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by DPatel304
11 Nov 2019 13:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 386
Views: 128807

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

The entire stretch of McKinney could use a lot more high rise living thus density. Should improve once Central Market development goes. If it goes...... Indeed. Uptown is definitely right on trick to become more dense, but, for now, we are still in a transitionary period, which might be tough for s...
by DPatel304
11 Nov 2019 13:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Turtle Creek : 2999 Turtle Creek Blvd
Replies: 38
Views: 9746

Re: Turtle Creek : 2999 Turtle Creek Blvd

Yes! Super excited for this as it is just down the street from me. Finally some action in the Turtle Creek area.
by DPatel304
11 Nov 2019 11:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 386
Views: 128807

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

I was out walking about this weekend in the Uptown area on both Saturday and Sunday and noticed that the Katy Trail (and Katy Trail icehouse) were teeming with traffic. McKinney Ave had an okay amount of foot traffic, and West Village was also decently busy, but it seems like these parts of town use...
by DPatel304
11 Nov 2019 11:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 220
Views: 85007

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

Yeah Hall is a boomer and maybe older than that. Nothing against Hall or his development per se but... Hall has nothing up his sleeve. What a total disappointment this development is downtown. So he builds an 18-story tower that would look better out on the LBJ freeway. Wow 18 stories. Better stand...
by DPatel304
09 Nov 2019 23:57
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction
Replies: 112
Views: 29539

Re: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction

These plans incorporate up to over 14 acres of surplus land, and the city’s draft plans include two deck parks -- a swath between Griffin and Akard and Canton and Cadiz streets, and three fingers of land between Harwood and St. Paul just north of the Dallas Heritage Village. The city proposed the s...
by DPatel304
09 Nov 2019 16:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 436
Views: 149188

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Great news! So I know there some concerns that this project would end up being a parking garage only for a while, but I guess we can put those concerns to rest now? I know they still owe us a residential high-rise, but it certainly seems feasible for them to kick that off once the hotel portion is c...
by DPatel304
08 Nov 2019 15:45
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction
Replies: 112
Views: 29539

Re: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction

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by DPatel304
08 Nov 2019 14:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Virgin Hotel
Replies: 120
Views: 47662

Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

I dig it, although I wish it were a bit taller. Regardless, it's quite nice that we are one of the few cities to have a Virgin Hotel, and I love that they picked the Design District of all locations, because this area has a lot of potential, but it needed a project like this to really draw some atte...
by DPatel304
08 Nov 2019 10:37
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 274
Views: 85218

Re: Silver Line

This article, which focuses primarily on projects affecting Addison Airport, later brings up the start of plans being made by the city to look into further development along and near the upcoming DART Silver Line. Nothing concrete as of yet, but retail, a food hall, and residential were some of the...
by DPatel304
07 Nov 2019 09:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 625
Views: 184579

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

I haven't checked out Punch Bowl Social yet, but it looks like a friend is planning a birthday party there next month. However, a coworker who lives in Fort Worth told me the Punch Bowl Social there recently closed after barely three months. Anyone know how the Dallas location is doing? I've heard ...
by DPatel304
05 Nov 2019 13:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 213
Views: 61217

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Very excited about this one. It seems like East Quarter has been moving full steam ahead, but is going largely unnoticed by the general public. Perhaps a big development like this will really tie it all together and draw some attention to the area.
by DPatel304
03 Nov 2019 14:49
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 382
Views: 101162

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

The three downtown master plans pitched to Amazon should each start picking up customers.... Victory Park, Reunion and Smart all have (at least) midsized office buildings shovel ready for the next relocation announcement. That's what I was thinking as well, and, now that we could potentially have a...
by DPatel304
03 Nov 2019 12:30
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 382
Views: 101162

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Dallas County official: Thanks to Uber, we’re among handful of cities vying for a couple of companies Dallas-Fort Worth appears to be in the running for two companies that would include tech workers, though not of the size of Uber, which is looking to add 3,000 jobs in the coming years, according t...
by DPatel304
03 Nov 2019 11:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 212
Views: 72113

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Thanks for the update! Do we know when this one might be complete? It looks like it's really coming together, so I would think the actually plaza would be done sometime early next year. Might be a bit longer before the retail is actually completed and filled in.
by DPatel304
31 Oct 2019 14:14
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction
Replies: 112
Views: 29539

Re: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction

https://assets.dmagstatic.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Screen-Shot-2019-10-31-at-10.14.19-AM-677x451.png https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2019/10/txdot-dallas-interstate-30-canyon/ Overall, I'm super pleased with what I'm seeing. There are certainly things I would still improve on top of thi...
by DPatel304
30 Oct 2019 16:43
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 280
Views: 85137

