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by dallaz
19 Jun 2018 14:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 142
Views: 22364

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

It looks like they were testing lights on the building as well.
by dallaz
13 Jun 2018 11:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 286
Views: 39564

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Here’s bisnow’s take https://www.bisnow.com/dallas-ft-worth/news/commercial-real-estate/this-weeks-dallas-fort-worth-deal-sheet-89443 Drever Capital Management has announced that it will — yes, finally — close on the construction financing of its 50-story skyscraper in June after clearing its final ...
by dallaz
13 Jun 2018 10:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 286
Views: 39564

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Aren’t the tunnels the reason why Downtown has lower pedestrian activity?

I’ve been in the tunnels during lunchtime and most people don’t realize how busy they can be. The street level is dead in comparison to certian sections of the underground tunnels.
by dallaz
12 Jun 2018 17:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 286
Views: 39564

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

I’m starting to think this project is cursed. Here’s the latest from the DMN... Downtown Dallas skyscraper project working on new funding https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/06/12/downtown-dallas-skyscraper-project-working-new-funding Developers redoing one of downtown Dallas' bigge...
by dallaz
12 Jun 2018 13:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Grocery Stores: news/development
Replies: 57
Views: 8545

Re: Grocery Stores: news/development

Interestingly, there is yet another chain of Tom Thumb convenience stores besides the ones formerly owned by Kroger. A family-owned chain in South Florida, Ft Lauderdale to Key West. Wow. I guess the Tom Thumb name will likely never expand outside of Texas. Probably due to not trying confuse it wit...
by dallaz
12 Jun 2018 12:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Grocery Stores: news/development
Replies: 57
Views: 8545

Re: Grocery Stores: news/development

^^^A Tom Thumb Express could work in Downtown, Bishop Arts, etc. Smaller format stores in urban areas, are extremely convenient for people who are on the go.
by dallaz
12 Jun 2018 10:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Grocery Stores: news/development
Replies: 57
Views: 8545

Re: Grocery Stores: news/development

I wonder if Kroger, who owns its own chain of convenience stores called "Tom Thumb" in Florida and Alabama, will try to block Safeway using the name Tom Thumb for this (and possibly other) convenience store(s). Kroger recently sold all of its convenience stores. But I doubt it...the Tom T...
by dallaz
12 Jun 2018 09:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Grocery Stores: news/development
Replies: 57
Views: 8545

Re: Grocery Stores: news/development

Why would Tom Thumb open a convenience store just east of downtown Dallas? https://www.dallasnews.com/business/retail/2018/06/11/tom-thumb-open-convenience-store-just-east-downtown-dallas Tom Thumb is staking out some turf just east of downtown Dallas while it waits for one of its supermarkets to ge...
by dallaz
08 Jun 2018 13:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DISD Administration Building
Replies: 22
Views: 2358

Re: DISD Administration Building

I’m starting to have my doubts about this project. Looks like work has stopped and the site looks abandoned. The historic structure that remains had huge graffiti tags and lots of broken windows. I wonder if the can scrap their plans and tear down the building, which would be sad. I’ve noticed that...
by dallaz
06 Jun 2018 07:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 336
Views: 49447

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

jrd1964 wrote:"Uptownification"...
I have a strange feeling that word will be used much more than once on this forum in the future, depending on the development trends around here.

That’s my exact thoughts....and that’s what I’m afraid of.
by dallaz
04 Jun 2018 18:39
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Old Footage of Dallas
Replies: 18
Views: 507

Re: Old Footage of Dallas

Sure would be nice if the city allowed normal signage again. "Cleaning up" the appearance of downtown street, decluttering and whatever sure seemed to make sense a couple decades ago, just like cutting into the sidewalks for additional traffic lanes. I suppose for a generation or two, ini...
by dallaz
04 Jun 2018 18:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 336
Views: 49447

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

I’m all for redevelopment, but I hope some of the historic homes are preserved and restored. It seems like developers are completely tearing down everything just to build more apartments. As an Oak Cliff native, I don’t want to see people who’ve lived in Oak Cliff for years displaced because of gen...
by dallaz
04 Jun 2018 14:52
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Old Footage of Dallas
Replies: 18
Views: 507

Re: Old Footage of Dallas

In this video, you can see the ground level of the Old Sanger-Harris Dept. Store (now DART HQ) **notice that the signage over the door says “Sanger-Harris Open tonight until 9:00”** It would be awesome (today) if we could get any large retailer to stay open until 9 pm. Skip to 0:13 https://m.youtub...
by dallaz
04 Jun 2018 14:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 336
Views: 49447

