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by Tnexster
21 Jul 2018 12:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas: Trinity Groves
Replies: 66
Views: 10212

Re: West Dallas: Trinity Groves

Dallas' pool of highly educated residents stacks up favorably for Amazon's HQ2

For those that can see, a nice render of TG with Amazon in place.

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... ks-up.html
by Tnexster
20 Jul 2018 19:09
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Texas Live!
Replies: 47
Views: 5542

Re: Texas Live!

That is an enormous unshaded plaza area, I'm a little surprised they didn't try to do something to shade even a little bit of that area. They could have put up a giant louver not unlike what surrounds The Winspear. I guess that costs too much.
by Tnexster
20 Jul 2018 18:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey
Replies: 25
Views: 1564

Re: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey

I'm not really a fan of these things since it isn't a new or unique idea but more like a "we have one too" experience that every other city will have. On the other hand if it lures tourists downtown and into Cedars is that a bad thing? It does at least contribute to the level of activity i...
by Tnexster
20 Jul 2018 15:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 308
Views: 56071

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

There are 8 garage floors so the top of that would be the 9th floor if that makes sense. The outdoor patio garden and pool look to be on 9.
by Tnexster
20 Jul 2018 11:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 308
Views: 56071

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

It's going to start moving fast.
by Tnexster
20 Jul 2018 08:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 308
Views: 56071

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

Lots of activity this week as they have starting work on the residential tower while they finish up the base.
by Tnexster
19 Jul 2018 18:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 119
Views: 16950

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

I believe there was some discussion around this very issue when Harwood proposed those two supertalls and many here thought Harwood was testing the waters to see what could get approved. Is there a chance that is happening here, they are just testing the waters.
by Tnexster
19 Jul 2018 12:11
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Issues/News
Topic: What is a suburb today?
Replies: 49
Views: 11572

Re: What is a suburb today?

Across the country, suburbs like Plano are successfully challenging urban centers for growth https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2018/07/18/across-country-suburbs-like-plano-successfully-challenging-urban-centers-growth In just the past few years, however, the suburbs, newly energized, ha...
by Tnexster
18 Jul 2018 22:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)
Replies: 68
Views: 14754

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)

Actually think it looks great, love the sidewalk they installed.
by Tnexster
16 Jul 2018 15:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 119
Views: 16950

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

8-13-18 is less than a month out, any sign that anything is actually happening here?
by Tnexster
15 Jul 2018 22:13
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 193
Views: 25456

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

You do understand that there isn’t a net change in jobs right? We paid them $4.8M to move across city borders which I believe is a dangerous precedent. These kinds of cross border moves happen all the time and have been doing so for about as long as I can remember, to be honest I really have to han...
by Tnexster
15 Jul 2018 22:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown
Replies: 25
Views: 2334

Re: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown

Personally I like the idea of Uptown getting some infill hotels like this with event space contained in the building that will more than likely be booked well in advance. This one is good, the WV hotel is great, in reality I'd love to see more of these scattered about.
by Tnexster
14 Jul 2018 15:28
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Collin County Transportation
Replies: 47
Views: 6745

Re: Collin County Transportation

McKinney property owners rally around unofficial plan for Highway 380 bypass targeting rural land

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/collin- ... rural-land
by Tnexster
13 Jul 2018 20:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 308
Views: 56071

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

I see a little sign for Annex, nice little coffee shop. Costs a little more than Starbucks but it's worth it.
by Tnexster
11 Jul 2018 18:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 303
Views: 42151

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Pictures look nice and shows some promise.
by Tnexster
11 Jul 2018 17:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 308
Views: 56071

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

No they have been continuing the march upward pretty much continuously, the only thing that stops them is rain. They pour concrete every day. I did notice that they are reaching the top level of the garage and are setting the support columns for the top of the podium but that just started today whil...
by Tnexster
10 Jul 2018 20:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Fort Worth: Walsh Ranch
Replies: 9
Views: 507

Re: West Fort Worth: Walsh Ranch

Walsh is way out there west of Forth Worth, doesn't really strike me as urban.
by Tnexster
10 Jul 2018 20:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No. 10 Harwood (22 ST)
Replies: 75
Views: 14345

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No. 10 Harwood (22 ST)

I wish this one were about 10 floors taller.....well, I say that now...once the glass goes in I may change my mind.
by Tnexster
10 Jul 2018 20:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 308
Views: 56071

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

Back on AMLI, an observation about the now completed 10 story parking garage. Being in an office that looks down on this complex I can not help but notice that they have an abundance of parking in that garage. So much so that once you get above the third level there appear to be very few cars parked...
by Tnexster
09 Jul 2018 20:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 308
Views: 56071

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

I remember when the number was 4,000, then 6,000 but always going up. 10,700 doesn't sound unreasonable at this point. Downtown, Uptown, VP and DE are so closely tied together I don't know how you just exclude them anymore.
by Tnexster
08 Jul 2018 13:00
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Wade Park
Replies: 57
Views: 7544

