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by DPatel304
02 Apr 2020 14:17
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: The Daily Digital 4.0
Replies: 64
Views: 28667

Re: The Daily Digital 4.0

So, is picture number 1 circa 1986? In the picture Trammell Crow Center (then LTV Center) is still under construction. According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trammell_Crow_Center it was completed in 1985. So figure 84-85. 1984 is correct: Like the rest of Dallas, we are facing uncharted times h...
by DPatel304
02 Apr 2020 12:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 508
Views: 172692

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

The negative Nancy in me says great if they bail out cause Uber doesn't do well in this shutdown and can't commit to Dallas hub anymore we will have an empty tower with an economy on life support. The positive is like yay a new shiny thing in Deep Ellum... Yeah, I'm a little concerned for Uber at t...
by DPatel304
01 Apr 2020 22:13
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: The Daily Digital 4.0
Replies: 64
Views: 28667

Re: The Daily Digital 4.0

https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/91205735_2780735158711807_9043039889242718208_o.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_sid=730e14&_nc_ohc=20nA8xLnzlgAX-p1ey5&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=e35c3eb15c296cffa56e980bb4885f84&oe=5EA92076 https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/912085...
by DPatel304
31 Mar 2020 20:37
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 445
Views: 141205

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

The San Francisco-based company originally said it was halting all construction until next year but later indicated that work on an office tower under construction would continue as planned. Uber is postponing improvements to a single floor of a nearby 16-story tower that it’s now leasing, said spo...
by DPatel304
27 Mar 2020 15:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID-19 Discussion
Replies: 2
Views: 99

COVID-19 Discussion

First off, I want to say that I hope everyone is staying safe out there during this time, and I hope for a speedy recovery for all those that are affected by this! I realize this is an 'urban development' forum and I realize that there is enough COVID-19 talk going on everywhere else in the world, b...
by DPatel304
26 Mar 2020 20:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 738
Views: 251620

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

quixomniac wrote:Hopefully the housing built and under construction will holdover Deep Ellum during this potential downturn.
Otherwise, Back to dark age Deep Ellum.


I'm afraid of this too. I really thought we had gotten out of the boom/bust cycle, but now I'm not as certain.
by DPatel304
19 Mar 2020 18:55
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Reverchon Park
Replies: 45
Views: 12102

Re: Reverchon Park

I went out for a walk today, and I've never seen so many people out and about just enjoying the outdoors (and not being glued to their phones). It's unfortunate what the world is going through at the moment, but this is a bit of a silver lining here. It really felt like new people were discovering t...
by DPatel304
12 Mar 2020 20:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 208
Views: 86994

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

Jack & Ginger's opened today and I checked it out and had dinner there. I enjoyed the spot, the food was just alright, beer selection was good and it seemed like they had an extensive whiskey list as well. 77 Degrees was also open as well, but there weren't that many people there (then again, it...
by DPatel304
12 Mar 2020 19:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 361
Views: 115030

Re: AT&T Discovery District

I had dinner at Jaxxon last night at the Discovery District. Very cool vibes, downtown prices (not surprised) and yummy food. Interesting menu choices but all really good. I think this is an awesome addition to downtown. Sat outside at the patio and it was incredible. everyone should give it a try....
by DPatel304
10 Mar 2020 09:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 280
Views: 112865

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

I didn't realize it was the same owners, that certainly makes sense.
by DPatel304
10 Mar 2020 09:37
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Bike Harwood (Harwood St. from Main->Dallas Heritage Village)
Replies: 8
Views: 2863

Re: Bike Harwood (Harwood St. from Main->Dallas Heritage Village)

Volunteers Add Some Pizzazz to Pioneering Downtown Bike Lane
https://www.dallasobserver.com/news/vol ... e-11886354

I didn't realize this would be getting underway so quickly. Great news, I'll have to make it out to this area to check this out!
by DPatel304
09 Mar 2020 15:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 280
Views: 112865

