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by Kelley USA
18 Feb 2019 15:55
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 769
Views: 156601

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Verizon is ready to move full speed ahead on the Lifestyle Center portion of the Hidden Ridge Development. Plans should start moving rather quickly for the retail, restaurant, townhomes, apartments and possible hotel. They will be turning Green Park Drive from 6 lanes into 3 lanes to make the Lifest...
by Kelley USA
15 Feb 2019 13:20
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 769
Views: 156601

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Got this word from the City of Irving regarding the Shops of Las Colinas (Market Street) development. I knew something was going on. They cleared the land about 2 months and have done nothing since... We received word about 2-3 weeks ago that the land owner had decided to suspend the development pen...
by Kelley USA
15 Feb 2019 10:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Riverfront Blvd Hotel / Residential Towers
Replies: 14
Views: 609

Re: Riverfront Blvd Hotel / Residential Towers

Screen Shot 2019-02-14 at 3.54.17 PM.jpg Where are people seeing a Hard Rock logo (or any logo) in that rendering? It was clearly visible in the DMN article yesterday, but I clicked the link just now and the DMN has changed the photo. I guess the developer called and asked them to change it. But ye...
by Kelley USA
15 Feb 2019 09:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1030
Views: 182559

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

So basically Amazon is saying we'd rather not build at all than bring 1/2 of the HQ2 to Dallas (or Charlotte, or Chicago, or Austin, or Atlanta)… Maybe things will change, but I sort of see it as they're still not very high on Dallas or any of the other cities.
by Kelley USA
15 Feb 2019 09:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Riverfront Blvd Hotel / Residential Towers
Replies: 14
Views: 609

Re: Riverfront Blvd Hotel / Residential Towers

Looking at the developers website - it looks like the address is 148 Pittsburgh. Also, looking at the developers website, it doesn't seem like this is a real project. They seem to be a brokerage firm that is trying to play developer. Wow, totally small world... I was actually inside 148 Pittsburgh ...
by Kelley USA
14 Feb 2019 16:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Riverfront Blvd Hotel / Residential Towers
Replies: 14
Views: 609

Re: Riverfront Blvd Hotel / Residential Towers

^^ Great sleuthing! The article does mention it to be on the site of a print shop, and both M Press Printing and Dallas Letter Press are in that location. If it is on that site, the only downside is that there are massive powerlines that run right along the side of that property. You can't really se...
by Kelley USA
14 Feb 2019 15:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Riverfront Blvd Hotel / Residential Towers
Replies: 14
Views: 609

Riverfront Blvd Hotel / Residential Towers

From the DMN... A new tower is proposed on an old industrial site off Riverfront Blvd. It will overlook the Trinity River. If you look closely at the rendering you can see a Hard Rock Hotel logo, although the article mentions it's an unnamed brand. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/201...
by Kelley USA
14 Feb 2019 11:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1030
Views: 182559

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Well I mean the reality is they don't need to "re-open" the search. I mean they already have all of the information they need. So, either they're telling the truth or they already know where they want to go. I think in the end they'll just end up adding to their footprint and adding more j...
by Kelley USA
14 Feb 2019 10:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1030
Views: 182559

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

SlandersonCooper wrote:Amazon Pulls Out of Planned NYC Campus

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/14/nyre ... ueens.html

DFW, #GirdYourLoins!


Yep, it's breaking all over the place. Just got a FOX News update with the same info. WOW!
by Kelley USA
14 Feb 2019 09:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Convention Center
Replies: 31
Views: 5558

Re: Dallas Convention Center

I've always been underwhelmed by the outside of the Convention Center... It's poorly landscaped, poor signage, the back of the convention center is a flat out eyesore. It's not really all that pleasant to walk around or navigate compared to other centers I attend (and I've been to more than my fair ...
by Kelley USA
12 Feb 2019 11:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 161
Views: 47906

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

The Henry opens tomorrow @ The Union. Looks like a really great place! FOX Restaurants has some pretty great concepts!

