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by ContriveDallasite
22 Oct 2018 10:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: De La Vega Development: Haskell & US 75
Replies: 22
Views: 1748

Re: De La Vega Development: Haskell & US 75

Tangent: Does anyone know if the City Place outparcels are still planned as residential?

This pocket is really ripe for some redevelopment being wedged between uptown and Deep Ellum-Baylor to the south.
by ContriveDallasite
19 Oct 2018 02:37
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Carrollton: Sandy Lake Amusement Park
Replies: 3
Views: 87

Re: Carrollton: Sandy Lake Amusement Park

Lot's of memories at this park - but it was certainly outdated. Will be sad if this becomes another industrial distribution park or tract housing.
by ContriveDallasite
19 Oct 2018 02:34
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 160
Views: 25456

Re: DFW Airport

I would say that the DFW Airport experience is already far far ahead of most airports in the country.

Working as a consultant I have seen my fair share of lounges and public waiting areas - and DFW in the majority of its terminals is definitely not behind.
by ContriveDallasite
19 Oct 2018 02:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Turtle Creek : 2999 Turtle Creek Blvd
Replies: 9
Views: 1398

Re: Turtle Creek : 2999 Turtle Creek Blvd

Lincoln Property is marketing the luxury property to potential office tenants while looking to construct a high-rise behind the existing building.


Let's hope they mean what they say.
by ContriveDallasite
16 Oct 2018 13:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 797
Views: 112344

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

How is Las Colinas not on this list? That is surprising. It would seem Las Colinas meets as much of Amazon's criteria as many of these sites. No it is not to anyone following the development from the beginning and reading into Amazons requirements and stated preferences. Plus when they toured DFW t...
by ContriveDallasite
13 Oct 2018 06:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 399
Views: 73764

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

350 units will add a nice 500 or so new residents to the CBD. Pretty fantastic stuff!
by ContriveDallasite
12 Oct 2018 03:13
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 37
Views: 6453

Re: TexRail

While I am really happy that DFW is now connected to both cities, still a little bummed they couldn't figure out the engineering needed to make the trains pull in through the same station. We need to make public transport more convenient.
by ContriveDallasite
28 Sep 2018 02:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 120
Views: 17328

Re: West End 1.0

Imagine when the East Quarter renovations are completed. That will arguably be even more impactful than this single project. Glad to see these old buildings get a new life. The fringes of the West End have been decimated by surface lots. I would love to see some infill that is appropriate to the ar...
by ContriveDallasite
25 Sep 2018 10:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
Replies: 61
Views: 11108

Re: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

Yak_Forger wrote:A copper coating is definitely a bad idea, it requires a lot of time to be kept in semi decent shape... Isn't the director a shareholder of a house cleaning company? Because it may look "cool" but is a waste of public money.


Is this museum receiving public money?
by ContriveDallasite
21 Sep 2018 09:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 399
Views: 73764

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

Its already connected. We don't need to waste money on an intrusive and giant overpass that will look more like the mixmaster than a linear park. Dallas doesn't do pragmatic, it does over-the-top. Take a look at our bridges. If this project get's a sponsor with the name Perot or Crowe it's happening.
by ContriveDallasite
21 Sep 2018 09:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 399
Views: 73764

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

As much as I would agree that having a deckpark in South Dallas is a great idea - I think now it is much more financially rewarding to expand KWP to the West. Imagine KWP connected with walkways to the Perot museum and on the opposite to the plaza base at Fountain Place and perhaps even extended to ...
by ContriveDallasite
19 Sep 2018 11:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 399
Views: 73764

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

Wow, I didn't realize there were going to be garden terraces on both sides of the tower. Looking forward to see this one start rising!
by ContriveDallasite
19 Sep 2018 03:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 126
Views: 23394

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

I am just hoping that developers are also seeing Farmers Market as a retail destination. While it's great we are getting a lot more residents in the area, the actual Farmers Market feels like a faux Market Hall with a very limited actual selection of produce. If places like Rubials and some of the o...
by ContriveDallasite
18 Sep 2018 11:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 190
Views: 24439

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

Tucy wrote:
hjkll wrote:Isn’t Trammell Crow also doing 2000 Ross? It was supposed to have residential and now it doesn’t. TC is an anti urban company period.


