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by CTroyMathis
24 Sep 2020 11:43
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 416
Views: 167743

Re: DFW Economy

Not necessarily huge news, just noting it here. Facebook adding another building, expanding data center capacity at their Fort Worth property: https://outline.com/PcAHN4 https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/TABS/Search/Project/TABS2021001306 <---Winner, LLC is Facebook I do find this address rather humorous: ...
by CTroyMathis
24 Sep 2020 11:11
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity Strand Trail
Replies: 7
Views: 6139

Re: Trinity Strand Trail

Whatever happened to "The Connection" from 2011 regarding tying Trinity Strand directly w/The Katy under DNT/over Houston (something like that & with a gentle spiral)? I saw a twitter post from the mayor today saying there will be a design contract underway to connect the two trails ( ...
by CTroyMathis
23 Sep 2020 12:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 493
Views: 260165

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Wow. Isn't there a fire station across the street? Did the auto repair shop go down, too?
by CTroyMathis
18 Sep 2020 14:34
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 416
Views: 167743

Re: DFW Economy

itsjrd1964 wrote:. . .

JRD, hey a random bird told me Thompson Hotel at 1401 Elm has a pretty extensive pre-opening job listing, for well, not even being opened/finished yet. Might be a different brand, but, hey. Passing it along.
by CTroyMathis
17 Sep 2020 16:03
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Reverchon Park
Replies: 46
Views: 18803

Re: Reverchon Park

Reverchon Park Ballfield Deal on Deathbed; Blewett Wants Neighborhood to Shape Future https://candysdirt.com/2020/09/17/reverchon-park-ballfield-deal-on-deathbed-blewett-wants-neighborhood-to-shape-future/ “The city has tried twice and failed when they should have been talking with the neighborhood...
by CTroyMathis
17 Sep 2020 12:00
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: The Daily Digital 4.0
Replies: 70
Views: 38748

Re: The Daily Digital 4.0

Below is a link to a free photography guide by a pretty great photographer. It's labeled as beginner, includes some software tutorials, and, even mobile phone photo guide. All in all, seems like it's worthy even for someone who's been toting around a camera for a long time. It's free, but, according...
by CTroyMathis
11 Sep 2020 21:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)
Replies: 147
Views: 60162

Re: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)

It really isn't a bad arch. visual play off of the W Hotel & Residences Tower if you step back a bit and contemplate in person from certain angles, not nec. all angles. Yet, it still has it's own characteristics in being somewhat complimentary. Weathering will help as well, although it might go ...
by CTroyMathis
04 Sep 2020 16:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Most Exciting Projects of 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 9355

Re: Most Exciting Projects of 2020

Haha, have you ever seen that Peloton twitter hilarity? Rabbit hole: https://twitter.com/clueheywood/status/1089699762331217920 But, no laughs about the street vibe/experience. I can only imagine slowly and surely a lot of those storefronts in the immediate vicinity will be razed & rebuilt in so...
by CTroyMathis
04 Sep 2020 15:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Most Exciting Projects of 2020
Replies: 44
Views: 9355

Re: Most Exciting Projects of 2020

I mean, they're everywhere. Take a drive down the southern end of Manett Street--you have to walk in the road because every lot on either side is under construction. Or any of the streets between Kirby and Carroll Avenue. Speaking of Manett, behind ZaLot Pizza, looks like a 4-unit condo structure i...
by CTroyMathis
04 Sep 2020 14:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Cabana Hotel
Replies: 48
Views: 24461

Re: Design District: Cabana Hotel

Due to the last post being November of last year, I'm not sure if there is another thread out there or more recent bits/pieces are scattered w/in other threads. Anyhow, looks like renovations for the rest of the floors can/may/will (?) start soon: https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/TABS/Search/Project/TABS2...
by CTroyMathis
18 Aug 2020 11:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Covid-19 Business Casualties
Replies: 53
Views: 8283

Re: Dallas Covid-19 Business Casualties

Looks like Savor in Klyde Warren Park is serving it's last meal Sunday evening and closing down for good. Which should also include the Relish outlet facing SWA Porch.
by CTroyMathis
14 Aug 2020 13:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.14
Replies: 14
Views: 5012

Re: Harwood no 14 uptown

Since the articles basically read like a basic press release from HI, I wonder if this is 27 stories incl. podium-level stuff. Or is this 27 over 9 (or 10 if the ground floor is all lobby/retail/etc. except for parking ramp and a load area). I bring it up because of this clearance provided and proje...
by CTroyMathis
13 Aug 2020 11:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 485
Views: 215075

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)

Every rendering I seem to find still, including the older city hall pdf presentation shows 5 floors up top. Clearly that isn't the case anymore. Good call on that and the treatments. Also, the base facing Museum Tower and Pearl/Olive exit loop received a different garage facade treatment and also a ...
by CTroyMathis
10 Aug 2020 12:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 244
Views: 128329

