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by ContriveDallasite
19 Jul 2018 14:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey
Replies: 24
Views: 1410

Re: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey

Whats wrong with the one at Fair Park?
by ContriveDallasite
19 Jul 2018 01:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 353
Views: 50327

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Meet Izkina, a Cocktail Bar and Spanish Tapas Restaurant in a Deep Ellum Hostel Izkina offers guests and Dallas residents alike a Spanish-inspired experience with some simple Spanish cocktails, like red wine and cola, sherry with lemon soda, traditional mixed drinks and sangrias. To finish out the ...
by ContriveDallasite
18 Jul 2018 14:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: SkyHouse Victory Place (290 FT / 25 ST)
Replies: 70
Views: 12379

Re: Victory Park: SkyHouse Victory Place (290 FT / 25 ST)

Does anyone know the occupancy rates yet?
by ContriveDallasite
18 Jul 2018 12:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)
Replies: 68
Views: 14696

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)

That surface lot is the epitome of Dallas. All sub-arterial roads around Harwood should be narrowed to allow for slanted parking.
by ContriveDallasite
18 Jul 2018 02:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 121
Views: 16735

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Renderings look great, but I agree, we need a developer who can make this happen. I envision a "Tysons Corner-esque" development doing really well here. It's a shame we can't get DART to work a rail line over the DNT like they have in DC, but I guess Dallas is still a decade or two off fro...
by ContriveDallasite
18 Jul 2018 02:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas: Trinity Groves
Replies: 63
Views: 9884

Re: West Dallas: Trinity Groves

willyk wrote:Mr. Contrarian/Wet Blanket here. This is froth froth froth. If this thing gets funding then the time has come to sell sell sell.


When a development in Dallas starts looking like Sheikh Zayed road in Dubai, that's when it's a little too much.
by ContriveDallasite
17 Jul 2018 10:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas: Trinity Groves
Replies: 63
Views: 9884

Re: West Dallas: Trinity Groves

New Hotel is a go at Trinity Groves. They mention the possibility of adding a rail component to the project. Interesting https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Hotel-Construction-to-Begin-at-Trinity-Groves-488327621.html Those renderings look out of place and ridiculous. 9mm SQFT plus planned commuter r...
by ContriveDallasite
17 Jul 2018 02:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Renaissance Tower
Replies: 5
Views: 313

Re: Downtown Dallas: Renaissance Tower

Great to see it get a makeover. Now if only someone could convince fountain place to light up. I would love something like this! (Although having residential 50 feet away probably makes it unreasonable ;)) https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c7/Hong_Kong_Bank_of_China_at_night.jpg...
by ContriveDallasite
16 Jul 2018 04:21
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 619
Views: 81671

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Pretty stoked about Gingerman coming to town. That'll be a very frequent stop for me, no doubt. I'd still like to see another hotel come in as part of phase 2. I remember way back in the day, it was supposed to include a Hotel ZaZa. Are we talking about Cypress Waters? That whole development in my ...
by ContriveDallasite
16 Jul 2018 03:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor
Replies: 112
Views: 17425

Re: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor

That is a huge site. It's unfortunate the DISD had to sell the land. The location would have made for another great urban magnet school.
by ContriveDallasite
16 Jul 2018 03:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Grocery Stores: news/development
Replies: 70
Views: 9532

Re: Grocery Stores: news/development

Are there any examples of Walmart anchoring a mixed used development or do they refuse any sort of deal? The Walmart location on 75 is in a very prime location, however, it has always seem less frequented than other Walmarts around town. It makes you wonder if there are changes in store for that loc...
by ContriveDallasite
16 Jul 2018 03:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 231
Views: 38436

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Does anyone have any scoop on this one, or are we waiting out to see if we're about to get a 10 story blocksized parking garage?

Will they add the external cladding before the next phases begin? Have any tenants signed on to the retail portion yet?
by ContriveDallasite
16 Jul 2018 02:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 162
Views: 25590

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Is the segment marked "Hotel Addition" also planned or are they staging construction?

