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by Tnexster
26 May 2018 22:26
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: North Texas lakes
Replies: 1
Views: 39

Re: North Texas lakes

They must be doing some super long term planning for this lake since we still have two untapped lakes that are considered part of the Dallas Water Supply. Lake Fork and Lake Palestine.
by Tnexster
26 May 2018 22:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Ventana (12 ST / 12 ST)
Replies: 21
Views: 3264

Re: North Dallas: Ventana (12 ST / 12 ST)

That last picture is an interesting look, not sure I was expecting it to turn out this way.
by Tnexster
26 May 2018 16:46
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 136
Views: 19052

Re: DFW Economy

clcrash19 wrote:man we are kicking houston's ass right now in economy and growth.. the next five years could only widen the gap between houston metro and dfw.


I wonder how much of that gap will close if oil stays up fairly high? It has been fascinating to watch the two metros growth patterns evolve.
by Tnexster
26 May 2018 16:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Modera Howell (Hall & Howell) (6 ST)
Replies: 12
Views: 2178

Re: Uptown Dallas: Modera Howell - Hall and Howell, 6 Floors

Interesting that they have concrete in the corner or corners.
by Tnexster
26 May 2018 16:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 201
Views: 31657

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Cool shots, they are almost up to six. I will be watching to see if they continue up from there where the hotel is supposed to be.
by Tnexster
26 May 2018 16:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 98
Views: 15786

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

Oh good, finally coming above ground.
by Tnexster
25 May 2018 20:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey

I’m over the fact that it seem like every major city in the world is doing this or planning to. We already have a Ferris Wheel already...it would kinda be strange to have another one. Ditto....first thought was Ugh. Hope it dies but I am all for the water park connected to the river, is that even s...
by Tnexster
24 May 2018 21:49
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Downtown: Cesar Chavez & Pearl re-do's
Replies: 40
Views: 3726

Re: Downtown: Cesar Chavez & Pearl re-do's

Will they be doing any landscaping along the new streets? That and decent lighting would be awesome for that side of downtown.
by Tnexster
24 May 2018 21:40
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Hall Office Park
Replies: 17
Views: 2230

Re: Frisco: Hall Office Park

Those renderings at Hall look dense, I'd like to see the layout and maybe some different angles.
by Tnexster
24 May 2018 21:36
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 87
Views: 8692

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

^Good pic! I remember the lighting being a bit much, seems like it was just rows of fluorescent lights. However, if done today I would expect something like a LED display not unlike the Omni.
by Tnexster
24 May 2018 21:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Cabana Hotel
Replies: 27
Views: 3666

Re: Design District: Cabana Hotel

I'd like to know more about the 140,000 sf residential project on top of the garage.
by Tnexster
23 May 2018 21:43
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 541
Views: 65201

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Global Firm to Relocate, Expand its North Texas Headquarters

http://product.costar.com/home/news/shared/191363
by Tnexster
23 May 2018 21:41
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The Cost of City Living
Replies: 11
Views: 1975

Re: The Cost of City Living

Does density promote affordability? Economists say yes, Minneapolis residents are skeptical

http://www.startribune.com/does-density ... 483166061/
by Tnexster
23 May 2018 21:37
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 541
Views: 65201

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

I do like the way they sunk the garage behind the towers, that's better than a giant garage sitting out in the open.
by Tnexster
23 May 2018 21:33
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 87
Views: 8692

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

If memory serves, the tiles are still there they just covered them up with a beautiful shade of grey.
by Tnexster
23 May 2018 21:28
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: A Dallas-Fort Worth slogan
Replies: 10
Views: 180

Re: A Dallas-Fort Worth slogan

PonyUp13 wrote:Fort Worth is just Dallas’ is largest suburb. Brand Dallas as Dallas and let the rest of the Metroplex call themselves the “Dallas area”


Fort Worth's greatest fear, being labeled a suburb of Dallas.
by Tnexster
23 May 2018 21:15
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 541
Views: 65201

