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by ContriveDallasite
21 Nov 2017 01:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (28 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 69
Views: 10135

Re: The Christopher @The Union (28 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)

Does anyone know if the lot adjacent to this would be tied in to the Amazon HQ 2 deal?
by ContriveDallasite
16 Nov 2017 01:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 74
Views: 6337

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

DPatel304 wrote:I love the lower-rise buildings here, I just wish we had more retail on the ground floor.


This is the crux of Dallas. The amount of retail packed in to my 5 story block in Munich is probably equivalent to half a square mile of coverage in Dallas.
by ContriveDallasite
16 Nov 2017 01:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace West/West Village: Residential Tower (~250 FT / 23 ST) / Hilton Canopy (8 ST)
Replies: 43
Views: 6802

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

Wow quite a beahmoth, excited to see the foot traffic the hotel will create when out of town visitors begin trickling in to the West End on a regular basis.
by ContriveDallasite
16 Nov 2017 01:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Katy (310 FT / 30 ST)
Replies: 57
Views: 7805

Re: Victory Park: The Katy (310 FT / 30 ST)

For a building that had half of the forum scared to death, I'd say it didn't turn out too bad :lol:

Very excited to see what's to happen with the surface parking lot, and Little Mexico.
by ContriveDallasite
23 Oct 2017 13:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 452
Views: 18217

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

^es la verdad UT is in Austin, TA&M is in College Station, both are in the Dallas Trading Area. Things are spread out, especially compared to the North East, but the much of the South Central US, probably more than half, still funnels through Dallas. While I tend to agree that DFW is in pretty ...
by ContriveDallasite
19 Oct 2017 10:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Smart District
Replies: 68
Views: 3269

Re: Dallas Smart District

Ill be honest, I could care less about the historic value of the Eagles Nest. Its never used hardly, fenced off, and provides little value. Also historic is in the eye of the beholder, it isnt that unique of a building anyway. And if it means bull dozing it down to get this game changing district b...
by ContriveDallasite
13 Oct 2017 03:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 74
Views: 6337

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

Hmm, bugs me to think about what will become of the Farmers Market when it is just one shed and completely built out with Copy/Paste 5 level sticks. This area should really focus on bringing retail in to retain some of aspect of being an actual "Farmers Market".
by ContriveDallasite
06 Oct 2017 13:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)
Replies: 73
Views: 5967

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

Not the most exciting project in the CBD but certainly not the most obvious lost I would have seen turned.

Imagine, 10 or 15 more lots turned in to mid-rise projects like this. It would at a few thousand more people in and around the CBD and enrich the urban fabric from block to block.
by ContriveDallasite
05 Oct 2017 03:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 183
Views: 16967

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

Awesome!

I cannot really visualize how this will fit in its surroundings but I am hoping for a pretty impressive end result.
by ContriveDallasite
30 Sep 2017 04:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Synn Building 1217 Main St
Replies: 85
Views: 10479

Re: Downtown Dallas: Synn Building 1217 Main St

Looks seriously awesome at night!
by ContriveDallasite
22 Sep 2017 18:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 452
Views: 18217

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

This thread is raising my hopes. I must stop before I'm emotionally invested in Amazon HQ2. Lol You are worried about getting your hopes raised? Can you imagine the real estate locators, commercial leasing agents, developers, business journalists, city economic development personnel etc who are foa...
by ContriveDallasite
15 Sep 2017 05:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 123
Views: 11806

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

The parking lot definitely needs to go. But too tall and too small?

This is the type of development Dallas needs to progress as a liveable urban city. Smaller units will hopefully contribute to lower rent. I have the feeling some of the complaintants have never lived in a city like Boston or London?
by ContriveDallasite
19 Aug 2017 15:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 165
Views: 16416

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Wythe Hotel, Brooklyn done in a converted textile factory. Why not DE? http://blondetigers.com/hotel-life-brooklyn/ the Wythe hotel looks like it would fit in deep ellum but it is a very expensive and classy joint... i can't imagine the market in Deep Ellum has demand for something so high class (n...
by ContriveDallasite
23 Jul 2017 15:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas: Cricket Stadium
Replies: 13
Views: 1160

Re: Dallas: Cricket Stadium

This deal is Irving's to lose.
by ContriveDallasite
20 Jul 2017 13:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Mockingbird Station
Replies: 16
Views: 1942

Re: Dallas Mockingbird Station

This took way too long. Hopefully it will get DART to make something out of those enormous parking lots.
by ContriveDallasite
09 Jul 2017 05:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Butler Brothers Building
Replies: 61
Views: 6705

Re: Downtown Dallas: Butler Brothers Building

Wow, somehow he just keeps getting money.
by ContriveDallasite
16 May 2017 01:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 202
Views: 17299

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

LONG LIVE EL CORAZON
by ContriveDallasite
20 Apr 2017 08:38
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Issues/News
Topic: What is a suburb today?
Replies: 45
Views: 4379

Re: What is a suburb today?

