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by dallaz
19 Apr 2018 18:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 206
Views: 26329

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Great! Now, if we could only see some renderings
by dallaz
18 Apr 2018 16:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 91
Views: 9825

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

Y’all are on it! Great find^^^^^
by dallaz
18 Apr 2018 15:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 91
Views: 9825

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

Wow! 895 ft? :shock:

Is it possible for a building to be built this tall in this location? It doesn’t interfere with Love field’s flight path?
by dallaz
17 Apr 2018 18:57
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 56
Views: 4769

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

Dallas' Klyde Warren Park names fundraising veteran Kit Sawers as president to help its garden grow https://www.dallasnews.com/business/philanthropy/2018/04/17/help-garden-grow-klyde-warren-names-fundraising-veteran-kit-sawers-president Big plans are in the works for Klyde Warren 2.0: a new fountain...
by dallaz
17 Apr 2018 12:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: 601 Elm/ 711 Elm
Replies: 12
Views: 602

Re: 601 Elm/ 711 Elm

Great news! I’ve always wanted this building restored.
by dallaz
16 Apr 2018 18:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 669
Views: 62752

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Jeff Bezos will be in Dallas on Friday at the Bush Center. I’m sure local Dallas leaders will try to get more info on Dallas’ running for HQ2 or try to sell Dallas to Bezos.

It will be interesting...
by dallaz
11 Apr 2018 18:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 206
Views: 26329

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Victory Park shares fresh details on the newest food and drink spots slated to open https://www.dallasnews.com/business/restaurants/2018/04/11/10-ways-dallas-victory-park-singing-want-back On the path to opening up to 10 food and drink spots this year, Victory Park has offered a few more details abo...
by dallaz
02 Apr 2018 13:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 206
Views: 26329

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Plans move ahead for Victory Park office tower https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/04/02/plans-move-ahead-victory-park-office-tower Developers are asking for approvals to move ahead with a new tower in Dallas' Victory Park project. Hillwood Urban has filed plans with the city for an...
by dallaz
29 Mar 2018 12:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Davis Building
Replies: 21
Views: 2690

Re: Davis Building

Downtown Dallas' landmark Davis Building gets $45 million redo https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/03/29/downtown-dallas-landmark-davis-building-gets-45-million-redo Mycon Construction says it's been hired to renovate the 250,000-square-foot residential and retail building at 1309 M...
by dallaz
19 Mar 2018 20:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 206
Views: 26329

Re: Victory Park 3.0

This will only add to the eastern skyline view coming from 30 towards Downtown from Ft Worth (which has gotten even more impressive in the last few years). There is a need for a taller building in Victory Park to draw your eyes toward the northern end of the skyline. All of the tallest buildings, (e...
by dallaz
19 Mar 2018 16:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 206
Views: 26329

Re: Victory Park 3.0

From the DMN... New Victory Park Tower could be the tallest https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/03/19/new-victory-park-tower-could-tallest The apartment and retail tower would be construction across the street from the American Airlines Center arena and next door to the W Dallas Hot...
by dallaz
07 Mar 2018 09:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 669
Views: 62752

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

According to DMN's sources, if Amazon chooses DFW for HQ2, they're probably heading to Downtown Dallas Awesome reporting, DMN. My "source," Amazon, already stated as much in their initial HQ2 requirements. Haha...my thoughts exactly. :lol: I don’t know why this comes as a surprise...
by dallaz
26 Feb 2018 13:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)
Replies: 158
Views: 26000

Re: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)

New downtown Dallas tower opens for first tenants

Law firm Baker McKenzie has opened its new Dallas office in the 1900 Pearl building at Pearl Street and Woodall Rodgers Freeway.


https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... st-tenants
by dallaz
23 Feb 2018 15:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Grocery Stores: news/development
Replies: 35
Views: 6530

Re: Grocery Stores: news/development

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/retail/2018/02/20/two-things-texas-shoppers-gain-albertsons-buying-rite-aid DMN's take on the Rite Aid deal. Looks like Maria is reporting all local pharmacies at Albertsons/Tom Thumb/Market Street will adopt the Rite Aid branding. I wonder will the name be cobra...
by dallaz
19 Feb 2018 15:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 206
Views: 26329

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Developer pitching new office project in Dallas' Victory Park https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/02/19/developer-pitching-new-office-project-dallas-victory-park Developers in Dallas' Victory Park have just built four new apartment towers, a movie theater and additional retail. Now ...
by dallaz
15 Feb 2018 12:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Tower Petroleum - The Saint Elm Hotel (1907 Elm) & Corrigan Tower (1900 Pacific)
Replies: 113
Views: 15547

Re: Downtown Dallas: Tower Petroleum - The Saint Elm Hotel (1907 Elm) & Corrigan Tower (1900 Pacific)

