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by jrd1964
16 Feb 2018 14:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2018/02/14/memphis-barbecue-staple-announces-expansion-to.html Corky's BBQ, a Memphis-based chain, is looking to TX for expansion. A franchisee wants to open as many as 17 locations in Houston and Dallas. The article is not specific on how many of those will b...
by jrd1964
16 Feb 2018 14:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Restaurants: general news/development

[Similar to the general Grocery Store thread, general activity not especially specific to one area.]
by jrd1964
16 Feb 2018 14:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Fort Worth: misc. developments
Replies: 14
Views: 1101

Re: Fort Worth: misc. developments

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2018/02/15/tarleton-begins-construction-on-80-acre-campus-in.html http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/education/article200065744.html Construction is underway for a new Fort Worth campus of Tarleton State University. The article doesn't say the main campus...
by jrd1964
16 Feb 2018 14:13
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco Station
Replies: 6
Views: 968

Re: Frisco Station

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... house.html

Here's what was with the article. This Skyhouse looks glassier than the other 2 here. The article lists no construction/completion timeline.
by jrd1964
16 Feb 2018 13:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School
Replies: 29
Views: 3420

Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

It really looks nice all lit up and occupied at night now... beats the heck out of abandoned-looking pigeon fodder. Hopefully they will have the other phase(s) to go with it.
by jrd1964
15 Feb 2018 13:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Tower Petroleum - The Saint Elm Hotel (1907 Elm) & Corrigan Tower (1900 Pacific)
Replies: 70
Views: 10449

Re: Downtown Dallas: Tower Petroleum - The Saint Elm Hotel (1907 Elm) & Corrigan Tower (1900 Pacific)

I drove by there a few nights ago, and there's no 'Cambria' or 'Cambria Hotel' outdoor sign yet. The only way to see its branding at a glance are flat-screen monitors placed at several of the front windows.
by jrd1964
13 Feb 2018 02:45
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Wade Park
Replies: 42
Views: 3430

Re: Frisco: Wade Park

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... rk-project

"Turn out the lights (if they were ever on?)...."
by jrd1964
09 Feb 2018 13:17
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 99
Views: 9112

Re: DFW Airport

by jrd1964
09 Feb 2018 12:50
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Collin Creek Mall
Replies: 18
Views: 1972

Re: Plano: Collin Creek Mall

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... amazon-hq2

There may be a buyer for the mall property. A developer is looking at redevelopment, with the possibility of attracting Amazon's 2nd corporate campus.
by jrd1964
09 Feb 2018 07:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Parking Garages
Replies: 70
Views: 6660

Re: Parking Garages

While we have the topic going, has anyone heard about what is going on with the second garage that was so desperately needed for the Bank of America Plaza? Nothing has happened at the site up to now.
by jrd1964
07 Feb 2018 16:41
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Melissa: misc. developments
Replies: 3
Views: 136

Melissa: misc. developments

https://www.guidelive.com/texas-yall/2018/02/07/buc-ees-breaks-ground-melissa-location#_ga=2.110305797.106939937.1517868352-1432607781.1476449082 Apparently Buc-ee's really likes DFW. Terrell, north Fort Worth, and the Denton one on the way are just the start. Now Melissa will get a taste of beaver ...
by jrd1964
07 Feb 2018 16:24
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 99
Views: 9112

Re: DFW Airport

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... fw-airport

The cleared land is for an 86-acre project called Gateway Logistics Center. There will be 5 buildings there, with the first ready by the end of the year.
by jrd1964
06 Feb 2018 15:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Re: DTD: Republic Center/Towers (I, 36 st., 602 ft.; II, 50 st., 508 ft.; III, 8 st.)
Replies: 2
Views: 420

Re: DTD: Republic Center/Towers (I, 36 st., 602 ft.; II, 50 st., 508 ft.; III, 8 st.)

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/02/06/new-architecture-center-headed-landmark-downtown-dallas-tower The Dallas Center for Architecture will be a new space for exhibits, displays, and lectures, and will be located on the first floor of the southeast corner of the building (by Pac...
by jrd1964
06 Feb 2018 06:31
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Arlington Development and Transportation Projects
Replies: 28
Views: 2856

Re: Arlington Development and Transportation Projects

Plus, Arlington still has work to do IMO about hotels and other related issues, getting people around more efficiently (ummm, hinthint), and being more connective with the neighbors besides with highways. Hopefully the I-30/TX 360 interchange redo will be done before then. Maybe the Texas Live thing...
by jrd1964
05 Feb 2018 20:31
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Arlington Development and Transportation Projects
Replies: 28
Views: 2856

Re: Arlington Development and Transportation Projects

All the Super Bowls are spoken for through 2023, so I heard on the radio in the last week. No new football stadiums are planned to debut after that, so the usual warm-weather ones that have been host in the past will likely have (or want) some prominence. There's really no telling when Jerry can sti...
by jrd1964
05 Feb 2018 13:08
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 99
Views: 9112