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

I was not expecting tall(ish) either. This certainly won't help with the misconception that outsiders have who first fly into DFW and marvel at our skyline...not realizing its Las Colinas. I don't know if that happens a lot, but my brother still gets confused when he comes to visit! To his credit, ...
by Tnexster
22 May 2018 21:30
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 541
Views: 65201

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

^I assume they need that visual in place to effectively market it to prospective clients. Build it and they will come....and actually it could be a great addition to LC if done well.
by Tnexster
22 May 2018 21:26
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Downtown: Cesar Chavez & Pearl re-do's
Replies: 40
Views: 3726

Re: Downtown: Cesar Chavez & Pearl re-do's

It's such a damn mess, at times I can't figure out what they are trying to accomplish. I just hope it turns out good.
by Tnexster
22 May 2018 21:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 699
Views: 76781

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I suppose anything is possible but I don't see Arlington getting close to this kind of development anytime soon. That "no transit" thing is going to hurt them badly when stacked up against other options and they are too far out of the wedge.
by Tnexster
22 May 2018 21:04
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 114
Views: 16262

Re: DFW Airport

Why American Airlines plans to focus its growth at its two largest hubs

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/ame ... o-airports
by Tnexster
22 May 2018 20:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 73
Views: 10063

Re: West End 1.0

I wish the surface lot next to it would turn into a garage. They could make some money off of the parking there. That's redundant. There's already one two blocks up; West end parking garage. There's tons of parking under woodall as well. I think a new office or residential tower would be great. It ...
by Tnexster
21 May 2018 21:45
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 156
Views: 20538

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Project Apollo is a tech company.
by Tnexster
21 May 2018 21:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 699
Views: 76781

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I don't remember seeing this take on the Arlington story.... Why Arlington, Texas Wasn't Able to Compete in an Amazon HQ2 World http://product.costar.com/home/news/shared/191103 Cities such as Allen, McKinney and Frisco also suffer from a lack of rail service to their development sites, and could al...
by Tnexster
20 May 2018 22:22
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 87
Views: 8692

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

I liked it better when it was its original color.
by Tnexster
20 May 2018 10:23
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 87
Views: 8692

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Thanks for posting, this is close to work and we can see it from our office. It will be great fun to see this park come to life and the possibility that a surge in development will follow.
by Tnexster
20 May 2018 10:10
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 136
Views: 19052

Re: DFW Economy

Sublease office space is soaring in Dallas-Fort Worth. Should we be worried?

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... in-hunters
by Tnexster
20 May 2018 10:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 95
Views: 13275

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Would be fun if at least one of those surface lots near AT&T would be converted into a high rise or maybe a mixed use residential tower....eat up a block or two. That could be a nice addition to the district and support their plans.
by Tnexster
20 May 2018 09:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 95
Views: 13275

Re: AT&T Discovery District

AT&T's $100 million Discovery District will be a new draw for downtown Dallas

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... own-dallas
by Tnexster
20 May 2018 09:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 235
Views: 45185

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

DallasAg wrote:I know Fountain Place doesn’t have any, but has there been any mention of the Amli having any night time lighting?


I hope they don't do that on this tower.
by Tnexster
19 May 2018 12:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 271
Views: 36551

Re: Northpark Center

At one point in time, and this was a long time ago as in probably a decade I sort of remember talk about Omni doing a hotel here, attached to the center.
by Tnexster
18 May 2018 21:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Ventana (12 ST / 12 ST)
Replies: 21
Views: 3264

Re: North Dallas: Ventana (12 ST / 12 ST)

Are there any plans to build a Hotel on North Park grounds? If we get another hotel tower, similar to the Sheraton by the Galleria, this would create a nice little cluster. Yes, there has been some discussion about that on the NorthPark thread. Maybe something will be proposed sooner than later, th...
by Tnexster
18 May 2018 21:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 73
Views: 10063

