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by xen0blue
17 May 2018 20:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square
Replies: 102
Views: 14139

Re: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square

They need to level this park and remove the walls if anyone is going to visit. It's horrible the way it is.
by xen0blue
17 May 2018 19:49
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 167
Views: 19361

Re: DART D2 Subway

tamtagon wrote:Hopefully the Pacific Corridor will be replaced by a subway, eventually.


Amen, this NEEDS to happen eventually
by xen0blue
14 May 2018 21:42
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 167
Views: 19361

Re: DART D2 Subway

I think you people will eventually realize the CB and D2 are both equally important transit services. We need *both*.
by xen0blue
07 May 2018 22:41
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 167
Views: 19361

Re: DART D2 Subway

Matt777 wrote:Any news on D2? Is construction starting soon?


They got full funding for both the D2 and Cotton Belt, so i'm guessing they are going to be built at the same time
by xen0blue
27 Feb 2018 21:00
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART: Expansion
Replies: 100
Views: 13361

Re: DART: Expansion

I'm confused...I was under the impression DART wanted to do both D2 and Cotton Belt simultaneously, but Dallas put its foot down and said "NO, D2 is the priority" and won the vote in the DART board inasmuch, then the suburbs got pissy and threatened to leave DART. So now why are we talking...
by xen0blue
26 Jan 2018 17:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 143
Views: 23186

Re: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt

Any new info on this or are we just rehashing old speculation due to a recently unearthed render which is probably from a year ago?
by xen0blue
26 Jan 2018 12:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 62
Views: 5533

Re: East Downtown Dallas Redevelopment ~24 buildings

I hope they are building things in addition to renovating what is existing....there are a lot of big ugly empty parking lots there
by xen0blue
30 Dec 2017 19:39
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: the Cotton Belt line
Replies: 157
Views: 18709

Re: the Cotton Belt line

It doesn't matter if Addison gets better bus service. The whole reason people want to take trains is because they're not busses. It doesn't matter if they are diesel powered or electric as long as they are rail and they can get from what place to another without ever setting foot on a bus. Cotton Be...
by xen0blue
20 Dec 2017 18:36
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 245
Views: 35008

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Should have chosen Union Station for the Dallas terminal. Obvious, obvious, obvious.
by xen0blue
27 Nov 2017 13:29
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: New Oak Cliff Streetcar
Replies: 81
Views: 10144

Re: New Oak Cliff Streetcar

joshua.dodd wrote:Crime and homeless people are synonymous to Oak Cliff. Let's get real. The concern is about the Bishops Arts District, which is a distinct island from the true horrors that is Oak Cliff.


Sadly, this is the truth. That and kessler park are bubbles of vitality surrounded by decay and blight.
by xen0blue
18 Oct 2017 08:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Smart District
Replies: 72
Views: 12096

Dallas Smart District | ~20 skyscraper development downtown

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2017/10/18/bold-skyscraper-campus-energize-downtown-dallas-south-side Developers who built Plano's $3 billion Legacy West project are eyeing a vacant corner of downtown Dallas for a major mixed-use project. Builder KDC has teamed up with landowner Hoqu...
by xen0blue
08 Oct 2017 05:10
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: the Cotton Belt line
Replies: 157
Views: 18709

Re: the Cotton Belt line

What do yu mean? There's nothing redundant about the Cotton Belt. It's an entirely new line. D2 adds capacity, frequency of trains to all lines.. That's the type of redundancy DART needs. You're wrong. Right now, if that downtown line going down Pacific is cut, the whole DART train system comes to ...
by xen0blue
07 Oct 2017 12:06
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: the Cotton Belt line
Replies: 157
Views: 18709

Re: the Cotton Belt line

Both proposals, cotton belt and D2, both accomplish the same goals- redundancy in the rail network. That is what we need most. It doesn't matter if it's downtown or in north Dallas as long as we get that redundancy. What do yu mean? There's nothing redundant about the Cotton Belt. It's an entirely ...
by xen0blue
21 Aug 2017 02:26
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 167
Views: 19361

Re: DART D2 Subway

this alignment offers no additional coverage. Hopefully it will at least be a subway from Victory Park to Deep Ellum. It was probably the worst of the original subway proposals. ? It provides the most additional coverage, and the whole point of the exercise was to design a subway between Victory an...
by xen0blue
20 Aug 2017 04:41
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 167
Views: 19361

Re: DART D2 Subway

this alignment offers no additional coverage. Hopefully it will at least be a subway from Victory Park to Deep Ellum. It was probably the worst of the original subway proposals.
by xen0blue
02 Aug 2017 13:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Canyon In Oak Cliff
Replies: 51
Views: 6567

Re: The Canyon In Oak Cliff

Hey, it's Las Colinas in Oak Cliff.