No. Trammell Crow is not doing 2000 Ross.


JPMorgan Asset Management
by ContriveDallasite
18 Sep 2018 09:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 190
Views: 24439

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

Nobody is arguing with the fact that Dallas is a car dependent city. Sure, this plot of land sits next to a highway. But, it is also a mile away from the CBD and has a site layout with nearly 60% surface parking and is a walk away from the only subway station in Texas. It seems like a no-brainer to ...
by ContriveDallasite
18 Sep 2018 08:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 190
Views: 24439

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

The proposed shopping center will be called “Market Station”. Story from NBC 5 with attached video https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/business/Real-Estate-Buzz-New-Shopping-Center-Coming-to-Dallas-Uptown-District-493565171.html They are sitting on a property nearly as large as West Village when it started...
by ContriveDallasite
18 Sep 2018 03:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 286
Views: 49455

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Does anyone recall how large the retail space at the base was planned for?
by ContriveDallasite
14 Sep 2018 02:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)
Replies: 120
Views: 19874

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

God this building looks so cheap and gross Doesn't look cheaper than a surface lot. Nobody is going to invest 200MM developing a building in a part of town that hasn't seen any construction activity in ages. This and the rennovation of the Belo will hopefully breathe new life in to an area that des...
by ContriveDallasite
13 Sep 2018 06:05
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 305
Views: 42188

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

muncien wrote:
tamtagon wrote:...just for fun:

There's your connection to Fort Worth! Amtrak & TRE, no problem.


Almost makes you question the need for Amtrak to even stop at Union Station anymore... :?:


The HSR should very clearly replace Union Station.
by ContriveDallasite
13 Sep 2018 06:01
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 160
Views: 25456

Re: DFW Airport

The latest rumor on A.NET is that Air France will be starting a DFW-CDG route next year. Air France briefly served DFW right before Sept 11 2001, but pulled out shortly after 9/11 after the global decrease in air traffic. I hope the rumor is true and wish them success! My next prediction is someone...
by ContriveDallasite
13 Sep 2018 05:59
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 203
Views: 30871

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

That is tough hit for Fort Worth. Definitely not a cost saving move for Alcon to move to CH, but if the parent company is looking for geographic consolidation, there is not much the city can do.
by ContriveDallasite
13 Sep 2018 03:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney & Olive Tower (335 FT | 21 ST)
Replies: 56
Views: 12906

Re: Uptown Dallas: McKinney & Olive Tower (335 FT | 21 ST)

This may sound odd, but I'd love to see a Royal Blue or a 7 Eleven go into that last big slot. It doesn't have to be all restaurants. Even a BCG employee can appreciate a convenience store that is open at 2 in the morning. Not sure if asset managers would ever like to see a 7-11 next to a Starbucks...
by ContriveDallasite
11 Sep 2018 16:16
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 205
Views: 24333

Re: DART D2 Subway

My biggest challenge with the current DART system is that there are not enough urban stations serving Dallas. Every line inside of loop 12 should have more stations especially as you close in towards downtown. We have made it easy to live in the burbs and work downtown but not easy if you actually ...
by ContriveDallasite
11 Sep 2018 09:06
Forum: Opolis Blueprints
Topic: If-only / What-if .....
Replies: 6
Views: 448

Re: If-only / What-if .....

https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/41409149_10213327057954626_7038593933693157376_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=63753cd136758359d9f31202558ba131&oe=5C2A5201 Just saw this earlier in a Facebook group. I know there are those who don't want tunnels, but if the Dallas and/or Fort Worth CBDs had...
by ContriveDallasite
11 Sep 2018 09:02
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 699
Views: 104341

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Olivella's Pizza at Water Street is opening this Wednesday. The place looks great! Also, I peeked inside the Hugo's Invitados space. Wow, they are spending some $$ on the finish-out. Looks beautiful. They also started building out their patio space. I think this could become the "it" rest...
by ContriveDallasite
11 Sep 2018 06:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey
Replies: 60
Views: 4474

Re: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey

Tnexster wrote:Not really a fan yet but the neighborhood seems sold on the project.


