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by CTroyMathis
15 Aug 2018 23:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 372
Views: 53747

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

This just isn't actually a bad joke is it?
by CTroyMathis
15 Aug 2018 22:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: San Martín (former The MAC location)
Replies: 30
Views: 7002

Re: Uptown Dallas: San Martín (former The MAC location)

No, it is not open and it will still be a bit longer. It's all good, though.

On another note, that living wall up under the glass is really quite a sight in person standing underneath. It looks great, and, will grow quite full in no time.
by CTroyMathis
15 Aug 2018 19:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 38
Views: 4059

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

They've already dug up the asphalt on this lot. It's moving along quickly. I'm still wondering if it will in fact be 22 stories. It's 20 ST by elevator buttons, minus the 13th. Looks like it'll be around 131,904 SF (GSF?) and 135 required parking spaces. They had a good amount of equipment activity...
by CTroyMathis
15 Aug 2018 18:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 41
Views: 6561

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

This successful escape from a rabbit hole may provide the droids you (we) are looking for (re: what is currently actually u/c) :

Link: https://twitter.com/CTroyMathis/status/ ... 0313021443

Or, not.
by CTroyMathis
07 Aug 2018 23:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: SkyHouse Victory Place (290 FT / 25 ST)
Replies: 71
Views: 12965

Re: Victory Park: SkyHouse Victory Place (290 FT / 25 ST)

By the way, I don't think they use the name SkyHouse for this building anymore. It appears it is just Victory Place.
by CTroyMathis
03 Aug 2018 20:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 135
Views: 28594

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

^ !!! Yes. Yes. And, Yes.

Here's a random take, in context, from the other day:

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by CTroyMathis
29 Jul 2018 12:35
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 186
Views: 18744

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

I have not checked my mail in three days so I might have but DART did email me last week saying it should arrive by the 24th. I got an email today saying that it will be shipped today after a delay for more internal testing. It's likely it's in your mail box now. I received mine on Friday I believe.
by CTroyMathis
28 Jul 2018 10:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 142
Views: 20109

Re: Museum Tower

If this ended up being one of the earlier ideas pushed by Brook Partners and it became a modest mid-rise office tower, we would never have had this rather engaging discussion. I remember taking a picture of this parking-lot-now-tower in 2000 because of a sign that read (future) Arts District Tower. ...
by CTroyMathis
25 Jul 2018 17:23
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 186
Views: 18744

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

cowboyeagle05 wrote:I have not checked my mail in three days so I might have but DART did email me last week saying it should arrive by the 24th.


I got an email today saying that it will be shipped today after a delay for more internal testing.
by CTroyMathis
25 Jul 2018 17:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No. 10 Harwood (22 ST)
Replies: 83
Views: 15636

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No. 10 Harwood (22 ST)

Ceremony was today actually!: Video Link.
by CTroyMathis
25 Jul 2018 16:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No. 10 Harwood (22 ST)
Replies: 83
Views: 15636

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No. 10 Harwood (22 ST)

R1070 wrote:Is this one topped out?


It does appear it is. Very recently.
by CTroyMathis
25 Jul 2018 16:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 246
Views: 41332

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Exactly. I was thinking: They cover it? It isn't getting built or it'll be quite some time and wow it's nice they at least made the Olive side look aesthetically more pleasing than an open side until the "time is right" whenever that is. The don't cover it? Either they'll start soon with a...
by CTroyMathis
25 Jul 2018 15:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 246
Views: 41332

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Facing Ross:

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Olive side where there is still pre-construction parking lot all along this side, some asphalt covered completely in excavated dirt in places:

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by CTroyMathis
24 Jul 2018 18:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 246
Views: 41332

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Yes, the cladding has started going up on Ross and a bit on Harwood so far. It's white or white-ish and appears to also have glass. They have been attaching the hardware for the cladding on the lower floors over the last couple of weeks. It looks pretty interesting so far (vertical rectangular piece...
by CTroyMathis
16 Jul 2018 21:53
Forum: Site Issues + Feedback
Topic: SECURE: https://dallasmetropolis.com/dfwu
Replies: 1
Views: 114

SECURE: https://dallasmetropolis.com/dfwu

FYI, for bookmark change-outs.

