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by Matt777
21 May 2018 14:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 191
Views: 21924

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/retail/2018/05/21/forty-five-ten-changing-downtown-dallas-store-boost-walk-traffic-after-less-two-years With Tenoversix moving over to Forty Five Ten, what are they going to do with the current Tenoversix space? They are also apparently converting the third floor...
by Matt777
17 May 2018 21:52
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 88
Views: 10252

Re: Downtown Progress

LOL Houston should be at the very top of the list. It has block, after block, after block, after more blocks of parking lots followed by some blocks of straight up empty land that not even parking lots cover...... I call BS on this data.
by Matt777
16 May 2018 16:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 245
Views: 39664

Re: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)

I read some of the Yelp reviews and I'm glad I decided to lease at The Merc instead of The Statler this past Winter. It is a beautifully done building but this fire system error seems to be making people's lives a living hell. What confused me though is that many reviews mention that they moved in o...
by Matt777
16 May 2018 01:12
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 88
Views: 10252

Re: Downtown Progress

Does anyone know what the plan is for the old Dallas county records building in front of Dealy plaza? I always see it being worked on Is this the same red brick building that says "Dallas County Criminal Courts" on it? What is going on there? A refurbishment was announced 3 years ago but ...
by Matt777
15 May 2018 13:53
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 150
Views: 14822

Re: DART D2 Subway

Putting it underground is effective transit design, meaning it will increase capacity for the system while minimizing traffic obstruction on the surface streets. The cotton belt line, and the idea of another surface level light rail line Downtown is just "Look at Dallas we have a transit line&...
by Matt777
14 May 2018 12:13
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 150
Views: 14822

Re: DART D2 Subway

No they didn't. They submitted an LPA for D2 but still need to do environmental review. DART is anticipating a decision on D2 in Sep 2019 and a full funding agreement (roughly when construction would start) in June 2021, for completion in 2024. Cotton Belt is further along, with a published DEIR an...
by Matt777
09 May 2018 23:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 270
Views: 39237

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Is it possible that DE is turning into something unique? I have always thought of it as the Dallas version of a typical urban Bohemian neighborhood. But I have brought visitors from all of the country there and asked them what neighborhood from their city does it emulate?—New York, Boston, Chicago,...
by Matt777
08 May 2018 09:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: City Lights
Replies: 27
Views: 4376

Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

Thanks for the update! The fringes of Deep Ellum are getting seriously dense. It's great to see this level of development spread outside of the uptown. A wild fantasy of mine, is to imagine all these neigborhoods (Deep Ellum, Uptown, Oak Lawn, Knox / Henderson, extending south through the Cedars an...
by Matt777
08 May 2018 09:45
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 150
Views: 14822

Re: DART D2 Subway

Any news on D2? Is construction starting soon? They got full funding for both the D2 and Cotton Belt, so i'm guessing they are going to be built at the same time No they didn't. They submitted an LPA for D2 but still need to do environmental review. DART is anticipating a decision on D2 in Sep 2019...
by Matt777
07 May 2018 18:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 166
Views: 19256

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

I was in San Antonio over the weekend and saw the original Hot Joy on South Alamo Street. This area of town is known as King William District or Southtown and is culturally similar to Bishop Arts / North Oak Cliff. Point being that picking Uptown for their Dallas expansion was the absolute worst ro...
by Matt777
05 May 2018 10:19
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 150
Views: 14822

Re: DART D2 Subway

Any news on D2? Is construction starting soon?
by Matt777
03 May 2018 16:33
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 154
Views: 20142

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Nice! Another win for Downtown Dallas! Hopefully this results in the entire Payless corporate office moving to Downtown Dallas. As existing office buildings downtown continue to fill up, it will be cool to see new office towers rising again for once. That would also set off more residential tower gr...
by Matt777
27 Apr 2018 19:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 270
Views: 39237

