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by LongonBigD
18 Apr 2018 18:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 91
Views: 9780

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

I already know the answer, but.... is it wrong to wish TC had built out Sam's and commenced to flog themselves hourly when this pops up next door realizing their short-term, money grubbing plans could have made them sooooo much richer? But now, if this goes through, they can dream a bigger dream for...
by LongonBigD
11 Apr 2018 20:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)
Replies: 29
Views: 5840

Re: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)

According to this new signage, I guess this thread needs a new name. NOVE at KNOX. Any guesses on how this would be pronounced? Or meaning? Isnt it Italian for “nine?”

Two cranes have been up for a couple of weeks.
by LongonBigD
11 Apr 2018 15:31
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 69
Views: 6767

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

That picture speaks volumes! I think this park will make a huge impact. I really wish Dallas could work on West End park next, after this one instead of Carpenter Park. The West End is finally starting to show some life. Tourists still go there and the park would make such a more powerful impact on ...
by LongonBigD
11 Apr 2018 15:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 33
Views: 2446

Re: Lower Greenville Development

I'm not sure, but surely if the space was available to rent, someone would give it a go. Maybe even something from Half Price books Never even thought about that, but HPB would be a huge hit (I would think) in that area. I don't even think the neighbors would object too much (famous last words in t...
by LongonBigD
11 Apr 2018 10:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 33
Views: 2446

Re: Lower Greenville Development

I don't understand why the dissatisfaction resulting from this giant waste of space is focused onto just WalMart? Didn't Whole Foods vacate the space before WM? and BlockBuster Video (local) before them? Is the issue just that WalMart can leave it empty for years as long as they can afford to pay th...
by LongonBigD
16 Mar 2018 15:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 260
Views: 31398

Re: Northpark Center

I am hearing rumors that Outdoor Voices is opening a permanent store at Northpark Center, moving from it's temporary home on Travis in Knox-Henderson District. So is that an indication that OD is tired of waiting on a new space in Knox District (due to sale from Sarofim to M Dell) or a sign that M ...
by LongonBigD
14 Mar 2018 18:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 50
Views: 6359

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

I received my copy of this letter today (zoning case Z178-186 MD). The City wants to create a “Demolition Delay Overlay District” covering the area highlighted in the prior post (Knox, Henderson, parts of Oaklawn and OED). If a demo permit is requested in the area, a 10 day delay period will allow t...
by LongonBigD
11 Mar 2018 18:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)
Replies: 29
Views: 5840

Re: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)

Two cranes going in. They are up to ground level with these. Should be visible soon.
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by LongonBigD
14 Feb 2018 11:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: Armstrong &Cole
Replies: 25
Views: 2509

Re: Knox: Armstrong &Cole

I was told this project was approved by the Oaklawn Committee by a 20-8 vote. I guess the next step is Dallas City Hall for review/approval.
by LongonBigD
14 Feb 2018 11:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)
Replies: 29
Views: 5840

Re: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)

I talked to the superintendent recently. He was wearing a jacket that said "Oliver Place" on it, I guess that's the official name of this project. The digging of the hole is almost complete. They took out the entrance ramp of dirt this week, leaving only the exit ramp. This is to be 2 stor...
by LongonBigD
09 Feb 2018 22:04
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Collin Creek Mall
Replies: 22
Views: 2934

Re: Collin Creek Mall

I really like the idea of daylighting Spring Creek (currently under the mall) and bringing mixed use. I can see this as a hybrid of Legacy and Watters Creek. A real opportunity here for Plano to further expand its cache and tax base.
by LongonBigD
29 Jan 2018 17:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Noteworthy New Construction
Replies: 24
Views: 4420

Re: East Dallas: Noteworthy New Construction

RE: the proposed apartment project in Lakewood where Teter Plumbing Supply Co on Oram St.... I reached out to the developer. This deal is dead. The developer really wanted to make this work. They were pursuing acquiring more land and relocating some businesses to make the deal. Between the politics ...
by LongonBigD
28 Jan 2018 16:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: High Point Crossing
Replies: 14
Views: 1408

Re: High Point Crossing

Big box heaven, or hell depending on your viewpoint.