Also have any tenants been announced for the central plaza square area?
by ContriveDallasite
12 Jul 2018 16:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Butler Brothers Building
Replies: 100
Views: 15482

Re: Downtown Dallas: Butler Brothers Building

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Some Ivy on this building would help make it more appealing. The yellowish stucco is overwhelming.


We've gone over the stucco a thousand times. I'm just glad someone put some makeup on the ugly duckling and activated a critical building next to city hall.
by ContriveDallasite
12 Jul 2018 05:13
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 619
Views: 81671

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

R1070 wrote:This area needs a small Target and or grocery store.


I grew up in the area and was always amazed how long it took for Whole Foods to move in.

I believe Central Market with an urban mixed use concept would be an amazing boost to the urban center.
by ContriveDallasite
11 Jul 2018 03:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Fort Worth: Walsh Ranch
Replies: 9
Views: 479

Re: West Fort Worth: Walsh Ranch

As unsexy as it seems, it's most likely these large residential projects that make DFW so attractive in the first place. There are not many major urban areas (especially in the top 10 US metro areas *outside of Texas*), in which an average family can afford to purchase a home that large. While all o...
by ContriveDallasite
11 Jul 2018 03:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 308
Views: 55773

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

Back on AMLI, an observation about the now completed 10 story parking garage. Being in an office that looks down on this complex I can not help but notice that they have an abundance of parking in that garage. So much so that once you get above the third level there appear to be very few cars parke...
by ContriveDallasite
11 Jul 2018 03:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Cedar Maple Plaza I,II & III (2301 Cedar Springs Rd.)
Replies: 52
Views: 5273

Re: Uptown Dallas: Cedar Maple Plaza I,II & III (2301 Cedar Springs Rd.)

It's a nice looking tower.

But, The setback is ridiculous and they should find a way to work with the existing buildings.

Little dream of mine - they find a way to make this happen on the Old Warsaw site.
by ContriveDallasite
07 Jul 2018 04:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor
Replies: 112
Views: 17425

Re: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor

Didn't see this posted, but thought this was the correct place for it: Dallas goes to court to shutter Republic Ranch, Pilikia and The Pretty Diver on Ross Avenue https://www.dallasnews.com/news/dallas-city-hall/2018/07/05/dallas-goes-court-shutter-republic-ranch-pilikia-pretty-diver-ross-avenue Da...
by ContriveDallasite
05 Jul 2018 15:36
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: D Magazine New Urbanism Issue
Replies: 36
Views: 1483

Re: D Magazine New Urbanism Issue

I wonder when the central Dallas market stock will mature in to something that allows families to stay in walkable neighborhoods. That will change the area from SMU Greek Row 2.0 to an actual living neighborhood. But I suppose a lot of that is riding on DISD fixing itself first.
by ContriveDallasite
04 Jul 2018 08:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 271
Views: 48232

Re: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)

joshua.dodd wrote:I really wish developers would build parking garages below ground instead of above as they have finally done with this project. Nothing looks worse than a tower sitting on a parking garage podium. We have enough of that garbage...



Absolutely agree. If only it didn't cost 10x as much to dig down.
by ContriveDallasite
03 Jul 2018 12:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 231
Views: 38436

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

That is one massive parking garage.
by ContriveDallasite
02 Jul 2018 02:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)
Replies: 104
Views: 16236

Re: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)

Warrior2015 wrote:
mdg109 wrote:From today.

