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by Cbdallas
19 Sep 2018 16:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 180
Views: 20706

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

If they would just put 8 stories of apartments above all of this I would be ok. I just don't understand why that would not be feasible for that area with Cityplace and Uptown right there. I said the same thing with Turtle Creek Village why did they not build it up with living mixed into the retail.
by Cbdallas
18 Sep 2018 15:57
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: the Cotton Belt line
Replies: 189
Views: 20432

Re: the Cotton Belt line

Will this actually be called the Cotton Belt line or will it be given a color based name as other DART lines.
by Cbdallas
11 Sep 2018 16:07
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 204
Views: 21875

Re: DART D2 Subway

My biggest challenge with the current DART system is that there are not enough urban stations serving Dallas. Every line inside of loop 12 should have more stations especially as you close in towards downtown. We have made it easy to live in the burbs and work downtown but not easy if you actually l...
by Cbdallas
11 Sep 2018 16:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 74
Views: 7104

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

I walked from Deep Ellum down through Farmers Market down Harwood and through East District then on through the Arts District on Sunday and I can feel how this entire part of downtown is about to merge into the feel of one cohesive area. I would even include going down to AT & T discovery area a...
by Cbdallas
11 Sep 2018 15:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 180
Views: 20706

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

At this point this would be considered low density use in Allen. Why can't they put apartments above the retail. What a joke they are and apparently have zero interest in doing what is right for Dallas.
by Cbdallas
05 Sep 2018 11:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Old Cityplace Twin Tower site
Replies: 35
Views: 1496

Re: Old Cityplace Twin Tower site

This would be a great spot to put condos for sale on top of that mixed use tower as there is not any high rise condos for sale in the West Village area just rentals.
by Cbdallas
05 Sep 2018 11:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 398
Views: 51282

Re: Victory Park 3.0

I really would have thought that Kessler Pies would have some business with the apartment people or even getting some from the office tenants. Not sure what is going to happen down there it seems the people that live and work there eat and shop elsewhere which is odd considering they can walk out th...
by Cbdallas
31 Aug 2018 12:32
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 167
Views: 18086

Re: Trinity River Park

If nothing else we need to build this park just for all the instagram photo opportunities.
by Cbdallas
28 Aug 2018 11:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Grocery Stores: news/development
Replies: 87
Views: 12018

Re: Grocery Stores: news/development

I am starting to get concerned that if they don't announce the mixed use development soon for McKinney and Lemmon for the Central Market that it could be delayed even more due to the upcoming slowdown in a year or so.
by Cbdallas
28 Aug 2018 11:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 252
Views: 36343

Re: Oak Lawn

Both Oak Lawn and Lemmon Ave. both retain much of their 1970's to 1980's suburban character sadly.
by Cbdallas
27 Aug 2018 15:06
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 204
Views: 21875

Re: DART D2 Subway

I think the real challenge in DFW today is that you really are making a personal decision to ride the train and streetcar. Maybe once in a while an event like the OU Texas game or a huge event downtown or at Victory pushes more people onto the train that want to avoid the hassle of traffic and parki...
by Cbdallas
23 Aug 2018 15:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 778
Views: 99649

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

If we make the final short list I say we give them everything they want if they commit to going downtown. It would set a new course for Dallas for the next 50 years and secure us as a top business city.
by Cbdallas
23 Aug 2018 15:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Parking Garages
Replies: 92
Views: 13376

Re: Parking Garages

I am not too concerned about these parking garages. Around the world in urban centers I have already seen very cool adaptive reuse for these spaces to become office, living and retail/restaurant spaces. The car will die at the very end in the USA so meantime we will still be using these for a bit mo...
by Cbdallas
22 Aug 2018 15:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 252
Views: 36343

Re: Oak Lawn

425 sq. ft. for 1350 per month. Micro mini size for NYC pricing. They better hope we get Amazon.
by Cbdallas
17 Aug 2018 09:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 19
Views: 1080

Re: North Dallas: Galleria

I am so glad to see this area finally get some new urban development. especially since the Midtown development is stuck in lawsuits. I would love to see this entire area become dense and fully developed out.
by Cbdallas
17 Aug 2018 09:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 778
Views: 99649

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I still think they will pick a top 2 or 3 and then milk the incentives and go where they get the most.
by Cbdallas
17 Aug 2018 09:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: 2711 N. Haskell
Replies: 11
Views: 2039

