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by homeworld1031tx
12 Sep 2019 12:55
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction
Replies: 90
Views: 25493

Re: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction

This article also mentioned I35 between denton county (lets call it 121) and 635.... what the hell? that section JUST completed construction within the last year??? They did a terrible job of it too, with no extra capacity to the main line lanes, and only a one way HOT system. The bridge over belt l...
by homeworld1031tx
29 Aug 2019 11:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: (PWC) Park District Tower (316 FT | 20 ST) + Residences at Park District (385 FT | 32 ST)
Replies: 176
Views: 61167

Re: Uptown Dallas: (PWC) Park District Tower (316 FT | 20 ST) + Residences at Park District (385 FT | 32 ST)

Going to be realll funny to see what happens to the train wreck that is WeWork once these building owners and managers start building out much cheaper but just as nice coworking spaces using their spare unleased office space.
by homeworld1031tx
28 Aug 2019 12:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: City Lights
Replies: 98
Views: 27412

Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

I biked across here last night. It looks like they have brought in some portable cranes to begin removing the fallen one. Citylights never really stopped construction for a significant amount of time. I remember biking by it a week after the crane fell and noticed a small mobile crane that was being...
by homeworld1031tx
27 Aug 2019 08:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 608
Views: 159389

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Jeez, can we not? The building looks fantastic just the way it is. No need to try this hard to make it 'fit in' with the deep ellum aesthetic (which hasn't existed in an original form for at least 5 years now...)
by homeworld1031tx
15 Aug 2019 14:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 196
Views: 43855

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

This thread has me super nervous because every time there is a new update I fear that it'll be something about a citizens council or HOA being able to jam it up. Good to see that they're making progress as I'm really excited about this one.
by homeworld1031tx
15 Aug 2019 12:58
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 244
Views: 70343

Re: DFW Economy

Huh, if there are ~40k units under construction right now, with most of them taking about 1 year to deliver, and we only needs 230k 11 years out, it seems like we're slightly over building at the moment. 40k units also seems incredibly high, last I remember the average (high) numbers were like 25k/y...
by homeworld1031tx
13 Aug 2019 09:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 608
Views: 159389

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

6th street has been a crazy part of Austin for late nights for years but it seems like they can handle it as well. There are major fights every weekend on 6th street, but they are always just drunken brawls that are broken up by the mounted police (lol.) and it's almost part of the party vibe. If D...
by homeworld1031tx
12 Aug 2019 15:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 433
Views: 93306

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Uber just announced a tech hiring freeze today, which comes a few weeks after they just laid off another ~500 people in their marketing department. This company does not have legs and I really hope they're not coming into the city due to a 'benefit now, pay later' tax break. They won't be around to...
by homeworld1031tx
12 Aug 2019 13:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 433
Views: 93306

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Uber just announced a tech hiring freeze today, which comes a few weeks after they just laid off another ~500 people in their marketing department. This company does not have legs and I really hope they're not coming into the city due to a 'benefit now, pay later' tax break. They won't be around to ...
by homeworld1031tx
11 Aug 2019 17:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 100
Views: 16873

Re: The Link at Uptown

Didn't we establish that the 20-23 story max height has something to do with elevators? You need extra banks or express elevators once you go above that range, so going any higher introduces a lot of added costs by now requiring entirely new banks of elevators.
by homeworld1031tx
09 Aug 2019 00:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn
Replies: 39
Views: 7268

Re: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn

Beautiful building, hoping to see lots more like this
by homeworld1031tx
08 Aug 2019 13:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Routh and Cedar Springs
Replies: 24
Views: 2203

Re: Uptown Dallas: Routh and Cedar Springs

Dang we're really going to lose a lot of the last bastions of nightlife in uptown. BBC going away with the Quadrangle redevelopment, and now 3 of the last large bars in the area with this, if it goes through as planned. This doesn't personally effect me as I do not frequent these places any more, bu...
by homeworld1031tx
07 Aug 2019 13:15
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DFW rail transit maps
Replies: 4
Views: 752

