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by eburress
18 Apr 2019 16:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 65
Views: 6052

Re: The Link at Uptown

You can also see how much potential there still is for development between Victory and Uptown/LoMac, with all those parking lots and apartments which will eventually, inevitably be built upon.
by eburress
18 Apr 2019 11:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)
Replies: 50
Views: 14548

Re: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)

It definitely has a looming, imposing presence in East Dallas (one that I personally like). I attended a neighborhood meeting recently and there were some mutterings about "living in a canyon instead of a community" from a couple folks living in the M Streets. hehe. East Dallas?!? This is...
by eburress
17 Apr 2019 15:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 65
Views: 6052

Re: The Link at Uptown

That is a cool view...thanks for sharing!
by eburress
10 Apr 2019 11:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 406
Views: 93351

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Thank goodness...that has been an eyesore for far too long!
by eburress
07 Apr 2019 10:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 204
Views: 55921

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

Indeed! You can already start to imagine the impact it will have at the pedestrian/street level, as well as the hole in the skyline it will help fill.
by eburress
06 Apr 2019 15:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 117
Views: 30634

Re: The Cedars Developments

What did "Dallas" do to Turkish Mike? My impression was that his schemes were all at best half-baked.
by eburress
05 Apr 2019 10:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 65
Views: 6052

Re: The Link at Uptown

For what it's worth, every non-Dallasite (friends, visitors, work colleagues, etc) I've ever spoke to thought Uptown, LoMac, Victory, Deep Ellum, etc were all part of Downtown. There was no distinction to them. For those who know though, I think the Klyde Warren extension and developments like the C...
by eburress
04 Apr 2019 12:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 65
Views: 6052

Re: The Link at Uptown

^^ Which was inevitable, but didn't make it any easier for the 1999 McKinney residents to stomach. Despite how obvious this should have been to people buying there, they had to know their views were going to change.
by eburress
29 Mar 2019 12:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Hines Project - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 47
Views: 3135

Re: Deep Ellum: Hines Project - 2700 Commerce

I like the project, both its design and scale. I personally like the mix of styles but I get how it's not everybody's cup of tea.
by eburress
29 Mar 2019 11:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 101
Views: 19152

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

tamtagon wrote:I'm trying not to get my hopes with this one....


Your hopes about the building's appearance or whether it happens at all?

For what it's worth my confidence level is pretty that it will happen given Harwood's track record. The quality of the building's architecture though, we'll see...
by eburress
28 Mar 2019 13:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1049
Views: 205749

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I've felt there are a lot of parallels between the relationship of Dallas and Austin to that of LA and San Diego. Dallas and LA are larger, upscale, pretentious, etc while Austin and San Diego are smaller, laid-back, less image-focused, etc. With the way Austin's tech sector is growing though, I agr...
by eburress
27 Mar 2019 13:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 524
Views: 105923

Re: Victory Park 3.0

What does the status "determined" mean?
by eburress
27 Mar 2019 11:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 541
Views: 113369

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Beauty Bar is also moving to Deep Ellum. I believe this weekend is their last on Henderson.

https://dallas.eater.com/2018/12/19/181 ... deep-ellum
by eburress
25 Mar 2019 11:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Turtle Creek : 2999 Turtle Creek Blvd
Replies: 17
Views: 4364

Re: Turtle Creek : 2999 Turtle Creek Blvd

Good for you for walking anywhere over there. With Lee park (or whatever it's called now), Turtle Creek, and the Katy Trail, there's so much good stuff to walk to but it's still so rare that anybody does.
by eburress
25 Mar 2019 10:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Mockingbird Station
Replies: 92
Views: 16842

Re: Dallas Mockingbird Station

^^ Too true!
by eburress
24 Mar 2019 19:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Mockingbird Station
Replies: 92
Views: 16842

Re: Dallas Mockingbird Station

I really hope this building happens! Down with the NIMBYs! :)
by eburress
22 Mar 2019 18:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 186
Views: 54612

Re: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)

That's so cool! I've been to the Henry a few times already and everything I've seen of the development so far (they're still working on it, obviously) seems top-notch, but this is a whole other level. Exciting!
by eburress
20 Mar 2019 18:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 299
Views: 68942

