Dallas Fort Worth Urban Forum

Search found 669 matches

by Matt777
25 Nov 2019 09:32
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 409
Views: 110616

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Charles Schwab will move HQ to DFW (Westlake) after TD Ameritrade acquisition

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... s_headline
by Matt777
13 Nov 2019 23:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 149
Views: 48506

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

While I agree that this is not some big improvement worthy of an "atta boy," I don't think it'll do too much to hinder the pedestrian experience here. There shouldn't be a constant flow of car traffic in/out of this driveway. Even if there was decent traffic, you experience plenty of this...
by Matt777
12 Nov 2019 22:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 149
Views: 48506

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

Is adding that vehicular entrance right on McKinney avenue really a "good job" which is what Jon Anderson of CandysDirt is trying to sell us? It seems like having cars careening over the McKinney Avenue sidewalks all day and night would be a huge detriment to the pedestrian friendliness we...
by Matt777
18 Oct 2019 14:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 216
Views: 83695

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

Aside from Mudhen closing down, do we have any reason to think the Farmer's Market isn't doing well financially? I agree with cowboyeagle05 though, it's not the city's problem any more, which is great. We've been through this. While there were some people abusing the former system, there was still ...
by Matt777
18 Oct 2019 14:34
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 409
Views: 110616

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

I was reading an article about the new Spirit Airlines HQ building that is going up in the Fort Lauderdale area, and the article mentioned that Spirit was also considering a site in Dallas for a corporate relocation before choosing to stay and build a new facility in Florida. Would have been nuts to...
by Matt777
16 Oct 2019 20:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 216
Views: 83695

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

Everything about this is stupid. The way Mudhen blamed Dallasites for their failure, their tone, and the fact that the very expensive taxpayer funded fraud bait and switch that was the Farmer’s “Market” redevelopment is continuing to show little return. Too big a space, and until many more residents...
by Matt777
04 Oct 2019 09:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 158
Views: 61343

Re: The Cedars Developments

Yikes, I was hoping that design element near the roof was going to end up on the cutting room floor hahahaha.
by Matt777
04 Oct 2019 09:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 66
Views: 18062

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

What does Black's BBQ have to do with Loro (aside from them both being from Austin)? Because my comment referenced the steady stream of Austin chefs opening restaurants in Dallas. How reciprocal is it? I know that the people I know in Austin shudder at the thought of eating in a Dallas based eatery...
by Matt777
03 Oct 2019 21:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 66
Views: 18062

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

I think this is great news for the area, and definitely welcome concepts from other cities. If the food is great, it doesn't really matter to me who is cooking it. As for Pecan Lodge, I think they will be just fine, and adding Black's BBQ to the area shouldn't totally knock out their business. Peca...
by Matt777
03 Oct 2019 14:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 66
Views: 18062

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

I actually think this is great news. Considering what is currently there, and considering the location, I wouldn't really expect anything more than a suburban style restaurant, so I'm completely happy with it. These guys have quite the reputation, so to have them invest in this area is a great sign...
by Matt777
02 Oct 2019 12:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 78
Views: 24777

Re: Lower Greenville Development

There have been a number recent closures/relocations along lower Greenville and I imagine there will be a few closing soon (e.g., Gung Ho), but on the other hand there are a number of new bars and restaurants opening soon. I got excited when I saw the proposed rezoning sign in front of Taco Cabana ...
by Matt777
01 Oct 2019 16:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 462
Views: 155345

Re: Oak Lawn

While I am glad to see this project do something at least we will see a nice new wall with some landscaping. Once again I have to wonder about the Oak Lawn Committee and any commitment to dense urban growth if they approved this layout. I agree about OLC and I've said it before. They have some seri...
by Matt777
26 Sep 2019 22:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District 1.0
Replies: 60
Views: 14716

Re: Design District 1.0

The DD has an oppertunity like few other to create an awesome little network of pedestrian alley ways that link various business/resturaunts/lofts etc., if they repurpose their network of former rail right of ways. There are tons of them, and they all conveniently link to existing or prosed trails,...
by Matt777
26 Sep 2019 22:05
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 222
Views: 71822

