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by Redblock
09 Dec 2018 17:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 98
Views: 21441

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

Zoning change request signs have been posted for the HEB property. It is case no. Z189-141.

I think someone said they would request a slight increase in height.

At least it shows they are trying to move the project forward.
by Redblock
05 Dec 2018 03:15
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 42
Views: 8638

Re: TexRail

by Redblock
21 Nov 2018 16:23
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Collin County Transportation
Replies: 58
Views: 11216

Re: Collin County Transportation

DCTA is studying a plan for commuter bus service between Old Town Station in Lewisville and McKinney along SH 121.

https://communityimpact.com/dallas-fort ... -mckinney/
by Redblock
18 Nov 2018 19:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 103
Views: 15839

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

They finished erecting the crane on Saturday, November 17.
by Redblock
13 Nov 2018 13:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 952
Views: 144009

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Here is the reaction of a Fast Company magazine writer. Fast Company is based in NYC.



New York got played by Amazon

http://flip.it/Kodoa7
by Redblock
16 Oct 2018 10:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 348
Views: 63210

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

FLASH......FLASH.....FLASH

Another lender is arriving to save the project!!!


https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... w-investor
by Redblock
12 Oct 2018 00:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 98
Views: 21441

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

Surely the new plans do not involve the current building? It has to cost more to have security/maintain the building than to just bulldoze it? Well according to HEB they are in the design phase so it is not too far off and sometimes it's cheaper to maintain than having to dig up the foundation's an...
by Redblock
29 Sep 2018 11:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 268
Views: 44740

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Do ppl still party in Uptown?


Uptown is no longer Party Central but last night One Sette Dallas (ex-idle Rich) was hopping. It had a full parking lot, a SRO patio, and a line at the door.

It may just be the crowd who goes to the new hot place...until the next new hot place opens.
by Redblock
23 Sep 2018 02:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 268
Views: 44740

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Circo Dallas in the One Uptown building is now open.


http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/resta ... high-rise/

I expect all of you beautiful people to dress to impress and report back on what it is like.
by Redblock
16 Sep 2018 13:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Adolphus Renovation
Replies: 12
Views: 2457

Re: Downtown Dallas: Adolphus Renovation

An article from the New York Times travel section.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/15/trav ... eview.html
by Redblock
12 Sep 2018 11:57
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 316
Views: 52454

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Exclusive: Here's what a Texas Bullet Train station could look like https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2018/09/10/exclusive-heres-what-atexas-bullet-train-station.html This is the winning design in a design competition for the HOUSTON HSR station. This may or may not have any influence on what...
by Redblock
20 Aug 2018 09:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 268
Views: 44740

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

^^^ Speaking of Hot Joy, has anyone found out what the zoning change request for this site involved? The case number is Z178-223 (some prankster moved the sign to West Village by Massage Envy).
by Redblock
16 Aug 2018 12:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: San Martín (former The MAC location)
Replies: 30
Views: 9167

Re: Uptown Dallas: San Martín (former The MAC location)

They covered the former blue wall that faces McKinney Avenue in brick but only the south traffic facing side. Also, you can see tall stacks of boxes inside from McKinney Ave so I am sure they are doing a lot of unpacking. They have an active Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/sanmartindallas/ ...
by Redblock
03 Aug 2018 01:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Re: Uptown Dallas: William B. Travis School - DISD
Replies: 2
Views: 408

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

Sighs for a zoning change have been posted outside the Travis Talented and Gifted Magnet School at McKinney and Allen. The case number is Z178-313. Has anyone heard from DISD or community groups about any plans to sell the campus? In early June there were coring trucks working in the teacher's parki...
by Redblock
01 Aug 2018 23:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 268
Views: 44740

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

The Velvet Taco which took over the Urban Taco building has hung a banner that they are opening Monday, August 6.
by Redblock
31 Jul 2018 22:18
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 65
Views: 11612