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

^ True! Plus, if there's a building in Dallas that looks like Miami, it's One Uptown
by eburress
20 Mar 2019 12:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 156
Views: 34875

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

That would be a bummer but the demolition will be an improvement over the post-apocalyptic scene which is there now. And maybe if its development comes in the form of a number of smaller projects, rather than the original mega project, the likelihood of it sitting empty for 10-15 years won't be as g...
by eburress
19 Mar 2019 13:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 255
Views: 53612

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

As someone who used to live in Deep Ellum, I have to concur. The sentiment for the original Deep Ellum crowd is negative. While the development has brought tremendous revenue to the bars and businesses, t has also killed the atmosphere that Deep Ellum was once known for. It really isn't as fantasti...
by eburress
19 Mar 2019 12:05
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 283
Views: 58190

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

^^ Wrong Bay Area...
by eburress
18 Mar 2019 20:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 144
Views: 38186

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

ArtVandelay wrote:That rendering is such a joke. It actually looks like something you’d find in Kaufman county. Bush league.


What would Dallas county-appropriate soccer, volleyball, and basketball fields/courts look like?
by eburress
18 Mar 2019 17:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 255
Views: 53612

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Well it's (almost) unanimous! Woohoo!
by eburress
16 Mar 2019 17:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 532
Views: 135836

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

Great photo Troy! I'm going to be sad to see this one top out. I want it to keep going ever skyward!
by eburress
15 Mar 2019 20:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 90
Views: 22107

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

Yes, Henderson Avenue will be reconstructed in a total of five phases, with Phase 1 taking the most time. As it creeps down the street, private developers will make contributions to improvements on the portion of the street directly in front of their parcels. So basically , there's no time table. T...
by eburress
15 Mar 2019 14:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 90
Views: 22107

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

Me too! I just bought a house in the area so I couldn't be happier about this...what a difference this will make! So is it his part of the Manister open realty project? http://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2016/12/12/henderson-avenue-mixed-use-project-remake-popular-east-dallas-strip Does...
by eburress
15 Mar 2019 14:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 90
Views: 22107

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

Me too! I just bought a house in the area so I couldn't be happier about this...what a difference this will make!
by eburress
15 Mar 2019 09:38
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 283
Views: 58190

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Tamtagon, you're right and Tucy, you're wrong. Starting your post "way to create fake news Tamtagon" is derogatory. Even if it weren't though, you have to realize everyone on this board is going to assume your intent is negative when you treat them as poorly as you do.
by eburress
06 Mar 2019 18:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 524
Views: 105923

Re: Victory Park 3.0

^^ Have a look at the Harwood Forum thread. The rendering may be old since the one the thread refers to has been around for years, but it *appears* this is a 33 story tower.
by eburress
02 Mar 2019 09:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 169
Views: 45808

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

Gorgeous photo! Imagine this same shot once Artelier starts rising...I can't wait!
by eburress
01 Mar 2019 08:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 129
Views: 23207

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

I was going to post this too. What a wonderful transformation!
by eburress
26 Feb 2019 15:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 541
Views: 113369

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

I took my daughter there last month and our experience was good. They didn't have a broad selection, but it was pretty late at night on a week day. If they can fix their quality issues (e.g., the above photo), they should do well.
by eburress
26 Feb 2019 10:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School
Replies: 52
Views: 11776

Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

^^ Think about how far we've come though that there's room to poo-poo a residential high rise of *any* sort built inside the Downtown loop.
by eburress
26 Feb 2019 09:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 40
Views: 4735

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

I'm excited to see Mixt because I moved here from the East Coast and as a basic, stereotypical urban Millennial, I'm in severe Sweetgreen withdrawal. I have yet to have a bad meal in Dallas, but the upscale, very healthy, salad-with-unique-ingredients trend has yet to hit here (Crisp on Lower Green...
by eburress
26 Feb 2019 09:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 532
Views: 135836

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

It's always fun seeing Downtown views from new perspectives. Thanks for sharing, Roman!
by eburress
20 Feb 2019 16:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 204
Views: 55921

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

In San Diego, Sunroad Enterprises built higher than what was allowed by the FAA and naturally, the FAA forced them to remove the top few floors from their building so that it was no longer considered a hazard. Oops! haha It's not exactly what you're describing, but I'm guessing this sort of thing wo...
by eburress
18 Feb 2019 23:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 255
Views: 53612

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

mdg109 wrote:Yeah, I agree with Dpatel. It's on the other side of Good Latimer so it does feel separate from DE's EMC.


