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by Cbdallas
22 Mar 2019 11:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 151
Views: 27853

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Close Main Street and make it an outdoor music festival and get some big corporate sponsors to get some real talent to draw the crowds from all over the metroplex. It just takes money to get this done. I've been saying for years that this should be done every Friday & Saturday evening. Drill a ...
by Cbdallas
22 Mar 2019 10:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 151
Views: 27853

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Close Main Street and make it an outdoor music festival and get some big corporate sponsors to get some real talent to draw the crowds from all over the metroplex. It just takes money to get this done.
by Cbdallas
20 Mar 2019 16:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 286
Views: 64287

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

It is trying very desperately to be Miami and Dallas is certainly no Miami. You could lift that entire building complex and plop it down anywhere in Miami and people would think it had been there forever. They maybe can make the beach club into it's own entity and release the restaurant into somethi...
by Cbdallas
20 Mar 2019 16:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 153
Views: 32896

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

There is a lot happening around the general Galleria area so I think with this demolished and the area around this growing it will become more lucrative for this development. Also has great connection to both airports with LBJ and the Tollway right there which is important for big companies.
by Cbdallas
12 Mar 2019 14:34
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 92
Views: 17439

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

A Hotel with some more condo units on the top part of the tower as tall as the FAA would allow them to build.
by Cbdallas
06 Mar 2019 14:04
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 253
Views: 42237

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

I wonder if the city could pass eliminating parking requirements for transit adjacent projects to spur development and ridership going forward and it would also encourage more urban density in the city. I have seen that some other cities have already done this.
by Cbdallas
28 Feb 2019 16:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 283
Views: 61610

Re: Oak Lawn

Caven should pay to make that crosswalk in permanent pavers it is enhancing their bottom line anyway.
by Cbdallas
28 Feb 2019 14:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: (PWC) Park District Tower (316 FT | 20 ST) + Residences at Park District (385 FT | 32 ST)
Replies: 173
Views: 48262

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

Not to worry I am sure it will be many different incarnations in that space as is happening in other spaces. The commercial owners and brokers just want signed tenants they are not concerned with what might suit the area it is just about their coin.
by Cbdallas
28 Feb 2019 11:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 283
Views: 61610

Re: Oak Lawn

Another way to energize change for this area between Lemmon to Maple and between Oak Lawn and the tollway is to enforce all parking and report violations ongoing to the city as well as get the local residents to push for one sided street parking. An argument for one sided parking is that these stree...
by Cbdallas
26 Feb 2019 16:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: 2711 N. Haskell
Replies: 23
Views: 4000

Re: Cityplace East: 2711 N. Haskell

This was Parameter Realty Partners drawing for what they wanted to do with Cityplace.
by Cbdallas
26 Feb 2019 15:52
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Replies: 75
Views: 14420

Re: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava

I never thought it would get built in the first place my guess is that with State involved will delay but it will get done eventually. Visually it certainly is better than nothing at least while we wait for a fix.
by Cbdallas
26 Feb 2019 15:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: (PWC) Park District Tower (316 FT | 20 ST) + Residences at Park District (385 FT | 32 ST)
Replies: 173
Views: 48262

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

I don't know how they are going to fill all of this restaurant space in the city anyway so I am just glad someone took the space. I have fairly deep contacts inside that industry here and they are all saying at this point it is all down to cannibalization of customers across the board and barely abl...
by Cbdallas
26 Feb 2019 10:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: 2711 N. Haskell
Replies: 23
Views: 4000

Re: Cityplace East: 2711 N. Haskell

There were some plans going around a few years back under different owners that showed midrise apartment building and retail around the base of that building but it never took off. Would love to see that density realized there especially with the DART subway stop.
by Cbdallas
25 Feb 2019 14:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 283
Views: 61610

Re: Oak Lawn

If all we end up getting is a traffic light at Knight and Cedar Springs I will consider it a success in providing more safety for local residential pedestrians to connect to that Kroger and also to slow the speed of cars on that stretch of road.
by Cbdallas
22 Feb 2019 11:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Hines Project - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 27
Views: 1735

Re: Deep Ellum: Hines Project - 2700 Commerce

Several dense cities around the world have already started re-purposing parking garages into living and work space. I don't see why we can't do that here in the future as self driving, transit and other services take away the desire to have an individual vehicle to get around that sits idle for most...
by Cbdallas
20 Feb 2019 15:24
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: MATA: M-Line Trolley
Replies: 86
Views: 21762

Re: MATA: M-Line Trolley

I am loving this new car and the extra capacity it adds to the system. Hope to some day see this car cross Knox street with the expansion.
by Cbdallas
20 Feb 2019 13:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 507
Views: 106628

