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by PonyUp13
12 Oct 2018 11:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 104
Views: 9328

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)

Beautiful building for people zooming in off the tollway to look at! I bet the street level will be as engaging as Rolex
by PonyUp13
03 Oct 2018 09:32
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The Transition of Uptown
Replies: 28
Views: 1075

Re: The Transition of Uptown

As an Uptown resident of 5+ years I'm fine if the nightlife element evolves and we're left with low-key bars, restaurants, and neighborhood services. The element of people who Ubered in from the suburbs to have a Vegas-esque experience on Friday and Saturday nights were really annoying to most local...
by PonyUp13
26 Sep 2018 18:56
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Dallas Love Field Airport
Replies: 58
Views: 7358

Re: Dallas Love Field Airport

I wish Love had a priority pass lounge. The crowds are miserable, and it’s hot and loud
by PonyUp13
30 Aug 2018 21:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)
Replies: 172
Views: 37898

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

When/if they go public again they’ll be F500
by PonyUp13
19 Aug 2018 04:09
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Dallas Love Field Airport
Replies: 58
Views: 7358

Re: Dallas Love Field Airport

In addition to being massively expensive the “Love is growing we need more road capacity” argument is short sighted. While, yes, following the WA revision in 2014 Southwest completely reengineered the network from Love, and over the following 18 months traffic boomed. However, that trend will not co...
by PonyUp13
16 Jul 2018 13:24
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 203
Views: 30648

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

We paid them $4.8M to move across city borders which I believe is a dangerous precedent. Corporate Welfare has been alive and kicking for some time now. Luring companies out of Dallas to the burbs has always existed. See 7-11 , Exxon etc. This is just the name of game. 7-11 moved to the same develo...
by PonyUp13
14 Jul 2018 18:29
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 203
Views: 30648

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

You do understand that there isn’t a net change in jobs right?

We paid them $4.8M to move across city borders which I believe is a dangerous precedent.
by PonyUp13
14 Jul 2018 16:52
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 203
Views: 30648

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

I’m being sarcastic. I understand that it’s literally in Dallas but in all practical senses this is not Dallas. Other than the lake itself and some immediate acreage around it this is an island apart from the rest of the city. These people will be in Dallas while at their desk or walking the trail a...
by PonyUp13
14 Jul 2018 14:50
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 203
Views: 30648

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

I struggle to get excited about incentives to move from Irving and Plano to “Dallas” aka Coppell. As the DMN headline put it “Dallas awards Nokia 4.8 million to move office 3 miles”
by PonyUp13
14 Jul 2018 14:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Cedar Maple Plaza I,II & III (2301 Cedar Springs Rd.)
Replies: 52
Views: 7104

Re: Uptown Dallas: Cedar Maple Plaza I,II & III (2301 Cedar Springs Rd.)

That rendering shows exactly what’s wrong with that plan. Their “green space” is across from another plot of small “green space” which surrounds that massive hole the crescent had right there. Why doesn’t Crescent Court’s retail do well? No question it’s because Cedar Springs from lower Mac to the t...
by PonyUp13
20 Jun 2018 23:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Cedar Maple Plaza I,II & III (2301 Cedar Springs Rd.)
Replies: 52
Views: 7104

Re: Uptown Dallas: Cedar Maple Plaza I,II & III (2301 Cedar Springs Rd.)

Saying half is open space seems pretty misleading to me. While they’re not literally building on half much of that is garage exit, garage entrance, parking lot, and valet stand. This thing is almost as bad as Trulucks!
by PonyUp13
15 Jun 2018 08:37
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Fantasy DART Streetcar Expansion Map
Replies: 24
Views: 2037

Re: Fantasy DART Streetcar Expansion Map

Wow - what a shame we threw that away.
by PonyUp13
14 Jun 2018 20:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 408
Views: 56574

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Word is Hines is shopping for a lead tenant very aggressively. They’re no longer involved in One Victory but obviously have relationships with the people there and they just need somebody large like HaynesBoone or PCB to move to jump-start Victory Place or whatever they’re calling it now. I walked t...
by PonyUp13
14 Jun 2018 20:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 243
Views: 33467