Re: DFW rail transit maps

Hell ya man, these are awesome, thanks for making and sharing!
by homeworld1031tx
02 Aug 2019 10:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 139
Views: 41823

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

Was just looking at this area on gmaps and noticed that the Idle Rich building is surprisingly currently occupied by another nightclub. I know that the original tower that they closed Idle Rich down for was delayed or cancelled - does any one have any info on what may be happening? Did they have to ...
by homeworld1031tx
26 Jul 2019 15:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: The Quadrangle
Replies: 28
Views: 3509

Re: Uptown Dallas: The Quadrangle

Damn, sorry to see BBC go. One of the last good bars in uptown
by homeworld1031tx
12 Jul 2019 10:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 136
Views: 36872

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)

exelone31 wrote:"Quick! To the trademark office! We must protect the name 'Swexan' at all costs. Once our competitors hear it, they will be falling all over themselves to steal it!"


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by homeworld1031tx
01 Jul 2019 12:15
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 354
Views: 85039

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

This is a really interesting one. I noticed that a pretty dilapidated hotel on the NW corner of 75 and 635 was reonvated above a year ago into something called "Hotel Alexis". I felt pretty bad for the guys because it looks like they put a fair amount of money into it, and then it was tota...
by homeworld1031tx
27 Jun 2019 13:38
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: East Dallas
Replies: 3
Views: 3172

Re: East Dallas

Looking forward to hopefully more posts from you, I enjoyed seeing your work on the old forum!
by homeworld1031tx
14 Jun 2019 15:04
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Mill Creek Drainage Relief Tunnel
Replies: 6
Views: 1284

Re: Mill Creek Drainage Relief Tunnel

Comment that i posted to the dmn story... Interesting that such a large and long tunnel is only going to cost $300 million for the entire project. If it's 5 miles long this is really coming out to 60 million per mile all in. The recent 2nd ave subway in new york was something like 2 billion per mile...
by homeworld1031tx
14 Jun 2019 15:03
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Mill Creek Drainage Relief Tunnel
Replies: 6
Views: 1284

Mill Creek Drainage Relief Tunnel

Didn't see a topic for this even though it's been in the works for a while, so I thought I'd post one http://millcreektunnel.com/ The Mill Creek Drainage Relief Tunnel is a construction project that will bring needed infrastructure improvement to east Dallas. The tunnel, which stretches from the Sta...
by homeworld1031tx
11 Jun 2019 15:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: City Lights
Replies: 98
Views: 27412

Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

I don't get the comments either. A crane fell on the building - it didn't catch on fire and only one section was damaged, and a building that is 96% occupied per the news only 6 people were injured. The crane fell through the parking garage - made of concrete. What kind of building could survive th...
by homeworld1031tx
10 Jun 2019 12:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: City Lights
Replies: 98
Views: 27412

Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

Brings up a question that I've had for a long time. If looks like the garage of the Elan building was damaged pretty severely. These garages in this style of apartment design are usually built first with a crane, and then completely wrapped around with the structure of the apartment housing units. H...
by homeworld1031tx
03 Jun 2019 11:07
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 246
Views: 68830

Re: Silver Line

All this time I've been against these commuter rail options since they frankly represent a waste of resources to me, but it's interesting to think how automated mobility might make these very attractive in the next twenty years. If driverless taxis are cheap enough, a user could easily hop on one fr...
by homeworld1031tx
31 May 2019 14:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on Phil Kingston
Replies: 5
Views: 935

Re: Thoughts on Phil Kingston

Interesting thoughts for sure. Would love to get further input from the forum on the candidates. I am not really sure which way to go here and there is not really enough info about city council members out there on the net
by homeworld1031tx
30 May 2019 21:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thoughts on Phil Kingston
Replies: 5
Views: 935

Thoughts on Phil Kingston

I'm not nearly as involved in city council politics as I should be, but I have never had anything notably against Kingston. During this election cycle though, the main form of ads that I've seen from his campaign involve him essentially stating that land use is important and from the imagery (no spe...
by homeworld1031tx
21 May 2019 15:45
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 206
Views: 59706

Re: DFW Airport

Why would it cost $3 Billion to build a 24-gate terminal? By comparison, New Orleans is finishing their new airport terminal with 35 gates for just over $1 Billion. A fair questions, and I'm also surprised at how small this terminal will be. Wasn't the entire rebuilding of Love Field on $519 millio...
by homeworld1031tx
15 May 2019 09:50
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: US 75-N. Central Expwy.
Replies: 11
Views: 2794

Re: US 75-N. Central Expwy.