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

If you put about 10 times the amount of living available down there you would not see empty restaurants. I don't understand why there is not much more available living space both apartments and townhomes in that area.
by Cbdallas
19 Feb 2019 11:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Smart District
Replies: 106
Views: 23857

Re: Dallas Smart District

Hopefully it will someday have a new DART line going by near there as well. I think this area could really pop if they could get a noticeable building up. Also the bullet train will be coming in near there as well.
by Cbdallas
18 Feb 2019 11:54
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Introducing the 2019 Dallas Mayoral Candidates - D Magazine
Replies: 3
Views: 276

Re: Introducing the 2019 Dallas Mayoral Candidates - D Magazine

She and her husband live in a home in that area and don't want more traffic around there it is that simple. I don't agree with that position and would love to see apartment towers and much more density there but I don't live in that district so my position really doesn't matter.
by Cbdallas
06 Feb 2019 16:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: First Baptist Church
Replies: 36
Views: 2389

Re: Downtown Dallas: First Baptist Church

Disgusting. There needs to be a ban on any new above-ground parking in our core urban areas. Downtown is becoming a dark sea of garages. I don't even get it, because new buildings aren't really going up. Just new parking. And deader, darker streets with more cars aggressively driving through the co...
by Cbdallas
06 Feb 2019 15:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: First Baptist Church
Replies: 36
Views: 2389

Re: Downtown Dallas: First Baptist Church

I have to wonder what this church and all of it's non taxable property brings to downtown Dallas. Do the parishioners stay and shop and eat nearby or support anything other than their church. Seriously I have no idea.
by Cbdallas
06 Feb 2019 14:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown: Luxury Hotel, 2025 Cedar Springs (Pizza Hut Strip Mall)
Replies: 10
Views: 912

Re: Uptown: Luxury Hotel, 2025 Cedar Springs (Pizza Hut Strip Mall)

Wish they would another 15 stories above the hotel for condos.
by Cbdallas
01 Feb 2019 15:07
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 156
Views: 25935

Re: I-345

at least they are pretty to look at and drive over....
by Cbdallas
01 Feb 2019 14:56
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 253
Views: 42237

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

I know that this is anathema but several cities in Europe including an entire nation Luxembourg is making all transit rides free to both encourage ridership and discourage single use vehicles. Also this helps balance out the divide between rich and poor as it removes a cost to the lower end of the i...
by Cbdallas
01 Feb 2019 13:49
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 156
Views: 25935

Re: I-345

Right that thing is a beast and kind of scary to drive over and a massive eyesore separating the city.
by Cbdallas
01 Feb 2019 11:37
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 281
Views: 54984

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

What is interesting to me is that these giant tech companies all list mass transit as an important part of there deal but Apple Google etc. all go to Austin which has some of the worst traffic and no rail system of any significance. Transit must not be a thing after all.
by Cbdallas
31 Jan 2019 14:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: The Quadrangle
Replies: 3
Views: 491

Re: Uptown Dallas: The Quadrangle

I used to eat at 8.0 and Quadrangle Grill back in the eighties and then it was the only real semi urban experience in Dallas as there was really not much else down there at the time. I always thought that it would get developed first with dense high rise apartments and mixed use yet it has stood sti...
by Cbdallas
30 Jan 2019 14:59
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: MATA: M-Line Trolley
Replies: 86
Views: 21762

Re: MATA: M-Line Trolley

Have not been inside yet but have seen it on the go and it is a beauty. We need more of these and the extension to Knox.
by Cbdallas
29 Jan 2019 15:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 40
Views: 4372

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

Has anyone been to Circo on McKinney? I drive by there and never see anyone in there almost looks closed. The reviews have been pretty brutal. The building and that restaurant seem very out of place looks more like Miami than Dallas.
by Cbdallas
29 Jan 2019 15:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 424
Views: 96563

Re: Northpark Center

That is exactly why urban Dallas needs more moderately priced condo towers. People including myself would live and buy one if it was within reach of people still living out their career here in Dallas. Towers here are in two groups Apartment rentals and super high end $$$$$ condo units. I still say ...
by Cbdallas
24 Jan 2019 11:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 424
Views: 96563

Re: Northpark Center

I would love to see this come to Northpark and give it a denser more urban quality.
by Cbdallas
23 Jan 2019 14:14
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Dallas Love Field Airport
Replies: 76
Views: 15274

Re: Dallas Love Field Airport

Overall I think they have done a fantastic job on this airport and it is a great asset. Still wish the train stopped there though.
by Cbdallas
23 Jan 2019 11:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel
Replies: 98
Views: 27064