Re: West End 1.0

Looks like two more floors here.
by Tnexster
18 May 2018 21:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Mid Elm Lofts
Replies: 39
Views: 5035

Re: Mid Elm Lofts

These look good, nice to see they have installed some lighting at night too. Looks great and will give Elm a nice lift.
by Tnexster
18 May 2018 21:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 201
Views: 31657

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Setting the supports for level five this week.
by Tnexster
18 May 2018 21:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 235
Views: 45185

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

Making progress as they are setting the floor for the sixth level. When I walked over to take a look today I took a hard look at the rendering on the glass of the empty retail space. I was looking specifically at the garage since we had the discussion about glass coverage this week. Based on what I ...
by Tnexster
17 May 2018 22:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Re: DTD: Republic Center/Towers (I, 36 st., 602 ft.; II, 50 st., 508 ft.; III, 8 st.)
Replies: 8
Views: 979

Re: Re: DTD: Republic Center/Towers (I, 36 st., 602 ft.; II, 50 st., 508 ft.; III, 8 st.)

Downtown Dallas' landmark Republic Center lands new tenants https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/05/17/downtown-dallas-landmark-republic-center-lands-new-tenants The high-rise - built in 1964 for Republic National Bank - is located across the street from where construction has start...
by Tnexster
17 May 2018 22:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Red Bird Mall
Replies: 21
Views: 3580

Re: Red Bird Mall

Dallas seniors to get a $1.4M health and wellness center in Red Bird area

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/souther ... -bird-area
by Tnexster
17 May 2018 22:18
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Downtown: Cesar Chavez & Pearl re-do's
Replies: 40
Views: 3726

Re: Downtown: Cesar Chavez & Pearl re-do's

I have noticed the new stoplights are up, are they functioning?
by Tnexster
17 May 2018 22:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 104
Views: 13164

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

maconahey wrote:Don't think this one has been posted yet

Image


How is this cluster of towers laid out on the property?
by Tnexster
17 May 2018 22:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 52
Views: 3186

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Can they really get all this done by the end of the year?
by Tnexster
17 May 2018 18:49
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 88
Views: 10417

Re: Downtown Progress

I would have viewed that report as a reason why downtown will remain "less expensive" and may make Dallas a more attractive market for the foreseeable future.
by Tnexster
17 May 2018 18:46
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Allen: Convention Center
Replies: 2
Views: 204

Re: Allen: Convention Center

Allen is kicking it right now, maybe it has become the "go to" destination on the east side of the northern burbs.
by Tnexster
17 May 2018 18:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square
Replies: 102
Views: 11843

Re: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square

Does anybody know if they have any plans to clean up the water in the fountains so it doesn't look brown? Thanks-Giving Square just received a matching grant for landscape improvements, which I believe will help repair all the fountains. Are you talking about the large cascade and grove water wall ...
by Tnexster
15 May 2018 21:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Energy Square
Replies: 11
Views: 1960

Re: Energy Square

Developers have flipped the switch on Energy Square's redo in North Dallas

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... rth-dallas
by Tnexster
14 May 2018 20:58
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Grand Prairie Development
Replies: 24
Views: 3806

Re: Grand Prairie Development

https://www.gptx.org/Home/Components/News/News/10069/22 Some of the new stuff opening up around IKEA. Nothing really shocking here, lots of the usual suspects. Chick-fil-A, El Pollo Loco, Starbucks and Chipotle will open on pad sites around Walmart on State Highway 161 and Pioneer Parkway. A Courtya...
by Tnexster
14 May 2018 20:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: (PWC) Park District Tower (316 FT | 20 ST) + Residences at Park District (385 FT | 32 ST)
Replies: 135
Views: 26726

Re: Uptown Dallas: (PWC) Park District Tower (316 FT | 20 ST) + Residences at Park District (385 FT | 32 ST)

Drove by here last last week, noticed the trees going in along the street. At least for those of us that don't live there and pay those prices this will be a nice addition to the park setting, especially as the trees grow up.

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