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

I trust the people who run WV to do a good job with a new tenant. That’s a high visibility spot (honestly that corner is somewhat underutilized) and they could probably subdivide that space. I think something they do well is picking a good mix of restaurants/shops at different price points as well a...
by PonyUp13
06 Jun 2018 00:22
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Fantasy DART Streetcar Expansion Map
Replies: 24
Views: 2037

Re: Fantasy DART Streetcar Expansion Map

Legit - love the fantasy map. I played around with something like this but nowhere as detailed. I like the crosstown you did from Fair Park to Cityplace/Oak Lawn and the connections to DART stations. Almost missed the Village Spur! It would be pretty incredible with MATA and OCS then you’ve got a st...
by PonyUp13
25 May 2018 18:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey
Replies: 60
Views: 4379

Re: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey

I’m going to ignore the Ferris Wheel for a moment and focus on the WTer Garden project.... Wow this thing looks completely different than anything else we’ve got going on around here, and could be the biggest step yet towards getting people to regularly interact with our river. Very interested to se...
by PonyUp13
23 May 2018 19:57
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: A Dallas-Fort Worth slogan
Replies: 10
Views: 695

Re: A Dallas-Fort Worth slogan

Fort Worth is just Dallas’ is largest suburb. Brand Dallas as Dallas and let the rest of the Metroplex call themselves the “Dallas area”
by PonyUp13
08 May 2018 07:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 243
Views: 33467

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Their food was not good. It’s the only one star review I’ve ever left on Yelp and everybody I talked to in the neighborhood felt the same. We have so many better options in Dallas that I think this just got walloped. The only way that would have survived in BA could be due to the relative lack of op...
by PonyUp13
05 May 2018 08:59
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: the Cotton Belt line
Replies: 189
Views: 22829

Re: the Cotton Belt line

Tangential question, but, are there plans to extend DCTA into a single train into downtown Dallas? Or, will a transfer to LRT always be required?
by PonyUp13
05 Apr 2018 00:10
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 155
Views: 24979

Re: DFW Airport

From another forum -

American is paying to renovate the E Satelite and will move flights out there. That’ll make for a long connection out there but cool to see that those gates will stay utilized.
by PonyUp13
29 Mar 2018 21:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD Riverfront Project
Replies: 39
Views: 5739

Re: DTD Riverfront Project

Riverfront is so wide I think you could get some easy BRT going for minimal cost. Go from Medical District Station south on Market Center, then along Riverfront with dedicated lanes and a few “stations” in the median, looping back to another DART station... either Union Station or Cedars.
by PonyUp13
18 Feb 2018 12:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 797
Views: 111300

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I believe that of the finalist cities DFW and Austin are the only ones without a Top 50 University in the US News and World Report ranking. Not stellar for us but Seattle is in the same boat with UW at #56 and clearly Amazon was able to grow there.
by PonyUp13
09 Feb 2018 12:31
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART: Expansion
Replies: 100
Views: 15161

Re: DART: Expansion

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Cool map of the 2040 corridors considered by DART as part of their long range planning.
by PonyUp13
19 Jan 2018 19:06
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 169
Views: 20353

Re: Trinity River Park

I’ve wondered the same and perused the City Council briefings recently to no avail. The new LGC doesn’t have to report a whole lot right? The lakes/puddles I assume are on hold since the excavation of dirt was to create the bench for toll lanes. Maybe Broadnax wanted to review everything before thin...
by PonyUp13
10 Dec 2017 17:29
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 302
Views: 41479

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Lots of different ideas they’re throwing around on there. Love their embrace of BRT for Riverfront and Cedars. I’ve long thought and submitted comments to DART about greater use of BRT or BRT-lite. This seems far more economical than the strange idea of a stub DART line from the airport. The “Core E...
by PonyUp13
10 Dec 2017 17:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 243
Views: 33467

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Completely anecdotally, but my friends that live in along the Cedar Springs corridor (Villa Rosa, Trianon, etc) don’t walk hardly anywhere compared to friends along the McKinney corrido. So it doesn’t surprise me the Villa Rosa restaurants struggle.
by PonyUp13
03 Dec 2017 13:42
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Replies: 63
Views: 8356

Re: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava

So these don't connect to the Trinity Skyline Trail at all?
by PonyUp13
03 Dec 2017 13:40
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: the Cotton Belt line
Replies: 189
Views: 22829

