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by exelone31
14 Aug 2018 13:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 63
Views: 9275

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

What exactly are headingtons plans anyway?...I never hear anything about what they want to do with all these properties. At this point it's sounding like he wants to run a food hall. If it's anything close to what he's pulled off at The Commissary, I'm all in for that. He'll get bonus credit if he ...
by exelone31
14 Aug 2018 11:50
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Texas Live!
Replies: 62
Views: 6286

Re: Texas Live!

I hadn't paid attention to the construction timelines or anything, but I'm shocked that Texas Live is already up and rolling. Kudos to the developers for getting all of this up and ready BEFORE the stadium was built, as opposed to a lingering afterthought like we typically see.
by exelone31
14 Aug 2018 11:42
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Dallas Mayor Pro-Tem Dwaine Caraway Resigns, Pleads Guilty to Fed Corruption Charges
Replies: 8
Views: 250

Re: Dallas Mayor Pro-Tem Dwaine Caraway Resigns, Pleads Guilty to Fed Corruption Charges

Yeah I've got no problems with the deck park going in, even if the development isn't expected to catch up until a few years after. I feel like it's been somewhat similar with Klyde Warren. The park was built, then everything else has followed.
by exelone31
10 Aug 2018 09:34
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Fields Ranch development
Replies: 11
Views: 214

Re: Frisco: Fields Ranch development

Yeah I'm pretty skeptical that it will be anything that's too earth shattering. We shall see, but I'd think it will likely be much of the same of what's up there now.
by exelone31
09 Aug 2018 11:44
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco Station
Replies: 17
Views: 2011

Re: Frisco Station

By laying groundwork for 5G, Frisco Station hopes to become 'future proof' https://www.dallasnews.com/business/technology/2018/08/09/laying-groundwork-5g-frisco-station-hopes-become-future-proof Nanoo nanoo, I have travelled back in time from 20 years in the future to express a mocking gesture at F...
by exelone31
08 Aug 2018 09:56
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Texas Live!
Replies: 62
Views: 6286

Re: Texas Live!

A new statue was unveiled in the plaza today, dubbed "Going to the Show". It depicts 2 baseball players (hopefully Rangers players!) happily embracing, as they realize they've made it to the World Series. https://arlingtonvoice.com/arlington/community/2018/08/07/rangers-unveil-bronze-scul...
by exelone31
08 Aug 2018 09:49
Forum: Art + Sol
Topic: John McCaa (WFAA/8 news anchor) announces retirement plans
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: John McCaa (WFAA/8 news anchor) announces retirement plans

I think what will be really interesting is how much the newer crop of news anchors starts to reflect the overall news climate in general. I feel like we're drifting away from the down-the-middle, unaffected newsperson and more toward the politically-leaning (one way or the other), empassioned newspe...
by exelone31
08 Aug 2018 09:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 244
Views: 40887

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Tnexster wrote:That's very reflective.


"Gird the Nasher!" - D Magazine
by exelone31
07 Aug 2018 14:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 63
Views: 9275

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

That's really great to hear that The Statler was packed. Though I haven't been, it sounded like Scout was a really large space, so I was wondering how they were going to fill it up, but sounds like that's not an issue. I'll be really curious to see how the East Quarter development extends the string...
by exelone31
06 Aug 2018 11:24
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike
Replies: 135
Views: 21367

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

...so I'm curious, does the city still try to float a bike rental deal at Fair Park? I was there this past weekend and they still had the docked bikes by the Texas Discovery Gardens. I would be shocked if anyone rides them. $5.00 for the first half hour (or hour), then $2.50 per half hour after tha...
by exelone31
06 Aug 2018 08:35
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike
Replies: 135
Views: 21367

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

Not sure if you guys saw, but when Ofo packed up shop, they dumped a boatload of unusable bikes at a Dallas recycling yard: https://dfw.cbslocal.com/2018/08/05/mountain-of-bikes-recycling-yard-ofo-pulls-out-dallas/ According to the story, the bikes that were still in working condition were said to h...
by exelone31
03 Aug 2018 15:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 135
Views: 28520