Sorry the layout isn't great for everyone. I'll get the super basic default option up and running for those, like me, who have some issues with this layout as an option from which to choose for viewing. Cheers.

https://dallasmetropolis.com/dfwu
by CTroyMathis
15 Jul 2018 12:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 160
Views: 26024

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

For those that aren't aware, there is a (very basic) website: http://www.atelierdallas.com/cs/dallas-tx-apartments.asp

Also, visuals here: http://www.zomliving.com/pages/gallery.asp?gal=development
by CTroyMathis
07 Jul 2018 09:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: (PWC) Park District Tower (316 FT | 20 ST) + Residences at Park District (385 FT | 32 ST)
Replies: 141
Views: 31095

Re: Uptown Dallas: (PWC) Park District Tower (316 FT | 20 ST) + Residences at Park District (385 FT | 32 ST)

I'm not so sure the new tree plantings are all doing well. . . This scene of a few random false Autumns continues around the block as well.

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by CTroyMathis
05 Jul 2018 17:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 340
Views: 60229

Re: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)

The "they" seem to have finally registered a website a couple of months ago or so, it's just not live yet.
by CTroyMathis
20 Jun 2018 18:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: (PWC) Park District Tower (316 FT | 20 ST) + Residences at Park District (385 FT | 32 ST)
Replies: 141
Views: 31095

Re: Uptown Dallas: (PWC) Park District Tower (316 FT | 20 ST) + Residences at Park District (385 FT | 32 ST)

Here's a look today. I was actually just messing around and getting a newish crappy phonephoto reflection picture - then figured I'd post it here to at least report to those who don't walk by every day that this place is cruising along in late stages of interior finish-out. Also, of course, lower ex...
by CTroyMathis
15 Jun 2018 15:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 213
Views: 26734

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

I haven't noticed if anyone mentioned it yet, but, Doc B's did open up not too long ago at McKinney & Olive Tower. Looks like they'll be open 7 days a week and also until fairly late. Their outside patio area facing Harwood wasn't 100% good to go yet as of the other day.
by CTroyMathis
06 Jun 2018 16:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 7
Views: 1144

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

Teresa over at CultureMap made a pretty big regional list of prospective openings or just-opened places that I'm sure is evolving every day. Probably a difficult list to maintain as well as make sure all are even included:

http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/resta ... -openings/
by CTroyMathis
02 Jun 2018 10:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 135
Views: 28594

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

^Thanks for the photos!

A quick take yesterday of tower crane taking itself down:

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by CTroyMathis
28 May 2018 09:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey
Replies: 25
Views: 1812

Re: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey

This proposal has reminded me that around 15 years ago, a rather futuristic-looking wheel was proposed for Euless. 2003 article: https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/stories/2003/07/07/daily33.html And, here's one of the renderings I saved from those early forum days: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DeIrW...
by CTroyMathis
27 May 2018 09:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
Replies: 50
Views: 8695

Re: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

Thanks for all the recent pictures everyone. I noticed this one from a couple of weeks ago over on twitter: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DcyMIF2WkAAR9DT.jpg https://twitter.com/DallasHolocaust/status/994323691633823749 And, this one more recently posted: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DeKFOoXUQAAJHFV.jp...
by CTroyMathis
26 May 2018 16:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 95
Views: 15625

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Anyone else suspect that they hired the Office of James Burnett (designer of Klyde Warren Park) to design the plaza? I was definitely thinking the same regarding the landscape arch. - it does seem to have familiar OJB cues. I don't know whether OJB is involved, but local landscape architecture firm...
by CTroyMathis
24 May 2018 16:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 38
Views: 4059

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

I also would not be too terribly surprised if the hotel is their own "brand" folded into their existing wing, the Harwood Hospitality Group.
by CTroyMathis
21 May 2018 19:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 213
Views: 26734

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

I definitely wasn't paying enough attention that day. Yeah, that needs to get gone.
by CTroyMathis
21 May 2018 16:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 95
Views: 15625

Re: AT&T Discovery District

lakewoodhobo wrote:Anyone else suspect that they hired the Office of James Burnett (designer of Klyde Warren Park) to design the plaza?


