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by Kelley USA
14 Dec 2018 12:13
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Allen Sports Village
Replies: 1
Views: 43

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: 337
Views: 62982

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: 272
Views: 45573

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: 727
Views: 127767

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: 31
Views: 4407

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: 242
Views: 39925

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: 24456

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: 7644

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: 727
Views: 127767

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: 727
Views: 127767

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: 242
Views: 39925

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: 383
Views: 72020

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: 727
Views: 127767

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: 242
Views: 39925

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: 147420

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: 1392

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: 147420

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: 147420

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: 727
Views: 127767

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: 727
Views: 127767

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: 727
Views: 127767

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: 727
Views: 127767

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: 727
Views: 127767

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: 242
Views: 39925

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: 727
Views: 127767

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: 11712

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: 147420

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: 147420

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: 272
Views: 45573

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: 727
Views: 127767

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: 31
Views: 4407

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: 31
Views: 4407

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: 727
Views: 127767

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
by Kelley USA
24 Oct 2018 12:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 974
Views: 147420

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I read this article last week and forgot to post it... Indicates that Amazon has revisited New York, Newark, Chicago and has followed-up with Miami and Washington DC. Article also states that other cities like Raleigh have not heard from Amazon in months. No mention of Dallas or Austin in the articl...
by Kelley USA
24 Oct 2018 12:30
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Wade Park
Replies: 80
Views: 12759

Re: Frisco: Wade Park

Well never say never, but this does sound a little more promising. The thing that really stood out was the expected pace of build-out and the fact that they have not downsized the development at all. Assuming that if you're getting $850 million in new funding then you MUST have quite a few tenants s...
by Kelley USA
22 Oct 2018 16:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Turtle Creek : 2999 Turtle Creek Blvd
Replies: 14
Views: 2866

Re: Turtle Creek : 2999 Turtle Creek Blvd

Where did this"Asian hotel" idea gone from? It came from an update in Candy's Dirt... Here's the paragraph from the article: 2999 Turtle Creek Built in the 1990s by developer John Eulich, the property changed hands last July, being purchased by Lincoln Property Company. The plan was to re...
by Kelley USA
19 Oct 2018 09:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 98
Views: 21767

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

So it looks like to date the largest Central Market is about 85K sq ft. If this one is say 90K sq ft then that gives us an additional 60K sq ft of retail in this development. Considering that none of the additional retail space will be street level that sure seems like quite a task. I'll be curious ...
by Kelley USA
18 Oct 2018 15:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Turtle Creek : 2999 Turtle Creek Blvd
Replies: 14
Views: 2866

Re: Turtle Creek : 2999 Turtle Creek Blvd

This popped up today in the DMN with a rendering... I know another thread mentioned that an Asian Hotel chain was interested in being a part of the project.

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... ear-uptown
by Kelley USA
18 Oct 2018 12:02
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 727
Views: 127767

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Here's what appears to be the "in the early stages" of design for the Blue Star Development at 161 and 114 (Jerry Jones / LPC Project). The brochure was done about 3 months ago.

https://www.lpcdallas.com/wp-content/up ... ueStar.pdf
by Kelley USA
17 Oct 2018 10:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 974
Views: 147420

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I just want to make a few points... As a resident of Las Colinas and someone that knows people at the Chamber, I can confirm that Amazon did indeed tour the Las Colinas area. Now, with that said I think the chances of Amazon coming to Las Colinas are probably about 0.00001%. However, Amazon has been...
by Kelley USA
17 Oct 2018 09:59
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 727
Views: 127767

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

No.... God No... Please God No... don't let this be a serious plan for the entryway at Las Colinas Blvd & O'Connor Blvd. This would be a disaster!

https://images4.loopnet.com/d2/aunfbh1D ... cument.pdf
by Kelley USA
16 Oct 2018 12:41
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 727
Views: 127767

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

It does seem a bit odd... I have a confession to make. After I posted the link I noticed that this development is being proposed by a good friend of mine. I asked him about it yesterday. He basically gave me a Haha and said they were actually working on something much cooler. So stay tuned! With tha...
by Kelley USA
15 Oct 2018 14:44
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 727
Views: 127767

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Came across this potential development today... Looks like Cool River would be torn down and then re-opened as the ground floor tenant in the new building.

http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/Hidden-R ... X/7743254/
by Kelley USA
09 Oct 2018 18:57
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: The Colony: Grandscape
Replies: 9
Views: 1704

Re: The Colony: Grandscape

SMU_L1848 wrote:Interesting looking development on destination Dr behind Nebraska furniture mart. Barn style restaurant. Anyone know anything about it?


I could be wrong, but I think that's the Truck Yard.
by Kelley USA
08 Oct 2018 11:48
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 727
Views: 127767

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

If the City was smart they'd give the land to Lucy Billingsley and let her develop it. Despite maybe an over-abundance of parking I think she's done a tremendous job with Cypress Waters. A development like that is really the best the City could hope for, and Lucy has done a great job of attracting n...
by Kelley USA
04 Oct 2018 16:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 73
Views: 11712

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

Wow, 52 stories... Now we're talking! I can't imagine them building something this magnitude as spec though. Maybe they have a chunk of this already leased?
by Kelley USA
04 Oct 2018 09:06
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Wade Park
Replies: 80
Views: 12759

Re: Frisco: Wade Park

They should move Wade Park to Six Flags because this thing is a roller coaster!! I still doubt they get it done, but I'd love to see it happen.
by Kelley USA
02 Oct 2018 11:36
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Plano: Willow Bend Mall
Replies: 5
Views: 1772

Re: Plano: Willow Bend Mall

It really depends what sort of concept Cinepolis opens. The majority of the Cinepolis theatres here in the US are just standard theatres like the one they opened in Euless (tickets are about $11)- and then they have select locations where they have built their Luxury Cinemas (tickets are about $20)....

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