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by Redblock
02 Jul 2020 12:03
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 361
Views: 138076

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

The platform is being extending northward. This requires the removal of a cement block wall. One of the tracks needs to be completely closed while this is done.
by Redblock
25 Jun 2020 09:54
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Carpenter Park
Replies: 25
Views: 7948

Re: Downtown: Carpenter Park

Here is the D Magazine article about the latest construction vote. It appears that Carpenter Park is part of Gateway Park. If you look at the rendering in the body of the article you will see how The Portal artwork will be placed. https://www.dmagazine.com/commercial-real-estate/2020/06/dallas-is-mo...
by Redblock
24 Jun 2020 23:30
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 376
Views: 142660

Re: DART D2 Subway

Whatever plan DART settles on for D2, they have some grant money to plan TODs.

https://www.rtands.com/passenger/fta-fu ... -stations/
by Redblock
13 May 2020 19:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Covid-19 Business Casualties
Replies: 32
Views: 4255

Re: Uptown Covid-19 Business Casualties

Cbdallas wrote:Hopefully a new tower will someday rise on that site.



There was a coring truck doing its thing in the parking lot behind the Gold's Gym today. Maybe you will get your wish.
by Redblock
12 May 2020 10:32
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Jim Schutze Out At Dallas Observer
Replies: 0
Views: 458

Jim Schutze Out At Dallas Observer

The Dallas Observer and Jim Schutze have parted ways.

https://www.centraltrack.com/longtime-c ... -observer/
by Redblock
12 May 2020 10:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Covid-19 Business Casualties
Replies: 32
Views: 4255

Re: Dallas Covid-19 Business Casualties

Highland Park Cafeteria will not be reopening.

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/coronavirus ... n/2367859/
by Redblock
09 May 2020 20:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Covid-19 Business Casualties
Replies: 32
Views: 4255

Re: Dallas Covid-19 Business Casualties

The Lizard Lounge is permanently closed due to Covid-19.

https://dfw.cbslocal.com/2020/05/09/dal ... ronavirus/
by Redblock
02 May 2020 10:15
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 361
Views: 138076

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Covid-19 to delay DART rail projects? Here is a report with a DART letter and Budger and Finance Committee presentation.

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/coronavirus ... s/2361863/
by Redblock
01 May 2020 09:46
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 207
Views: 82431

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Here is a timelapsed video of the construction of the park that was posted seven months ago.


https://youtu.be/zSkUNiY7qL4
by Redblock
27 Apr 2020 08:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Covid-19 Business Casualties
Replies: 32
Views: 4255

Dallas Covid-19 Business Casualties

This thread is to document any Dallas businesses which permanently close due to the Covid-19 lockdown. I hope it will be a short list but we now have our first victim. The Gold's Gym on McKinney has announced on their FB page that they are one of the 30 company owned locations that have been permane...
by Redblock
07 Mar 2020 05:25
Forum: Texas Transportation + Infrastructure
Topic: Austin Metro Proposes Massive Transit System
Replies: 5
Views: 3339

Austin Metro Proposes Massive Transit System

Austin Metro has released a nearly $10 billion transit plan to include new Rapidbus routes and a subway through downtown. It is likely to be put to a vote in November. https://www.statesman.com/news/20200306/cap-metro-recommends-downtown-subway-system-in-multibillion-dollar-light-rail-system?utm_sou...
by Redblock
26 Feb 2020 23:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 304
Views: 126038

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

The light display on the tower tonight was:

I ♡
DALLAS
by Redblock
26 Feb 2020 10:36
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: DART: Bus system
Replies: 51
Views: 20599

Re: DART: Bus system

Here is a Texas Tribune article on redrawing Carr's bus map. It will be 2 more years before it is completed.


https://www.texastribune.org/2020/02/25 ... utes-2020/
by Redblock
21 Feb 2020 14:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 776
Views: 385457

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

Tnexster wrote:The crane is coming down today, or at least the journey down has begun.



Yes, the tower crane is de-constructing itself.

This photo was taken 2/21 at about 2:30. Someone with a good camera and some time could put together a slideshow of the process.


https://photos.app.goo.gl/kJ8kTrLjpRYUuE3D9
by Redblock
20 Feb 2020 00:34
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 415
Views: 178689

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

First Look at the interior layout of the Texas High-Speed Train https://www.texascentral.com/posts/milestone-first-look-at-the-interior-layout-of-the-texas-high-speed-train First-Class comfort, with even more space: •WIDE aisles: 32” (wider than a regional jet) •Ample space: 32” of legroom and 41” ...
by Redblock
16 Feb 2020 08:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 304
Views: 126038

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

Well, Dallas has lost a building....and gained a landmark, The Leanibg Tower of Dallas.


