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by joshua.dodd
07 Apr 2018 19:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Canyon In Oak Cliff
Replies: 27
Views: 3169

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: 93
Views: 16106

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: 208
Views: 24630

Re: Oak Lawn

I like that midrise.
by joshua.dodd
27 Mar 2018 23:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown: Adolphus Tower
Replies: 19
Views: 3329

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: 89
Views: 9660

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: 219
Views: 27093

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: 50
Views: 6429

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: 84
Views: 11425

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: 84
Views: 11425

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: 84
Views: 11425

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: 84
Views: 11425

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: 11
Views: 972

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: 114
Views: 17120

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: 64
Views: 10702

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: 21
Views: 3411

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: 3843

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: 39
Views: 3518

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: 3843

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: 3843

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: 117
Views: 18799

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: 18307

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: 18307

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: 18307

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: 47
Views: 7136

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: 84
Views: 11425

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: 111
Views: 20817

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: 93
Views: 16106

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: 13373

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: 93
Views: 16106

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: 184
Views: 27337

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: 13373

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: 14
Views: 4028

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: 21
Views: 3411

Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

Could use better architecture.
by joshua.dodd
04 Dec 2017 21:31
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: the Cotton Belt line
Replies: 119
Views: 11198

Re: the Cotton Belt line

Now show me the projected traffic numbers on 635/George Bush Turnpike. Inevitably these corridors will only grow worse with congestion.
by joshua.dodd
27 Nov 2017 01:31
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: New Oak Cliff Streetcar
Replies: 81
Views: 7117

Re: New Oak Cliff Streetcar

Crime and homeless people are synonymous to Oak Cliff. Let's get real. The concern is about the Bishops Arts District, which is a distinct island from the true horrors that is Oak Cliff.
by joshua.dodd
23 Nov 2017 18:58
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Arlington: Mass Transit
Replies: 19
Views: 2686

Re: Arlington: Mass Transit

Where is Dorothy Spur?
by joshua.dodd
23 Nov 2017 18:19
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Arlington: Mass Transit
Replies: 19
Views: 2686

Re: Arlington: Mass Transit

Arlington needs to focus on establishing a public transit system. Buses. They keep experimenting with this and that while traffic gets worse and their infrastructure gets worse. Arlington has this really bad suburban mentality that focuses too much on sports entertainment rather than essential trans...
by joshua.dodd
22 Nov 2017 23:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 194
Views: 38186

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

The tower crane is, in fact, up.

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by joshua.dodd
22 Nov 2017 13:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 228
Views: 30306

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

This building really is turning into a very very expensive redevelopment. It's going to be a long time until all of these loans can be paid off...
by joshua.dodd
19 Nov 2017 13:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Shraman South Asian Museum
Replies: 43
Views: 5083

Re: Shraman South Asian Museum

I'm really excited about this
by joshua.dodd
18 Nov 2017 01:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 46
Views: 10184

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

flyswatter wrote:There's quite a few electrical contractor vehicles parked out front of the building today. I'm trying not to get my hopes up, and thinking they're doing work inside to keep the building from falling into disrepair.


Funny you mention that. The parking lot lights were all on tonight.
by joshua.dodd
17 Nov 2017 00:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 111
Views: 20817

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

This is my only problem with many of these buildings going up. They all look the same. Dallas needs more architectural variety in its developments, and less stucco, of course.
by joshua.dodd
16 Nov 2017 23:09
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: MATA: M-Line Trolley
Replies: 70
Views: 9542

Re: MATA: M-Line Trolley

Yeah, the third one was Emma. But she had a malfunction and has been in the barn. She should be running Friday.
by joshua.dodd
16 Nov 2017 02:40
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: MATA: M-Line Trolley
Replies: 70
Views: 9542

Re: MATA: M-Line Trolley

I vaguely recall hearing it had some electrical component fail a few months ago, can't remember where or when though. I'm just glad they're back to having enough operable cars to run three in regular service, instead of just two like they did for a while. They will be running three cars by January....
by joshua.dodd
16 Nov 2017 02:38
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: MATA: M-Line Trolley
Replies: 70
Views: 9542

Re: MATA: M-Line Trolley

Cbdallas wrote:Does anyone know what happened to EMMA I have not seen her run in a long while.


Emma's sitting in the barn. She often has trouble when she goes into service. Nothing has been done with her yet as workers are working on the ex Toronto car at the moment.
by joshua.dodd
16 Nov 2017 02:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 76
Views: 11523

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

That's funny because you would think that the developers of these projects would add first level retail to their projects around the Farmer's Market. Apparently not.
by joshua.dodd
16 Nov 2017 00:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 111
Views: 20817

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

I personally think that Dallas has had enough glass. We need more brick and traditional style architecture to add into the aesthetic feature.

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