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by eburress
24 Feb 2018 06:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 100
Views: 12429

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: 92
Views: 9603

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: 92
Views: 9603

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: 21988

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: 42
Views: 4530

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: 100
Views: 12429

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: 46
Views: 7503

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: 596
Views: 37618

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: 891

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: 200
Views: 17965

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: 200
Views: 17965

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: 27
Views: 1570

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: 124
Views: 20295

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: 596
Views: 37618

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: 596
Views: 37618

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: 226
Views: 24085

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: 140
Views: 12680

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: 14773

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: 14773

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: 14773

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: 14773

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: 175
Views: 28583

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

You were a man about town today! Thanks for posting!
by eburress
24 Jan 2018 17:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown - Merriman
Replies: 14
Views: 891

Re: 400 N Akard / Houseman

Indeed! That's freaking awesome! I really hope this is something that's actually happening.
by eburress
24 Jan 2018 12:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 125
Views: 12536

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

cowboyeagle05 wrote:Uptown is built out? When did that happen, and I walk home through Uptown several times a week.


Relax. I said "pretty much."
by eburress
24 Jan 2018 09:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 125
Views: 12536

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

Now that Uptown's pretty much built out, the city should start subsidizing residential developments *inside* the Downtown loop, as well as some retail.
by eburress
23 Jan 2018 15:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 216
Views: 24406

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

I like it, and how so many of these new Deep Ellum developments are maintaining the "industrial" look of the neighborhood.
by eburress
23 Jan 2018 14:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel
Replies: 63
Views: 8707

Re: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel

Oooh, I REALLY hope that's real! That looks way better than their new LA hotel.
by eburress
23 Jan 2018 14:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 72
Views: 7719

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

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:The design district would be ideal for Nightclub style bars Uptown doesn't want anymore.


That's what I was thinking too, an entertainment scene with a more mature, eclectic vibe.
by eburress
23 Jan 2018 11:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 72
Views: 7719

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

I'd go for a good/fun Tex-Mex place, possibly along the lines of a La Condesa in Austin.
by eburress
22 Jan 2018 13:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 72
Views: 7719

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

Meh? I can't wait to see this one rise - I think this is one of the best-looking towers we've gotten in years. I also kinda hope Idle Rich reopens in the building's restaurant space.
by eburress
19 Jan 2018 12:30
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 140
Views: 12680

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

DPatel304 wrote:Apple will likely want a suburban campus, correct? Seems like there is very little information given here, so I won't hold my breath for Texas, but it's cool that Amazon, Apple, and Google are all scoping out new locations.


I'm guessing this is because of Texas' social policies/politics.
by eburress
19 Jan 2018 08:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor
Replies: 92
Views: 9603

Re: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor

Didn't this portion of Ross Ave used to have the center, reversible lane, like a highway? That could be part of the reason why it's the way it is now. The vision for Ross Ave from a few years ago was to have a trolley running down the center. A trolley line running within a well-treed, landscaped me...
by eburress
18 Jan 2018 16:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: Armstrong &Cole
Replies: 25
Views: 1725

Re: Knox: Armstrong &Cole

That's what we thought too, but those aren't the only costs. hahaha With the "required uniforms, books, optional activities, and individual needs" (which includes a mandatory new laptop), the costs go way up. This is off-topic, but it's precisely what we're dealing with now, trying to deci...
by eburress
18 Jan 2018 15:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: Armstrong &Cole
Replies: 25
Views: 1725

Re: Knox: Armstrong &Cole

Unless you mean WAY more than 150,000 (like twice that number), that's not an accurate statement. Tuition at Hockaday, Urselin, and similar private schools is around $40K a year, so after a $5,000 - $9,000 mortgage, a car payment or two, all the rest of a family's expenses, spending an extra, unnec...
by eburress
18 Jan 2018 13:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: Armstrong &Cole
Replies: 25
Views: 1725

