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by exelone31
20 Apr 2018 14:47
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Richardson: Main Street Improvements
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Re: Richardson: Main Street Improvements

This is a total guess, but I'm thinking the idea is to put the focus of pedestrian improvements into the block between Interurban Steet and Greenville Ave, making that corner lot essentially one "end" of the corridor. They're also removing sidewalk parking in that corridor, so I suppose th...
by exelone31
20 Apr 2018 11:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 95
Views: 10093

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

Looks like a good neighbor is moving in so hopefully that will start this project going. http://www.loopnet.com/xNet/Looplink/TmplEngine/ListingProfilePage.aspx?stid=cushwakenational&LID=6282900&LL=true&UOMListing=&UOMMoneyCurrency=&RentPer=PY&SRID=0&IP=false Whoa nice! ...
by exelone31
20 Apr 2018 10:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 218
Views: 26761

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Really excited to see this one kick off. And it looks like the retail will funnel into the main "strip" of Victory Park, which is great.
by exelone31
19 Apr 2018 15:12
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Richardson: Main Street Improvements
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Re: Richardson: Main Street Improvements

I wonder what this means for all the existing restaurants/hookah cafes though. Same here. Hopefully it end up benefiting the existing business with the increased foot traffic, but you always wondering what the impact will ultimately be. They will also be closing/re-routing Main St at points during ...
by exelone31
19 Apr 2018 14:31
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Richardson: Main Street Improvements
Replies: 5
Views: 117

Richardson: Main Street Improvements

Starting a new topic as I don't believe this is already out there, but I went to a meeting last night regarding the redevelopment of Main Street in Downtown Richardson to add some really great pedestrian features. I haven't been able to find a great rendering online, but here's a limited snapshot lo...
by exelone31
19 Apr 2018 11:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Meet-Up 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1048

Re: Meet-Up 2017

Before we lose any steam on this one and turn it into a 2019 meetup, I'll throw a date and location out and we can go from there: Date: Thursday, May 17th Time: 6:00 PM until whenever Place: Victory Tavern (2501 N Houston St, Dallas, TX 75219) I don't get down to Victory often, so if there's a bette...
by exelone31
18 Apr 2018 09:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)
Replies: 160
Views: 26197

Re: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)

Wow, that looks waaaaaaaay cooler out there.
by exelone31
16 Apr 2018 12:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 111
Views: 20698

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

Hmm, Sumo Maya very close to Meso Maya (no relation).
by exelone31
13 Apr 2018 16:10
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 69
Views: 6829

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

The D article is pretty interesting, and points out that Belo and Main Street Garden are pretty spare in comparison to Klyde Warren. I think Main Street Garden will see a bit of a renaissance once everything surrounding it is up and running full-steam. I am curious to see how the other parks in that...
by exelone31
13 Apr 2018 11:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 218
Views: 26761

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Does anyone feel that the success (or lack thereof) of the Mavericks and Stars plays into this at all? My hunch is no, since this area was dead even when the Mavs won the title, but curious if that factors in. I have similar concerns about the new Rangers ballpark, given the fact that team is on a p...
by exelone31
12 Apr 2018 15:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Meet-Up 2017
Replies: 14
Views: 1048

Re: Meet-Up 2017

I'm up for it! Would be great to meet some of the folks from the forum.
by exelone31
12 Apr 2018 15:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 218
Views: 26761

Re: Victory Park 3.0

If you ask any of my friends there is nothing in Victory Park which is why they keep telling people things are coming. I feel like they keep listing stuff but none of it has come so far. Most of my friends live near Victory Park but they just haven't proven that there is anything worth traveling th...
by exelone31
12 Apr 2018 09:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 218
Views: 26761

Re: Victory Park 3.0

I'm excited about everything moving into Victory, I would love to see a total transformation of the area in terms of foot traffic. However, I do enjoy the juxtaposition of these two sentences that are right next to each other. Past restaurants and retailers shuttered as consumers bemoaned the prices...
by exelone31
12 Apr 2018 08:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No. 10 Harwood (22 ST)
Replies: 57
Views: 9985

