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by Tnexster
19 Jun 2018 21:41
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Fantasy DART Streetcar Expansion Map
Replies: 24
Views: 686

Re: Fantasy DART Streetcar Expansion Map

Amazing that the streetcar line was that extensive back in 1925
by Tnexster
19 Jun 2018 21:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 81
Views: 11480

Re: West End 1.0

One thing I wish Dallas would do better is rooftop green space.
by Tnexster
19 Jun 2018 21:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 254
Views: 49081

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

Starting to work on the 8th floor of the garage, should be close to starting the residential portion soon.
by Tnexster
18 Jun 2018 21:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Thanksgiving Tower
Replies: 34
Views: 6959

Re: Downtown Dallas: Thanksgiving Tower

The Beck Group's relocating to downtown Dallas' Thanksgiving Tower

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... ving-tower
by Tnexster
18 Jun 2018 21:06
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 140
Views: 21183

Re: DFW Economy

There is a ton of growth here and I don't really feel like we are overbuilding, if anything we could probably see more just to keep up.
by Tnexster
18 Jun 2018 21:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 81
Views: 11480

Re: West End 1.0

I kinda like the way this building is giving West End some height on the far side.
by Tnexster
18 Jun 2018 20:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 142
Views: 22364

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

They started glassing in the tower today or very recently.
by Tnexster
17 Jun 2018 22:44
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 241
Views: 32067

Re: Legacy West

Cool, nice to see some pics...thanks for posting.
by Tnexster
16 Jun 2018 17:09
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 104
Views: 13373

Re: Trinity River Park

Removal of Standing Wave is now underway. Santa Fe Trestle Trail is now closed for the remainder of 2018. City of Dallas is in violation of the River and Harbors Act due to improper design and construction of the Standing Wave. No loop trail route is available other than going further south and cro...
by Tnexster
16 Jun 2018 17:06
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: General roads/transport. issues
Replies: 2
Views: 157

Re: General roads/transport. issues

It's a mess....
by Tnexster
16 Jun 2018 16:58
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Lewisville: misc. developments
Replies: 1
Views: 127

Re: Lewisville: misc. developments

https://vimeo.com/219007477

So, was curious as to how this is going to look. This looks like another example of the classic suburban answer to incorporating urban into your community. Just make something sort of urbanish somewhere on the property and surround it with golf courses and houses.
by Tnexster
16 Jun 2018 16:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace West/West Village: Residential Tower (~250 FT / 23 ST) / Hilton Canopy (8 ST)
Replies: 72
Views: 13576

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

That looks very nice, and that view of downtown is awesome. I am sure it is much better in person.
by Tnexster
12 Jun 2018 22:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 98
Views: 15370

Re: Museum Tower

Wish they could extend the park 50 feet on the other side of Pearl, add some more green space.
by Tnexster
12 Jun 2018 17:59
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: The Star
Replies: 26
Views: 4469

Re: Frisco: The Star

High-rise apartment construction starts at Dallas Cowboys' Star in Frisco https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/06/11/high-rise-apartment-construction-starts-dallas-cowboys-star-frisco Construction has kicked off on the high-rise apartment tower joining the Dallas Cowboy's Star compl...
by Tnexster
12 Jun 2018 17:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 98
Views: 15370

Re: Museum Tower

So it's 82% sold now?
by Tnexster
12 Jun 2018 17:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 286
Views: 39562

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

I hope this works
by Tnexster
11 Jun 2018 21:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)
Replies: 98
Views: 14670

Re: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)

I see it every day and think it looks nice.
by Tnexster
09 Jun 2018 11:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Fort Worth: misc. developments
Replies: 24
Views: 2982

Re: Fort Worth: misc. developments

Fort Worth was almost there, just inches away from scoring an IKEA, now IKEA has pulled the plug and is moving in another direction. My question is, what does this do for the odds that Dallas could see one of these new urban IKEA concepts appearing in city center? If and when Dallas sees a third sto...
by Tnexster
08 Jun 2018 16:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 42
Views: 8319

Re: West Dallas Developments

West Dallas residential community near Trinity Groves will bring hundreds of homes https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/06/08/west-dallas-residential-community-near-trinity-groves-will-bring-hundreds-new-homes He said the first phase of the SoHo Square project will have 229 homes — ...
by Tnexster
08 Jun 2018 16:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 112
Views: 15272

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Beck seems like a joke at this point. Doing much more damage than good.
by Tnexster
08 Jun 2018 16:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 286
Views: 39562

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

I hope it's not dead, this is such an active part of downtown with lots of people milling about, this particular property would be such a great addition to the level of activity we see in that area.
by Tnexster
08 Jun 2018 16:22
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 174
Views: 23060

