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by homeworld1031tx
14 Jun 2019 15:04
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Mill Creek Drainage Relief Tunnel
Replies: 6
Views: 112

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: 112

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: 93
Views: 19255

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: 93
Views: 19255

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: 236
Views: 51430

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: 255

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: 255

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: 201
Views: 48652

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: 1695

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: 584
Views: 120135

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: 126
Views: 32790

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: 18357

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: 78
Views: 19507

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: 19051

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: 782

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: 782

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: 228
Views: 54379

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: 584
Views: 120135

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: 584
Views: 120135

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: 18357

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: Hines Project - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 47
Views: 3843

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: 228
Views: 54379

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: 7
Views: 3113

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: 15076

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: 95
Views: 10986

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: 95
Views: 10986

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: 95
Views: 10986

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: 559
Views: 124286

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: 391
Views: 101481

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: 584
Views: 120135

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: 40
Views: 9267

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: 584
Views: 120135

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.
by homeworld1031tx
21 Aug 2018 14:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 213
Views: 62470

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

Tnexster wrote:Dayum that was fast



Seriously! Great to hear.
by homeworld1031tx
14 Aug 2018 12:34
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Dallas Love Field Airport
Replies: 77
Views: 18038

Re: Dallas Love Field Airport

Interesting proposal. I think the hardest part will be bridging Bachman lake. The road could be surface grade through most of the airport property and would just need to sneak underground for 1 or 2 taxi way alignments. I don't think the orientation of the new terminal building a huge deal as the no...
by homeworld1031tx
25 Jul 2018 09:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 69
Views: 15159

Re: Lower Greenville Development

Has anyone seen the Trammel Crow development? I had high hopes for it as they had multiple tower cranes on the site and went reasonably far below grade for parking, so I was expecting something much, much larger/nicer/denser than what we ended up with. Even worse, the units that front Greenville loo...
by homeworld1031tx
12 Jul 2018 12:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Ventana (12 ST / 12 ST)
Replies: 32
Views: 9031

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

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Like the wood like panels



That's actually stained concrete at the base :lol:
by homeworld1031tx
28 Nov 2017 17:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Overall Construction Levels
Replies: 30
Views: 9829

Re: Overall Construction Levels

Thanks for the good updates tanzoak. Interesting and important stuff for sure.
by homeworld1031tx
28 Nov 2017 00:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No. 10 Harwood (22 ST)
Replies: 107
Views: 33345

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

Thanks for the pics Kingpin. This thing seems like it's moving at like one floor a month...what gives??
by homeworld1031tx
27 Sep 2017 13:20
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 841
Views: 197709

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

The instagram account visitirvingtx just posted a bunch of videos from the (pre?)opening event that the new Whole Foods is hosting right now. Looks pretty nice (as is to be expected for a whole foods). For those that missed it: the grand opening for this location is tomorrow, 9/28. Finally!!
by homeworld1031tx
28 Aug 2017 10:58
Forum: Texas Town + City Issues/News
Topic: Hurricane Harvey
Replies: 37
Views: 9908

Re: DFW Economy

What do you guys think the effects of Houston's flooding might be on the local economy, short term? I have been looking for housing new the Lovers and 75 recently (The Village), and from what I can gather, vacancy in that area is less than 5pct. Anecdotally, rents in that area have risen ~50 percent...
by homeworld1031tx
09 Aug 2017 22:45
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 841
Views: 197709

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

So I'm not sure how deeply to read into this, but there is a small 'now hiring' banner hanging from the whole foods at 161 and macarthur. the site has been empty for the last few months after the ~1 month false start of activity in the spring.
by homeworld1031tx
31 Jul 2017 15:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 213
Views: 62470

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

http://dallas.towers.net/2017/03/22/creative-housing-for-creatives-flora-street-lofts/ Stantec and ADD Inc. designed the project and will oversee construction. Construction is expected to begin in the fourth quarter and reach completion in 2020. Nice find my man. Let's hope it's true.
by homeworld1031tx
30 Jul 2017 12:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 213
Views: 62470

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

Bumping this one back up - it had a scheduled start date of 'no later than July', as per the DMN article from March. Any movement at the proposed site?
by homeworld1031tx
17 Jul 2017 10:48
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 228
Views: 54379

Re: DFW Economy

Mmmm if Wells Fargo is on that list, their methodology must be realllllly messed up.
by homeworld1031tx
10 Jul 2017 13:41
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Horseshoe Project: I-35 + I-30 Downtown
Replies: 17
Views: 5504

Re: Horseshoe Project: I-35 + I-30 Downtown

I'm not sure if they are going to start construction on the Canyon. I think TxDOT is debating different plans over the Canyon. The options they are considering includes demolishing the Canyon and rerouting 30 altogether. Not sure how that will pan out. But it's something they are seriously consider...
by homeworld1031tx
07 Jul 2017 12:19
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Horseshoe Project: I-35 + I-30 Downtown
Replies: 17
Views: 5504

Re: Horseshoe Project: I-35 + I-30 Downtown

I could be wrong, but I believe the Lowest Stemmons Project is going to address some of this problem. ftp.dot.state.tx.us/pub/txdot-info/ocr/paved/lowest-stemmons.pdf I don't think this Lowest Stemmons project will address the issue that I'm talking about. That project terminates at the north part ...
by homeworld1031tx
03 Jul 2017 17:11
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Horseshoe Project: I-35 + I-30 Downtown
Replies: 17
Views: 5504

Horseshoe Project: I-35 + I-30 Downtown

So the project is essentially done as of now. What is everyone's thoughts on the outcome of this project? Generally, it appears to be a major improvement, but there is still one very significant bottle neck that this project appears to have made much, much worse, which is very (VERY) frustrating: wh...
by homeworld1031tx
02 May 2017 13:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)
Replies: 200
Views: 62785

Re: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)

I'm sure tenants will love driving in tight circles through 10 levels of parking to get in and out. This is a very annoying feature of some of these new buildings. 1920 mckinney is like this as well. it has something like 7 floors of parking? I go to it's we work location now and then and its such ...
by homeworld1031tx
01 May 2017 19:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 304
Views: 94737

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

Amazing to see this project come to fruition. Might not have been what everyone wanted to met the expectations that it originally set out with, but is still fantastic to see it finish out none the less

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