Nice photos. I agree it does look a little out of place,but I really like it it's different



I agree, I think this one definitely outshined the renderings we had floating around here. I am excited to see the first pictures from the roof deck.
by ContriveDallasite
02 Jul 2018 02:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 303
Views: 41977

Re: Victory Park 3.0

I noticed over the last few days that work has begun in the spot that used to be the steakhouse overlooking the plaza. Permits are posted on the backdoor of the building for it with a construction cost of $1.0M. To be honest that is where the Hardrock Caffe should be. Once we get a few new towers, ...
by ContriveDallasite
30 Jun 2018 05:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Mid Elm Lofts
Replies: 51
Views: 6724

Re: Mid Elm Lofts

Doesn't look like Dallas.
by ContriveDallasite
26 Jun 2018 02:45
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: China Lesso Group Mixed-Use Development
Replies: 6
Views: 234

Re: Frisco: China Lesso Group Mixed-Use Development

Wow this is quite a project. Now why can't we can some international capital to buy up the Riverfront or Spire project?
by ContriveDallasite
25 Jun 2018 16:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 152
Views: 24331

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)

Now if we get this one, Matthews Southwest High School Tower and the Brewery Building we've got possibly another 800-1,000 residents downtown!
by ContriveDallasite
20 Jun 2018 08:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Cedar Maple Plaza I,II & III (2301 Cedar Springs Rd.)
Replies: 52
Views: 5273

Re: Uptown Dallas: Cedar Maple Plaza I,II & III (2301 Cedar Springs Rd.)

https://i.imgur.com/nHjjYHB.jpg I would be really a little sad to the smaller buildings go. They might not be able to place a 26 story building in the middle, but it seems like the parking lots and empty lot next door would allow for both. Just seems like this tower would add height but remove the ...
by ContriveDallasite
20 Jun 2018 02:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 308
Views: 55773

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

R1070 wrote:Very exciting. I can't wait to see this start to show on the skyline.


Same here! I'm anxious to see this one start cranking up to the 20th floor, and to think there will still be 20+ left gives me goosebumps :lol:
by ContriveDallasite
11 Jun 2018 15:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 162
Views: 25590

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:
ContriveDallasite wrote:Wow, this one is chugging along. Is this currently the tallest U/C in town?

AMLI's is taller.


Meant as in it's current state, but thanks. Looking forward to seeing the residential component shoot up along side.
by ContriveDallasite
11 Jun 2018 02:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 162
Views: 25590

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Wow, this one is chugging along. Is this currently the tallest U/C in town?
by ContriveDallasite
11 Jun 2018 02:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 303
Views: 41977

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Wow, that looks fantastic. Now why can't we just get more residential midrises like this?
by ContriveDallasite
07 Jun 2018 08:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace West/West Village: Residential Tower (~250 FT / 23 ST) / Hilton Canopy (8 ST)
Replies: 73
Views: 14680

Re: Cityplace West/West Village: Residential Tower (~250 FT / 23 ST) / Hilton Canopy (8 ST)

It would be awesome if the Mutt's and the former Minyard's plot of land were re-developed at the same time. I would prefer Mutts and The Rustic to holdout. As we've been saying the past few days, if the "Uptownification" of Uptown continues, and we lose these two spots, we start losing th...
by ContriveDallasite
07 Jun 2018 08:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 60
Views: 4923

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Now if only we could get past this little crux.

All the plan needs is some non-millionaire housing that’s affordable to folks who work nearby that adds the vibrancy downtown Dallas really needs.
by ContriveDallasite
06 Jun 2018 14:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 308
Views: 55773

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

Thanks as always, salivating at the idea of having 40 stories going up here. If the Perot and Asian Museum site ever get moving, this will be a critical piece of infill between the CBD and uptown. And to only imagine that a walk way extension from KWP to the Perot Museum is also on the table. Would ...
by ContriveDallasite
06 Jun 2018 07:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 170
Views: 29045

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Shame. Instead of getting a taller product which would add a little bit of variety, we get a cookie cutter rectangle just like what went up across the street.
by ContriveDallasite
24 May 2018 03:44
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 619
Views: 81671

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

View of Pioneer site this morning. I never really appreciated how BIG this campus was going to be. I envisioned a typical sprawling suburban campus, but this thing is taller than I expected. For perspective... This is nearly 30% LARGER than Williams Square based on square footage. Great shot! Can I...
by ContriveDallasite
17 May 2018 02:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 60
Views: 4923

Re: East End: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Why isn't this still considered Farmers Market?
by ContriveDallasite
17 May 2018 02:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: North Dallas: Galleria

DPatel304 wrote:I like that they see potential in connecting the Galleria to Midtown, but seems like a pretty hard task to pull off successfully.


