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by NdoorTX
13 Oct 2020 22:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.14
Replies: 51
Views: 9375

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.14

Chunky....
by NdoorTX
11 Jun 2020 22:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Preston Center
Replies: 49
Views: 16853

Re: Preston Center

And here are some renderings. I think it fits the area well- staid and refined. Not an architectural breakthrough, but perfect for Preston Center. https://dmn-dallas-news-prod.cdn.arcpublishing.com/resizer/kokPLlRW7DYPt11LSejdSYTKXYM=/1660x934/smart/filters:no_upscale()/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-dmn....
by NdoorTX
23 May 2020 23:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 412
Views: 218764

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Shocker (to me at least), there were workers on the RH site on Knox today. I had given up on this. The weeds had grown taller than the columns. They appear to be placing forms for the exterior wall foundations. There seem to be more materials on-site than I remember as well. It’s full steam ahead f...
by NdoorTX
21 May 2020 00:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 412
Views: 218764

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Shocker (to me at least), there were workers on the RH site on Knox today. I had given up on this. The weeds had grown taller than the columns. They appear to be placing forms for the exterior wall foundations. There seem to be more materials on-site than I remember as well. It’s full steam ahead f...
by NdoorTX
09 May 2020 19:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School
Replies: 87
Views: 39268

Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

I’ve driven by recently and indeed, it seems to be turning dirt
by NdoorTX
09 May 2020 14:26
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 501
Views: 216089

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Any chance this rings true?? Dallas anyone??


https://www.google.com/amp/s/techcrunch ... ornia/amp/
by NdoorTX
28 Mar 2020 14:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 784
Views: 460894

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

From AMLI’s Instagram..,,
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by NdoorTX
24 Mar 2020 22:06
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 367
Views: 172397

Re: Legacy West

Tiffany & Co. and Louis Vuitton are coming to Legacy West... This development has been such a success on the retail front, I wonder if they'll try to keep adding retail (although I have no idea where they'd put it). https://www.dallasnews.com/business/retail/2020/03/24/legacy-wests-newest-build...
by NdoorTX
12 Mar 2020 18:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 109
Views: 41284

Re: North Dallas: Galleria

Would love to see this entire area from Spring Valley from the tollway to Preston to 635 become a new urban area of Dallas. It is well positioned to do so. I think that larger vision of yours could one day tie together Midtown and Addison Circle (with Cotton Belt rail coming soon to its bus transit...
by NdoorTX
31 Jan 2020 08:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST
Replies: 92
Views: 23143

Re: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST

and two more for funsies: https://dmn-dallas-news-prod.cdn.arcpublishing.com/resizer/R-mrNUUAB98RdSkoRo2SlFbyVi8=/1660x934/smart/filters:no_upscale()/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-dmn.s3.amazonaws.com/public/H3SEMEABX5GEBJBDKLGREUGRXQ.jpg https://dmn-dallas-news-prod.cdn.arcpublishing.com/resizer/mLV39I4...
by NdoorTX
27 Jan 2020 16:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST
Replies: 92
Views: 23143

Re: KDC & Miyama Project - 30 ST

Well to put it all in perspective the beauty of all world cities is the fact you can count the decades the cities have existed by their architecture. I would certainly be bored if a city was all CLassic Architecture had no sign of movement and evolution. I couldn’t agree more. It’s the layers of hi...
by NdoorTX
27 Jan 2020 13:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 109
Views: 41284

Re: North Dallas: Galleria

So this info is from a friend’s friend, but he was saying the Belk departure was mutual between Trademark & Belk. I assume that even as a “flagship”, there is not enough strong brand recognition in Texas and starting in small, rural towns ( Weatherfors,etc) didn’t make anyone think “luxury “. Ev...
by NdoorTX
09 Jan 2020 15:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Highland Park Village
Replies: 194
Views: 106756

Re: Highland Park Village

do people really buy all those expensive watches? it seems every major high-end watch purveyor has opened an outpost in Dallas. impressive.
by NdoorTX
09 Jan 2020 14:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - 505 North Ervay (owned by First Baptist)
Replies: 95
Views: 34426

Re: Downtown Dallas - 505 North Ervay (owned by First Baptist)

Yuck, I hope the City has required something aesthetically pleasing and possibly screened in. Retail storefronts on the street level would be nice as well.
by NdoorTX
05 Dec 2019 09:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 500
Views: 241917

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)

that drone link is great! Uptown, Klyde Warren + DTD look fantastic.
by NdoorTX
24 Sep 2019 14:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Newpark Dallas/Smart District
Replies: 215
Views: 71593

Re: Dallas Smart District

[quote="Matt777"]"Academic Campus- +/- 1.4 million SF." El Centro College relocation? I thought the same thing about El Centro relocating here. It would be a good move and great kick starter. I don’t know that KDC/ Hogue wants a junior college, though. Maybe another tech driven c...
by NdoorTX
17 Sep 2019 23:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Cabana Hotel
Replies: 50
Views: 27390

Re: Design District: Cabana Hotel

Image
by NdoorTX
11 Sep 2019 13:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 412
Views: 218764

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

It’s happening. So close. So excited!

