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by ContriveDallasite
07 Aug 2020 00:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 595
Views: 257230

Re: Oak Lawn

Lot's going on in Oak Lawn, still waiting on a "complete streets" rework of Lemmon though...
by ContriveDallasite
16 Jul 2020 06:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Comprehensive Dallas Development Map / List
Replies: 44
Views: 40374

Re: Comprehensive Dallas Development Map / List

Really impressive stuff. I am hoping we see the type of density on Oak Lawn gradually move northwards towards the "midtown" and 635. Then I think we will have a pretty impressively massive self sustaining urban fabric.
by ContriveDallasite
21 May 2020 00:51
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: The Colony: Grandscape
Replies: 25
Views: 11699

Re: The Colony: Grandscape

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpQC3eBa1S4

Just had to look for a video of that... Nothing screams America more than that :D
by ContriveDallasite
20 May 2020 10:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Swiss Tower/Lizard Lounge
Replies: 14
Views: 2499

Re: The Swiss Tower/Lizard Lounge

Slight throwback, but does anyone else remember the flaming character that lived in 1900 McKinney?
by ContriveDallasite
19 May 2020 13:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Covid-19 Business Casualties
Replies: 53
Views: 8397

Re: Dallas Covid-19 Business Casualties

My mistake. I misread the message and assumed the other McDonalds.
by ContriveDallasite
19 May 2020 01:29
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1094
Views: 438582

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Interesting to see the densification going on in Las Colinas.
by ContriveDallasite
19 May 2020 01:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Covid-19 Business Casualties
Replies: 53
Views: 8397

Re: Dallas Covid-19 Business Casualties

McDonalds made up the entire block. And the majority of the customers who weren't loitering there, used the drive-thru.
by ContriveDallasite
18 May 2020 03:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)
Replies: 147
Views: 60486

Re: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)

Thanks for the update pictures. It will be pretty interesting to see what will happen to the remaining surface lots.
by ContriveDallasite
18 May 2020 02:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Covid-19 Business Casualties
Replies: 53
Views: 8397

Re: Dallas Covid-19 Business Casualties

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:McDonald's at West End station is closed and gutted. Feels unreal.


Wow! But also, good riddance!
by ContriveDallasite
15 May 2020 10:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas:Trammell Crow Tower
Replies: 53
Views: 8215

Re: 2401 McKinney tower

She's a looker, glad that Trulucks is gone. What a waste...Now only the gas station left to go.
by ContriveDallasite
06 May 2020 02:23
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1094
Views: 438582

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Thanks for the update Kelley! I always imagined that land would be great use for a park. Irving really does not have a lot of public green space. Also Las Colinas Boulevard would be suitable for bike lanes as well.
by ContriveDallasite
28 Apr 2020 14:33
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1094
Views: 438582

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Thanks for the updates Kelley, I grew up in the area and always enjoy reading the developments. Have there been any developments regarding the shopping center that was supposed to have a Central Market or Market Street on PGBT and Las Colinas Blvd?
by ContriveDallasite
08 Feb 2020 04:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown: Dual Brand Hilton Tower / Oak Grove & Hall
Replies: 38
Views: 12074

Re: Uptown: Dual Brand Hilton Tower / Oak Grove & Hall

That last picture shows what would be the first stacked parking I have seen in Dallas.
by ContriveDallasite
05 Feb 2020 13:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Mill Creek Residential (14ST)
Replies: 11
Views: 4330

Re: Mill Creek Residential (14ST)

Insane how they just keep coming, awesome!

This would be the tallest we've seen from Mill Creek, correct? Nice to see underwriting move away from 5-story parking doughnuts.
by ContriveDallasite
05 Feb 2020 13:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown: Dual Brand Hilton Tower / Oak Grove & Hall
Replies: 38
Views: 12074

Re: Uptown: Dual Brand Hilton Tower / Oak Grove & Hall

They all sound the same at this point...

Good infill project. Should help keep the Steakhouse full during the week nights ;)
by ContriveDallasite
14 Dec 2019 04:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Field Street District
Replies: 51
Views: 10920

Re: Downtown Dallas: Field Street District

Way too much going on, nearly every angle of the rendering looks like a different building.