'Frisco will have its own ring of suburbs': What does this mean for future home prices? http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2017/03/30/frisco-will-have-its-own-ring-of-suburbs-what-does.html “In about 10-20 years, Frisco will be the ‘Dallas’ and Celina, Prosper and some other fourth-ring suburbs...
by ContriveDallasite
13 Apr 2017 08:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Scion Hotel
Replies: 95
Views: 8379

Re: Downtown Dallas: Scion Hotel

The resident pessimist is back :)
by ContriveDallasite
13 Apr 2017 08:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 202
Views: 17299

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Great food and good drinks. Such a sad progression that the places that make a neighborhood exciting in the first place have to make way for corporate Copy-Paste architecture.
by ContriveDallasite
06 Apr 2017 09:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 202
Views: 17299

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

If it is indeed Orange Dev, then what people are saying is correct. They mainly do CVS work, so it wouldn't surprise me that if they have it under contract, that is what it would be. Definitely a shame since I love that restaurant! If El Corazone is being replaced by a CVS, that highlights all the ...
by ContriveDallasite
05 Apr 2017 09:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel
Replies: 41
Views: 5407

Re: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel

Am I the only one who hopes the Sugar Building stays? It's a nice building and it forces the developers to be creative with the plot of land. Wall-to-wall sites are rare in Dallas and I hope they can make it work.
by ContriveDallasite
01 Apr 2017 04:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Alexan Skyline Goat Hill
Replies: 32
Views: 3261

Re: Alexan Skyline Goat Hill

Looks awesome!
by ContriveDallasite
29 Mar 2017 07:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cedars: Hotel Lorenzo
Replies: 26
Views: 3944

Re: Cedars: Hotel Lorenzo

Nice to see life in the building. I moved from the Cedars half a year ago and was really excited to see this project move forward. Does anyone have any pictures of the pool area? Are Four Corners and the MAC also finished?
by ContriveDallasite
29 Mar 2017 07:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: Old Parkland
Replies: 13
Views: 1305

Re: Oaklawn: Old Parkland

I've driven through Oak Lawn so many times and never even noticed this development. So you've managed to drive through Oak Lawn without driving on Oak Lawn avenue? :lol: The building looks great. I hope this development manages to spin off some more high class retail/residential on the other side o...
by ContriveDallasite
27 Mar 2017 11:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 119
Views: 10166

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

As much as I'd love some solid street interaction with this building, I don't really expect it. Nothing against the developer or architect, but this building sits at the corner of a fwy frontage road and one of the major arteries leading into downtown. I'd be stoked with a wide sidewalk and a good ...
by ContriveDallasite
27 Mar 2017 06:01
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 43
Views: 2673

Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

Any news on how the proposed park expansion is coming alone? The amount of development spurred around the park has been amazing. It will be interesting to see if the expansion will have the same effect spurring development a few blocks west around where the Perot Tower was announced and also on the ...
by ContriveDallasite
25 Mar 2017 04:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 119
Views: 10166

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

Thankfully these rendings came out a week before April 1st. A new 70 story tower in Downtown would be amazing, and solidify that all the small steps that have been improving the neighborhood have been working.
by ContriveDallasite
21 Mar 2017 08:29
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 296
Views: 24428

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Tnexster wrote:Happened to drive by upcoming Whole Foods location in LC and noticed the sign is up.


