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by Cbdallas
19 Jan 2018 14:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 519
Views: 26523

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Portland has a metro population of 2,424,955 Austin has a metro population of 2,056,405 Portland has a great city center and metro transit system combined of streetcars and light rail that connects to thier airport. You truly can live in the urban center without a car. Austin has one commuter rail l...
by Cbdallas
18 Jan 2018 14:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 135
Views: 14112

Re: Oak Lawn

Is just the Round Up for sale or the strip center along entire block that fronts Cedar Springs. Would love to see an 8 story midrise take up that entire block with storefront on the bottom floor.
by Cbdallas
18 Jan 2018 11:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 519
Views: 26523

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I am glad to see us on the list but I would have rather seen a top 5 list. This still feels like the ball has moved very little.
by Cbdallas
18 Jan 2018 11:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 238
Views: 22986

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

I took some friends visiting from Oklahoma City during the holidays on the streetcar (they were staying downtown) and we arrived in all of that construction. They were blown away with all of it Downtown, the streetcar and Bishop Arts. I am excited to see this spread out from this core into that enti...
by Cbdallas
18 Jan 2018 11:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: Armstrong &Cole
Replies: 23
Views: 1151

Re: Knox: Armstrong &Cole

I would love to see any data showing that happening in DISD. I just don't see it happening I just see people making between 50,000 and 150,000 moving to the burbs. If you make more than 150,000 then you can afford private.
by Cbdallas
18 Jan 2018 11:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: Armstrong &Cole
Replies: 23
Views: 1151

Re: Knox: Armstrong &Cole

They leave not because of housing they leave because they can't afford private schooling on top of housing so they move to where they have public schools that they consider worth the sacrifice of moving to the burbs. It has been this way for decades.
by Cbdallas
17 Jan 2018 14:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 102
Views: 13429

Re: Victory Park 3.0

by Cbdallas
16 Jan 2018 10:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 135
Views: 14112

Re: Oak Lawn

I don't think parking closed down those clothing stores. I have noticed most of the retail that is closing are clothes related. I think the young kiddos are real comfortable ordering on line from sites and apps. This segment of retail will mostly shrink and vanish over time except for the high end s...
by Cbdallas
11 Jan 2018 14:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 92
Views: 8381

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

I propose Ice House Condo tower on the old Company Cafe lot.
by Cbdallas
08 Jan 2018 15:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 75
Views: 7623

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

Has there been any progress on this space?
https://www.urbanfarmhouse.com/
by Cbdallas
05 Jan 2018 16:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 135
Views: 14112

Re: Oak Lawn

The Melrose has a planned development for that lot if the old owner of empty and ragged and probably out of code compliance cafe brazil space would sell. As far as I know Caven has nothing planned for their lot.
by Cbdallas
05 Jan 2018 09:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 135
Views: 14112

Re: Oak Lawn

Change will come when the owners pocketbook takes a hit and I think that is already happening at certain places. The entire section from Oak Lawn to the Tollway should be midrise density with retail front at street level. As more residents continue to move in and consume parking that don't go to the...
by Cbdallas
04 Jan 2018 15:00
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 192
Views: 16247

Re: Legacy West

I was at the food Hall over the holidays on a Saturday. Took friends and it was very busy but also very easy to manuever. The one thing we noticed is that while the food hall was packed all of the other restuarants outside on the strip were almost empty. Not sure how all of this will play out but I ...
by Cbdallas
04 Jan 2018 14:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~460 FT / 42 ST)
Replies: 73
Views: 10526

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~460 FT / 42 ST)

From what I have heard inside the apartment leasing business is that there is a small blip of too much high end product opening all at the same time in the same are of urban Dallas. They are all trying to grab anyone they can to fill up their buildings and lock in leases. I agree if the influx of pe...
by Cbdallas
03 Jan 2018 13:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 135
Views: 14112

Re: Oak Lawn

I will second that.
by Cbdallas
22 Dec 2017 11:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 65
Views: 7610

Re: AT&T Discovery District

I like the energy this brings to that side of downtown.
by Cbdallas
20 Dec 2017 15:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~460 FT / 42 ST)
Replies: 73
Views: 10526

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~460 FT / 42 ST)

Is this one on the rocks I really wanted to see this beauty go up.
by Cbdallas
19 Dec 2017 14:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 519
Views: 26523