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

I'm excited about the hostel but still can't find a website or way to book rooms.... Maybe they are doing a soft opening for awhile to iron out kinks before going public with bookings?
by Matt777
26 Apr 2018 01:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 121
Views: 14903

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

I think it will become more of a ghost town after 5pm now that the small group of very loud condo owners are trying to get everything shut down. It's becoming more office and residential focused. Honestly, downtown Dallas seems much more vibrant than Uptown now. The luster of live/work/play is fadi...
by Matt777
26 Apr 2018 01:00
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 131
Views: 18739

Re: DFW Economy

It's crazy how so many midrise and highrise condo and office projects are getting approved and started in Houston despite the weakening economics of the area and low absorption rates. Whereas in the arguably strongest multifamily and office market (DFW), basically no decent highrise condo projects t...
by Matt777
26 Apr 2018 00:19
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 113
Views: 16032

Re: DFW Airport

Lufthansa is upgrading from an A330 to an A340 in 2019 per Routes Online. Not really an upgrade. The two planes are structurally almost the same. Passenger capacities are about the same. Basically the 330 has two engines and the 340 has four, plus a center fuel tank the 330 lacks. The 340 has more ...
by Matt777
25 Apr 2018 11:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 121
Views: 14903

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

I really wonder how it will hold up now that it's no longer as unique. I think it will become more of a ghost town after 5pm now that the small group of very loud condo owners are trying to get everything shut down. It's becoming more office and residential focused. Honestly, downtown Dallas seems ...
by Matt777
25 Apr 2018 10:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 121
Views: 14903

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

Ugh, they should have just let Idle Rich move back in. I've been thoroughly unimpressed with all the new spots on McKinney and they seem to close as fast as they open. They focus on flash more than food/drink. Especially across the street in whatever is currently occupying Sfuzzi/Fat Rabbit/New conc...
by Matt777
24 Apr 2018 16:11
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 113
Views: 16032

Re: DFW Airport

Lufthansa is upgrading from an A330 to an A340 in 2019 per Routes Online.
by Matt777
24 Apr 2018 09:02
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 81
Views: 8378

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

This should subside once people get used to it, but there’s got to be a more efficient way to route traffic through this area even with the park.
by Matt777
23 Apr 2018 21:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 154
Views: 23772

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Geez. That's sad. The location had character before the center was remodeled. Now it's soulless. Hopefully they can recreate the nostalgic feeling of the pre-remodel store somewhere else.
by Matt777
19 Apr 2018 11:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 104
Views: 12793

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

I would be okay with a skyscraper arms race to the sky. As long as the ground level design works for the surrounding area, and the architecture isn't bland. There's no reason why a site like this, attached to a subway station, on 75, and in a primo location can't attract a supertall with a retail ce...
by Matt777
18 Apr 2018 16:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 104
Views: 12793

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

Here is some more info from the developer, that I feel like we have seen before: http://www.delavegadevelopment.com/prop ... ntral.html

Nothing in that looks like 800+ feet, but these could be outdated. From the page above, a 700,000+ sqft office tower could certainly be that tall.
by Matt777
18 Apr 2018 15:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 104
Views: 12793

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

With something of this scale, I hope that the unfinished connection from this site to the CityPlace DART subway station can be completed. It would make it a great place for an employment super center site, being able to commute from multiple points around DFW being dropped off my DART right by your ...
by Matt777
18 Apr 2018 15:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 104
Views: 12793

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

Whoa, is that 895 feet the crane height or structure height? It says structure. That would make it the 2nd tallest building in Dallas, 5th tallest in Texas, and just shy of BoA Plaza!
by Matt777
16 Apr 2018 17:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 305
Views: 44282

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Wow, there's a lot of charm and character in most of those old multifamily buildings. They are very Oak Cliff. I am all for more density in Oak Cliff on any of the numerous empty lots or over buildings with no charm or in great disrepair, but none of these buildings qualify under that.
by Matt777
12 Apr 2018 16:59
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 154
Views: 20142