IMO some of the parking garages will have to go. Seems as if the Galeria walled its backside off with parking garages.
by ContriveDallasite
15 May 2018 02:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Ventana (12 ST / 12 ST)
Replies: 26
Views: 4060

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

Are there any plans to build a Hotel on North Park grounds? If we get another hotel tower, similar to the Sheraton by the Galleria, this would create a nice little cluster.
by ContriveDallasite
11 May 2018 01:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 353
Views: 50327

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

I wish the parking lot at Elm/Main and Malcolm X would be developed. Even if a cool public space. A year round skate park with half-pipes should be built somewhere in Deep Ellum. That place would be packed and a great spot to people watch and be entertained. This. Stil surprised there is no pubic s...
by ContriveDallasite
10 May 2018 05:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 308
Views: 55773

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

I checked out the Ascension Annex yesterday. The plaza at Fountain Place is really chill. Looking forward to the activity once AMLI finishes and more restaurants/retail move in. Also hoping the "nub" to the garage facing Ross gets built. Agreed, would make for a perfect 2 story CVS/Wallgr...
by ContriveDallasite
09 May 2018 03:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
Replies: 45
Views: 8114

Re: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

Glad too see another intersection being filled in. Does anyone have any more renderings of what the final building is supposed to look like? My Google skills are apparently lacking and didn't pull in any new images.
by ContriveDallasite
09 May 2018 03:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 308
Views: 55773

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

Almost 370 units, will be amazing to see what kind of an impact this building will have on the surrounding area. This side of the freeway is still kind of a residential deadzone. Can help but wonder how the residents here will interact with the urban fabric. Will they just drive out of the parking g...
by ContriveDallasite
08 May 2018 03:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: City Lights
Replies: 38
Views: 5914

Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

Thanks for the update! The fringes of Deep Ellum are getting seriously dense. It's great to see this level of development spread outside of the uptown. A wild fantasy of mine, is to imagine all these neigborhoods (Deep Ellum, Uptown, Oak Lawn, Knox / Henderson, extending south through the Cedars and...
by ContriveDallasite
02 May 2018 02:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 699
Views: 90327

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Airport you say? Sounds like something Hillwood should move on. Not many Developers own airports I would assume. Anyways, this speculation is starting to drain my imagination. A new "Victory Park" sized office campus with 50,000 employees would be an absolute game changer for this city. An...
by ContriveDallasite
02 May 2018 02:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace West/West Village: Residential Tower (~250 FT / 23 ST) / Hilton Canopy (8 ST)
Replies: 73
Views: 14680

Re: Cityplace West/West Village: Residential Tower (~250 FT / 23 ST) / Hilton Canopy (8 ST)

Will there be any retail at the base of this tower? Could easily throw in a Coffee Shop.
by ContriveDallasite
01 May 2018 03:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 308
Views: 55773

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

Thanks for sharing that, looks great! Almost looks like a rift has grown between the core CBD and uptown "Victory Park", would love to see more new activity replace some of those surface lots!
by ContriveDallasite
23 Apr 2018 02:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 699
Views: 90327

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

The unspoken factor in Amazon’s search for a new home: Jeff Bezos’s support for gay rights https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/the-unspoken-factor-in-amazons-search-for-a-new-home-jeff-bezoss-support-for-gay-rights/2018/04/20/9cfa8c66-31e6-11e8-8bdd-cdb33a5eef83_story.html When Amazon e...
by ContriveDallasite
19 Apr 2018 02:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Alpha + Inwood
Replies: 16
Views: 3422

Re: North Dallas: Alpha + Inwood

Agreed. It makes me happy to see that Addison is doing well. It could have gone the other way, being in a vacuum between Downtown and Plano/Frisco. I remember reading somewhere that the new LBJ freeway had additional space planned for submerged light rail tracks. Does anyone know anything about this?

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