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

The newbie is an Italian-American restaurant called Sfereco and it will open in the former Ramen & Bao space adjacent to the Statler. This is a brand new entity from Refined Hospitality Concepts, the company food & beverage entity from developer and Statler owner Mehrdad Moayedi. Primo’s MX...
by DPatel304
06 Mar 2020 14:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 188
Views: 76760

Re: The Cedars Developments

I can't remember the price point, but I recall these were pretty reasonably priced. I want to say they were in the $200s, possibly? That's what I meant by 'entry-level'.
by DPatel304
06 Mar 2020 13:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 188
Views: 76760

Re: The Cedars Developments

^ Are those condos? I recall hearing about some entry-level priced condos that were supposed to be built in the area. To be honest, I don't make it out to the Cedars that often, so I haven't really kept up with the development.
by DPatel304
04 Mar 2020 17:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 227
Views: 79970

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

That isn't stopping much taller buildings in Houston and Austin, even though they have much lower barriers to entry, and much smaller pools of institutional capital ready to compete for a property being sold at any given date, compared to the coastal markets. I don't know enough about Houston to co...
by DPatel304
03 Mar 2020 12:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School
Replies: 67
Views: 23781

Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Thanks for the update! Exciting to see more towers start to rise in the CBD.
by DPatel304
03 Mar 2020 12:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: (PWC) Park District Tower (316 FT | 20 ST) + Residences at Park District (385 FT | 32 ST)
Replies: 182
Views: 81506

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

According to spokesperson Jacqueline O'Reilly, this location represents a brand new petite format that will be tailored to meet the needs of the building and the neighborhood. "It's a completely new la Madeleine experience," O'Reilly says. "We're bringing forward the famous recipes l...
by DPatel304
02 Mar 2020 15:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 304
Views: 105320

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

Haha.. well that was certainly fun while it lasted. I'm really hoping the developer does find some way to incorporate this into their future development though.
by DPatel304
02 Mar 2020 15:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: (PWC) Park District Tower (316 FT | 20 ST) + Residences at Park District (385 FT | 32 ST)
Replies: 182
Views: 81506

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

Dallas' beloved La Madeleine French Bakery & Cafe is opening an exciting new bakery in Uptown Dallas, on the ground floor of High Street Residential's Residences at Park District, a new mixed-use development at 2100 Olive St. It's slated to debut in summer 2020. http://dallas.culturemap.com/new...
by DPatel304
01 Mar 2020 22:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 275
Views: 100255

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Thanks for all the pictures! I'm excited to see some of these new towers start to gain some height!
by DPatel304
29 Feb 2020 16:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 304
Views: 105320

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

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There was a pretty good turnout at the party today, some food trucks, a DJ, and a bunch of people taking pictures and having a good time.
by DPatel304
28 Feb 2020 13:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 304
Views: 105320

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

CELEBRATE THE LEANING TOWER OF DALLAS WITH A FREE PARTY ON THE LAWN SATURDAY 1-3 PM! - If you have been all about this #LeaningTowerofDallas, or if you haven’t yet been able to go by and sneak a peek and pic, then go by tomorrow afternoon for a free party by @discoverthecentral!! - The Central is t...
by DPatel304
27 Feb 2020 17:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 738
Views: 251620

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Newest amusement for Dallas' crazy fun Deep Ellum: axe-throwing bar A new one of those axe-throwing concepts is coming to Dallas' carrrraziest entertainment zone: Deep Ellum. Called Whiskey Hatchet, it's a bar-combination-axe throwing place that will open on the southern edge of Deep Ellum, in a wa...
by DPatel304
27 Feb 2020 17:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 361
Views: 115030

Re: AT&T Discovery District

They must be having a soft opening because friends of mine are there right now. Yeah, I've heard they are currently doing a soft opening. I tried to visit a week ago, but, on that particular day, they were only (soft) open during lunch hours. I'm not sure if they have expanded their soft opening ho...
by DPatel304
27 Feb 2020 11:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 361
Views: 115030

