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by jsoto3
21 May 2019 23:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 295
Views: 58081

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

As much as I hate the new alignment with the additional wye and portal, I think there is still potential for an interesting architectural/urban-design response to the problem. Rather than try to deal with left over "open" space around the portal and wye, DART and the city should court a pr...
by jsoto3
16 May 2019 21:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 173
Views: 26185

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Retail brochure:
https://shopcompanies.com/properties/east-quarter
https://shopcompanies.com/properties/pdf/east-quarter

Ground floor plan of the mixed-use tower:
East Quarter Mixed-Use Building Floor Plan.JPG
by jsoto3
15 May 2019 21:43
Forum: Opolis Blueprints
Topic: International Building Code 2018 and Concentrated Business Use
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: International Building Code 2018 and Concentrated Business Use

I don't have any experience with this, but I interpret IBC 1004.8 to apply to the entire area in which cubicles are laid out. I think you could only make a case for using the lower 1:150 occupant load in designated portions of the space if it is actually subdivided with permanently fixed partitions ...
by jsoto3
09 May 2019 22:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn
Replies: 33
Views: 3966

Re: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn

Supposed to break ground First Quarter 2020! https://candysdirt.com/2019/05/08/oak-lawn-committee-storied-lemmon-ave-plot-and-melrose-hotels-coming-neighbor/ https://candysdirt.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2929-Oak-Lawn-Ave-Side.jpg https://candysdirt.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2929-Oak-Lawn-...
by jsoto3
27 Apr 2019 22:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 126
Views: 31581

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

The zoning case for this project (Z189-141) is described in the 5/2/19 CPC Docket, starting on page 650:
https://dallascityhall.com/government/m ... Docket.pdf
by jsoto3
27 Apr 2019 15:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Cabana Hotel
Replies: 40
Views: 9525

Re: Design District: Cabana Hotel

The zoning case for this project (Z178-314) is described in the 5/2/19 CPC Docket, starting on page 337: https://dallascityhall.com/government/meetings/DCH%20Documents/plan-commission/5-2-2019_CPC_Docket.pdf The zoning case is a request to create a new subdistrict specifically for this site within d...
by jsoto3
27 Apr 2019 15:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Cabana Hotel
Replies: 40
Views: 9525

Re: Design District: Cabana Hotel

^^ The diagram is a 3d axonometric and what you are seeing at the top is the flat roof of the tower, not a sloping roof or additional height. As noted in the text (item 2) included in my post directly above the diagram, the 3X dimension is specifying the minimum required tower length relative to its...
by jsoto3
26 Apr 2019 22:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Cabana Hotel
Replies: 40
Views: 9525

Re: Design District: Cabana Hotel

This zoning exhibit currently going through the City Plan Commission gives a sense of what this tower's approximate height and proportions might be: https://dallascityhall.com/government/meetings/DCH%20Documents/plan-commission/05-02-19-plans/Z178-314_Tower%20Orientation%20Exhibit%20_11_7_2018.pdf E...
by jsoto3
26 Apr 2019 22:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 126
Views: 31581

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

5/2/19 Development Plan and Landscape Plan submitted to the City Plan Commission: https://dallascityhall.com/government/meetings/DCH%20Documents/plan-commission/05-02-19-plans/Z189-141_PD_372_Revised_Development_Plan.pdf https://dallascityhall.com/government/meetings/DCH%20Documents/plan-commission/...
by jsoto3
26 Apr 2019 21:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 301
Views: 90857

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

I'm guessing they're going to put up stick construction on top of this? Yep, per the rendering this appears to be a "5-over-2" (5 stories of wood over 2 stories of concrete podium), currently the most cost-effective way to construct a 7-story multi-family residential building, especially ...
by jsoto3
30 Mar 2019 12:38
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 104
Views: 20146

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

Urban Design Peer Review Panel presentation for the proposed expansion:
https://dallascityhall.com/departments/ ... mittal.pdf
by jsoto3
25 Mar 2019 22:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Hines Project - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 47
Views: 3538