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

I hope I'm wrong, but I have a suspicion we're about to get "Blue Ciel'd" on this one. Sorry, just to making sure.. What exactly do you mean by "Blue Ciel'd"? Like not as pretty as renderings? not selling like hot cakes? LOL Don't get me wrong anyone, I like Bleu Ciel.. its tall...
by exelone31
12 Apr 2018 08:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)
Replies: 29
Views: 5863

Re: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)

"One day I will live in a building that has plenty of green space". There is no vay that this is that building. :lol:
by exelone31
12 Apr 2018 08:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 50
Views: 6394

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

Hope this one gets cranking along soon! I think it's a really nice development and will help fill in a huuuuuuuge gap on Henderson. For all the NIMBYs worried about traffic, I think that will ultimately sort itself out. You could argue that Lower Greenville is nearly identical, and it's not at a sta...
by exelone31
11 Apr 2018 16:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No. 10 Harwood (22 ST)
Replies: 57
Views: 9985

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

I hope I'm wrong, but I have a suspicion we're about to get "Blue Ciel'd" on this one.
by exelone31
11 Apr 2018 14:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 33
Views: 2480

Re: Lower Greenville Development

Target does the same btw just to be clear they did it where the edge of Garland and Richardson. Target jumped ship to a spot at Richardson Square mall and left a spot in Garland with a non-compete clause. Eventually, an Asian Mini Mall leased the space since it wasn't a competitor to Target. I don'...
by exelone31
11 Apr 2018 14:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 50
Views: 6394

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

If you are obsessive about hitting the very newest bars in Dallas first, you're in luck: Smithy is a new restaurant-bar opening on Henderson Avenue for dinner service on April 10, IE tonight, from the team behind downtown Dallas bar-restaurant The Woolworth. Within hours, you could be the first one...
by exelone31
10 Apr 2018 12:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 50
Views: 6394

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

I'll be interested to see how this place turns out. That space was really great when it was Park. Hopefully the late night aspect will be a big draw.
by exelone31
10 Apr 2018 08:56
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 69
Views: 6829

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Good news on the parks, pretty hilarious headline that's obviously attempting to SEO the crap out of the Klyde Warren Park name. Editor: "I need a snappy headline for this article. Three new parks, you say? How big are they?" Steve Brown: "Well, each one is around 4-5 acres, so 15-ish...
by exelone31
09 Apr 2018 11:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Mid Elm Lofts
Replies: 30
Views: 3901

Re: Mid Elm Lofts

I can update project by project that we help with as long as there aren't restrictions to the media packets or contractual agreements in place. The parking next to it, I will check on as they going to need parking for this area. The outdoor billboard hand-painted design of coca-cola to my understan...
by exelone31
04 Apr 2018 11:49
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 69
Views: 6829

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Current renderings posted on the Parks for Downtown website show a water feature as has been in the plans since the beginning. No parking garage. Overhead layout renderings have shown Food Truck parking zones as well. Water fountains are popular for naming rights and are obvious choices in Texas su...
by exelone31
03 Apr 2018 16:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Tower Petroleum - The Saint Elm Hotel (1907 Elm) & Corrigan Tower (1900 Pacific)
Replies: 113
Views: 15607

Re: Downtown Dallas: Tower Petroleum - The Saint Elm Hotel (1907 Elm) & Corrigan Tower (1900 Pacific)

A unique special purpose district had to be created just to get this sign to happen inside of an existing historic district you would think would allow it in some form. It sounded like a process the city won't be repeating. It's so ironic, because it seems like it's easier to throw a wrecking ball ...
by exelone31
03 Apr 2018 13:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Tower Petroleum - The Saint Elm Hotel (1907 Elm) & Corrigan Tower (1900 Pacific)
Replies: 113
Views: 15607