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

Very cool. Thank you sir!
by CTroyMathis
10 Aug 2020 12:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 205
Views: 117746

Re: Museum Tower

Is the penthouse still a split deal? Also, I heard from a couple of residents (so, just anecdotal or whatever) that no buyer wants to take on owning the rooftop option because they would be responsible to buy the full roof insurance for the tower which would be astronomical apparently. . . (?) I for...
by CTroyMathis
10 Aug 2020 12:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 244
Views: 128329

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

Tucy, can you refresh my memory which site (or sites) you use to compile data like this? I'd like to look up some other places. Also, does it go back in history or not so much?
by CTroyMathis
29 Jul 2020 10:39
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 416
Views: 167743

Re: DFW Economy

Liberty Mutual Insurance seeks to rent out a big chunk of its Plano offices JULY 29, 2020 https://outline.com/hrZq8M Liberty Mutual built the more than 1 million-square-foot office complex to house up to 5,000 workers. But the Boston-based insurance giant has never occupied all of the buildings and ...
by CTroyMathis
27 Jul 2020 17:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 749
Views: 316211

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Yeah, it'd be a very solid idea not to mess with the P at all.
by CTroyMathis
23 Jul 2020 12:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Covid-19 Business Casualties
Replies: 53
Views: 8283

Re: Dallas Covid-19 Business Casualties

Christies on McKinney Ave. is done after ~3 decades.
by CTroyMathis
22 Jul 2020 16:24
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: Allen: Allen Sports Village (cricket stadium)
Replies: 5
Views: 4973

Re: Allen: Allen Sports Village (cricket stadium)

I was thinking Irving, West Carrollton, NW Dallas as well.
by CTroyMathis
22 Jul 2020 16:11
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: Allen: Allen Sports Village (cricket stadium)
Replies: 5
Views: 4973

Re: Allen: Allen Sports Village (cricket stadium)

Might've been mentioned somewhere else on the forum, but, no cricket stadium for this site. New development name as well (obviously?). Articles below are from way back in February '20.

https://outline.com/3UUWsZ
https://outline.com/xCK2nd
by CTroyMathis
22 Jul 2020 15:09
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: National Lacrosse League: Fort Worth
Replies: 0
Views: 278

National Lacrosse League: Fort Worth

Looks like the NLL is planning an expansion team in Fort Worth to play at Dickies Arena starting '21-'22 season:

https://www.nll.com/news/press-fortworth-franchise/
by CTroyMathis
10 Jul 2020 16:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)
Replies: 85
Views: 23798

Re: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)

It seems like this imagination is very abbreviated in the article and perhaps other articles elsewhere. I haven't followed this too closely because I don't have high expectations here in current format. He is a Dahl fan, though. I think his "main street" is really just within his property,...
by CTroyMathis
06 Jul 2020 14:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Smart District
Replies: 155
Views: 59710

Re: Dallas Smart District

I like how they show Fire Station #4 at the beginning of the construction video and then suddenly at the end it looks like a beer garden. Seems like that may be just the case. Roll-up interior opens to the outside sort of gig. We all might want to collectively check and see if Hook & Ladder 4 i...
by CTroyMathis
02 Jul 2020 12:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown
Replies: 70
Views: 29804

Re: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown

I think it was just POA Hotel for quite some time originally.
by CTroyMathis
01 Jul 2020 12:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Turtle Creek : 2999 Turtle Creek Blvd
Replies: 62
Views: 21706

Re: Turtle Creek : 2999 Turtle Creek Blvd

I have a hard time believing in anything hotel-related right now. (RE: new construction & not already u/c)
by CTroyMathis
24 Jun 2020 20:44
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 1094
Views: 437349

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Also, just google "Project Coast". Homework first even if it seems a no-brainer/simple harmless title. Always check, just in case. Like spell-check, with about an extra 4 seconds to read the headers that appear.

Back on it, though, I'll play and say maybe it's energy-related.
by CTroyMathis
23 Jun 2020 11:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Bonton Village @Lake Highlands (12000 Greenville)
Replies: 4
Views: 949

Bonton Village @Lake Highlands (12000 Greenville)

https://cdn.thinglink.me/api/image/1329637682950701058/1024/10/scaletowidth#tl-1329637682950701058; Link - https://www.dallasnews.com/news/commentary/2020/06/18/critics-cried-nimby-when-lake-highlands-rejected-homeless-housing-but-bonton-village-plan-looks-like-a-win/ (or - https://outline.com/erBt...
by CTroyMathis
22 Jun 2020 14:57
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity Strand Trail
Replies: 7
Views: 6139

Re: Trinity Strand Trail

Apparently, start date for Inwood/Denton to Turtle Creek & Phase One starts November 2020.

https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/TABS/Search/ ... 2020019264
by CTroyMathis
22 Jun 2020 14:45
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: SMU: Washburne Soccer & Track Stadium (@ Westcott Field)
Replies: 1
Views: 607