Re: Deep Ellum: Hines Project - 2700 Commerce

Urban Design Peer Review Panel presentation with more renderings, elevations and floor plans:
https://dallascityhall.com/departments/ ... ummary.pdf
by jsoto3
12 Feb 2019 20:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)
Replies: 33
Views: 7552

Re: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)

Here is Archer Western's (the GC) Instagram account for the project:
https://www.instagram.com/3039olive_aw/
by jsoto3
25 Jan 2019 21:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 485
Views: 109607

Re: Northpark Center

Anyway, he claims it'll be a Hyatt and have 18 stories with retail/restaurants along with it. Sounds like the Hyatt Regency that I worked on at Tysons Corner mall in Virginia: https://www.callisonrtkl.com/projects/hyatt-regency-tysons-corner/ Photos: https://bit.ly/2RPU0xM Hyatt-Regency-Tysons-Corn...
by jsoto3
22 Dec 2018 16:26
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 226
Views: 40811

Re: Trinity River Park

First look presentation video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nx9sEjmVqGg https://trinityparkconservancy.org/our-role/the-park/ Brochures: https://trinityparkcon.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Takeaway_English.pdf https://trinityparkcon.wpengine.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2018.11.30_La...
by jsoto3
22 Dec 2018 14:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Shraman South Asian Museum
Replies: 71
Views: 17852

Re: Shraman South Asian Museum

https://www.instagram.com/p/Brll_I0HerZ/
posted 12/20
Beck Shraman.jpg
by jsoto3
15 Nov 2018 21:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 371
Views: 95026

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Tnexster wrote:What is this like 10 acres of parking? Or is it even more than that?

Per a rough area measurement in Google maps, each floor is +/- 80,000sf, X 9 floors = 16.5 acres. That's about the area of the 6 blocks located between Ross & Bryan and St. Paul & Olive.
by jsoto3
10 Oct 2018 21:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 175
Views: 48802

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

Installation of the unitized curtain wall facade has started on the west side of the building:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BouoFG8hJlb ... residences
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by jsoto3
01 Aug 2018 00:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: Cinépolis /The 23 (~273 FT / 23 ST)
Replies: 107
Views: 40329

Re: Victory Park: Cinépolis /The 23 (~273 FT / 23 ST)

https://the23dallas.com/gallery/ https://www.apartments.com/the-23-dallas-tx/07xcyb2/ https://images1.apartments.com/i2/xApUdbtzolnLDH3Ws5OLqR9C-T2kBu_QBMKryrf0su4/111/the-23-dallas-tx-building-photo.jpg https://images1.apartments.com/i2/n3iecnISlqaRlYhRetE73HvW5Cv_acnxH9FQy-YHRFY/111/the-23-dallas-...
by jsoto3
01 Aug 2018 00:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 564
Views: 113391

Re: Victory Park 3.0

That theater looks stellar, hope that brings people into the area. I guess with the parking garage at Cinepolis it would create a easier spot to park and take advantage of the entertainment. Is the parking at the movie theater restricted to movie goers or is it flexible? Levels 2-4 of the garage ar...
by jsoto3
26 Jul 2018 21:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 564
Views: 113391

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Is the parking garage facade going to have a light feature? At one point, it looked like there were a bunch of randomly located lights installed. Yes. They have installed random placements all over the outside of the garage. I think it will be somewhat of a sparkle effect, although the lights thems...
by jsoto3
13 Jul 2018 13:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 564
Views: 113391

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Is the parking garage facade going to have a light feature? At one point, it looked like there were a bunch of randomly located lights installed. Yes. They have installed random placements all over the outside of the garage. I think it will be somewhat of a sparkle effect, although the lights thems...
by jsoto3
31 May 2018 23:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 301
Views: 90857

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

There are multiple causes of pvc/cpvc piping failures, mostly a result of installation, operational, engineering and/or product compatibility issues. I suspect in this case the "caulk" they are referring to is the wall penetration fire-stopping sealant. Improper application of the pipe/fit...
by jsoto3
25 May 2018 16:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 143
Views: 35188