DMN story Saturday also included Five Below and pad sites for “fast casual” restaurants tbd.

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/ret ... es-tenants
by LongonBigD
17 Jan 2018 20:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: Armstrong &Cole
Replies: 25
Views: 2509

Re: Knox: Armstrong &Cole

TRANSIENT adjective 1. not lasting, enduring, or permanent; transitory. 2. lasting only a short time; existing briefly; temporary: transient authority. 3. staying only a short time In order to encourage long-term stable residency in this neighborhood, more families need to live here. Families of no ...
by LongonBigD
17 Jan 2018 20:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: Armstrong &Cole
Replies: 25
Views: 2509

Re: Knox: Armstrong &Cole

Some concerns remain about the amount of one bedrooms (70-80%) in this project. I'm all for adding density, but would prefer less transient density . lol what How does a 2 bed room make a renter less transient?.. If Developments can't have single bedroom units in the city...say bye to affordable li...
by LongonBigD
17 Jan 2018 10:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: Armstrong &Cole
Replies: 25
Views: 2509

Re: Knox: Armstrong &Cole

A DMN story about this proposed project: https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/01/17/knox-street-district-apartment-project-will-mix-affordable-units If this gets approved, there will definitely need to be traffic solutions for Armstrong at both Cole and McKinney Ave. There are curren...
by LongonBigD
17 Jan 2018 10:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 133
Views: 19988

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/01/17/knox-street-district-apartment-project-will-mix-affordable-units A new apartment project in the works for Dallas' Knox Street district will bring affordable rental units as part of the deal. Developer Alliance Residential plans to build the...
by LongonBigD
16 Jan 2018 00:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Noteworthy New Construction
Replies: 24
Views: 4420

Re: East Dallas: Noteworthy New Construction

68CC2590-412F-4CB5-B601-03121F4D8A06.png I don’t remember seeing these renderings before. A new apartment project proposed in Lakewood by Southern Land (Oliver & Central). Here’s a link and some pics. https://lakewood.advocatemag.com/2017/03/11/first-look-six-story-apartmentretail-complex-propo...
by LongonBigD
10 Jan 2018 19:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 133
Views: 19988

The Hudson / Trinsic project

Crane went up today for The Hudson, the Trinsic project on McKinney south of Monticello.

Admins -time for a separate thread for this one?
by LongonBigD
10 Jan 2018 18:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)
Replies: 29
Views: 5840

Re: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)

Trees removed. They have begun digging the hole for the partial underground parking.
by LongonBigD
05 Jan 2018 23:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Carlisle Street "Redevelopment"/ Angela Hunt project
Replies: 3
Views: 568

Re: Carlisle Street "Redevelopment"/ Angela Hunt project

I think this is the same OLC meeting which will discuss the proposed apt development at Cole & Armstrong, a complex NOT requesting $20mm OR above ground parking. Should be interesting.
by LongonBigD
19 Dec 2017 20:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 133
Views: 19988

Sarofim is selling it’s Knox area properties

On Sunday I noticed a presentation set up in the old Sur La Table space. Couldn’t see much of it but clearly it was the following DMN story. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2017/12/19/six-blocks-dallas-hot-knox-street-sale Is this good or bad? Sarofim has been very involved in the tr...
by LongonBigD
19 Dec 2017 20:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: Armstrong &Cole
Replies: 25
Views: 2509

Re: Knox: Armstrong &Cole

Looks like the tower component of this proposed development is out. OLC rejected the idea outright and asked Alliance to go back and get neighborhood support. The neighbors apparently also said “no tower.” Alliance has returned to and tweaked the original proposal (5 and 7 stories) with setbacks alo...
by LongonBigD
16 Dec 2017 21:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: Armstrong &Cole
Replies: 25
Views: 2509

Re: Knox: Armstrong &Cole

Sorry about the typo in the title guys. This will not be 22 St (or 240 ST :D). From the article this will be, at most, seven stories tall: At 85 feet, the proposed tower will likely top out at about seven stories, although that specific number is not specified in the statement. We'll see. The Candy...
by LongonBigD
16 Dec 2017 10:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: Armstrong &Cole
Replies: 25
Views: 2509