A CVS pharmacy would be a plus for this neighborhood. It's a massive tourist trap eye-sore, and a redundant one at that.

If there is a HSR station coming to this area, this land could be much better utilized.
by ContriveDallasite
07 Sep 2018 05:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 105
Views: 9731

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

Cool looking, but please nobody start crying if they build this design and <25 floors of office atop a garage is three hundred feet shorter than maconahey found on the FAA! There is so much AAC parking in the immediate vicinity of the buidling. Is there a reason why a deal can't be worked out to li...
by ContriveDallasite
06 Sep 2018 01:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Old Cityplace Twin Tower site
Replies: 35
Views: 1832

Re: Old Cityplace Twin Tower site

Does anyone know if an over 75 Skybridge is even feasible? Are there any other examples of pedestrian skybridges crossing over expressways in the US?
by ContriveDallasite
05 Sep 2018 07:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Old Cityplace Twin Tower site
Replies: 35
Views: 1832

Re: Old Cityplace Twin Tower site

Why not just complete the vision and build the twin? Aren't half of the materials out in a field already?
by ContriveDallasite
04 Sep 2018 03:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower
Replies: 28
Views: 5765

Re: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower

I agree, this site is so good, it makes you wonder if Crescent will purchase it as Overflow to the original building.
by ContriveDallasite
03 Sep 2018 14:19
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Homelessness
Replies: 50
Views: 3659

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

That escalated quickly...
by ContriveDallasite
03 Sep 2018 14:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Alexan Katy Trail (~184 FT / 15 ST)
Replies: 24
Views: 5970

Re: Uptown Dallas: Alexan Katy Trail (~184 FT / 15 ST)

Did anything ever happen to the "pocket park" mentioned earlier in this thread? And is there any retail in the building?
by ContriveDallasite
02 Sep 2018 04:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No. 10 Harwood (22 ST)
Replies: 95
Views: 18941

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No. 10 Harwood (22 ST)

At least they will be wrapping the street facing portion of the podium in glass.
by ContriveDallasite
31 Aug 2018 03:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: 900 Main
Replies: 48
Views: 2420

Re: 900 Main

It will probably take another 50 years until the large surface lots downtown are all developed. Bummer that so much of the momentum in Plano and Frisco could have gone in to making these sites turn dirt.
by ContriveDallasite
29 Aug 2018 13:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 101
Views: 13515

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/40132610_10215005485188859_4678022076076916736_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=85a360b7a6f5e1007e810c22f05804f7&oe=5BEEBE3D The time is upon us. The LAST weekend for CITY TAVERN at it's Main Street location will be THIS Labor Day Weekend. Sad face. So come g...
by ContriveDallasite
28 Aug 2018 01:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 408
Views: 56894

Re: Victory Park 3.0

It looks fine, and will fit the neighborhood well. What's the hype with being taller than the W Hotel? Is it solely on the fact that the previous project proposed on this site was supposed to be taller? I would say a solid front of 30 story buildings fronting the highway is good enough :lol: I reall...
by ContriveDallasite
28 Aug 2018 01:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 252
Views: 39878

Re: Oak Lawn

Dmkflyer wrote:I heard it will be a Total Wine built when the strip center is torn down


What a fantastic replacement. This city really takes one step forward and half a step back sometimes.
by ContriveDallasite
24 Aug 2018 03:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 120
Views: 17328

