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by Redblock
03 Jun 2018 18:47
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: DART: Bus system
Replies: 8
Views: 1729

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: 191
Views: 23332

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: 268
Views: 50799

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: 151
Views: 16617

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: 191
Views: 23332

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: 191
Views: 23332

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: 191
Views: 23332

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: 245
Views: 32133

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: 286
Views: 40450

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: 191
Views: 23332

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: 16545

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: 191
Views: 23332

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: 70
Views: 13377

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: 70
Views: 13377

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: 191
Views: 23332

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: 191
Views: 23332

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: 3454

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: 70
Views: 13377

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: 15161

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: 137
Views: 15298

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: 70
Views: 13377

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: 70
Views: 13377

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: 137
Views: 28903

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: 160
Views: 30968

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: 70
Views: 13377

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: 21
Views: 5902

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: 204
Views: 35027

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: 2439

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: 21
Views: 5902

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: 191
Views: 23332

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: 204
Views: 35027

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: 6840

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: 43
Views: 7723

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: 24
Views: 4420

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...
by Redblock
02 May 2017 19:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Hall Street Condos (2934 N. Hall St.) (6 ST)
Replies: 31
Views: 6840

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

Walked by this the weekend, it's a different property on the other side of Noble from where the property owned by a hotel group. It's where the Italian restaurant that burned down like a decade ago was. Since one small bank if financing the construction I'm guessing it is going to be a low-rise ret...
by Redblock
18 Apr 2017 21:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Modera Howell (Hall & Howell) (6 ST)
Replies: 12
Views: 2439

Uptown Dallas: Modera Howell (Hall & Howell) (6 ST)

Here is a link to a DBJ article on this project which is finally getting underway.

http://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/ ... f-new.html

Today an excavator was on site and knocked down the first of the old houses.
by Redblock
18 Apr 2017 21:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: (PWC) Park District Tower (316 FT | 20 ST) + Residences at Park District (385 FT | 32 ST)
Replies: 137
Views: 28903

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

This project finally got its fourth tower crane. It is near the Woodall Rodgers/Olive corner and will be used for the mid-rise part of the residential building. It is much shorter than the other three and kinda cute.
by Redblock
11 Apr 2017 20:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 57
Views: 12875

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

With a little Googling I found the auction announcement. It was held last Thursday, April 6.

https://www.samauctions.com/4/6-former- ... nt-auction
by Redblock
11 Apr 2017 19:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 57
Views: 12875

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

In the last half of March there were some electrical contractors working in the building. The only change I noted was refrigerated displays were no longer lit up.

After the electricians were gone, some pickups from an auctioneer company were parked there for a few days.
by Redblock
11 Apr 2017 19:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: McKinney & St Paul
Replies: 6
Views: 1614

Re: McKinney & St Paul

Could it be this? http://ucr.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/1919-McKinney-Ave-property-flyer.pdf A cool brewery would be awesome there! I think that link was a suggestion by the new owners for turning the HKS buildings into one or more restaurants. There was a brew pub in the building facing McKinn...
by Redblock
05 Apr 2017 18:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: M Line Tower (240 FT / 20 ST)
Replies: 64
Views: 15161

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

The tower cranes will be coming down next week, probably starting Monday, April 10.
by Redblock
01 Apr 2017 16:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 204
Views: 35027

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

The lion statues were removed from the Ross Avenue side of Trammell Crow Center today.

And I am not 'lyin' even if it is April Fool's.
by Redblock
22 Mar 2017 08:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 204
Views: 35027

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

A bulldozer is now on site.

Let the digging begin.
by Redblock
03 Mar 2017 12:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 204
Views: 35027

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

The rent-a-fence was set up today.
by Redblock
27 Feb 2017 19:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Comprehensive Dallas Development Map / List
Replies: 33
Views: 8395

Re: Comprehensive Dallas Development Map / List

I clicked on this link on a post by Texasstar. It is a handy compilation of renderings of Dallas projects currently under construction. You can click on each rendering for a larger, expandable view.

https://sway.com/L6WeXwbxQKgsvP9m
by Redblock
24 Feb 2017 18:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 121
Views: 25566

Re: The Christopher @The Union (28 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)

^^^^^ There are now FOUR cranes on this project!!!

Also, the first forms have been set up above grade.
by Redblock
18 Feb 2017 21:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)
Replies: 160
Views: 30968

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

Does anyone still have a link to the renderings for this project?
by Redblock
17 Feb 2017 18:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: (PWC) Park District Tower (316 FT | 20 ST) + Residences at Park District (385 FT | 32 ST)
Replies: 137
Views: 28903

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

R1070 wrote:How many floors left on the PWC building?


I count 17 floors completed. The title of this thread mentions 20 floors. If that is true then there are three more to go.

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