Re: Knox: Armstrong &Cole (~240 ST / 22 ST)

This development has been mentioned before in the general Knox Street thread. It needs it's own thread though as it seems to be moving forward. I think the latest iteration of the plan is different from the Dallas Towers article referred to below. That plan was presented to OLC for review and was no...
by LongonBigD
02 Dec 2017 09:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: The McKenzie (~240 ST / 22 ST)
Replies: 34
Views: 5660

Re: Knox: The McKenzie (~240 ST / 22 ST)

It sounds like you are in a better position to make the observations you made having lived in two StreetLights projects. I don't know about the windows, but the comment makes sense. I will say that MOST ALL developers have the goal of quickly selling the project. If they don't, how do they move on t...
by LongonBigD
30 Nov 2017 23:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: The McKenzie (~240 ST / 22 ST)
Replies: 34
Views: 5660

Re: Knox: The McKenzie (~240 ST / 22 ST)

I really like the way this one commands the northern end of McKinney Ave. it also stands out looking south from Mockinbird Station. Wonder how preleasing is going.
by LongonBigD
29 Nov 2017 13:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 142
Views: 15728

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

As I have watched the exterior remodel, I was thinking that a buyout of this block and redevelopment as a mid-rise has already been proposed. What say ye citizens of La Tour? Any news?
by LongonBigD
29 Nov 2017 10:51
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Replies: 39
Views: 3460

Re: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava

I can definitely see this being used by bikes, but I'm not convinced pedestrians will use it that much. Where would they be walking to? Large Marge/Continental is a more direct link to West Dallas action. Streetcar/Houston/Jefferson better connected to Bishop Arts and Jefferson St. Maybe a conflict ...
by LongonBigD
18 Nov 2017 20:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 133
Views: 19988

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

The Eataly rumor appears again. It could actually work in this neighborhood.
by LongonBigD
15 Nov 2017 21:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 133
Views: 19988

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Also remember On the Border will be moving to downtown so that the lot on Knox can be redeveloped. I didnt remember about OTB relo. Not surprised, the writing’s been on the wall since Chili’s exit. If so, that’s a very nice sized lot (assuming parking lot and Kate Spade included). Is there someone ...
by LongonBigD
15 Nov 2017 15:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 133
Views: 19988

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

That's a lot of news in one day for this little neighborhood. I like the Weir's proposal. It's great that they are keeping the soda fountain building. I'm surprised at 12-stories directly on Knox, but it seems to be the trend (RH and Sarofim going up, up, up). The new Armstrong/Cole proposal is so m...
by LongonBigD
01 Nov 2017 18:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 46
Views: 10084

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

I heard from a current store employee that the Greenville/Lovers store would be expanded in order to add more kitchen space. They were told that the new "uptown" store would not be large enough to cook all their own food/bread. The new store would be delayed until this remodel was complete...
by LongonBigD
01 Nov 2017 18:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)
Replies: 29
Views: 5840

Re: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)

They are off and running on this site. This week work started on the new sewer line in the alley. Also several deliveries of sand and gravel placed on the site. It took a while, now we wait while they dig the hole, two stories deep if I am remembering correctly then three stories up. It will be a st...
by LongonBigD
25 Sep 2017 22:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: New Hotel at Hall and Oak Grove
Replies: 28
Views: 5684

Re: Uptown Dallas: New Hotel at Hall and Oak Grove

Not sure either. This is a small lot behind the neighborhood Walmart @ hall and 75. Facing Hall, probably a small retailer?
by LongonBigD
23 Sep 2017 00:01
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike
Replies: 101
Views: 15147

Re: Dallas Bike Share: VBikes, Spin, LimeBike

I recently saw 3 middle school kids riding. Did they have a credit card? Don't know.

Two thoughts: broken lock OR people don't know how to lock the bikes after they are finished.
by LongonBigD
22 Sep 2017 21:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 297
Views: 38662

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

oops, I was going to comment about the missing streetcar, but I think that's a different property. This one is on a side street just east of Bishop???? Right?

