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by DAFW
10 Aug 2018 18:07
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Fields Ranch development
Replies: 11
Views: 239

Re: Frisco: Fields Ranch development

Yeah I'm pretty skeptical that it will be anything that's too earth shattering. We shall see, but I'd think it will likely be much of the same of what's up there now. perhaps. I wish they would try something new and out of the box though. It'd be a great place to try something different up there wi...
by DAFW
10 Aug 2018 03:35
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Fields Ranch development
Replies: 11
Views: 239

Re: Frisco: Fields Ranch development

So many ideas and thoughts whirring in my head for this place, I'll throw them out just for the sake of discussion: - I think what excites me most about this project is that Fehmi Karahan is going to be involved... Plus at this point, I could say with certainty that PGA will be moving its headquarte...
by DAFW
10 Aug 2018 01:55
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco Station
Replies: 17
Views: 2038

Re: Frisco Station

Is the Frisco Skyhouse still a thing? Didn't see it mentioned and its been quiet for a long time. Also checked the developer web page and didn't see any news about it. The Frisco Skyhouse been under construction for a month now. They are on the fifth or sixth floor I believe, I drove past there yes...
by DAFW
06 Aug 2018 18:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)
Replies: 72
Views: 15633

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)

did they ever paint those brown wood fins white as it was supposed to be in the renderings? it would make such a huge difference.
by DAFW
28 Jul 2018 22:36
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon
Replies: 14
Views: 2672

Re: Rowlett: Crystal Lagoon

this is......wow... I have no words for this.
by DAFW
11 Jul 2018 17:41
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Cypress Waters
Replies: 15
Views: 1945

Re: Cypress Waters

These parking ratios are getting seriously out of control. Cypress Waters, just like any office listing, touts parking ratios as one of the key strengths of their properties. Yet, if you ever go through Cypress Waters, you will find seas empty concrete even though most of the buildings are fully oc...
by DAFW
27 Jun 2018 17:38
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: The Gate
Replies: 8
Views: 1038

Re: Frisco: The Gate

Nice find! I really like this project it has character too it. So towards the end of the video the apartments that are under construction is that from Frisco station ? Actually, in that video, the apartments shown at the end are part of the first phase of The Gate. Everything north of John Hickman ...
by DAFW
27 Jun 2018 03:37
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: The Gate
Replies: 8
Views: 1038

Re: Frisco: The Gate

hmm, not much has been announced on the gate and it's likely because the developer has been working on infrastructure for while now. Many have probably forgotten it existed... But here's an update anyways because why not! https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/20746396_114582902493534_266626...
by DAFW
27 Jun 2018 02:21
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy East
Replies: 10
Views: 347

Re: Legacy East

R1070 wrote:Isn't there already an area of farmland South of the DART transit station that's branded "Legacy South"?

havent seen much about that but isnt it only office space? not sure it fits in with the retail experiences that are the Shops of Legacy and Legacy west.
by DAFW
27 Jun 2018 02:19
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy East
Replies: 10
Views: 347

Re: Legacy East

Isn't that pedestrian bridge finished yet? They were working on that a year ago. Top If there is a pedestrian bridge (you literally have no idea it is there if you park in the garages and walk onto the main legacy west strip)... you would have to walk completely around the del frisco's at the begin...
by DAFW
26 Jun 2018 15:13
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: China Lesso Group Mixed-Use Development
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Re: Frisco: China Lesso Group Mixed-Use Development

If the mall does get built, I'm not sure what kind of retail environment we'll have by then. There have been many store/chain closures in the last 2 years. This may not be the traditional mall of old we're used to. I do see this as being a much more futuristic version of a shopping mall, geared tow...
by DAFW
26 Jun 2018 14:46
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: The Colony: Grandscape
Replies: 7
Views: 1090

Re: The Colony: Grandscape

Didn't see the zero gravity track in the rendering, not sure what that is. Here is what i was talking about, The neon green and yellow structure in the left side of the image is a zero-gravity track, If you've been to Main Event (quick example I could think of) they have this similar thing except i...
by DAFW
26 Jun 2018 02:46
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: The Colony: Grandscape
Replies: 7
Views: 1090

Re: The Colony: Grandscape

Originally Posted by Warrior2015: Hey didn't see a thread about this development. Honestly from the renderings, it looks as if this could be a great unique development. Here's a 3 minute video showing what it's going to look like. https://youtu.be/-uHpjiHRwNs https://youtu.be/-uHpjiHRwNs In one word...
by DAFW
26 Jun 2018 02:31
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy East
Replies: 10
Views: 347