Re: Frisco: Wade Park

I have always felt that Legacy West sort of sucked the life out of everything else around it while it was such a hot ticket. It will be fun to see what happens with Legacy East if any of that gets off the ground. Plano has a solid reputation building live-work-play environments that seem to be well ...
by Tnexster
08 Jul 2018 12:01
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Lowest Stemmons Project
Replies: 21
Views: 1618

Re: Lowest Stemmons Project

Here is something, looks like a fairly typical freeway widening project that promises to alleviate congestion but probably won't.

https://ftp.dot.state.tx.us/pub/txdot-i ... emmons.pdf
by Tnexster
08 Jul 2018 11:35
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Wade Park
Replies: 57
Views: 7544

Re: Frisco: Wade Park

What Frisco's floundering $2 billion Wade Park development says about the D-FW economy

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... fw-economy
by Tnexster
05 Jul 2018 22:15
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: North Texas lakes
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: North Texas lakes

Feds to pour nearly $370 million into protecting Dallas from flooding, fixing Lewisville Dam

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/dallas- ... sville-dam
by Tnexster
05 Jul 2018 22:08
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Oak Cliff Deck Park
Replies: 12
Views: 2699

Re: Oak Cliff Deck Park

How you can help build a deck park with the power to transform Oak Cliff

https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/edit ... -oak-cliff
by Tnexster
05 Jul 2018 22:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 68
Views: 14419

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

joshua.dodd wrote:If anything, Waxahachie should have the HEB office since Waxahachie is the only town in the Metroplex with an HEB.


Burleson has one too.
by Tnexster
05 Jul 2018 22:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 127
Views: 25159

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

The sales pace is certainly better on this tower.
by Tnexster
03 Jul 2018 23:54
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Homelessness
Replies: 21
Views: 1835

Re: Homelessness

Matt777 wrote:
Isn't that the one that ended up costing like $130k per 400 sqft "cottage?" Surely there's a better solution. You could likely give them a 3/2 single wide mobile home and lot on the city outskirts for less than that.


What?
by Tnexster
03 Jul 2018 18:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 68
Views: 14419

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

What's up with the empty grocery store in a primo Uptown Dallas spot? Curious Texas finds out

https://www.dallasnews.com/life/curious ... exas-finds
by Tnexster
03 Jul 2018 17:16
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Replies: 59
Views: 6335

Re: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava

It is worse than most people thought and it deserves much more attention, a little embarrassing news coverage can do wonders for fixing problems.
by Tnexster
03 Jul 2018 17:15
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Reverchon Park
Replies: 12
Views: 698

Re: Reverchon Park

I much prefer this to having the rangers move into the city, this is perfect. For local residents, you can even walk on the Katy Trail to go to a game and stop at a local restaurant or bar on the way home. I can't wait to see what kind of local support the team gets.
by Tnexster
03 Jul 2018 12:35
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Replies: 59
Views: 6335

Re: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava

More blame, more delays as hike-and-bike side of Dallas' newest Calatrava bridge remains closed Sounds like we paid a bunch of money for something that will never be safe to use. https://www.dallasnews.com/news/dallas-city-council/2018/07/03/blame-delays-hike-bike-side-dallas-newest-calatrava-bridg...
by Tnexster
02 Jul 2018 17:03
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 249
Views: 34610

Re: Legacy West

Plano's $3 billion Legacy West is getting its own CVS store

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... -cvs-store
by Tnexster
02 Jul 2018 16:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 231
Views: 38509

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Maybe the resistance to build residential at 2000 Ross now was a smart play.
by Tnexster
01 Jul 2018 15:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 292
Views: 42713

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

There is nothing on their Twitter feed about it.
by Tnexster
30 Jun 2018 16:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 130
Views: 27410

Re: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)

The construction elevator on the office tower has been removed and is being glassed in.
by Tnexster
29 Jun 2018 14:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 231
Views: 38509

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

The parking garage is moving up another level, going to 7.
by Tnexster
29 Jun 2018 13:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 162
Views: 25666

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Maybe they read this forum!
by Tnexster
29 Jun 2018 11:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 152
Views: 24426

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

Guess we will find out when they top out.
by Tnexster
29 Jun 2018 10:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 152
Views: 24426

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

Construction set to start on 41-story high-rise in Dallas’ Arts District

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... se-in.html
by Tnexster
28 Jun 2018 22:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 26
Views: 5794

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

I'd be happy if they built one of those, even the shorter of them. Although to be honest I sort of like the shorter of them more than those supertalls.
by Tnexster
27 Jun 2018 22:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 231
Views: 38509

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Last time I walked by this place I noticed the space on the east side where nothing is being built. There was a large picture on the wall in front that showed a green park like setting in that space. Doesn't look like the residential tower is coming anytime soon.
by Tnexster
27 Jun 2018 22:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 152
Views: 24426

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

I have gone back and looked at renderings, pictures, counted floors and keep coming up with 39.
by Tnexster
27 Jun 2018 21:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 162
Views: 25666

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

I've never been a fan of the new office tower. It's design and scale are totally inappropriate for the neighborhood. But the lights they're testing are beyond belief -- and I don't mean in a good way. They are so bright that with just one floor lit it's borderline uncomfortable to look at them from...

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