That only took 12 months?
by ContriveDallasite
09 Mar 2017 04:58
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 296
Views: 24428

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Thanks for the scoop, strange that this is still on their website.
by ContriveDallasite
08 Mar 2017 02:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 159
Views: 15260

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

The building front will be major improvement. It finally looks welcoming. The Fairmont should take notice. That building is screaming for a renovation. Now if only the Ross Tower garage was torn down and re done as a mixed use building with retail. Then Ross would finally be turning the page. I kno...
by ContriveDallasite
09 Feb 2017 16:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Butler Brothers Building
Replies: 61
Views: 6705

Re: Downtown Dallas: Butler Brothers Building

xen0blue wrote:Ugly as the day it was renovated in the 60s


Looks the same as half the shit in uptown, except made with concrete.
by ContriveDallasite
08 Feb 2017 07:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: South Side
Replies: 2
Views: 610

Re: South Side

Great news, let's hope this activates some of the abandoned store fronts. This place has been a dump for so long.
by ContriveDallasite
07 Feb 2017 19:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 202
Views: 17299

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Will they bury the power lines?
by ContriveDallasite
03 Feb 2017 04:03
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 296
Views: 24428

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

tamtagon wrote:Is there a bar scene in Las Colinas?



HAHAHA, I think that's the running joke from those of us who grew up in the area.

If you don't count BWW, Boston's or the small Italian Pizzeria in the Urban Center, then no.
by ContriveDallasite
02 Feb 2017 05:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Scion Hotel
Replies: 95
Views: 8379

Re: Trump Hotel Concept / SCION

Research Mike Sarimsakci, he is full of shit, I wouldn't believe the Trump hotel or any of the other publicity seeking announcements he has made in the past were actually happening if they were assembling the tower crane. He was an active member on the old forum. He revitalized two buildings that w...
by ContriveDallasite
02 Feb 2017 05:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Scion Hotel
Replies: 95
Views: 8379

Re: Trump Hotel Concept / SCION

Are these related?

Image
by ContriveDallasite
31 Jan 2017 14:38
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 176
Views: 12914

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

That's a complete joke.
by ContriveDallasite
30 Jan 2017 14:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)
Replies: 145
Views: 17461

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

Also, I don't think they went underground for any portion of parking. I am not sure if it is just me, but it seems like such a loss that we need to dedicate such a ridiculous amount of space to parking. Just from a visual standpoint it seems pathetic that at such an incredibly prime location as thi...
by ContriveDallasite
30 Jan 2017 14:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 77
Views: 9423

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

She's a beauty. Anyone know what they plan on doing around the base of this building. Quite a lot of empty space.
by ContriveDallasite
29 Jan 2017 15:13
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Thanksgiving Tower
Replies: 14
Views: 1599

Re: Thanksgiving Tower Curb Relocation

Pictures please!
by ContriveDallasite
27 Jan 2017 14:41
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 296
Views: 24428

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

muncien wrote:^^^^
Totally... How Water Street doesn't get one is mind boggling.


I personally would still prefer to see a Starbucks go on the other side of the street, at Williams Square. It would really liven up both sides of the Boulevard and provide much more of a city atmosphere.
by ContriveDallasite
27 Jan 2017 06:35
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 296
Views: 24428

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

For Starbucks lovers that need a coffee fix in the Urban Center, there won't be one at either The Music Factory or Water Street, but there will be one inside the new Westin Convention Center Hotel. I could actually see people walking up to the hotel on Saturday & Sunday mornings to get some jav...
by ContriveDallasite
25 Jan 2017 13:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 96
Views: 8423

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

There was a beautiful shopping center right in the center of Salt Lake City when I went there.

Something like that would do great on the north side of downtown. Bonus points if it were connected to Klyde Warren Park with that weird cat-walk extension they announced a while back.
by ContriveDallasite
25 Jan 2017 13:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Parking Garages
Replies: 67
Views: 5589

Re: Parking Garages

I thought there was a developer readying a 40 story apartment tower in that area which should enliven this part of downtown. ...on a different part of the block: Blue: Most upscale garage Red: 40 story apartment Yellow: Shraman South Asian Museum and Learning Center, most beautiful, exotic resident...
by ContriveDallasite
25 Jan 2017 13:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Parking Garages
Replies: 67
Views: 5589

Re: Parking Garages

I thought there was a developer readying a 40 story apartment tower in that area which should enliven this part of downtown. ...on a different part of the block: Blue: Most upscale garage Red: 40 story apartment Yellow: Shraman South Asian Museum and Learning Center, most beautiful, exotic resident...
by ContriveDallasite
25 Jan 2017 01:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)
Replies: 145
Views: 17461

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

So they will be using a different glass for the garage portion of the tower?

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