Re: DFW Economy

Oh yeah, it's certainly a combination of things including cost of living. I just know, in the past, the hesitancy has been the perception that Texas seems to have, but, as more people move here, that perception is slowly disappearing.
by DPatel304
30 Oct 2019 14:00
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 280
Views: 85137

Re: DFW Economy

https://www.rentcafe.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/4.Top20metros-by-projected-apartment-deliveries_2.png DFW metro surpasses Seattle and New York metros in the race for more apartment deliveries This year, Dallas-Fort Worth metro leads with a total of 22,196 new units expected to be built, wh...
by DPatel304
30 Oct 2019 09:11
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction
Replies: 112
Views: 29539

Re: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction

Whoa! That's great news! I had planned to attend the presentation last night, but I wasn't feeling too well and decided to skip. I'm very surprised that they seem to have a good plan in place for I-30, I was pretty much expecting the worst.
by DPatel304
28 Oct 2019 09:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 670
Views: 200651

Re: Victory Park 3.0

So that would be the potential replacement for the Northend Apartments? Lol, how crazy would it be if that rendering became the next step in the evolution of this piece of land; from garden-style apartments to THAT?!? :) I know it's crazy ambitious, but I would hope that would be the next evolution...
by DPatel304
25 Oct 2019 11:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Novel Deep Ellum
Replies: 24
Views: 4923

Re: Deep Ellum: Novel Deep Ellum

^Thanks for the insight. In your opinion, what is it that Deep Ellum lacks at this point? Based on your post, I really just think the only thing we need is more residential in and adjacent to Deep Ellum so it can become more of a self-sustaining neighborhood, rather than relying on commuter traffic ...
by DPatel304
24 Oct 2019 21:08
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 382
Views: 101162

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Without knowing much about the company culture itself, they really just strike me as a company that will move to the suburbs. It also seems like companies definitely prefer to be in one campurs, rather than spread out (if possible), so I can't see them splitting up their operations between the subur...
by DPatel304
23 Oct 2019 11:23
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction
Replies: 112
Views: 29539

Re: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction

This needs to be designed with the full intent of capping nearly the entire thing. If it eventually gets capped, I don't really care how wide it is underneath. It is such a flippin mess through there right now. I agree and I really hope this will be the case, but I'm very doubtful right now. If I h...
by DPatel304
21 Oct 2019 18:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 188
Views: 52807

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

I still think this place will a successful run simply because it is not like the rest of the neighborhood. Deep Ellum has been made great again (haha), and the tight collection of party bars is a big part of the appeal, but not all those types of bars should be designated for Deep Ellum. That's an ...
by DPatel304
21 Oct 2019 17:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: TC Oak Grove Tower (13 ST)
Replies: 24
Views: 5589

Re: Uptown Dallas: TC Oak Grove Tower (13 ST)

Thanks for the reminder! I can see the tower going up from my balcony, but I couldn't quite figure out what project the crane was supposed to be for. I'll have a pretty good view of this one going up (it's a shame it's only a little one).
by DPatel304
21 Oct 2019 16:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 188
Views: 52807

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

Trying to drive down Henderson in front of 77 Degrees last night at 1:00AM was a sh!t show. And frankly I'm not bothered by the traffic; I'll just use alternative routes on the weekends. It does though reinforce the feeling I have that these people didn't know what they were doing or where they wer...
by DPatel304
21 Oct 2019 14:54
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 195
Views: 49584

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Great news, and there are still three more parks yet to come!
by DPatel304
21 Oct 2019 11:54
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 195
Views: 49584

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Saw that too! How many people in the Dallas area do you think saw that and said "Where is THAT?!" I didn't get a chance to watch the game, but that is super excited that the park is already getting that type of exposure! I still have not made it out to the park yet, but I'm hearing good t...
by DPatel304
21 Oct 2019 09:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 216
Views: 78359

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

While I don't know the numbers, there are a couple of anecdotes that should tell a story. 1) Continued building of townhomes / apartments in the immediate vicinity 2) This Sunday I visited the market, and there was a material increase of both vendors (craftspeople, cooks, etc.) and visitors since l...
by DPatel304
18 Oct 2019 18:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 216
Views: 78359

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

We've been through this. While there were some people abusing the former system, there was still far more Texas produce for sale than there is now, which is almost zilch. Other cities, much smaller than Dallas, successfully operate actual farmers markets. Privatization may sound fun but it was not ...
by DPatel304
18 Oct 2019 12:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 216
Views: 78359

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

Aside from Mudhen closing down, do we have any reason to think the Farmer's Market isn't doing well financially? I agree with cowboyeagle05 though, it's not the city's problem any more, which is great.
by DPatel304
17 Oct 2019 09:24
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 130
Views: 26292

Re: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:I specifically said Downtown. I am comparing Downtowns


I know you were, but what is the purpose of only comparing Downtowns? Seems a bit arbitrary to me.
by DPatel304
16 Oct 2019 22:28
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 130
Views: 26292

