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by eburress
19 Oct 2018 09:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 97
Views: 17910

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

"This activates the entire street frontage, and it will be a great pedestrian experience."

I think I need a cigarette! hahaha What fantastic news!
by eburress
16 Oct 2018 13:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 797
Views: 112731

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Top 10 Dallas-Fort Worth locations primed for Amazon HQ2 https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2018/10/16/top-10-dallas-fort-worth-locations-amazon-hq2.html How is Las Colinas not on this list? That is surprising. It would seem Las Colinas meets as much of Amazon's criteria as many of these sites.
by eburress
12 Oct 2018 18:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor
Replies: 119
Views: 20787

Re: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:At this point ...Can we just get some decent sidewalks? These single file sidewalks gotta go.

I enthusiastically second that, along Ross and all over town.
by eburress
12 Oct 2018 13:16
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The Transition of Uptown
Replies: 28
Views: 1132

Re: The Transition of Uptown

mcrdal15 wrote:Why can't Downtown become the new Uptown? Seems obvious to me and the infrastructure is in place for it.


That would be the absolute best case scenario, in my opinion.
by eburress
11 Oct 2018 15:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project
Replies: 76
Views: 10842

Re: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project

^^ I'm kind of glad Two Arts never happened. For such a prominent location I feel the buildings' design should have been so much stronger.
by eburress
09 Oct 2018 19:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 133
Views: 29636

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

^^ Jihane has since made her IG private hahaha
by eburress
05 Oct 2018 18:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 139
Views: 21167

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Went to the Galleria a couple of weekends ago on a Saturday only because I was nearby and thought lets check it out needed a few things. Wow how sad the mighty has fallen. Store fronts closed across several sections. Hardly anyone there felt like I was at an outlet mall. Maybe they can convert the ...
by eburress
05 Oct 2018 09:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 105
Views: 9801

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

I hope they fix the sidewalks surrounding this new building, specifically along Caroline. Doing so would do a lot towards helping to get people from Ascent, Moda, and Victory Place to Right Aid and the new Tom Thumb by foot. Here's a question, is Caroline Street really necessary or could it be conv...
by eburress
05 Oct 2018 00:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - 505 North Ervay (owned by First Baptist)
Replies: 37
Views: 1125

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

The buildings they want demolished connect to city owned property (the skyway). Maybe we have some leverage here. I think First Baptist knows that, and for that reason was trying to sneak the demolition by everyone before announcing the larger plans. If they need some kind of permit or variance or ...
by eburress
04 Oct 2018 16:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 105
Views: 9801

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

I hope they fix the sidewalks surrounding this new building, specifically along Caroline. Doing so would do a lot towards helping to get people from Ascent, Moda, and Victory Place to Right Aid and the new Tom Thumb by foot.
by eburress
02 Oct 2018 09:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 95
Views: 9302

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

It is a tragedy that it was allowed to happen. If anyone's seen those 70s era aerial photos of Houston, the destruction was even worse.

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by eburress
01 Oct 2018 18:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Mockingbird Station
Replies: 35
Views: 7586

Re: Dallas Mockingbird Station

I've always been a fan of Cafe Express but the quality of their food has dropped *dramatically* over the last few years. I'm not surprised they're struggling.
by eburress
30 Sep 2018 19:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown
Replies: 46
Views: 4976

Re: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown

Thanks for confirming your misunderstanding of the full-service hotel market. ;) I have zero desire to reveal my occupation in an attempt to win a silly argument with an anonymous internet forum battle, so you're welcome to believe whatever you like :) Time will tell who is correct. Personally I th...
by eburress
28 Sep 2018 12:01
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The Transition of Uptown
Replies: 28
Views: 1132

Re: The Transition of Uptown

^ You could be right. My money is on Deep Ellum or the Design District.

I thought this was a very relevant news story, by the way. Thanks for posting dallaz. My wife and I are currently struggling with this, choosing between State Thomas or the Park Cities long-term.
by eburress
27 Sep 2018 23:12
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The Transition of Uptown
Replies: 28
Views: 1132

Re: The Transition of Uptown

Between the Design District, Deep Ellum, Knox/Henderson, Bishop Arts, and the Cedars, and so on, there are a number of contenders.
by eburress
26 Sep 2018 19:29
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Old Footage of Dallas
Replies: 30
Views: 1803

Re: Old Footage of Dallas

The people responsible for gutting Downtown really ought to be caught and shot.
by eburress
21 Sep 2018 12:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 126
Views: 23451

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: 46
Views: 4976

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: 359
Views: 56066

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: 338
Views: 53809

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: 797
Views: 112731

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: 190
Views: 24546

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: 105
Views: 9801

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: 1839

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: 1839

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: 95
Views: 18990

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: 172
Views: 38148

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: 415
Views: 57219

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: 415
Views: 57219

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: 415
Views: 57219

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: 107
Views: 28260

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: 427
Views: 64979

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: 427
Views: 64979

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: 72
Views: 12137

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: 7938

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: 2430

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: 7938

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: 7938

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: 7938

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: 175
Views: 31356

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: 1074

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: 155
Views: 24777

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: 401
Views: 74105

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: 286
Views: 49572

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: 6954

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: 102
Views: 20295

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: 17193

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: 190
Views: 24546

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: 175
Views: 31356

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: 203
Views: 30974

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).

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