Re: West End 1.0

I believe I saw a rendering floating about somewhere, there will be a glass facade connecting the two buildings.
by ContriveDallasite
23 Aug 2018 03:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AC Hotel and Residence Inn by Marriott (Mercantile Commerce Building/1712 Commerce St)
Replies: 54
Views: 11110

Re: Downtown Dallas: AC Hotel and Residence Inn by Marriott (Mercantile Commerce Building/1712 Commerce St)

Didn't realize this was going to be so tall. Feels like it's been under construction for about 2 years now. Would be a pipe dream, but it would be cool if the top floor of the parking garage could be converted to an ammenities deck / night club.
by ContriveDallasite
23 Aug 2018 03:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project
Replies: 76
Views: 10816

Re: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project

Every time I see this thread reactive I get a little excited. It's ridiculous the amount of projects that have started-/finished in the time that Spire was first announced.
by ContriveDallasite
21 Aug 2018 15:55
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 160
Views: 25456

Re: DFW Airport

Matt777 wrote:American Airlines is adding the following seasonal nonstop flights from DFW on June 6, 2019!

-Dallas to Munich
-Dallas to Dublin

Both will be seasonal, daily flights on Boeing 787s.


Happy to hear about the Munich route!
by ContriveDallasite
20 Aug 2018 13:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: 900 Main
Replies: 48
Views: 2420

Re: 900 Main

.... removing the downtown Greyhound station would be the most impactful change to remove the criminal element ..... It's too bad they don't do the DTD Greyhound like what they have at the ITC station in Fort Worth ( http://www.fwta.org/maps-schedules/station-and-transfer-centers/ ). The ITC has: *...
by ContriveDallasite
16 Aug 2018 15:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 42
Views: 7897

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

I wasn't impressed with happiest hour..do ppl really like it .. seemed like overpriced mediocre food. It's not about the food, it's about the Gram. Happiest Hour is the definition of the uptown social fabric. With McKinney Avenue winding down, its a nice connector slowly tying Victory Park in to pl...
by ContriveDallasite
16 Aug 2018 14:07
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 699
Views: 104341

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Las Colinas needs a good museum. I would argue it needs a better public school district first, instead of CFB. I am a product of the CFB school system - compared to the alternative of Irving ISD, I do not know what your complaint is. I grew up in the Hackberry area and had friends living less than ...
by ContriveDallasite
16 Aug 2018 03:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 408
Views: 56894

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Not unusual for theatres, many already have discounts for AM showings.
by ContriveDallasite
16 Aug 2018 03:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: The McKenzie (~240 ST / 22 ST)
Replies: 40
Views: 8702

Re: Knox: The McKenzie (~240 ST / 22 ST)

^ ^ It doesn't seem to be part of the StreetLight Development strategy to build in downtown quite yet. They could make quite the statement if they did.
by ContriveDallasite
06 Aug 2018 08:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Shraman South Asian Museum
Replies: 58
Views: 9162

Re: Shraman South Asian Museum

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:This project is dead.


Any source on that?
by ContriveDallasite
02 Aug 2018 13:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 408
Views: 56894

Re: Victory Park 3.0

The problem with DART is it is simply not convenient enough for 80% of the citizens in DFW *dare I say Dallas* to use it. Arguing that buildings in downtown should sacrifice on parking for the sake of urbanity simply is not economical because the companies housed in those buildings would move to Fri...
by ContriveDallasite
02 Aug 2018 08:52
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 169
Views: 20700

Re: Trinity River Park

I disagree but that's why I put it the way I did. There are plenty of escape trails in Dallas and I would like to see "Beltline like" options in Dallas and the Katy makes sense in some of its intersections with the roadway. I am not advocating a removal of plant life in exchange for rows ...
by ContriveDallasite
01 Aug 2018 03:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 184
Views: 32035

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Great shots, that brickwork facade mockup looks great. Really looking forward to seeing the residential portion impact the skyline. I really hope we can get the Dallas Highschool tower started, would hate to see the project fall through.

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