With that said, I would be elated to see a building of this scale interact with the DART portal.
by ContriveDallasite
17 Nov 2019 04:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Virgin Hotel
Replies: 149
Views: 76047

Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

I would love to see the views! Will there be a rooftop bar?
by ContriveDallasite
17 Nov 2019 04:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown: Dual Brand Hilton Tower / Oak Grove & Hall
Replies: 38
Views: 12074

Re: Uptown: Dual Brand Hilton Tower / Oak Grove & Hall

Big week - LOTS of new infill going to be coming online in the next 2-3 years. Interesting to see if this will spur any new retail.
by ContriveDallasite
15 Nov 2019 03:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Urby High-rise Apartments
Replies: 36
Views: 9569

Re: Design District: Urby High-rise Apartments

Does anyone wonder where the next natural transition of the retail that is in the design district will move? As the pSQFT rents start lifting, it will make less economically feasible for some of these galleries and showrooms to stay in the area. Not against what is happening - but where do we see th...
by ContriveDallasite
06 Nov 2019 03:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 571
Views: 231702

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Uber announced results yesterday, and it looks like they burned another 1.2b with about 12b left in reserves. Expense growth outpaced revenue growth this past quarter. I am still deeply confused as to why the developer here is so enthusiastic about this, and why they're likely doing a build to suit...
by ContriveDallasite
08 Oct 2019 03:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)
Replies: 65
Views: 35001

Re: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)

That will settle - it is pretty telling that we consider a building like this to be infill now. 10 years ago this project would have excited us.
by ContriveDallasite
04 Sep 2019 10:57
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1094
Views: 438582

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Nothing earthshattering here by any means, but I do like how this apartment complex will make use of it's location on the water by providing paddle boards and kayaks to residents... The Legacy at Lake Carolyn: Urban Living with Lakeside Flair https://www.rees.com/about/news/05312018-0943 DMN versio...
by ContriveDallasite
03 Sep 2019 06:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 233
Views: 115733

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

I hate the CVS in the Bishop Arts. They tore down my favorite Mexican restaurant This! Exactly what I mentioned in my last post. El Corazon was one of my favorite restaurants in Dallas. The fact that what probably should have been a historic building was torn down for a CVS proves to me that Dallas...
by ContriveDallasite
02 Sep 2019 09:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 233
Views: 115733

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

That is unfortunate to hear, exactly this mix on Fitzhugh is what makes this part of town exciting. The "Dallasification" of all of its neighborhoods is transforming the city in to one large "Blah" of Stucco and 3 story townhomes.
by ContriveDallasite
06 Aug 2019 13:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 493
Views: 260723

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Does anyone have the scoop on the leasing concessions for the retail in the new developments? The developer should focus on attracting the right tenant mix and keeping them alive before capitalizing on this project.
by ContriveDallasite
03 Aug 2019 07:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 749
Views: 317096

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

On the bright side, I've saved thousands of dollars in property taxes over the past 15 years. When I protested my valuation back in the early 2000's when this stuff was happening the DCAD appraiser told me about how the Dallas police had harassed her family and arrested her teenage brother leaving ...
by ContriveDallasite
17 Jul 2019 02:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 485
Views: 215937

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

Looking down at this tower going up every day one can't help but notice the base of this structure is enormous. Taking up the entire block and rising six floors now, going on seven. Those poor folks on the lower levels over at Museum will be looking at a parking garage forever. Those pooor milliona...
by ContriveDallasite
09 Jul 2019 12:05
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1094
Views: 438582

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

I think one positive sign is that Total Wine is a somewhat fairly new member of the Irving / Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce. Seems like an obvious first step to opening up a location! I wasn't aware of that, and yes, that's a great sign. Okay, did a little digging on this property. Not saying my s...
by ContriveDallasite
09 Jun 2019 17:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: City Lights
Replies: 120
Views: 64276

Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

These things really are built as cheap as they look... I really hope nobody was hurt.
by ContriveDallasite
06 Jun 2019 22:59
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 364
Views: 155778

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

I would also be interested in a further passenger breakdown between travellers and people travelling to the airport for work.
by ContriveDallasite
05 Jun 2019 14:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 205
Views: 118078

Re: Museum Tower

Any infos regarding price reductions on units facing the new tower construction side?
by ContriveDallasite
05 Jun 2019 04:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower
Replies: 66
Views: 28551

Re: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower

A little disappointing given the potential with the previous development. But still there is something to be said that we have reached the tipping point with residential in the area. It seems every other month there is another +10 story residential proposal sprouting up. Once we reach a critical mas...
by ContriveDallasite
14 May 2019 03:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 244
Views: 128739

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

This little pencil tower is a lot taller than I anticipated. Looks great!
by ContriveDallasite
10 May 2019 03:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 292
Views: 136876

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

ArtVandelay wrote:Tell that to the low rise homeowners in the farmers market that will no longer have a view of downtown.


