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by Cbdallas
16 Jul 2019 14:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 610
Views: 136033

Re: Victory Park 3.0

We went Friday evening to HERO and had a great time it was around 7:30. What impressed me was that there was nothing at the arena or any other event and yet Hero was busy and the other places were too with people walking around. I think this area is going to be very popular in the fall with nice wea...
by Cbdallas
08 Jul 2019 14:36
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Katy Trail 1.0
Replies: 9
Views: 1803

Re: Katy Trail 1.0

connects the Trail directly to the Harwood district which in that area is under served with entrance access.
by Cbdallas
08 Jul 2019 14:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 610
Views: 136033

Re: Victory Park 3.0

This will help with adding more weekday lunch bodies in the surrounding restaurants as well as make that DART station feel like it is more connected to Victory Park.
by Cbdallas
28 Jun 2019 09:50
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 185
Views: 35265

Re: I-345

Like this in Albuquerque.
by Cbdallas
28 Jun 2019 09:45
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 185
Views: 35265

Re: I-345

Just some cool solar powered (panels could be places on outside of freeway sides) color LED lights that would light up underneath from Woodall Rogers over to 30 would enliven both downtown and deep ellum and connect the two hoods.
by Cbdallas
28 Jun 2019 09:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Highland Park Village
Replies: 116
Views: 27935

Re: Highland Park Village

"That leaves around 9/10 current spaces empty at the village, more than I can ever remember.
Hope they announce a new lineup coming soon."

"Is there a spa at HPV?"

A boutique hotel would do wonders but the residents don't want it and will not let it happen unfortunately.
by Cbdallas
28 Jun 2019 09:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 149
Views: 36404

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

What site are these images from ???
by Cbdallas
28 Jun 2019 09:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 172
Views: 41662

Re: West End 1.0

Imagine how great it would look with each one lit and extend it back into the West End buildings with the sleeves over the neon.
by Cbdallas
28 Jun 2019 09:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 390
Views: 87396

Re: Oak Lawn

Does anyone know what a map area of actual Oak Lawn looks like. Lately I keep seeing the news report crime and shootings in the "Oak Lawn neighborhood" but they are happening west of the tollway and more towards the Love Field area. They just seem to be looping all of this area into Oak La...
by Cbdallas
28 Jun 2019 09:32
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 317
Views: 72215

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

It makes me wonder what is missing in our package that we loose these tech wins to other cities. If we loose Uber then Dallas really needs to take some deep searching and quick action.
by Cbdallas
27 Jun 2019 15:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 172
Views: 41662

Re: West End 1.0

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:This looks cheap. They look Like RGB lights for a gaming PC. I thought they would have at least put them plastic tubes to look like neon lights.


Same thoughts a simple plastic sleeve would have made it look like the old neon.
by Cbdallas
24 Jun 2019 14:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 125
Views: 27495

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Because what was there before was so wonderful....empty derelict land that stray dogs used to roam free. It is easy to be a critic when you have none of your coin in the game.
by Cbdallas
20 Jun 2019 11:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 610
Views: 136033

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Or in that stupid Circo concept on McKinney.
by Cbdallas
12 Jun 2019 16:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 610
Views: 136033

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Outside of Vegas is there even a brand for Hard Rock anymore???
by Cbdallas
07 Jun 2019 15:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 608
Views: 180970

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

I always wished the 2nd tower would get built someday but I have to say this is really looking good next to the existing building and compliments it very nicely.
by Cbdallas
07 Jun 2019 15:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 390
Views: 87396

Re: Oak Lawn

I would love to see about 20 more of these type of building up and down OakLawn and Lemmon.
by Cbdallas
07 Jun 2019 15:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - Fountain Place
Replies: 81
Views: 24496

Re: Downtown Dallas - Fountain Place

All of this vacancy could create an opportunity for a company to plant their flag downtown in one of the most architecturally significant buildings. I am not sure at this point what we can do to make downtown more attractive for business. Maybe just convert it all into living who knows. I heard a ru...
by Cbdallas
07 Jun 2019 12:05
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 273
Views: 55921

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Putting ticket takers on every train while costly would make the train feel more inviting to paying customers while removing those that don't pay or use the train as a homeless shelter which drives more paying riders away from using the train. If I could go back in time I would have insisted they ga...
by Cbdallas
05 Jun 2019 14:14
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 76
Views: 19652