Re: Downtown Dallas: Tower Petroleum - The Saint Elm Hotel (1907 Elm) & Corrigan Tower (1900 Pacific)

I don't think this will happen, but it would be so cool if this kick-started a trend of other businesses along Elm to put blade signs back up to match this and the Majestic.
by exelone31
03 Apr 2018 08:44
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 69
Views: 6829

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.
by exelone31
02 Apr 2018 15:37
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 69
Views: 6829

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Really excited to see this one kick off. Of the new parks that are proposed for downtown, I think this is the one that will be the most impactful.
by exelone31
27 Mar 2018 16:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 99
Views: 12071

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

As much as I would love to see this project get going ( I work across the street) I think maybe a delay is ok if we continue to see the absorption downtown and around it of more apartments and offices so it can max out and define itself as the urban center of Dallas. If this one takes another 5 yea...
by exelone31
26 Mar 2018 15:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD Riverfront Project
Replies: 39
Views: 3825

Re: DTD Riverfront Project

This may be the most hokey conclusion to jump to, but I think it would be amazingly appropriate/ironic if Amazon the company were able to be the final catalyst to turn our dreams of a large, wide river amenity into a reality.

Maybe they could rename the Trinity the "Lil Amazon".
by exelone31
23 Mar 2018 11:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 240
Views: 33899

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Vidorra looks very cool! There are a handful of existing/soon-to-open Latin American spots across Deep Ellum, so it'll be curious to see how they all hold up over time. Love it!
by exelone31
21 Mar 2018 13:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: Cinépolis /The 23 (~273 FT / 23 ST)
Replies: 96
Views: 19847

Re: Victory Park: Cinépolis /The 23 (~273 FT / 23 ST)

Has anyone seen any details on the opening of the theater? I couldn't find anything from a brief Google search.
by exelone31
21 Mar 2018 12:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 144
Views: 18206

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:^all the contrary. More like it's a matter time before it becomes creative office space.


Oh yeah? That's great to hear!
by exelone31
21 Mar 2018 09:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 144
Views: 18206

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

dfwcre8tive wrote:Farewell to Doug's Gym, 55 years in downtown Dallas.

https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/comm ... ght-lifted


Dang, I suppose it's only a matter of time before this building is torn down as well.
by exelone31
19 Mar 2018 15:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 218
Views: 26761

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Was anyone watching the NCAA tournament games this weekend? I didn't get a screencap of it, but it looked like they were using oooooooold aerial shots of the AAC. From before the construction of the Arpeggio, Ascent, etc.
by exelone31
16 Mar 2018 11:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 218
Views: 26761

Re: Victory Park 3.0

I've got an even better solution. Take this forgotten patch of green space and transform it into the new Victory PARK. Put some splashgrounds on there, a few ping pong tables, a restaurant, a dog park, basketball court and a signature piece of art or two.

Fixed it!

Victory_Park.png
by exelone31
15 Mar 2018 11:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 19
Views: 4448

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

willyk wrote:Surface parking lot for Happiest Hour is my bet.


Valet, bro!
by exelone31
15 Mar 2018 11:51
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: Arlington: eSports Stadium
Replies: 3
Views: 247

Re: Arlington: eSports Stadium

Guhhhhhh, another "sports" venue in Arlington. Doesn't the Dallas Convention Center have a formerly-primo venue that could have been used for this? Note: I have no idea where the Dallas Fuel play, so they could be planning to play somewhere in Dallas proper.
by exelone31
13 Mar 2018 14:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dallas Real Estate
Replies: 8
Views: 930

Re: Dallas Real Estate

Whelp, I found my dream house: https://www.redfin.com/TX/Dallas/1822-Cadiz-St-75201/home/31122202 Obviously way out of my price range, but it would certainly be cool to buy something like this, convert it into a house, and, once the city develops around you you'll be set. I honestly didn't know som...
by exelone31
07 Mar 2018 12:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 240
Views: 33899

