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by Tnexster
14 Apr 2018 14:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Virgin Hotel
Replies: 46
Views: 10321

Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

You can see this starting to peek up into the DD skyline now, would be nice if the other proposed towers started to come out of the ground.
by Tnexster
04 Apr 2018 21:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 93
Views: 16038

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

Would they want to get the sewer work done before construction commences?
by Tnexster
25 Mar 2018 22:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD Riverfront Project
Replies: 39
Views: 3831

Re: DTD Riverfront Project

Somewhere along the line I heard this site was pretty high on Amazon's list in Dallas. Seems like a difficult location for transit options but I guess we will find out soon. To be honest I hope they go somewhere else.
by Tnexster
25 Mar 2018 22:19
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Cypress Waters
Replies: 6
Views: 871

Re: Cypress Waters

I need to get out there one of these days and just look around. All this development and I have never been near it.
by Tnexster
25 Mar 2018 12:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 111
Views: 20729

Re: The Christopher @The Union (28 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)

That residential tower is tall, hope they can fill up all those units. This will bring so much life to a previously empty parking lot. Not sure about how well connectivity to nearby buildings will be.
by Tnexster
25 Mar 2018 12:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No. 10 Harwood (22 ST)
Replies: 57
Views: 10003

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

This one is finally starting to show up on the skyline. Hope it turns out as good as the renders, Harwood can disappoint.
by Tnexster
19 Mar 2018 20:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 218
Views: 26898

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Please build! Victory Park needs a signature tower. Something that actually looks good, unlike the monstrosity that is the W Hotel. I see this tower every day from downtown and I don't think it looks so great. That being said I tend to agree that VP needs a signature tower that draws attention to t...
by Tnexster
15 Mar 2018 21:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 669
Views: 63285

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Here is something to consider.. Do we think Dallas having a high speed rail to Houston and potentially Ft. worth, Austin and San Antonio with the planned station right next to downtown is a major advantage or factor that Amazon is taking into consideration? Or is it such a unique thing to America t...
by Tnexster
13 Mar 2018 21:40
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon
Replies: 8
Views: 1781

Re: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon

New developer on Rowlett's $1B Bayside project puts Crystal Lagoon plans in flux

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... plans-flux
by Tnexster
13 Mar 2018 21:37
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Replies: 39
Views: 3492

Re: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava

There has been a "little" activity on the pedestrian bridges this week, not sure what it means but maybe some movement finally.
by Tnexster
13 Mar 2018 21:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 111
Views: 20729

Re: The Christopher @The Union (28 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)

It's a big tower, a ton of new residential coming into that area, would be nice if Harwood would do something with the vacant lot next door.
by Tnexster
13 Mar 2018 21:30
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Allen: Waters Creek
Replies: 5
Views: 1201

Re: Allen: Waters Creek

Dallas energy firm headed to new building in Allen

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... ding-allen
by Tnexster
13 Mar 2018 21:26
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Wade Park
Replies: 43
Views: 4898

Re: Frisco: Wade Park

Second Wade Park lender also sets April foreclosure

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... oreclosure
by Tnexster
13 Mar 2018 21:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 99
Views: 12096

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

New Dallas Midtown project has plans for 344 apartments

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... n-district
by Tnexster
13 Mar 2018 21:17
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: The Star
Replies: 25
Views: 3702

Re: Frisco: The Star

So Wade park is dragging but the Star is on fire.
by Tnexster
12 Mar 2018 21:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown
Replies: 11
Views: 969

Re: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown

I have wondered when JW will make an appearance in Dallas.
by Tnexster
12 Mar 2018 20:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 111
Views: 20729

Re: The Christopher @The Union (28 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)

One of the cranes came down today, the one on the south side of the office tower.
by Tnexster
24 Feb 2018 12:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 114
Views: 17018

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Wow, much improved!
by Tnexster
09 Feb 2018 18:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 117
Views: 18716

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

I would have figured BC would be selling faster than that.
by Tnexster
03 Feb 2018 10:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD Riverfront Project
Replies: 39
Views: 3831

Re: DTD Riverfront Project

Further from the city center. The 20 corridor in Dallas is essentially a warehouse district now. Warehouses represent jobs, like them or not they do provide jobs and thousands of them at that. And they also are offering jobs in an area of the city that desperately needs them. This "warehouse d...
by Tnexster
02 Feb 2018 20:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD Riverfront Project
Replies: 39
Views: 3831

Re: DTD Riverfront Project

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:The jail should be somewhere near I-20. Needs to be moved. Easier said than done.


That's a statement. Just send it down south.
by Tnexster
02 Feb 2018 20:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 114
Views: 17018

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Drove by this today, saw them digging this space out which looks like it might be the base of the residential tower. Don't know for sure but it sure looked that way. Anybody else notice?
by Tnexster
01 Feb 2018 18:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 114
Views: 17018

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Wow that really gives you a sense of how these new towers will be a dominating presence in DE.
by Tnexster
26 Jan 2018 19:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 227
Views: 30052

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

dallaz wrote:^^^I thought it would take a year for them to get the marble back.


