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by eburress
14 Jul 2018 19:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 152
Views: 24161

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

If the height has changed (I just assumed somebody hadn't checked their facts), maybe it *will* be the tallest residential tower.
by eburress
14 Jul 2018 19:42
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 188
Views: 24958

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

What matters to Dallas is the tax revenue and the prestige, which seems like a solid investment to me (the city has spent a lot more and received a lot less in return).
by eburress
13 Jul 2018 10:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 346
Views: 49831

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Yeah, that looks awesome! How funny too, the crash pad notion. :)
by eburress
11 Jul 2018 09:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 303
Views: 55407

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

I wonder if a portion of their tenants park in the surface lot(s) across the street so this was a move intended to support entirely onsite parking, since what's across the street will eventually become a museum.
by eburress
10 Jul 2018 17:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Cedar Maple Plaza I,II & III (2301 Cedar Springs Rd.)
Replies: 50
Views: 5092

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

Well it's a pretty building, but I still hate they're planning to knock down the existing buildings - especially since there's room to fit this on the property without doing so.
by eburress
09 Jul 2018 08:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Mid Elm Lofts
Replies: 51
Views: 6699

Re: Mid Elm Lofts

I thought I'd share a photo of MEL from a foto.eng Instagram account which offers a great view of the extent of the rooftop changes.

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by eburress
30 Jun 2018 19:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 125
Views: 26690

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

willyk wrote:These buildings are leading up nicely. Maple / Cedar Springs is looking more plausible every day.

Maple/Cedar Springs is looking more plausible as what? Are you referring to the proposed tower at that intersection and if so, what does that have to do with the Union? :)
by eburress
27 Jun 2018 10:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 152
Views: 24161

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

^ A very important, impactful lot retirement at that! Behind those four lots at Field and San Jacinto, I've felt like this was the lot that most needed to go and I'm so thankful it finally is. :)
by eburress
07 Jun 2018 11:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 354
Views: 52923

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

"State Thomasification." I love it! hahaha
by eburress
06 Jun 2018 19:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 354
Views: 52923

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

^^I agree. Oak Cliff will be more akin to LG. but why so much disdain towards uptown? That's arguably the best part of the urban core..why wouldn't you NOT want more of that! I love Uptown...especially State Thomas...and I'd be delighted if its positive aspects were to spread throughout the entire ...
by eburress
06 Jun 2018 11:37
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 188
Views: 24958

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Project Apollo is a tech company. So....it's not a tech company but a printing company looking in south Dallas. What is Project Apollo? For Dallas, it could mean a $50 million investment https://www.dallasnews.com/business/jobs/2018/06/05/project-apollo-southern-dallas-could-mean-50-million-investm...
by eburress
05 Jun 2018 23:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 354
Views: 52923

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Austin's Uptownification has been happening for some time now, so yeah, what's the difference? lol
by eburress
02 Jun 2018 10:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 354
Views: 52923

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

That was a great update - thanks for posting!
by eburress
27 May 2018 11:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Alto211 (211 North Ervay)
Replies: 5
Views: 1428

Re: Downtown Dallas: Alto211 (211 North Ervay) Alterra International

Interesting indeed...thanks for posting!
by eburress
23 May 2018 13:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 160
Views: 25270

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

It fits in so much better with the rest of the neighborhood as well, without the paint. In the photo maconahey posted above, you can see how much more cohesive the Deep Ellum appears.
by eburress
18 May 2018 15:44
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 88
Views: 11970

Re: Downtown Progress

I wonder where all that empty acreage is in New York City. I have rarely ever seen an empty space there. Rochester, buffalo, Houston, Tampa, etc....less available space than nyc and Chicago. I have been to all theses cities, this report is highly questionable. Somebody on Skyscraper Central made a ...
by eburress
15 May 2018 10:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 83
Views: 12378

Re: West End 1.0

I've never seen that either. I wonder if this is a newer iteration of what had previously been planned for that site (the alternative version kept more of the existing structure).
by eburress
09 May 2018 16:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Novel Deep Ellum
Replies: 7
Views: 1530

Re: Deep Ellum: Novel Deep Ellum

They're not wasting any time with this one!
by eburress
09 May 2018 16:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 231
Views: 38178

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

It looks like the tower itself will better interact with the street than I expected. Sweet!
by eburress
08 May 2018 09:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 160
Views: 25270

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Thanks, that's the first time I've seen that video. Most of the retail/restaurants in the video appeared to be made-up and fake, but I did see Jamba Juice and Jimmy John's. Does that mean, at the very least, those two will be coming to The Epic? Also, still can't get over how lame 'The Epic' sounds...
by eburress
07 May 2018 08:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 68
Views: 14287

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 ...
by eburress
07 May 2018 08:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: San Martín (former The MAC location)
Replies: 21
Views: 6183

Re: Uptown Dallas: San Martín (former The MAC location)

joshua.dodd wrote:Absolute waste of land. Just like the Mutts dog park in the West Village.

