West Dallas Developments

Whats going in across the street from Sylvan 30, north east side of the Sylvan/FW Ave Intersection. Looked like work was underway last time I was over there.
by Tnexster
27 Jul 2020 15:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 404
Views: 153667

Re: AT&T Discovery District

That looks fantastic! Wish the giant screen were on but the whole thing has come together nicely.
by Tnexster
27 Jul 2020 15:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School
Replies: 74
Views: 31773

Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Think I saw the crane when I drove up there one day, it appears to show up on the KDC Epic webcam as well.
by Tnexster
27 Jul 2020 15:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel
Replies: 600
Views: 255506

Re: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel

What a great sidewalk!
by Tnexster
17 Jul 2020 13:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 405
Views: 187487

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

I've seen some cities do some innovative things to help retail expand it's footprint during pandemic. Most of that means closing streets to cars and expanding the sideway experience to the full street. Basically creates a completely outdoor shopping experience and for restaurants it expands table op...
by Tnexster
12 Jul 2020 21:05
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 313
Views: 119927

Re: Trinity River Park

I'm not really sure what could be done to it, but I would think it would definitely need some windows. With all the high-end apartments being built today, perhaps this could be converted into a more budget-friendly urban living option instead? Budget friendly overlooking the river or a fantastic do...
by Tnexster
12 Jul 2020 20:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 405
Views: 187487

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

So it took about three months to fill that below grade space? Nice updates, thanks for posting!
by Tnexster
12 Jul 2020 13:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)
Replies: 85
Views: 21457

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

Can't get past the paywall. What street is he imagining to the North-South "Main Street"? In any event, gotta give him credit for a healthy imagination... The site seems ill-connected to the convention center, and it appears it would be difficult to remedy this. I don't see it as a good s...
by Tnexster
11 Jul 2020 16:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)
Replies: 85
Views: 21457

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

How developer Ray Washburne wants to change the flow of downtown Dallas https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2020/07/09/ray-washburne-charter-dallas-morning-news.html?iana=hpmvp_dal_news_headline “I want to make it like a Main Street from the Sixth Floor (Museum) through the convention center so...
by Tnexster
11 Jul 2020 16:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 479
Views: 218856

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Most projects seem to start late but I suppose they could be doing some prep work on top that we just can't see.
by Tnexster
10 Jul 2020 13:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Pegasus Place Tower
Replies: 11
Views: 1100

Pegasus Place Tower

Landmark Pegasus tower on Stemmons Freeway will anchor new mixed-use project The high-rise that starred in a futuristic movie in 1976 will now house biotech and nonprofit firms. https://dmn-dallas-news-prod.cdn.arcpublishing.com/resizer/el7ZP7yNzAz90F-ZiiPPcVXUSjo=/1660x934/smart/filters:no_upscale...
by Tnexster
10 Jul 2020 13:31
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 313
Views: 119927

Re: Trinity River Park

I'd like to see what they come up with for that concrete structure. Could they add floors to it? Windows, balconies and a few more floors might make it a desirable place to live. That parking lot on the east side has to go tho, that thing is pathetic.
by Tnexster
10 Jul 2020 12:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)
Replies: 85
Views: 21457

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

How developer Ray Washburne wants to change the flow of downtown Dallas https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2020/07/09/ray-washburne-charter-dallas-morning-news.html?iana=hpmvp_dal_news_headline “I want to make it like a Main Street from the Sixth Floor (Museum) through the convention center so...
by Tnexster
08 Jul 2020 16:47
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 118
Views: 48422

Re: Fair Park

'As a family, we are in a little bit of grieving': Vendors react to cancellation of the State Fair https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2020/07/08/state-fair-of-texas-canceled-vendors-fletchers.html Amber Fletcher with Fletcher Corny Dogs said her family is in “a little bit of grieving." “W...
by Tnexster
05 Jul 2020 16:55
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Harwood Park
Replies: 8
Views: 6995

Re: Downtown: Harwood Park

Very nice, hope they get this underway soon. Nice chunk of green space!
by Tnexster
04 Jul 2020 11:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 448
Views: 198805

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

I like the way this is turning out, very nice!
by Tnexster
30 Jun 2020 17:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 568
Views: 214631

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

On the Agenda: Tapping the ‘breaks’ on Uber https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2020/06/30/uber-tax-abatement-coronavirus-masks-dallas.html Uber has now requested that the initial 2023 effective date be changed to 2025, that the initial job creation requirement of 2,500 new jobs be changed to 1...
by Tnexster
25 Jun 2020 13:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 131
Views: 48287

Re: The Link at Uptown

Amazing not a single car in that pic.
by Tnexster
23 Jun 2020 14:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Urby High-rise Apartments
Replies: 36
Views: 8333

Re: Design District: Urby High-rise Apartments

^That tower just looks like Jersey, hope what they do here comes in much better. I think it will just based on the renderings and it is nice that the skyline is being pulled northwest a bit.
by Tnexster
23 Jun 2020 14:18
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1090
Views: 406850

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Kelley USA wrote:Something interesting caught my eye on the current City Council agenda... It's listed under Executive Session- something called Project Coast HQ2. Hmmmm….


