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by dallaz
21 Nov 2018 07:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 341
Views: 58458

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Any updates?
by dallaz
15 Nov 2018 19:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 144
Views: 28532

Re: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt

Ross Perot Jr. Looks Toward DFW's Future https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/tech/Ross-Perot-Jr-Looks-to-the-Future-500637531.html Perot also has an iconic skyscraper on the drawing board for downtown Dallas, designed by famed architect Norman Foster. It could be the tallest in the city. “It’ll help change...
by dallaz
14 Nov 2018 06:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 929
Views: 132655

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

The Amazon HQ2 pitch that would have dramatically changed Dallas' skyline https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/11/14/amazon-hq2-pitch-dramatically-changed-dallas-skyline The Dallas Smart District would have been renamed “The Dallas Day 1 District”. It also includes a full animation ...
by dallaz
13 Nov 2018 12:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
Replies: 68
Views: 13649

Re: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

maconahey wrote:Image

That’s going to look nice.

Thanks for the pics!
by dallaz
13 Nov 2018 09:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 929
Views: 132655

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Well...it’s official

Amazon Announces HQ2 Winners

https://www.wsj.com/articles/amazon-ann ... y&mod=e2tw
by dallaz
12 Nov 2018 23:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 929
Views: 132655

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Amazon Picks New York City, Northern Virginia for Its HQ2 Locations

https://www.wsj.com/articles/amazon-cho ... 36?mod=mhp
by dallaz
06 Nov 2018 13:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 929
Views: 132655

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Wow...tough room. These are only rumors (at least for now). It could always go the other way.

Hypothetically speaking, if Dallas isn’t selected....we will be just fine. We’re not an economically depressed city. Either way, I have a fairly positive outlook on the future of Dallas.
by dallaz
05 Nov 2018 03:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 146
Views: 35421

Re: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)

Matt777 wrote:Does anybody know the opening date for the Tom Thumb?

There’s no official date that I know of. Only this quote from the article above is all that’s mentioned.

The retail center with seven restaurants and the Tom Thumb grocery store will start opening early next year.
by dallaz
02 Nov 2018 11:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 165
Views: 28310

Re: Museum Tower

Last night, Museum Tower was featured on the Science Channel’s “Engineering Catastrophes”. It’s crazy that the building’s reflection is still an issue, well after its completion. I wonder if the issue will ever be fixed... I'm curious if it ever 'really' was an issue. I mean, how many years has it ...
by dallaz
02 Nov 2018 11:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 165
Views: 28310

Re: Museum Tower

The Glare from Museum Tower makes its national television debut. So, what did we learn? It's really hot in Dallas! https://www.dallasnews.com/arts/architecture/2018/11/01/glare-museum-tower-makes-national-television-debut-learn-really-hot-dallas The Glare from Museum Tower made its debut on national...
by dallaz
02 Nov 2018 07:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 165
Views: 28310

Re: Museum Tower

Last night, Museum Tower was featured on the Science Channel’s “Engineering Catastrophes”. It’s crazy that the building’s reflection is still an issue, well after its completion. I wonder if the issue will ever be fixed...
by dallaz
01 Nov 2018 15:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 455
Views: 73570

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Construction starts on Baylor Scott & White's new East Dallas office project https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/11/01/construction-starts-baylor-scott-whites-new-east-dallas-office-project Healthcare giant Baylor Scott & White has broken ground on its new head office center...
by dallaz
01 Nov 2018 09:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 146
Views: 35421

Re: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)

Uptown's newest high-rise is open for business at The Union https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/10/31/uptowns-newest-high-rise-open-business-union Uptown Dallas' newest real estate project has started opening its doors. The first office tenants have moved into the more than $300 mil...
by dallaz
31 Oct 2018 10:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 103
Views: 14113

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)

cowboyeagle05 wrote:I hate the way the parking appears to be integrated into the design. That block on the bottom which appears to be the parking garage just appears weird to the overall design.

I agree, I noticed that too.
by dallaz
31 Oct 2018 10:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 146
Views: 35421

Re: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)

Property firm Transwestern moving to Uptown's Union project https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/10/31/property-firm-transwestern-moving-uptowns-union-project Transwestern - which has more than 250 people working in its North Texas operations - plans to move its offices to the Union ...
by dallaz
30 Oct 2018 11:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 455
Views: 73570

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

No renderings as of yet?
by dallaz
29 Oct 2018 15:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)
Replies: 11
Views: 1850

Re: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)

Historic Dallas Morning News building sold to developers with track record of big deals https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/10/29/developers-buying-landmark-morning-news-building-track-record-big-deals The Dallas Morning News' historic former headquarters building in downtown Dallas...
by dallaz
29 Oct 2018 10:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Grocery Stores: news/development
Replies: 103
Views: 16564