Re: Cityplace East: 2711 N. Haskell

A big help would be to match the sidewalks and landscaping on that side with what you see in Uptown. That is the disconnect as you cross over central you immediately notice that you have left uptown.
by Cbdallas
13 Aug 2018 15:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 398
Views: 51282

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Was at Billy Can Can friday night. Nice crowd great drinks food was only so so. Went and have a drink upstairs at Imoto (great space filled with people downtairs and upstairs. If they can keep these crowds going while they add more restuarants then there might be a glimmer of hope down here.
by Cbdallas
02 Aug 2018 11:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 398
Views: 51282

Re: Victory Park 3.0

I go down to Victory all the time when I walk out of the Katy trail and this is the one thing that still concerns me for this area. It does not connect up to Design District - Uptown - Downtown, it is an island unto itself. Imagine if it connected with walkable points directly from the north where t...
by Cbdallas
20 Jul 2018 10:35
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 189
Views: 20251

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Last two rides on the train I noticed that ticket checking was happining much more often than usual. I hope DART can keep up this level of verifying tickets to riders.
by Cbdallas
18 Jul 2018 11:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown: Carlisle St. Urban Renewal Project/Block 968
Replies: 17
Views: 2398

Re: Uptown: Carlisle St. Urban Renewal Project/Block 968

Watiting on this one for a while but I wish it had been taller.
by Cbdallas
13 Jul 2018 10:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Cedar Maple Plaza I,II & III (2301 Cedar Springs Rd.)
Replies: 52
Views: 6321

Re: Uptown Dallas: Cedar Maple Plaza I,II & III (2301 Cedar Springs Rd.)

How else would they valet the cars for the restaurants.
by Cbdallas
13 Jul 2018 10:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 170
Views: 28038

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

Since these are for lease apartments and not condos that should not happen very different developer business plans.
by Cbdallas
13 Jul 2018 10:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Butler Brothers Building
Replies: 100
Views: 16851

Re: Downtown Dallas: Butler Brothers Building

Just some better paint color choices on the outside would have gone a long way. Pale yellow mush generally does not rivet the senses. I am still glad it is there though and someday it will get repainted.
by Cbdallas
12 Jul 2018 11:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 360
Views: 57045

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

This is going to be a great urban part of Dallas once this all merges into a cohesive area from Trinity Groves all the way over to Jefferson. Loving where all of this is headed hope the growth continues at this fast pace. Looking forward to both sides of the river as one skyline.
by Cbdallas
03 Jul 2018 10:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Virgin Hotel
Replies: 92
Views: 17929

Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Bill Hutchinson needs to get the rest of this area moving otherwise his new baby is going to be left on an island disconnected from where the energy is moving in the urban core.
by Cbdallas
26 Jun 2018 13:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 180
Views: 20706

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

Would love to see Cityplace and across the street get developed and put and replace the old Target and that strip center with midrise uses. Maybe then that subway station could see more use.
by Cbdallas
26 Jun 2018 13:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 170
Views: 28038

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

This is my most anticpated tower to infill the Arts District. Can't wait to see it rise!
by Cbdallas
21 Jun 2018 15:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 382
Views: 65535

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

Don;t forget that we spent 10 years plus rehabbing old unused buildings into apartments throughout the downtown core. The next phase and only growth possible is on those empty lots and low use land plots. It will happen next.
by Cbdallas
13 Jun 2018 14:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 219
Views: 29063

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Saw that the GAP in the West Village is closing has everything must go posters in the windows. I don't know how all of this retail space is going to get filled with the continuing shrinkage of retail business across the board. Lots of new and old space still unfilled at this point all over uptown do...
by Cbdallas
06 Jun 2018 15:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 382
Views: 65535

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

Um they have plans in NYC to add new extensions off the high line that will be built as new. Still can be cool just becuase it is not repurposed.
by Cbdallas
06 Jun 2018 11:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Overall Construction Levels
Replies: 25
Views: 5338

Re: Overall Construction Levels

Without an Amazon coming to town I think we have seen most of the big projects take off and the ones not out of the ground are probably dead on most accounts. Too bad as I still was hoping to see some of the apartment towers still go up downtown on Ross etc. Most forecasters are also predicting a gl...
by Cbdallas
23 May 2018 15:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 127
Views: 18328

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Drove by here at lunch down Montfort and noticed new demolition going on at the old Sanger Harris store.
by Cbdallas
10 May 2018 15:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 398
Views: 51282

