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by Dmkflyer
01 Sep 2017 11:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 41
Views: 6554

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

If it is a ground lease, it seems like it is the same for that whole section of Uptown, which is why it doesn't blend well with anything on any side of it. The whole section bound by Lemmon, Oak Grove, Lemmon E, and Cole (also with the Walgreen's, as it appears part of the CM site) is all suburban-s...
by Dmkflyer
23 Aug 2017 15:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 202
Views: 17354

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Also, H-E-B's Central Market division is based in Dallas.
by Dmkflyer
23 Aug 2017 14:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 100
Views: 11136

Re: Oak Lawn

Crane for the Trammell Crow project on Fairmount went up yesterday.

Significant ground work is being done on the Fair-Knight office project and the last Old Parkland office site project
by Dmkflyer
23 Aug 2017 14:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Ventana (12 ST / 12 ST)
Replies: 8
Views: 1329

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

2 cranes up on this one
by Dmkflyer
21 Aug 2017 11:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 123
Views: 11882

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

The HP NIMBY's need to just get over it. That area is going to continue to become more dense and the only way is up. They should be happy that it is a higher end version of Uptown. The land is in the City of Dallas and and not Highland Park. I can get over the Preston Hollow NIMBY's and their push b...
by Dmkflyer
21 Jul 2017 14:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Mockingbird Station
Replies: 16
Views: 1946

Re: Dallas Mockingbird Station

In this case, I think there should be a bridge, but one that is built through philanthropy through the Friends of the Katy Trail or something. After the Mockingbird bridge is complete, this be the missing link to connecting the 2 major trail systems seamlessly. Then the Katy Trail Connector will be ...
by Dmkflyer
14 Jun 2017 22:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 63
Views: 6523

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

I thought the new lighting looked great. It isn't one continuous line like on BoA, the LED strips are spaced a bit. They weren't on tonight when I drove by, so I'm guessing testing them has just started.
by Dmkflyer
14 Jun 2017 12:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 63
Views: 6523

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

Wasn't sure exactly where to put this, but the Tower at Cityplace has continued with its renovation and has finally replaced the lighting on the outside of the building with LED lighting. No more eighties style light bulbs. Last night was the first night they were all on. They were white, but I'm as...
by Dmkflyer
27 Apr 2017 15:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 202
Views: 17354

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Why can't they just consider putting the CVS in the old structure??
by Dmkflyer
08 Mar 2017 10:03
Forum: Opolis Blueprints
Topic: Mansfield + Midlothian
Replies: 8
Views: 1053

Re: Mansfield + Midlothian

Let's not forget that Grand Prairie has also been on annexation mode with it's city limits now bordering Midlothian and with it's southern limits currently ending at 287.
by Dmkflyer
08 Mar 2017 09:56
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: The Daily Digital 4.0
Replies: 23
Views: 2606

Re: The Daily Digital 4.0

maconahey wrote:10 years ago from Fuel City

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I love this shot! Thanks for sharing!
by Dmkflyer
08 Mar 2017 09:54
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Grand Prairie Development
Replies: 17
Views: 1784

Re: Grand Prairie Development

What's assembling near Grand Prairie's new Ikea? Retail, dining pieces coming together http://www.dallasnews.com/business/retail/2017/03/03/assembling-near-ikea-retail-plans-unfolding-along-grand-prairies-161 So Much growth over there! Also, I hadn't realized that IKEA had already announced it's 3r...
by Dmkflyer
22 Feb 2017 08:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 156
Views: 19767

Re: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Residential Tower

maconahey wrote:Found a few more goodies

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https://issuu.com/mrahmatoulin/docs/mra ... folio_2017



These seem to pretty well match up with Walsh logistics and construction animation and the description on the FAA site regarding height, layout, and orientation.
by Dmkflyer
22 Feb 2017 08:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 156
Views: 19767

Re: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Residential Tower

And the museum and tower that is supposed to go across the street. Meh... I lost all hope in that ever coming to fruition. I wrote to the developer about a year ago and he was pretty upfront with how early they were in the process and that the time frame was a bit of a longer one. He also mentioned...
by Dmkflyer
16 Feb 2017 15:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Crescent Uptown HD (240 FT / 20 ST)
Replies: 7
Views: 939

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Crescent Uptown HD (240 FT / 20 ST)

This would be great in that spot, but I swear I saw a development sign on this site along McKinnon that showed some type of small lowrise building going on it. I think that would be a waste of space as this 20 story building would be a much better use of that land. Does anyone have confirmation on ...
by Dmkflyer
15 Feb 2017 10:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 38
Views: 4367

Re: West Dallas Developments

I moved here in 2013 and that whole area on the other side of the bridge is already essentially unrecognizable. I think it is only now hitting its stride and will be even more unrecognizable in a few more years and in a good way.
by Dmkflyer
15 Feb 2017 10:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas: Medical District
Replies: 79
Views: 8777

