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by LBK2013
27 Oct 2020 13:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Newpark Dallas/Smart District
Replies: 215
Views: 71852

Re: Dallas Smart District

The lack of creativity in Dallas mid-high rise design is a consistent disappoint. Nearly everything that pops up in the Netherlands makes me ask, "Why can't Dallas do that?" I feel the same way. I don't believe a building has to be tall to be of good architectural or interesting design. I...
by LBK2013
20 Aug 2020 12:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 342
Views: 168129

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Cbdallas wrote:Unfortunately for me spelling cocktails with a K is not going to make me run in there to check it out.


What if they call it True Citchen Kocktails?
by LBK2013
30 Jul 2020 08:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: The National/Thompson Hotel (1401 Elm)
Replies: 617
Views: 302292

Re: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel

Looks really great. This has been a long time coming.
by LBK2013
29 Jul 2020 16:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 591
Views: 260112

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

My question is was there any original interiors left after they let the building literally rot for decades. They ignored the City of Dallas when City Hall tried to start enforcing code violations on historical structures rules that the city have been enforcing for years. Then all of a sudden when t...
by LBK2013
28 May 2020 11:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2200 Pacific
Replies: 45
Views: 9068

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2200 Pacific

I found a feet/stories online converter, and it says 830 feet = 76.66 stories. If that's true, wouldn't that beat BoA and the tallest in Houston also? IDK if that converter is using correct or regularly-used ceiling heights per floor or not. Floor count is only loosely tied to building height. The ...
by LBK2013
27 May 2020 09:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 489
Views: 256865

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/05/27/downtown-dallas-hotel-tower-project-is-moving-ahead/ Developers planning a new downtown Dallas luxury hotel are moving ahead with plans to start the project. Plano-based Sam Moon Group plans to build the 283-room JW Marriott hotel on Ross A...
by LBK2013
30 Apr 2020 11:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: The National/Thompson Hotel (1401 Elm)
Replies: 617
Views: 302292

Re: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/04/30/downtown-dallas-largest-skyscraper-project-is-still-on-schedule/ Downtown Dallas’ largest skyscraper project is still on schedule Pandemic hasn’t put the brakes on First National Bank tower project. At downtown Dallas’ largest development — ...
by LBK2013
24 Apr 2020 11:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 2811 Maple (~30 ST)
Replies: 15
Views: 4775

Re: New Uptown Tower

Sad to see the building they are tearing down go. Its been empty ever since I noticed it years ago so I get it but this section of Uptown definitely seems to be a hotspot right now. This high rise looks nice and they are obviously targeting empty nesters rather than college students/20 something cl...
by LBK2013
06 Mar 2020 15:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 424
Views: 188976

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Now having seen their plans for the "media lobby," I still wonder what they have planned for Spirit of Communication (if anything). THE PLAZA There’s plenty of green space for you to enjoy here. Feel free to work in the shade of The Grove (a treelined outdoor seating area), post a selfie ...
by LBK2013
14 Feb 2020 18:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 314
Views: 156330

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

High-rise north of downtown Dallas will be imploded https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/01/22/boom-high-rise-north-of-downtown-dallas-will-be-imploded/ The former Affiliated Computer Services building at North Central Expressway and Haskell Avenue will be imploded next month by own...
by LBK2013
16 Jan 2020 09:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 424
Views: 188976

Re: AT&T Discovery District

I am concerned about all these new restaurants that they are opening in this development. Don’t the current downtown restaurants that are brave enough to stay open in the evening already struggle with getting people in the door? Downtown is still very quiet during the evenings and weekends. Especia...
by LBK2013
15 Jan 2020 20:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 424
Views: 188976

Re: AT&T Discovery District

https://i.imgur.com/cbchpnl.jpg Ah, right, I should have paid more attention to that. So would it be where the red arrow is pointing, then? I believe the food hall was supposed to be on the northern side of the development along Commerce, right? Those plans are dated though, so who knows what they ...
by LBK2013
15 Jan 2020 15:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 424
Views: 188976

Re: AT&T Discovery District

I'm a little confused as to where this exactly is going. Is this filling the big retail space that was originally supposed to possibly be some sort of food hall? It sounds massive and great, and I'm loving that they are open until 2am. The address is Jaxon, 311 S. Akard St. It was buried down at th...
by LBK2013
06 Dec 2019 13:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 424
Views: 188976

Re: AT&T Discovery District

soco wrote:The plaza is open, as is Jackson between Field and Browder. It doesn't appear cars are being allowed on the short section of Jackson between the plaza and Field though.


