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by Kelley USA
23 Jan 2019 11:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel
Replies: 97
Views: 23821

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: 749
Views: 145066

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: 749
Views: 145066

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: 394
Views: 82666

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: 6
Views: 506

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: 3313

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: 749
Views: 145066

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: 35365

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: 300
Views: 57642

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: 749
Views: 145066

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: 1348

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: 749
Views: 145066

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: 149
Views: 43664

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: 725

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: 749
Views: 145066

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: 300
Views: 57642

Re: Legacy West

juggernaut!
by Kelley USA
17 Dec 2018 14:06
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 749
Views: 145066

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: 3
Views: 556

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: 349
Views: 75058

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: 277
Views: 55052

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: 749
Views: 145066

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: 5543

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: 255
Views: 46557

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: 28094

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: 9080

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: 749
Views: 145066

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: 749
Views: 145066

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: 255
Views: 46557

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: 394
Views: 82666

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: 749
Views: 145066

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: 255
Views: 46557

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: 974
Views: 167865

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: 19
Views: 1740

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...
by Kelley USA
14 Nov 2018 16:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 974
Views: 167865

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

From everything I'm reading pretty much nobody in NYC is happy about this. People in the neighborhood aren't happy, lawmakers on both sides aren't happy, NYC City Council isn't happy. There have already been lawsuits filed to stop Amazon from receiving said incentives & payments. It's a mess! On...
by Kelley USA
14 Nov 2018 09:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 974
Views: 167865

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

^^ I have a few thoughts on the design of the Smart District (Day 1 District). 1. Without really knowing, it could be that Amazon gave some sort of specifications as to how they wanted the buildings to look and how they wanted them to be grouped etc... If they had been working closely with Amazon th...
by Kelley USA
12 Nov 2018 12:45
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 749
Views: 145066

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Here's a little blurb about Shake Shack in Las Colinas. Has a photo too in case you haven't been by the site recently. https://escapehatchdallas.com/2018/11/las-colinas-is-getting-a-shake-shack-very-soon/ Nice to have it, but the one in Plano was disappointing. Not as terrible as in-and-out, but no...
by Kelley USA
12 Nov 2018 11:29
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 749
Views: 145066

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Here's a little blurb about Shake Shack in Las Colinas. Has a photo too in case you haven't been by the site recently.

https://escapehatchdallas.com/2018/11/l ... very-soon/
by Kelley USA
12 Nov 2018 09:06
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 749
Views: 145066

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

To further speculate, there is an item in the current City Council Work Session agenda. It's an Executive Session item for "Project Rock". Now I'm no detective and this could be anything, but a San Francisco based company which is also where Alcatraz is. Of course Alcatraz is also known a...
by Kelley USA
09 Nov 2018 13:36
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 749
Views: 145066

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

To further speculate, there is an item in the current City Council Work Session agenda. It's an Executive Session item for "Project Rock". Now I'm no detective and this could be anything, but a San Francisco based company which is also where Alcatraz is. Of course Alcatraz is also known as...
by Kelley USA
09 Nov 2018 12:05
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 749
Views: 145066

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Posted this in City Issues but I'll post it in the LC thread too... Article in the San Fran Business Journal about McKesson maybe quietly preparing to move HQ to Las Colinas. The future CEO has moved and bought a house in Las Colinas (also other factors mentioned in the article too). McKesson is #6 ...
by Kelley USA
09 Nov 2018 12:03
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 255
Views: 46557

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Interesting article in the San Francisco Business Journal about McKesson perhaps quietly gearing up to move HQ to Las Colinas... McKesson is #6 on the Fortune 500 list. Apparently the future CEO has moved to Las Colinas. https://www.bizjournals.com/sanfrancisco/news/2018/11/08/mckesson-san-francisco...
by Kelley USA
08 Nov 2018 15:26
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 749
Views: 145066

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

I think there was a PF Changs listed as well... could be wrong. Yes, PF Changs tends to hop on and off the site plan. The others have been pretty steady stalwarts. I'd love to see a Changs though! Still waiting to see any sort of rendering as to what this development might look like. Assuming it'll...
by Kelley USA
06 Nov 2018 10:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 73
Views: 13302

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

Yes, the Forum site is basically across the street and is still very active.
by Kelley USA
06 Nov 2018 09:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 974
Views: 167865

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

this is settled right? they picked DC and NYC correct? what a letdown.. Yes, there are multiple reports out now that DC and NYC are the 2 picks. I can understand DC, but NYC doesn't make much sense to me. High cost of living, lack of available (affordable housing), State income tax for your employe...
by Kelley USA
05 Nov 2018 13:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 974
Views: 167865

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

^^ My guess then would be Crystal City and Austin (just like the CNBC article mentioned). This would give Amazon a presence on both the East & West Coast along with a presence in the Central Time Zone. I guess it could be Dallas. Splitting the HQ probably moves Austin up on the list though.
by Kelley USA
05 Nov 2018 09:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 277
Views: 55052

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Café Express in Uptown has officially closed... Sad to see this one go. So many great memories of eating at Café Express when I lived in Uptown. That leaves just 1 CE in Dallas and 6 others in Houston. http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/restaurants-bars/11-02-18-cafe-express-uptown-dallas-mckinney-av...
by Kelley USA
05 Nov 2018 09:19
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 749
Views: 145066

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Looks like the Shops of Las Colinas is finally underway. This is the big retail development going in at 161 and Las Colinas Blvd. The only confirmed tenant is the anchor, Market Street, but others have appeared on the site plan for quite some time. Hopdoddy, Lazy Dog, Chuy's, Luna Grill, MidiCi Pizz...
by Kelley USA
30 Oct 2018 10:54
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Cypress Waters
Replies: 32
Views: 5543

Re: Cypress Waters

I know Cypress gets a bit of a bad wrap for too much surface parking, but overall this is a really pleasant development. You're starting to see more density and height as you get towards the back of the development. I think some of the apartments under construction now are 6 or 7 stories maybe? The ...
by Kelley USA
30 Oct 2018 09:50
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Cypress Waters
Replies: 32
Views: 5543

Re: Cypress Waters

2 more office projects on the way... I continue to be stunned by the pace of development here and the overall ability to attract companies at a rapid pace!

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... rs-project
by Kelley USA
25 Oct 2018 12:14
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 749
Views: 145066

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Another tenant signed for the Music Factory... The Green Gator- a Cajun themed Sports Bar from Frisco.

https://dallas.eater.com/2018/10/25/180 ... ory-irving

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