Re: DFW Airport

Delta is buying a 20% stake in LATAM, South America's largest airline group which has hubs in most large South American cities. LATAM is part of Oneworld and partnered with AA, and will be leaving Oneworld ASAP. This is not good news for AA. They lose connectivity in South America from the cities th...
by Matt777
25 Sep 2019 15:14
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: The Cedars: Old City Park & Dallas Heritage Village
Replies: 24
Views: 7080

Re: The Cedars: Old City Park & Dallas Heritage Village

I didn't realize this until this morning, but the "Destination Residences" condo building across from the Lorenzo Hotel is well underway and looks pretty much topped out. When I saw the original plans I honestly didn't think it would go anywhere but the construction team was buzzing. As a ...
by Matt777
24 Sep 2019 21:32
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 281
Views: 94791

Re: Silver Line

Yikes. They want to get this boondoggle operational quickly. Can't wait for the 20/20 feature story on "The Train to Nowhere." Why don't you go tell the UTD student/staff population that you don't think they deserve rail service because they live in the middle of "nowhere?". Nev...
by Matt777
24 Sep 2019 09:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Smart District
Replies: 120
Views: 40372

Re: Dallas Smart District

"Academic Campus- +/- 1.4 million SF." El Centro College relocation? The best thing about these new renderings is that the Eagle's Nest seems to stay intact. It would make a fantastic Food Hall space or a market. Those high ceilings, the tall stained glass windows, all the ornamentation. I...
by Matt777
23 Sep 2019 16:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 462
Views: 155345

Re: Oak Lawn

The Starbucks on Oak Lawn and Congress opened up a week or so ago, and it actually does have a small indoor area. It's still a step back in pedestrian friendliness, but I guess it could have been worse? And I wonder what might go in the just-closed location at Oak Lawn and Rawlins. Such a high-traf...
by Matt777
23 Sep 2019 14:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 232
Views: 88016

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Looks like the burger place Burguesa is taking over part of the Which Wich space that used to be their test kitchen. Chop House Burger continues to be surprisingly popular in this immediate area so I'm not totally surprised by this. Do you know if this Burguesa location is in addition to the one un...
by Matt777
23 Sep 2019 14:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 462
Views: 155345

Re: Oak Lawn

The Starbucks on Oak Lawn and Congress opened up a week or so ago, and it actually does have a small indoor area. It's still a step back in pedestrian friendliness, but I guess it could have been worse?
by Matt777
19 Sep 2019 14:39
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 281
Views: 94791

Re: Silver Line

DART breaks ground on Silver Line along the old Cotton Belt corridor The plan is to have the Silver Line operating in three years. https://www.fox4news.com/news/dart-breaks-ground-on-silver-line-along-the-old-cotton-belt-corridor I had no idea we were so close to ground breaking on this project. Tr...
by Matt777
15 Sep 2019 16:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 216
Views: 83695

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

Tostadas and flan! Mission brand factory tortillas! Exactly what I look for in a true farmers market. I take back anything bad I said about the new farmers market. This is ANOTHER Dallas city government success that we can all applaud city hall for. City hall is showing us time and time that anythin...
by Matt777
12 Sep 2019 13:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 235
Views: 77156

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

This can be nothing but a good thing.... De La Vega purchases the property from TC! DLV now controls about 25 acres in this area. Although I'm not sure what my confidence level is in DLV seeing as they've never taken on a project of this size and scope before. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/re...
by Matt777
12 Sep 2019 13:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 629
Views: 209276

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

For A Number Of Reasons, Including Repeated Vandalization And Corporate Overlord Takeover, Leather Masters Is Worn Out By Deep Ellum. https://www.centraltrack.com/deep-ellums-last-weird-shop-is-leaving-the-neighborhood Since the Texas Refrigeration Butcher Supply store closed, I can't think of anot...
by Matt777
05 Sep 2019 22:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 216
Views: 83695

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

That's the other part of my point right there. Maybe I'm missing something here, but I don't see the issue with it being a food hall, and it seems like people are (understandly) hung up on the fact that the district still calls itself the Farmer's Market. It would be one thing if they actually desi...
by Matt777
05 Sep 2019 15:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 216
Views: 83695

