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by homeworld1031tx
02 Dec 2020 21:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: The National/Thompson Hotel (1401 Elm)
Replies: 629
Views: 303491

Re: DTD: The National/Thompson Hotel (1401 Elm)

It really is a fantastic turn around for the building, but I still can't figure out how this ended up costing ~$450 million bucks. Isn't that the cost of a brand new, very tall skyscraper?
by homeworld1031tx
23 Nov 2020 18:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Preston Center
Replies: 49
Views: 16964

Re: Preston Center

That's a 630,000 sq ft tower? Looks much smaller.
by homeworld1031tx
15 Oct 2020 22:47
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 200
Views: 75979

Re: Downtown Progress

Two relatively large buildings between Meadow and Royal, right off of 75, were demolished over the last few months. They had been heavily damaged by the tornado from last October. I'm not at all sure how the lease cancellation works when you're building is destroyed.

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by homeworld1031tx
14 Oct 2020 17:20
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 155
Views: 67523

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

That's awesome! Thank you to Jacbos for the philanthropy. I am curious as to how the ice rink will work.
by homeworld1031tx
14 Oct 2020 17:03
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 200
Views: 75979

Re: Downtown Progress

I wonder if the demolition of some of those offices around 75 and walnut contributed to the massive reduction.
by homeworld1031tx
12 Oct 2020 11:57
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1119
Views: 497352

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Nice Kelly, great sleuthing - congrats and thanks!

The article is behind a paywall, any chance we could at least get some of the renderings posted here?
by homeworld1031tx
06 Oct 2020 09:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School
Replies: 87
Views: 39433

Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

What a great spot for a tower, at least from a Downtown perspective. It'll partially cover up the dull-looking Sheraton and make use of a relatively undesirable lot. Win win. Definitely a win win. Lol except for the ad revenue that the Sheraton was making off of the full building Apple ads that hav...
by homeworld1031tx
04 Oct 2020 12:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 788
Views: 357110

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

And yet bishop arts is now more lively, occupied, and visited than it has ever been
by homeworld1031tx
22 Sep 2020 23:20
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 424
Views: 192514

Re: DFW Economy

People aren't rubes because they have a different POV or priorities than you, or they support a different candidate than yours. I really wish people would stop denigrating others based on their political affiliation. You're correct, having a different POV than me or anyone else doesn't make someone...
by homeworld1031tx
22 Sep 2020 13:51
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 424
Views: 192514

Re: DFW Economy

Lol there is no way TikTok is going to employ 25K people. That is an utter pipe dream. To put this all in context: Twitter has, in total, 5k employees. TikTok is a more challenging software problem to solve, but that work is already done in China. At this point, the current TikTok deal also maintain...
by homeworld1031tx
21 Sep 2020 17:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Red Bird Mall
Replies: 62
Views: 33998

Re: Red Bird Mall

That's great news, glad they're having success.
by homeworld1031tx
16 Sep 2020 13:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 152
Views: 62659

Re: The Link at Uptown

R1070 wrote:Wait until the 20 story garage is built next to the Ascent.



Not familiar with this project - what exactly is it? Additional parking for AAC? Is the city doing it?
by homeworld1031tx
13 Sep 2020 00:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 412
Views: 219507

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

jegchachi wrote:Some additional update pics.


Great pics, thanks for posting. My main take away from these is how great 75 is here. I wish all highways around the urban core were trenched in such a manner. From this vantage point you truly would not know it was there if you didn't already know what to look for.
by homeworld1031tx
31 Aug 2020 23:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 152
Views: 62659

Re: The Link at Uptown

DallasMan wrote:Ha, gosh, that is a ton of parking


Seriously, imagine having to traverse that, back and forth, to get to a top floor parking spot each day. Could easily eat up 5 minutes if you're doing it during a congested time.
by homeworld1031tx
30 Jul 2020 13:58
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 424
Views: 192514

Re: DFW Economy

I've heard CRE people contend that companies will be seeking more real estate moving forward and not less, to accommodate employee spacing/distancing and such, but I'm still not buying it. At some point, employers will pull their employees back into the office. The idea that white-collar managerial...
by homeworld1031tx
21 Jun 2020 15:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Routh and Cedar Springs
Replies: 28
Views: 10109

Re: Uptown Dallas: Routh and Cedar Springs

Any updates on this one? Have the bars located on this plot closed up shop yet?
by homeworld1031tx
21 Jun 2020 15:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: Old Parkland
Replies: 51
Views: 21216

Re: Oaklawn: Old Parkland

Didn't realize this either, this will be an exciting random architectural addition
by homeworld1031tx
15 Jun 2020 11:25
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 432
Views: 218310

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

This thing is such a joke. Spend a billion dollars on creating a 'shuttle' like aircraft service between Love and Hobby (hell, spend an extra billion to build a special terminal at each airport to handle the unique traffic and low security needs) and then spend the left over $28 billion on solar pan...
by homeworld1031tx
15 Jun 2020 11:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Cedar Maple Plaza I,II & III (2301 Cedar Springs Rd.)
Replies: 80
Views: 34415

Re: Uptown Dallas: Cedar Maple Plaza I,II & III (2301 Cedar Springs Rd.)