Something is about to happen!
by Tnexster
23 Jun 2020 14:04
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 482
Views: 178039

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Probably not in Dallas proper but could be a big win for Texas. Site selector: After factory, Texas could land Tesla HQ 'Austin suddenly emerges as the frontrunner for this crown jewel economic development project' https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2020/06/23/tesla-headquarters-texas.html “The...
by Tnexster
23 Jun 2020 13:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Urby High-rise Apartments
Replies: 36
Views: 8333

Re: Design District: Urby High-rise Apartments

Reminds me a bit of the Jersey City Urby which is fairly unattractive. Hope the color is better, white would be better than grey.
by Tnexster
21 Jun 2020 13:04
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Roanoke: misc. developments
Replies: 4
Views: 3291

Re: Roanoke: misc. developments

Roanoke certainly seeing dramatic change.
by Tnexster
21 Jun 2020 13:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)
Replies: 109
Views: 52325

Re: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)

Nice shot! Certainly adds much to VP. What floor are they on?
by Tnexster
19 Jun 2020 15:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: TC Area: 2727 Turtle Creek Blvd
Replies: 40
Views: 13690

Re: TC Area: 2727 Turtle Creek Blvd

So is this distant picture an accurate representation of what might be built here? Or just fluff? https://dmn-dallas-news-prod.cdn.arcpublishing.com/resizer/OYIEfaYp1WZTRpJA8RHDqngGqiU=/1660x0/smart/filters:no_upscale()/cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/dmn/LZDYHR6XB5EZ7OILD553ZEQ6YY.jpg
by Tnexster
19 Jun 2020 13:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 283
Views: 105556

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

I liked their second version the best, the taller sculpted glass tower. Seemed to fit better with it's neighbors.
by Tnexster
18 Jun 2020 14:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 111
Views: 32044

Re: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce

Maybe we need a thread for the ugliest building in Dallas. Sounds like we have a lot of candidates. ;)
by Tnexster
17 Jun 2020 14:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 111
Views: 32044

Re: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce

So based on the KDC cam view this looks like they are moving past the garage phase and just starting to work on the office tower phase.
by Tnexster
17 Jun 2020 14:45
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Dallas Love Field Airport
Replies: 82
Views: 41913

Re: Dallas Love Field Airport

Dallas-based air carrier JSX starting direct flights from Love Field to Vegas, Pinehurst resort The small carrier flies mostly in California, but is adding ‘pop-up’ routes to the seasonal destinations. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/airlines/2020/06/17/dallas-based-air-carrier-jsx-starting-dir...
by Tnexster
17 Jun 2020 12:07
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Arlington Development and Transportation Projects
Replies: 62
Views: 26133

Re: Arlington Development and Transportation Projects

Amid layoffs, plans for convention hotel near Texas Live! move ahead https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2020/06/17/texas-live-update.html?iana=hpmvp_dal_news_headline “Loews Hotels & Co. is continuing to move forward with the development of the new garage and continues to draw plans for th...
by Tnexster
17 Jun 2020 12:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2200 Pacific
Replies: 37
Views: 4209

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2200 Pacific

I keep hearing that Dallas has once again emerged as the relocation city of choice and that the more severe lockdown requirements in California are driving more out of that state. Something could be brewing here. I think its an odd location to shop a 60 story tower without some reason. Uber could be...
by Tnexster
17 Jun 2020 11:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Preston Center
Replies: 40
Views: 13184

Re: Preston Center

It's too bad if they do manage to kill off this one too, lots of potential for Preston Center but then I guess potential is a bad thing if you live around it and don't want outsiders around. Have to see what council approves.
by Tnexster
16 Jun 2020 11:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Preston Center
Replies: 40
Views: 13184

Re: Preston Center

Local developer talks hotel-condo project in Preston Center (Renderings) https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2020/06/16/preston-center-hotel-condo-project.html?iana=hpmvp_dal_news_headline#g/469270/1 Rosebriar owns the northern plot where Hopdoddy Burger Bar is located, and is looking to build ...
by Tnexster
16 Jun 2020 11:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Preston Center
Replies: 40
Views: 13184

Re: Preston Center

Does it fall within existing zoning requirements? I don't know the height of the towers and if a variance would be required. Yes, they can. The developer also wants to sink the garage and put a green area to connect the shopping area. But the fancy neighborhood doesn't want to attract "outside...
by Tnexster
14 Jun 2020 16:35
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 159
Views: 61491

Re: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)

The Chicago Architects Behind Downtown Austin’s Rising Skyline https://austin.towers.net/the-chicago-architects-behind-downtown-austins-rising-skyline/ https://austin.towers.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/hanover_republic_square_fifth_lavaca_views_collage-e1550785302458.jpg https://austin.towers.n...

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