I drive 75 from Lovers north into Richardson every morning, and I gotta say - the highway really does look fantastic this spring/summer. The new foliage is beautiful and does enhance the experience (luckily I leave late enough to not get stuck in traffic so I don't have that dragging me down :D ) I ...
by homeworld1031tx
14 May 2019 16:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 633
Views: 163078

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Thanks for the positive update. It's very surprising to hear there was some activity considering it's a Tuesday during the day. I really think the Stars getting so deep into the playoffs really helped bring a TON of people out to the area at just the right time. So many people were telling me they ...
by homeworld1031tx
06 May 2019 14:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 155
Views: 43610

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

So I love the project, but I think one down side of this is: what happens to the Uptown Whole Foods? With the Tom Thumbs opening up in between uptown and victory park, the need for a 'regular' grocer has now been met, and with the central market opening up less than a mile north of the uptown whole ...
by homeworld1031tx
11 Apr 2019 15:12
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Replies: 99
Views: 23727

Re: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava

^ LOL. Griggs is just another politician with his own set of boondoggles. How many tens of millions of dollars did the city waste on his stupid streetcar? The thing is so useless they can't even charge a dollar to ride it, because it would be too embarrassing to see it totally empty instead of just...
by homeworld1031tx
02 Apr 2019 16:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Shraman South Asian Museum
Replies: 104
Views: 28043

Re: Shraman South Asian Museum

YES!! I am finally the person on the boards with an inside scoop. FINALLY!!! Jokes aside, I heard from someone in the know that there isn't anything to get excited about here. Apparently they are cleaning up the lot to make way for a special event for grade school age children. They are working in p...
by homeworld1031tx
26 Mar 2019 09:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Mockingbird Station
Replies: 95
Views: 22923

Re: Dallas Mockingbird Station

Ironic how we are talking about traffic congestion and championing the fact that this building is adjacent to a DART station. If traffic and parking reach a critical level, then perhaps people will consider jumping in a train more often. This is really too funny. Really hoping this gets built. We g...
by homeworld1031tx
11 Mar 2019 13:13
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Google Maps updated imagery (Nov 18)
Replies: 6
Views: 1354

Re: Google Maps updated imagery (Nov 18)

Yes, my apologies, right now it is only visible on google earth. Should have picked a better title.
by homeworld1031tx
10 Mar 2019 17:27
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Google Maps updated imagery (Nov 18)
Replies: 6
Views: 1354

Google Maps updated imagery (Nov 18)

Google Earth has updated imagery for Dallas that is dated as Nov 2018. They must have put it up there fairly recently because I think I checked 2 weeks ago and it was still the Aug '17 imagery at that time. Looking at the Uptown (or more generally north of downtown area) I'm really starting to see t...
by homeworld1031tx
07 Mar 2019 22:02
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 244
Views: 70343

Re: DFW Economy

Would be interesting to see how these numbers looked if they took airbnb into account. I'm sure a much larger fraction of Austin rentals are through house 'sharing' apps since their tourism market is so strong.
by homeworld1031tx
01 Mar 2019 14:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 633
Views: 163078

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Kelley USA wrote:
jetnd87 wrote:The Victor is just residential, unless you're referring to some other Hines office project?


