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by LongonBigD
13 Jun 2018 16:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 189
Views: 22586

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

And remember, on the opposite end you have the Tommy Bahama space that's been vacant for quite some time... I worry about this. There is plenty of foot traffic here. Why do they struggle to lease the empty spaces? I am worried that they will convert more space to restaurants and then all the traffi...
by LongonBigD
13 Jun 2018 13:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 286
Views: 39216

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Bisnow, above, says it was once the "Hunt Oil Building". I understand Hunt Oil once officed in the building, but it was never named the Hunt Oil Building, was it? I assumed that reference was an inference from the TV show "Dallas." I do remember that the exterior shots for Ewing...
by LongonBigD
08 Jun 2018 16:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 290
Views: 40816

Re: Northpark Center

Cowboyeagle - NorthPark probably has 1/3rd their stores as the only store in DFW and the other stores they have are doing fine. If you talk to the managers the majority of NorthPark's stores are in the Top 10% and many are Top 5% of their chains. On the flip side, looking at their retailers I'd gue...
by LongonBigD
06 Jun 2018 15:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace West/West Village: Residential Tower (~250 FT / 23 ST) / Hilton Canopy (8 ST)
Replies: 72
Views: 13487

Rezoning sign up at Mutt's

I can't find a generic West Village thread. This appeared in the last couple of days. Is this news regarding the future of the Mutt's tract or just a minor change? Anybody know? The original plan was a skyscraper. I believe zoning allows for 43 stories on this tract, but we can't seem to go higher t...
by LongonBigD
06 Jun 2018 13:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 166
Views: 26820

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

You make a good point about varying the exterior frontage. This one and the proposed new build at Cole & Armstrong, both are almost a city block long and could use some elevation variation.
by LongonBigD
05 Jun 2018 22:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 166
Views: 26820

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

R1070 wrote:Is that McKinney avenue on the NE side of the intersection with Hester?


Yes, taking about 60% of that block, including the large complex mid-block and the two other properties just south. Leaving only the small apt/condo complex, the body shop and Chelsea Corner on the north end of this block.
by LongonBigD
05 Jun 2018 16:27
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Old Footage of Dallas
Replies: 18
Views: 505

Re: Old Footage of Dallas

cowboyeagle05 wrote:The sheer number of steakhouses back then downtown is funny as well.

Like the sheer number of steakhouses currently in Uptown?
by LongonBigD
03 Jun 2018 23:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 166
Views: 26820

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

I just think this is bait trotted out to get what they really want approved (increased density than currently allowed). We shall see what the final result becomes. Late update on this project proposed at McKinney & Hester. Somehow I missed this followup back in December. https://candysdirt.com/...
by LongonBigD
23 May 2018 21:33
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 583
Views: 72797

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

I was not expecting tall(ish) either. This certainly won't help with the misconception that outsiders have who first fly into DFW and marvel at our skyline...not realizing its Las Colinas. I don't know if that happens a lot, but my brother still gets confused when he comes to visit! To his credit, ...
by LongonBigD
23 May 2018 13:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 142
Views: 22318

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:
LongonBigD wrote:It seems so odd to not see the Temple painted gray.


It looks better IMO without the paint


Agreed. It just looks odd after looking at gray paint for 3 decades that I remember.
by LongonBigD
23 May 2018 11:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 142
Views: 22318

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

It seems so odd to not see the Temple painted gray.
by LongonBigD
23 May 2018 08:54
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 583
Views: 72797

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

I was not expecting tall(ish) either. This certainly won't help with the misconception that outsiders have who first fly into DFW and marvel at our skyline...not realizing its Las Colinas. I don't know if that happens a lot, but my brother still gets confused when he comes to visit! To his credit, h...
by LongonBigD
14 May 2018 14:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace West/West Village: Residential Tower (~250 FT / 23 ST) / Hilton Canopy (8 ST)
Replies: 72
Views: 13487

Re: Cityplace West/West Village: Residential Tower (~250 FT / 23 ST) / Hilton Canopy (8 ST)

Wandered over here this weekend. Canopy is coming along. Looks like a restaurant space on the corner going in. Lobby bar installed. Lobby furniture being delivered. A ceiling arch extends inside parallel to Cityplace West made of old red brick. At the east end of the lobby is what appears to be the ...
by LongonBigD
10 May 2018 13:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
Replies: 43
Views: 7388

Re: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

Tnexster wrote:I like the contrast of new vs old here. I also like that wood look on the top of the building....I assume that's what that is.


I don't know why, but I have the impression that top is copper, not wood. Maybe I saw that on the mock-up across the street, maybe I dreamed it.
by LongonBigD
07 May 2018 22:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)
Replies: 32
Views: 7370

Nove at Knox

The first story/puff piece using the new moniker “Novē at Knox”. A little bit of new info, but mostly regurgitated stuff we already knew. This from DBJ here... https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2018/05/07/penthouses-more-apartments-under-development-at.html A website at NoveAtKnox.com which in...
by LongonBigD
01 May 2018 16:37
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Aerial (Drone) Tour of Dallas/Fort Worth
Replies: 12
Views: 955

Re: Aerial (Drone) Tour of Dallas/Fort Worth

Did I hear correctly? Did he say GLOBAL Life Park? In a video promoting Dallas sports?
by LongonBigD
01 May 2018 16:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 103
Views: 16262

Re:

A hotel could go over quite well! and something could be done to incorporate the temple into the project, as well... Perhaps restaurant space with office above. I was in Fall River, MA years ago for a hot air balloon festival. I have never forgotten a wonderful dining experience similar to what you...
by LongonBigD
20 Apr 2018 19:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 166
Views: 26820

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Noticed a couple of things walking around tonight. There is a building permit in the vacated “Erdos at Home (née IO Metro)” space on McKinney Ave just south of Apple store. Permit says furniture store (no news there). The applicant is “RH Modern.” Is this a temporary storefront while they demolish t...
by LongonBigD
18 Apr 2018 18:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 104
Views: 14238

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: 32
Views: 7370

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: 90
Views: 9740

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: 42
Views: 3665

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: 42
Views: 3665

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: 290
Views: 40816

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: 53
Views: 8134

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: 32
Views: 7370

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: 3231

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: 32
Views: 7370

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: 26
Views: 3814

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: 5197

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: 1779

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: 3231

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: 3231

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: 3231

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: 166
Views: 26820

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: 5197

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: 166
Views: 26820

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: 32
Views: 7370

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: 708

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: 166
Views: 26820

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: 3231

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: 3231

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: 3231

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: 35
Views: 6685

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: 35
Views: 6685

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: 189
Views: 22586

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: 47
Views: 5362

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: 166
Views: 26820

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: 166
Views: 26820

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: 166
Views: 26820

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...

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