Have the 'french style' low rise offices that are on this site been vacated yet?
by homeworld1031tx
01 Jun 2020 13:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Kroger
Replies: 41
Views: 15584

Re: East Dallas: Kroger

This is 3500 feet from the city place Krogers, and just 1500 feet from the neighborhood wal-mart - why are they bothering to build one so close? I feel like grocery stores in uptown are actually being overbuilt at the moment. new tom thumbs at the union, the gables mckinney, the planned central mark...
by homeworld1031tx
22 May 2020 15:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Covid-19 Business Casualties
Replies: 60
Views: 12591

Re: Dallas Covid-19 Business Casualties

Ross and hall also goes down. https://lakewood.advocatemag.com/2020/05/20/permanent-restaurant-closures/ This place never had enough traffic from what I saw. The building and layout is nice but for some reason the decor felt sterile/fake. Tough to compete with eastbound and down is just a few stree...
by homeworld1031tx
19 May 2020 15:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: City Lights
Replies: 122
Views: 71107

Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

Never though I'd see the day... This one has been in the makings for such a long time. Glad it's finally almost there. Shame that we're losing the density from the Elan dev next door. Any news on what is to come of that building? I'm really hoping they only knock down a portion of it so that they ca...
by homeworld1031tx
16 May 2020 16:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Covid-19 Business Casualties
Replies: 60
Views: 12591

Re: Dallas Covid-19 Business Casualties

Was any reasoning given for closing the West End Station McDonalds? I thought that location did quite a lot of business??
by homeworld1031tx
02 Apr 2020 13:26
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: The Daily Digital 4.0
Replies: 79
Views: 43981

Re: The Daily Digital 4.0

Fantastic picture comparison. Thanks for sharing. Really hoping the Little Mexico apartment blocks get taken out sooner rather than later, either for a redevelopment opportunity or to be replaced by a large park. I get that they are low income/subsidized hosing, but that land is just too valuable to...
by homeworld1031tx
29 Mar 2020 22:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 757
Views: 366466

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Great video. Is that yours or are you just reposting? Asking because I'd love some more info about the drive through testing if you know any. I'm guessing it wasn't open at this point (either for the day or it hadn't been brought online yet in totality) due to the lack of cars.
by homeworld1031tx
26 Mar 2020 12:33
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 424
Views: 192514

Re: DFW Economy

Looks like its starting. In these hard COVID-19 times, closures of bars and restaurants around Dallas are coming fast and furious. But this closure has its own sad tale: Punch Bowl Social, the restaurant and game chain that opened in Deep Ellum in June 2019, has shuttered possibly not just on a tem...
by homeworld1031tx
23 Mar 2020 13:59
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 424
Views: 192514

Re: DFW Economy

Well, I spoke too soon. My GM relieved me this morning, and gave me 2 options. Either a full temporary layoff, or a cutback to 24 hours (3 nights)/week. I've gotta call the Workforce office and see which of these is the better deal. In either case, IDK what I'll have left after rent/bills/DART (if ...
by homeworld1031tx
18 Mar 2020 09:35
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 424
Views: 192514

Re: DFW Economy

Appreciate the in person insights into your industry. Please keep them coming during this very bizarre event, and most importantly, I wish you and your colleagues the best of luck getting through this.
by homeworld1031tx
10 Mar 2020 13:29
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 424
Views: 192514

Re: DFW Economy

I just looked at the forecast for the next month at the hotel where I work, and every night but 2, we will be projected to be at less than 50% occupancy. The hotel company even has a new request code for those with reservations wanting to cancel based on the coronavirus situation. Very interesting....
by homeworld1031tx
10 Mar 2020 09:37
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 424
Views: 192514

Re: DFW Economy

With the recent cratering in oil prices, how do you guys think this will affect the DFW and Texas economies? Most of the reports that I've seen state that with oil at the 30 bucks a barrel range, nearly all new wells are unprofitable to drill. I know that DFW isn't as closely tied to the oil industr...
by homeworld1031tx
05 Mar 2020 09:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 757
Views: 366466

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Tnexster wrote:This has a fairly impressive footprint.