That's what I thought too but maybe it was just a year to completion. Who wrote the story?
by Tnexster
25 Jan 2018 19:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 144
Views: 18256

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

Interesting, I like City Tavern and kind of liked the vibe in there. Hope that doesn't change too much.
by Tnexster
24 Jan 2018 18:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown - Merriman
Replies: 14
Views: 1227

Re: 400 N Akard / Houseman

I remember these renderings from a year or two ago, thought it was a dead project but maybe it isn't?
by Tnexster
24 Jan 2018 18:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 194
Views: 38021

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

Iv'e been wondering what that hole is in the middle of the site.
by Tnexster
23 Jan 2018 22:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 142
Views: 15808

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Redblock wrote:Village Burger Bar at Mckinney and St. Paul opened for business today. Parking is allowed in the building garage or you can take the trolley.


Didn't know that was going to happen, good news. I can walk there from work.
by Tnexster
23 Jan 2018 17:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel
Replies: 64
Views: 10660

Re: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel

That is a vast improvement!
by Tnexster
22 Jan 2018 20:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 297
Views: 38985

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Bishop Arts project with 246 apartments planned in Oak Cliff https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/01/22/bishop-arts-development-getting-closer-oak-cliff Developers are moving closer to starting a major mixed-use project in Oak Cliff's popular Bishop Arts District. Dallas-based Exxir...
by Tnexster
22 Jan 2018 20:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 218
Views: 26898

Re: Victory Park 3.0

^It was all over the news almost as soon as the announcement was made, they said they already have a significant presence in Texas and would not be looking for another location in the state.
by Tnexster
19 Jan 2018 18:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No. 10 Harwood (22 ST)
Replies: 57
Views: 10003

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

Looks like the garage has topped out?
by Tnexster
19 Jan 2018 18:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 194
Views: 38021

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

Anyone know what's up with that parking garage? Why is it taking them so long to finish it? The only thing I can think of is that they are going to wait until they start placing glass on the tower before they put glass on the garage too, I have noticed that they have equipment and construction offi...
by Tnexster
16 Jan 2018 20:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 218
Views: 26898

Re: Victory Park 3.0

I'm confused about the exact location of this proposed tower.
by Tnexster
16 Jan 2018 20:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)
Replies: 29
Views: 5875

Re: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:This apartment tower looks like a corporate office building built somewhere off a toll-road. Uninspiring.


The Ascent was that way too but turned out pretty nice. Let's see what this looks like when it gets finished.
by Tnexster
15 Jan 2018 20:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)
Replies: 29
Views: 5875

Re: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)

High-rise under construction near Dallas' Knox Street https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/01/15/high-rise-construction-near-dallas-knox-street Construction has started on the next Dallas apartment high-rise - this one near Knox Street. Developer Southern Land Co. is building its 20...
by Tnexster
12 Jan 2018 17:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square
Replies: 88
Views: 9485

Re: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square

lakewoodhobo wrote:My favorite typo is DALLLAS on a plaque at Pioneer Plaza.


They couldn't fix that?
by Tnexster
09 Jan 2018 19:08
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 142
Views: 17217

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Actually I like the idea of a smaller relocation over something like 50,000. It's much easier to absorb something in the 5,000 range.
by Tnexster
08 Jan 2018 20:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 111
Views: 20729

Re: The Christopher @The Union (28 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)

They raised the crane on the residential portion today, so three of them are up pretty high right now.
by Tnexster
04 Jan 2018 18:44
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 142
Views: 17217

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

I love these small relocations, they are easy to squeeze into existing office space and they usually grow once they they get here.
by Tnexster
03 Jan 2018 19:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 208
Views: 24490

Re: Oak Lawn

Are there any signs that could happen?
by Tnexster
03 Jan 2018 19:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 93
Views: 16038

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~460 FT / 42 ST)

We still have 400 people a day moving into the region, unless that stops flowing I don't see a slowdown and that number has actually increased this year.
by Tnexster
02 Jan 2018 20:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DISD Administration Building
Replies: 16
Views: 1560

Re: DISD Administration Building

Ross needs a streetcar line running into downtown.
by Tnexster
27 Dec 2017 20:18
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 119
Views: 16101

Re: DFW Economy

D-FW's office market is heading into 2018 on a high note

https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/comm ... -high-note
by Tnexster
27 Dec 2017 18:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Fort Worth: misc. developments
Replies: 18
Views: 1916

Re: Fort Worth: misc. developments

One reason Fort Worth's lagging Dallas: Billions invested with public transit https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2017/12/22/one-reason-fort-worths-lagging-dallas-billions-invested-public-transit “Fort Worth has fallen behind its competition,” the report said. “The threats facing the city...

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