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by Brettoj
14 May 2018 11:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 32
Views: 2978

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No. XII Harwood Hotel

On the agenda it says 20 stories. Seeing the flag will be interesting.
by Brettoj
20 Apr 2018 09:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 273
Views: 37012

Re: Victory Park 3.0

You also have 442,315sqft & 838,509sqft. The latter is supposedly from the permit?
by Brettoj
20 Apr 2018 06:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project
Replies: 47
Views: 6832

Re: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project

willyk wrote:Spire and Valley View are in a dead heat to win the award for most incompetent developers in a sustained, hot market.


I totally agree.
by Brettoj
09 Apr 2018 14:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 290
Views: 40730

Re: Northpark Center

I suspect the Texas exclusives like Prada, Goyard, Givenche, Loewe, Marni or whatever other brands I don't know (hahaha) will compete for stalwart space at NorthPark when there's a 5 Star Resort Hotel anchor. More than likely, this elusive hotel will be a favorite brand of Latin Americans. LaQuinta?
by Brettoj
28 Mar 2018 12:30
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART Generated $7 Billion In TOD
Replies: 10
Views: 1723

Re: DART Generated $7 Billion In TOD

I found a presentation showing that DART received a few unsolicited bids for using DART land for TOD. I found the Cedars and Forest Lane to be the most interesting.

http://www.dart.org/about/board/boardagendas/planitem3_27mar18.pdf
by Brettoj
27 Mar 2018 14:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 112
Views: 15224

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Another article about "that giant code violation sitting at LBJ Freeway and Preston Road called Valley View Center": https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2018/03/27/red-bird-might-get-before-valley-view-unbelievable It is almost humorous it is so sad. Beck lost the 36 million TIF...
by Brettoj
07 Mar 2018 12:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 699
Views: 83969

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

It's going to DC... TX & GA political climates are going to be a deterrent for HQ2. It would say that is putting to much in the political basket. I would think they want a friendly business climate, which you get here. Last I checked the point of a public company was to return value to sharehol...
by Brettoj
07 Mar 2018 10:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 699
Views: 83969

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

From what I saw on NBC5 last night, they were saying Amazon toured the Smart District site behind City Hall. On a moderately related note, one of my good friends and business partners also so happens to be Google's head of real estate. He's been making frequent trips to Dallas for "meetings&qu...
by Brettoj
12 Dec 2017 22:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 112
Views: 15224

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Valley View Center — and the plan to revive the area — is in shambles https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2017/12/12/valley-view-mall-plan-revive-shambles So sad to watch. The Beck's need to sell to someone who has the ability to execute. They have shown they are inept to pull this one off.
by Brettoj
16 Nov 2017 13:08
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 90
Views: 9720

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Also from the article: Decherd said he'd ideally like to complete Carpenter Park within a year of Pacific Plaza's completion. He believes Harwood Park will take 18 months to two years after that. The West End park, he said, is "the wild card" because it's the smallest site and could conce...
by Brettoj
16 Nov 2017 13:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 699
Views: 83969

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Wasn't Amazon one of the companies sending representatives to Austin speaking against the bathroom bill. Sanctimonious Christians will continue to be the ruin of many a good civilization! You're an admin, right? Shouldn't you be policing the forum for controversial and/or incendiary remarks, rather...
by Brettoj
14 Nov 2017 10:43
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 583
Views: 72616

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

^^^^ What intersection is that pictured? They mention Las Colinas/NW HWY/Promonade Pkwy, but those intersections are already spoken for (Texican Hotel). This corner looks very similar to the 'Jefferson Riverside' down the street, but obviously it's not the same. I assume one of these streets (the o...
by Brettoj
03 Oct 2017 21:59
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 174
Views: 22803

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

I remember quite a while back seeing a rendering of an office tower in Cityline with Samsung written on it. I assumed they were pitching Samsung down the road in Richardson.

