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by mcrdal15
16 May 2018 12:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Mid Elm Lofts
Replies: 39
Views: 4958

Re: Mid Elm Lofts

It's just sad that Tim Headington put a huge hole in what was one of the best continuous facade pedestrian zones that could have been when he built his department store with a giant valet lot. Hopefully one day it will make sense to float some building over the valet area. These buildings look grea...
by mcrdal15
08 May 2018 17:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 191
Views: 21940

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

exelone31 wrote:I'll play the other side of the argument here and say Headington did an amazing job with the building that is now the Commissary. I don't know that he's got anything similar in mind here, but will definitely give credit for that one.


^^^ This is what I'm hoping for.
by mcrdal15
08 May 2018 17:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 191
Views: 21940

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

Yes, the scale of that building is perfect for that corner. But I won't hold my breath when it comes to Headington, especially what they've done to the Elm side behind Forty-Five Ten and that God awful driveway. This is what I'm worried about. His idea of an upscale Davis Building (Joule Residences...
by mcrdal15
08 May 2018 14:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 191
Views: 21940

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

The building is a turd, but the scale is about right for the corner. It could certainly use a massive face lift. But if it does get torn down, Headington better have something going up on its heels. Clearing the land simply so it's 'ready' would be very bad. Headington already has blocks of parking...
by mcrdal15
08 May 2018 14:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 191
Views: 21940

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

1301 was built in 1961 and includes the basement that was Empire Rock Bar. Would not be surprised to see it torn down this year although it's really not much to look at. They could always remodel it instead of tearing it down. And since the building is at least 50 years old (57 to be exact), isn't ...
by mcrdal15
02 May 2018 11:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 121
Views: 14907

Re: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)

I was curious about parking demand in these places, so I checked out some census data on the number of vehicles kept at home. Uptown currently averages 1.42 cars per household. So the code requires providing more parking (1.5/unit) than Uptown residents actually use. Wasteful. To the extent that pa...
by mcrdal15
02 May 2018 11:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 191
Views: 21940

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

Why is High end sad??? It's bad when it's over-saturated. Too much of one thing is bad. There seems to be a lot of turnover with restaurants here and what most of them have in common is that they go overboard with upscale, yet their food is overpriced and underwhelming. We need variety in Downtown,...
by mcrdal15
01 May 2018 15:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 191
Views: 21940

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

mdg109 wrote:It was a really cool space, but just average tex-mex IMO. Yeah, I hope something goes in quick. That's a huge chunk of dead space for Stone Street Pl.


Is it really closing? I was there this past Saturday.
by mcrdal15
27 Apr 2018 12:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 121
Views: 14907

Re: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)

The party scene is simply growing up. It's like graduating college or something. Yes and it's great that it's transitioning away from Uptown. However, I'm not too confident about its replacement. Uptown doesn't have enough residents to support existing business nor is it a unique draw in comparison...
by mcrdal15
27 Apr 2018 12:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 121
Views: 14907

Re: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)

Uptown isn't really dense enough to guarantee a lot of activity. It's still going to be reliant on drawing people from outside the neighborhood to create a decent level of street activity, regardless of how auto-oriented it is or isn't. Uptown is decently dense in terms of buildings and height, but...
by mcrdal15
26 Apr 2018 19:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 121
Views: 14907

Re: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)

LoMac has so many semi-urban towers with fancy steakhouses with valet drive thrus out front. The city should have not allowed it start developing that way. It's not going to generate much walking unfortunately. I still cringe at the horrible suburban Truluck's plopped right down on that street. Who...
by mcrdal15
26 Apr 2018 18:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 121
Views: 14907

Re: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)

I hope Uptown can still attract enough people so that it is not a complete dead zone though. As an urban neighborhood and one that continues to become denser and more walkable, it shouldn't become a complete dead zone. You don't need a party scene to have vibrant street-life, but then again, this i...
by mcrdal15
25 Apr 2018 19:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 121
Views: 14907

Re: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)

I really wonder how it will hold up now that it's no longer as unique. I think it will become more of a ghost town after 5pm now that the small group of very loud condo owners are trying to get everything shut down. It's becoming more office and residential focused. Honestly, downtown Dallas seems ...
by mcrdal15
22 Apr 2018 18:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 154
Views: 23778

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Local History, Uniqueness? When did on the border, pottery barn, chueys, crate & barrel, Z gallerie, etc become unique lol. It’s just another Dallas street with some retail buildings. Deep Ellum has way more history and Henderson has more uniqueness than Knox St. I’ll spend the extra 5 minutes ...
by mcrdal15
18 Apr 2018 16:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 104
Views: 12840

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

Why can't this be in Downtown?
by mcrdal15
13 Apr 2018 12:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: 601 Elm/ 711 Elm
Replies: 12
Views: 778

Re: 711 Elm

Let's hope this gets restored and not torn down.
by mcrdal15
06 Apr 2018 13:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Mid Elm Lofts
Replies: 39
Views: 4958

Re: Mid Elm Lofts

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