Re: DFW Airport

In recent days, the south acreage along TX 183 between County Line Rd. and Valley View Ln. has been the site of tree cutting. As of the last couple of nights, the cut down trees and brush have not been cleared as of yet. The airport has brought up before about having some kind of mixed-use project ...
by jrd1964
03 Feb 2018 13:54
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Drinking Water
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: Drinking Water

Strange, the new lake is basically a very big/long extension of Lake Bonham, according to the map. Tam's Star-T linkie reminds me of the spot between Seagoville and Crandall that is also a man-made wetland area. Water gets pumped out of the Trinity-east fork, put into the wetland for a natural purif...
by jrd1964
01 Feb 2018 13:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 222
Views: 21938

Re: Northpark Center

Wow, thanks for posting that. It's been a while since I've seen a current printed mall map of NorthPark.
by jrd1964
01 Feb 2018 12:59
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Mesquite: misc. developments
Replies: 1
Views: 90

Mesquite: misc. developments

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/02/01/new-owner-mesquite-rodeo-plans-mixed-use-project-around-historic-venue Mehrdad Moayedi, of the recent Statler hotel/residences redo, is now taking on the Mesquite Rodeo grounds. He is acquiring another 50 acres alongside it and has a mixed-u...
by jrd1964
01 Feb 2018 12:11
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 358
Views: 36349

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

That Toys/Babies R Us actually started out as an Albertsons years ago.
by jrd1964
01 Feb 2018 08:01
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Replies: 38
Views: 1867

Re: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava

Was the bridge built too quickly (thrown together)?? Mwaskow has a point: Has it not been *20 years* since the Trinity bond (as well as the more recent Simmons gift)? And all we have is the dangerous canoer's waterfall, a bike bridge at the Santa Fe crossing, the Margarets, the re-purposed Continent...
by jrd1964
01 Feb 2018 07:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD Riverfront Project
Replies: 27
Views: 1485

Re: DTD Riverfront Project

But, how many people really would want to live so close to the jails, or how many would want that as their main focus when they look out their windows?
by jrd1964
29 Jan 2018 08:30
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 133
Views: 12263

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/retail/2018/01/29/planos-dr-pepper-merge-withkeurig-green-mountain https://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2018-01-29/keurig-buys-dr-pepper-snapple-creating-a-beverage-giant Dr Pepper-Snapple is merging with Keurig-Green Mountain. It will go by Keurig Dr Pep...
by jrd1964
28 Jan 2018 13:56
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 194
Views: 18087

Re: Legacy West

Just noticed a couple of nights ago, between the Toyota office complex and Spring Creek, a sign in front of a worksite announcing Toyota of Plano is moving their dealership there by next winter. Up to now, the Toyota place has been at Preston/Bush Turnpike. Guess it'll be interesting to see what kin...
by jrd1964
28 Jan 2018 13:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 225
Views: 23634

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

This is the now dead project by former owners of the Drever. They wanted to build the Downtown shopping mall and the space of 1401 Elm was not enough to make a big enough draw so they proposed to buy DARTs HQ and redevelop it as a bigger retail project. It never made it off the drawing boards thoug...
by jrd1964
28 Jan 2018 13:12
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 99
Views: 9112

Re: DFW Airport

In recent days, the south acreage along TX 183 between County Line Rd. and Valley View Ln. has been the site of tree cutting. As of the last couple of nights, the cut down trees and brush have not been cleared as of yet. The airport has brought up before about having some kind of mixed-use project b...
by jrd1964
28 Jan 2018 13:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: High Point Crossing
Replies: 14
Views: 1092

Re: High Point Crossing

Just saw an updated sign at the site a couple of nights ago. Apparently the developers have landed Academy Sports, Burlington, and Marshalls so far for the project.
by jrd1964
25 Jan 2018 20:35
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Replies: 38
Views: 1867

Re: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava

The next closest I know of is Ross Perot's wife, Margot. But then it would be "the 3 Marges" instead of "the 3 Maggies". Would have been something to have 3, all named for different Margarets... nowhere else in the world would have had that -- but at least there are 2 here, which...
by jrd1964
24 Jan 2018 03:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AC Hotel and Residence Inn by Marriott (Mercantile Commerce Building/1712 Commerce St)
Replies: 47
Views: 5277

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

Not sure what the capacity will be, but this will have to hold parking for 3 hotels, and the employees of each that drive. Also some Residence Inn guests may be extended stayers, so their guests might need the parking space(s) the longest. And, as we've seen before, the finished product might not re...
by jrd1964
13 Jan 2018 14:44
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 358
Views: 36349

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

In the last few days, the state has put up new blue guide signs for the Music Factory. They are along TX 114 and the part of NW Highway near Las Colinas.