Re: Fair Park

Cronies lose another one, thank goodness. Now maybe we can get a Springtime Exposition on the same scale as Autumnal State Fair. Some big time soccer games, Earth Day, Dallas Film Festival, Farm Aid Concert featuring Willie Nelson (please), Cinco de Mayo.... I didn't realize this, but I think the C...
by Redblock
21 Jul 2018 02:26
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 42
Views: 8638

Re: TexRail

Here is a June 6 note from KRLD. A VIP train will run on December 31 and regular service will begin Saturday, January 5.

https://krld.radio.com/articles/news/tr ... te-texrail
by Redblock
25 Jun 2018 16:26
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 198
Views: 28999

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Yet now it will never happen because to build it would mean shutting down the red and blue lines for months to build out the station. The neighborhood and developers wish it was there now though. For DART and the neighborhood, it makes more sense to fund the streetcar extension to Knox Henderson th...
by Redblock
25 Jun 2018 15:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 177
Views: 36154

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

The parking lot is blocked off today.
by Redblock
03 Jun 2018 18:47
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: DART: Bus system
Replies: 8
Views: 2561

Re: DART: Bus system

DART Demos New Proterra Zero-Emission, All-Electric Buses The seven zero-emission all-electric buses are partially funded by a $7.6 million from the Federal Transit Administration’s Low or No Emission Vehicle Deployment Program (LoNo Program). The grant also helps fund the infrastructure to charge ...
by Redblock
19 May 2018 19:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 268
Views: 44740

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

The Gap store in West Village is having a store closing sale.
by Redblock
10 May 2018 19:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 434
Views: 91178

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

Checkout theses quick Paint drawings I did of the Dallas skyline with Dallas Amli Fountain Place Thanks for your preview renderings of this new building in the skyline. Another interesting angle will be coming south on Central. After passing under the Fitzhugh bridge there should be a good view of ...
by Redblock
05 May 2018 19:54
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: the Cotton Belt line
Replies: 189
Views: 29021

Re: the Cotton Belt line

Here is link about three upcoming Public Hearings about the just completed Draft Evironmental Impart Statement.

http://dart.org/about/expansion/cottonbelt.asp

You can download pdfs on many segments.
by Redblock
15 Apr 2018 18:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 268
Views: 44740

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Possible action at the Hot Joy (former Texas Land & Cattle) site at Cole and Lemmon.

A zoning change request sign was just posted for case number Z178-223.

Hopefully someone can find out what it is about.
by Redblock
14 Mar 2018 22:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 268
Views: 44740

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

The Fat Rabbit space is now PL8.

Here is their website,

http://pl8dallas.com/
by Redblock
02 Mar 2018 09:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 268
Views: 44740

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Crews were moving the furnishings out of Sambuca yesterday.
by Redblock
29 Jan 2018 14:40
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 316
Views: 52454

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Here is a link to the Texas Central Partners website page about the station. https://www.texascentral.com/2018/01/29/north-texas-bullet-train-station/ The text and notes on the plan map mention pedestrian walkways to Dart's Convention Center Station and Union Station. They also mention possible exte...
by Redblock
24 Jan 2018 20:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 348
Views: 63210

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

If I understand this rendering correctly, this add-on developement is the DART headquarters building with structural steel added outside of and through the existing building to support two six floor towers on top. There have been rumors for several years that DART wants to move to a smaller building...
by Redblock
23 Jan 2018 18:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 268
Views: 44740

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Village Burger Bar at Mckinney and St. Paul opened for business today. Parking is allowed in the building garage or you can take the trolley.
by Redblock
23 Jan 2018 18:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 132
Views: 24115

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

Today is supposed to be the last night that Idle Rich is open. They brought a coffin into the building this afternoon for the wake.
by Redblock
05 Jan 2018 15:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 268
Views: 44740