Downtown Dallas' landmark Tower Petroleum Building is reopening as a hotel https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/02/15/downtown-dallas-landmark-tower-petroleum-building-reopening-hotel Developers redoing an art deco downtown Dallas landmark are just two weeks away from a grand openin...
by dallaz
09 Feb 2018 14:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas: Medical District
Replies: 86
Views: 14371

Re: Dallas: Medical District

Developer eyes former Parkland campus for huge mixed-use redo https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/02/09/developer-eyes-former-parkland-campus-huge-mixed-use-redo Developer Sam Ware said he plans to complete a purchase of the 38-acre former medical campus as early as the first week ...
by dallaz
06 Feb 2018 06:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 669
Views: 62752

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

"The Alexa Super Bowl spot and HQ2 are totally unrelated," the company said in a statement after being contacted by USA TODAY. https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/talkingtech/2018/02/05/amazon-second-quarters-some-see-clue-amazons-alexa-super-bowl-ad/308056002/ Hmmm, I guess my thoughts w...
by dallaz
05 Feb 2018 10:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 669
Views: 62752

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Did anyone see the Amazon super bowl commercial? Right from the beginning it mentioned Austin. I could be reading too deep into it... I saw that too! My assumption is that Austin is a very strong contender for HQ2. Out of all the places in the world, Austin is the very first line of the commercial....
by dallaz
04 Feb 2018 20:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 669
Views: 62752

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Did anyone see the Amazon super bowl commercial? Right from the beginning it mentioned Austin.

I could be reading too deep into it...
by dallaz
02 Feb 2018 16:45
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Replies: 39
Views: 3463

Re: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava

Here’s something I seen on Twitter. The photo appears to show cracks on the foundation of the arches. It could be water, but we haven’t had very heavy rain in a while.


https://mobile.twitter.com/wylie_h_dall ... 9979583488
by dallaz
30 Jan 2018 13:18
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Replies: 39
Views: 3463

Re: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava

Here’s the real reason why the bridge isn’t open yet. This is highly disappointing and very frustrating. It seem like this will be just another Dallas boondoggle! Undisclosed Documents Reveal Flaws in Margaret McDermott Bridge, Preventing Opening http://www.dallasobserver.com/news/dallas-skipped-str...
by dallaz
27 Jan 2018 12:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 669
Views: 62752

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

"Dallas Mayor Rawlings was one. Among his points: Dallas has been growing faster than any city in the country and fast growth is a factor that both it and Amazon share. "Nobody has grown faster or created more jobs than us," he said. Does Rawlings intentionally obfuscate Dallas and D...
by dallaz
27 Jan 2018 11:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 226
Views: 29803

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

^^^I thought it would take a year for them to get the marble back. That's what I thought too but maybe it was just a year to completion. Who wrote the story? It wasn't a story, just a post from The Drever Instagram account. I walked passed The Drever on Thursday and assumed they were still talking ...
by dallaz
26 Jan 2018 15:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 226
Views: 29803

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

^^^I thought it would take a year for them to get the marble back.
by dallaz
25 Jan 2018 12:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 143
Views: 18013

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

Man, I REALLY dislike this tower and its lazy, inelegant design. Give me pretty much any Pelli/SOM/Pei tower over this turd. That’s quite harsh. I don’t think it’s that bad. Could it use a little tweaking? Yes. In my opinon, it has potential. I wouldn’t call it a “turd”. :lol: It's obviously just m...
by dallaz
25 Jan 2018 10:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 143
Views: 18013

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

Found this rendering I had never seen before. I hope someday this project is built! In my opinion this would trump the BOA Tower as the king of the Dallas skyline. Man, I REALLY dislike this tower and its lazy, inelegant design. Give me pretty much any Pelli/SOM/Pei tower over this turd. That’s qui...
by dallaz
25 Jan 2018 10:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 63
Views: 8031

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 dallaz
25 Jan 2018 08:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 143
Views: 18013

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

mwaskow wrote:Found this rendering I had never seen before. I hope someday this project is built! In my opinion this would trump the BOA Tower as the king of the Dallas skyline.

Wow!
I’ve never seen that rendering before. It looks amazing.
by dallaz
18 Jan 2018 14:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 669
Views: 62752

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

This shortlist... Is really not surprising. They're the front runners that we all knew from the start .. .wake me up when this list is narrowed.. yawn. I still don't get Austin. there's not even an international airport there. Right. I can’t believe Austin was picked over Houston. I know Houston ju...
by dallaz
18 Jan 2018 08:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 669
Views: 62752

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

This shortlist... Is really not surprising. They're the front runners that we all knew from the start .. .wake me up when this list is narrowed.. yawn. I still don't get Austin. there's not even an international airport there. Right. I can’t believe Austin was picked over Houston. I know Houston ju...
by dallaz
18 Jan 2018 08:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 669
Views: 62752

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

cowboyeagle05 wrote:https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Dallas-on-Amazon-HQ2-Shortlist-469927273.html

And yes Austin is on the list along with New York City, Atlanta, and Boston.