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by NdoorTX
11 Sep 2019 13:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 755
Views: 364803

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Since when did we plant trees?


It’s a new fangled idea - hopefully it takes root.
by NdoorTX
10 Sep 2019 23:12
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Plano: Granite Park
Replies: 10
Views: 9112

Re: Plano: Granite Park

New tower in Plano's Granite Park will be the tallest yet for the 20-year-old project Developer Granite Properties is ready to kick off another high-rise in its West Plano mixed-use project. By Steve Brown Twenty years after kicking off the project, developers of Plano's Granite Park business campus...
by NdoorTX
07 Sep 2019 19:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 314
Views: 156124

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

wow! could this be a stealth development that rocks our socks?!?!? Well, Texans do love their surface parking lots. ;) Is this the De la Vega site, TC or something else? It' the De la Vega site. It had been surrounded by fence with the gates wide open near the building entrance. Now it's padlocked ...
by NdoorTX
06 Sep 2019 22:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 314
Views: 156124

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

wow! could this be a stealth development that rocks our socks?!?!?
by NdoorTX
03 Sep 2019 17:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 337
Views: 167719

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

[quote=A little off topic, but, speaking of international restaurant chains, it's a shame that San Martin didn't end up switching plans to move Downtown. I'm not sure how they are faring in Uptown, but I really do think they would have been a really good fit somewhere in or adjacent to the Farmer's ...
by NdoorTX
19 Jul 2019 22:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower
Replies: 66
Views: 31980

Re: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower

For better or worse, this seems to be moving ahead. Hopefully the design has improved and retail added.
by NdoorTX
19 Jul 2019 22:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: TC Area: 2727 Turtle Creek Blvd
Replies: 40
Views: 17003

Re: TC Area: 2727 Turtle Creek Blvd

Looks like demo is going full tilt. Most of the ground floor skin has been removed and random windows are missing all along the facade.

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by NdoorTX
29 Jun 2019 00:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Turtle Creek : 2999 Turtle Creek Blvd
Replies: 62
Views: 25008

Re: Turtle Creek : 2999 Turtle Creek Blvd

^^ are the developers still dumb enough to take the current structure down with this proposal? I hope not...^^
by NdoorTX
28 Jun 2019 15:43
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 501
Views: 216089

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

I wonder if certain companies have no interest in Dallas, but, since we known for ponying up the big bucks, they like to use us for leverage. I definitely felt that way about HQ2, and it could have been the case here as well. They went where they really wanted to go, the talent base alone heavily f...
by NdoorTX
26 Jun 2019 01:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)
Replies: 64
Views: 27505

Re: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)

NdoorTX wrote:BB36A7B6-FB8A-4383-885A-50488D9F8A5D.jpeg


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by NdoorTX
26 Jun 2019 01:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)
Replies: 64
Views: 27505

Re: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)

https://candysdirt.com/2019/06/25/exclusive-rastegar-and-scb-preview-fab-lower-mckinney-ave-high-rise/ By: Jon Anderson A little gem from Candysdirt. I know a few people on here we’re speculating after seeing the Rastegar signage. Exclusive: Rastegar and SCB Preview Fab Lower McKinney Ave. High-Rise...
by NdoorTX
06 Jun 2019 23:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Preston Center
Replies: 49
Views: 16853

Re: Preston Center

City Plan Commission Brings Surprisingly High Ending To Pink Wall’s Two-Year PD-15 Saga by Jon Anderson https://candysdirt.com/2019/06/06/city-plan-commission-brings-surprisingly-high-ending-to-pink-walls-two-year-pd-15-saga/ So Preston Center/ Hollow area might get a new tall tower along NW Hwy? So...
by NdoorTX
06 Jun 2019 10:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 412
Views: 218764

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Weirs also has a fence wrapping around the building as of yesterday. Looks like demo on that structure will happen soon. It's a race between RH & Weirs!
by NdoorTX
05 Jun 2019 22:24
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 367
Views: 172397

Re: Legacy West

I recently flew in from El Paso to Love Field. The flight path took us from south Dallas up north where we banked left over 635 and had an expansive view of the northern burbs. Legacy West is definitely forming it's own high rise that's as distinct and impressive along the DNT. It's not super tall, ...
by NdoorTX
03 Jun 2019 17:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 412
Views: 218764

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Matt777 wrote:
LongonBigD wrote:They have a rendering attached the fencing for the new RH. It’s a frontal shot, so no hint if the project still includes the RH Guesthouse.


