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by Thymant
24 Mar 2019 00:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Red Bird Mall
Replies: 36
Views: 8954

Re: Red Bird Mall

Construction should pick up on Tuesday, hearing that Brodsky has changed some of the plans and will cut up the old mall into even more pieces basically gutting the mall. This will no longer be a mall at all and will be a series of office buildings with some retail scattered about in between the off...
by Thymant
22 Mar 2019 20:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 168
Views: 45707

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

Maybe need to see this in full sunlight but I work nearby and this building is hideous. The glass or whatever design you'd call what they have on the Ross side is really not pleasant to look at. Weird I've seen this building in full daylight and think it looks nice. Plus its rare to find new reside...
by Thymant
14 Feb 2019 20:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 65
Views: 5997

Re: The Link at Uptown

Seems rather tall!
by Thymant
23 Jan 2019 09:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel
Replies: 98
Views: 28214

Re: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel

^^^^ Agreed, this is definitely not a reflection of the market as a whole. The dream hotel has been in limbo from the start, the fact that even came back to life is quite shocking. Plus there are 2 upscale hotels that recently started near by showing it's quite possible to move development of this s...
by Thymant
20 Jan 2019 21:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 255
Views: 53478

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

From this Weekend:

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The Hamilton by Thymant, on Flickr
by Thymant
12 Jan 2019 04:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 541
Views: 113188

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

From Last Week:
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Novel Deep Ellum by Thymant, on Flickr
by Thymant
12 Jan 2019 04:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas: Trinity Groves
Replies: 75
Views: 18829

Re: West Dallas: Trinity Groves

Trinity Grove phase 2 apartments https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4910/32753034538_d058b6f421_b.jpg Trinity Groves Apartments by Thymant , on Flickr https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7825/46627209931_aec5b214b5_b.jpg Trinity Groves Apartments by Thymant , on Flickr
by Thymant
15 Nov 2018 23:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 366
Views: 90656

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

itsjrd1964 wrote:
cowboyeagle05 wrote:Still no hotel flag correct?


There was brief rumor/talk somewhere, I don't remember where I saw it, that Hyatt's Centric brand was considered or looked at for this, but I've seen nothing more about it.


Hyatt Centric was the hotel flag placed on earlier more detailed renderings for this project.
by Thymant
06 Oct 2018 23:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 156
Views: 34803

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

I like the Galleria because it's feels more convenient and quick than a trip to Northpark. It's honestly not in as bad of shape as some people here seem to think. I've also not seen many vacant storefronts. A few, but not many. I don't spend thousands or even hundreds on each garment I buy, so I ap...
by Thymant
05 Oct 2018 03:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 129
Views: 23164

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

They look at Frisco with salivation and want that here. This is all on Dallas. Nothing in Frisco has been built with a giant surface lot until you get to nearly Prosper. The most anti-urban thing Frisco has done recently is slightly widen their main street. And the downzoning of US75 to drive-thus ...
by Thymant
24 Sep 2018 00:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Virgin Hotel
Replies: 105
Views: 32593

Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

tamtagon wrote:hahaha people are going to hate it in 50 years so i'll be scrapped off and modernized!


????? Why exactly?
by Thymant
23 Sep 2018 01:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Virgin Hotel
Replies: 105
Views: 32593

Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Still no sign of the lace like exterior. Wonder when that will start going up? https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1953/44789932822_322609c574_b.jpg Virgin Hotel by Thymant , on Flickr https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1911/44789934932_d4ae5860a5_b.jpg Virgin Hotel by Thymant , on Flickr
by Thymant
19 Sep 2018 06:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 144
Views: 38097

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

I wish we could get a nice block of 8-10 mid rise buildings throughout this side of town. This here I agree with. If you hop over to Oaklawn near Old Parkland you can witness a perfect example of this. it hasn't quite reached 8-10 mark but with the apartments they have built along with new town hom...
by Thymant
22 Aug 2018 00:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 541
Views: 113188

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Novel Deep Ellum apartments https://farm1.staticflickr.com/937/43099235145_63dcc98a4c_b.jpg Novel Deep Ellum by Thymant , on Flickr The Crosby Apartments https://farm1.staticflickr.com/939/42196012940_f112e9d4e9_b.jpg The Crosby by Thymant , on Flickr
by Thymant
27 Jul 2018 16:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No. 10 Harwood (22 ST)
Replies: 104
Views: 30642

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No. 10 Harwood (22 ST)

Tnexster wrote:Saw the glass from 35 today, saw it twice and don't know what to say except....it looks dark.


