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by exelone31
24 Sep 2018 13:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 366
Views: 57880

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Can't wait to play this area on The Sims
by exelone31
14 Sep 2018 08:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)
Replies: 117
Views: 17970

Re: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)

Between this and the Lorenzo, we're starting quite the trend! It doesn't look great from the pictures, but I care more about bringing people to this area of town and perhaps activating a really underutilized Ferris Plaza/Union Station.
by exelone31
12 Sep 2018 09:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 101
Views: 12104

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

lakewoodhobo wrote:
mdg109 wrote:Photo Sep 10, 19 26 14.jpgNot open yet, but saw several people trying to go in for food, haha.


Finish-out looks great, especially the colorful mural.


Agreed, that spot looks awesome. A great street-level option for sure.
by exelone31
12 Sep 2018 09:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Hillcrest Village
Replies: 5
Views: 255

Re: North Dallas: Hillcrest Village

This center, along the north side of Arapaho west of Hillcrest, has been acquired and is set for redevelopment. There are 4 buildings on the site, and one will be torn down. A park will replace that building. No future tenants were mentioned in the article. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-...
by exelone31
11 Sep 2018 12:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 74
Views: 7193

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

I wonder if Jackson St could be narrowed or even closed here to give the district a pedestrian-oriented focal point. Build something with balconies on the other side, similar in scale to the French quarter, and connect it all with festival lights to give it some personality so walking is less of a ...
by exelone31
11 Sep 2018 11:43
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Historic Images of Dallas
Replies: 16
Views: 1507

Re: Historic Images of Dallas

texasstar wrote:Exelone31 bags the no-prize. This is the exhibit in Frisco.


Woohoo! I've wanted to check that place out, is it pretty cool?
by exelone31
10 Sep 2018 13:36
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Historic Images of Dallas
Replies: 16
Views: 1507

Re: Historic Images of Dallas

Museum of the American Railroad in Frisco?
by exelone31
05 Sep 2018 14:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Old Cityplace Twin Tower site
Replies: 35
Views: 1548

Re: Old Cityplace Twin Tower site

I've always wanted to grab a piece of the unused marble. I tried reaching out to them a couple weeks ago, but never heard back. May try again. It'd be cool to have it alongside a rendering of the twin towers concept.
by exelone31
05 Sep 2018 11:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 398
Views: 51615

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Does anyone know if there is a plan to do more pop-ups like this in the area? I think this is a great idea to temporarily utilize the VP space. I know longer-term tenants are likely more desirable, but lots of pop-ups would do a great job of generating incremental buzz and hopefully consistent foot ...
by exelone31
04 Sep 2018 15:05
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 97
Views: 11863

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

lakewoodhobo wrote:Stolen from a friend's FB post. You can start to see the pathway that'll border the playground/swing set, I think.

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I don't know why, but this makes me extremely excited. I feel like this park is going to have a huge impact, and it's cool to see it taking shape.
by exelone31
24 Aug 2018 12:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 117
Views: 15414

Re: West End 1.0

I still like my Frogtown Plaza idea for the dead plaza just past the arches. Kids and tourists will love it and have no clue that it's a reference to the former red light district. Frogtown Plaza.jpg Hahaha, nice! A slight tweak on that, perhaps they do an exact replica of Pioneer Plaza, but replac...
by exelone31
21 Aug 2018 11:26
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Carpenter Park
Replies: 8
Views: 915

Re: Downtown: Carpenter Park

Considering work is underway on Pacific Park, and the development going on in the East Quarter (and the new park slated to go in there), I could easily see this one getting bumped down the priority list.
by exelone31
17 Aug 2018 16:39
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Historic Images of Dallas
Replies: 16
Views: 1507

Re: Historic Images of Dallas

muncien wrote:I found some great little historical pics and accompanying information regarding downtown Dallas on this site... Amazing, some of the architecture we used to have.
https://flashbackdallas.com/category/neighborhoods/downtown/


Flashback Dallas is such a treasure. Thanks for sharing!
by exelone31
16 Aug 2018 13:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 19
Views: 1110

Re: North Dallas: Galleria

Isnt ablon a car? No, you're thinking of the Toyota Avalon. Ablon is a poetic or literary term for Britain or England. I thought Ablon was a like mythical magic lion, who helps good children find their way. Probably British. No, you're thinking of Aslan from "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardro...
by exelone31
16 Aug 2018 13:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: San Martín (former The MAC location)
Replies: 30
Views: 7608

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

They covered the former blue wall that faces McKinney Avenue in brick but only the south traffic facing side. Also, you can see tall stacks of boxes inside from McKinney Ave so I am sure they are doing a lot of unpacking. They have an active Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/sanmartindallas/ ...
by exelone31
16 Aug 2018 11:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 19
Views: 1110

Re: North Dallas: Galleria

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Isnt ablon a car?


No, you're thinking of the Toyota Avalon. Ablon is a poetic or literary term for Britain or England.
by exelone31
16 Aug 2018 11:30
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Plano: misc. developments
Replies: 18
Views: 1917

Re: Plano: misc. developments

Yeah, I read the Plano Future website and its a lot of scattered understanding of development and whats happening. A lot of fear of becoming New York city which is always the extreme that people in suburban communities refer too when discussing urbanization. Hahaha yes, because there are loads of N...
by exelone31
16 Aug 2018 10:42
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Plano: misc. developments
Replies: 18
Views: 1917

Re: Plano: misc. developments

‘Don’t Uptown Our Plano’ is one of The Angry Crowd’s scare tactics distorting the city's real story https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2018/08/15/dont-uptown-plano-just-one-angry-crowds-scare-tactics-distorts-citys-real-story Yeah, it seems like this is NIMBY-ism at its finest. I have no...
by exelone31
15 Aug 2018 15:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 19
Views: 1110

Re: North Dallas: Galleria

"Ablon at Galleria Muse" is planned for the parking lot area north of Starbucks, The Container Store, and Z Gallerie (across Alpha from the mall). Called "Galleria North" when the original project was built several years ago, there have been many plans/changes since the original...
by exelone31
14 Aug 2018 13:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 101
Views: 12104

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: 71
Views: 7462

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: 447

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: 12
Views: 465

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: 21
Views: 2498

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: 71
Views: 7462

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: 200

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: 278
Views: 45062

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: 101
Views: 12104

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: 136
Views: 22493

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: 136
Views: 22493

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: 29410

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: 21
Views: 2498

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: 1239

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: 8314

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: 30004

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: 8314

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: 30004

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: 8314

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: 56
Views: 7198

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: 30004

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: 8314

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: 398
Views: 51615

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: 30004

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: 385
Views: 66144

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: 270
Views: 38049

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: 7334

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: 168
Views: 18238

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: 71
Views: 7462

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: 168
Views: 18238

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...

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