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by eburress
18 Apr 2018 15:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 96
Views: 10251

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: 96
Views: 10251

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: 133
Views: 24673

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: 9556

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: 592

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: 93
Views: 16045

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: 671
Views: 63346

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: 3831

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: 564

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: 50
Views: 6410

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: 50
Views: 6410

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: 111
Views: 20738

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: 84
Views: 11371

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: 84
Views: 11371

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: 671
Views: 63346

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: 671
Views: 63346

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: 671
Views: 63346

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: 218
Views: 26919

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: 671
Views: 63346

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: 671
Views: 63346

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: 671
Views: 63346

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...
by eburress
07 Mar 2018 13:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 671
Views: 63346

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

No. It was not. Nothing of the sort appears in the RFP. It was listed as a requirement on the HQ2 website, along with their requirements about international airport, being adjacent to transit, etc. Link? Quote? Anything? It seems unlikely they would have requirements listed on their website that ar...
by eburress
07 Mar 2018 13:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 671
Views: 63346

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Where in the RFP did they state that they required (or even preferred) a downtown site, or that they were "probably headed" to a downtown site? (If a downtown site is one of their requirements, it seems very odd they would include the Maryland and Virginia suburbs of DC as two of their 20...
by eburress
07 Mar 2018 11:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 671
Views: 63346

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

According to DMN's sources, if Amazon chooses DFW for HQ2, they're probably heading to Downtown Dallas Awesome reporting, DMN. My "source," Amazon, already stated as much in their initial HQ2 requirements. Where in the RFP did they state that they required (or even preferred) a downtown s...
by eburress
07 Mar 2018 10:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 671
Views: 63346

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

From what I saw on NBC5 last night, they were saying Amazon toured the Smart District site behind City Hall. On a moderately related note, one of my good friends and business partners also so happens to be Google's head of real estate. He's been making frequent trips to Dallas for "meetings&qu...
by eburress
06 Mar 2018 22:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 671
Views: 63346

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?



Awesome reporting, DMN. My "source," Amazon, already stated as much in their initial HQ2 requirements.
by eburress
06 Mar 2018 14:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 117
Views: 18722

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

I'm sure my opinion has no impact on the building's sales, but I think Blue Ciel turned out awfully. I wouldn't buy a place there.
by eburress
24 Feb 2018 06:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 114
Views: 17029

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Damn that's pretty! LOVE it!
by eburress
22 Feb 2018 08:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor
Replies: 96
Views: 12903

Re: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor

I've traveled a lot around the US and seen many up and coming areas in other thriving cities that still get more interesting midrise architecture than this. Definitely not in California. Most places here would dream of having that sort of structure built because with only a few exceptions, it's onl...
by eburress
21 Feb 2018 18:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor
Replies: 96
Views: 12903

Re: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor

I'd be delighted with a bunch more groundbreaking architecture like this in that area. Keep 'em coming!
by eburress
15 Feb 2018 10:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 184
Views: 27233

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

What a crock of crap! Is this the same work group that bluffed the world a mixed use, urban-pedestrian Citiplace Sam's Club then tried to deliver the exurban edge drive-thru boilerplate.... doing it again with the garage pedestal supporting a 250 key luxury hotel tower and a luxury residential towe...
by eburress
13 Feb 2018 10:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 63
Views: 8094

Re: West End 1.0

Maybe it's another CVS? I feel like that's where we're at these days, a CVS on every corner. :)
by eburress
12 Feb 2018 15:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 114
Views: 17029

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

I don't normally post a lot of photos but here's a quick iPhone update pic of the Epic.

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by eburress
06 Feb 2018 09:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No. 10 Harwood (22 ST)
Replies: 57
Views: 10006

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

It's such a poor location (no visibility, crammed in between some pretty unfriendly streets, isolated, etc...) that it seems like it would have to just be lunchtime office worker fare.
by eburress
06 Feb 2018 08:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 671
Views: 63346

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

dallaz wrote:...it shows that they like Austin a lot.