Most of the building went down as planned. The elevator bank said NAW!

It is leaning to the east.

Here is a public shot video from next to Cityplace.

https://youtu.be/YdXyI-B_ZHY
by Redblock
14 Feb 2020 11:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 151
Views: 66906

Re: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)

https://candysdirt.com/2019/11/12/oak-lawn-committee-sees-dream-hotel-spark-another-hotel/ 2702 McKinney Avenue: McKinney and Boll 2702 McKinney Avenue: McKinney and Boll Last seen in September, this reworking of the HKS-designed McKinney and Boll building was worth it. There’s one big change that ...
by Redblock
14 Feb 2020 11:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 304
Views: 126038

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

High-rise north of downtown Dallas will be imploded https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/01/22/boom-high-rise-north-of-downtown-dallas-will-be-imploded/ The former Affiliated Computer Services building at North Central Expressway and Haskell Avenue will be imploded next month by own...
by Redblock
14 Feb 2020 10:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Re: Uptown Dallas: William B. Travis School - DISD
Replies: 3
Views: 3235

Re: Re: Uptown Dallas: William B. Travis School - DISD

The William B. Travis school is now also a construction site. No actual work yet but the Cole Ave. side parking lot and part of the playground have been assigned to the contractor. A tracked backhoe is parked in the teacher's parking lot.
by Redblock
05 Feb 2020 07:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 381
Views: 145202

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Here is a WBAP news report about Downtown Dallas's plans. It says Discovery District will open in May.


https://www.wbap.com/2020/02/04/downtow ... ment-plan/
by Redblock
04 Feb 2020 09:13
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 361
Views: 138076

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Coming soon to rail stations near you.


https://www.railwayage.com/news/dart-wi ... ick-maker/
by Redblock
28 Jan 2020 11:02
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: DART: Bus system
Replies: 51
Views: 20599

Re: DART: Bus system

It does. It was made the terminus of D-Link when it switched to electric buses, and now is the terminus of route 749, which now uses the ex-D-Link buses. The requisite investment in a bus charging station is also probably part of why they want to find ways to continue using the electrics. I did not...
by Redblock
21 Jan 2020 00:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 481
Views: 205855

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Cava offered free meals today (1/20) and will open for regular service on 1/21. The hours will be 10:45 am to 10 pm daily. This is the new restaurant in the Spaces building at McKinney and St. Paul.
by Redblock
15 Jan 2020 14:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 381
Views: 145202

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Discovery District in downtown Dallas on tap for restaurant beer garden Downtown Dallas is on tap to get a new restaurant and beer garden, just in time for spring. Called Jaxon Texas Kitchen & Beer Garden, it's a new concept featuring modern Texas fare and 34 beers on tap, and will open in the ...
by Redblock
05 Jan 2020 07:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 481
Views: 205855

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

flyswatter wrote:Sooooo after all the rumors of closing by New Years is Gingerman still open?


It appears they open and plan to stay open. Their FB page is active and is announcing music dates for this month and a chili cook-off for Lesp Day.

https://www.facebook.com/TheGingerManDallas/
by Redblock
17 Dec 2019 10:14
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 361
Views: 138076

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

DART agrees to TOD deal with Trammell Crow at SMU/Mockingbird Station. https://www.masstransitmag.com/rail/infrastructure/press-release/21118117/dallas-area-rapid-transit-dart-dart-moves-forward-with-development-agreement-for-smumockingbird-station https://www.progressiverailroading.com/passenger_ra...
by Redblock
10 Dec 2019 16:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 776
Views: 385457

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

The website shows that pre-leasing starts in January and move-ins start in March.
by Redblock
10 Dec 2019 00:47
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 361
Views: 138076

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

I saw this and thought it was interesting. https://archpaper.com/2019/12/kansas-city-first-major-us-city-free-public-transit/ Kansas City is not the first major US city with free transit. Those of us of a certain age will remember Austin's short but failed experiment from 30 years ago. Paragraph 9 ...
by Redblock
04 Dec 2019 14:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown: Dual Brand Hilton Tower / Oak Grove & Hall
Replies: 38
Views: 10166

Re: Uptown: Dual Brand Hilton Tower / Oak Grove & Hall

The site has had a rent-a-fence around it for about a week. A large backhoe has knocked down 2 of the 3 buildings on the site. I expect the other building and the trees to be gone next week. This project and the TC Oak Grove Tower across the street could be going up at the same time. Well, the thir...
by Redblock
21 Nov 2019 07:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 481
Views: 205855

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Here is an article on Gaslight which is taking over the Eastwoods space.


http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/resta ... -gaslight/
by Redblock
19 Nov 2019 21:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 481
Views: 205855

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

THE LOON IS CLOSED!!!