Re: Grocery Stores: news/development

A one-of-a-kind, no checkout Sam's Club is about to open on Lower Greenville in Dallas https://www.dallasnews.com/business/retail/2018/10/28/one-kind-sams-club-open-lower-greenville-dallas While Amazon Go's cashierless store has grabbed all the attention, a Sam's Club innovation lab in downtown Dall...
by dallaz
23 Oct 2018 17:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 455
Views: 67776

Re: Victory Park 3.0

CTroyMathis wrote:3099 Olive got FAA determination for up to 453' at highest point. I didn't notice it being mentioned yet, but, there it is (possibly again).

https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external/se ... 8758&row=4

It’s slightly taller than the W (439 ft).
by dallaz
19 Oct 2018 16:10
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 79
Views: 11063

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

Here’s the animation of the new expansion

https://youtu.be/q21cvyGuT2Y
by dallaz
19 Oct 2018 14:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 97
Views: 20140

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

Whoa I had to go check out this CVS on street view.... that is NEW?? They put zero thought. That could be a CVS in small town Nebraska. Unfortunately, it was built in 2014/15. CVS’ store designs are (always) horrible. The DMN’s Mark Lamster (Architecture Critic), written an article in July about th...
by dallaz
19 Oct 2018 11:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 97
Views: 20140

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

lakewoodhobo wrote:
cowboyeagle05 wrote:Someone call CVS and tell them how much they suck again. HEB understood what they had the opportunity to do here. I would have preferred a firework stand over the BS CVS built.


Just like Soho.jpg

:lol: :lol:

Hahahahaha...I’m at work and people are wondering what I’m laughing at LOL.
by dallaz
19 Oct 2018 11:45
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 79
Views: 11063

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

The link posted below has a news clip with additional renderings. $76 Million Expansion For Dallas’ Klyde Warren Park https://dfw.cbslocal.com/2018/10/19/dallas-klyde-warren-park-76m-expansion/ Design and construction of the project will begin next year, with completion of the expansion happening as...
by dallaz
19 Oct 2018 11:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 97
Views: 20140

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

Someone call CVS and tell them how much they suck again. HEB understood what they had the opportunity to do here. I would have preferred a firework stand over the BS CVS built. Congrats Central Market and KDC for understanding the value of the street-level interaction. This site does, in fact, conn...
by dallaz
19 Oct 2018 07:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 97
Views: 20140

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon


Exciting news! Now, if we could only get rid of the suburban style properties surrounding this new mixed use project.
by dallaz
19 Oct 2018 06:58
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 79
Views: 11063

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Why do we need a parking garage? Bcuz a non profit needs one. GTFOH. What waste of money.

Agreed. It makes no sense to me.
by dallaz
18 Oct 2018 18:32
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 79
Views: 11063

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

Here we go: https://www.dallasnews.com/news/downtown-dallas/2018/10/18/klyde-warren-20-beloved-downtown-dallas-deck-park-get-76-million-expansion-years-making It’ll be interesting to see how they construct the expansion. I’m sure it’ll be quite a feat of engineering. EDIT: I wonder if Olive St. is ...
by dallaz
13 Oct 2018 05:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 419
Views: 83597

Re: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)

I could be wrong...but it seems like the residential portion of the tower is only 36 floors, which equals a total 45 story building, when you add the 9 story garage. Here’s what I found on Page Southernland Page (the building’s architecture firm) https://www.pagethink.com/v/project-detail/Fountain-P...
by dallaz
11 Oct 2018 12:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project
Replies: 76
Views: 12033

Re: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Haha. It was never a alive.

:lol:
by dallaz
08 Oct 2018 09:06
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 79
Views: 11063

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

According to Fox 4 News, they are planning to annocuce the details of the new expansion in a few weeks. It still includes expanding KWP westward, putting in the fountain on Pearl St, and expanding the children’s park. I can’t wait to see what the final design is. EDIT: they’re in the processing of r...
by dallaz
04 Oct 2018 12:22
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The Transition of Uptown
Replies: 28
Views: 1701

Re: The Transition of Uptown

I've always felt that DISD has to totally rethink how they manage schools in the core areas of the city. Heck, even suburban cities are building their schools to more resemble a Google Office than a traditional school in order to prepare the kids for what lies ahead. Let's face it... They won't be ...
by dallaz
04 Oct 2018 12:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 455
Views: 73570

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Really good news story about Deep Ellum

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.nbcdfw ... ml%3famp=y
by dallaz
04 Oct 2018 12:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Bryan Tower
Replies: 11
Views: 1390

Re: Downtown Dallas: Bryan Tower

^a resurfacing downtown like Dallas is a great place for all those once successful but faded brands to test-market for the next couple of generations. Dallas in particular is a desirable try-it-on demographic, has been for decades. If JCPenny has any brain power left, they'll high-tail it out of th...
by dallaz
01 Oct 2018 12:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 455
Views: 73570

Re: Baylor Scott & White Admin Complex

This is going to be big. 600k square feet. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/08/21/baylor-scott-white-eyes-new-office-center-edge-dallas-deep-ellum-district By comparison, the office tower at the Epic is only 250k SF. Baylor Scott and White Health and Memorial Hermann Health Syst...
by dallaz
29 Sep 2018 12:51
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The Transition of Uptown
Replies: 28
Views: 1701