Re: Dallas: Medical District

I had breakfast at Market Diner on Harry Hines this weekend and when I left I cut through the mostly low-income, hispanic neighborhood immediately to the east (area between Harry Hines and Maple. I know there were a few townhomes built in this area around the recession, but I noticed several new mo...
by Dmkflyer
03 Feb 2017 10:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: SkyHouse Victory Place (290 FT / 25 ST)
Replies: 65
Views: 7588

Re: Victory Park: SkyHouse Victory Place (290 FT / 25 ST)

The glass turned out a lot darker than in the renderings on this one.
by Dmkflyer
01 Feb 2017 02:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 88
Views: 11795

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Probably part of Lowest Stemmons that is just kicking off with the connector roads
by Dmkflyer
25 Jan 2017 14:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)
Replies: 148
Views: 17731

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

Also, I don't think they went underground for any portion of parking.
by Dmkflyer
25 Jan 2017 11:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Turtle Creek: Mansion on Turtle Creek
Replies: 2
Views: 589

Re: Turtle Creek: Mansion on Turtle Creek

If done right, it will certainly look better than what is there now.
by Dmkflyer
24 Jan 2017 15:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Turtle Creek: Mansion on Turtle Creek
Replies: 2
Views: 589

Turtle Creek: Mansion on Turtle Creek

I haven't seen this on here. Apologies if it is already covered somewhere. Dallas' venerable Mansion on Turtle Creek hotel is kicking off a major addition. The luxury hotel with 143 rooms and suites sits just north of Uptown at Turtle Creek Boulevard and Gillespie Street. Since opening its doors 36 ...
by Dmkflyer
24 Jan 2017 12:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Parking Garages
Replies: 67
Views: 5603

Re: Parking Garages

I hadn't seen those renderings of the Fountain Place garage. Looks great!
by Dmkflyer
24 Jan 2017 12:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Parking Garages
Replies: 67
Views: 5603

Re: Parking Garages

Haha, yes. That is a gem. And, the new garage will be right by one of the crappiest* benches in Downtown Dallas. . . https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C0t6X-UVIAAaYMZ.jpg https://twitter.com/CTroyMathis/status/813878724898787330 So, basically, 4 light rail lines and 1 trolley line (and, eventually the St...
by Dmkflyer
24 Jan 2017 12:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: 1640 Edison (19 ST)
Replies: 5
Views: 1125

Re: Design District: 1640 Edison (19 ST)

I still find the position of the tower portion itself atop the podium a bit odd considering it will be as close as possible to the 1400 Hi-Line apartments directly across Edison
by Dmkflyer
19 Jan 2017 12:32
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Dallas Residential Count
Replies: 29
Views: 2420

Re: Downtown Dallas Residential Count

I think it is easy enough to get a feel for what a city's PID is considering downtown if you've been there and relatively easy if you know something about the metros. Dallas is considering what is within the loop as downtown and I think it is healthy and growing. Considering that there are so many p...
by Dmkflyer
18 Jan 2017 14:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: One Uptown (~235 FT | 20 ST)
Replies: 41
Views: 5127

Re: Uptown Dallas: One Uptown (~235 FT | 20 ST)

The LED lights between floors have been slowly being turned on and tested since this past weekend. From McKinney Ave, there are several floor strips that were lit when I saw them on Saturday night. From my vantage point in Turtle Creek, only the top strip has been lit. So far, only white has been th...
by Dmkflyer
18 Jan 2017 14:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 184
Views: 17320

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

I agree with Cbdallas. Also, the average person will have no idea why it is called The Drever and that name doesn't sound too far off from many development names anyway. I live over at the Renaissance and this building is fairly significant on the skyline. I've lived in my place for just over a year...
by Dmkflyer
18 Jan 2017 14:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Adolphus Renovation
Replies: 1
Views: 478

Re: Downtown Dallas: Adolphus Renovation

I've seen some pretty nice renderings for this somewhere out there and very recently.
by Dmkflyer
09 Jan 2017 15:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 119
Views: 10205

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

Though, it may be a landmark site, that is the furthest from a landmark building. I don't like it at all.
by Dmkflyer
05 Jan 2017 17:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn: Congress & Welborn (~21 ST)
Replies: 15
Views: 1754

Re: Oak Lawn: Congress & Welborn (~21 ST)

I'm hopeful we'll end up with an actual HEB at the Lemmon location. As for this tower and the other one on the boards a few blocks from it, I think it actually makes sense for the whole area to be more dense with a mix of towers, midrise, 4-8 story structures, and townhomes. While not all properties...
by Dmkflyer
03 Jan 2017 14:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 184
Views: 17320

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Jay9398 wrote:I live across the street. There is a lot going on, mostly inside the podium right now so it's not terribly obvious.