Re: AT&T Discovery District

UPDATE 2-27-2020: Jaxon will open on March 2.
http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/resta ... wn-dallas/
by DPatel304
26 Feb 2020 10:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 304
Views: 105320

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

Haha, that is brilliant!
by DPatel304
25 Feb 2020 15:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 481
Views: 180588

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Toluca in Uptown: A First Look and Chat with Co-Owner TJ Franks https://www.dallasobserver.com/restaurants/first-look-toluca-fresh-organic-food-in-a-bright-space-11876011 Nothing ever seems to do well in this particular spot, so we'll see how long this place lasts. I'm realize I'm getting way ahead...
by DPatel304
25 Feb 2020 14:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 217
Views: 104867

Re: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)

We've tried a few times to make a sorta short term reservation at The Henry and there was no hope. It's always full. Wow, good for them! I know this was the case shortly after it opened, but I figured eventually things would calm down. I'm glad to see they are doing well, as it is a great space, an...
by DPatel304
25 Feb 2020 10:07
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 373
Views: 120400

Re: DFW Economy

Is that ranking Dallas proper, or DFW? #9 seems pretty low, to be honest.
by DPatel304
21 Feb 2020 13:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 742
Views: 263157

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Those 500 people could turn into 3000 people if they would build this out to the dense levels of height that this parcel could support today. It's not people. It's units. When's the last time someone proposed a 500 unit development in the core? That's a lot of apartments. I doubt they'll bring back...
by DPatel304
21 Feb 2020 13:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 742
Views: 263157

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Great news! This land could certainly be put to better use and really connect this entire area better
by DPatel304
19 Feb 2020 17:00
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 373
Views: 120400

Re: DFW Economy

A little off topic, but it's funny that a year or two ago, we were all talking about an economic slowdown. I suppose a slowdown is inevitable and anything can happen, but I'm honestly (pleasantly) surprised at how much construction we are still seeing to this day.
by DPatel304
18 Feb 2020 15:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 139
Views: 38712

Re: Lower Greenville Development

Hahaha probably true, but I'd be almost as delighted by a 5 story donut! Agreed. I realize Lower Greenville is smack dab in the middle of a lot of single family homes, so I don't expect any towers over here, but I do think the area is reaching a point where more density would be good (even if it en...
by DPatel304
18 Feb 2020 13:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 139
Views: 38712

Re: Lower Greenville Development

I hope this happens! This area definitely needs some more density to sustain all the restaurants popping up in the area.
by DPatel304
18 Feb 2020 09:44
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Bike Harwood (Harwood St. from Main->Dallas Heritage Village)
Replies: 8
Views: 2863

Re: Bike Harwood (Harwood St. from Main->Dallas Heritage Village)

Agreed, and it'll be great after phase 2 connects it all the way up to Klyde Warren Park. It's really a shame we couldn't get those bike lanes along McKinney Ave, because we could have eventually worked to get these two sets of bike lanes connected.
by DPatel304
17 Feb 2020 23:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 217
Views: 91654

Re: West End 1.0

Interesting, I didn't see that comment earlier. I've always wondered if it was feasible to just shut down this small stretch of McKinney Ave (between Record and Lamar) to pedestrians only.
by DPatel304
17 Feb 2020 18:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 217
Views: 91654

Re: West End 1.0

Progress! The City of Dallas is installing an ADA accessible ramp and a new crosswalk to better connect the West End to Victory Park. Thank you to David Blewett, Dallas City Council D14 for advocating for this welcomed and much needed improvement. https://www.facebook.com/DtownDallasInc/photos/a.11...
by DPatel304
17 Feb 2020 18:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 361
Views: 115030

Re: AT&T Discovery District

https://i.imgur.com/B1Bfny4.jpg https://i.imgur.com/9C38n6s.jpg https://i.imgur.com/OO9qMT1.jpg Took a walk through the (partially) open plaza today. It was super exciting seeing the area really coming together and get a better sense as to what the completed project will look like.
by DPatel304
17 Feb 2020 18:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 217
Views: 91654