Re: The Transition of Uptown

With kids being a growing demographic, I wonder how long it will take for a school to be placed in the Uptown/Downtown area? I agree with the comments above. Deep Ellum is probably the most promising area in Dallas as of now. Since Deep Ellum is an entertainment district, do you think it’ll have to ...
by dallaz
27 Sep 2018 21:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Grocery Stores: news/development
Replies: 103
Views: 16564

Re: Grocery Stores: news/development

It's going to cost more than $10 million to clean up the surrounding neighborhood. I applaud Costco for finally making up for lost time, but there's a reason not many retailers have planted locations in Five Points/Vickery Meadow. Yeah, the area is pretty sketchy. My sister’s first apartment was in...
by dallaz
27 Sep 2018 19:19
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The Transition of Uptown
Replies: 28
Views: 1701

The Transition of Uptown

It’s becoming more and more evident that Uptown is transitioning from a entertainment district, to an actual neighborhood. What do you think the future of Uptown will be? Will it be a benchmark for other booming areas of Dallas to follow? What are your thoughts? News Video: https://www.google.com/am...
by dallaz
27 Sep 2018 19:04
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Old Footage of Dallas
Replies: 30
Views: 2639

Re: Old Footage of Dallas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4zn97VZ5j9Y&feature=youtu.be The quality of this footage form 1970 is pretty amazing. You can read more about it here: https://flashbackdallas.com/2018/09/26/a-drive-through-downtown-1970/ https://flashbackdallas.files.wordpress.com/2018/09/dtc_elm-capri-tower_sm...
by dallaz
27 Sep 2018 12:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 120
Views: 18771

Re: West End 1.0

Downtown Dallas' historic Purse Building is chasing a new generation of office tenants https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/09/27/downtown-dallas-historic-purse-building-chasing-new-generation-office-tenants Compared to other downtown Dallas office projects, the 113-year-old Purse Bu...
by dallaz
27 Sep 2018 12:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Grocery Stores: news/development
Replies: 103
Views: 16564

Re: Grocery Stores: news/development

North Dallas is getting a second Costco store on Park Lane https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/09/27/north-dallas-getting-second-costco-store-park-lane North Dallas is getting a new Costco store. The popular warehouse discount retailer is starting work on its second Dallas location ...
by dallaz
27 Sep 2018 11:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 455
Views: 73570

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Baker's Ribs is closing for a bank in Deep Ellum, as 'wildcatters' of old make way for boomtown https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2018/09/27/bakers-ribs-closing-bank-deep-ellum-wildcatters-old-make-way-boomtown Joe Duncan emailed this week with a simple enough request. "If you have ...
by dallaz
25 Sep 2018 14:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 310
Views: 56153

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

lakewoodhobo wrote:Oh Steve, if only you could pick up the phone and ask the press contact about that hotel. :roll:

Right. SMH
by dallaz
25 Sep 2018 13:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 310
Views: 56153

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Trammell Crow Center's $140 million skyscraper redo is headed toward a finish https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/09/25/trammell-crow-centers-140-million-redo-headed-toward-finish After almost a year of construction, work crews revamping downtown Dallas' landmark Trammell Crow Cente...
by dallaz
21 Sep 2018 09:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 419
Views: 83597

Re: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)

I believe a portion of KWP’s expansion money was apart of the recent bond package. The rest will have to be raised by private donors. Whether we like it or not, the park is going to expand. We just don’t know the full details of how it will be accomplished. I think they went back to the drawing broa...
by dallaz
20 Sep 2018 19:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 419
Views: 83597

Re: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)

Panorama of the Dallas Skyline. You can see the Amli slowly starting to make its presence known. https://mobile.twitter.com/FOX4/status/1042898510763323392 Damn that's a sexy skyline ! Hell yeah! Uptown and Downtown is basically one continuous skyline. Someone from Houston thought, Uptown was Downt...
by dallaz
20 Sep 2018 18:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 419
Views: 83597

Re: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)

Panorama of the Dallas Skyline. You can see the Amli slowly starting to make its presence known.

https://mobile.twitter.com/FOX4/status/ ... 0763323392
by dallaz
19 Sep 2018 13:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 419
Views: 83597

Re: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)

Roman_Patrick wrote:awesome new rendering! would you mind sharing the website?
i am not locating in the web..

Sorry, I forgot to post the website.

http://www.fountainplace.com/building-overview.html
by dallaz
19 Sep 2018 11:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 419
Views: 83597

Re: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)

From that view it almost looks like a triangular tower but it clearly isn't. It does. I think we can confirm that this will be a tower that chances depending on the angle...just like Fountian Place. This will be the most architecturally significant building built in decades. Hopefully, other develo...
by dallaz
19 Sep 2018 10:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 419
Views: 83597

Re: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)

Screenshots from Fountian Place’s website

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