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by joshua.dodd
05 Jul 2018 02:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 68
Views: 14281

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

If anything, Waxahachie should have the HEB office since Waxahachie is the only town in the Metroplex with an HEB.
by joshua.dodd
04 Jul 2018 08:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 271
Views: 48034

Re: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)

I really wish developers would build parking garages below ground instead of above as they have finally done with this project. Nothing looks worse than a tower sitting on a parking garage podium. We have enough of that garbage...
by joshua.dodd
02 Jul 2018 15:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 229
Views: 38146

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

So prices are finally starting to level out. It's about time.
by joshua.dodd
23 Jun 2018 20:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 303
Views: 55389

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

"Extended MATA from McKinney/Cole to Cedar Springs to Olive to Houston Street to Union Station." Yeah, that's never going to happen. MATA can't even survive without DART funding. Your best bet is for the DART streetcar to extend service into the West End. Also, the city and DART needs to g...
by joshua.dodd
17 Jun 2018 15:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 292
Views: 42518

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

This tower is either cursed or there is fraud happening somewhere.
by joshua.dodd
20 May 2018 13:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Ventana (12 ST / 12 ST)
Replies: 26
Views: 4025

Re: North Dallas: Ventana (12 ST / 12 ST)

Everyone on this board lives in a fantasy.
by joshua.dodd
15 May 2018 12:57
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Streetcar
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: Dallas Streetcar

Which streetcars? MATA or the Bishops Arts cars?
by joshua.dodd
13 May 2018 00:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 292
Views: 42518

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

I pray to Buddha they do not end up demolishing this building. That would be absolutely horrible. This poor building is cursed.
by joshua.dodd
09 May 2018 20:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 229
Views: 38146

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Why is this project taking so incredibly long?
by joshua.dodd
06 May 2018 21:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: San Martín (former The MAC location)
Replies: 21
Views: 6183

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

Absolute waste of land. Just like the Mutts dog park in the West Village.
by joshua.dodd
05 May 2018 20:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 100
Views: 18197

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

https://flic.kr/p/21L7UNM Edit: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4530/38567966681_a02d9ceacb_z.jpg Hall Residence by g bud , on Flickr Why do we have ugly overhead wires downtown? The more density starts to encroach upon this side of town, the further the overhead wires will recess.
by joshua.dodd
30 Apr 2018 09:26
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Aerial (Drone) Tour of Dallas/Fort Worth
Replies: 12
Views: 1065

Re: Aerial (Drone) Tour of Dallas/Fort Worth

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by joshua.dodd
30 Apr 2018 09:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 400 Record Street
Replies: 35
Views: 6605

Re: Downtown Dallas: 400 Record Street

Honestly, the new architectural detailing at the base of this building does not fit it at all and looks absolutely terrible. This building was mutilated by additions that will be removed in 15 years.
by joshua.dodd
28 Apr 2018 13:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 229
Views: 38146

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Why is this taking so long to build?
by joshua.dodd
07 Apr 2018 19:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Canyon In Oak Cliff
Replies: 49
Views: 6017

Re: The Canyon In Oak Cliff

Looks suburban as hell. Gross.
by joshua.dodd
05 Apr 2018 14:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 152
Views: 24083

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

They have been doing utility work along Pearl. Looks like they're definitely preparing for something.
by joshua.dodd
28 Mar 2018 23:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 211
Views: 31925

Re: Oak Lawn

I like that midrise.
by joshua.dodd
27 Mar 2018 23:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown: Adolphus Tower
Replies: 21
Views: 4193

Re: Downtown: Adolphus Tower

What they really need to do is restore the original architectural facade this once boasted.
by joshua.dodd
22 Mar 2018 22:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square
Replies: 102
Views: 13737

Re: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square

ArtVandelay wrote:My kiddo loves the water features (that are in working order). The litter box is off putting as are the junkies/bums lurking around the blind spots. I hope the renovation happens.


I've also noticed that the bums and junkies are becoming a progressively huge problem in the city.
by joshua.dodd
19 Mar 2018 17:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 301
Views: 41549

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.
by joshua.dodd
14 Mar 2018 00:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 53
Views: 8757

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

Urbandreamer wrote:8BD9E6BE-DBAA-468A-AA6D-22C4ECE20D10.jpegA5F93DF5-EE31-402F-BA04-4FD798CFAA10.jpeg


Explain what is going on here...
by joshua.dodd
09 Mar 2018 18:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 121
Views: 17387

Re: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)

I would bet it was gossip. But I've heard people say that another Irish style pub is going back into the corner building. Maybe they are mistaking that for the restaurant in the base of the new tower?
by joshua.dodd
09 Mar 2018 14:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 121
Views: 17387

Re: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)

Then there's some major misunderstanding in the Uptown community. Everyone in Uptown is claiming the project is dead.
by joshua.dodd
08 Mar 2018 23:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 121
Views: 17387

Re: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)

Has anyone else heard that this project has fell through? I’m pretty sure that has been the case for quite a while if memory serves correctly. I thought the neighborhood association protested the rezoning or something along those lines. I could be way off. That was many moons ago. The neighborhood ...
by joshua.dodd
06 Mar 2018 10:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 121
Views: 17387

Re: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)