Re: West End 1.0

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I don't really know what was happening here, but perhaps the curb is being removed and it's being turned into more of a ramp (to match the ramp on the other side of the road)?
by DPatel304
17 Feb 2020 14:41
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Bike Harwood (Harwood St. from Main->Dallas Heritage Village)
Replies: 8
Views: 2863

Re: Bike Harwood (Harwood St. from Main->Dallas Heritage Village)

https://assets.dmagstatic.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Screen-Shot-2020-02-14-at-11.51.56-AM-677x451.png Planned Protected Bike Lane Coming to Harwood Street to Link the Cedars with Downtown A protected bike lane is coming to Harwood Street downtown, first connecting the Cedars just past the Farm...
by DPatel304
17 Feb 2020 11:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 361
Views: 115030

Re: AT&T Discovery District

^^ My favorite part of the article, AT&T Discovery District will offer FREE parking in the evenings in the employee parking garages. Gotta love that!! Yes!! Great to know. I know Uber is doing the same thing, so I'm so glad these developments are being smarter and not just letting their parking...
by DPatel304
13 Feb 2020 22:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel
Replies: 534
Views: 212285

Re: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel

Elm Street will be reduced to two lanes of traffic for two months beginning Monday, February 17, as work progresses on the 1401 Elm Street project. Closures will be between Stone Place and Field Street. https://www.facebook.com/groups/DallasDRC/permalink/10156725344211123/ This was posted on Facebo...
by DPatel304
13 Feb 2020 21:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 764
Views: 340523

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

Beautiful! Very pleased with the end result, and the interior looks like it's shaping up nicely from the photos.
by DPatel304
13 Feb 2020 15:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 556
Views: 199260

Re: Oak Lawn

Just heard a rumor that Mia's is moving to the old Buzzbrews building on Lemmon. If true then maybe they can grab surrounding property around the old space and build something more substantial. Lemmon is so stuck in the old Dallas of the 1970's really could use some new denser taller development an...
by DPatel304
13 Feb 2020 13:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 556
Views: 199260

Re: Oak Lawn

cowboyeagle05 wrote:Did they delay the Wine Walk? Usually the first Wednesday of the month. I assume the weather was bad last Wednesday. Good to hear that event contributed to this cause.


Yeah, the weather was pretty bad last Wednesday, so it was delayed a week.
by DPatel304
13 Feb 2020 12:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 556
Views: 199260

Re: Oak Lawn

I attended the Cedar Springs Wine Walk last night and was talking to one of the store owners on the strip. I have no idea how reliable this information is, but I was told that ~$30,000 from the Wine Walk fund went towards this crosswalk. I knew the money raised from the wine walks were being reinves...
by DPatel304
12 Feb 2020 10:43
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Bike Harwood (Harwood St. from Main->Dallas Heritage Village)
Replies: 8
Views: 2863

Bike Harwood (Harwood St. from Main->Dallas Heritage Village)

Bike Harwood Downtown Dallas, Inc., the City of Dallas, and the Better Block Foundation have partnered together to bring improved bicycle infrastructure along Harwood Street through Downtown, from Main Street to the Dallas Heritage Village. Known as Bike Harwood, this pilot project will provide sep...
by DPatel304
11 Feb 2020 16:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 556
Views: 199260

Re: Oak Lawn

It's a shame the business owners in this area were so opposed to having a total new street design here. I went to a birthday party at Mattito's a few weeks ago. It was an early Saturday evening around 7:00 and I parked over by the Kroger and just walked down the strip to the Centrum. In comparison ...
by DPatel304
11 Feb 2020 16:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 764
Views: 340523

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

I echo what CowboyEagle05 pointed out. For instance, Texas is importing a LOT of physicians to respond to our growing population, many of them finishing training on the comparatively expensive coasts. It's not recommended for an attending to purchase a home right away after a move to a new location...

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