At least Mutts is temporary...
by eburress
04 May 2018 14:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 68
Views: 14287

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

OK I got to visit casually with a person on the inside and they said that the plan is they will raze the existing structure and put a mixed use with Residential and office towers with retail at bottom with underground parking. A Central Market will be part of that retail at the bottom of the develo...
by eburress
04 May 2018 10:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 170
Views: 28838

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Awesome, so glad they kept the drug store!
by eburress
29 Apr 2018 18:58
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Aerial (Drone) Tour of Dallas/Fort Worth
Replies: 12
Views: 1067

Re: Aerial (Drone) Tour of Dallas/Fort Worth

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:'A great modern city powered by sports'


..oh please...we have literally won 1 championship across all sports since 2000..


...so it's a good thing they didn't say "powered by championships" then. ;)
by eburress
27 Apr 2018 10:45
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Aerial (Drone) Tour of Dallas/Fort Worth
Replies: 12
Views: 1067

Re: Aerial (Drone) Tour of Dallas/Fort Worth

Those were some great shots of the city! It's too bad the visuals weren't better synced to the script though, so when the narrator was talking about Deep Ellum, etc, they showed the corresponding imagery. It was a bit disjointed to see the Infomart when they were talking about the convention center,...
by eburress
25 Apr 2018 11:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
Replies: 45
Views: 8080

Re: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

That it does! I wonder if what's shown in the renderings factors in weathering which could happen over time.
by eburress
23 Apr 2018 06:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 170
Views: 28838

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Eburress - Aside from its charm, local history, relative walkability, uniqueness, and being much closer (and easier) than Northpark, I really can't think of the appeal Local History, Uniqueness? When did on the border, pottery barn, chueys, crate & barrel, Z gallerie, etc become unique lol. It’...
by eburress
22 Apr 2018 13:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 170
Views: 28838

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Aside from its charm, local history, relative walkability, uniqueness, and being much closer (and easier) than Northpark, I really can't think of the appeal. :) Just because it's the last place *you* think of, surely you can still understand its appeal, especially to folks living in-town. It was the...
by eburress
18 Apr 2018 15:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 106
Views: 15791

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

Holy Cow! I did not see this coming.. I am glad the Sams was a no go.. and is the elevation part of the full structure height? i am confusion :?: :lol: Cant wait to see renderings for this site. We saw some very conceptual renderings before (about a year ago) which showed a good-sized mixed-use dev...
by eburress
18 Apr 2018 15:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 106
Views: 15791

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

I'm probably not reading those correctly but is that **four** different buildings of the same height, or does Central Office Point 1, 2, 3, 4 refer to the same tower?
by eburress
13 Apr 2018 10:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: (PWC) Park District Tower (316 FT | 20 ST) + Residences at Park District (385 FT | 32 ST)
Replies: 141
Views: 30236

Re: Uptown Dallas: (PWC) Park District Tower (316 FT | 20 ST) + Residences at Park District (385 FT | 32 ST)

texasstar wrote:Those prices just buckled my knees.


You weren't kidding! They're not messing around with those prices! hahahaha
by eburress
12 Apr 2018 10:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Parking Garages
Replies: 84
Views: 12371

Re: Parking Garages

maconahey wrote:Image


This will be a cute little residential tower once we're no longer driving, all this parking is no longer necessary, and they've made the inevitable conversion. :idea:
by eburress
05 Apr 2018 09:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn
Replies: 14
Views: 981

Re: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn

Man, that's PRETTY, and I completely agree about the Melrose. I think it'd be a perfect anchor for that side of the gayborhood!
by eburress
04 Apr 2018 18:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 152
Views: 24161