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Rum, Mezcal and Mexican Food — Armoury D.E. Team to Open an Eatery in the Old Luscher's The team behind Armoury D.E. is opening its second restaurant in the same neighborhood that’s already shown them some love. Peter Novotny and Dan Murry plan to open Ruins in April, taking the former Luscher’s Re...
by exelone31
02 Mar 2018 08:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 297
Views: 38876

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Yeah, pretty far out from Bishop Arts, but seems like a decent develop either way, and I'm actually happy to see development occur outside of the immediate bishop arts area. I really think this is one of the few areas that could become very bike friendly in the near future. The area is dense, but t...
by exelone31
01 Mar 2018 16:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 297
Views: 38876

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

More Apartments Are Headed to Bishop Arts Five stories of apartments, 20 townhomes, and ground-floor retail, to be more precise. https://www.dmagazine.com/commercial-real-estate/2018/03/more-apartments-headed-to-bishop-arts/ West Davis Street near North Oak Cliff Boulevard, according to the very va...
by exelone31
01 Mar 2018 15:36
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: FC Dallas is really good ya'll
Replies: 21
Views: 3269

Re: FC Dallas is really good ya'll

Do we need to re-title this thread? What HAPPENED to this team?!?!?!?!? Haha wow. I was hopping onto this thread to make the comment, "Hey, FC Dallas isn't very good anymore", and I guess I beat myself to the punch 5 months ago. Anyone else torture themselves by going to that game last ni...
by exelone31
28 Feb 2018 15:49
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 221
Views: 25008

Re: Legacy West

I have to admit... I was quite impressed with the place when I visited a week ago. Maybe I'm crazy, but I think having one of these in the CBD would perform even better, and put the final nail in the coffin of the tunnel eateries. I've always thought this was kind of the idea behind the revamp of t...
by exelone31
28 Feb 2018 13:59
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 221
Views: 25008

Re: Legacy West

I have to admit... I was quite impressed with the place when I visited a week ago. Maybe I'm crazy, but I think having one of these in the CBD would perform even better, and put the final nail in the coffin of the tunnel eateries. I've always thought this was kind of the idea behind the revamp of t...
by exelone31
23 Feb 2018 16:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 231
Views: 35587

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

The ping pong rates seem silly, not sure what pool tables typically run. The bowling prices aren't terrible compared to places like Bowl and Barrel ($30/hr off-peak, $50/hr weekends) or Bowlounge ($4.75/game/person off-peak, $6.80/game/person on peak). I hope this does well and carves a path for oth...
by exelone31
23 Feb 2018 11:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 231
Views: 35587

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



Wow, that looks awesome! It also looks really, really big, which I hope isn't an issue money-wise if it isn't jam-packed all the time.
by exelone31
21 Feb 2018 08:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 218
Views: 26761

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Possible departure of Hard Rock Cafe? " Arguably the most notable tenant is the Hard Rock Café that occupies over 9K SF in the building. Shafer said WRC and Hard Rock Café are in talks regarding lease terms to see whether or not Hard Rock will stay. " https://www.bisnow.com/dallas-ft-wort...
by exelone31
09 Feb 2018 14:43
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART: Expansion
Replies: 100
Views: 8619

Re: DART: Expansion

It's too bad DART didn't leverage the giant recent revamp of LBJ to sneak in some sort of transit line, even a dedicated BRT line.
by exelone31
25 Jan 2018 12:31
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 36
Views: 5458

Re: Fair Park

https://www.dallasnews.com/life/curious-texas/2018/01/24/curious-texas-hiding-archives-state-fair-texas Jorge Esteban of Dallas asks Curious Texas: The State Fair of Texas has a hidden collection of memorabilia from the 1936 Centennial Exposition that was supposed to be featured in a permanent exhi...
by exelone31
25 Jan 2018 12:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East End: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 19
Views: 1482

Re: East Downtown Dallas Redevelopment ~24 buildings

This is huge! I'm excited to see what kind of restaurant they've got in store for the old KLIF building. This will be a key connecting development between the Farmers Market and Main Street.

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