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by eburress
26 Jun 2019 09:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)
Replies: 16
Views: 1234

Re: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)

Tnexster wrote:Wow, this is a good one. All the parking is underground and if I am counting correctly it looks to be about 30 floors? Anybody else get that?


Such a gorgeous tower and yes, it sure looks like it's in the vicinity of 30 floors. :D
by eburress
25 Jun 2019 09:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 595
Views: 159665

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

Great shots! Thanks for sharing.
by eburress
22 Jun 2019 13:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 378
Views: 78375

Re: Oak Lawn

^ Electronic dance music
by eburress
19 Jun 2019 12:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 162
Views: 36424

Re: West End 1.0

That's awesome...I'm glad they're coming back! It won't be the Dallas Alley of old, but it's still something.
by eburress
17 Jun 2019 22:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 354
Views: 80817

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

That's pretty much the plan the Concrete Cowboy/Clutch (and the parking lot behind it) block. You could be on to something. :)
by eburress
17 Jun 2019 13:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 95
Views: 24786

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

Thanks for the update, emmasensei. I was surprised to hear about the former Eberhard becoming an Irish pub; I could have sworn that started as an Eberhard remodel, extensive as it is but I wonder if they bit off more than they could chew and decided to unload the property - or perhaps it's just a re...
by eburress
16 Jun 2019 02:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - 505 North Ervay (owned by First Baptist)
Replies: 66
Views: 7642

Re: Downtown Dallas - 505 North Ervay (owned by First Baptist)

Whatever the dynamic or history is, this sucks. Shame on them.
by eburress
12 Jun 2019 12:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 591
Views: 123409

Re: Victory Park 3.0

I didn't even know Dallas had a Hard Rock Hotel. The last Hard Rock in town I was aware of was the one on McKinney Ave.
by eburress
11 Jun 2019 09:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: City Lights
Replies: 93
Views: 19765

Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

The crane fell through the parking garage - made of concrete. What kind of building could survive that? That's a really good point. We've seen those parking garages collapse recently (twice recently in Uptown in fact) so they might not be as solid as they probably should be, but it's not like that ...
by eburress
11 Jun 2019 09:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: City Lights
Replies: 93
Views: 19765

Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

How is anything I stated "horrible"? It's stating the obvious. But to answer your question, good quality buildings that are strong. It's a known fact that developers notoriously cut corners to maximize profit. I live in an apartment complex most likely built cheaper than that one, just do...
by eburress
09 Jun 2019 09:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Shraman South Asian Museum
Replies: 78
Views: 19919

Re: Shraman South Asian Museum

Interesting. This whole time I thought the museum was going in on the lot across Griffin, immediately adjacent to the the proposed Perot tower. Maybe because I was assuming they were going to need a larger piece of land to accommodate the lawn, residential tower, and the actual museum. Oh well. haha
by eburress
08 Jun 2019 11:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 307
Views: 64502

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Very cool! This is some of the most unique architecture going up in the city right now!
by eburress
07 Jun 2019 13:13
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The "hotelification" of multifamily
Replies: 10
Views: 780

Re: The "hotelification" of multifamily

This has been happening in Victory Place for the last year or two and I'm sure it's also happening informally elsewhere. The noise/parties were a little annoying, but maybe not any more so than other Uptown rental communities. I wonder how this will work in conjunction with all the AirBNB'ers who ar...
by eburress
06 Jun 2019 15:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 300
Views: 69316

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

This will be such a cool neighborhood once all these projects are done.
by eburress
06 Jun 2019 15:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 300
Views: 69316

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Yikes, that RH in West Hollywood is even uglier up close. I prefer modern design personally, but these materials make the modern design look cheap and dirty. You could say the same thing about 75-90% of everything built in Southern California; cheap and dirty. The Weho Restoration Hardware is on th...
by eburress
05 Jun 2019 17:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 378
Views: 78375

Re: Oak Lawn

https://candysdirt.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Esquire-Exterior-1.jpg https://candysdirt.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Esquire-Exterior-2.jpg https://candysdirt.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Esquire-Exterior-3.jpg Quote from article: StreetLights went back to the movie theater’s archive (house...
by eburress
04 Jun 2019 17:55
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 158
Views: 31636