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

Here’s the interior update of Tom Thumb, posted on The Union’s Instagram. I’m starting to think, it’s going to look very similar to Tom Thumb’s new urban concept store in Fort Worth’s West 7th District. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bl37BzejkFl/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=4uw8nkert28t In ke...
by exelone31
03 Aug 2018 11:17
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco Station
Replies: 17
Views: 2011

Re: Frisco Station

Tucy wrote:Awesome! Another TOD! (Tollway Oriented Development)


:lol: well done
by exelone31
02 Aug 2018 09:09
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Midtown Express Project 114 & 183
Replies: 9
Views: 1068

Re: Midtown Express Project 114 & 183

This has almost nothing to do with this project, but based off the fact that there are now THREE things called "Midtown" in the Dallas area, are we to assume that this is the size of the nebulously-defined Midtown? Seems a tad large.
by exelone31
01 Aug 2018 16:03
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 59
Views: 7920

Re: Fair Park

On the sports front, I was looking around Spectra's website, and noticed that they manage the Cal Expo fairgrounds in Sacramento. Under their management ( http://www.spectraexperiences.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/California-Exposition-State-Fair_CaseStudy.pdf ), they are now the home venue for th...
by exelone31
01 Aug 2018 13:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 239
Views: 28273

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

The city use to charge our building $1000 year for an "awning" (actually a decorative strip that extends six inches out over the sidewalk that we would love to get rid of but aren't allowed to because it's "historic") and for the right to plant some trees and groundcover between...
by exelone31
01 Aug 2018 11:38
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 59
Views: 7920

Re: Fair Park

tamtagon wrote:...still pissed LaMiller turned The Cowboys away from Fair Park.

...and my favorite save the Cotton Bowl what-if puts a Liga MX club in Fair Park.


That would be AWESOME
by exelone31
01 Aug 2018 09:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 239
Views: 28273

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

From what I hear the cost of a permit to have outdoor seating is not worth it right now cause the city still charges big bucks to be permitted to have a sidewalk seating area for rights to the public right of way. Its the number one reason these things disappeared back in the day was the city start...
by exelone31
01 Aug 2018 09:25
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 59
Views: 7920

Re: Fair Park

The cotton bowl was built in 1930 and seems like it is always playing catch up but never quite getting there. Based on the venues I have seen for World Cup events past, present and future the Cotton Bowl is not going to make the cut. In 2026 the Cotton Bowl will be 96 years old and Jerryworld will ...
by exelone31
31 Jul 2018 15:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 52
Views: 6382

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

Good to know, as for the small space for a coffee shop, maybe somebody else would pick that up like Ascension or some other local brew. I would much rather see a local over Starbucks. This isn't local in the Dallas sense, but there's a coffee place I like in Austin called Epoch Coffee http://epochc...
by exelone31
31 Jul 2018 08:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 239
Views: 28273

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

"This business has been open one day and isn't exactly what I want, tear it down!" Plenty of floor space to add more stuff. If that is what the market wants I suspect they will respond For sure, I was more joking about the folks knee-jerking after the store has been open less than a week....
by exelone31
31 Jul 2018 08:34
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 59
Views: 7920

Re: Fair Park

Cronies lose another one, thank goodness. Now maybe we can get a Springtime Exposition on the same scale as Autumnal State Fair. Some big time soccer games, Earth Day, Dallas Film Festival, Farm Aid Concert featuring Willie Nelson (please), Cinco de Mayo.... I didn't realize this, but I think the C...
by exelone31
31 Jul 2018 08:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 357
Views: 46594

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Not trying to be that annoying guy that tells you whether they liked something or not, but I went to Cinepolis Saturday night and really enjoyed it haha. I really think it's going to be a nice asset at Victory Park Not annoying at all, thanks for letting us know! Hopefully it will draw a steady str...
by exelone31
30 Jul 2018 13:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 239
Views: 28273

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

"This business has been open one day and isn't exactly what I want, tear it down!"
by exelone31
26 Jul 2018 15:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 336
Views: 59501

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

cowboyeagle05 wrote:Looks like we got another peek at retailers coming to this development.