Looks like all those parking lots in 'the concourse' are a huge waste.
by xen0blue
01 Jul 2017 12:33
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: the Cotton Belt line
Replies: 157
Views: 18709

Re: the Cotton Belt line

One thing about the D2 versus Cotton Belt discussion that's been absent so far, but is very relevant concerns the Orange Line to DFW Airport. Five or so years ago, DART was faced with a very similar dilemma, the agency could only afford to run the Orange Line into the airport OR build the second do...
by xen0blue
30 Jun 2017 10:56
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: the Cotton Belt line
Replies: 157
Views: 18709

Re: the Cotton Belt line

Looks like the Dallas Board Members for DARt killed borrowing money for the Cotton Belt, which needs 2/3rd vote. I guess that means the Suburb Board Members will retaliate and kill borrowing money for D2, which also needs a 2/3rds vote. Now DART should have even more money to fix and improve its bu...
by xen0blue
14 Jun 2017 13:39
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 137
Views: 21235

Re: DFW Airport

I'm surprised it's taken so long. When I've flown Lufthansa or one of the ME3 it seems like half the plane is on their way to India or Pakistan. Of course the downside to Air India serving DFW is that Lufthansa will probably leave. Why would Lufthansa leave if Air India comes? Why are the two mutua...
by xen0blue
29 May 2017 12:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Texas A&M expansion
Replies: 48
Views: 8043

Re: Deep Ellum: Texas A&M expansion

It looks like this is where Elbow Room was
by xen0blue
25 May 2017 14:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 336
Views: 59612

Re: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)

We still don't know which rendering is the correct one...one of them is kind of underwhelming. don't celebrate yet.
by xen0blue
22 May 2017 20:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)
Replies: 72
Views: 15612

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)

This building is like something you'd see in Europe.
by xen0blue
08 May 2017 20:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Main Street: Saint Jude Chapel
Replies: 12
Views: 2103

Re: Main Street: Saint Jude Chapel

They really should move this chapel. It's a huge waste of space for what is there. And the big church is just a few blocks away.
by xen0blue
03 May 2017 21:45
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 137
Views: 21235

DFW getting seasonal flights to Rome and Amsterdam

Looks like Dallas is getting it's seasonal flight back to Amsterdam back plus a new seasonal flight to Rome between may and september starting this month courtesy of American! It's a nice victory after we lost the Air Berlin flight to Dusseldorf https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2016/09/08/ame...
by xen0blue
28 Apr 2017 21:01
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: the Cotton Belt line
Replies: 157
Views: 18709

the Cotton Belt line

Just starting the convo...
by xen0blue
13 Apr 2017 08:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 360
Views: 55064

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

tamtagon wrote:Most of my piers, those drawn to a life of creating art or music, maintain the desire of at least amateur enthusiasts


Piers? Do you own a marina or something? :D
by xen0blue
10 Apr 2017 04:17
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 158
Views: 24484

Re: DFW Economy

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:From the report ..


Downtown Dallas isn't even downtown Dallas :x
by xen0blue
22 Mar 2017 10:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Scion Hotel
Replies: 95
Views: 16577

Re: Downtown Dallas: Scion Hotel

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/22/business/trump-organization-scion-hotel-deal.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share Oh my Lord...i'm not a Trump fan, but the NYT's lame attempt to tie Trump to Turkey, Russia, Azerbaijan and Iran via Turkish Mike is ridiculous. Everybody in Dall...
by xen0blue
10 Mar 2017 14:06
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 137
Views: 21235

Re: DFW Airport

So it looks like the planned AirBerlin(?) route from DFW to Dusseldorf, Germany was canceled. What a bummer.
by xen0blue
09 Mar 2017 05:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 245
Views: 41037

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Tucy wrote:Do we have renderings of what is being built?


No recent ones.
by xen0blue
09 Mar 2017 05:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 245
Views: 41037

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Groundbreaking ceremony on Wednesday http://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2017/03/06/trammell-crow-center-redo-will-kick-week-big-tenant-news Why do people keep citing the Trammel Crow center re-do, when this is about a totally different project? The article mentions nothing about the new...
by xen0blue
11 Feb 2017 18:16
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 167
Views: 19361

Re: DART D2 Subway

joshua.dodd wrote:Who in the hell thought that the Pacific and Elm alignments were good ideas? Those are the most idiotic alignments. I was hoping for something that more integrally connects the southern section of downtown.