Has anyone else heard that this project has fell through?
by joshua.dodd
06 Mar 2018 10:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown
Replies: 20
Views: 1947

Re: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown

I believe we are finally starting to see a slowdown in the market. Even the tower that was supposed to replace Idle Rich off McKinney and Boll fell through.
by joshua.dodd
05 Mar 2018 16:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 158
Views: 25175

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

This project is making a massively substantial change to the dynamics of the area. It's actually quite amazing.
by joshua.dodd
10 Feb 2018 17:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel
Replies: 71
Views: 14140

Re: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel

I like how this project is situated between two buildings and doesn't take up an entire block. I'd personally like to see more developments that are built this way. It adds a nice touch of aesthetic cohesion.
by joshua.dodd
10 Feb 2018 17:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: City Lights
Replies: 38
Views: 5887

Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

Let's pray it's not a stand alone suburban style CVS...
by joshua.dodd
03 Feb 2018 13:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD Riverfront Project
Replies: 39
Views: 4909

Re: DTD Riverfront Project

The southern sector of the city is less dense and less populated than the northern districts, which is why new warehouse districts are popping up and why it is the perfect location for a new jail. . .
by joshua.dodd
03 Feb 2018 02:35
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Replies: 56
Views: 6167

Re: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava

Looks like water. But, that looks really bad.
by joshua.dodd
03 Feb 2018 02:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD Riverfront Project
Replies: 39
Views: 4909

Re: DTD Riverfront Project

Further from the city center. The 20 corridor in Dallas is essentially a warehouse district now.
by joshua.dodd
31 Jan 2018 14:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD Riverfront Project
Replies: 39
Views: 4909

Re: DTD Riverfront Project

This is the property Mark Cuban owns, right?
by joshua.dodd
31 Jan 2018 00:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 127
Views: 25064

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

I'll be honest. I hate this building. It's so damn ugly. Especially the top.
by joshua.dodd
26 Jan 2018 00:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 143
Views: 22600

Re: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt

I wonder if Foster is trying to mimick this old project, Griffin Square Tower, which never came to life.

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by joshua.dodd
26 Jan 2018 00:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 143
Views: 22600

Re: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt

mwaskow wrote:Found this rendering I had never seen before. I hope someday this project is built! In my opinion this would trump the BOA Tower as the king of the Dallas skyline.


If that is to scale, how tall is that? Compared to the Fountain Place, it is a mammoth.
by joshua.dodd
25 Jan 2018 10:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 143
Views: 22600

Re: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt

Found this rendering I had never seen before. I hope someday this project is built! In my opinion this would trump the BOA Tower as the king of the Dallas skyline. Man, I REALLY dislike this tower and its lazy, inelegant design. Give me pretty much any Pelli/SOM/Pei tower over this turd. I have to ...
by joshua.dodd
23 Jan 2018 18:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AC Hotel and Residence Inn by Marriott (Mercantile Commerce Building/1712 Commerce St)
Replies: 48
Views: 9135

Re: Downtown Dallas: AC Hotel and Residence Inn by Marriott (Mercantile Commerce Building/1712 Commerce St)

These parking garages are very contradicting. The city and these developers are trying to make Dallas more like a real urban city with urban density. Yet they keep building these buildings with parking garage podiums. The developers are still pandering to that god awful suburban, car-oriented mental...
by joshua.dodd
22 Jan 2018 12:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 121
Views: 17387

Re: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)

I'm glad Idle Rich is finally about to close. Can't wait to see it demolished and a new tower rise in it's place!
by joshua.dodd
08 Jan 2018 14:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 125
Views: 26686

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

The Christopher really does add depth to this area. I can't believe how this area went from open spaces to suddenly striking canyons of glass.
by joshua.dodd
03 Jan 2018 00:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 152
Views: 24083

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

I'm referring to signs outside apartments around Uptown saying the first 8 weeks rent free.
by joshua.dodd
01 Jan 2018 13:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: M Line Tower (240 FT / 20 ST)
Replies: 64
Views: 15669

Re: Uptown Dallas: M Line Tower (240 FT / 20 ST)

Time will tell. But it really does seem like a slowdown to me.
by joshua.dodd
30 Dec 2017 13:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 152
Views: 24083

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

Is there credible rumor that this project has been canned? I hope not. However, I'm starting to see signs that there's a slowdown in the housing market.
by joshua.dodd
30 Dec 2017 13:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 229
Views: 38146

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

What's going on with this site? I pass by it nearly every day and for the past few weeks I have seen practically no work being done.
by joshua.dodd
30 Dec 2017 13:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: M Line Tower (240 FT / 20 ST)
Replies: 64
Views: 15669

Re: Uptown Dallas: M Line Tower (240 FT / 20 ST)

I noticed a sign out front of M-Line Tower that says the first 8 weeks are rent free. Is this just a gimmick to attract tenets or could it be a sign of a slowdown in the market?
by joshua.dodd
23 Dec 2017 21:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: San Martín (former The MAC location)
Replies: 21
Views: 6183

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

What a waste of property. This plot of land could have been far more efficiently used had they built a tower here.
by joshua.dodd
07 Dec 2017 20:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: City Lights
Replies: 38
Views: 5887

Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

Could use better architecture.

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