https://dallas.eater.com/2019/2/8/18217 ... 019-photos
by Kelley USA
11 Feb 2019 15:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 363
Views: 82176

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Well, if they really are planning on adding the hotel and apartments then technically it could be cheaper to bring the crane down and then erect it again depending on the timeframe. Can't be 100% certain, but it generally cost about $50K to bring a crane down and then another $25k - $50K per month t...
by Kelley USA
11 Feb 2019 11:11
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 769
Views: 156601

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Fun Fact: Embassy suites originally proposed a hotel on this site back in the 90's. If I'm not mistaken, they have owned the land ever since. Yep that's correct. Actually I'm not sure that is correct... Embassy isn't the owner, this hotel is being developed by a company in Louisiana and will be man...
by Kelley USA
07 Feb 2019 14:02
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 769
Views: 156601

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Permits have been pulled for the new 7 story Embassy Suites Hotel on 114. This will be in the lot right behind Champps. This was the last rendering that was posted:

https://www.facebook.com/Embassy-Suites ... 320208193/
by Kelley USA
05 Feb 2019 09:16
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 769
Views: 156601

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

^^Actually it's called Lupe Tortilla... It's a Tex-Mex chain from Houston that's making it's way to DFW. It's more in the mold of a Pappasito's or Uncle Julio's. I have friends in Houston that love it so it should be a nice addition. https://tex-mex.com/ As for Burgerim, that is the slowest build-ou...
by Kelley USA
29 Jan 2019 16:32
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 769
Views: 156601

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

WeWork taking 3 floors at Williams Square... https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/01/29/wework-takes-three-floors-las-colinas-landmark-williams-square-latest-d-fw-location Also, the Green Gator at Toyota Music Factory is hiring. They should be opening soon. It was probably an easy tr...
by Kelley USA
23 Jan 2019 11:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel
Replies: 98
Views: 25739

Re: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel

So show me all the new announcements and groundbreakings of tower projects in the Dallas urban core other than what is already under construction. I am concerned that the Central Market mixed use at Lemmon and McKinney could be delayed at this point. Heads are in the ground if you don't think the D...
by Kelley USA
22 Jan 2019 11:24
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 769
Views: 156601

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

More about the Texican Court hotel, with pictures. Looks like something Motel 6 or Alamo Plaza would do in Santa Fe. A little surprised about the exterior-entrance rooms. In most new hotel construction these days, the rooms face inside. https://www.guidelive.com/fun-places-and-events/2019/01/16/hot...
by Kelley USA
22 Jan 2019 10:13
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 769
Views: 156601

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

If you have about 30 minutes you can see the proposal for the updated Williams Square Plaza… Looks pretty good. I'm not exactly sure what I was expecting but this seems like a nice balance. I mean it's nothing grand- basically green space and more trees for shade. The intention was to really preserv...
by Kelley USA
22 Jan 2019 09:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 417
Views: 90395

Re: Northpark Center

If true, I would think they could build that quite a bit quicker than 5 years... I mean most projects of that size generally just take 2-3 years. Would definitely be cool and would love to see the additional retail / restaurant space in some sort of outdoor space like what Willow Bend just did... Go...
by Kelley USA
21 Jan 2019 14:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: First Baptist Church
Replies: 33
Views: 1742

Re: Downtown Dallas: First Baptist Church

I use to volunteer in the Pre-School at Fellowship Church... There are a few reasons for using such a system. 1) It helps expedite drop-off at the pre-school. The less hassle you encounter the more likely you are to keep bringing your family and kids back to that church. 2) The biggest reason though...
by Kelley USA
17 Jan 2019 13:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Bryan Tower
Replies: 32
Views: 3902

Re: Downtown Dallas: Bryan Tower

This should be a good fit. Nice addition for Bryan Tower!

http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/resta ... yan-tower/
by Kelley USA
17 Jan 2019 09:00
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 769
Views: 156601

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

The restaurant has been empty. Excited to try it soon though. The hotel opened in November, but the restaurant actually just opened a few weeks ago. From what I can tell, it's a very small menu (maybe only like 10 items). They do live music every Friday & Saturday night in the restaurant / bar ...
by Kelley USA
11 Jan 2019 13:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 169
Views: 37786

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

Well, the loopnet listing was updated just 4 days ago. However, it's not the cylindrical design that was once kicked around. It's the other design which I think has been the preferred design by Hillwood for awhile now. Maybe something is moving forward?? Listing and marketing brochure links below. h...
by Kelley USA
10 Jan 2019 11:21
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 305
Views: 62218

Re: Legacy West

Still growing.... More office, retail and apartments on the way!

