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by eburress
21 Sep 2018 12:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 124
Views: 20940

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

Someone driving the wrong way in a Jeep crashed into the Green Door Public House last night. https://www.dallasnews.com/news/traffic-accidents/2018/09/20/no-customers-injured-jeep-crashes-downtown-dallas-restaurant-still-open Green Door put some plywood up to seal the hole and is already back open!...
by eburress
19 Sep 2018 10:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown
Replies: 44
Views: 3923

Re: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown

Hi- Regular business traveler here - the hotel flag/branding or level of service is about priority six or seven when booking a hotel. No one says "oh, well the AC hotel is for young, hip, socialites, and the Springhill is for families who want extra space and free breakfast for the kids, so I ...
by eburress
18 Sep 2018 14:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 343
Views: 49587

Re: Northpark Center

I agree. Most of the shopping I do in Palm Springs, which is hot AF (easily 115º+ in the summers), is outdoor. Among other things, stores place misters above the sidewalks and patios which helps to keep things "cool" outdoors in the dead of summer.
by eburress
14 Sep 2018 22:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 326
Views: 48292

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

On a side note, dang, Dale Hanson looks YOUNG! I forgot what he used to look like. hahaha
by eburress
12 Sep 2018 09:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 778
Views: 100218

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Since it seems so clear HQ2 is DC-bound, my best case scenario at this point would be for the HQ2 to be split across a few cities, one of which being Dallas. Hillwood Properties' president suggested this was a possibility a few months ago in an article, and there would be some logic in Amazon having...
by eburress
11 Sep 2018 15:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 182
Views: 20989

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

WTF?! It's as if they didn't understand what was wrong with their original proposal.
by eburress
06 Sep 2018 10:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 72
Views: 6646

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)

A structure height of 804 feet? Even if that's just the crane height, that yields a tower which is a helluva lot more than 20 stories, doesn't it?
by eburress
05 Sep 2018 08:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Old Cityplace Twin Tower site
Replies: 35
Views: 1526

Re: Old Cityplace Twin Tower site

ContriveDallasite wrote:Why not just complete the vision and build the twin? Aren't half of the materials out in a field already?


I would be a big supporter of this direction, or at least a newly-designed tower in a style consistent with the development's original vision, using those saved materials.
by eburress
04 Sep 2018 13:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Old Cityplace Twin Tower site
Replies: 35
Views: 1526

Re: Old Cityplace Twin Tower site

"We are trying to pump up the density a little bit."

Love to hear that! :)
by eburress
29 Aug 2018 22:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No. 10 Harwood (22 ST)
Replies: 93
Views: 17124

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No. 10 Harwood (22 ST)

CyrusOne relocating its headquarters to Dallas' Harwood District https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2018/08/29/cyrusone-relocating-its-headquarters-to-dallas.html The reason why I like this building, is because of the earuopean style esplanade ! I'm excited to experience it! Hopefully it's liv...
by eburress
29 Aug 2018 18:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)
Replies: 171
Views: 35198

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

I don't have a bizjournals subscription but another site stated "Steward's corporate executive team of about 100 moved to the new building."
by eburress
28 Aug 2018 09:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 398
Views: 51497

Re: Victory Park 3.0

^ I think yours is a right assumption.
by eburress
28 Aug 2018 00:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 398
Views: 51497

Re: Victory Park 3.0

I'm having a hard time getting a sense of how tall this one will actually be, but it *seems* like if anything, it's shorter than the W.
by eburress
27 Aug 2018 19:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 398
Views: 51497

Re: Victory Park 3.0

3099 Olive Street
Image


Urbanizer posted this over on Skyscraper Page

https://munozalbin.com/project/victory-plaza/
by eburress
26 Aug 2018 14:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: Cinépolis /The 23 (~273 FT / 23 ST)
Replies: 104
Views: 26028

Re: Victory Park: Cinépolis /The 23 (~273 FT / 23 ST)

Cinepolis is pricey but where I live most of the year, we almost always see movies at Cinepolis or The Lot (a comparable luxury theater chain) because those places are a really convenient/fun/easy family night out.
by eburress
22 Aug 2018 18:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 401
Views: 57798

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

^^ I'm looking forward to giving this a try, hopefully in the next few weeks!
by eburress
21 Aug 2018 15:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 401
Views: 57798

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

You're right about that. I wonder though if this is going to be multiple smaller buildings, rather than a single 30+ story tower.
by eburress
20 Aug 2018 13:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 71
Views: 10858

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

It is surprising that they would jack the rent up, especially considering the number of concepts that have failed in this spot. Mesero seemed like the first since the days of Cuba Libre to make a bit of headway. It was my go-to date spot too! That's a bummer! That was my go-to TexMex spot and a see...
by eburress
20 Aug 2018 09:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 42
Views: 7291

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

I'd give it a try. It's not The Mansion or anything, but it's a fine spot to have a bite/drink before a game. Are the drinks better than the Bowen house? So I take it this will be a Mexican or Latin concept? I hope it's a success. Wonder what they'll do w parking. I've only been to the Bowen House ...
by eburress
20 Aug 2018 09:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: 900 Main
Replies: 48
Views: 2160

Re: 900 Main

vman wrote:
Tucy wrote:
Matt777 wrote:

Uhhhh, you're more than welcome to do some research yourself if you're doubtful of Matt777's info.