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

JetSuiteX, a private charter airline that offers scheduled service, is moving their HQ from California to Dallas/FW and expanding to 100 aircraft. The expansion is partly being funded by Qatar Airways and Jetblue. Location has not been determined. Could be near DFW, Love Field, or one of the executi...
by Matt777
11 Apr 2018 23:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 50
Views: 7130

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

This one was just approved. Screen Shot 2018-04-11 at 2.42.57 PM.jpg Good! The opposition to this was just pure NIMBYism. The proposed development is a nice scale, aesthetically pleasing, and hides parking underground. Can't wait to see this interesting neighborhood get even better! Beauty Bar's ow...
by Matt777
11 Apr 2018 22:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)
Replies: 30
Views: 6621

Re: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)

I would guess that it is pronounced "No-vay." I don't like the name.
by Matt777
10 Apr 2018 11:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Canyon In Oak Cliff
Replies: 49
Views: 4703

Re: The Canyon In Oak Cliff

Wish they could have at least gone with a town center/outdoor lifestyle center concept like La Cantera in San Antonio. Still easily accessible for people in automobiles but with a more pleasing layout and design.
by Matt777
10 Apr 2018 09:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Comprehensive Dallas Development Map / List
Replies: 33
Views: 7706

Re: Comprehensive Dallas Development Map / List

ContriveDallasite wrote:For all you Google Maps Nerds, Google has update their aerial imagery, plenty of new construction sites and developments to take a look at.


On Google Maps? I still see the same imagery. None of the new Victory Park towers are built, for example.
by Matt777
06 Apr 2018 18:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 270
Views: 39237

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

There's some photos on this website of the interior progress on Deep Ellum Hostel:
https://www.yooying.com/deepellumhostel
by Matt777
05 Apr 2018 12:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 122
Views: 21137

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

Are these on the MLS? I don't see listings on any of the popular real estate websites. I know it's not a requirement to sell units, but it can't hurt. It would increase the visibility to both buyers and realtors. Also, the building is not done and looks like the upper floors are still being finished...
by Matt777
05 Apr 2018 10:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn
Replies: 14
Views: 779

Re: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn

It had nearly 100% DISAPPROVAL from the neighborhood OLC members, but the board passed it anyway (how much of the payday do they get?). Wah wah wah. They didn't like that project for NIMBY suburbia issues - but they ain't in suburbia, they are just a few blocks from downtown. If that's an example o...
by Matt777
05 Apr 2018 10:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn
Replies: 14
Views: 779

Re: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn

The OLC does not make development they simply provide an opinion on what is proposed. They have serious limits to what they can fight developers on so let's stop blaming them if Total Wine which has not even gotten approval for construction let alone its design or Starbucks which has not even put u...
by Matt777
04 Apr 2018 23:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn
Replies: 14
Views: 779

Re: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn

This is lovely, great scale and attractive design. Developments like this should be lining Oak Lawn Avenue. But instead, the Oak Lawn Committee is helping line it with one story liquor stores (total wine) and drive thru Starbucks (congress and Oak Lawn) along with massive surface parking lots. All w...
by Matt777
03 Apr 2018 12:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Moxy Hotel
Replies: 17
Views: 1319

Re: Design District: Moxy Hotel

Oh wow, this is taking out a lot of the dining/retail/bar establishments that made this area busier. Not sure how I feel about this unless Miele, Bauhaus, Oak, Pakpao, Quill, and the others are accommodated nearby. These are the very establishments that hotel guests at Moxy and Virgin would be walki...
by Matt777
03 Apr 2018 11:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 245
Views: 39664

Re: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)

New renderings for the 6 story residential/retail building facing Harwood Park. Looks 1000x better than the initial proposal. Especially the ground level design and the added balconies on the park facing side. Build it now. The article also mentions it could go condo which would be great. There are ...
by Matt777
03 Apr 2018 10:47
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 81
Views: 8378

