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by exelone31
21 May 2018 14:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 248
Views: 32493

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Dallas' Victory Park gets its sushi back with new Kent Rathbun spot http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/restaurants-bars/05-21-18-imoto-kent-tracy-rathbun-victory-park/ Imōto, the Japanese word for "little sister," will open at 2400 Victory Park Ln. on June 7. This article can't be right, i...
by exelone31
18 May 2018 11:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Re: DTD: Republic Center/Towers (I, 36 st., 602 ft.; II, 50 st., 508 ft.; III, 8 st.)
Replies: 8
Views: 930

Re: Re: DTD: Republic Center/Towers (I, 36 st., 602 ft.; II, 50 st., 508 ft.; III, 8 st.)

For a more accurate rendering of the story: https://www.bisnow.com/dallas-ft-worth/news/office/downtown-office-building-signs-slew-of-leases-88558 Great news! The author of this one had a doozy of a TL;DR link in the story. For reference, Kylde Warren is 5 acres. Pacific Plaza Park is being built a...
by exelone31
17 May 2018 13:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 42
Views: 2533

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

I really like this and am excited that they're looking to knock everything out by the end of the year. They seem to be pretty legit, and, at least from what I've seen thus far, it doesn't sound like they're asking for a bunch of handouts (that could be way off, I'm not that familiar with it). Can't ...
by exelone31
17 May 2018 08:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 4
Views: 205

Re: North Dallas: Galleria

I like that they see potential in connecting the Galleria to Midtown, but seems like a pretty hard task to pull off successfully. Just imagine it, you could have a skybridge extending from the Macy's at the Galleria directly into the gaping mouth of Valley View mall :lol: Joking aside, I think it w...
by exelone31
15 May 2018 15:40
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Autonomous Vehicle Thread
Replies: 57
Views: 4969

Re: Autonomous Vehicle Thread

https://www.wired.com/story/self-driving-cars-texas-frisco-driveai/ Starting in July, the company will run a fleet of driverless vehicles around Frisco, Texas, a city of 164,000 people on the northern edge of the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. Announced today, the six-month pilot—which will keep hum...
by exelone31
15 May 2018 12:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does DFW deserve an Amazon Go?
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: Does DFW deserve an Amazon Go?

My guess is Legacy West. They've already got the jam-packed 3 story food court, a Tesla showroom, a Sprinkles cupcake machine, a Barnes and Noble Restaurant, a Tommy Bahama restaurant, this is the perfect complement to those!
by exelone31
15 May 2018 12:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square
Replies: 102
Views: 11706

Re: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square

"Energy Future Holdings" has to be one of the most company-name-slot-machine names I've heard in a while.
by exelone31
14 May 2018 12:57
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Allen: Stacy Green
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: Allen: Stacy Green

Haha, what retail/restaurant is there left to build out there?

They'll now have Allen Premium Outlets (which I think is also expanding northward), The Village at Allen and The Village at Fairview all in addition to this new development.
by exelone31
14 May 2018 11:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 270
Views: 39212

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

If I'm following what everyone is saying correctly, I think I've got the perfect solution...


Dockless skateboards
by exelone31
11 May 2018 08:42
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Stonebriar Centre mall
Replies: 15
Views: 507

Re: Frisco: Stonebriar Centre mall

Man, that south-facing facade at Stonebriar looks like it's straight out of Looney Tunes. Glad to see the hotel is going up. I wonder if the next evolution for malls like this one and Willow Bend (and others that won't just be torn down) is some Frankenstein-ian move of bolting on different amenitie...
by exelone31
10 May 2018 15:34
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Allen: Monarch City
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: Allen: Monarch City

texasstar wrote:Why do I visualize a butterfly museum when I see that name?


How about a town inhabited only by 17th century European royalty?
by exelone31
08 May 2018 15:58
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: misc. developments
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: Frisco: misc. developments

DAFW wrote:its actually over a 45 minute drive... :/


Until they turn 380 into a 10-lane superhighway :)
by exelone31
08 May 2018 15:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 187
Views: 21799

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

I'll play the other side of the argument here and say Headington did an amazing job with the building that is now the Commissary. I don't know that he's got anything similar in mind here, but will definitely give credit for that one.
by exelone31
08 May 2018 13:34
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Music City
Replies: 12
Views: 354

Re: Frisco: Music City

Between this development, Lava Cantina, the Box Garden, the Star, Toyota Stadium (aka Jimmy Buffet/Edgefest stadium) , there are quite a few options up this way. What venues are these spots taking away from? It seems they each serve a slightly different tier.
by exelone31
07 May 2018 09:34
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Wade Park
Replies: 49
Views: 5843

Re: Frisco: Wade Park

Tnexster wrote:This isn't looking very promising. Maybe it was overkill for an area seeing so much of the same kind of development. Legacy West just stole all the thunder.