Re: I-345

In case anyone hasn't yet seen this from last week's mayoral debate:

https://youtu.be/vcDbqLLGs3Y


And the corresponding D Magazine article:

https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2 ... ust-watch/
by eburress
03 Jun 2019 19:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 300
Views: 69316

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

RH sure seems to love its stucco. :|
by eburress
03 Jun 2019 16:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower
Replies: 55
Views: 12878

Re: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower

^ I think you're completely in order, objecting to this new proposal. There are certainly worse projects out there, but on such a high profile spot like this I think it's reasonable to expect something better, especially with some of the other new projects in the pipeline in the area.
by eburress
03 Jun 2019 14:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 354
Views: 80817

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

^^ That's great for Downtown but a bummer for us Lower Greenville/Knox Henderson folks.
by eburress
30 May 2019 12:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Parking Garages
Replies: 139
Views: 32640

Re: Parking Garages

I'm in a car for a total of 2 hours a week between work and home 5 days a week and its the most glorious freedom! I have a grocery store across the street from my apartment and a Walgreens down the street. Mind you I am also a single man who can at will move without too many roots to pull up if I w...
by eburress
30 May 2019 11:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 595
Views: 159665

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

Thanks for posting! I love how narrow the tower appears from this angle.
by eburress
30 May 2019 11:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 183
Views: 30239

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

I will agree that the design of the structure is imposing but justified in its location to be so massive. The problem is I would simply ask for some design changes that scale the development better to transition to the smaller structures nearby. I can see your point. I think if you just reverse the...
by eburress
30 May 2019 00:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 183
Views: 30239

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Matt777 wrote:LOL!!!! How dare my view of nearby high rises be obstructed by high rises!


hahaha - nice one!
by eburress
29 May 2019 18:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Parking Garages
Replies: 139
Views: 32640

Re: Parking Garages

Some people buy very fancy cars to soothe their souls about their frustrating commutes, when that money may be better spent on rearranging their home/work combo in order to recapture more of what we all need and want: time. (which is something I think eburress is actually doing this year, no?) An a...
by eburress
29 May 2019 15:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Parking Garages
Replies: 139
Views: 32640

Re: Parking Garages

Hannibal Lecter wrote:^ You obviously don't drive a Porsche. :-)


hahaha - even when driving a fine automobile, sitting in traffic is still a miserable, soul-sucking proposition.
by eburress
29 May 2019 14:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Parking Garages
Replies: 139
Views: 32640

Re: Parking Garages

emmasensei wrote:"driving a car is joy and privilege that should be preserved."


Which automobile manufacturer and/or highway authority was responsible for that ridiculous, wildly out-of-touch statement? :lol:
by eburress
29 May 2019 14:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 183
Views: 30239

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Again, I don't know what these people expect, buying a home in a major city's central business district. There's a really really really good chance something big/tall is going to be built next door.
by eburress
27 May 2019 10:30
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 230
Views: 55853

Re: DFW Economy

What are the morons doing that's driving people away?

If I had to guess, if/when people are leaving Dallas it's to get their kids into better schools, and I can also see how some people are being priced out of in-town living, but I wonder what other factors there are.
by eburress
26 May 2019 07:58
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 230
Views: 55853

Re: DFW Economy

^ That's a great point. With all the building, densification, etc, how is it that Dallas only gained ~1,000 residents? I realize Dallas is land-locked in most directions but it seems like it would have to be something more than that. E.g., are there areas in southern or west Dallas which are losing ...
by eburress
25 May 2019 11:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 300
Views: 69316

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

cowboyeagle05 wrote:Knox is gonna be a mess for a few years and it will soon be taller after the dust settles. I know of another project in the wings as well...


Do tell. :)
by eburress
23 May 2019 15:23
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 300
Views: 66536

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

This would be another huge win for Dallas, especially if it's in-town/Downtown. Fingers crossed...again! haha
by eburress
22 May 2019 00:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 307
Views: 64502

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

That'd be a great use of what could otherwise be wasted real estate. Incorporate a rail station into the project and you'd kill two birds with one stone.
by eburress
20 May 2019 17:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Highland Park Village
Replies: 99
Views: 24127

Re: Highland Park Village

I'd be surprised if HP stakeholders went for either option, but maybe they'd go for turning the lot across Mockingbird into an underground garage if there were a park or playground on top, at ground level.
by eburress
19 May 2019 11:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)
Replies: 37
Views: 5801

