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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: 5222

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: 152
Views: 24231

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: 15433

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: 355
Views: 53046

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: 71
Views: 15159

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: 112
Views: 16122

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: 152
Views: 24231

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: 303
Views: 55450

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: 202
Views: 24947

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: 303
Views: 55450

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: 24
Views: 4921

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: 112
Views: 16318

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: 303
Views: 41799

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: 303
Views: 41799

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: 303
Views: 55450

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: 162
Views: 25455

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: 14296

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: 292
Views: 42554

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: 151
Views: 17762

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: 293
Views: 43910

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: 199
Views: 26161

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: 17398

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: 170
Views: 28865

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: 151
Views: 17762

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: 42
Views: 4121

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: 75
Views: 14254

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: 303
Views: 41799

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: 42
Views: 4121

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: 15433

Re: Downtown Dallas: Butler Brothers Building

What kind of super half off half off special deal did they get for that yellow paint. Ugh.
by Cbdallas
05 Apr 2018 11:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 127
Views: 25075

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

At least Museum tower is beautiful. This building for me is a huge let down. The very top of that thing looks horrific. Still glad it got built but could and should have looked much better.
by Cbdallas
05 Apr 2018 11:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn
Replies: 14
Views: 982

Re: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn

I would love to see Oak Lawn and Lemmon Ave. be lined with these type of developments and would not mind some of them to be real towers. The entire Oak Lawn area can and should be much denser than it currently is so it can merge into the taller urban part growing our way. this is a sweet little gem ...
by Cbdallas
03 Apr 2018 11:05
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 150
Views: 16837

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Unless this is a problem with packed trains then Express is just another way to expand the suburbs. Someday I could see using express when Dallas urban density is such that local stop trains in the core are too full but we are light years away from full trains. I could see adding express at the same...
by Cbdallas
03 Apr 2018 10:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 699
Views: 90082

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Just for branding purposes alone I think they should locate 2nd Headquarter actually in the middle of the Amazon.
by Cbdallas
27 Mar 2018 16:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 112
Views: 16318

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

I see that from my office window every day. I would rather see this all as open land fenced off.
by Cbdallas
27 Mar 2018 14:59
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 150
Views: 16837

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

When all of the trains are full all day then that is when we start thinking about express trains. Until then lets focus on dense train station development and ridership first and one mile radius station pathway improvements.
by Cbdallas
27 Mar 2018 14:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 112
Views: 16318

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

As much as I would love to see this project get going ( I work across the street) I think maybe a delay is ok if we continue to see the absorption downtown and around it of more apartments and offices so it can max out and define itself as the urban center of Dallas. If this one takes another 5 year...
by Cbdallas
23 Mar 2018 15:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Inwood & Forest development
Replies: 3
Views: 741

Inwood & Forest development

Does anyone know what is goig to be built on this massive redo, all of the old townhome apartments on the North west corner from Forest up to Willow have been torn down. I have also heard of retail and apartment developement going in across the street where the old antique mall sits. Since this is s...
by Cbdallas
15 Mar 2018 12:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 303
Views: 41799

Re: Victory Park 3.0

I walked off the Katy trail last evening around 6pm into Victory Park and I have to say it had been a while since I had been there at that time during the week with no event at AAC. I had hoped with all of the new apartments leasing up and opening that I would have seen more people walking around ea...
by Cbdallas
06 Mar 2018 14:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 162
Views: 25455

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

I would love to see more of this highrise developement around the urban downtown loop jumping over the highways. Hopefully places like the Cedars and the other side of the Trinity will see more of this in the near future.
by Cbdallas
15 Feb 2018 11:38
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART: Expansion
Replies: 100
Views: 12895

Re: DART: Expansion

I love the idea of DART expansion to include crossover 635 and Galleria area (where I work) but did D2 ever get finalized maybe I missed that seems like the cart before the horse.
by Cbdallas
06 Feb 2018 14:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 211
Views: 31950

Re: Oak Lawn

I too noticed the removal of the top of the clock but I thought I remember seeing renderings of the redo of the clocktower with LED boards in place of the clocks. I am hoping they do that as it would add some life to overall building.
by Cbdallas
02 Feb 2018 11:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 211
Views: 31950

Re: Oak Lawn

I would be fine with improved crosswalks all the way from Cedar Springs/Turtle Creek to Douglas/Cedar Springs. Imagine if all the major Crosswalks along that corridor were improved with visible and permanent pedestrian oriented crossings. No need to change the street just improve the crosswalks. I w...
by Cbdallas
02 Feb 2018 11:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 68
Views: 14296

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

So there is a notice in the Dallas Observer that Central Market is opening at Bishop Arts. Does anyone know anything about the McKinney & Lemmon property. Nothing is happening that I can see or hear. I am fine waiting if it is going to part of a taller denser development but some news would be g...
by Cbdallas
01 Feb 2018 15:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 211
Views: 31950

Re: Oak Lawn

I also heard that Pints and Quarts is open at the Centrum. Oak Lawn and Cedar Springs intersection is begging for a real pedestrain crosswalk to connect that area up for better foot traffic.
by Cbdallas
01 Feb 2018 14:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 293
Views: 43910

Re: Northpark Center

So I guess that the chatter on a hotel and living onsite at Northpark is dead as nothing has been heard on that matter for over 2 years.
by Cbdallas
30 Jan 2018 14:04
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 245
Views: 34029

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

I am counting the blessing that at least the train stops at edge of our downtown and will be able to connect with DART at the center of our city. Houston was not so lucky.
by Cbdallas
23 Jan 2018 16:19
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: New Oak Cliff Streetcar
Replies: 81
Views: 9740

Re: New Oak Cliff Streetcar

Phase by phase getting one step closer to being able to ride streetcar from Knox through uptown and downtown to Bishop Arts. How exciting.
by Cbdallas
22 Jan 2018 14:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 121
Views: 17398

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

I agree Fogo De Chao looks dead most of the time. I am not sure how you transition McKinney away from the bar/pub scene. I think you would have to have more density and diversity(owners not renters) to make regular restaurants be more viable. Better be careful if you take away nightime scene that th...
by Cbdallas
22 Jan 2018 13:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 211
Views: 31950

Re: Oak Lawn

They have their newest location at Royal and Preston. There is another on Lovers between the tollway and inwood. I think someday we will see a downtown location but we still would need more density before that will happen. They have a higher price point so the demographics pretty much tells them whe...
by Cbdallas
19 Jan 2018 14:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 699
Views: 90082

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...

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