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

I wonder if it would make sense to carve out a lane in the foreground of the updated rendering for food trucks, similar to what Klyde Warren has on the Arts District side of the park. I would support that. Along with a water feature. If not, it might just end up being a pretty garden space that is ...
by Matt777
03 Apr 2018 10:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Moxy Hotel
Replies: 17
Views: 1319

Re: Design District: Moxy Hotel

Is this on the corner of Hi Line and Oak Lawn, where the Ann Sacks tile showroom is?
by Matt777
02 Apr 2018 16:23
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 81
Views: 8378

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Are there plans for something that will activate this park? Like a snack/drink stand, food truck area, performance space, etc?
by Matt777
02 Apr 2018 11:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Moxy Hotel
Replies: 17
Views: 1319

Re: Design District: Moxy Hotel

Where's the request for a public-private partnership to turn Turtle Creek through the Design District into a lush, cafe lined riverwalk like the one in San Antonio? Is this something that has been proposed or just an idea of yours? I have also thought this would be a wonderful addition to the area,...
by Matt777
28 Mar 2018 15:59
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 113
Views: 16032

Re: DFW Airport

American Airlines is adding service to Oaxaca, Mexico from Dallas. Has anyone heard any peeps on the new DFW long term plan? The more I think about it, the more I am in favor of planning for an eventual brand new centralized terminal on the south side of the current airport property, shutting down I...
by Matt777
27 Mar 2018 13:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 270
Views: 39237

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Pleasant surprise on the former Lula B's building. Looks like they're opening up with windows facing Main. I hope that something along the lines of Lula B's takes its place. Deep Ellum could use some more shopping options. It would diversify the area from being just about bars/dining and also add d...
by Matt777
24 Mar 2018 14:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 686
Views: 75034

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

There's a new bill making its way through the legislature that would upzone basically everything within 1/4 mile of 15-minute headway transit to 85 feet and between 1/4 to 1/2 mile to 55 feet and force as-of-right permitting instead of discretionary. That would certainly fix the problem! And Texas ...
by Matt777
23 Mar 2018 12:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD Riverfront Project
Replies: 39
Views: 4244

Re: DTD Riverfront Project

I passed the HKS office at One Dallas Center during my lunch break today, and they had a lot of graphics posted on the wall. One caught my eye. It was a computer generated layout the Southwest corner of the CBD, with some development mapped out. The Trinity River was completely filled in with water,...
by Matt777
23 Mar 2018 09:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 270
Views: 39237

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Here are renderings I found on Facebook. I hadn't seen these before: https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/14324688_1218770078164673_2404845730696277516_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&_nc_eui2=v1%3AAeGOeTC_NnEOxgtgxhWqCPf0llTjphU_tuX3xYvAfPFgqp___B1Z20cRpFnAyuu0GDRf6-Mg1aibQy7vjKJqqhGBf6Tzn5lt796MuMjO...
by Matt777
23 Mar 2018 08:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 270
Views: 39237

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

The hostel seems to be getting ready to open as they have posted a Craigslist ad looking for front desk help. It will include 14 rooms and a bar. I wish them plenty of success and look forward to trying the bar and meeting visitors from around the world! https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/fbh/d/deep...
by Matt777
22 Mar 2018 19:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 270
Views: 39237

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

The hostel seems to be getting ready to open as they have posted a Craigslist ad looking for front desk help. It will include 14 rooms and a bar. I wish them plenty of success and look forward to trying the bar and meeting visitors from around the world! https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/fbh/d/deep-...
by Matt777
21 Mar 2018 13:49
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: City Hall Plaza + Pioneer Plaza
Replies: 7
Views: 379

Re: City Hall Plaza + Pioneer Plaza

A natural-feeling swimming hole with facilities would be great in this space. Or a lazy river. Imagine selling the amenity to young professionals working downtown, you can go swimming on your lunch break! Our city's answer to aquatics seems to be "here's a rectangular pool in a random, far out,...

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