There will be no RH GUESTHOUSE as part of this project. PERIOD.
by NdoorTX
30 May 2019 23:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 593
Views: 305106

Re: Northpark Center

R1070 wrote:And Make Up Forever has vacated its space.


Anyone know what that’s about? Not enough sales to satisfy NP? Overall corporate retrenchment? Online sales backlash? This concept should have been a no brainer.
by NdoorTX
29 May 2019 13:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 296
Views: 152554

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

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Anyone see this alarmist IG post??
by NdoorTX
25 May 2019 12:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 412
Views: 218764

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

^^^ would this be On the Border redevelopment?? ^^^
by NdoorTX
25 May 2019 09:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 412
Views: 218764

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Officially flattened. Ready for a new structure.
by NdoorTX
22 May 2019 23:55
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 208
Views: 101683

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

looking good!! thanks for the update...
by NdoorTX
20 May 2019 14:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)
Replies: 64
Views: 27505

Re: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)

lakewoodhobo wrote:They don't need to reinvent the wheel. As a reminder, there were already plans in 2001 for a 10-story residential tower here. Of course, it should be much taller.

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Love it! Bring it back...
by NdoorTX
20 May 2019 10:36
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Grand Prairie Development
Replies: 39
Views: 23850

Re: Grand Prairie Development

Retail Therapy: Living Spaces opens in Grand Prairie with Magnolia Home https://www.dallasnews.com/business/retail/2019/05/17/retail-therapy-living-spaces-opens-grand-prairie-magnolia-home-dallas-startup-tot-poised-grow I went opening weekend. I was not impressed. It looks good from a distance, but...
by NdoorTX
20 May 2019 08:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)
Replies: 85
Views: 28144

Re: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)

Could it be possible this would be used as the new campus for El Centro College? Maybe the County will build up the educational facilities and Washburne can build the rest?? Residential units, mixed use office and retail? If the area is as desolate as some say, the influx of thousands of students c...
by NdoorTX
20 May 2019 00:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)
Replies: 85
Views: 28144

Re: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)

Could it be possible this would be used as the new campus for El Centro College? Maybe the County will build up the educational facilities and Washburne can build the rest?? Residential units, mixed use office and retail? If the area is as desolate as some say, the influx of thousands of students ca...
by NdoorTX
19 May 2019 23:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Highland Park Village
Replies: 194
Views: 106756

Re: Highland Park Village

tamtagon wrote:Is South Coast Plaza really that big a deal?


Kind of, yes...
by NdoorTX
19 May 2019 23:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Highland Park Village
Replies: 194
Views: 106756

Re: Highland Park Village

I agree with your rankings for the most part. I was just in Chicago and I must say that DFW has quite a few stores that Chicago does not. Michigan Ave and Oak St are certainly lined with some amazing flagship locations of the big boys. But when you look at some of the more emerging and hip youthful...
by NdoorTX
19 May 2019 18:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Highland Park Village
Replies: 194
Views: 106756

Re: Highland Park Village

I'm trying to understand the playing field here, for Highland Park Village. Clearly in the South Central US, only Houston has a similar shopping center concentration of luxury brands, but how does HPV stack up against concentrated luxury brand in other metros? Since the great recession, HPV has und...
by NdoorTX
15 May 2019 21:44
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: US 75-N. Central Expwy.
Replies: 11
Views: 8636

Re: US 75-N. Central Expwy.

But yes, I agree 75 looks SO much better and what a smart choice.
by NdoorTX
15 May 2019 21:44
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: US 75-N. Central Expwy.
Replies: 11
Views: 8636

Re: US 75-N. Central Expwy.

I commented just this weekend on how great NCX was looking. Finally, perhaps, we have a landscape that will survive those horrid conditions. Speaking of horrid conditions - I know NorthPark has nothing to do with NCX service roads, but the northbound exit at NorthPark/Park Lane is just disgusting. ...
by NdoorTX
14 May 2019 19:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 174
Views: 95067

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

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First thought was Soffitel, but that’s French. Maybe Swissotel??

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