Re: Legacy East

It could be a city within a city, but these developments would have to work better together to create a more cohesive and walkable environment. I absolutely agree, shuttles or more definitive walking paths and pedestrian connections between all three developments would be paramount to ensure greate...
by DAFW
26 Jun 2018 02:24
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: China Lesso Group Mixed-Use Development
Replies: 6
Views: 309

Re: Frisco: China Lesso Group Mixed-Use Development

Oooooo finally something more exciting released about this mysterious mall development. When it was announced last year that they would be putting a mall here, I was expecting a small strip mall. Nothing special at all. Now after reading about it and seeing what appear to be VERY early renderings (f...
by DAFW
26 Jun 2018 01:42
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy East
Replies: 10
Views: 347

Re: Legacy East

Whew imagine that... another legacy project that if it does happen, will almost immediately be successful because of the name it would carry alone.

In all we'd have the OG Shops of legacy, Legacy West, and Legacy East (?) Its a city within a city..
by DAFW
26 Jun 2018 01:33
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: misc. developments
Replies: 10
Views: 651

Re: Frisco: misc. developments

I'm happy they are retiring the phrase because the scope of the new developments along that small stretch of the DNT is already way over $5 billion dollars... The Gate- $1 Billion Frisco Station- $1.8 Billion The Star- $1.5 Billion Hall Park (with its future projects)- $3.5 Billion -----------------...
by DAFW
07 Jun 2018 21:43
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Wade Park
Replies: 63
Views: 8134

Re: Frisco: Wade Park

I'm so over it. I want this project to DIE. We need someone more responsible to take over and improve on the original idea.
by DAFW
28 May 2018 04:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey
Replies: 25
Views: 1810

Re: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey

Now holdwon...... If this observation wheel is gonna happen, it better AT LEAST be cute. And by the looks of it, its gonna give us a psychedelic light show at night. Eh maybe I'm okay with it... They also want to do an outdoor performance venue, retail, dining, and a "STEAM" Education cent...
by DAFW
28 May 2018 03:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 361
Views: 47000

Re: Victory Park 3.0

^The museum and others are lobbying the city for >$100 million to build an office building, parking and walking deck from KWPark to the museum, so why not lobby to use that much money to create another park? Better yet, the Perot family can donate that much money again to create another park, build...
by DAFW
28 May 2018 03:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 128
Views: 25880

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

It looks.... unfinished. All I can see is exposed concrete and glass...
by DAFW
28 May 2018 02:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey
Replies: 25
Views: 1810

Re: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey

Ditto....first thought was Ugh. Hope it dies but I am all for the water park connected to the river, is that even still on? wait what water park connected to the river.. do u have a source Edit: I think he meant the Water Gardens. not an actual waterpark... I was imagining waterslides into the trin...
by DAFW
23 May 2018 18:12
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Hall Office Park
Replies: 17
Views: 2948

Re: Frisco: Hall Office Park

Updated vision for Frisco's Hall Park includes a long-sought-after performing arts hall https://www.dallasnews.com/news/frisco/2018/05/22/updated-vision-friscos-hall-park-includes-long-sought-after-performing-arts-hall Exciting! There was a LOT mentioned in the article, I took out the most interest...
by DAFW
23 May 2018 17:35
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco Station
Replies: 17
Views: 2038

Re: Frisco Station

YESSSSS
by DAFW
12 May 2018 15:32
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Stonebriar Centre mall
Replies: 15
Views: 865

Re: Frisco: Stonebriar Centre mall

exelone31 wrote:Man, that south-facing facade at Stonebriar looks like it's straight out of Looney Tunes.


its going to age so bad :shock: .....how could they let that happen.
by DAFW
10 May 2018 13:02
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Stonebriar Centre mall
Replies: 15
Views: 865

Re: Frisco: Stonebriar Centre mall

That hotel will be the best looking piece of that mall. Stonebriar looks awful. I KNOW! Stonebriar is LONG overdue for an exterior and interior makeover... The entire look and feel is so tacky and awful, for being one of the best performing malls in the country I'm surprised they haven't modernized...
by DAFW
09 May 2018 23:38
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Stonebriar Centre mall
Replies: 15
Views: 865

Re: Frisco: Stonebriar Centre mall

That hotel will be the best looking piece of that mall. Stonebriar looks awful. I KNOW! Stonebriar is LONG overdue for an exterior and interior makeover... The entire look and feel is so tacky and awful, for being one of the best performing malls in the country Im surprised they havent modernized o...
by DAFW
09 May 2018 21:33
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Stonebriar Centre mall
Replies: 15
Views: 865