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Anywhere but Atlanta please. I would be so sad to loose this to them.
by Cbdallas
14 Dec 2017 11:23
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: the Cotton Belt line
Replies: 100
Views: 5908

Re: the Cotton Belt line

Agreed DART needs to serve density not build it and they will come going forward.
by Cbdallas
14 Dec 2017 11:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Mockingbird Station
Replies: 25
Views: 3304

Re: Dallas Mockingbird Station

With that new pedestrian bridge connecting over Mockingbird I can see this overall area becoming popular as it also connects directly to DART rail station and off 75.
by Cbdallas
14 Dec 2017 11:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel
Replies: 51
Views: 7306

Re: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel

The Sugar building has not sold yet as they are waiting for me to win the lottery and make it my new home. Would you have it as just one residence? There's lots of potential revenue if the ground floor is split into rentals, even some of the second level. Just dreaming but bottom floor would be int...
by Cbdallas
08 Dec 2017 12:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 73
Views: 6223

Re: Museum Tower

eburress wrote:Back to the tower itself, I'm very glad it was built and can't wait for more towers like it!


Yes I agree in the end it will be sold up and hopefully many more get built.
by Cbdallas
27 Nov 2017 16:23
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: New Oak Cliff Streetcar
Replies: 77
Views: 4518

Re: New Oak Cliff Streetcar

I have been on the streetcar already several different times inclusing this past Saturday to Bishop Arts from Union Station and I have to say there have been no issues. I am starting to make it my go to to visit Bishop Arts as you avoid parking issues and it is so easy to use. If you want to see a r...
by Cbdallas
27 Nov 2017 16:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Commissary - 1217 Main St
Replies: 88
Views: 12420

Re: Downtown Dallas: Synn Building 1217 Main St

I was here around lunch on Saturday the 25th and it was busy we had sandwiches and burgers. A great addition to downtown.
by Cbdallas
17 Nov 2017 15:04
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: MATA: M-Line Trolley
Replies: 70
Views: 6468

Re: MATA: M-Line Trolley

Can't wait to see here again and ride. I somehow never got to ride Emma never was in rotation when I was waiting at the stop.
by Cbdallas
17 Nov 2017 15:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel
Replies: 51
Views: 7306

Re: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel

The Sugar building has not sold yet as they are waiting for me to win the lottery and make it my new home.
by Cbdallas
15 Nov 2017 15:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel
Replies: 51
Views: 7306

Re: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel

Dare I get my hopes up again...
by Cbdallas
15 Nov 2017 15:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 519
Views: 26523

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I think Perot and Victory have the deal if it comes to Dallas. They already have a connection and history together and they have both immediate build out ready for the first phases and room more for the back end phases all connected to DART station(s future) with direct service to DFW.
by Cbdallas
15 Nov 2017 15:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 208
Views: 20810

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Yes more along the lines of the Metropolitan. I would gladly put down a deposit to purchase a unit in this building that is not built solely around uber luxury like Museum Tower or Blue Ciel. It is more about getting to live downtown than living like Dynasty for me.
by Cbdallas
14 Nov 2017 16:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 208
Views: 20810

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

I was so looking foward to this. Sad and with the DART station right there it could have been such a catalyst.
by Cbdallas
14 Nov 2017 15:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: New downtown Houston Urban Plan
Replies: 3
Views: 290

New downtown Houston Urban Plan

Dallas needs to stay vigilent and double up on downtown and it urban areas. Sometimes out of catastrophe can come greatness.

https://archpaper.com/2017/11/houston-h ... ster-plan/
by Cbdallas
10 Nov 2017 14:43
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: MATA: M-Line Trolley
Replies: 70
Views: 6468

Re: MATA: M-Line Trolley

Does anyone know what happened to EMMA I have not seen her run in a long while.
by Cbdallas
09 Nov 2017 15:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 212
Views: 22586

Re: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)

I don't believe that this is so bad and not every single project has to be such a wow starchitect building. I would rather see more people living downtown and in this area than get too caught up in exactly how it looks. The more people the better in turn can support more stores and restaurants in th...
by Cbdallas
09 Nov 2017 15:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 208
Views: 20810