I was definitely thinking the same regarding the landscape arch. - it does seem to have familiar OJB cues.
by CTroyMathis
20 May 2018 23:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 213
Views: 26734

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Ok, was wondering. I don't think I saw that this past Saturday so hopefully it's gone.

https://twitter.com/CTroyMathis/status/ ... 6727848962
by CTroyMathis
20 May 2018 16:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 213
Views: 26734

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Hope they can get that graffiti off the front I was wondering what graffiti you are referring to. The old MAC blue wall is still there dividing the ugly Shell-dominated strip center and has hand-written paint on it saying what restaurant is moving in (been there about 1.5 years) and someones random...
by CTroyMathis
20 May 2018 16:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 38
Views: 4059

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

Maybe it'll be a Sofitel or Swissôtel. . .
by CTroyMathis
06 May 2018 15:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: San Martín (former The MAC location)
Replies: 30
Views: 7002

Re: Uptown Dallas: San Martín (former The MAC location)

^^Tnex: They are still moving along. The blue & white logo sign should be going up very soon in the upper center of the building, under the flags, facing McKinney Ave. if it isn't up already. The building is topped-off with what appears to be a terracotta (or something similar) roof. Brick and g...
by CTroyMathis
05 May 2018 18:18
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 88
Views: 12416

Re: Downtown Progress

Nothing like a building (1401) that is now a bit naked and you have to cross all of the streets it intersects with to even walk past except for the station side to remind you that this is a/an. . . (to complete this sentence positively, it's possible we'll have to wait several more years.)
by CTroyMathis
21 Apr 2018 11:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project
Replies: 47
Views: 7660

Re: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project

Laneways. 16 buldings, 8-12 stories, all residential, ground floors are walk-ups with optional/available storefronts on two cross-section interior spines, greenwalls in the indirect sunlight areas, bike-friendly, internally car-free, emergency access wide though, parking minimums reduced offset by m...
by CTroyMathis
05 Apr 2018 20:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 340
Views: 60229

Re: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)

Couple of looks from this morning:

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by CTroyMathis
28 Mar 2018 18:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Parking Garages
Replies: 84
Views: 12670

Re: Parking Garages

Harwood Center parking tower that cantilevers over Wendell Ln. as of today:

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https://twitter.com/CTroyMathis/status/ ... 6230978560
by CTroyMathis
23 Mar 2018 16:13
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike
Replies: 135
Views: 21512

Re: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike

Bird scooters may also be coming to town. The ones from LA area. Members of Downtown Dallas, Inc. were riding some around downtown or at least posing with the scooters the other day.

https://www.bird.co/
by CTroyMathis
06 Mar 2018 18:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 135
Views: 28594

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

^Great pictures everyone. Took a short mid-morning walk by the place yesterday and grabbed some quick looks: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DXiwuCVVQAMIhIq.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DXiw4a_VwAAzJdj.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DXixBhrVMAAGZAW.jpg https://twitter.com/CTroyMathis/status/97072003...
by CTroyMathis
16 Feb 2018 18:00
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco Station
Replies: 17
Views: 2045

Re: Frisco Station

25 ST / ~295 FT https://oeaaa.faa.gov/oeaaa/external/searchAction.jsp?action=displayOECase&oeCaseID=351650487&row=54 (This is interesting too: http://sire.friscotexas.gov/sirepub/cache/2/bdm2trvfdtjn3oi0g20hewof/75683202162018055028341.PDF) While we're at it, there's this one determined as w...
by CTroyMathis
14 Feb 2018 19:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 246
Views: 41332

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Indeed, about the residential tower.
by CTroyMathis
08 Feb 2018 19:48
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike
Replies: 135
Views: 21512

Re: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike

As well as a couple of other contenders in stationless bike share coming our way possibly, might as well throw in electric scooter share while we're at it: https://techcrunch.com/2018/02/08/bike-sharing-startup-spin-is-getting-into-scooter-sharing/ Unlike Spin’s bikes, which you can rent for $1 for ...
by CTroyMathis
01 Feb 2018 20:45
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 658
Views: 87284

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

A bit that just popped-up on my screen a little while ago: https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... apartments
by CTroyMathis
30 Jan 2018 20:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 733
Views: 94633

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I wonder if any of the news outlets hungry for HQ2 analysis appetizers have noticed that the Dallas submission is a multi-county submission across a wide metropolitan region, yet, only called Dallas. NY/NJ having two, and NOVA/DC/MD having three, are just not consolidated metropolitan submissions (o...
by CTroyMathis
30 Jan 2018 19:53
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Trinity Metro (FWTA 'The T')
Replies: 3
Views: 641

Trinity Metro (FWTA 'The T')

I figured since I want to talk about a name change, there should be an overall bus system thread for FWTA. I don't have much to add regarding the bus system at the moment, however, I did want to note that FWTA voted yesterday for a re-branding of their services. I am not clear if the new name, Trini...

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