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Anyone else suspect that they hired the Office of James Burnett (designer of Klyde Warren Park) to design the plaza? I was definitely thinking the same regarding the landscape arch. - it does seem to have familiar OJB cues. I don't know whether OJB is involved, but local landscape architecture firm...
by jsoto3
16 May 2018 22:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Mockingbird Station
Replies: 95
Views: 18057

Re: Dallas Mockingbird Station

^^ Zoning plans and traffic impact analysis submitted to the City Plan Commission: http://dallascityhall.com/government/meetings/DCH%20Documents/plan-commission/5-17-18-plans/Z178-170%20Proposed%20Dev%20and%20Conceptual%20plan3.pdf http://dallascityhall.com/government/meetings/DCH%20Documents/plan-c...
by jsoto3
05 May 2018 13:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Virgin Hotel
Replies: 109
Views: 35569

Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

https://twitter.com/BuildANDRES/status/992052174413795329 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DcR56IiU8AARseq.jpg:large Facade mockup: https://lbyd0g.dm.files.1drv.com/y4mP5DBTrL9PvpvZxSlXflFgNDFUYbyhNHIXmIiDIoHKNtZhBYBtcQ_KGmBl9h_d87QQqVwwDzlW4BA-0KspArufH235u_lZEU8vmQupNthdwcemGYSfCUSZh8q8prfn51RYRquqhfuk...
by jsoto3
21 Apr 2018 22:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project
Replies: 76
Views: 18394

Re: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project

Laneways. 16 buldings, 8-12 stories, all residential, ground floors are walk-ups with optional/available storefronts on two cross-section interior spines, greenwalls in the indirect sunlight areas, bike-friendly, internally car-free, emergency access wide though, parking minimums reduced offset by ...
by jsoto3
08 Apr 2018 21:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 564
Views: 113391

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Hines Block A Development Plan: http://dallascityhall.com/government/meetings/DCH%20Documents/plan-commission/3-22-18-plans/M178-013%20Development%20Plan.pdf Hillwood Urban 2601 Victory Avenue Development Plan: http://dallascityhall.com/government/meetings/DCH%20Documents/plan-commission/4-5-18-plan...
by jsoto3
03 Feb 2018 23:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 212
Views: 59078

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

http://dallascityhall.com/government/Council%20Meeting%20Documents/edh_3_flora-lofts-project-proposed-changes_020518.pdf This briefing to the City's Economic Development & Housing Committee gives an update on the status of this project and provides explanation for the delay. The project is now i...
by jsoto3
29 Jan 2018 22:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: Cinépolis /The 23 (~273 FT / 23 ST)
Replies: 107
Views: 40329

Re: Victory Park: Cinépolis /The 23 (~273 FT / 23 ST)

Victory_Block_K-20180129-080007.jpg

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by jsoto3
22 Jan 2018 22:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Virgin Hotel
Replies: 109
Views: 35569

Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Urban Design Peer Review committee presentation:
http://dallascityhall.com/departments/p ... mittal.pdf
by jsoto3
22 Jan 2018 13:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School
Replies: 53
Views: 12574

Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Some plans and renderings are visible in the photos posted in this tweet by the Dallas Planning & Urban Design department from a presentation by Perkins+Will to the Urban Design Peer Review Panel: https://twitter.com/DallasPlanUD/status/954368670247063552/photo/1 Watch for the full presentation ...
by jsoto3
10 Dec 2017 22:12
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 330
Views: 75759

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

The “Core Express Service” in green interested me... one branch seemed to go towards Trinity Groves but I presume this is really to Arlington. Also appeared to be towards FTW so not sure if this is a supplement of TRE. The "DFW Core Express" project is the planned high-speed rail connecti...
by jsoto3
09 Dec 2017 00:54
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 330
Views: 75759