Great to know!
by Dmkflyer
03 Jan 2017 11:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 184
Views: 17320

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

I really hope this one picks up some steam ASAP. It still seems like it has a long way to go and I never really get a sense of a lot of activity going on. That said, it is a large project and I know a lot was done before. I often felt the same when passing the Statler, but that one has been making i...
by Dmkflyer
25 Dec 2016 19:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 100
Views: 11136

Re: Oak Lawn

Heard a couple of days ago that Turtle Creek Village is up for sale again.
by Dmkflyer
16 Dec 2016 09:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)
Replies: 73
Views: 5982

Re: Downtown Dallas: Couryard by Marriot -12 Stories

Very odd that they face the deadest part of the site, and ignore the plaza and Houston St where the action is. I bet whoever designed this did not even bother to visit the location. I don't hate that it faces Record, which is much more pedestrian friendly than Houston, but the surface parking along...
by Dmkflyer
13 Dec 2016 22:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 54
Views: 5717

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

That rendering screams "Trader Joe's" for the base.
by Dmkflyer
13 Dec 2016 17:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)
Replies: 55
Views: 7845

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)

Harwood has finally updated their website. In fact, it looks like it is still a work in progress. The Rolex building is listed and the map with the purple/ royal blue buildings has been updated to only show buildings that are completed or are currently under construction. Under the "Coming Soon...
by Dmkflyer
07 Dec 2016 13:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Katy (310 FT / 30 ST)
Replies: 57
Views: 7837

Re: Victory Park: The Katy (310 FT / 30 ST)

I've been looking forward to what comes of the redevelopment and mixing of incomes within Little Mexico Village for a long time and for all of the reasons stated above. I think a lot can be done with it that will go a long way to improve all around. While I am thinking about it, this reminds me of s...
by Dmkflyer
04 Dec 2016 11:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Case Building (~197 FT / 18 ST)
Replies: 27
Views: 3359

Re: Deep Ellum: Case Building

Hannibal Lecter wrote:It is totally out of scale for the neighborhood. This isn't Uptown. It looms over everything on the eastern half of Deep Ellum. About half the height would have been fine.


To me it blends with Baylor.

Also, that end seems to be more Exposition Park and the edge of Deep Ellum
by Dmkflyer
02 Dec 2016 23:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: The Katy
Replies: 27
Views: 4023

Re: Knox: The Katy

That little slice of pie from just south of Knox north until the pie ends at Central will, no doubt, organically become more dense and high end. It will be the missing link... Turtle Creek, but with more walkability and places to actually walk to. The apex of Uptown... where Uptowners aim to "m...
by Dmkflyer
01 Dec 2016 13:44
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Arlington: Mass Transit
Replies: 19
Views: 1265

Re: Arlington: Mass Transit

It would be better to simply have a commuter line like the TRE along 30 or close to it between Dallas and Fort Worth Downtowns with a stop in GP and Arlington. Then express trains on the route for events along with the scheduled trains. There should really be an express train option for Downtown Dal...
by Dmkflyer
01 Dec 2016 13:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Grocery Stores: news/development
Replies: 15
Views: 2660

Re: Grocery Stores: news/development

So the below article is from about a year ago... I wonder what it means now that an actual Central Market will be located just up the road. I heard several months back that Manny's was rumored to be moving to the newly constructed "house" restaurant across from 18th & Vine, so the empl...
by Dmkflyer
25 Nov 2016 14:08
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 32
Views: 3154

Re: Fair Park

A couple of reasons I'm sure for them I'm sure. Keep mind the set around the event is important and Fair Park while containing some beautiful architecture in some cases with tons of history isn't the same as the skyline setting that Big D NYE desires. WFAA wants to sell this event as a pseudo-NYC e...
by Dmkflyer
25 Nov 2016 14:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
Replies: 20
Views: 3017

Re: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

maconahey wrote:https://vimeo.com/189983089


I am really looking forward to this!
by Dmkflyer
18 Nov 2016 10:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: The Katy
Replies: 27
Views: 4023

Re: Knox: The Katy

I think it is quite possible, as that is for the top tier and the range goes down to very typical rents in Uptown. I think Knox Park as whole is aiming to be Uptown without all of the bars and partying, which I think definitely has a place in this market. While Turtle Creek Does provide this to a de...
by Dmkflyer
16 Nov 2016 13:31
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 296
Views: 24552

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

I think Novare Group could easily get a bang for their buck with SkyHouse Las Colinas and would love to see it happen.
by Dmkflyer
10 Nov 2016 20:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Kroger
Replies: 9
Views: 1320

Re: East Dallas: Kroger

This may be very good news for the redevelopment of the Kroger on Cedar Springs in Oak Lawn

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