I was thinking the same thing - for a relatively small tower, especially from the renderings that I've seen, they sure have dug up a large area of land.
by homeworld1031tx
02 Mar 2020 10:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 188
Views: 94886

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Any idea how this building is supposed to add up to 1 million square feet of space? If it's just 20 stories of office space (according to the dmn article as the rest of the height will be above grade parking), 1m sqft seems like quite a lot. Most of the 20-25 story towers in uptown are 300k sqft.
by homeworld1031tx
02 Mar 2020 10:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 299
Views: 153393

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Thanks for the pictures thrillhouse! Lol @ your username too. We should play some bonestorm some time.
by homeworld1031tx
20 Feb 2020 09:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 483
Views: 248852

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

... the long-vacant Stampede 66, all along McKinney south of the Crescent. Quick aside about Stampede 66. The Uptown vacancy resulted in them opening up a new space at Watters Creek, on the border of Plano and Allen off of 75. We tried going there for an informal business lunch a few weeks ago and ...
by homeworld1031tx
19 Feb 2020 13:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 757
Views: 366466

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Lot F is the almost exclusively handicapped spot lot. I wonder what the implications of removing those dedicated spots are.
by homeworld1031tx
12 Feb 2020 21:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 217
Views: 138447

Re: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)

Any one want to speculate on why a pretty generic property sold for so much? Really surprised that it didn't include the residential portion too.
by homeworld1031tx
05 Feb 2020 14:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1067
Views: 440458

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

The Galleria office is exclusively AWS, right? Would this new office be AWS or Amazon retail? All reporting seems to suggest otherwise. Perhaps, it is AWS that is allegedly shopping for this new space. Reporting suggests what as otherwise? That the Galleria office is exclusively *not* AWS? The Gall...
by homeworld1031tx
05 Feb 2020 10:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1067
Views: 440458

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

The Galleria office is exclusively AWS, right? Would this new office be AWS or Amazon retail?
by homeworld1031tx
03 Feb 2020 14:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 299
Views: 153393

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

I don't recall ever seeing a rendering for that southern face of the building, but wouldn't it be hilarious if they revised the design to spite the townhome owners after they tried their nimby campaign.
by homeworld1031tx
31 Jan 2020 09:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 788
Views: 357110

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

The large tower appears to be on the land where a building that is currently occupied by '44 Build' sits. They're a pretty cool custom furniture company that does build outs for commercial clients. They have a cool instagram that's worth following (@44dtx), I wonder where they're going to move to. T...
by homeworld1031tx
29 Jan 2020 11:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District 1.0
Replies: 72
Views: 31604

Re: Design District 1.0

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:What's up with 80's lambo and the guy in a suit in the front of the rendering? Lol


Excuse me that's a Ferrari 308GTB ;)
by homeworld1031tx
26 Jan 2020 14:58
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: The Colony: Grandscape
Replies: 26
Views: 13549

Re: The Colony: Grandscape

Drove by this area last night, and holy hell is it massive. The apartment tower + parking garage going up looks almost like a mini Parkland.
by homeworld1031tx
23 Jan 2020 23:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 147
Views: 64776

Re: Lower Greenville Development

Went to Desert Racer again just now and it was packed. Gotta feel bad for the Haymaker guys, they spent all that money renovating the place and then weren't able to find success; these new guys move in with a quick remodel after all the hard work is done and are packed. The restaurant business is a ...
by homeworld1031tx
23 Jan 2020 23:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: The Quadrangle
Replies: 33
Views: 14926

Re: Uptown Dallas: The Quadrangle

Interesting to hear, but a welcome stay of execution non-the-less. The original timeline was for BBC to close down at EOY 2019. Wonder what this means for the development overall.
by homeworld1031tx
22 Jan 2020 11:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 348
Views: 168665

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Jeez, I just looked at some of the pictures of the scarlet pumpernickle on Yelp. Looks like it was never fully built out. Feel bad for whoever was developing it, it looks like they clearly ran out of funds half way through.

https://www.yelp.com/biz/ye-olde-scarle ... ern-dallas
by homeworld1031tx
21 Jan 2020 08:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 483
Views: 248852

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Anyone know what's going on with the "77" place off of Henderson? It looks like its been closed for the last couple of weeks after opening relatively recently to what appear to be packed crowds.
by homeworld1031tx
13 Jan 2020 10:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 147
Views: 64776

Re: Lower Greenville Development

I went to Desert Racer on Tuesday 1/7. Very cool set up and when I arrived at 915pm the inside tables were about half full. The patio was essentially completely empty (which was fair as it was about 45 F) but it will be a great place to hang out once the weather warms up. Hope this place has better ...
by homeworld1031tx
11 Jan 2020 18:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Alexan Skyline Goat Hill
Replies: 34
Views: 18070

Re: Alexan Skyline Goat Hill

Has any of the retail here opened? I've noticed the sign up for "Local Tap and Table" for a few months now, but can't find much info about it online. It has a facebook page that was established in April 2019 but it hasn't been updated since. Did it fall through?
by homeworld1031tx
11 Jan 2020 17:26
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: General roads/transport. issues
Replies: 26
Views: 15825

Re: General roads/transport. issues

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:He never said anything about toll roads tho lol


Lmao my thoughts exactly
by homeworld1031tx
09 Jan 2020 23:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - 505 North Ervay (owned by First Baptist)
Replies: 95
Views: 34565

Re: Downtown Dallas - 505 North Ervay (owned by First Baptist)

How is this church so popular? Where do its ...patrons..? flock..? (I know there is a word for it but it's escaping me) live?? I can't imagine that there is a sizeable church going crowd in the downtown or even uptown area, and this thing has been around for ages. Do people really commute into downt...

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