SMU: Washburne Soccer & Track Stadium (@ Westcott Field)

Couldn't really find a mention of this on the site, so i'll just run with it here for now. February 2020: https://www.smu.edu/News/2020/Featured-News/Washburne-gift-setting-pace-for-future-athletic-achievements June 2020: http://www.glenn-partners.com/smu-westcott-field https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/TA...
by CTroyMathis
22 Jun 2020 14:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Urby High-rise Apartments
Replies: 36
Views: 9531

Re: Design District: Urby High-rise Apartments

Look out at 5G Studio to have a render eventually since they are a part of this project. Other sources as well. 100M total for phase one proposal(s) so far: https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/TABS/Search/Project/TABS2020019344 https://www.tdlr.texas.gov/TABS/Search/Project/TABS2020019341 https://www.tdlr.te...
by CTroyMathis
19 Jun 2020 09:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 288
Views: 113770

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

They didn't even spell Woodall Rodgers right on that page link.
by CTroyMathis
16 Jun 2020 13:09
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 416
Views: 167743

Re: DFW Economy

The Ritz-Carlton plans to re-open tomorrow on a super small scale. Fearing's restaurant looks to be re-opening for just dinners Thursday-Saturday. That should include Rattlesnake Bar and the outdoor Live Oak Bar. Spa open, too. Because money. No likely large un-furloughing expected for ages, though....
by CTroyMathis
16 Jun 2020 12:40
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DCTA (Denton Co. Transportation Authority)
Replies: 20
Views: 10329

Re: DCTA (Denton Co. Transportation Authority)

In the image showing a Frisco line, all other previous images for 15-20 years show that going to DT Carrollton and jetting down the west side of the green line down towards an Irving TRE station. Is this drawn correctly? I realize it's not really the subject matter and perhaps it wasn't in line w/NC...
by CTroyMathis
12 Jun 2020 10:16
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 416
Views: 167743

Re: DFW Economy

Local hotel outlook:

https://outline.com/6aN6pb
by CTroyMathis
10 Jun 2020 12:59
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 376
Views: 158807

Re: DART D2 Subway

Addendum: I do think LRT redundancy would be very nice, but, at all cost isn't necessarily the solution. I think a streetcar network can do what it does at it's level of capacity which is currently separate from our LRT regional system, however, at some point we do need to just run a damn line somew...
by CTroyMathis
10 Jun 2020 11:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)
Replies: 85
Views: 23798

Re: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)

Yeah, I imagine from my experience with San Martín, the Design District or anything around Riverfront is ideal for that operation indeed. Seems under the radar, though.
by CTroyMathis
10 Jun 2020 11:02
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 376
Views: 158807

Re: DART D2 Subway

Anytime TNWE. The more I really contemplate life the universe and everything, I'd leave it to muni Dallas to cover the D2 area w/streetcar consists. I said it a decade ago. I understand it's not pretty, but, why not make a new color to do a loop downtown/fair park/the cedars via yes, the train yard....
by CTroyMathis
10 Jun 2020 08:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)
Replies: 85
Views: 23798

Re: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)

Wolfgang Puck catering op at Union Station is indeed still in business, I went ahead and called them out of curiosity. However, I didn't ask and do wonder - where is their commissary or some such where they do logistics and prepare food then? Do they actually do it at all at Union Station? From food...
by CTroyMathis
08 Jun 2020 16:37
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 376
Views: 158807

Re: DART D2 Subway

https://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net/project_modules/disp/31cf287691599.56029e9372c53.png https://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net/project_modules/disp/8ec52f7691597.56029d1bc2a2f.jpg https://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net/project_modules/disp/92b3a27691595.56029d19b68ff.jpg https://www.behance.net/gallery/113351...
by CTroyMathis
04 Jun 2020 13:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Kroger
Replies: 41
Views: 13224

Re: East Dallas: Kroger

There's likely another internal entrance/exit after that drive. It looks possibly open-air partially factoring rendering lighting or just straight up covered. So maybe that's where cart users would go to and fro to their vehicles. And, the pedestrians perhaps will use the streetside entrance.
by CTroyMathis
04 Jun 2020 13:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Kroger
Replies: 41
Views: 13224

Re: East Dallas: Kroger

And, Tam - do they already have a Commissary here? I have no idea, but, that would certainly be something look out for in the future - in an industrial biz section of local media if all these plans start to come to fruition re: Central Market.
by CTroyMathis
04 Jun 2020 13:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Kroger
Replies: 41
Views: 13224

Re: East Dallas: Kroger

There's another rendering in the article posted above showing an entrance right next to a garage entrance/exit. I can't imagine why the prominent intersection corner has that door and stairway other than a fire exit. . . That'll need some aesthetic attention at a minimum. It's humorous that there is...

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