Re: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)

Not sure if anyone saw the Candy's Dirt article on the sale but there was this additional tidbit: "No word yet on what Washburne intends to do with the building, although he told the Dallas Morning News that he valued the George Dahl building (he owns four structures designed by the architect),...
by eburress
17 May 2019 17:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 307
Views: 64502

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

While this is no Amazon if it truly is a done deal it will certainly boost the demand for more apartment starts all over. We have seen lots of announcements recently for new residential high rises but a high profile company like Uber building even a second HQ with let's say 500 employees would be a...
by eburress
17 May 2019 17:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)
Replies: 37
Views: 5801

Re: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)

Washburne said he will spend the next couple of months getting a plan together and could begin construction by the end of the year. Construction on what??? I don't know how long it takes to plan a significant project, so I wonder what the scale of this redevelopment will be if it's based on a plan ...
by eburress
16 May 2019 13:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 183
Views: 30239

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Very true. Walking around busy Manhattan at 2:00 AM feels a whole lot safer than doing so in any deserted neighborhood, urban or suburban.
by eburress
14 May 2019 16:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 92
Views: 10520

Re: The Link at Uptown

Tnexster wrote:Drove by today and happened to notice how quick this has changed, this will be gone in no time. Always thought this was the ugliest building.

hahaha - its replacement is definitely much more of a looker!
by eburress
14 May 2019 14:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn
Replies: 33
Views: 4608

Re: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:
eburress wrote:^^ Good question. The Toll Brothers tower was news to me too!

It's actually old news. Another generic infill project; that's probably why u didn't remember it.


You're right. Because of the thread we're in I wrongly assumed this was another tower actually on Oak Lawn.
by eburress
14 May 2019 10:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 378
Views: 78375

Re: Oak Lawn

I didn't see this post until now, but you obviously are missing the point.... still. New supply in itself does not raise prices! I know you refuse to believe that but whatever.... your San Fran model of don't build anything new because it will raise prices is not working. TNWE is letting the short ...
by eburress
14 May 2019 09:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn
Replies: 33
Views: 4608

Re: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn

^^ Good question. The Toll Brothers tower was news to me too!
by eburress
13 May 2019 11:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 213
Views: 63366

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

This last shot sums up so much of why it's such an exciting time to be in Dallas! Thanks for posting!
by eburress
13 May 2019 09:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn
Replies: 33
Views: 4608

Re: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn

Here's another angle I hadn't previously seen, from today's DMN article: https://dallasnews.imgix.net/1557434571-melrose2.jpg?auto=format&q=50&or=0&w=800 I'm really excited for the impact of this and the Streetlights tower (if it happens) up the street. https://www.dallasnews.com/busines...
by eburress
12 May 2019 23:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 183
Views: 30239

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

I imagine for a lot of the pioneers who took a chance on moving into the Farmer's Market area, this development (the tower and also the EQ in general) is a sign of that gamble paying off.
by eburress
10 May 2019 10:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 183
Views: 30239

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

I'll never understand people living in Downtown complaining about losing their views of Downtown. If that's not an example of not being able to see the forest for the trees, I don't know what is. Yeah you wouldn’t understand unless a) you purchase your home for the view (a major selling point of th...
by eburress
10 May 2019 08:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 183
Views: 30239

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Tell that to the low rise homeowners in the farmers market that will no longer have a view of downtown. I'll never understand people living in Downtown complaining about losing their views of Downtown. If that's not an example of not being able to see the forest for the trees, I don't know what is....
by eburress
10 May 2019 00:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 183
Views: 30239

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Wow, that's pretty freaking awesome! I hope this happens and isn't just marketing propaganda! Forgot to add a few things. Looks like "Work is scheduled to begin on the tower later this year, with the project to open starting in 2021." Also: Todd Interests' Stephanie Herold said there will...
by eburress
10 May 2019 00:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 183
Views: 30239

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Tell that to the low rise homeowners in the farmers market that will no longer have a view of downtown. I'll never understand people living in Downtown complaining about losing their views of Downtown. If that's not an example of not being able to see the forest for the trees, I don't know what is.
by eburress
09 May 2019 22:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 183
Views: 30239

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Wow, that's pretty freaking awesome! I hope this happens and isn't just marketing propaganda!

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