(sorry about the night shots--was so surprised to see these last night, I had to stop and snap)
by jrd1964
12 Jan 2018 17:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square
Replies: 79
Views: 6246

Re: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square

https://www.dallasnews.com/obituaries/o ... re-dies-97

The man who conceived the idea and early work of Thanks-Giving Square, Peter Pauls Stewart, has died. He was 97.
by jrd1964
11 Jan 2018 15:06
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 194
Views: 18087

Re: Legacy West

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Legac ... 30403.html

Channel 5 visited Legacy Hall in this report, which includes video. Execs there are saying business is better than expected.
by jrd1964
11 Jan 2018 12:10
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Frisco: City sports fields park
Replies: 0
Views: 92

Frisco: City sports fields park

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2018/01/10/sources-frisco-to-develop-park-bigger-than-dallas.html The city of Frisco wants to buy a 300-acre tract at the NW corner of Preston/Eldorado Pkwy. 'Sports fields' are mentioned, but no specifics (baseball diamonds, soccer fields, etc?) are really gi...
by jrd1964
10 Jan 2018 16:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Fort Worth: The Shops at Clearfork
Replies: 2
Views: 200

Re: Fort Worth: The Shops at Clearfork

Found a new list of restaurants and bars (plus a map) thru Guidelive:
https://www.guidelive.com/food-and-drin ... 1476449082
by jrd1964
10 Jan 2018 02:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project
Replies: 27
Views: 3288

Re: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project

Dumb question: Would the Spire be considered a viable Amazon2 candidate (urban, near freeways, near transit, near arts) or would the project even be so lucky? Landing a plum like Amazon would certainly get the Spirers out of the can-we-launch-this-project-or-not doldrums they've been in up to now.
by jrd1964
07 Jan 2018 11:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Tower Petroleum - The Saint Elm Hotel (1907 Elm) & Corrigan Tower (1900 Pacific)
Replies: 70
Views: 10449

Re: Downtown Dallas: Tower Petroleum - The Saint Elm Hotel (1907 Elm) & Corrigan Tower (1900 Pacific)

Found this hotel-level site through their Facebook page: http://www.cambriadallas.com No menu yet listed for their bistro. A few of the hotel amenities are listed; there are 177 rooms on 23 floors. Tried their phone # (214/220-2900) and no answer... busy? not by the phone? The hotel's Choice Hotels ...
by jrd1964
03 Jan 2018 15:09
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Southwest Airlines
Replies: 17
Views: 1225

Re: Southwest Airlines

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... rters.html

A pedestrian bridge has been completed that connects Southwest's main HQ to a training facility building across the street.
by jrd1964
30 Dec 2017 09:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Novel Deep Ellum
Replies: 3
Views: 616

Re: Deep Ellum: Novel Deep Ellum

Another article:
http://dallas.towers.net/2017/12/29/dee ... -projects/

The project will include a pool on the roof level, have underground parking, and is set for a Sept. 2019 completion.
by jrd1964
29 Dec 2017 09:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AC Hotel and Residence Inn by Marriott (Mercantile Commerce Building/1712 Commerce St)
Replies: 47
Views: 5277

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

The pool for the 3 hotels (including the Hampton) is supposed to be in or below the parking garage also.
by jrd1964
25 Dec 2017 07:53
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 18
Views: 2662

Re: TexRail

Looking at the eastbound 114-121 angle, concrete supports are coming together which will be the base for the bridge to carry TexRail trains over the highway. Just south of the eastbound service road, the foundation is coming together for the south embankment of the bridge and the approach to the nor...
by jrd1964
25 Dec 2017 07:35
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 18
Views: 2662

Re: TexRail

On the DFW Airport property, North Airfield Drive has been diverted while a new bridge is built to go over the path of the upcoming TexRail tracks. The new North Airfield bridge is shown from both directions along the detour, as well as the point (looking north-northwest) where the TexRail path will...
by jrd1964
25 Dec 2017 07:22
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 18
Views: 2662

Re: TexRail

The overpass bridge that will span TX 114-TX 121 and approach to DFW for the TexRail is coming along.

View from the westbound 114-121 service road. Concrete supports are in place from the highway northward, and bridge beams were recently put into place atop the supports.
by jrd1964
25 Dec 2017 06:14
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Plano: misc. developments
Replies: 6
Views: 635

Re: Plano: misc. developments

The lobby portion of the Southfork Hotel on the edge of central expressway is now a giant pile of rubble. The hotel rooms off the wings were separated from the lobby and turned into another hotel. Not sure what is planned for the soon to be empty lot. Just noticed that a few nights ago. The main pa...
by jrd1964
18 Dec 2017 13:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Grocery Stores: news/development
Replies: 28
Views: 4484

Re: Grocery Stores: news/development

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/retail/2017/12/18/hudson-oaksstore-completes-h-e-b-circle-around-fort-worth Another one for the H-E-B fans.... a location is coming to Hudson Oaks, between Weatherford and Fort Worth. Nothing new from the spokesperson about the upcoming Central Market locations, n...
by jrd1964
15 Dec 2017 09:15
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Denton: Rayzor Ranch
Replies: 0
Views: 158

Denton: Rayzor Ranch

https://www.dmagazine.com/arts-entertainment/2017/12/alamo-drafthouse-opening-in-denton/ https://www.guidelive.com/fun-places-and-events/2017/12/14/alamo-drafthouse-movie-theater-opening-denton-texas-2018#_ga=2.158613818.1402219036.1512948450-1432607781.1476449082 The mixed-use development along I-3...

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