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by Mr. Amsterdam
08 Jul 2019 14:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 610
Views: 134182

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Why are the designs of Dallas high-rises so boring? If you look at the building designs in other cities like Seattle, Austin, Amsterdam, etc, you'll see some creativity. This looks like every other 15-20 story high-rise that's popped up over the last 5 years.
by Mr. Amsterdam
19 Jun 2019 18:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 125
Views: 27047

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Austin55 wrote:Harwood feels like a well located suburban office tower park at street level.


Well said
by Mr. Amsterdam
13 Jun 2019 10:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: TC Oak Grove Tower (13 ST)
Replies: 13
Views: 2191

Re: Uptown Dallas: TC Oak Grove Tower (13 ST)

Oh look, another cookie-cutter apartment!
by Mr. Amsterdam
17 May 2019 13:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 308
Views: 69510

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Time to move to the burbs Hannibal. ;)
by Mr. Amsterdam
29 Mar 2019 15:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 125
Views: 27047

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Harwood doesn't excite me at all as a developer. The designs are great but the final product is always underwhelming.. alot of it has to do with the height of their towers and their lack of pedestrian infrastructure. Call me when they start working with an urban planning firm that'll actually make ...
by Mr. Amsterdam
19 Mar 2019 12:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 308
Views: 69510

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

It's an interesting dichotomy. Like so many changes in Deep Ellum it's liked by the Internet armchair quarterbacks who don't live in the neighborhood, yet almost universally detested by the people in the neighborhood it's in. The only person I know who's looking forward to this development is the o...
by Mr. Amsterdam
10 Jan 2019 02:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 565
Views: 134129

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Bittersweet Day as 121-Year-Old Deep Ellum Business Makes Way for Progress https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/121-Year-Old-Dallas-Butcher-Company-Closing-504042041.html "They're hoping to see a CVS or a bank go in here, instead of another bar." God no, I hope it's not another CVS! They're ...
by Mr. Amsterdam
13 Dec 2018 02:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)
Replies: 200
Views: 66092

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

Tnexster wrote:We need our own Wilshire Grand Center project in downtown Dallas.


Without that ridiculous spire.
by Mr. Amsterdam
04 Oct 2018 00:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 183
Views: 33074

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Wow. I cannot believe anyone would let parking consume a city like that, even during the height of carphoria.
by Mr. Amsterdam
14 Sep 2018 13:36
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: New Census Population Estimates
Replies: 105
Views: 24182

Re: New Census Population Estimates

Downtown has surpassed 11,000 residents according to Patrick Kennedy who referred to Downtown Dallas Inc in the tweet.
by Mr. Amsterdam
04 Sep 2018 15:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Old Cityplace Twin Tower site
Replies: 36
Views: 5603

Re: Old Cityplace Twin Tower site

I want it to be a decent-sized high rise, but my gut is saying that it'll probably be another one of those bland 20-22 stories, with half of it as a parking garage.
by Mr. Amsterdam
31 Aug 2018 08:07
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 101
Views: 13813

Re: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)

Wow Austins crushing it. How many downtown apartment towers do they have in the works? Seems like DT Dallas is behind them in this regard. Houston's also doing really well. Dallas does seem to be lagging in comparison. See the bottom of this page with a compilation of under construction and propose...
by Mr. Amsterdam
13 Aug 2018 16:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Mid Elm Lofts
Replies: 70
Views: 19345

Re: Mid Elm Lofts

Damn. I'm loving the sidewalk width. Not quite as wide as here in AMS, but it's a huge improvement, relatively speaking. Awe... Amsterdam, what a great city. I am envious. I am envious of Dallas's housing supply. It's just a travesty over here, especially for those looking for student housing.
by Mr. Amsterdam
13 Aug 2018 11:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Mid Elm Lofts
Replies: 70
Views: 19345

Re: Mid Elm Lofts

Damn. I'm loving the sidewalk width. Not quite as wide as here in AMS, but it's a huge improvement, relatively speaking.
by Mr. Amsterdam
02 Aug 2018 16:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1054
Views: 238025

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I'm probably one of the few Conservatives on here (and one of those Evangelical Christians at that- GASP!!)... Some of the comments above sort of make me chuckle, but hey we're all created different with different ideas and different opinions. I'm a proud Trump Supporter and a proud Cruz Supporter....
by Mr. Amsterdam
17 Jul 2018 17:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown: Carlisle St. Urban Renewal Project/Block 968
Replies: 17
Views: 5364

Re: Uptown: Carlisle St. Urban Renewal Project/Block 968

I wasn't able to attend the meeting, but I did receive a PDF via e-mail with more information on this project: https://www.scribd.com/document/384052935/2018-06-01-Presentation-for-CPC-003-1 (Let me know if the link doesn't work. Also, if anyone knows a better site to host a PDF, let me know as wel...
by Mr. Amsterdam
28 Jun 2018 06:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 222
Views: 68255

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

Where will the artists lofts be located if they are coming later? That lot isnt huge, so I imagine theyd be built into the overall construction of the building, right? The article also mentions 41 floors, not the 39 that was mentioned in previous articles. Does anyone know if the actual height will...
by Mr. Amsterdam
25 May 2018 15:41
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: New Census Population Estimates
Replies: 105
Views: 24182

Re: New Census Population Estimates

I found the following link of 2018 U.S. city population figures. I can't tell if this states if this data is according to the U.S. Census Bureau. http://worldpopulationreview.com/us-cities/ Arlington more dense than Dallas? That is very surprising. And good god @ Jacksonville. I thought Dallas's de...
by Mr. Amsterdam
06 May 2018 17:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 149
Views: 36066

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

The the land the Walgreens is on being attached to this property. I'd love to see that lot re-developed as well. If we had at least one side of McKinney more urban through that block. It would really help connect West Village to the rest of Uptown. Right now it just feels separated. You bring up a ...

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