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by PonyUp13
08 May 2018 07:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 160
Views: 19004

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: 151
Views: 14359

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: 113
Views: 15971

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: 4235

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: 685
Views: 74759

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: 10278

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: 89
Views: 11601

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: 245
Views: 28531

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: 160
Views: 19004

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: 47
Views: 4685

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: 151
Views: 14359

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: 51
Views: 11438

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: 685
Views: 74759

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: 9804

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: 685
Views: 74759

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: 685
Views: 74759

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: 10
Views: 1905

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: 685
Views: 74759

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: 685
Views: 74759

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: 113
Views: 15971

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: 160
Views: 19004

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: 103
Views: 12730

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: 142
Views: 14633

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: 30
Views: 6324

Re: Downtown Dallas: Thanksgiving Tower

Try out their paninis - pretty dang good

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