And The Star too.
by exelone31
07 May 2018 09:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 164
Views: 19192

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Fresh fish and local ingredients drive Namo's simple, yet modern approach in the kitchen, where the focus is on the purity and authenticity of our reinterpretation of Japanese cuisine. Hahahahahahaha what? I know everyone associates "modern" with overly complicated and ornate, but we're g...
by exelone31
07 May 2018 09:30
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: More Buc-ee's!!
Replies: 4
Views: 569

Re: More Buc-ee's!!

Just stopped there yesterday on the way back from Austin. I dig it, even though it's incredibly hectic, plus my son loves spotting the Buc-ee's signs in the miles leading up to it. I like Slovacek's in West a little better, though. Smaller and more dense product placement, so you don't have people f...
by exelone31
02 May 2018 12:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 187
Views: 21799

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

Well, it's no surprise if Headington leased that space since it faces their hotel entrance. Sadly though whatever they put in will probably be high end. Do you consider Commissary to be high end? I would say that it is compared to Subway, Chipotle or other chain spots, but I definitely appreciate t...
by exelone31
02 May 2018 08:39
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Arts District: Master Plan
Replies: 20
Views: 2370

Re: Arts District: Master Plan

Is the City Performance Hall on any sort of schedule for expansion within the next ten years? I'm kinda wondering if those blueprints will be modified to something different. I'd love to see more work on it, and maybe reconfigured for some more even smaller more affordable spaces. Theater Row in NY...
by exelone31
02 May 2018 08:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 187
Views: 21799

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:
ArtVandelay wrote:Rumor has it Headington Cos. have leased the space.


I hope so. They bring great concepts. Sol Irlandés was ok. Nothing great. I will miss the memories I made there though.


100% agree on Headington's offerings. Everything I've been to restaurant-wise has been outstanding.
by exelone31
02 May 2018 08:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 90
Views: 13832

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

The concert venue idea is interesting. The Majestic is sort of in that general area, but there isn't much else music-wise on that end of town until you hop 345 into Deep Ellum.
by exelone31
02 May 2018 08:19
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Aerial (Drone) Tour of Dallas/Fort Worth
Replies: 12
Views: 800

Re: Aerial (Drone) Tour of Dallas/Fort Worth

Did I hear correctly? Did he say GLOBAL Life Park? In a video promoting Dallas sports? Yep. When the marquee very clearly says "Globe Life Park" in the shot. Narration overall is really poor content-wise, but the footage is amazing. They should re-record then send to jeff.bezos@amazon.com...
by exelone31
01 May 2018 08:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 90
Views: 13832

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

They have also implemented paid parking at the Market. Can anyone else think of a retail center in Dallas that has paid parking?? The people in charge just keep shooting themselves in the foot. Where's the paid parking? Is that in the tiny lot between the market and Mudhen? I typically expect to pa...
by exelone31
27 Apr 2018 08:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 164
Views: 19192

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Drink service in the bathroom? That's.....efficient?
by exelone31
26 Apr 2018 14:24
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Richardson: Main Street Improvements
Replies: 8
Views: 431

Re: Richardson: Main Street Improvements

Here are some renderings of what they are doing (warning large PDF-starts on slide 25). It's a pretty dramatic change, and involves a fairly large area from the Chase building on US75 to Greenville Ave past the DART tracks. Short version is they are taking away lanes from Main, Polk St, and McKinne...
by exelone31
24 Apr 2018 09:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 248
Views: 32493

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Well, it's about seven feet shorter, so maybe they're planning to have a life-sized statue of Dirk shooting a one-legged fadeaway on top of the building?
by exelone31
20 Apr 2018 14:47
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Richardson: Main Street Improvements
Replies: 8
Views: 431

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: 103
Views: 12752

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: 248
Views: 32493

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: 8
Views: 431

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: 8
Views: 431

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: 15
Views: 1458

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: 28458

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: 117
Views: 22986

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: 81
Views: 8365

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: 248
Views: 32493

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: 15
Views: 1458

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: 248
Views: 32493

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: 248
Views: 32493

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: 62
Views: 11635

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: 30
Views: 6616

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: 7129

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: 62
Views: 11635

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: 2988

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: 7129

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: 7129

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: 81
Views: 8365

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: 39
Views: 4945

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: 81
Views: 8365

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...

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