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Cafe Express in M-Line Tower is opening on Monday, Jan. 8.
by Redblock
05 Jan 2018 14:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel
Replies: 86
Views: 20625

Re: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel

Interior work was happening in the Sugar Building today. Make ready?
by Redblock
05 Dec 2017 16:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel
Replies: 86
Views: 20625

Re: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel

They blocked off the left lane of McKinney today with a long term construction fence. It will make for some interesting traffic.
by Redblock
29 Nov 2017 11:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 268
Views: 44740

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Sallio will open Thursday, Nov. 30 in the former Patrizio space at McKinney Plaza.
by Redblock
25 Nov 2017 22:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 268
Views: 44740

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

The Village Burger Bar will soon have a second Uptown location. They are taking the ground floor space at the McKinney and St. Paul corner of the 1845 Woodall Rodgers Freeway building. I am not sure if this building is still called Advancial Tower now or not. They will open in late Dec. or early Jan...
by Redblock
23 Nov 2017 19:39
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Arlington: Mass Transit
Replies: 19
Views: 4704

Re: Arlington: Mass Tranosit

Dorothy Spur separated from the Rock Island Railroad (now TRE) just west of CentrePort Station. It wwnt down a sreep grade to a bridge across the Trinity and continued south on the east side 360 to connect with the switching tracks of the Great Southwest warehouse district. The track is gone between...
by Redblock
15 Nov 2017 13:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel
Replies: 86
Views: 20625

Re: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel

Some workers showed up this morning to begin preparing for the demolition. They used sledge hammers to knock down some brick work around the entrance to the garage. Then they went into the building to work. No big machines or dump trucks yet.
by Redblock
04 Nov 2017 14:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: M Line Tower (240 FT / 20 ST)
Replies: 64
Views: 19067

Re: Uptown Dallas: M Line Tower (240 FT / 20 ST)

The Cafe Express and a nail salon soon to open in this building set up tables on the sidewalk today to hand out ads and coffee samples.


The Cafe Express people said they will open in mid-December.
by Redblock
31 Oct 2017 20:12
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 198
Views: 28999

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

There are no public restrooms or snack machines in Cityplace Station.

Downtown Irving, Addison, Arapaho,and Ledbetter have restrooms and snack machines. I am not sure about Parker Road.
by Redblock
26 Oct 2017 17:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel
Replies: 86
Views: 20625

Re: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel

No, they could not reach a deal for the Sugar building. It will remain.

The building to be demolished is the red building north of the vacant area.
by Redblock
26 Oct 2017 15:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel
Replies: 86
Views: 20625

Re: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel

According to construction company, demo on law firm may begin end of November and hotel construction early 2018. However they also mentioned that deal is not 100% go yet. We had a contractor and two architects from a Salt Lake City firm ride the trolley from Cityplace station to Cole and Bowen to v...
by Redblock
18 Sep 2017 16:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: (PWC) Park District Tower (316 FT | 20 ST) + Residences at Park District (385 FT | 32 ST)
Replies: 141
Views: 38345

Re: Uptown Dallas: (PWC) Park District Tower (316 FT | 20 ST) + Residences at Park District (385 FT | 32 ST)

They seem to be pouring a floor (columns and floor) every week to ten days. I expect it to top out in Oct.

The rendering on the banner on the fence shows the top 'floor' to have a smaller area. This may be mechanical space. A smaller floor will indicate that they are finishing the structure.
by Redblock
07 Sep 2017 16:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)
Replies: 172
Views: 42715

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

The tower crane was raken down today.
by Redblock
07 Sep 2017 12:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel
Replies: 86
Views: 20625

Re: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel

Well they are spending some money! A contractor is drilling core samples through the sidewalk in front of the building to be demolished.
by Redblock
24 Aug 2017 11:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: San Martín (former The MAC location)
Replies: 30
Views: 9167

Re: Uptown Dallas: San Martín (former The MAC location)

The workers have returned and are working on the steel frame again.

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