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That's a very solid slate of restaurants IMO
by exelone31
24 Jul 2018 08:42
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 259
Views: 35836

Re: Legacy West

It seems to me that we'll just see a further explosion of residential development all the way up the Tollway to 380. It's already in progress with developments like The Star, Frisco Station, The Gate, there are apartments going up near Toyota Stadium. Add to that the rapid growth of towns like Prosp...
by exelone31
24 Jul 2018 08:40
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Replies: 62
Views: 6744

Re: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava

casperitl wrote:The incredible part of it all is that WE allow it to continue. WE meaning you reading this. Time to put a stop to it. Dallas can't afford more of this.


What are the avenues to put a stop to this? What is your suggested outcome?
by exelone31
20 Jul 2018 12:31
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 136
Views: 16050

Re: Trinity River Park

So the new Trinity Park concept is only between the Continental Bridge Park and 35 according to the article correct? Well that's a sizable drop from previously planned improvements all along the flood zone. I believe that's just the area that the Simmons' gift applies to. Ultimately the idea is to ...
by exelone31
20 Jul 2018 11:52
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Texas Live!
Replies: 62
Views: 6286

Re: Texas Live!

I like how the primary complaint about the old Rangers stadium is that it was hot in the summer, so they throw down unshaded concrete right outside the doors where people are supposed to hang out. That does look exactly like Victory Park. It's almost as if this whole new stadium business is one gia...
by exelone31
20 Jul 2018 11:50
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 136
Views: 16050

Re: Trinity River Park

The 200-Acre Harold Simmons Park Between The Trinity River Levees Moves Forward https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2018/07/the-200-acre-harold-simmons-park-in-the-trinity-river-is-moving-forward/?ref=mpw As I suspected, nothing really new is being said in this article. They mentioned the need fo...
by exelone31
20 Jul 2018 08:56
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike
Replies: 135
Views: 21367

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

Regulation or not, I'm guessing it was bound to happen at some point. The market was flooded so quickly and aggressively that it seemed just a matter of time before one or two (or more) of the companies decided to back out. Hopefully we're able to retain a couple of them and the city starts focusing...
by exelone31
20 Jul 2018 08:53
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Texas Live!
Replies: 62
Views: 6286

Re: Texas Live!

More renderings made available this week. https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/sports/Rangers-Show-Off-New-Renderings-of-Globe-Life-Fields-North-Plaza-488663921.html?_osource=SocialFlowFB_DFWBrand I just can't ever buy it when the renderings have a massive, massive patch of concrete with the idea of "h...
by exelone31
19 Jul 2018 15:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey
Replies: 25
Views: 1789

Re: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey

ContriveDallasite wrote:Whats wrong with the one at Fair Park?


One could also wonder what's wrong with the 561 ft rotating observation attraction we've got in Reunion Tower?
by exelone31
19 Jul 2018 13:47
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 182
Views: 18451

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Not sure how many other P1's are on the forum, but I noticed DART has been promoting their new website, http://dartable.dart.org/ , during Ticket Tickers. It's nice and I am glad they are trying to list out different "DART Gems" that people can explore. Plus they're promoting on places lik...
by exelone31
19 Jul 2018 12:09
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: Dallas Cowboys: Forbes most valuable sports team
Replies: 6
Views: 145

Re: Dallas Cowboys: Forbes most valuable sports team

It's crazy to me that an NFL team can top a list of WORLD's most valuable sports teams. The majority of the world doesn't care about football, they care about soccer, yet somehow we have bested Manchester United and Real Madrid. That's insane. I think that just shows how much the focus has been on ...
by exelone31
19 Jul 2018 11:39
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: Dallas Cowboys: Forbes most valuable sports team
Replies: 6
Views: 145

Re: Dallas Cowboys: Forbes most valuable sports team

It's unfortunate they are so good at the business side, because that just further disincentivizes them to perform better on the field.