Re: Fair Park

Fair Park would be a great venue for an even bigger Halloween party and event with some named performers than what the street and neighborhood can accommodate. We live in that hood and quit going years ago due to the overcrowding and the fencing in of the event as you get stuck on one side and canno...
by Cbdallas
29 May 2019 16:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel
Replies: 107
Views: 34368

Re: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel

So is the DREAM finally DEAD?
by Cbdallas
20 May 2019 16:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)
Replies: 19
Views: 2084

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

Ah yes 2001 back when Dallas thought it was Paris. Please do a pencil thin modern highrise not a faux past. Would be great to do a fresh modern take on the NYC Flat Iron building.
by Cbdallas
17 May 2019 10:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 390
Views: 87396

Re: Oak Lawn

I thought the move was because of road construction that would still be occurring along the parade route on Cedar Springs in September of this year so they had to come up with an alternative and decided to move it to Pride Month in June to Fair Park. The worst part is that the DART rail is closed al...
by Cbdallas
14 May 2019 14:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 390
Views: 87396

Re: Oak Lawn

Build up not out.
by Cbdallas
10 May 2019 14:32
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Love Field People Mover
Replies: 41
Views: 10312

Re: Dallas Love Field People Mover

Probably $9 gallon gas and jam packed grid lock would get these projects rolling. It is still too cheap to drive and own a car here but we should still try to get some of these things done.
by Cbdallas
10 May 2019 14:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn
Replies: 33
Views: 5056

Re: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn

With this and the tower announced at Oak Lawn and Lemmon the tower barrier has been breached to the West side of Oak Lawn! Keep them coming.
by Cbdallas
10 May 2019 14:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 183
Views: 33764

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

I don't understand the push back against high rise development. I live in a townhouse with a slight downtown view but I realize that at anything the block across the street could and should go high rise and I would be all for it. For me it is about living in densely packed urban walk-able core not v...
by Cbdallas
08 May 2019 16:18
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Love Field People Mover
Replies: 41
Views: 10312

Re: Dallas Love Field People Mover

I have always wanted a direct connection to Love Field from the Burbank station but with all the development going into the Knox Henderson area I am leaning on rather directing efforts and money to eventually open up the station there instead. Rideshare I think will take over most airport trips in t...
by Cbdallas
08 May 2019 16:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 390
Views: 87396

Re: Oak Lawn

I lived here in Dallas in the 1980's and 90's when you could rent a decent apartment south of Highland Park all the way to downtown for about $500 a month and I also remember when there was no one downtown or anywhere in Oak Lawn during the day and no one dare walk on the sidewalks. Uptown was empty...
by Cbdallas
08 May 2019 11:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 519
Views: 129050

Re: Northpark Center

With Eataly there is very little else in retail or food that Dallas lacks compared to what is in the top 5 metros. I won't have to travel as much to the other large cities.
by Cbdallas
08 May 2019 11:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 390
Views: 87396

Re: Oak Lawn

Dallas and DFW are vastly different than they were 10 years ago. Increases have gone up across the board in ALL areas due to the ongoing boom and in migration that has occurred. I would love to see even more towers and more luxury going into the entire core of Dallas as that would mean that it is a ...
by Cbdallas
06 May 2019 16:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 390
Views: 87396

Re: Oak Lawn

Finally some new tower action in Oak Lawn. I hope we see a lot more of these projects go up around here in the future!
by Cbdallas
06 May 2019 15:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 149
Views: 36404

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

They can convert that into an HEB when it closes.
by Cbdallas
06 May 2019 14:40
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Lemmon Ave. lane reduction (between Turtle Creek Blvd and US-75)
Replies: 18
Views: 1653

Re: Lemmon Ave. lane reduction (between Turtle Creek Blvd and US-75)

I would love to see Lemmon narrowed to 2 lanes with a large planted median and let midrise and highrise development go all the way to Inwood. This entire road from 75 to Inwood feels like it is still 1975 in Dallas with old strip centers and run down sidewalks and yet it is seen by hundreds of thous...
by Cbdallas
06 May 2019 14:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 519
Views: 129050