Agree 1000%. What. The. Hell. Were. They. Thinking
by xen0blue
09 Feb 2017 19:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Butler Brothers Building
Replies: 100
Views: 16019

Re: Downtown Dallas: Butler Brothers Building

ContriveDallasite wrote:
xen0blue wrote:Ugly as the day it was renovated in the 60s


Looks the same as half the shit in uptown, except made with concrete.


Not even close, buddy. But I see your point.
by xen0blue
09 Feb 2017 13:26
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Dallas Residential Count
Replies: 29
Views: 5305

Re: Downtown Dallas Residential Count

Density trumps numbers. Dallas has seen that for the past decade, Fort Worth hasn't yet got the message.
by xen0blue
09 Feb 2017 13:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Butler Brothers Building
Replies: 100
Views: 16019

Re: Downtown Dallas: Butler Brothers Building

Ugly as the day it was renovated in the 60s
by xen0blue
23 Jan 2017 15:49
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 167
Views: 19361

Re: DART D2 Subway

Having an alignment that is under 3-4 blocks away from the current alignment is just pointless and wasteful. The only alignments that make any sort of sense or Young and Wood. lol classic DART thinking. Instead of serving any one area extremely well we always choose to provide mediocre service to t...
by xen0blue
22 Jan 2017 19:45
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW in the Media
Replies: 30
Views: 6513

Re: DFW in the Media

Ha, $50 says the trinity river will never be anymore more than a glorified drainage ditch. It will never be anything near a glamorous as they make it out to be.
by xen0blue
22 Jan 2017 19:36
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 167
Views: 19361

Re: DART D2 Subway

Having an alignment that is under 3-4 blocks away from the current alignment is just pointless and wasteful. The only alignments that make any sort of sense or Young and Wood.
by xen0blue
18 Jan 2017 17:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 95
Views: 15576

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Tnexster wrote:Maybe we will see the development of a new residential tower nearby.


Really, I think this is what we really needed :(
by xen0blue
10 Jan 2017 22:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square
Replies: 102
Views: 14139

Re: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square

Whatever they do will be pointless if they don't level the park (literally and figuratively) and remove the the walls and shrubbery which act as a fence
by xen0blue
07 Jan 2017 15:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 276
Views: 49866

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

Damn, DMN is only going to occupy two floors of the (tiny) old library? They must be going through some really hard times
by xen0blue
15 Dec 2016 21:00
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: MATA: M-Line Trolley
Replies: 70
Views: 12617

Re: MATA: M-Line Trolley

MATA's had a bit of a rough go lately with cars and personnel. But they are getting back on their feet. Right now there are two cars down and in the barn. The first is the Australian car 369 for a restoration/rebuild. The second is the Brussels car, 7169. Some electronic parts that were dated to th...
by xen0blue
15 Dec 2016 20:58
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 245
Views: 35008

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

I've always had the assumption that regardless of HSR location, DART would build an adjacent light rail access point.... NCTCOG has money to help with that, too, so if HSR happens, I think it's pretty safe to assume all DART light rail routes will be within a five minute climate controlled walk. If...
by xen0blue
11 Dec 2016 12:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 276
Views: 49866

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

I hate to break it to ya but the original modern looking parking structure with the Apple store rendering has been replaced by this (which fronts Jackson St and does include space for some street level retail): They are selling themselves short, maybe even hurting themselves, with dumpy retail fron...
by xen0blue
09 Dec 2016 20:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 276
Views: 49866

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

ArtVandelay wrote:I hate to break it to ya but the original modern looking parking structure with the Apple store rendering has been replaced by this (which fronts Jackson St and does include space for some street level retail):


Actually, that's even better! I like
by xen0blue
26 Nov 2016 18:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)
Replies: 72
Views: 15612

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)

This might be the coolest building in Dallas when it's completed!
by xen0blue
14 Nov 2016 13:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Katy (310 FT / 30 ST)
Replies: 58
Views: 13262

Re: Katy Station

Did we ever find out how tall this one was going to be, or get a render or any other info?
by xen0blue
14 Nov 2016 13:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 366
Views: 52851

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

This is great news and it will hopefully pave the way for more hostels. Deep Ellum is a perfect place, and proximity to DART lines is key. I'm still in my 20's and I sometimes stay in hostels when I'm in Europe, and they are a delightful and budget friendly option. It's important to have staff that...
by xen0blue
14 Nov 2016 13:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 143
Views: 23186

Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt

Saw there wasn't a thread for this on the new forum, so decided to make one. According to this article: http://www.dallasnews.com/business/business/2016/06/03/developer-eyeing-40-story-apartment-tower-on-high-profile-downtown-dallas-site , Ross Perot Jr's Hilllwood Urban has designed a ~50 storey-to...

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