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

That's the other part of my point right there. Maybe I'm missing something here, but I don't see the issue with it being a food hall, and it seems like people are (understandly) hung up on the fact that the district still calls itself the Farmer's Market. It would be one thing if they actually desi...
by Matt777
05 Sep 2019 15:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 216
Views: 83695

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

Memories of the old market circa 2010-2015..... pics courtesy of Yelp. Dallas made sure it killed it like anything else that wasn't bougie and attracted anyone who doesn't have thousands of dollars in disposable income to spend every weekend. Sucks that many of these vendors got put out of jobs so w...
by Matt777
05 Sep 2019 14:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 216
Views: 83695

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

I think the problem, like many things in Dallas, is the acceptance of mediocrity. The belief that "we have a Farmer's Market and should be grateful" is better than "we have a really good farmers market that serves it's basic purpose AND provides something extra." If we don't exp...
by Matt777
05 Sep 2019 13:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 216
Views: 83695

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

I'm not saying the new stuff isn't good, it is, but when I've been it's hard to get some basic items. I might be able to buy some local onions, but not the tomatoes I need for the same dish I want to create, for hypothetical example. Yes, keep the new stuff but for God's sake you should be able to ...
by Matt777
05 Sep 2019 11:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 216
Views: 83695

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

I'm not saying the new stuff isn't good, it is, but when I've been it's hard to get some basic items. I might be able to buy some local onions, but not the tomatoes I need for the same dish I want to create, for hypothetical example. Yes, keep the new stuff but for God's sake you should be able to g...
by Matt777
04 Sep 2019 11:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 216
Views: 83695

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

I will have to check out the Farmers Market again. I used to go every two weeks or so. But with the transition, there were days when there wasn't a single produce vendor available. After about six months of extremely limited produce, I finally gave up. I did enjoy the shed and other vendors, but a ...
by Matt777
30 Aug 2019 22:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 462
Views: 155345

Re: Oak Lawn

A Braniff themed boutique hotel with a museum, as well as dining and bars, would be incredible.

If they could secure the empty triangular lot next to it, then a "Braniff Residences" multifamily tower would be nice too.
by Matt777
27 Aug 2019 15:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 191
Views: 65509

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

I think people here are overthinking the design a bit too much. It's not designed to appease us urbanists, or even be super functional. It's designed to be an instagrammy place where young people will go en masse and overpay for mass amounts of alcohol, equaling big profit. Look at how much revenue ...
by Matt777
23 Aug 2019 10:00
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Southern Gateway Public Green
Replies: 21
Views: 9068

Re: Southern Gateway Public Green

One question that came up at the meeting was whether there would be a dog park, and the answer was “most likely not” as dogs are both a sign of gentrification and also a threat to people in neglected parts of southern Dallas, which has a loose dog problem. Uh... what? That is the dumbest excuse. In...
by Matt777
21 Aug 2019 14:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Davis Building
Replies: 50
Views: 16411

Re: Davis Building

There are some new photos of "The Drakestone" posted on apartments.com. Overall, the renovation looks pretty nice. I could live without the white subway tile in the kitchen or the carpet squares in the bedrooms but the spaces do look attractive. Pricing/availability info is not yet availab...
by Matt777
21 Aug 2019 11:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 498
Views: 144803

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Removing 345 would be tremendous, and hopefully Uber's arrival will speed this timeline up so the money which might go towards the current Carpenter Park can instead be used on a better park space that doesn't need to accommodate an ugly elevated highway. A water feature like a small lake, river wa...
by Matt777
21 Aug 2019 11:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 191
Views: 65509

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

I know absolutely nothing about this company, but Jamon Iberico (largest purveyor of cured ham) will open a 2 story restaurant, bar and store on Henderson Ave... Based in Barcelona they have 150 shops across the country. This will be their 1st US location. Seems like a big deal! https://www.dallasn...
by Matt777
16 Aug 2019 14:46
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 222
Views: 71822

Re: DFW Airport

Classic Anti-Competitive Behavior: With Other Airlines Gone, American Drops Dallas – Iceland Service Too https://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2019/08/12/classic-anti-competitive-behavior-with-other-airlines-gone-american-drops-dallas-iceland-service-too/ Interesting article about anti-competiti...
by Matt777
14 Aug 2019 09:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: 2711 N. Haskell
Replies: 36
Views: 11478