Yeah, that’s some stiff competition. But we do have some advantages that some other cities do not have. Hopefully, that works in our favor.
by dallaz
18 Jan 2018 08:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 669
Views: 62752

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Breaking News: Dallas has made it to the short list for Amazon’s HQ2!

Edit: https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Dalla ... 27273.html

Austin is the only Texas City, besides Dallas.
by dallaz
17 Jan 2018 09:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 206
Views: 26329

Re: Victory Park 3.0

My thought is, maybe this could be a space where Amazon could locate if they decide to come to Dallas. I believe Amazon wanted 500,000 sq ft of space readily available. Even if Amazon decides to go elsewhere, the office space could be filled just based on the number of corporations looking to expand...
by dallaz
12 Jan 2018 14:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 226
Views: 29803

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Aurora in the Arts District is the perfect example for what I have in mind... I think it's every other year but may be every year since it's so popular https://www.dallasaurora.com/ The Conv Ctr hotel is quaint with the light show capabilities it has now, but imagine projections for special events ...
by dallaz
12 Jan 2018 08:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 226
Views: 29803

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Video from a newscast in the early 2000s, showing the Drever illuminated.

https://youtu.be/C8bnLULZAPA
by dallaz
09 Jan 2018 17:19
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 142
Views: 17010

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Report: Dallas could be in the sights of another tech giant — Google https://www.dallasnews.com/business/technology/2018/01/09/report-dallas-could-sights-another-tech-giant-google According to Crain's, Google is looking for a regional hub outside its Mountain View, Calif. headquarters, and it plans ...
by dallaz
22 Dec 2017 09:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 70
Views: 10621

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Tnexster wrote:Wow, that looks bright!

Yeah, it’s definitely the brightest building in the Dallas skyline.

On social media, some downtown residents were complaining about the intensity of the lights.
by dallaz
20 Dec 2017 09:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 70
Views: 10621

Re: AT&T Discovery District

I don’t mind blue, but there’s alittle too much of it. We need some redish colors or a white light (similar to the former lighting of the Drever and the Sheraton Hotel). Last night on NBC 5 News, they mentioned the new light display for the Whitacre Tower. The live towercam of the skyline showed the...
by dallaz
15 Dec 2017 15:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 70
Views: 10621

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Sorry, for the incrediblely horrible pictures. I got a few shaky pics coming from 30 towards Downtown. I also noticed what looked like to be LED floodlights over hanging the very top of the building. I think they are going to llliumate the front of the building where the AT&T logo is facing.
by dallaz
14 Dec 2017 19:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 70
Views: 10621

Re: AT&T Discovery District

The lights on the Whitacre Tower is on tonight. The lighting is definitely similar to the BOA Plaza.
by dallaz
05 Dec 2017 09:54
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 62
Views: 8283

Re: Downtown Progress

Unless they know something we don’t, then I don’t see how they’re going to get 11,000+ units in 5 years. Even in some fantasy world, where (i) Spire, (ii) TC’s residential tower, (iii) Headington’s 4 corners at Field and San Jacinto, (iv) the parking lots around BOA, and (v) the Dallas Smart Distri...
by dallaz
04 Dec 2017 21:38
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 62
Views: 8283

Re: Downtown Progress

^cha, at first I was like no way, but, then like, right now what's under construction about to open and about to be under construction represents more than a third of existing apartments! Right? Then I was like, oh they're using the new definition of downtown that includes Victory Park or whatever....
by dallaz
04 Dec 2017 21:31
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 62
Views: 8283

Re: Downtown Progress

Unless they know something we don’t, then I don’t see how they’re going to get 11,000+ units in 5 years. Even in some fantasy world, where (i) Spire, (ii) TC’s residential tower, (iii) Headington’s 4 corners at Field and San Jacinto, (iv) the parking lots around BOA, and (v) the Dallas Smart Distri...
by dallaz
04 Dec 2017 20:18
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 62
Views: 8283

Re: Downtown Progress

20,000 MORE people downtown? So, in addition to the 11,000 already here? In only 5 years? I’d love to see it. But that ain’t happening. My thoughts exactly... But after further research, the number (20,000 figure) is based on the projects under construction and the projects they are confident that ...
by dallaz
04 Dec 2017 19:47
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 62
Views: 8283

Re: Downtown Progress

Downtown Dallas 360 Plan to Manage Traffic, Growth https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Downtown-Dallas-Plan-to-Manage-Traffic-and-Growth-461919333.html The new plan forecasts 20,000 more residents downtown and 50,000 more in neighborhoods within 2.5 miles of the city center within the next five years....
by dallaz
04 Dec 2017 16:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Grocery Stores: news/development
Replies: 35
Views: 6530

Re: Grocery Stores: news/development

I’ve always thought that Target’s first urban location would be in Uptown or Downtown, not Preston Center. Target to open its first small-concept store in Dallas-Fort Worth https://www.dallasnews.com/business/retail/2017/12/04/target-open-first-small-concept-store-dallas-fort-worth The 54.700-square...

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