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by Tnexster
16 Aug 2018 14:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: San Martín (former The MAC location)
Replies: 30
Views: 6900

Re: Uptown Dallas: San Martín (former The MAC location)

I am ready for this to open, I love a good bakery and food I shouldn't eat.
by Tnexster
16 Aug 2018 11:29
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Plano: misc. developments
Replies: 18
Views: 1707

Re: Plano: misc. developments

You can look at NYC and use it as a model of what you don't want to become, which is fine since it's not for everybody but urbanizing doesn't make you NYC.
by Tnexster
15 Aug 2018 22:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: San Martín (former The MAC location)
Replies: 30
Views: 6900

Re: Uptown Dallas: San Martín (former The MAC location)

Guatemalan bakery, Italian-themed restaurant migrate to Dallas' Uptown

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/res ... las-uptown
by Tnexster
15 Aug 2018 22:20
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Plano: misc. developments
Replies: 18
Views: 1707

Re: Plano: misc. developments

‘Don’t Uptown Our Plano’ is one of The Angry Crowd’s scare tactics distorting the city's real story

https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/comm ... real-story
by Tnexster
15 Aug 2018 22:09
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Grand Prairie Development
Replies: 27
Views: 4580

Re: Grand Prairie Development

The other notable thing I heard today was that they have something like 6,500 mf units planned, likely most of those towards the south end of 161.
by Tnexster
15 Aug 2018 16:55
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Midlothian Development
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Re: Midlothian Development

First Google, now a new hospital heading to Midlothian southwest of Dallas https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/08/15/first-google-now-new-hospital-heading-midlothian-southwest-dallas The planned Methodist Health System facility will be the first hospital in the fast-growing north E...
by Tnexster
15 Aug 2018 16:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 361
Views: 46862

Re: Victory Park 3.0

So the best time to go is the middle of the week for an afternoon showing. Interesting pricing structure, reminds me of the tollway system peak usage rates.
by Tnexster
15 Aug 2018 16:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Shraman South Asian Museum
Replies: 53
Views: 7579

Re: Shraman South Asian Museum

I'm looking forward to the TT location at the Union, that will be an easy stop on the way home from work.
by Tnexster
15 Aug 2018 16:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 17
Views: 647

Re: North Dallas: Galleria

vman wrote:The plans look really good, but that name is ridiculous.


Ablon is a new one on me, does this mean we will start seeing more properties with this name?
by Tnexster
15 Aug 2018 16:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 245
Views: 41073

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

^That is looking pretty nice
by Tnexster
15 Aug 2018 16:17
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Grand Prairie Development
Replies: 27
Views: 4580

Re: Grand Prairie Development

Not to be left out of the convention/conference center space race apparently Grand Prairie is about to ink a deal for twin 7 story hotel towers bookending a conference center that will be built in the Epic Waters area in a now vacant space fronting a small lake, the lake will then have restaurants t...
by Tnexster
15 Aug 2018 16:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 56
Views: 6584

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

Great info, thanks for sharing. Now if the city could just get those pedestrian bridges finished.
by Tnexster
15 Aug 2018 09:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 337
Views: 59736

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

Another busy week, the pool is taking shape as they pour the roof of the garage. They started lifting the supports for the 10th floor this morning.
by Tnexster
13 Aug 2018 17:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 361
Views: 46862

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Kelley USA wrote:Three more tenants announced for Victory Park...

http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/resta ... tory-park/


Things looking up in VP
by Tnexster
13 Aug 2018 16:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 56
Views: 6584

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

Where did Trinity Flooring go?
by Tnexster
13 Aug 2018 16:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 100
Views: 13662

Re: West End 1.0

Isn't that garage like 100 years old?
by Tnexster
13 Aug 2018 09:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Mid Elm Lofts
Replies: 60
Views: 7281

Re: Mid Elm Lofts

I'm amazed at how well this looks. Too bad there isn't more of this all over the CBD. It's a stunning improvement. Hope this helps set a new standard for future projects. I have not been up close but it just looks like the attention to detail, colors, materials and lighting have all been really good.
by Tnexster
12 Aug 2018 17:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 182
Views: 30560

