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by Thymant
29 Jan 2018 20:38
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 226
Views: 18447

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: 216
Views: 24032

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: 42
Views: 4392

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: 266
Views: 27195

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: 68
Views: 8845

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: 68
Views: 8845

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: 266
Views: 27195

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: 266
Views: 27195

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: 43
Views: 7763

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: 90
Views: 8852

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: 90
Views: 8852

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: 225
Views: 23716

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: 75
Views: 8492

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: 75
Views: 8492

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: 362
Views: 36638

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: 38
Views: 5451

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: 81
Views: 11286

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: 42
Views: 4392

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: 38
Views: 5451

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: 17
Views: 1237

Re: Southwest Airlines

That would be amazing to have flights to Hawaii from Southwest, by far my favorite low cost airline!
by Thymant
05 Sep 2017 17:33
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 60
Views: 5588

Re: Downtown Progress

Thanks for the updates. Those numbers aren't too surprising, but I'm expecting better numbers for the CBD going forward, especially now that Uptown is getting very pricey. We'll see. We've been expecting better numbers for the CBD for thirty years and it never seems to happen. True but your failing...
by Thymant
30 Aug 2017 16:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Commissary - 1217 Main St
Replies: 88
Views: 13591

Re: Downtown Dallas: Synn Building 1217 Main St

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:
Tnexster wrote:I wish they would uncover the tile on the Sheraton.


I wish we would destroy the Sheraton (Southland Life) and rebuild a new tower...


Isn't this same thinking why we lost so many historic gems in the past, sure now it's ugly but think what it would represent in the future.
by Thymant
28 Aug 2017 11:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 400 Record Street
Replies: 26
Views: 3963

Re: Downtown Dallas: 400 Record Street

From this weekend:

ImageDallas Construction August 2017 by Thymant, on Flickr
by Thymant
03 Aug 2017 11:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Canyon In Oak Cliff
Replies: 12
Views: 1960

Re: The Canyon In Oak Cliff

This development is not connected to other urban areas nor is it close to any DART lines so the parking is necessary but it would have been nice if they included a garage instead but then again that does raise the price tag in what can be considered an unproven market.
by Thymant
24 Jul 2017 18:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas: Medical District
Replies: 81
Views: 11286

Re: Dallas: Medical District

Is there a market here to turn some of these buildings into professional buildings like at other hospitals? Or do the County and University force their professionals to take space in captive buildings? Parkland's Doctors all come from UTSW so no professional space is really needed for Parkland, and...
by Thymant
21 Jul 2017 11:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cedars: Hotel Lorenzo
Replies: 26
Views: 4824

Re: Cedars: Hotel Lorenzo

I had some drinks at the Lorenzo last night. I was very impressed. The developers really have out done themselves. The interior is great and the street side patio has a great view of downtown. It still looks odd sitting at a high class bar and seeing an empty lot covered in brush across the street....
by Thymant
29 Jun 2017 11:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 63
Views: 7602

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

New LED lighting

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by Thymant
27 Jun 2017 17:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 38
Views: 5451

Re: West Dallas Developments

Broadstone on Commerce http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb415/trevorma93/20170626_103825_zpsvllxusua.jpg http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb415/trevorma93/20170626_114634_zps3urnbtmc.jpg http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb415/trevorma93/20170626_114616_zpssrvoeurc.jpg http://i1204.photobuc...
by Thymant
26 Jun 2017 12:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 266
Views: 27195

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Magnolia on Zang http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb415/trevorma93/20170626_102955_zpsnzr6gzzb.jpg http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb415/trevorma93/20170626_102934_zpsizz0px5i.jpg http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb415/trevorma93/20170626_102839_zps7czabwpl.jpg By Me
by Thymant
26 Jun 2017 12:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 266
Views: 27195

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Bishop Arts Station and Crescent Bishop Arts (All 4 Corners Under Construction) http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb415/trevorma93/20170626_103028_zpsmdn7mory.jpg http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb415/trevorma93/20170626_103037_zpsu7cecyql.jpg http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb415/trevorm...
by Thymant
23 Jun 2017 17:21
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Hall Office Park
Replies: 11
Views: 1501

Re: Frisco: Hall Office Park

From This Past Weekend:

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by Thymant
23 Jun 2017 16:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas: Medical District
Replies: 81
Views: 11286

Re: Dallas: Medical District

Mockingbird Diner From Today:

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by Thymant
22 Jun 2017 19:35
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 194
Views: 18190

Re: Legacy West

People would cross the tollway if there was a good enough reason to do so. People cross Michigan Avenue in Chicago and Connecticut Avenue in DC and both of those are wide and very busy. I don't think this is such a big deal. It would help if they made the connection as attractive and people-friendl...
by Thymant
22 Jun 2017 19:34
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 194
Views: 18190

Re: Legacy West

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by Thymant
22 Jun 2017 19:33
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 194
Views: 18190

Re: Legacy West

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by Thymant
22 Jun 2017 15:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 93
Views: 9690

Re: The Cedars Developments

mdg109 wrote:It almost looks like the fake facades off Disney's Main Street USA.


Well although the designs in the Cedars are weird and not my taste either, at least this area wont turn into a Uptown replica.
by Thymant
22 Jun 2017 15:16
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 194
Views: 18190

Re: Legacy West

The bridge will be the equivalent of the pedestrian crossing between Mockingbird Station and Northpark. It'll be used by the few people who feel comfortable crossing freeways. I'm not sure I agree that it's a problem that these buildings face inwards. There is nothing but roads and empty land surro...
by Thymant
22 Jun 2017 12:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 93
Views: 9690

Re: The Cedars Developments

CTroyMathis wrote:I don't know the extent of damage, but, I believe there was a significant fire overnight at the Wall Street Townhomes.


I noticed that a townhome under construction was burned, is that what you were referring to?
by Thymant
22 Jun 2017 12:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 93
Views: 9690

Re: The Cedars Developments

Not sure which project this is, more than likely Townhomes, located along Akard St:

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by Thymant
22 Jun 2017 12:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 93
Views: 9690

Re: The Cedars Developments

David Weekly Townhomes:

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by Thymant
20 Jun 2017 17:41
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 194
Views: 18190

Re: Legacy West

After visiting this area myself this weekend I have to say although this development is very nice the area is very disconnected and realistically this part of the tollway is not urban at all nor will it be if these urban islands continue the way they are. They seem to be nothing more than better des...
by Thymant
20 Jun 2017 16:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas: Medical District
Replies: 81
Views: 11286

Re: Dallas: Medical District

West Love Apartments http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb415/trevorma93/Mobile%20Uploads/20170620_111002_zpsqmvr91ey.jpg http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb415/trevorma93/Mobile%20Uploads/20170620_111021_zpsx6ntlogu.jpg http://i1204.photobucket.com/albums/bb415/trevorma93/Mobile%20Uploads/2017...

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