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... egacy-west
by Kelley USA
03 Jan 2019 09:25
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 769
Views: 156601

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Market Street finally pulled permits for their new store in The Shops of Las Colinas. I think all permits have now been received for the entire property. The land has been cleared so hopefully we see this one start to move along sooner rather than later. I'm still a little amazed that not a single r...
by Kelley USA
02 Jan 2019 11:12
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Hunt Realty, AT&T partner on lighting up Reunion Tower for New Year's Eve
Replies: 5
Views: 1489

Re: Hunt Realty, AT&T partner on lighting up Reunion Tower for New Year's Eve

So why can't Hunt, AT&T and Big D NYE all combine into one amazing thing?? You could have the fireworks show, perhaps even make it bigger and shoot fireworks from the Trinity River as well... You have the lawn area at Reunion where you could put a big stage and bring in some great bands- and the...
by Kelley USA
26 Dec 2018 15:13
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 769
Views: 156601

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Went to Shake Shack on Monday... Place is nice! Actually not too much seating on the inside which sort of surprised me. Staff was super friendly, food was tasty, although a tad bit pricey (I already knew this though as I had been to the one in Uptown several times). I paid $15 for burger, fries and ...
by Kelley USA
26 Dec 2018 14:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 161
Views: 47906

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

Pretty much all of the retail space has been leased at The Union... Creamistry is the latest to sign a lease, and the last available retail spot is currently "at lease". I drove by this weekend and The Henry is looking pretty sweet!
by Kelley USA
21 Dec 2018 10:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: TC Oak Grove Tower (13 ST)
Replies: 8
Views: 975

Uptown Dallas: TC Oak Grove Tower (13 ST)

New tower proposed by TC Residential... Land purchased on Oak Grove just off McKinney Ave.

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... own-dallas
by Kelley USA
18 Dec 2018 10:31
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 769
Views: 156601

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Sort of old news but new news... Tom Gaglardi, owner of the Dallas Stars has bought 7.5 acres from Jerry Jones to build 2 hotels at 114 and 161. The hotel developments will also include a Moxie's Restaurant. No timeline on when construction might start or what the development will look like. https:/...
by Kelley USA
18 Dec 2018 09:21
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 305
Views: 62218

Re: Legacy West

juggernaut!
by Kelley USA
17 Dec 2018 14:06
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 769
Views: 156601

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

^^ That is true... They actually did a nice job on the build-out. Makes the shopping center look better. It's front and center! I am surprised that with Water Street and the Music Factory that neither of them were able to attract a legit burger place. I also learned over the weekend that several spo...
by Kelley USA
14 Dec 2018 12:13
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Allen Sports Village
Replies: 6
Views: 928

Re: Allen Sports Village

I really thought Irving had a good chance to attract this development. The old Texas Stadium site would have been a pretty good spot too! Good for Allen though.
by Kelley USA
14 Dec 2018 09:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 363
Views: 82176

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Why is everyone so angry on this forum?? I know what we all need, we need pizza!! As in 400 Gradi- the Australian Pizza chain that'll open it's first US location at none other than 2000 Ross!!

https://dallas.eater.com/2018/12/14/181 ... s-district
by Kelley USA
12 Dec 2018 14:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 278
Views: 60379