Re: Frisco: Stonebriar Centre mall

Oop! Found the press release! http://www.friscotexas.gov/DocumentCenter/View/15565/Hyatt-Regency-Stonebriar-Groundbreaking Some notes: Broke ground today May 9th, 2018 and Is expected to be complete in the first quarter 2020. It also says that it will have 18 stories (instead of 15) and contain 303 ...
by DAFW
09 May 2018 19:35
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Music City
Replies: 12
Views: 621

Re: Frisco: Music City

I was thinking about that earlier, The venues all have different amounts of seating which are geared to varying ranks of traveling bands/artists. Plus not all venues will host all genres of music. Haven't heard of an EDM concert being held at House of Blues... I Wonder what kinds of music will be pl...
by DAFW
09 May 2018 19:32
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Stonebriar Centre mall
Replies: 15
Views: 865

Re: Frisco: Stonebriar Centre mall

It looks great! I vaguely remember some early articles about this hotel was that it was supposed to be completed in 2019... Not sure about that now. Maybe 2020?
by DAFW
08 May 2018 20:21
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Music City
Replies: 12
Views: 621

Re: Frisco: Music City

ok.
I said IF its only competition was the toyota music factory, not that it was. Havent heard of some of those venues that you listed. Thanks
by DAFW
08 May 2018 13:58
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Wade Park
Replies: 63
Views: 8134

Re: Frisco: Wade Park

I really want the land to just be given to the city, and let it sit for a while until its time for the next big thing. With all that land in such a prime location on the DNT so many amazing things could be done there. I'd hate for it to go to waste.
by DAFW
08 May 2018 13:53
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: misc. developments
Replies: 10
Views: 651

Re: Frisco: misc. developments

its actually over a 45 minute drive... :/
by DAFW
08 May 2018 13:30
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Music City
Replies: 12
Views: 621

Re: Frisco: Music City

Ugh i just saw the preliminary plans and it looks so basic.... If they cant pull off anything new and exciting in those 7 acres then it will most definitely flop. :/
by DAFW
08 May 2018 13:24
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Music City
Replies: 12
Views: 621

Re: Frisco: Music City

^ As in it wont be successful? maybe... If its only competition is the Toyota music factory in Irving... Im not sure they will be in much competition due to their distance from each other..
by DAFW
11 Dec 2017 15:24
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Wade Park
Replies: 63
Views: 8134

Re: Frisco: Wade Park

Okay now thats a concept. Turning the land that wade park was supposed to go on, into a giant waterpark. The langham resort could stay and act as the Waterparks resort. The hole would probably still be used as the hotel's parking garage though.. :/

Oh well.
by DAFW
28 Nov 2017 15:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 733
Views: 94433

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Nope, they moved it to early 2018 :/ The group had been expecting to hear by Friday, which was when they were told Amazon would have its shortlist. Partnership spokeswoman Dianne Chase said that the volume of proposals means this week will no longer be the decision point. “We are informed that a sho...
by DAFW
19 Nov 2017 21:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Shraman South Asian Museum
Replies: 53
Views: 7608

Re: Shraman South Asian Museum

I thought there was to be an iconic building included in this development.


from the renderings it already looks pretty iconic to me...

the design is just fabulous. fingers-crossed it gets built. especially with that large lawn infront of it. It would be quite spectacular.
by DAFW
12 Nov 2017 20:08
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: The Railhead
Replies: 2
Views: 783

Re: The Railhead

In most of the suburbs, it's against zoning to put housing up against highways due to noise, horrific effects of pollution, etc. Most require a buffer close to 100 yards. Makes sense, although near the shops of legacy they are putting a 25 story residential tower along the DNT, and its right on the...
by DAFW
11 Nov 2017 19:16
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: The Railhead
Replies: 2
Views: 783

The Railhead

Frisco's $1.5 billion Railhead project will start with office high-rise and apartments The 80-acre Railhead development is on the west side of the tollway near Frisco's Wakeland High School. Newman Real Estate, Shula Netzer Real Estate and Koa Partners received approval this week from Frisco's City...
by DAFW
16 Oct 2017 22:10
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Wade Park
Replies: 63
Views: 8134

Re: Frisco: Wade Park

LOL Wade park is really tanking. At this point the same old shops concept is getting exhausted and overused, Wade Park needs a major entertainment venue/attraction or a MAJOR...MAJOR corporate relocation in its office tower section if it wants to be successful, because it doesn't seem like the Langh...
by DAFW
20 Sep 2017 19:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 733
Views: 94433

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

That frisco video.... they need to delete it... its extremely unprofessional. It would be more suitable if they were trying to attract a little restaurant or something but... for AMAZON? I really cant believe Jeff thought that was a cute idea.

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