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Ugh. I can't believe this. One of the only restaurants in Dallas anywhere near that old.... and an institution. Nothing is sacred in this city. My hope is that Weir's can revive it after they finish their new store, in the original location, refreshed and use it as their store cafe. I suppose if th...
by Tnexster
10 Aug 2018 16:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 182
Views: 30560

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

This is a little sad, survived for so long.
by Tnexster
10 Aug 2018 15:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 300
Views: 44763

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

I have seen people in there working, clearly something is going on.
by Tnexster
10 Aug 2018 14:03
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Wade Park
Replies: 63
Views: 8075

Re: Frisco: Wade Park

Lenders still threatening Frisco's Wade Park with foreclosure sale

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... osure-sale
by Tnexster
10 Aug 2018 09:59
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco Station
Replies: 17
Views: 2024

Re: Frisco Station

The Frisco Skyhouse been under construction for a month now. They are on the fifth or sixth floor I believe, I drove past there yesterday. Also, the twelve cowboys way highrise which is part of the star ( https://www.twelvecowboysway.com/ ) is also rising too, The 5 story garage pedestal is almost ...
by Tnexster
09 Aug 2018 22:19
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco Station
Replies: 17
Views: 2024

Re: Frisco Station

Is the Frisco Skyhouse still a thing? Didn't see it mentioned and its been quiet for a long time. Also checked the developer web page and didn't see any news about it.
by Tnexster
09 Aug 2018 22:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 125
Views: 18006

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

I don't think anything is going to happen
by Tnexster
09 Aug 2018 11:09
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco Station
Replies: 17
Views: 2024

Re: Frisco Station

By laying groundwork for 5G, Frisco Station hopes to become 'future proof'


https://www.dallasnews.com/business/tec ... ture-proof
by Tnexster
09 Aug 2018 08:56
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Midlothian Development
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Re: Midlothian Development

40 is better than zero and if they can score one they may score another or see an expansion of the existing operation.
by Tnexster
08 Aug 2018 21:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown: Adolphus Tower
Replies: 22
Views: 4484

Re: Downtown: Adolphus Tower

Minneapolis-based Architecture, Engineering Firm Expands to Dallas-Fort Worth

http://product.costar.com/home/news/shared/194167
by Tnexster
08 Aug 2018 21:18
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Midlothian Development
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Midlothian Development

What does a $500 million Google data center mean for D-FW's 'Southern Star'? Interesting development for the south After close to two years of secrecy, the city now acknowledges that it has inked a deal with Google to develop a multiphase data center project in the city's Railport Business Park. Th...
by Tnexster
08 Aug 2018 21:03
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 262
Views: 35935

Re: Legacy West

Fort Worth accounting firm heads to Plano's Legacy West with new office

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... new-office
by Tnexster
08 Aug 2018 13:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Shraman South Asian Museum
Replies: 53
Views: 7579

Re: Shraman South Asian Museum

Well, I hope Headington doesn't buy it since he's done nothing with the property nearby.
by Tnexster
07 Aug 2018 19:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Canyon In Oak Cliff
Replies: 51
Views: 6577

Re: The Canyon In Oak Cliff

Not that I am a huge fan of Olive Garden but I am surprised they needed to be convinced. Besides the obvious lack of restaurants in that area it appears that those at Cockrell Hill have thrived and the amount of traffic passing by on I-30 is significant.
by Tnexster
07 Aug 2018 16:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace West/West Village: Residential Tower (~250 FT / 23 ST) / Hilton Canopy (8 ST)
Replies: 76
Views: 15500

Re: Cityplace West/West Village: Residential Tower (~250 FT / 23 ST) / Hilton Canopy (8 ST)

Steve Brown extols the amenities and characteristics of the new complex: https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/08/03/new-cityplace-tower-hopes-make-splash-giant-pool-deck Is the hotel open? The smallest unit in the new Ardan building starts at just under $1,900 a month. The biggest t...
by Tnexster
07 Aug 2018 16:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 245
Views: 41073

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

That's very reflective.
by Tnexster
02 Aug 2018 21:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 337
Views: 59736

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

R1070 wrote:The 9th floor will be the pool/amenity floor from what I understand.