Pretty sure he's talking about this Hines Victory project...

http://www.dudapaine.com/portfolio_page ... rk-center/



Ya I was referring that bad boy which was first mentioned, what, in 2015???
by homeworld1031tx
01 Mar 2019 10:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 633
Views: 163078

Re: Victory Park 3.0

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/03/01/uptown-dallas-developers-gearing-next-round-office-building From Dallas Morning News Some of the new office towers in the works for the area include: Granite Properties' Cedar Maple Plaza, a 27-story office project on Cedar Springs Road acro...
by homeworld1031tx
26 Feb 2019 11:44
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Replies: 99
Views: 23727

Re: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava

This is pretty insane. So we essentially just paid for what is now a giant sculpture at a cost for something that is designed to structural characteristics.
by homeworld1031tx
21 Feb 2019 19:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 52
Views: 6499

Re: Deep Ellum: Hines Project - 2700 Commerce

I know this is going to be a bit of an unpopular opinion on the forum, but IMO we're rapidly approaching the point at which the city is going to have to build a public parking garage in the area if the retail developments want to continue to get the same volume of out of the neighborhood traffic tha...
by homeworld1031tx
13 Feb 2019 15:50
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 244
Views: 70343

Re: DFW Economy

I had heard that (at the height of the boom) DFW was adding ~300-400 residents a day, I just wasn't sure how consistent that number was. I'm sure these numbers are just derived from the annual numbers divided by 365. The usual government snapshots of 100-150k residents being added to dfw yearly for...
by homeworld1031tx
13 Feb 2019 00:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn: Toll Brothers (Congress & Welborn)
Replies: 10
Views: 4365

Re: Oak Lawn: Toll Brothers (Congress & Welborn)

Is this one under construction? I checked on gmaps and the apartments where this is slated to be are fenced off as of street view from Summer '18.
by homeworld1031tx
11 Feb 2019 11:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Cedar Maple Plaza I,II & III (2301 Cedar Springs Rd.)
Replies: 56
Views: 17508

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

Did this one ever start? A post earlier said the expected start date was Oct '18 but the DMN article noted that "Current leases at Cedar Maple Plaza run through 2020, so any new construction is still a ways off."
by homeworld1031tx
11 Feb 2019 10:04
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 113
Views: 19674

Re: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)

Really, there is some crazy development going on in Austin right now. Very jealous. The republic is going to be a huge landmark on their skyline from the river due to its wide east-west presence.
by homeworld1031tx
08 Feb 2019 11:17
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 113
Views: 19674

Re: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)

Looking at the wikipedia GDP chart is interesting though... DFWs GDP grew 28 pct over that period, while Austin/RR grew 48 percent over that 5 year period, or 70% faster. Of course that increased growth rate probably isn't sustainable (and frankly DFWs 28 percent growth rate in a 5 year period itsel...
by homeworld1031tx
08 Feb 2019 11:12
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 113
Views: 19674

Re: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)

I think Austin is really constrained by its topography (although that is part of what makes it such an attractive place to live, as it is what gives Austin its natural beauty.) The city is really constrained on its west side due to the hill country. Traffic on 290 to reach what could be considered i...
by homeworld1031tx
19 Dec 2018 15:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 608
Views: 159389

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Wasn't the Henderson Beauty Bar location scheduled to close down for an apartment development? Did that get nixed?
by homeworld1031tx
15 Nov 2018 13:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 406
Views: 126425

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Let's hope they wired this thing up to be able to handle car charging infrastructure
by homeworld1031tx
13 Nov 2018 14:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 633
Views: 163078

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Is the Hines Victory Park office building that was supposed to go just north of One Victory dead? It has been on the books for years (maybe since 2015?) and it always seems like it is 1 year out from starting up.
by homeworld1031tx
09 Nov 2018 14:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)
Replies: 42
Views: 13746

Re: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)

I wonder what type of assumptions we can make about the leasing rates at The Ascent and Skyhouse 2 if they are already going ahead with this project? Does anyone know what the occupancy rates look like at those two relatively new buildings? I take it that they must be quite good if Hines thinks they...
by homeworld1031tx
07 Nov 2018 19:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 633
Views: 163078

Re: Victory Park 3.0

I'll take it! Definitely nothing to write home about, but I'll consider this to be more of a top tier infill project rather than an iconic project. Those are really good quality renderings too, kudos to the design and marketing team for pumping those out.

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