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

My architect friend said that he was surprised that they were even going to try to keep the marble and not just resurface with a new material. Much cheaper and easier. It is apparent that they are not taking the easier cheaper way out with this project and that progress is happening so I am going to...
by Cbdallas
30 Oct 2017 16:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 200
Views: 19054

Re: Northpark Center

What happened to the discussed hotel condo development on site. It has been a few years but nothing.
by Cbdallas
27 Oct 2017 14:34
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 93
Views: 6292

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Gating up the stations could also make for better security while waiting for the train. Anyone have a guest what it would cost to create secured entry to the stations with ticket or phone app entry from outside like other cities.
by Cbdallas
27 Oct 2017 11:25
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 93
Views: 6292

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

I can't even remember the last time I saw someone checking tickets on a train. The honor system only works if it is policed heavily otherwise we need to gate up the whole system and if caught without a ticket the penalty is way higher.
by Cbdallas
26 Oct 2017 15:55
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 192
Views: 16247

Re: Legacy West

Dean & DeLuca never made any sense to me going into Legacy, not their demographic. Highland Park Village, McKinney and Olive...maybe. Oh well it sounds like they are under the Amazon effect and going online like everything else.
by Cbdallas
26 Oct 2017 11:48
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: MATA: M-Line Trolley
Replies: 70
Views: 6468

Re: MATA: M-Line Trolley

Also noticed Emma has been missing in action for a while which is too bad. MATA needs to be ramping up to meet the new growth in this area and seems to be faltering lately. I know there are the detractors but at some point to meet the needs of this urban area it really needs to go all modern streetc...
by Cbdallas
25 Oct 2017 15:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 519
Views: 26523

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

If we put 150,000 more employees working out of downtown areabusinesses then DART would have very different numbers. It was built and planned as the hub being downtown with everyone filtering into to work there. The real question is why can't we get more large business to move downtown. Dallas may n...
by Cbdallas
25 Oct 2017 10:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 519
Views: 26523

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I am pretty sure we just lost our chance at Amazon as this guy will be replaced with a tote the hard core republican religious element that will push through social issues that drive away big business. Ugh. https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/politics/Texas-Speaker-Joe-Straus-Not-Running-for-Re-Election-453...
by Cbdallas
23 Oct 2017 15:40
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 93
Views: 6292

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

I was referring more to the easy wins that could be taken where there is mostly underutilized office space by infilling the space in between with higher density living and retail like market center. I realize other stations that bump right into existing neighborhoods will be more problematic but I t...
by Cbdallas
23 Oct 2017 14:25
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 93
Views: 6292

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

I used DART again to go the fair this weekend and was a great experience overall. The one thing that I think of when riding DART are the stations that could be surrounded by so much more living and density. Market Center is one I would like to see them develop all the way from the Infomart down to M...
by Cbdallas
20 Oct 2017 11:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Smart District
Replies: 70
Views: 4315

Re: Dallas Smart District

I would love to see this happen just like I would love to have seen the Spire developement happen when it was announced but I am afraid this is looking like Spire. A big land grab but no tenants.
by Cbdallas
05 Oct 2017 13:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 519
Views: 26523

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Imagine having the new AT&T campus and Amazon all in the same area of downtown. I like the Victory plan as it would build towards that edge of downtown and on the other side would be AT&T and it would all merge together.
by Cbdallas
02 Oct 2017 15:51
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Southwest Airlines
Replies: 17
Views: 1048

Re: Southwest Airlines

Are the Max jets supposed to be quieter?
by Cbdallas
26 Sep 2017 15:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 135
Views: 14112

Re: Oak Lawn

I hate to say it but I think the Centrum redo is horrible. Cheap materials and lighting that does not look like any of it was handled by a design group and it shows. What happened to changing the clock tower out to an electronic board as shown in the original drawings for the redesign. This refresh ...
by Cbdallas
15 Sep 2017 11:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 130
Views: 14641

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

That pocket from the Katy Trail over to central bound by HP to the north and Knox to the south is ripe for exactly more of this type of height and density. Take the streetcar through Knox and turn it at Hester and you have connected it all up. It is mainly the Highland Park side that is freaking out...
by Cbdallas
14 Sep 2017 11:54
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 97
Views: 8665

Re: DART D2 Subway

That stinks for the new big Epic development to loose that station.

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