Americas HQ would be great!
by Brettoj
25 Sep 2017 17:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 100
Views: 19974

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

Nice! I am excited to see this one go up.
by Brettoj
07 Sep 2017 07:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 699
Views: 83969

Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

What sites do we think would be viable for this kind of development?

http://www.amazon.com/amazonHQ2
by Brettoj
19 Aug 2017 17:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: New Alamo Manhattan Hotel Project
Replies: 27
Views: 5529

Re: Uptown Dallas: New Alamo Manhattan Hotel Project

I think some of the height was parking. If I remember correctly an article I read said they moved all parking underground.
by Brettoj
06 Jul 2017 16:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown: Mercantile Place
Replies: 18
Views: 3364

Downtown: Mercantile Place

Just noticed on the Urban Design Peer Review agenda June 23, that they want to put a Royal Blue Grocery and a Verizon store on the ground floor of the Mercantile Place.

I am sure many would be excited to see this one.
by Brettoj
06 Jul 2017 13:21
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 137
Views: 15027

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Out of curiosity, how did State Farm end up becoming a huge TOD when relocating here. When that relocation was announced, I was kinda hoping more DART stations would turn into similar TODs, but there really aren't any signs of that happening anytime soon. Did they get some incentive to incorporate ...
by Brettoj
05 Jul 2017 07:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 100
Views: 19974

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

Anything moving on this one? Last I remember was a "summer" start.
by Brettoj
10 May 2017 08:06
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 245
Views: 31587

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

How long do we think it would take with the current trains and how ever many needed double track areas to have an "express service" from Dallas to Ft Worth? And then with more modern trains such as the Stadler KISS double decker?
by Brettoj
03 May 2017 16:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 286
Views: 39103

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

They have a basic site up now with some more renderings.

www.thedreverdallas.com
by Brettoj
01 May 2017 21:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 257
Views: 44275

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

I also noticed they are now on the Curio Collection website. It has renderings of most the hotel. It shows an opening date of Nov 27.
by Brettoj
28 Apr 2017 14:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Virgin Hotel
Replies: 56
Views: 13348

Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

I did see the hotel went through the Urban Peer Review Panel on 3/24. So I guess it is still making its way through the city? (Updated renderings in the packet)
by Brettoj
19 Apr 2017 12:39
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Richardson: CityLine
Replies: 21
Views: 4096

Re: Richardson: CityLine

12 story 200 room hotel planned for the corner of US75 and PGBT Turnpike. I thought the hotel was going to be more internal to CityLine originally. I have not seen the brand mentioned yet. Wow, nice! I wonder how it will connect to everything else, assuming it's on the southeast corner. Hopefully s...
by Brettoj
28 Mar 2017 22:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 142
Views: 22074

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

No kidding. KDC seems to have their act together. I drove by this site two days ago and it is indeed full steam ahead. There was a full complement of earth moving equipment digging up dirt and hauling it away. I'd say parts of the site already had 20-25 foot excavations. This will certainly fill a m...
by Brettoj
28 Mar 2017 09:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower
Replies: 23
Views: 4323

Re: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower

It looked like a nice projet. But, if it is dead sell that land. I am sure many would make good use of it.
by Brettoj
24 Mar 2017 20:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 143
Views: 21344

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

Doing a little pie in the sky. (~70 stories in the sky)

How about a fully mixed use building?: Hotel, condo and/ or apartment, office and grocery at the bottom
by Brettoj
21 Mar 2017 11:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 142
Views: 22074

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Any idea of the hotel flag?
by Brettoj
11 Jan 2017 12:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel
Replies: 70
Views: 13224

Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel

I walked by this afternoon and noticed some surveyors on the hotel lot and in front of the law office next door. Maybe they bought that property next door?
by Brettoj
11 Jan 2017 12:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 57
Views: 12715

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

I had to walk by once hearing this. To add some details. It looks like black fencing near the vehicular entrances. Maybe a nicer gate close off the parking lot?
by Brettoj
20 Dec 2016 10:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 112
Views: 15224

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

About time. Seems like they have been talking about it for years.

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