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

I’m all for redevelopment, but I hope some of the historic homes are preserved and restored. It seems like developers are completely tearing down everything just to build more apartments. As an Oak Cliff native, I don’t want to see people who’ve lived in Oak Cliff for years displaced because of gent...
by dallaz
02 Jun 2018 18:22
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Old Footage of Dallas
Replies: 18
Views: 507

Re: Old Footage of Dallas

In this video, you can see the ground level of the Old Sanger-Harris Dept. Store (now DART HQ) **notice that the signage over the door says “Sanger-Harris Open tonight until 9:00”** It would be awesome (today) if we could get any large retailer to stay open until 9 pm. Skip to 0:13 https://m.youtube...
by dallaz
02 Jun 2018 17:54
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Old Footage of Dallas
Replies: 18
Views: 507

Re: Old Footage of Dallas

Tnexster wrote:Those are fun, I wish I could walk into one of those videos and just take a look around.

Oh how I wish...
by dallaz
02 Jun 2018 17:53
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Old Footage of Dallas
Replies: 18
Views: 507

Re: Old Footage of Dallas

mdg109 wrote:I had no idea downtown was still this popular in the 60s/70s. These are awesome videos.

Same here. I thought Downtown went into serve decline during that time.
by dallaz
30 May 2018 08:28
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Old Footage of Dallas
Replies: 18
Views: 507

Old Footage of Dallas

I came across old footage of Dallas on YouTube. I thought it would be cool to share. Here’s some of the videos I liked the most. (You can also see more footage on the “SMU Jones Film” channel) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=YlZ1M1Hh2QA&index=10&list=LLTzVaFjKg6Jx6GmwB6TgG4w&t=0s https://m...
by dallaz
30 May 2018 06:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
Replies: 43
Views: 7399

Re: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

Waldozer wrote:Might be a dumb question, but what is that building going up to the left, in the mid background? Looks to be on the seventh floor now. Is that part of the Holocaust museum too?

That’s Corgan’s HQ expansion
by dallaz
28 May 2018 13:58
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 90
Views: 9757

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

^^^^ I would love to see it look like that again.

A midcentury modern building. That reason alone is why it should be preserved...just like Republic Center.
by dallaz
25 May 2018 17:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey
Replies: 18
Views: 996

Re: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey

I’m over the fact that it seem like every major city in the world is doing this or planning to. We already have a Ferris Wheel already...it would kinda be strange to have another one.
by dallaz
24 May 2018 07:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Cabana Hotel
Replies: 27
Views: 4003

Re: Design District: Cabana Hotel

Work underway to redo Dallas' landmark Cabana Hotel https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/05/24/work-underway-redo-dallas-landmark-cabana-hotel Work is moving ahead to turn save a landmark Dallas hotel. The 56-year-old former Cabana Motor Hotel on Stemmons Freeway on the edge of downt...
by dallaz
23 May 2018 21:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 32
Views: 2985

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

Tnexster wrote:That was fast

Very fast indeed.

*waiting for rendering and hotel flag*
by dallaz
23 May 2018 13:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 142
Views: 22364

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:
LongonBigD wrote:It seems so odd to not see the Temple painted gray.


It looks better IMO without the paint

Very much so...

With the paint off, I can appreciate the building’s architecture even more.
by dallaz
21 May 2018 20:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 95
Views: 14345

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Here's a link to a video showing animation of the new entrance on Commerce. https://twitter.com/KenKalthoffNBC5/status/998630394911252482 Also, if you look at the new floor plans it looks like the AT&T store is closing and moving into the larger footprint on Jackson St with the giant Taylor Swi...
by dallaz
20 May 2018 21:01
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 90
Views: 9757

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

The old Southland Life building is what's a real eye sore. To me it looks like a giant shoebox in the sky. If there is a building in DTD that needs to be demolished I would pick this one. It doesn’t need to be demolished, it needs to be restored. The building doesn’t look like what it was originall...
by dallaz
17 May 2018 09:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 60
Views: 4243

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

And they named it the East Quarter... https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/05/17/downtown-dallas-new-east-quarter-redevelopment-kicks-construction ..."For the 18 buildings we are preserving, we're creating an iconic representation of the properties," said developer Shawn T...
by dallaz
09 May 2018 20:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 204
Views: 34450

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Why is this project taking so incredibly long? My thoughts too. Maybe, the big ass parking garage is taking a little long to construct. I’m just tryna figure out, what will they do with all the parking spaces, if self driving cars take off? Heck, I feel like it should be a requirement that all new ...
by dallaz
09 May 2018 15:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 204
Views: 34450

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

https://s7.postimg.cc/df6kbqr9n/20180509_132001_0.jpg https://s7.postimg.cc/z1lkss59n/20180509_132408.jpg https://s7.postimg.cc/kh4hyiv1n/20180509_132041.jpg https://s7.postimg.cc/yasunk87f/20180509_131958.jpg Whoa! That parking garage is going to be massive! Now, I’m not too sure if this is going ...
by dallaz
07 May 2018 22:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 142
Views: 22364

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

I’m not sure if the fly through video has been posted yet....

