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by Tnexster
25 Sep 2018 16:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 286
Views: 45376

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

They are on 10, and obviously still moving up but the garage appears to have a roof so that shouldn't be a surprise. If they are still moving up after this then we should know.
by Tnexster
24 Sep 2018 21:19
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco Station
Replies: 22
Views: 2546

Re: Frisco Station

Nice pic, looks a bit lonely out there but maybe it will fill in around it soon enough.
by Tnexster
24 Sep 2018 21:18
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 275
Views: 38198

Re: Legacy West

That actually doesn't look bad and that area needs something that isn't a rectangular box. So for now, this will be the centerpiece at DNT/121.
by Tnexster
24 Sep 2018 21:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 119
Views: 18003

Re: AT&T Discovery District

That really does look like Plaza of the America's, was that built about the same time?
by Tnexster
24 Sep 2018 21:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Virgin Hotel
Replies: 100
Views: 18536

Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Don't forget the Sheraton. Biggest example I think we have.
by Tnexster
24 Sep 2018 21:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 371
Views: 58172

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

That looks very nice!
by Tnexster
24 Sep 2018 11:54
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: The Gate
Replies: 9
Views: 1198

Re: Frisco: The Gate

Frisco condo tower in the works on $5 billion mile

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... illionmile
by Tnexster
23 Sep 2018 19:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Virgin Hotel
Replies: 100
Views: 18536

Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Cool, a most interesting exterior.
by Tnexster
21 Sep 2018 12:13
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: McKinney: General Thread
Replies: 3
Views: 1109

Re: McKinney: General Thread

New Independent Bank Headquarters a Sign of Demand for Office Space in North Texas

http://product.costar.com/home/news/shared/195470
by Tnexster
21 Sep 2018 11:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 125
Views: 21195

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:I wish we could get a nice block of 8-10 mid rise buildings throughout this side of town.


Isn't that sort of what's happening? I don't know what the PD looks like but everything being built seem to fit that category or close to it.
by Tnexster
21 Sep 2018 11:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 172
Views: 28495

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

That's kind of a fun video, had to scan through it quick but didn't see any sign of a second crane yet.
by Tnexster
20 Sep 2018 20:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 190
Views: 21475

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

I'm not sure I understand why the developer would not want to maximize the potential of a property like this rather than just settle for a basic strip model design.
by Tnexster
20 Sep 2018 20:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 385
Views: 66255

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

They really have blended together in a big way, KWP has certainly helped fuel that change.
by Tnexster
19 Sep 2018 11:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown
Replies: 44
Views: 4028

Re: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown

I know this isn't a convention center hotel but I thought they did have some conference room space to accommodate smaller groups.
by Tnexster
19 Sep 2018 10:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown
Replies: 44
Views: 4028

Re: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown

I like hotels like this, not a huge 1,000 room behemoth and located in a cool area of town. This one will do well, perfect size for the area.
by Tnexster
19 Sep 2018 10:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 385
Views: 66255

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

From that view it almost looks like a triangular tower but it clearly isn't.
by Tnexster
18 Sep 2018 21:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 385
Views: 66255

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

This will be a fairly thin tower, I wonder how it will look from various angles being that it is not an exact duplicate. Time will tell, promises to be a looker.
by Tnexster
18 Sep 2018 21:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 778
Views: 100817

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

DFW should expect answers on Amazon HQ2 later rather than sooner

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... n-hq2.html
by Tnexster
18 Sep 2018 21:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 778
Views: 100817

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Dallas fares well in operating cost comparisons for Amazon’s HQ2 https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2018/09/18/dallas-fares-well-in-operating-cost-comparisons.html Dallas fares well in a comparison of costs of operating Amazon's second headquarters in 20 finalist cities, according to an analys...
by Tnexster
18 Sep 2018 21:08
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 264
Views: 37070

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Rival of Texas bullet-train company blasts Japanese investment, says high-speed rail's private funding plan is 'just a dream'

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/transpo ... just-dream
by Tnexster
18 Sep 2018 20:58
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 168
Views: 26278

Re: DFW Economy

^^^^^^^ No shortage of optimism is putting it mildly. Here is a glimpse of what is about to unfold in Houston concerning ever greater office vacancy problems: Houston Landlords, Brace Yourself: 43 Full Floors of Sublease Office Space Coming Back in the Next 12 Months, Colliers Says Realty Report Ne...
by Tnexster
18 Sep 2018 20:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
Replies: 60
Views: 9961

Re: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

Whats the next layer on that cap?
by Tnexster
18 Sep 2018 20:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 125
Views: 21195

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

Looking good
by Tnexster
17 Sep 2018 21:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 286
Views: 45376

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: 100
Views: 18536

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: 286
Views: 45376

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: 385
Views: 66255

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: 51
Views: 7705

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: 264
Views: 37070

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: 18589

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: 44
Views: 2849

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: 347
Views: 49966

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: 48524

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: 385
Views: 66255

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: 286
Views: 45376

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: 35339

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: 286
Views: 45376

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: 48524

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: 778
Views: 100817

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: 48524

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: 18005

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: 385
Views: 66255

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: 115
Views: 21698

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: 18005

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: 778
Views: 100817

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: 802

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: 101
Views: 12200

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: 778
Views: 100817

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: 802

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: 264
Views: 37070

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

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