Re: Northpark Center

If this pans out and they get Eataly NP should really put in a hotel and some residential towers and maybe even an office tower and just make this a much denser development and connect it all to the DART station across 75 with some kind of cool pedestrian bridge into the Park Lane Development. This ...
by Cbdallas
02 May 2019 14:58
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 278
Views: 59405

Re: DART D2 Subway

Has any large city in the US successfully dealt with the homeless I can't think of one and Dallas is way down on the list based on my obervation's and visits to those other cities. I think this just reflects that our metro is now the 4th largest in the country and there is no real solution out there...
by Cbdallas
02 May 2019 11:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 302
Views: 76756

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

CB2 is a great addition to the mix and with Restoration building up and the other residential mixed use projects this area is going to be fairly urban. If only we had built out that Knox DART station.........
by Cbdallas
12 Apr 2019 16:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 519
Views: 129050

Re: Northpark Center

"It's pretty different from the beige hellscape that is NorthPark (IMHO)"

A hellscape filled with world class art in a museum setting. That was a bit harsh.
by Cbdallas
11 Apr 2019 15:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 519
Views: 129050

Re: Northpark Center

While I too would have preferred an urban setting unfortunately Dallas does not have a dense urban area with the demographics that would support an Eataly. Even the Chicago location has been problematic as they aren't drawing outside of that urban location. I do think this location will draw from th...
by Cbdallas
11 Apr 2019 14:40
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Replies: 99
Views: 20256

Re: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava

Also we have a Mayor over those 14 fifedoms that is basically a glorified diplomat with no real power to push things and corral the city behind them to get things done. It is actually amazing to me how well things have gone the last 20 years under this overall system I guess we should feel good abou...
by Cbdallas
11 Apr 2019 14:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 519
Views: 129050

Re: Northpark Center

So my new choice for eating at Northpark will be between the chicken salad sandwich sampler plate and tortilla soup at Neiman's or the shaved prime rib sandwich at Eataly.
by Cbdallas
11 Apr 2019 10:12
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Replies: 99
Views: 20256

Re: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava

Fort Worth has a huge boondoggle called Panther Island. I am just our bridge is getting fixed and will open. At least Dallas is trying to do big things unlike other cities. I remember living here in the 1990's when nothing happened downtown was dead and uptown was empty derelict land and we had no r...
by Cbdallas
11 Apr 2019 10:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 519
Views: 129050

Re: Northpark Center

I actually have been to both New York locations as well as Chicago and though it never crossed my mind I think North Park might be the best viable spot for Eataly in the Metro. It would draw from the entire region especially on weekends it would be a destination.
by Cbdallas
09 Apr 2019 15:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 610
Views: 136033

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Some kind of interesting pedestrian bridge over Field Street would help connect uptown with Victory and also act as a feature for that area. There is not a very friendly way to walk from Uptown to Victory without feeling like frogger.
by Cbdallas
08 Apr 2019 14:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 519
Views: 129050

Re: Northpark Center

Beyond the food court I wonder when they will add a hotel or residential tower component or both to the mix. I really think there is a market there for that type of development and it would also make it more urban than just a shopping center.
by Cbdallas
08 Apr 2019 10:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Grocery Stores: news/development
Replies: 138
Views: 32143

Re: Grocery Stores: news/development

Went Sunday afternoon and it surprised me how big it was as big as any suburban store and also very nice. Parking was a breeze and ease of shopping and checking out was great. Very busy lots of people buying their groceries. When they put up some more towers nearby this entire Union complex is going...
by Cbdallas
05 Apr 2019 14:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 223
Views: 69539

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

Now the fun part begins watching it rise up and take it's place in the arts district.
by Cbdallas
04 Apr 2019 15:48
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Oak Lawn: Lee Park/Oak Lawn Park
Replies: 10
Views: 1567

Re: Oak Lawn: Lee Park/Oak Lawn Park

Would love to see a big beautiful fountain or water feature where that statute used to be.
by Cbdallas
02 Apr 2019 15:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: El Fenix site
Replies: 22
Views: 2288

Re: El Fenix site

I would think they could get approval here to build some fairly tall buildings and then maybe this would get the Perot site across Woodall to finally get their supertall out of the ground. Would love to finally see some real skyline changers as it has been a while for Dallas.
by Cbdallas
29 Mar 2019 16:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 364
Views: 89755

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

This could be a great fit at West Village.
https://www.royalbluegrocery.com/

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