Didn't look dark to me from close up, it similar tent to the renderings. Maybe there was a reflection?
by Thymant
25 Jul 2018 12:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 67
Views: 13143

Re: Lower Greenville Development

Has anyone seen the Trammel Crow development? I had high hopes for it as they had multiple tower cranes on the site and went reasonably far below grade for parking, so I was expecting something much, much larger/nicer/denser than what we ended up with. Even worse, the units that front Greenville lo...
by Thymant
12 Jun 2018 04:04
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 216
Views: 38054

Re: Trinity River Park

Sorry to get everyone's hopes up and bumping this topic, I don't have any updates regarding the Trinity River Park. I was wondering if anyone here has actually utilized the existing trails and park space as it is. I've only briefly used the trails here, so I really don't know much of anything about...
by Thymant
10 Apr 2018 10:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 541
Views: 113188

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

cowboyeagle05 wrote:Which apartment project is The Gabrielle and which one is the Crosby. A googling to straighten me out did not help.


The Gabrielle is the Tom Thumb apartment project by greystar and The Crosby is the 5 story apartment project by Stillwater Capital.
by Thymant
09 Apr 2018 19:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 541
Views: 113188

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

We now have 7 cranes in Deep Ellum! The Epic - 2 cranes (down 1) Texas A&M Dental School - 2 cranes The Gabrielle - 1 crane The Crosby - 1 crane Crescent Deep Ellum - 1 crane https://farm1.staticflickr.com/813/40639485304_caa626e400_b.jpg Deep Ellum Cranes by Thymant , on Flickr
by Thymant
02 Apr 2018 15:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Alexan Katy Trail (~184 FT / 15 ST)
Replies: 24
Views: 8660

Re: Uptown Dallas: Alexan Katy Trail (~184 FT / 15 ST)

From last week:

ImageCarlisle and Vine by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/156360625@N07/]Thymant/url], on Flickr
by Thymant
02 Apr 2018 15:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Ventana (12 ST / 12 ST)
Replies: 32
Views: 8358

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

From Last week:

ImageVentana by Buckner by Thymant, on Flickr
by Thymant
14 Mar 2018 22:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 156
Views: 34803

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

I wonder if this is going to be another midrise or if they are going to go for a highrise at this site.
by Thymant
22 Feb 2018 00:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor
Replies: 127
Views: 35386

Re: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor

Plain beige EIFS stick built apartment in Dallas. Groundbreaking. Ross Ave isn't Uptown. To get high-end construction and design, you have to be able to fetch high-end prices, and you're just not going to get that here. It's either the unexciting midrise that will bring 600 more people and their vi...
by Thymant
21 Feb 2018 15:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor
Replies: 127
Views: 35386

Re: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor

Former credit union on Dallas' Ross Avenue to become 300-unit apartment project Steve Brown February 20, 2018 https://dallasnews.imgix.net/1519166536-cypress.jpg?auto=format%2Cenhance&crop=faces%2Centropy&fit=crop&q=40&or=0&w=1024&h=543 [url="https://www.dallasnews.com/...
by Thymant
29 Jan 2018 20:38
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 330
Views: 72665

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

That garage is an insult to the progress that The Cedars has made so far, it's almost like going backwards in time. I really hope they don't plan to just build a massive bank garage in the neighborhood.
by Thymant
23 Jan 2018 15:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 541
Views: 113188

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Dallas' Deep Ellum is getting another rental community, with 336 apartments https://dallasnews.imgix.net/1516727322-DeepEllumFlats_ForRent2.jpg?auto=format%2Cenhance&crop=faces%2Centropy&fit=crop&q=40&or=0&w=1024&h=543 Dallas-based Stillwater Capital is building the 336-unit...
by Thymant
20 Jan 2018 09:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 141
Views: 31063

Re: West End 1.0

Additional Security Coming to Dallas’ Historic West End Dallas’ Historic West End has long had a reputation as dangerous. The neighborhood association dedicated to the enhancement of the area—the West End Association—scored a long-anticipated win Tuesday with the hiring of safety patrol Landmark Se...
by Thymant
18 Jan 2018 11:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 416
Views: 108146

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

DPatel304 wrote:Thanks for the pictures! This will be such a nice entrance into Bishop Arts for people who are arriving via Streetcar.