Long live the Loon.

Here is the story.


http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/resta ... adwinners/
by Redblock
17 Nov 2019 02:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown: Dual Brand Hilton Tower / Oak Grove & Hall
Replies: 38
Views: 10166

Re: Uptown: Dual Brand Hilton Tower / Oak Grove & Hall

The site has had a rent-a-fence around it for about a week. A large backhoe has knocked down 2 of the 3 buildings on the site. I expect the other building and the trees to be gone next week.

This project and the TC Oak Grove Tower across the street could be going up at the same time.
by Redblock
14 Nov 2019 01:59
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 325
Views: 137805

Re: Silver Line

I got a notification from DART. On Monday, Nov. 18 actual work will actually begin on the Silver Line.....actually.


https://www.dart.org/about/expansion/co ... on=12nov19


Mostly it will be removing the existing track and some utility relocation.
by Redblock
22 Oct 2019 20:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 481
Views: 205855

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

^^^ Close, it will be CutiePies Pizza. Here is their FB page.

https://m.facebook.com/CutiePiesPizza/
by Redblock
21 Oct 2019 17:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: TC Oak Grove Tower (13 ST)
Replies: 24
Views: 8882

Re: Uptown Dallas: TC Oak Grove Tower (13 ST)

The tower crane is going up today.
by Redblock
12 Oct 2019 02:15
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 138
Views: 56082

Re: TexRail

Here is a Gordon Dickson article from the Fort Worth Star Telegram about possible interline operation of TexRail and DART's Silver Line. It also mentions a possible regional commuter rail agency under NCTCOG.


https://www.star-telegram.com/news/busi ... 06857.html
by Redblock
03 Oct 2019 12:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 472
Views: 209878

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

A new cafe called Sloane's Corner will be opening this month in Trammel Crow Center at the Ross and Olive corner. Here is their FB page.

https://m.facebook.com/sloanescorner/
by Redblock
03 Oct 2019 12:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 472
Views: 209878

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

The Royal Blue grocery opened September 22 in the Trammel Crow Center at the Ross and Harwood corner.
by Redblock
03 Oct 2019 12:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 314
Views: 136245

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

CiboDivino Centro has opened in Bryan Tower at Federal and Harwood.
by Redblock
03 Oct 2019 12:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 481
Views: 205855

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

TaTa Asian Cuisine opened up in the space vacated by Gui Korean Japanese Bistro at 2719 Mckinney Ave. It appears they had their soft opening on June 3. TaTa just went ta-ta. The space is now Lover's Egg Roll. New signage was up yesterday. It's the same owner. I guess TaTa Asian Cuisine was not as p...
by Redblock
02 Oct 2019 12:43
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: DART: Bus system
Replies: 51
Views: 20599

Re: DART: Bus system

Another D-Town doing a transit study. Sound familiar?


https://www.denverpost.com/2019/10/02/r ... ne-genova/
by Redblock
14 Sep 2019 09:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
Replies: 101
Views: 49429

Re: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

The Holocaust Museum will opening its new building Wednesday, September 18.

Here a Channel 5 report with a video.

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Exclu ... 74611.html
by Redblock
11 Sep 2019 11:46
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 415
Views: 178689

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Dear Friend, (...) ...and join the thousands of Texans who want a seat on the Texas Train! For Texas, Holly Reed I've read the reports on this, but most of them are just copy-pastes of the press release. I still don't understand how this fits into the FRA approval process or how it represents a tan...
by Redblock
09 Sep 2019 15:59
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 415
Views: 178689

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

What it we just build a giant zip line between Dallas and Houston? Will that satisfy all parties? For those curious, I just did a calculation off a zip line tutorial, and the Dallas-to-Houston zip line would only need to be about 60,000 feet tall. Totally doable! You can probably get a government g...
by Redblock
05 Sep 2019 15:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 80
Views: 29318

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

Here's a mega list of restaurant openings put together by CultureMap.

http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/resta ... -openings/
by Redblock
06 Aug 2019 23:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 181
Views: 82690

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

Cbdallas wrote:Would love to see some construction equipment start moving dirt on this one.....


A coring truck was working again today. And a large construction debris bin was set near the building. Maybe they are ready to strip out the building.

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