I also agree. I realize it's on the Deep Ellum side of that awful freeway, but this still feels more like part of Downtown to me.
by eburress
15 Feb 2019 09:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 65
Views: 6052

Re: The Link at Uptown

Yawn. Oh look, another 22 story office building. In a prominent location no less. Oh wow, a towering 22 story building holy cow. Seems like that's all we can build anymore. 22 stories. That's it. Zzzzzzzzz. There are height limits throughout Uptown, so this is about what folks should expect in this...
by eburress
11 Feb 2019 11:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Cedar Maple Plaza I,II & III (2301 Cedar Springs Rd.)
Replies: 56
Views: 13778

Re: Uptown Dallas: Cedar Maple Plaza I,II & III (2301 Cedar Springs Rd.)

They're sure letting the maintenance of the existing buildings go, which is sad to see. Such a shame and such a waste.
by eburress
08 Feb 2019 16:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1049
Views: 205749

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

^^ Minor details, Amazon.
by eburress
08 Feb 2019 13:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 255
Views: 53612

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

How many people would actually be walking around Deep Ellum in the middle of the afternoon on any weekend from late May to late September? It's definitely possible. Palm Springs gets hotter than Dallas in the summer, but that doesn't stop folks from shopping around, hanging out on patios, attending...
by eburress
08 Feb 2019 13:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 255
Views: 53612

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Speaking as a ~Millennial~ East Dallas resident who moved here from central Boston (where we enjoyed several lively, urban, walkable, dedicated shopping districts), it absolutely is annoying trying to "go shopping" in Dallas. There is no one place with a good diversity of interesting shop...
by eburress
01 Feb 2019 10:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 67
Views: 13170

Re: Lower Greenville Development

yeah, I echo the demand for info on the Henderson development. I live a block from Henderson and many of us in the neighborhood are VERY impatient for some walkable amenities. I also made a point of asking about the repaving of Henderson Avenue, which is conspicuously absent from the city's five-ye...
by eburress
31 Jan 2019 19:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 67
Views: 13170

Re: Lower Greenville Development

I wonder about that shopping center. That location is ideal for a significant development which would be the nexus of two of the city's more happening areas, Henderson and Lower Greenville, and could help to extend that momentum south down Ross Ave.
by eburress
29 Jan 2019 16:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 40
Views: 4735

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

I usually see people in there but it's definitely not "hopping." Assuming they survive their reviews, this should improve some when it warms up and the patio and rooftop portions of the venue open up. Re. the building itself, I know what you mean but based on some of the recent renderings ...
by eburress
28 Jan 2019 19:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 255
Views: 53612

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Thanks for posting...that's a very good shot of the development! What an imposing presence that'll have once it's all done!
by eburress
20 Jan 2019 18:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 169
Views: 41997

Re: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt

Yep, any of those would be a dramatic improvement over either of the proposed retreads.
by eburress
11 Jan 2019 15:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 169
Views: 41997

Re: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt

Well, the loopnet listing was updated just 4 days ago. However, it's not the cylindrical design that was once kicked around. It's the other design which I think has been the preferred design by Hillwood for awhile now. Maybe something is moving forward?? Listing and marketing brochure links below. ...
by eburress
11 Jan 2019 09:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
Replies: 85
Views: 21562

Re: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

That copper looks REALLY good! Thanks for posting all the pics, Chris!
by eburress
07 Jan 2019 12:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 524
Views: 105923

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Good lord I wish them luck but that space is such a total destination with no access other than walk ups from the Katy Trail. I hope they got an incredible lease based only on sales. I was wondering how easy this venue would be to access, and it sounds like you answered my question. What an awful s...

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