Like I mentioned a few weeks ago, my sister who works for Amazon said that Austin won the employee HQ2 destination survey by a landslide, so Amazon employees clearly like Austin a lot.
by eburress
05 Feb 2018 08:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown - Merriman
Replies: 14
Views: 1227

Re: Downtown - Merriman

It has but there's not a thread for it as far as I know. It seems like an unlikely-but-great project. Hopefully it does happen.
by eburress
02 Feb 2018 09:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 208
Views: 24496

Re: Oak Lawn

They need to put a plan to do to Oak Lawn what they did to Greenville Avenue. I feel like with that type of pedestrian network, the whole area would just transform over night. That would be absolutely lovely but the city council and former city council member turned corporate shill Angela Hunt are ...
by eburress
02 Feb 2018 09:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 208
Views: 24496

Re: Oak Lawn

dzh wrote:They need to put a plan to do to Oak Lawn what they did to Greenville Avenue. I feel like with that type of pedestrian network, the whole area would just transform over night.


The city tried but the business owners didn't want it.
by eburress
01 Feb 2018 08:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD Riverfront Project
Replies: 39
Views: 3831

Re: DTD Riverfront Project

Isn't there a plan to decommission and remove those jails? If I had to guess, those jails will be gone before anybody has to see them out of their nextdoor windows, which may say as much about this project's prospects as it does about the jail's longevity.
by eburress
29 Jan 2018 22:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: (PWC) Park District Tower (316 FT | 20 ST) + Residences at Park District (385 FT | 32 ST)
Replies: 133
Views: 24673

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

It can't be long at this point, and you'd have to imagine whatever is built there is going to be pretty significant.
by eburress
29 Jan 2018 08:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 671
Views: 63346

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I'm afraid it's going to East Coast city. Jeff Bezos lives in DC. 3 DC metro areas on the shortlist. That's the preferred landing spot now IMO. I don't know how well the DC area meets their search criteria, and hopefully the State steps up and offers Amazon a deal it can't refuse to set up shop in ...
by eburress
27 Jan 2018 13:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 671
Views: 63346

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

"Dallas Mayor Rawlings was one. Among his points: Dallas has been growing faster than any city in the country and fast growth is a factor that both it and Amazon share. "Nobody has grown faster or created more jobs than us," he said. Does Rawlings intentionally obfuscate Dallas and D...
by eburress
27 Jan 2018 11:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 228
Views: 30090

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Jasimm wrote:Cleaned marble is being put back on ! Looks like new ! Screen Shot 2018-01-26 at 1.25.12 PM.png


That's great! The building has been such an eyesore with its marble removed, so I really happen its being re-added.
by eburress
27 Jan 2018 11:45
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 142
Views: 17222

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

I think this is great news. Uptown has had its fair share of good fortune and now it's Downtown proper's turn.
by eburress
26 Jan 2018 09:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 143
Views: 18237

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

I wonder if Foster is trying to mimick this old project, Griffin Square Tower, which never came to life. https://dallasnews.imgix.net/1490817054-NB_20GOYER_14251215.JPG?w=724&h=500&auto=format&q=60&fit=clip Yeah, that was one of my criticisms of Foster's design, that it was a knocko...
by eburress
25 Jan 2018 15:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 143
Views: 18237

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

Yeah, I'm not concerned about the building's scale. There are a number of decently tall structures planned or already being built nearby.
by eburress
25 Jan 2018 11:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 143
Views: 18237

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

Found this rendering I had never seen before. I hope someday this project is built! In my opinion this would trump the BOA Tower as the king of the Dallas skyline. Man, I REALLY dislike this tower and its lazy, inelegant design. Give me pretty much any Pelli/SOM/Pei tower over this turd. That’s qui...
by eburress
25 Jan 2018 10:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 143
Views: 18237

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

mwaskow wrote:Found this rendering I had never seen before. I hope someday this project is built! In my opinion this would trump the BOA Tower as the king of the Dallas skyline.


Man, I REALLY dislike this tower and its lazy, inelegant design. Give me pretty much any Pelli/SOM/Pei tower over this turd.
by eburress
24 Jan 2018 17:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 194
Views: 38038

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

You were a man about town today! Thanks for posting!

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