Re: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel

So show me all the new announcements and groundbreakings of tower projects in the Dallas urban core other than what is already under construction. I am concerned that the Central Market mixed use at Lemmon and McKinney could be delayed at this point. Heads are in the ground if you don't think the Da...
by Cbdallas
22 Jan 2019 15:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel
Replies: 98
Views: 27064

Re: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel

Yep I think we are at a place where if it isn't coming out of the ground it won't for quite a while. Dallas had a really good run though with this period of growth.
by Cbdallas
21 Jan 2019 15:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Bryan Tower
Replies: 34
Views: 4441

Re: Downtown Dallas: Bryan Tower

I used to work on the 44th floor back in the day and I must say it would have made a sweet one floor penthouse. Great views cool triangular layout.
by Cbdallas
21 Jan 2019 11:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Bryan Tower
Replies: 34
Views: 4441

Re: Downtown Dallas: Bryan Tower

My idea was to modernize the entire look to appeal to possible renters. Not much context for an old new england look around Dallas.
by Cbdallas
18 Jan 2019 13:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Bryan Tower
Replies: 34
Views: 4441

Re: Downtown Dallas: Bryan Tower

Remove the top structure and put in a pool and deck and your done.
by Cbdallas
18 Jan 2019 11:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Bryan Tower
Replies: 34
Views: 4441

Re: Downtown Dallas: Bryan Tower

I agree I walk all over downtown and this part still feels the most like the downtown from the 1990's all about the office worker and very few live right there. I do however feel that with the new park and the Dart and Mata connections that eventually this area will grow and liven up. I would love t...
by Cbdallas
11 Jan 2019 14:29
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 253
Views: 42237

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Back sweat.
by Cbdallas
11 Jan 2019 14:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 169
Views: 40276

Re: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt

I really don't care which one they build I just wish they would add another 200 ft. to the top.
by Cbdallas
10 Jan 2019 13:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 507
Views: 106628

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Ackard street south of Downtown might be the place to create the old vibe that Deep Ellum used to have. This process goes on in all big cities. The artist take over an area bars open then later it gentrifies rents go up and the artist move to a new location of affordability. The beat goes on.....
by Cbdallas
10 Jan 2019 10:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 234
Views: 55481

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

What is the status of the Complete Street project for Knox shouldn't that be kicking off soon?
by Cbdallas
07 Jan 2019 11:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 499
Views: 99518

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Good lord I wish them luck but that space is such a total destination with no access other than walk ups from the Katy Trail. I hope they got an incredible lease based only on sales.
by Cbdallas
03 Jan 2019 15:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 234
Views: 55481

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

I agree what is this one story face lift junk going on in what should be a dense urban area.
by Cbdallas
21 Dec 2018 13:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: TC Oak Grove Tower (13 ST)
Replies: 8
Views: 1102

Re: Uptown Dallas: TC Oak Grove Tower (13 ST)

Right still no West Village area condo tower options. I really think a nicely situated condo tower somewhere in that vicinity would sell. I would be ready to buy one. How much would you be ready to pay for one? I was thinking between 700,000 to 800,000 would be the range. Obviously it would go much...
by Cbdallas
21 Dec 2018 12:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: TC Oak Grove Tower (13 ST)
Replies: 8
Views: 1102

Re: Uptown Dallas: TC Oak Grove Tower (13 ST)

Right still no West Village area condo tower options. I really think a nicely situated condo tower somewhere in that vicinity would sell. I would be ready to buy one.
by Cbdallas
21 Dec 2018 10:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: TC Oak Grove Tower (13 ST)
Replies: 8
Views: 1102

Re: Uptown Dallas: TC Oak Grove Tower (13 ST)

Keep them coming and I believe this is near the the new Central Market mixed use project as well. The density is starting to bring all parts of the urban city together.
by Cbdallas
20 Dec 2018 15:58
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The Grocery Store Thread 2.0
Replies: 42
Views: 8555

Re: The Grocery Store Thread 2.0

Eataly going to the burbs would be very painful I hope that does not happen.
by Cbdallas
06 Dec 2018 16:07
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 281
Views: 54984

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Beginning to wonder if Dallas will ever land another big fish downtown. Everyone wants to move here but not to downtown Dallas which is ironic because that is the spoke to our regions mass transit. Oh well suburbia wins again.
by Cbdallas
26 Nov 2018 11:30
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Retail / shopping issues
Replies: 8
Views: 1002

Re: Retail / shopping issues

The problem with the Gap is that is sits between the low end Old Navy and the upper end Banana Republic and since the middle markets of most retail is vanishing they are hurting and will continue to do so until something can prop back up the middle class consumer. We will see a lot more of this in r...

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