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by LongonBigD
16 Jan 2018 00:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Noteworthy New Construction
Replies: 21
Views: 2954

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: 128
Views: 14221

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: 23
Views: 3908

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: 383

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: 128
Views: 14221

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: 7
Views: 671

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: 7
Views: 671

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: 7
Views: 671

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: 4301

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: 4301

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: 92
Views: 8208

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: 18
Views: 996

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: 128
Views: 14221

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: 128
Views: 14221

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: 128
Views: 14221

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: 41
Views: 7258

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: 23
Views: 3908

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: 4494

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: 83
Views: 10426

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: 232
Views: 22385

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: 23
Views: 3908

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: 200
Views: 18586

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: 192
Views: 15865

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: 128
Views: 14221

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: 128
Views: 14221

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: 128
Views: 14221

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: 128
Views: 14221

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: 128
Views: 14221

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: 478
Views: 24909

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: 128
Views: 14221

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: 41
Views: 7258

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: 4315

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: 23
Views: 3908

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.
by LongonBigD
30 Aug 2017 13:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 128
Views: 14221

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

citygeek wrote:Speaking of which, just like the Dream Hotel in Uptown, what has happened to the Oliver from Southern Development?


A construction trailer was delivered today (Oliver/Central, not Dream Hotel).
by LongonBigD
29 Aug 2017 19:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 26
Views: 3205

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

These are the same neighbors who killed the K-H DART station who changed their minds now that it's too late.

I can see their point about parking, but if that is your argument, you can't also fight developers if they want to put a parking solution in place.
by LongonBigD
28 Aug 2017 19:31
Forum: Texas Town + City Issues/News
Topic: Hurricane Harvey
Replies: 28
Views: 1231

Re: DFW Economy

I think you might be on to something about "Houston outflow." I am remembering the same effect with Katrina. People came here to get shelter from the storm and figured out what a good thing we have here vs where they came from. There is a story in the DMN today about a family who has alrea...
by LongonBigD
27 Aug 2017 21:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 128
Views: 14221

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

There is a website for The Hudson (4805 McKinney Ave) up and running. http://Www.thehudsondallas.com..

This one will have underground parking only (according to Trinsic's website) similar to Knox Heights down the street. This makes it more neighborhood friendly I think.
by LongonBigD
19 Aug 2017 19:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: New Alamo Manhattan Hotel Project
Replies: 27
Views: 3617

Re: Uptown Dallas: New Alamo Manhattan Hotel Project

^^ Yes, I read that too. The original plan was above ground garage hidden by functional rooms of the hotel. Now parking is underground.
by LongonBigD
16 Aug 2017 22:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 128
Views: 14221

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

One block over, I had another thought about Travis St. Others have questioned the delay for the new retail/apt project coming from Sarofim at Travis/Knox. Hopefully they are working a deal with Weirs to acquire the warehouse plot??? That way Sarofim can expand/enlarge their project. Just my thought...
by LongonBigD
16 Aug 2017 21:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 128
Views: 14221

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Duplicate post.
by LongonBigD
12 Aug 2017 09:26
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Street name changes/proposals
Replies: 5
Views: 652

Re: Street name changes/proposals

The Lake Highlands Advocate reports that the proposal would be to change the name at Forest Lane. It is suggested that with the redo of I635 East, an exit sign for "Lake Highlands Road" would bring visibility to increase name awareness and property values for Lake Highlands. There was a pu...
by LongonBigD
11 Aug 2017 19:48
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Street name changes/proposals
Replies: 5
Views: 652

Re: Street name changes/proposals

Seems like I saw something that the proposed change was to be within I-635. Does that correspond to Dallas city limits? I don't think they were changing in other cities ... because it's the road to Plano!
by LongonBigD
09 Aug 2017 15:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 128
Views: 14221

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Small office building updates from Knox area. This is an announcement for a small project on Buena Vista a block south of Knox Street backing to the Katy Trail at Buena Vista and Armstrong (immediately south of 2M building). IMG_1578.jpeg It appears the lot is cleared for this project to begin. IMG...
by LongonBigD
09 Aug 2017 15:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 128
Views: 14221

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Are the existing apartments at 4805 Mckinney on google maps still there? Seems a 5 story, GFF designed project is proposed for that site by Trinsic Residential. Called "The Hudson Apartments". Permits from last week confirm this! 4805 MCKINNEY AVE The Hudson 5-6 stories of residential Con...
by LongonBigD
14 Jul 2017 19:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 128
Views: 14221

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Perhaps that would explain Weirs vacating that building and expanding in North Dallas. What they have said was that they will continue to have a store here but wish to replace the current outdated building. Of course replacing the building means the store would have to close during construction but...
by LongonBigD
12 Jul 2017 21:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 128
Views: 14221

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Wow! That's a lot of news (and activity) for Cole between Knox and Oliver. Love the RH and proposed guesthouse. I think we have all suspected something similar from RH for this space for a while. The RH store will continue to elevate Knox as a top tier retail destination. I'm not convinced on the ap...
by LongonBigD
03 Jul 2017 17:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 63
Views: 7100

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

Plano is connecting Legacy West to Legacy Town Center by turning a Texas U-Turn lane over the Tollroad into an appealing pedestrian crossing. That would be a good thing to do here. The City would recoup the investment from the increase in property values on both sides of 75, plus all of the new inv...
by LongonBigD
22 Jun 2017 21:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 128
Views: 14221

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Those old condos are still there for now. In fact I'm pretty sure I saw a for sale sign up for a unit there last weekend. Trinsic did Aura on McKinney a few blocks south I think.
by LongonBigD
21 Jun 2017 16:03
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 192
Views: 15865

Re: Legacy West

Yeah, I went to school with people who work in City Staff departments they try their best to get things done right but when a council and the general public get involved there tends to be a water downed solution when different priorities get put in place. I am not suggesting city staff should have ...
by LongonBigD
21 Jun 2017 14:13
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 192
Views: 15865

Re: Legacy West

At this rate, someone who wants to shop on both sides will have to get in a car sit in traffic and search for another parking spot. That's such a huge waste of resources on so many levels and is why we have traffic problems in the first place. This can't be right, here is the City of Plano's take o...

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