Re: Knox: Armstrong &Cole

Unless you mean WAY more than 150,000 (like twice that number), that's not an accurate statement. Tuition at Hockaday, Urselin, and similar private schools is around $40K a year, so after a $5,000 - $9,000 mortgage, a car payment or two, all the rest of a family's expenses, spending an extra, unnece...
by eburress
18 Jan 2018 10:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 596
Views: 37618

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

This shortlist... Is really not surprising. They're the front runners that we all knew from the start .. .wake me up when this list is narrowed.. yawn. I still don't get Austin. there's not even an international airport there. Right. I can’t believe Austin was picked over Houston. I know Houston ju...
by eburress
18 Jan 2018 09:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 596
Views: 37618

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Not sure if this is a dumb question or not, but does Amazon’s list capture the metro areas listed or is this a list of the proper cities? (eg. would it say North Texas if they were considering Irving, Frisco etc.) Considering that they listed Northern VA and Montgomery Co, MD separately from DC, th...
by eburress
16 Jan 2018 18:44
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 140
Views: 12680

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Didn't someone at Hillwood (I'm too lazy to look) say they wouldn't be surprised if Amazon ended up splitting their HQ2 across more than a single city in a recent interview? Your suspicion may not be far off.
by eburress
16 Jan 2018 14:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 138
Views: 17121

Re: Victory Park 3.0

The Victory Park site (http://victorypark.com/office/) has had a rendering of the office site for some time now. There is also this article from DMN (https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2017/09/27/details-victory-parks-bid-amazon-hq2) that shows the same building with the Amazon logo at...
by eburress
16 Jan 2018 13:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 138
Views: 17121

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Interesting. Has what they're planning to build already been identified (via stories, renderings, etc) or is this a mystery project?
by eburress
16 Jan 2018 08:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Noteworthy New Construction
Replies: 24
Views: 3689

Re: East Dallas: Noteworthy New Construction

That's awesome, but I'm surprised they'd allow a development of that scale in Lakewood. I can't imagine it actually happening.
by eburress
12 Jan 2018 09:19
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 140
Views: 12680

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

My hope is still for the two-fer, Google AND Amazon
by eburress
11 Jan 2018 13:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 226
Views: 24085

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Hannibal Lecter wrote:Am I the only one who noticed the new video display on the north face of the building last night?


There was discussion about it a month or two back. The display seems to be more of a proof of concept so far than a finished product, but we'll see.
by eburress
11 Jan 2018 12:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 94
Views: 9731

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

I can see the Katy Trail Icehouse people expanding their kitchen into the space currently occupied by their parking lot/valet area, but hopefully that doesn't mean they're going to knock down the building next door, turning all that space along the Katy Trail towards Texas de Brazil into a big parki...
by eburress
10 Jan 2018 07:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project
Replies: 27
Views: 3356

Re: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project

I think it's every bit as valid/viable, if not more so, than some of the other potential HQ2 destinations. The Hillwood proposal, for example, was pretty spread out across Victory and into Downtown proper. That's not the case with the Spire site. On the other hand, the Spire folks don't appear to be...
by eburress
10 Jan 2018 07:41
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 140
Views: 12680

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

We call it the Silicone Prairie 'round these parts amigo. Silicon Prairie refers to the broader North Texas area, but Silicon Skyline refers specifically to central Dallas, which will become a tech hub with HQ2 and G2. :) Yep. But it's wishful thinking that both will relocate to DTD. We'll be lucky...
by eburress
09 Jan 2018 20:15
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 140
Views: 12680

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:
eburress wrote:Bring 'em both home to the Silicon Skyline (a.k.a., Big D)!


We call it the Silicone Prairie 'round these parts amigo.


Silicon Prairie refers to the broader North Texas area, but Silicon Skyline refers specifically to central Dallas, which will become a tech hub with HQ2 and G2. :)
by eburress
09 Jan 2018 18:45
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 140
Views: 12680

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Bring 'em both home to the Silicon Skyline (a.k.a., Big D)!
by eburress
08 Jan 2018 10:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (28 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 92
Views: 15461

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

That's a great vantage point for both the Christopher and AMLI towers. Thanks for the pics!

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