Missed the playoffs? No big deal, we're still mega mega rich!
by exelone31
18 Jul 2018 13:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: SkyHouse Victory Place (290 FT / 25 ST)
Replies: 71
Views: 12902

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

Cool pic! I like the awnings. The fact that I see more than zero people in the photo is a sign of progress to me.
by exelone31
18 Jul 2018 09:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 121
Views: 17263

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Yep, that's what gives me a bit more hope about these renderings compared to what Beck has put out there.
by exelone31
18 Jul 2018 09:25
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: D Magazine New Urbanism Issue
Replies: 36
Views: 1778

Re: D Magazine New Urbanism Issue

Downtown Dallas Inc is like 50% marketing, 45% lobbying organization, 5% they manage actual programs that help Downtown. Downtown Dallas Inc does manage the Downtown Dallas clean up crew that you may have seen. They roll around with mobile cleaning carts much like the staff of a hotel and sweep tra...
by exelone31
18 Jul 2018 08:34
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: D Magazine New Urbanism Issue
Replies: 36
Views: 1778

Re: D Magazine New Urbanism Issue

That's awesome! I wish I had been able to make it, I liked the lineup that they had as I think those are a lot of plugged-in folks with great insight. How was Downtown Dallas Inc? I feel I am really cynical about what they actually accomplish in terms of making progress for the city, but it's very p...
by exelone31
18 Jul 2018 08:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 121
Views: 17263

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Agreed on the Midtown name. It seems really dumb to have "Midtown" be north of "Uptown", whether it's this "Midtown" or the Presby/Walnut Hill area "Midtown". It's strange, I had seen another rendering come out this week as well. Wonder if this is Beck's lates...
by exelone31
17 Jul 2018 11:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas: Trinity Groves
Replies: 66
Views: 10615

Re: West Dallas: Trinity Groves

Let's drink a little of the Kool Aid and assume that all of this gets built according to plan. Does anyone think a development of that magnitude would give the city the kick in the tail it needs to finally get things rolling on the Trinity Park? It seems like all this investment is done with the min...
by exelone31
13 Jul 2018 14:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor
Replies: 112
Views: 17867

Re: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor

I didn't know Beck had properly along Ross Avenue, zing!
by exelone31
12 Jul 2018 14:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 360
Views: 55030

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

What about a Trader Joe's? That seems like it'd be a good fit for the area, just not sure exactly where.

There's also the Cox Farms Market at Sylvan Thirty, but I have no idea if it's doing well or is a viable spot.
by exelone31
12 Jul 2018 11:27
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: D Magazine New Urbanism Issue
Replies: 36
Views: 1778

Re: D Magazine New Urbanism Issue

mdg109 wrote:Yeah, I'll be there.


How'd it go?
by exelone31
12 Jul 2018 09:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Butler Brothers Building
Replies: 100
Views: 16001

Re: Downtown Dallas: Butler Brothers Building

That's awesome! I dig the awnings and patio space too.
by exelone31
11 Jul 2018 11:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Butler Brothers Building
Replies: 100
Views: 16001

Re: Downtown Dallas: Butler Brothers Building

But that was the plan in 2016, and plans change...


^ Look! They included the official motto of this building! :lol: I kid, I kid.
by exelone31
09 Jul 2018 11:13
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: D Magazine New Urbanism Issue
Replies: 36
Views: 1778

Re: D Magazine New Urbanism Issue

Is anyone going to the symposium on Wednesday (07/11)? It looks like it's sold out now, but would be interesting to attend.
by exelone31
06 Jul 2018 12:09
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: D Magazine New Urbanism Issue
Replies: 36
Views: 1778

Re: D Magazine New Urbanism Issue

I'm curious about these articles. I want to read them and all, but I have a feeling there's not much mentioned that hasn't already been more thoroughly discussed on this forum. Like, would my interest suffer during the read simply because it's a repeat? There are definitely certain things that have...

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