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Tunnel Harry Hines and McKinnon and build a pedestrian bridge across Field street from the Happiest Hour area into Victory and use the old McKinnon above ground as a Katy Trail extension into lower uptown and connect to Klyde Warren Park. Dreams are free.
by Cbdallas
09 May 2018 11:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 398
Views: 51282

Re: Victory Park 3.0

With Victory Tavern closing and another closing possible I hope somehow they are able to bring new life back here but I think it will be an uphill climb. Nothing connects this area to the city other than the rail station. Not inviting to walk to from uptown or downtown and butts up against I-35 and ...
by Cbdallas
09 May 2018 11:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 382
Views: 65535

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

I walked through this area last Sunday and it really is going to be a great place once the garage and apartment tower are finished. It was fun to see the old fountains running again as this was always a cool hangout in the summer back in the 1980's when it opened. All very promising.
by Cbdallas
08 May 2018 16:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 178
Views: 28739

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Worst part is that this is such a great train oriented development and the train station will eventually go away with D2 expansion.
by Cbdallas
04 May 2018 11:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 68
Views: 15353

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

OK I got to visit casually with a person on the inside and they said that the plan is they will raze the existing structure and put a mixed use with Residential and office towers with retail at bottom with underground parking. A Central Market will be part of that retail at the bottom of the develop...
by Cbdallas
03 May 2018 16:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 326
Views: 48048

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

I guess all we have to hold on to hope at the moment is that they are playing with lighting the building. I really hope this keeps going it is so important to bring this part of downtown all together.
by Cbdallas
03 May 2018 11:19
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: the Cotton Belt line
Replies: 189
Views: 20432

Re: the Cotton Belt line

Start this with a dedicated bus system and see where the ridership is in 2040. If it is there then build the fixed line with more stations. Otherwise this is a waste of money and focus for the region.
by Cbdallas
03 May 2018 11:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 338
Views: 49173

Re: Northpark Center

Still nothing about a hotel and or condo tower coming. I would think that with the mass consolidation of retail that they would want to take this up another notch and make this the go to multi state regional shopping destination. It seems like such an easy button to do and they originally discussed ...
by Cbdallas
02 May 2018 10:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 239
Views: 29735

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

Why is High end sad???
by Cbdallas
25 Apr 2018 12:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 121
Views: 18508

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

Many of these apartment towers will make great Condo conversion projects as the market changes away from post college drinking to adult living.
by Cbdallas
24 Apr 2018 11:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 184
Views: 31910

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Knox is going all in on high end because that is the only level of retail that is growing in actual storefronts. The market for middle level retail is shrinking by the day and with the Knox area it is a perfect junction of money and location.
by Cbdallas
20 Apr 2018 11:01
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: the Cotton Belt line
Replies: 189
Views: 20432

Re: the Cotton Belt line

This line is being built to service that area in 2058. It is a toy train for the burbs that hardly anyone will ride. Meahwhile in the densest most urban part of Metro the entire system is clogged through a single line. I really don't see this being good for the overall system.
by Cbdallas
12 Apr 2018 11:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 60
Views: 6001

Re: Lower Greenville Development

That is what this board is all about sharing information so we can learn and understand how it all works and how to improve. Thanks for providing that insight I was not aware of all of those conditions at lower Greenville site or the Cityplace Target center. Based on what you have said again sadly m...
by Cbdallas
12 Apr 2018 11:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No. 10 Harwood (22 ST)
Replies: 93
Views: 17051

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No. 10 Harwood (22 ST)

The greenery shown in most of these drawings would never live past July in Dallas we need to get real about that.
by Cbdallas
12 Apr 2018 10:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 398
Views: 51282

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Was down there again yesterday about 6pm there was almost no one anywhere all existing restuarants were empty not even people having a drink at the bar. I just have to wonder where are the people that already live down there and what are they doing? I sure hope all of this works but I have to wonder...
by Cbdallas
11 Apr 2018 16:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 60
Views: 6001

Re: Lower Greenville Development

I think a good option would be a new urban target at this location. Close the cityplace one tear down that entire strip center and densify mixed use that entire block and do another urban target somewhere in uptown... downtown... oaklawn.
by Cbdallas
05 Apr 2018 14:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Butler Brothers Building
Replies: 100
Views: 16851

Re: Downtown Dallas: Butler Brothers Building

What kind of super half off half off special deal did they get for that yellow paint. Ugh.

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