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Does anyone else feel like Amazon has started a new trend and now more and more companies are going to start pulling this: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/news/2018/06/05/army-wants-new-hq-high-tech-future-dallas-scope HQ2 has been publicized more, but this has been a trend for a long time. It has,...
by Tnexster
07 Jun 2018 21:48
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 123
Views: 18316

Re: DFW Airport

DFW Airport to spend $35 million to add 125-room extended-stay hotel

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/dfw ... stay-hotel
by Tnexster
07 Jun 2018 21:44
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Wade Park
Replies: 53
Views: 6766

Re: Frisco: Wade Park

Is it wrong to be happy this partially built and dead project with a giant unfinished deepwater pond is sitting in Frisco and not downtown?
by Tnexster
07 Jun 2018 21:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 166
Views: 27019

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

A Dallas developer traded affordable housing to build higher. Will others? https://www.dallasnews.com/news/dallas-city-hall/2018/06/07/dallas-developertraded-affordable-housing-build-higher-will-others This is considered affordable? In the current proposal, affordable housing means that families ma...
by Tnexster
05 Jun 2018 21:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 204
Views: 34450

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

They started setting the forms for floor six this week.
by Tnexster
05 Jun 2018 21:46
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 174
Views: 23060

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Project Apollo is a tech company. So....it's not a tech company but a printing company looking in south Dallas. What is Project Apollo? For Dallas, it could mean a $50 million investment https://www.dallasnews.com/business/jobs/2018/06/05/project-apollo-southern-dallas-could-mean-50-million-investm...
by Tnexster
05 Jun 2018 21:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 254
Views: 49081

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

They are setting the floor for the 7th level of the parking structure this week.
by Tnexster
05 Jun 2018 21:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No. 10 Harwood (22 ST)
Replies: 70
Views: 13054

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

I'm waiting for some of the glass to make an appearance.
by Tnexster
03 Jun 2018 12:37
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown pocket plazas
Replies: 13
Views: 2499

Re: Downtown pocket plazas

Interesting story, don't think I ever noticed it before today. Maybe there will be a reason to turn that fountain back on in the future. Lots of empty parking lots there waiting for something better.
by Tnexster
02 Jun 2018 16:18
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 123
Views: 18316

Re: DFW Airport

I'm surprised there is enough demand in Del Rio for service.
by Tnexster
02 Jun 2018 15:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Mid Elm Lofts
Replies: 43
Views: 5772

Re: Mid Elm Lofts

That looks very nice
by Tnexster
02 Jun 2018 09:53
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Old Footage of Dallas
Replies: 18
Views: 507

Re: Old Footage of Dallas

Those are fun, I wish I could walk into one of those videos and just take a look around.
by Tnexster
02 Jun 2018 09:35
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Autonomous Vehicle Thread
Replies: 58
Views: 5632

Re: Autonomous Vehicle Thread

Corgan offers stackable design for skyports where Uber's flying taxis will takeoff, land https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2018/06/01/corgan-offers-stackable-design-for-skyports-where.html How many landings per hour can the skyports designed by Corgan handle? The way we approached our design ...
by Tnexster
02 Jun 2018 09:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 336
Views: 49446

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

North Oak Cliff Development Update: Several Projects Close to Closing Phase 1

https://candysdirt.com/2018/06/01/your- ... te-part-1/
by Tnexster
30 May 2018 21:21
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-35W - North Frwy. ("North Tarrant Express")
Replies: 4
Views: 481

Re: I-35W - North Frwy. ("North Tarrant Express")

There is never enough money to keep up with this stuff. Fix one thing, create a new problem.
by Tnexster
30 May 2018 21:15
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: New Census Population Estimates
Replies: 72
Views: 8661

Re: New Census Population Estimates

You can zone all you want, but unless people want density all you'll get is vacant lots. The truth is that density is like mass transit: 98% of the population wants it...for someone else. I know that's not a popular position here, but it's the reality. Truth, were I live density is a four letter wo...
by Tnexster
30 May 2018 21:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 303
Views: 44704

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Deep Ellum should "create" a holiday event along the lines of Mardi Gras. NoLa has Mardis Gras, San Antonio has Fiesta, we should take some random historical event and turn it into an excuse to drink and party. Can we just steal the St Patty's Day parade from Greenville? It's just way too...
by Tnexster
30 May 2018 20:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 32
Views: 5050

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

Nice looking addition to Davis, although I miss the old Gloria's, used to go there often.
by Tnexster
26 May 2018 22:26
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: North Texas lakes
Replies: 3
Views: 185

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: 3554

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: 140
Views: 21183

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: 2413

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: 204
Views: 34450

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: 17060

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: 18
Views: 996

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...

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