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WOuP9ZazwcM
by dallaz
07 May 2018 12:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 95
Views: 14345

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Which one of Dallas downtown's landmark skyscrapers is up for grabs? https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/05/07/atts-downtown-dallas-hq-skyscraper-grabs One of downtown Dallas' most recognizable skyscrapers is up for sale. It's hard to miss the 37-story Whitacre Tower with its huge b...
by dallaz
03 May 2018 14:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 286
Views: 39564

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:
dallaz wrote:Have there been any progress with this project?

Tile is being removed still.

Wow, I thought they’d be done with that by now.
by dallaz
03 May 2018 11:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 286
Views: 39564

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Have there been any progress with this project?
by dallaz
03 May 2018 08:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 121
Views: 25099

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

It looks like The Christopher is topped out. It is topped out and another one of the cranes came down last week, think it was Friday. Great! I’m so ready for the project’s completion. It’s going to further energize that part of Victory Park/Uptown. The TT will give people more reasons to live in th...
by dallaz
01 May 2018 13:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 699
Views: 84281

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Open records request forces Denton to reveal Amazon Air's interest in airport https://www.dallasnews.com/business/amazon/2018/05/01/open-records-request-forces-denton-reveal-amazon-airs-interest-airport Amazon's air cargo company made an initial approach to Denton leaders last fall about locating at...
by dallaz
01 May 2018 07:48
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Aerial (Drone) Tour of Dallas/Fort Worth
Replies: 12
Views: 958

Re: Aerial (Drone) Tour of Dallas/Fort Worth

Awesome video! Just a few minor tweaks with the images corresponding with the narration...would make it even better.

I love the shot of Uptown at 0:37
by dallaz
30 Apr 2018 09:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 400 Record Street
Replies: 35
Views: 6241

Re: Downtown Dallas: 400 Record Street

willyk wrote:I thought it was kind of cool. It’s their logo

I just don’t care for the company’s logo. Especially, on this building. It looks like a pimple on a clear face. But hey...that’s just my opinion.
by dallaz
29 Apr 2018 18:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 400 Record Street
Replies: 35
Views: 6241

Re: Downtown Dallas: 400 Record Street

They’ve installed the logo on top of the buildings and It is fugly!
by dallaz
26 Apr 2018 20:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Canyon In Oak Cliff
Replies: 49
Views: 5358

Re: The Canyon In Oak Cliff

This area needs a lot of parking. Look at how packed the Walmart gets on I-30 and Cockrell hill. Parking at Sylvan 30 is becoming a problem and parking in Bishop Arts has been a major issue for years. Less parking more transit. I understand what the poster was saying. It's the same thing people wer...
by dallaz
26 Apr 2018 08:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 121
Views: 16339

Re: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)

I think it will become more of a ghost town after 5pm now that the small group of very loud condo owners are trying to get everything shut down. It's becoming more office and residential focused. Honestly, downtown Dallas seems much more vibrant than Uptown now. The luster of live/work/play is fadi...
by dallaz
25 Apr 2018 10:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 121
Views: 16339

Re: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)

New bar and restaurant lease set for McKinney Avenue tower site https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/04/25/new-bar-restaurant-lease-set-mckinney-avenue-tower-site A new bar and restaurant has leased a prime Uptown Dallas property that previously planned for an apartment tower. One Se...
by dallaz
23 Apr 2018 13:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 286
Views: 39564

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Is it safe to assume they can't point those lights like that permanently into the sky correct? I wonder if they don't plan to light the pinstripes the way they used to be lit but instead use lights at the top and bottom to wash the pinstripes in light. Kinda how AT&T lit its monolithic protrusi...
by dallaz
23 Apr 2018 13:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 275
Views: 37570

Re: Victory Park 3.0

maximum height of 432 feet that will be comprised of 347 multi-family units in conjunction with 9,500 square feet of commercial uses consisting of restaurant, retail, and personal service uses. The proposed development will total 445,145 square feet. That request is for 3099 Olive, which is the sur...
by dallaz
20 Apr 2018 22:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 286
Views: 39564

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

They were testing LED's on this one last night at the top of the building at the ends of the white pin-stripes. They were shining up into the sky and moving around like spot lights. Hope that description makes sense. I found the picture that you’re talking about online. https://m.imgur.com/a/8bsch
by dallaz
19 Apr 2018 18:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 275
Views: 37570

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: 104
Views: 14257

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: 104
Views: 14257

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: 57
Views: 6735

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: 840

Re: 601 Elm/ 711 Elm

Great news! I’ve always wanted this building restored.

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