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by Redblock
23 Sep 2018 02:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 221
Views: 29309

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: 1843

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: 264
Views: 36915

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: 221
Views: 29309

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: 7584

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: 270

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: 221
Views: 29309

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: 59
Views: 8299

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: 32
Views: 5673

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: 189
Views: 20383

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: 172
Views: 28335

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: 2070

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: 221
Views: 29309

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: 385
Views: 65986

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: 20540

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: 221
Views: 29309

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: 221
Views: 29309

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: 221
Views: 29309

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: 264
Views: 36915

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: 326
Views: 48297

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: 221
Views: 29309

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: 121
Views: 18600

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: 221
Views: 29309

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: 71
Views: 15075

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: 71
Views: 15075

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: 221
Views: 29309

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: 221
Views: 29309

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: 3890

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: 71
Views: 15075

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: 16401

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: 189
Views: 20383

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: 71
Views: 15075

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: 71
Views: 15075

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: 32234

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: 171
Views: 35202

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: 71
Views: 15075

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: 7584

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

The workers have returned and are working on the steel frame again.
by Redblock
12 Aug 2017 14:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 278
Views: 44938

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

This project now has two tower cranes.
by Redblock
11 Aug 2017 18:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Modera Howell (Hall & Howell) (6 ST)
Replies: 12
Views: 2776

Re: Uptown Dallas: Modera Howell - Hall and Howell, 6 Floors

This project now has its own tower crane.
by Redblock
11 Aug 2017 18:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: San Martín (former The MAC location)
Replies: 30
Views: 7584

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

We have a mystery here. For several weeks construction work has pretty much stopped. Recently the rent-a-fence was taken down and hauled away leaving only wooden barricades at the driveways.

What we now have is a 90% completed steel framework with some wallboard and possibly no tenant.
by Redblock
02 Aug 2017 17:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 221
Views: 29309

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

A donut shop has opened on Allen Street near I Fratellli. It is called Urban Donut. Here is their website.

Www.urbandonutdallas.com
by Redblock
02 Aug 2017 17:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 278
Views: 44938

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

The first section for a tower crane has been set in the middle of the hotel site.
by Redblock
15 Jun 2017 18:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Hall Street Condos (2934 N. Hall St.) (6 ST)
Replies: 31
Views: 7523

Re: Uptown Dallas: New Hotel at Hall and Oak Grove

I agree now that this is not the hotel site or project. We should soon know what it is. A rent-a-fence is now erected around the lot but there no new signage showing what is coming. Looks like they are building a condo building on that lot. Be interesting to see how tall it is. Crescent Collections...
by Redblock
12 Jun 2017 10:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 99
Views: 11967

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

In better news for steak eaters, an Argentinian restaurant is opening soon in the former Stephen Pyles space at Ross and St. Paul.

Here is their FB page.


https://m.facebook.com/Corrientes348Dallas/
by Redblock
09 May 2017 21:25
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 32
Views: 5673

Re: TexRail

Here is a presentation that The-T made to the Tarrant Reginal Transporation Coalition last week. It shows some of the remderings shown in the above post but also includes actual construction photos. If you scroll passed the construction section you will find photos of the train assembly now going on...

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