I believe that section will be permanently closed.
by LBK2013
03 Jul 2019 08:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Davis Building
Replies: 50
Views: 24802

Re: Davis Building

It looks like Zoes Kitchen is going into the former Union Park spot next to Frankies. I noticed their name was stenciled on the front door of this space. I saw that too. Been wanting Zoes to come downtown for ages. There was a post about this on the Downtown Resident's Council Facebook group severa...
by LBK2013
07 Jun 2019 14:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - Fountain Place
Replies: 98
Views: 52611

Re: Downtown Dallas - Fountain Place

Tordown wrote:Tenet will still be paying full rent in Fountain Place for five years. That's how long is left on their lease.



I doubt that is the case. There is most likely a breakout clause that would allow them to terminate the contract early with conditions.
by LBK2013
07 Jun 2019 08:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - Fountain Place
Replies: 98
Views: 52611

Re: Downtown Dallas - Fountain Place

It's official. Tenet and its subsidiaries are consolidating to International Plaza in Farmer's Branch.
by LBK2013
02 Jun 2019 19:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 784
Views: 461625

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

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by LBK2013
17 May 2019 09:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 591
Views: 260112

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

A birdy told me this is pretty much a done deal. We'll see if they are right.
by LBK2013
16 May 2019 13:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 298
Views: 152865

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

I read the SaveTheFarmersMarket statements and the main crux of their argument is that they need that alley when races or parades block their main access points to their residential units. Sweetie if that's the case a new access solution can be devised. That's not a safety argument it simply means ...
by LBK2013
16 May 2019 10:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 298
Views: 152865

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

If you don't believe safety is a major concern in that area you are clueless. Thanks to the homeless-industrial complex assaults and property crimes are a daily occurence in that area. OK but what does that really have to do with building a tower? Basically nothing and I'd argue revitalizing the ar...
by LBK2013
10 May 2019 09:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 298
Views: 152865

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Yeah you wouldn’t understand unless a) you purchase your home for the view (a major selling point of the neighborhood) and b) a 17 story building was built abutting your property casting a shadow over it. The character of that neighborhood and the Harwood Historic District is mid rise not high rise...
by LBK2013
04 May 2019 23:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 186
Views: 100629

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

I’m glad to hear there will be some residential included in this development. I don't think there will be residential included in this project, the residential they were referring to was the residential tower that was approved to be added to the Cabana Hotel along 35. The article made it easy to co...
by LBK2013
25 Apr 2019 13:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 756
Views: 365516

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Yeah no on South Victory. Good luck trying though. Just ask Lower Oak Lawn how well they did trying to convince people that was a thing. As much as I typically loath such silly attempts at re branding (SoGood = Barf), I'm kinda okay with this one. I never liked how we put the word 'Park' in somethi...
by LBK2013
11 Jan 2019 11:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)
Replies: 158
Views: 71223

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

I wish developers in Dallas would master the transition between the private and public realms. The corners of buildings and the associated street intersection present opportunities to blend these spaces in a way that activates the street and that can bring the pedestrian realm “into” the building a...
by LBK2013
29 Jun 2018 10:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 502
Views: 242470

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

Construction set to start on 41-story high-rise in Dallas’ Arts District https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2018/06/29/construction-set-to-start-on-41-story-high-rise-in.html "After years of waiting, developers are set to break ground today on Atelier, which in its most recent incarnation...
by LBK2013
25 May 2018 08:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: L3 Hostel
Replies: 6
Views: 4263

Re: Downtown Dallas: L3 Hostel

They actually have the location in their FAQ already. So location confirmed.

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by LBK2013
22 Dec 2017 09:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 424
Views: 188976

Re: AT&T Discovery District

They should have a bat-signal projection... hovering the ATT logo above the skyline when the low clouds provide the opportunity! LOL... Didn't Republic Tower have a ridiculously bright light on it way back in the day, that had to be shut off because it was a detriment to Love Field air traffic? I s...
by LBK2013
20 Dec 2017 08:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 424
Views: 188976

Re: AT&T Discovery District

willyk wrote:I figured that red, yellow and green are out for public safety reasons, which leaves blue.