Re: the Cotton Belt line

Not sure if others saw this DMN piece from earlier this week, but the DART board is considering cutting Far North Dallas stations to improve the overall travel time on Cotton Belt. https://www.dallasnews.com/news/dart/2017/11/28/far-north-dallas-poised-lose-least-one-cotton-belt-rail-station-dart-we...
by PonyUp13
26 Oct 2017 09:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace West/West Village: Residential Tower (~250 FT / 23 ST) / Hilton Canopy (8 ST)
Replies: 76
Views: 17365

Re: Cityplace West/West Village: Residential Tower (~250 FT / 23 ST) / Hilton Canopy (8 ST)

Looks like Nazca closed. There were locks on the doors two weeks ago and the other day I saw what looked like an info center for the new Canopy
by PonyUp13
25 Oct 2017 20:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 797
Views: 111300

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Live in WV and go to VP reasonably often. If an Uber is 7 min and $5.50 why would I take 30 min to save $2.50 with DART?

I wish DART was something else, but it's for commuters to downtown and not much else.
by PonyUp13
19 Oct 2017 07:57
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 140
Views: 15034

Re: I-345

I believe a key part of Patrick's kennedy's original plan for removal (in addition to street-level boulevards) was the upgrades/completion of the Peak/Haskell, Hall, and Fitzhugh corridors to connect neighborhoods to the East to 75.
by PonyUp13
30 Sep 2017 09:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 797
Views: 111300

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

If Dallas lands this (if Cedars, DE, or VP) the streetcar extensions the D360 plan envisioned stretching outwards from the core would probably get accelerated to the winning neighborhood. A DE loop tying in with the Main St DTD route approved a week or two ago could hit up Expo Park nicely if that w...
by PonyUp13
27 Sep 2017 21:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 797
Views: 111300

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Hunts and Perots teaming up... wow. That is an incredible group that will have no trouble marshaling resources and getting incentives.
by PonyUp13
11 Sep 2017 19:52
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The Cost of City Living
Replies: 12
Views: 2808

Re: The Cost of City Living

That seems high to be on that side of the highway. My girlfriends unit in Wrst Village is about 850 and 1400/mo and had nice finish outs. The problem is that Guy is on a summer-to-summer lease which is always a couple hundred more a month than an off peak to off peak.
by PonyUp13
09 Sep 2017 14:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 797
Views: 111300

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I think Headington and DTD gets the win here if our region gets the nod. The ability to sell that your site is at the crossroads of future D2 and for lack of a better term "D1" would be huge. Central downtown location, spinning a "revitalization" story (all those parking lots), d...
by PonyUp13
07 Sep 2017 21:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 797
Views: 111300

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

As much as people think of Amazon as a tech company (and it totally is don't get me wrong) it would not surprise me if they made HQ2 basically their retail segment's HQ. This is an area where Dallas excels moreso than almost any other metro because we have such a strong retail/consumer products base...
by PonyUp13
30 Aug 2017 08:08
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 155
Views: 24979

Re: DFW Airport

The talk of a PHX or IAH style terminal redo on airliners isn't based on anything at all. I wouldn't even say it's from particularly knowledgeable posters that are saying it. It makes sense AA wants to strategically evaluate since you have major decisions to make about the best spot of the legacy te...
by PonyUp13
03 Aug 2017 23:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 243
Views: 33467

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

I hate to lose food in Victory but Naga was totally inedible.
by PonyUp13
04 Jul 2017 18:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 190
Views: 24216

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

I live by this intersection at the Monterey and used to belong to Larry north and then LA Fitness across the highway. Although they're very close I hated crossing that freeway for some intangible reason. I think part of it is just that you feel very exposed and there's just a lot of lanes to cross. ...
by PonyUp13
21 May 2017 11:21
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 204
Views: 24150

Re: DART D2 Subway

Am I naive to think any of these three options look fine? I feel like most of the ideas I disliked have been weeded out.

Do others have thoughts in which is best? Perhaps Commerce simple because it has a larger cachement?
by PonyUp13
30 Apr 2017 14:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Thanksgiving Tower
Replies: 34
Views: 8249

Re: Downtown Dallas: Thanksgiving Tower

Try out their paninis - pretty dang good

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