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Healthy Flower Child chain plants a new restaurant in Uptown Dallas A hugely popular healthy restaurant chain is coming to the center of the universe, IE Uptown Dallas: Flower Child, the happy-healthy restaurant concept from Arizona-based Fox Restaurant Group, will unfurl its latest location in Upt...
by Kelley USA
11 Dec 2018 10:26
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 769
Views: 156601

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

I am curious to see what they come up with... I have a feeling I'll be disappointed though. The thought was they were going to add retail / restaurant space to help complement the success of Water Street. Should be interesting indeed!
by Kelley USA
07 Dec 2018 10:45
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Cypress Waters
Replies: 32
Views: 6163

Re: Cypress Waters

The Flying Saucer has finalized a lease for The Sound... Not really that surprising seeing as the same company also owns Flying Fish & Rodeo Goat. That's a good addition!
by Kelley USA
05 Dec 2018 09:33
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 270
Views: 51126

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

I don't play golf, but this PGA thing appears to be a really big deal. I'm an average golfer at best, but in the world of sports this is a pretty big deal! To get 2 future PGA Championships and possibly a Ryder Cup is massive. It'll be fun to see it all come together, 2 championship golf courses, a...
by Kelley USA
05 Dec 2018 09:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 132
Views: 30066

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

The article does mention that several small buildings are on the site... I guess it could be the stretch from Avanti down to the where Jake's Burgers is. I wouldn't really mind seeing the building where the Den was torn down. That thing is a dump!
by Kelley USA
04 Dec 2018 09:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower
Replies: 43
Views: 9772

Re: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower

Looking at their site, I will say they do have some pretty nice residential towers! Looks like they build a really nice product. Curious if they'll incorporate any retail space?
by Kelley USA
03 Dec 2018 14:13
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 769
Views: 156601

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

What's the deal with Gingerman at Water Street???? I went by on Friday and it's a completely empty shell. Are they even working on it? The liquor license on the window was dated July... FYI, Water Street has made a few subtle changes to the site plan as they sort of shuffle some of the current leas...
by Kelley USA
03 Dec 2018 13:34
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 769
Views: 156601

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

More apartments for the Urban Center?? But of course... I think there are currently 1500 apartment units either being developed or about to break ground in the UC. There's also 2 townhouse projects under construction. Guessing that translates to about 2000+ new residents. That's good for Water Stree...
by Kelley USA
03 Dec 2018 09:46
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 270
Views: 51126

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

^^The PGA move is pretty significant! Assuming we'll hear more about it after the vote on Tuesday, but this is a pretty big deal. If there's a guarantee to bring at least 2 PGA Championships to the development, and some are even indicating a future Ryder Cup, that's big. The next thing to consider i...
by Kelley USA
03 Dec 2018 09:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 417
Views: 90395

Re: Northpark Center

^^It's a pretty impressive "cast" of owners, investors and advisers... Obviously they have quite a bit of cash behind them and from the initial pop-ups it looks like they're going after the high-end market. Westfield Century City and NorthPark are probably 2 of the priciest malls to lease ...
by Kelley USA
30 Nov 2018 16:45
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 769
Views: 156601

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Confirmed, McKesson moving Global HQ to Irving! McKesson is #6 on the Fortune 500 list. Big for Irving!

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/bus ... ers-irving
by Kelley USA
30 Nov 2018 16:43
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 270
Views: 51126

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Confirmed... McKesson, #6 on the Fortune 500 list moving HQ to Irving. Another strong win for Irving, DFW and Texas!

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/bus ... ers-irving
by Kelley USA
19 Nov 2018 16:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1030
Views: 182559

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

ContriveDallasite wrote::shock: Can we go ahead and lock this thread now :shock:


Or at the very least can we change the name of the thread to "Dallas Didn't land Amazon HQ2; Now What?"
by Kelley USA
15 Nov 2018 12:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 31
Views: 2927

The Link at Uptown

New 22 story tower proposed for Uptown... https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/11/15/new-uptown-office-tower-project-works Additional article posted in D Magazine https://www.dmagazine.com/commercial-real-estate/2018/11/kaizen-development-partners-to-build-300000-sf-office-building-i...

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