That's where they are, no pool in sight yet but they have a lot of garage podium roof to complete.
by Tnexster
02 Aug 2018 16:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Ross Tower / 500 N. Akard
Replies: 10
Views: 2282

Re: Ross Tower / 500 N. Akard

Trinity Industries' Spinoff Puts Corporate Home in Downtown Dallas The planned spinoff of Arcosa from Trinity, (NYSE: TRN) a diversified industrial company headquartered in Dallas, is slated for completion by the end of 2018. Upon completion of the spinoff, Arcosa will become its own publicly-trade...
by Tnexster
02 Aug 2018 16:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: San Martín (former The MAC location)
Replies: 30
Views: 6900

Re: Uptown Dallas: San Martín (former The MAC location)

Drove by here today, didn't realize how this building was set on the property until I saw it up close. Not at all what I was expecting, especially on the back side which looks great on the street. It was there that I noticed all of the tables and chairs ready to be placed. Hope they are open soon.
by Tnexster
02 Aug 2018 12:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 245
Views: 41073

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Working on floor 8 and FWIW I count five elevator shafts, four of them on the hotel side or where the alleged hotel is supposed to go. Should be one more parking level.
by Tnexster
02 Aug 2018 12:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 729
Views: 93982

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

The powers that be in Texas, especially in the Governor's office know the impact bills like that cost the state and obviously there are elected officials on both sides of the aisle that also understand the impact. Never underestimate the power of legislators to enact laws that don't serve the state ...
by Tnexster
02 Aug 2018 11:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 337
Views: 59736

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

On a more exciting side note....the first residential tower floor is being poured today. I believe this would be the 9th floor which is also shared but clearly separate from the garage roof. From here the residential tower should start to emerge.
by Tnexster
02 Aug 2018 10:42
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 59
Views: 7934

Re: Fair Park

^Wow that is an amazing comparison but imagine that plus the sea of parking that would have been required and what that foot print would have looked like.
by Tnexster
02 Aug 2018 10:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 729
Views: 93982

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I am not sure why we even pretend like we have a chance at this. Amazon absolutely will not move to a place that is located in a state that probably will have a bathroom bill passed during the next legislative session. I recently attended a presentation by a state house rep that talked about this i...
by Tnexster
02 Aug 2018 10:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas: Market Center area
Replies: 15
Views: 620

Re: Dallas: Market Center area

Well according to others above its an addition related to equipment to support its growth as a data center so I imagine it's not a lot of office space just utility space related to making the center more up to date and competitive with brand new centers built all over DFW. No new signature restaura...
by Tnexster
02 Aug 2018 10:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 361
Views: 46862

Re: Victory Park 3.0

I hope it's an easier place to park and I am assuming it is, the parking situation before was awful and expensive which seemed to be a big deterrent. You realize this is an "urban forum," right? So easy and abundant parking is the antithesis of good urban planning. Yes and the fact remain...
by Tnexster
02 Aug 2018 10:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 337
Views: 59736

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

Speaking of, they are setting up some equipment to scale the side of the garage, looks like they are close to starting the glass project, looks like the Ross side is first up.
by Tnexster
01 Aug 2018 21:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 142
Views: 20041

Re: Museum Tower

Maybe sales will pick up now that there are only 14 remaining units! Get yours before they are gone!
by Tnexster
01 Aug 2018 21:54
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Wade Park
Replies: 63
Views: 8075

Re: Frisco: Wade Park

I would assume that a number of tenants that backed out would still be open to signing a new lease... And I'm sure they've been working over the past year or so to get new commitments. I doubt they would get any new funding if they didn't already have some signed leases. I'm just confused as to whe...
by Tnexster
01 Aug 2018 16:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 729
Views: 93982

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I am ok with them going to DC, we do really well scoring relocations and a larger more diverse collection of smaller companies is better than the 800 pound gorilla that demands attention and respect.
by Tnexster
01 Aug 2018 16:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 361
Views: 46862

Re: Victory Park 3.0

I hope it's an easier place to park and I am assuming it is, the parking situation before was awful and expensive which seemed to be a big deterrent.

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