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

High-Speed Rail Update – Station Zone Assessment (Trinity Riverfront & Cedars urban design study by Perkins+Will): http://dallascityhall.com/government/Council%20Meeting%20Documents/msis_3_high-speed-rail-update-station-zone-assessment_combined_111317.pdf http://dallascityhall.com/government/Co...
by jsoto3
25 Nov 2017 12:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 371
Views: 95026

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

^^
TCC + 2000 Ross Site Plan.JPG
by jsoto3
19 Nov 2017 11:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 371
Views: 95026

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

https://shopcompanies.com/sites/default ... ebsite.pdf

2000 Roos Retail Lease Plan (overall).JPG

2000 Roos Retail Lease Plan (enlarged 1).JPG

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2000 Roos Retail Lease Plan (enlarged 3).JPG
by jsoto3
14 Nov 2017 23:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 295
Views: 58081

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

I guess these siteplans from brochures should be posted in this thread: Epic Siteplan - Overall.JPG Epic Siteplan - Ground.JPG Sources: https://kdc.com/our-active-work/epic/ https://kdc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/EPIC-Brochure-Epic-Digital-A22.pdf http://ucr.com/property/the-epic/ http://ucr.com...
by jsoto3
14 Nov 2017 22:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: Cinépolis /The 23 (~273 FT / 23 ST)
Replies: 107
Views: 40329

Re: Victory Park: Cinépolis /The 23 (~273 FT / 23 ST)

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by jsoto3
14 Nov 2017 22:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 239
Views: 53333

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

More retail/restaurant space coming to 1700 Pacific tunnel and perhaps at grade on Pacific:
http://www.jllproperty.us/assets/doc/17 ... 346878.pdf

1700 pacific retail 1.JPG
1700 pacific retail 2.JPG
by jsoto3
14 Oct 2017 02:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: Cinépolis /The 23 (~273 FT / 23 ST)
Replies: 107
Views: 40329

Re: Victory Park: Cinépolis /The 23 (~273 FT / 23 ST)

Is that a lighting system on the garage? I think it's to secure decorative panels to cover the garage. Matt is correct. That's the structural framing for the perforated corrugated metal panels that will cover the entire garage facade. There will also be decorative light fixtures mounted over the me...
by jsoto3
23 Sep 2017 10:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: Cinépolis /The 23 (~273 FT / 23 ST)
Replies: 107
Views: 40329

Re: Victory Park: Cinépolis /The 23 (~273 FT / 23 ST)

Is that a lighting system on the garage? I think it's to secure decorative panels to cover the garage. Matt is correct. That's the structural framing for the perforated corrugated metal panels that will cover the entire garage facade. There will also be decorative light fixtures mounted over the me...
by jsoto3
16 Sep 2017 12:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: Cinépolis /The 23 (~273 FT / 23 ST)
Replies: 107
Views: 40329

Re: Victory Park: Cinépolis /The 23 (~273 FT / 23 ST)

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by jsoto3
11 Aug 2017 23:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: Cinépolis /The 23 (~273 FT / 23 ST)
Replies: 107
Views: 40329

Re: Victory Park: Cinépolis /The 23 (~273 FT / 23 ST)

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by jsoto3
11 Aug 2017 22:59
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Justin Terveen spotlight
Replies: 2
Views: 1712

Justin Terveen spotlight

Epic photographer and DFWU Forum member Justin Terveen (http://www.justinterveen.com/) has been spotlighted on KERA's Art+Seek.

http://artandseek.org/spotlight/justin-terveen/

https://youtu.be/ySaHZzCir_I
by jsoto3
27 Apr 2017 23:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: Cinépolis /The 23 (~273 FT / 23 ST)
Replies: 107
Views: 40329

Re: Victory Park: Cinépolis /The 23 (~273 FT / 23 ST)

Today was an interesting milestone for this project. The escalator installation began. The logistics of installing the escalators into the narrow vertical lobby/atrium space is very complex. What you can't see from the outside is how the escalators need to be carefully threaded like a needle between...

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