Re: Cityplace East: 2711 N. Haskell

Let's try this again. Dallas' Cityplace Tower is getting luxury hotel rooms as part of a redo https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/08/14/dallas-cityplace-tower-getting-luxury-hotel-rooms-part-redo The new owners of the 42-story office high-rise on North Central Expressway plan to co...
by Matt777
12 Aug 2019 14:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 498
Views: 144803

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Uber just announced a tech hiring freeze today, which comes a few weeks after they just laid off another ~500 people in their marketing department. This company does not have legs and I really hope they're not coming into the city due to a 'benefit now, pay later' tax break. They won't be around to...
by Matt777
12 Aug 2019 12:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 473
Views: 177885

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

More proof of the Little Austin of Dallas = Oak Cliff Austin is Austin and Oak Cliff is Oak Cliff. Deep Ellum is not Austin either. Neither is Lower Greenville. It irks me when people I know from Austin say that these hoods are "trying to be like Austin" when they have histories and cultu...
by Matt777
11 Aug 2019 14:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Grocery Stores: news/development
Replies: 150
Views: 46246

Re: Grocery Stores: news/development

Yuck, Walmart is always a terrible shopping experience. It makes me wonder why they have such a big share. I guess some people shop by cost above all else. I hadn't been to Walmart in years, and made the mistake of shopping at the Uptown Walmart neighborhood market. I quickly realized why I don't li...
by Matt777
08 Aug 2019 13:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 462
Views: 155345

Re: Oak Lawn

Cbdallas wrote:The Oak Lawn Committee is bordering anti-urban by restricting height. This is ridiculous.


They've really become a terrible organization. They fight attractive, pedestrian friendly urban developments and approve drive-thru restaurants, strip centers, and surface parking.

They are obsolete.
by Matt777
08 Aug 2019 13:35
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 222
Views: 71822

Re: DFW Airport

American will start nonstop flights from DFW to Tel Aviv, Israel, starting in September 2020. However, DFW will lose AA's seasonal service to Reykjavik, Iceland, which will move to their Philadelphia hub. Hopefully Icelandair will come back with AA exiting the market. More international announcement...
by Matt777
07 Aug 2019 14:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 462
Views: 155345

Re: Oak Lawn

Don't worry about Eatzi's (you had me worried at first). :) The new version of the building's design fits within the footprint of the original. From the article: "...instead, the “T-shaped” building gets a bump-out into a modified “C-shape.” If there were a wing which extended in Eatzi's direc...
by Matt777
07 Aug 2019 14:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 462
Views: 155345

Re: Oak Lawn

Here's a new posting by Candy's Dirt about the latest OLC meeting regarding the proposed Streetlights apartment building at the corner of Oak Lawn and Lemmon. It seems to confirm many of the points I was trying to explain to TNWE and some NIMBYs on the "Take Back Oak Lawn" facebook group a...
by Matt777
07 Aug 2019 13:55
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DFW rail transit maps
Replies: 4
Views: 2037

Re: DFW rail transit maps

Thanks for creating this!
by Matt777
06 Aug 2019 13:56
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 409
Views: 110616

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Honda to SoGood & Dallas Smart District, Uber to Deep Ellum... what's wrong with that? As much as I would love Honda in the urban core, they are a company that lives and breathes off of the suburbification of America. The Japanese automakers all have sprawling suburban North American HQ's. They...
by Matt777
06 Aug 2019 13:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor
Replies: 141
Views: 59092

Re: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor

I tried the new location of Top Round in East Dallas today. The new location is on Fitzhugh a couple blocks south of Ross, near Jimmy's Italian Market and Mai's. I had not been to the location in Irving before it closed. It was pretty busy. Staff was quick and friendly. However, the food left plenty...
by Matt777
02 Aug 2019 15:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 473
Views: 177885

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Still looks like a movie set, but with Paradiso opening tonight and Nora opening any day, that'll change quickly. 64879457_1047789995430133_5798539839141838848_o.jpg Dang the city looks good from that vantage point. Is this from a drone? If only we had some hills right there or some midrises with r...

Login