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

Cool! But how are they clearing the site without touching the parking lot? Isn't the whole site parking lot? It's that weird strip right by the Olive exit ramp that wraps around Museum Tower. It looks like the work goes the length of the Pearl Side of the lot, but it's hard to tell for sure from my...
by eburress
29 Mar 2018 13:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 699
Views: 90031

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

"Dallas dodges list of Amazon HQ2 ‘biggest losers,’ while Toronto, Miami and LA get tagged" https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2018/03/29/dallas-dodges-list-of-amazon-hq2-biggest-losers.html I don't think this has been posted yet, but there are some interesting points. Essentially, th...
by eburress
26 Mar 2018 15:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD Riverfront Project
Replies: 39
Views: 4910

Re: DTD Riverfront Project

I passed the HKS office at One Dallas Center during my lunch break today, and they had a lot of graphics posted on the wall. One caught my eye. It was a computer generated layout the Southwest corner of the CBD, with some development mapped out. The Trinity River was completely filled in with water...
by eburress
25 Mar 2018 14:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Inwood & Forest development
Replies: 3
Views: 739

Re: Inwood & Forest development

This is what *was* proposed for that corner, but it seems like it's gone through some iteration.

http://www.prestonhollowpeople.com/comm ... ood-plans/
by eburress
13 Mar 2018 11:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 53
Views: 8759

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Per the letter it seems they're trying to up-zone.

Hurray!
by eburress
13 Mar 2018 10:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 53
Views: 8759

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

The map represents some already quite dense areas which don't seem to have an aversion to density, so I can't imagine downzoning is what's happening.
by eburress
13 Mar 2018 09:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 125
Views: 26690

Re: The Christopher @The Union (28 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)

ContriveDallasite wrote:This one will be a real catalyst for the area when the Albertsons opens. I wonder if we will be seeing the lot immediately adjacent to this, turn dirt this cycle.

It's a Tom Thumb, right, or did something change?
by eburress
10 Mar 2018 12:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 121
Views: 17391

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

Ahhh, I bet you're right. Well I hope they're wrong and that McKinney/Boll proceeds as planned.
by eburress
09 Mar 2018 15:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 121
Views: 17391

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

joshua.dodd wrote:Then there's some major misunderstanding in the Uptown community. Everyone in Uptown is claiming the project is dead.

Was there something in the news giving them that impression or do you think it was more gossip/hearsay?
by eburress
09 Mar 2018 12:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 699
Views: 90031

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Assuming they come to Downtown Dallas, then that automatically adds a lot more people on the streets which, I'd imagine, brings more things to do. Imagine how much new construction would occur Downtown if this is what happened (Amazon setting up shop there). From an article about Amazon's impact on...
by eburress
08 Mar 2018 17:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 699
Views: 90031

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

One might be able to infer a preference for an urban setting from some of the RFP language, but that is quite different from what was stated above, to-wit: that a downtown location was one of their stated requirements. That is simply not true. If you didn't see Amazon's original HQ2 site, how are y...
by eburress
08 Mar 2018 13:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 699
Views: 90031

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

One might be able to infer a preference for an urban setting from some of the RFP language, but that is quite different from what was stated above, to-wit: that a downtown location was one of their stated requirements. That is simply not true. If you didn't see Amazon's original HQ2 site, how are y...
by eburress
08 Mar 2018 12:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 302
Views: 41620

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Now that Virgin is opening a hotel in Dallas does that signal a market for a potential Hard Rock? I ask because Virgin is a brand that markets differently than a Marriot or a Hilton. Was W Hotel that bellwether of more rock and roll brands coming to the market? How about the Lorenzo it certainly pl...
by eburress
08 Mar 2018 09:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 699
Views: 90031

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

What are we trying to prove at this point? The RFP clearly shows a preference for an urban campus but they are open to new creative ideas blah blah. The simple fact that they say it could be a downtown campus but doesn't have to be shows their preference for an urban site with an open mind to a sit...
by eburress
07 Mar 2018 17:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 699
Views: 90031

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

It looks like you're misremembering. The website is still up, and it was frequently archived. It appears to have never said what you claim. And as I said earlier, it seems very unlikely they would say something on their website that is contrary to the information in the actual RFP. The "site&q...
by eburress
07 Mar 2018 15:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 699
Views: 90031

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Link? Quote? Anything? It seems unlikely they would have requirements listed on their website that are contrary to what is in the actual RFP. Relax dude. They took down the website once HQ2 fever took hold, but yes, it was clearly stated there. It looks like you're misremembering. The website is st...

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