There's that, but it was bizarre to ask for a source for a statement which was a person's opinion to begin with. Matt's original statement was clearly editorial.
by eburress
17 Aug 2018 12:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 42
Views: 7291

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

I'd give it a try. It's not The Mansion or anything, but it's a fine spot to have a bite/drink before a game.
by eburress
16 Aug 2018 13:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 42
Views: 7291

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

DPatel304 wrote:Nice find! I think someone had previously speculated it would be a restaurant, so this doesn't surprise me too much. I'm sure this will be a huge hit, I just wish this area was way more pedestrian friendly.


Oh I know...getting around there on foot isn't easy!
by eburress
16 Aug 2018 10:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 42
Views: 7291

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

cowboyeagle05 wrote:I wonder what got into Harwood all of a sudden to try to use their empty land for something besides bland gardens with cow sculptures.

A desire to make some money while these lots sit mostly vacant? :)
by eburress
06 Aug 2018 09:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 172
Views: 28330

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

I'm glad they're not wasting any time on this one! This building is going to do so much to tie together and complete the Arts District.
by eburress
01 Aug 2018 10:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas: Market Center area
Replies: 15
Views: 864

Re: Dallas: Market Center area

If you Google the Crystal Palace, you'll notice that it's much more spread-out and shorter (3ish stories). Who knows if the new owners will want to maintain that style, but one can imagine how a 4 story-tall expansion could make the Infomart appear even more consistent with its historic inspiration....
by eburress
31 Jul 2018 11:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 145
Views: 21659

Re: Museum Tower

texasstar wrote:The seething hatred for this beautiful structure continues to mystify me.


Some people are still upset about the circumstances surrounding the building's origin. Whether this continued obsession is constructive is debatable, but that's the source of their ire nonetheless.
by eburress
30 Jul 2018 09:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 385
Views: 65976

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

I want to point out in that rendering above the garage is not completely covered on the Woodall Rogers side. Mind you I am glad they are covering it on the Field street side and most likely the water gardens side but just so no one is flabbergasted and clutching pearls when the end product comes to...
by eburress
25 Jul 2018 23:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 278
Views: 44932

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

CTroyMathis wrote:Facing Ross:

5EEB0B3D-.jpg



Olive side where there is still pre-construction parking lot all along this side, some asphalt covered completely in excavated dirt in places:

IMG_1344.jpg


That looks great...much better than I expected!
by eburress
25 Jul 2018 15:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 60
Views: 6038

Re: Lower Greenville Development

I think the craftsman style is fine. It's not my personal cup of tea but it fits in well with the rest of the neighborhood. I do agree though about the neighborhood association sucking and wish more could have been done with this project.
by eburress
24 Jul 2018 08:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Virgin Hotel
Replies: 93
Views: 18072

Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

It's hideous. https://pbs.twimg.com/amplify_video_thumb/993783992083275776/img/z7ohZaTylEd0IV54.jpg This is hideous to you? I can't speak to whatever your expectations were for this building, but I hardly find this rendering "hideous." As for what's actually being built, the building's no...
by eburress
18 Jul 2018 12:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)
Replies: 72
Views: 16084

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 8 (New Rolex Building)

Not counting the side with the stupid surface lot, those are some of the nicest sidewalks in Uptown!
by eburress
16 Jul 2018 11:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 182
Views: 20989

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

Damn, that's some legit height! I wonder if "Point 1" and "Point 2" are some of the shorter, more central structures in the renderings.
by eburress
14 Jul 2018 19:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 172
Views: 28330

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: 201
Views: 28043

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: 401
Views: 57798

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: 385
Views: 65976

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: 52
Views: 6362

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: 66
Views: 8057

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: 135
Views: 29343

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: 172
Views: 28330

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: 361
Views: 57486

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: 361
Views: 57486

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: 201
Views: 28043

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: 361
Views: 57486

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: 361
Views: 57486

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: 1541

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: 178
Views: 28897

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: 12943

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: 117
Views: 15364

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: 1717

Re: Deep Ellum: Novel Deep Ellum

They're not wasting any time with this one!

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