If so, it's not spectacular, but it's infill.
by LongonBigD
21 Sep 2017 00:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)
Replies: 29
Views: 5840

Re: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)

That small adjacent lot is part of the project. Will eventually be the private park for the tower residents.

Also, lots of paint markings in the alley. Ready to begin utility work perhaps?
by LongonBigD
21 Sep 2017 00:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 260
Views: 31398

Re: Northpark Center

Anthro would be a better fit in the Knox District if space came available there. A space like...Erdoes or new Sarofim project on Travis? Why do you think they would do this? Didn't they just relocate in NP? Are you saying they are not NP compatible? I must confess I never been inside and don't know...
by LongonBigD
19 Sep 2017 18:59
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 221
Views: 24879

Re: Legacy West

A Trump hotel in Plano's booming Legacy project? Developers hope so https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2017/09/19/trump-hotel-planos-booming-legacy-project-developers-hope Developers that are turning Plano's J.C. Penney campus into a new mixed-use project are pitching the property for ...
by LongonBigD
15 Sep 2017 12:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 133
Views: 19988

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

It will have underground parking, a 15' setback from the street with sidewalks and trees, and a few first floor units that have stoops opening to the street with no fence. I wish the sidewalk was wider, but it's generally good urban design compared with lots of what is being built. THIS. The Hudson...
by LongonBigD
15 Sep 2017 12:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 133
Views: 19988

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Too tall? You're acting as if it were 37 stories. I stand by my statement. The proposed lot coverage is 78% (zoned for 60%) and 350 units (zoned for 60). This bldg is too tall for this lot under current zoning. If we want NYC style bldgs which soar straight up from the sidewalk, zone it for that. I...
by LongonBigD
15 Sep 2017 10:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 133
Views: 19988

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

The McKenzie is surrounded by office buildings and commercial property. It acts like an exclamation point on the north end of McKinney Ave. This project would work so much better (sans garage) if the K-H dart station existed. I too think most of these apartments going up around here will eventually ...
by LongonBigD
14 Sep 2017 23:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 133
Views: 19988

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Ummmm, NO. Far too tall. Units too small. Four stories of parking garage...on McKinney Ave...directly across the street from The Hudson which is underground parking and ground level units? Really? I'm just gobsmacked by this proposal. Suspected those lots would be in play soon. Why does the renderin...
by LongonBigD
13 Sep 2017 17:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 133
Views: 19988

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

DMN story about Trinsic's new apartment building on McKinney Ave, The Hudson. Here's a link to the story and a different rendering. This one will be literally next door to retail space to its north. I wonder if they will have ground floor retail like Knox Heights one block south. I think it would wo...
by LongonBigD
07 Sep 2017 21:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 669
Views: 62696

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Why couldn't they use Midtown/Valley View? I only saw it mentioned here once as an option. I think it would be a great option. How much land is available there? 500K sq ft nearby? Probably in Galleria, if not, Chase AND Fannie Mae are vacating JPM International towers on DNT very soon. While the sit...
by LongonBigD
05 Sep 2017 19:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 133
Views: 19988

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

I don't remember seeing these renderings of the "Room & Board" store coming to McKinney Ave (south of Knox). I found these on R&B's site. I will forgive their story beginning with "Yeehaw" as just another retailer that (incorrectly) stereotypes all Texans - at least they ...
by LongonBigD
01 Sep 2017 13:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 46
Views: 10084

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

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-style development on ground leases (not a nice suburb either). I would be curious to know more about ground lease impacts to what is built - anybody got ins...
by LongonBigD
30 Aug 2017 20:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: The Katy
Replies: 27
Views: 5401

Re: Knox: The Katy

Walked by this one tonight. The construction fence is almost completely down. I don't get the interaction with Cole at all. The sidewalk is 3' wide in front (so 1960's suburb). UGHHHH...why is this still allowed in Oaklawn/Uptown/Knox at all? Also, what's with the 10' tall solid brick wall out front...
by LongonBigD
30 Aug 2017 13:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)
Replies: 29
Views: 5840

Re: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)

A construction trailer was delivered today. Man with truck and chainsaw eyeing the trees remaining on this property. Perhaps this one is finally moving forward after 2+ years.

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