Well BofA is green so I don't see why it would be out...
by LBK2013
11 Dec 2017 11:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Novel Deep Ellum
Replies: 24
Views: 11887

Re: Deep Ellum: Novel Deep Ellum

This is the strip of building they are presumably tearing down for this project.

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by LBK2013
11 Dec 2017 11:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Novel Deep Ellum
Replies: 24
Views: 11887

Deep Ellum: Novel Deep Ellum

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2017/12/11/dallas-deep-ellum-getting-high-rise-apartments-shopping Construction will start in the next few weeks on an urban style mixed-use development in Dallas' popular Deep Ellum district. The one-block project by North Carolina-based Crescent Comm...
by LBK2013
05 Dec 2017 16:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School
Replies: 87
Views: 39341

Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2017/12/05/opening-bell-rings-downtowns-historic-dallas-high-school The first business has relocated into downtown's historic Dallas High School building. The 110-year-old landmark at Bryan and Pearl streets during the last two years has been restored ...
by LBK2013
22 Nov 2017 12:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: The National/Thompson Hotel (1401 Elm)
Replies: 617
Views: 302292

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

The Drever is safe for now. New loan was secured. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2017/11/22/downtown-dallas-skyscraper-redevelopment-lands-67-million-funding Developers redoing one of downtown Dallas' biggest skyscrapers have gotten $66.7 million in funding that removes the threat o...
by LBK2013
08 Nov 2017 14:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 328
Views: 186815

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

Harwood Historic District Apartment Project Still Struggling to Convince Dallas Landmark Commission http://dallas.towers.net/2017/11/08/harwood-historic-district-apartment-project-still-struggling-to-convince-dallas-landmark-commission/ http://dallas.towers.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/10/2017/11/2...
by LBK2013
08 Nov 2017 14:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Old Dallas High School
Replies: 2
Views: 2919

Re: Old Dallas High School

Good info, but there is already an existing thread on this.

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by LBK2013
12 Sep 2017 14:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AC Hotel and Residence Inn by Marriott (Mercantile Commerce Building/1712 Commerce St)
Replies: 58
Views: 32370

Re: Downtown Dallas: AC Hotel and Residence Inn by Marriott (Mercantile Commerce Building/1712 Commerce St)

Is there also a retail/restaurant space in the corner of Commerce and Prather at the The Continental apartment building, currently covered by window leasing adverts, a la the Mercantile's empty retail along Ervay? One day, presumably soon, this segment of Commerce will be quite nice. Yes there is r...
by LBK2013
08 Aug 2017 14:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)
Replies: 200
Views: 106604

Re: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)

Tear-downs is a problem in all sunbelt cities. Fascinating comment. Please elaborate further as to why you think this is unique to all sunbelt cities, whether this problem ever occurs in northern regions and, if not, why you think that is the case. When did they say it was a unique problem. They ju...
by LBK2013
24 Jul 2017 15:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: The National/Thompson Hotel (1401 Elm)
Replies: 617
Views: 302292

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

I don't think so. It says they are removing glass and cleaning it in the article. Since this building is a National Landmark it has to be restored to it's original look.

All the original glass on the outside of the skyscraper will be cleaned and resealed and left in place.
by LBK2013
06 Jun 2017 11:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Turtle Creek: Ltd Edition No. 2505
Replies: 4
Views: 4516

Turtle Creek: Ltd Edition No. 2505

Not sure if this project will ever take off.

http://ltdedition2505.com/

It's proposed at the corner of Fairmount and Turtle Creek Blvd.
by LBK2013
05 Jun 2017 20:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AC Hotel and Residence Inn by Marriott (Mercantile Commerce Building/1712 Commerce St)
Replies: 58
Views: 32370

Re: Downtown Dallas: AC Hotel and Residence Inn by Marriott (Mercantile Commerce Building/1712 Commerce St)

I walk past this project every day and it has felt really slow. There will whole weeks where no one is working on the garage. It seems the garage project is not their primary concern yet. The Pizza place has not started so that may have dissolved since there is no parking if there is no garage. I'd...
by LBK2013
01 Jun 2017 11:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 784
Views: 461625

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

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