The NIMBYism in this city is incredible :lol:
by ContriveDallasite
27 Apr 2019 09:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 745
Views: 330074

Re: Victory Park 3.0

The area is definitely large enough to delineate a north and south. Folks here fawn over “LoMac” and “Lowest Greenville.” How are those any different? The difference...? LoMac Lower Greenville are nick-names the people came up with on their own, South Victory is a branding effort attached to a mark...
by ContriveDallasite
24 Apr 2019 01:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Demolished (and about to be) Properties 2.0
Replies: 30
Views: 12104

Re: Demolished (and about to be) Properties 2.0

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Sadly Belmont hotel will be next


I really hope that's not the case. That hotel is beautiful and should be protected, all it needs is new management.
by ContriveDallasite
04 Apr 2019 04:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 194
Views: 98718

Re: The Cedars Developments

Would be nice to see if Turkish Mike still has something going with the Trump Motel planned around the Butler Bro's building.
by ContriveDallasite
29 Mar 2019 13:54
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1094
Views: 438582

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Anyone care to snap some updates of TMF and Water Street?
by ContriveDallasite
26 Mar 2019 04:15
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: The Daily Digital 4.0
Replies: 70
Views: 38884

Re: The Daily Digital 4.0

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Meh...I wish those old homes on Malone Cliff view would have become a park...A cool coit tower like viewing area would've been better. Something everyone can enjoy.


Yeah honestly, those homes have the best view in the entire city.
by ContriveDallasite
24 Mar 2019 11:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Mockingbird Station
Replies: 124
Views: 51786

Re: Dallas Mockingbird Station

Ironic how we are talking about traffic congestion and championing the fact that this building is adjacent to a DART station. If traffic and parking reach a critical level, then perhaps people will consider jumping in a train more often.
by ContriveDallasite
15 Mar 2019 04:53
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 160
Views: 66812

Re: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)

It is really impressive seeing the amount of highrises sprouting in Austin. But, downtown Austin is turning in to what Amazons HQ in Seattle is. A boring but "hip" see of glass. The uniqueness of Austin was that it had a thriving CBD with unique and alternative outlooks, but the corporatiz...
by ContriveDallasite
15 Mar 2019 02:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 780
Views: 422120

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

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Sorry, I don't find this tower appealing.


Do you actually have anything positive to say about any development in this city?
by ContriveDallasite
12 Mar 2019 07:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 244
Views: 128739

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

Beautiful building, glad to hear this one has a way to go.
by ContriveDallasite
22 Feb 2019 03:40
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 345
Views: 155267

Re: the Cotton Belt line

How much extra is double tracking going to add to the cost of this epic boondoggle? If they're going to be spending all this extra money to bring a 3rd rail line to DFW Airport, I would like to see a plan to integrate the 3 lines into one central station at DFW, and then buses from each terminal to...
by ContriveDallasite
29 Jan 2019 13:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 328
Views: 151690

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

At some point, the quiet areas of the CBD will become a welcome block or two of inactivity for residents. As long as the busy "24 Hour" hives of activity are generally contained, the whole city benefits by a varied array of activity.... eventually. We are still a decade or two away from t...
by ContriveDallasite
13 Jan 2019 06:04
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Grapevine: Grapevine Mills
Replies: 6
Views: 5735

Re: Grapevine: Grapevine Mills

The mall has landed the first US location of Peppa Pig's World of Play, based on the children's show from the UK. It will open next year. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/leisure/2018/06/05/grapevine-mills-get-first-us-location-peppa-pig-play-center Update: the Peppa Pig's World of Play space is...
by ContriveDallasite
20 Dec 2018 08:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: City Lights
Replies: 120
Views: 64276

Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

This one definitely hasn't moved much the last quarter.

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