Your welcome,this corner will bring an impressive amount of density to the area.
by Thymant
18 Jan 2018 10:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor
Replies: 127
Views: 35386

Re: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor

From Yesterday: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4654/27984612529_134ec50302_b.jpg Alexan Ross 1 by Thymant , on Flickr https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4703/39053667884_545bc282e5_b.jpg Alexan Ross 2 by Thymant , on Flickr https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4626/25891327898_9be922a994_b.jpg Modera Hall St...
by Thymant
18 Jan 2018 10:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor
Replies: 127
Views: 35386

Re: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor

From December:

ImageModera Hall Street by Thymant, on Flickr

ImageModera Hall Street by Thymant, on Flickr
by Thymant
18 Jan 2018 10:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 416
Views: 108146

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

From Yesterday: https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4697/24893422067_060fd1d55a_b.jpg Crescent Bishop Arts by Thymant , on Flickr https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4615/38864358255_5b7e7fb4bb_b.jpg Crescent Bishop Arts by Thymant , on Flickr https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4719/27984638809_0054dd27d7_b.jpg ...
by Thymant
20 Dec 2017 17:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 416
Views: 108146

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4598/38307910405_54093e8c2e_b.jpg Bishop Arts CVS 1 by Thymant , on Flickr https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4680/25318667288_7da10fc96f_b.jpg Bishop Arts CVS 2 by Thymant , on Flickr Well for what it's worth it's the best stand alone CVS that I have seen
by Thymant
18 Dec 2017 16:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Virgin Hotel
Replies: 105
Views: 32593

Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

I agree with you about Levee street. I'm not sure how likely it is, but if those power lines could be buried/moved, then you could potentially have a direct connection to the Pedestrian bridge from Levee street and some of the buildings that face the Trinity River could be turned into restaurants o...
by Thymant
30 Nov 2017 09:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 156
Views: 34803

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

It's too bad it could fail hard if they cant get the mall torn down and move forward. I don't think this hotel would be able to hold out for a generation like the W Hotel did when Victory Park tripped and fell the first time. I think it will do just fine, it's right next to the galleria, other hote...
by Thymant
30 Nov 2017 03:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 156
Views: 34803

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

AC Hotel and Modera near the Galleria from Friday https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4545/38643719691_08896f46ab_h.jpg A.C. Hotel Galleria by Thymant , on Flickr https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4521/38643735001_cd87c075c8_h.jpg Modera near the Galleria/ A.C. Hotel by Thymant , on Flickr
by Thymant
18 Nov 2017 21:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 405
Views: 92909

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

I would say that too if I was running PR for The Drever. Yeah but work has not seemed to stopped so they do have that going for them. But in other news there is a large LED display on the north side of the building near the upper floors that is similar to the Omni. Have not noticed these before, wa...
by Thymant
16 Nov 2017 23:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 144
Views: 38097

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

Can't support retail everywhere without density. You're only going to get that with midrise once you have midrise everywhere, not just a few here and there (which I would completely support). And even our high-rises aren't particularly dense. A developer friend of mine in Oakland is building a 20-s...
by Thymant
14 Nov 2017 02:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 144
Views: 38097

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

Apartment project kicks off at downtown Dallas' Farmers Market Steve Brown https://dallasnews.imgix.net/1510609290-lyndfarmrs2.jpg?w=724&h=500&auto=format&q=60&fit=clip https://dallasnews.imgix.net/1510609298-lyndfarmers3.jpg?w=724&h=500&auto=format&q=60&fit=clip Lyn...
by Thymant
14 Nov 2017 01:45
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 804
Views: 177638

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Irving apartment project starts near new Music Factory Steve Brown https://dallasnews.imgix.net/1510608791-Jefferson-on-Promenade.jpg?auto=format%2Cenhance&crop=faces%2Centropy&fit=crop&q=40&or=0&w=1024&h=543 Developers are building an apartment community near Irving's new T...
by Thymant
12 Oct 2017 14:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 58
Views: 16564

Re: West Dallas Developments

Nice to see this kind of height and scale on this side of commerce!
by Thymant
05 Oct 2017 21:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas: Medical District
Replies: 123
Views: 32079

Re: Dallas: Medical District

Another UTSW expansion: UT Southwestern To Expand 650K SF Jeremiah Jensen October 5, 2017 UT Southwestern Medical Center is expanding its footprint by 650K SF with a third tower, D CEO reports. The cost of the project, part of the first phase of the $875M West Campus Facilities Replacement Plan, wil...
by Thymant
02 Oct 2017 21:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 141
Views: 31063

Re: West End 1.0

Crescent Real Estate brings new office space to downtown Dallas' West End Steve Brown October 2, 2017 https://dallasnews.imgix.net/1506900342-The-Luminary-West-View.jpg?w=724&h=500&auto=format&q=60&fit=clip https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2017/10/02/crescent-real-est...
by Thymant
02 Oct 2017 21:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 58
Views: 16564

Re: West Dallas Developments

More apartments on the way near West Dallas' popular Trinity Groves Steve Brown October 2, 2017 https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2017/10/02/apartments-way-near-west-dallas-popular-trinity-groves https://gff.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/1-Cover-1612x907.jpg https://gff.com/wp-conten...
by Thymant
19 Sep 2017 21:40
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Southwest Airlines
Replies: 23
Views: 6250

Re: Southwest Airlines

That would be amazing to have flights to Hawaii from Southwest, by far my favorite low cost airline!

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