Re: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)

If you ignore the towers going up Uptown, Knox, Victory Park, the Design District, and Deep Ellum, then I suppose you could say Dallas is being surpassed by Austin.
by DPatel304
16 Oct 2019 13:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 670
Views: 200651

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Probably not going to happen unfortunately. Not enough demand to build all of that anytime soon. Yeah, this is definitely very pie in the sky. With that said, I'm completely okay with that, because I'd rather see something very ambitious done here even if it means we have to wait a while for it. Th...
by DPatel304
15 Oct 2019 11:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)
Replies: 46
Views: 8104

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

This is a really interesting tactic... I really hope it works out so well that it brings other projects to fruition that can go condo later on. We need that desperately, and in today's world of having everything at your finger tips, presales years in advance just don't fly anymore. Yes, I'm glad to...
by DPatel304
15 Oct 2019 11:28
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 124
Views: 32684

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

Looks like they are shooting for a completion date of late 2023 (possibly early 2024). I wasn't initial a huge fan of this project, but it's really warmed up to me. I could see the event space being extremely popular which will bring in some nice revenue, and this will the pedestrian experience on t...
by DPatel304
14 Oct 2019 10:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 205
Views: 67585

Re: West End 1.0

Spaghetti Warehouse closes longtime location in West End Dallas http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/restaurants-bars/10-14-19-spaghetti-warehouse-west-end-closed/ Honestly haven't been here in a long time so I can't speak on the quality of the food here, but it's been a part of the West End for so lo...
by DPatel304
08 Oct 2019 11:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 625
Views: 184579

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Beignets Are Coming to Deep Ellum This Weekend On the eastern side of one of Dallas’ best entertainment districts is a new place opening this weekend, and they’ll sell only three things: coffee, ice cream and beignets. Le Bon Temps, 2932 Main St. (Deep Ellum). Opening Oct. 13. https://www.dallasobs...
by DPatel304
07 Oct 2019 20:22
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 280
Views: 85137

Re: DFW Economy

Seems a bit weird to include that quote in an article talking about people commuting from Fort Worth to Dallas, as his reason for living so far out seems to have little to do with Fort Worth and has more to do with the lake instead.
by DPatel304
07 Oct 2019 11:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 670
Views: 200651

Re: Victory Park 3.0

I'm pretty sure there was a rendering of a new building in the Design District along Riverfront that had a Hard Rock logo on it. Outside of that one rendering, I don't think anything else was said about the any Hard Rock Hotel.
by DPatel304
04 Oct 2019 13:54
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 382
Views: 101162

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Quality Custom Distribution, a subsidiary of Golden State Foods, a global supplier to the quick service restaurant and retail industries, is leasing 10,784 square feet of office space at 2801 Network Blvd. in Frisco, Texas, about 27 miles north of downtown Dallas, for its headquarters. The new offi...
by DPatel304
04 Oct 2019 13:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)
Replies: 46
Views: 8104

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

:D :D I totally did not see that part of the article. Although, perhaps they are thinking ahead and realizing that autonomous cars are the future? Eventually cars will valet themselves and they don't plan to convert into condos for another decade, so it's not a stretch to think that a decent amount ...
by DPatel304
04 Oct 2019 13:48
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 280
Views: 85137

Re: DFW Economy

I think, in the long run, they'll probably be fine. Eventually Dallas will start to fill up and become more and more expensive, and, at that point, Fort Worth becomes more and more attractive. I do think that will take sometime though, as Dallas seems to be just now hitting its stride.
by DPatel304
04 Oct 2019 10:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 66
Views: 16306

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

We are a rapidly growing city and there are going to be people moving into DFW from all over every day, including from Austin. I don't have a problem with it, in fact, I welcome the growth and change. I just really despise the 'us' vs. 'them' mentality. I spent 1.5 years in Austin and couldn't take ...
by DPatel304
04 Oct 2019 10:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 225
Views: 72904

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

It's a shame, but I still see it as a step in the right direction. First we need to actually fill spaces, and, as demand increases, these business might start extending their hours.
by DPatel304
04 Oct 2019 08:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 66
Views: 16306

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

What does Black's BBQ have to do with Loro (aside from them both being from Austin)?
by DPatel304
03 Oct 2019 15:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 66
Views: 16306

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

What you're talking about has been happening both ways, and Dallas-based establishments also 'invade' other cities such as Austin. This is just what happens when a restaurant becomes sucessful, they expand, and sometimes to other cities. We've been getting restaurants from various cities across the ...
by DPatel304
03 Oct 2019 14:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 66
Views: 16306

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

I actually think this is great news. Considering what is currently there, and considering the location, I wouldn't really expect anything more than a suburban style restaurant, so I'm completely happy with it. These guys have quite the reputation, so to have them invest in this area is a great sign.
by DPatel304
03 Oct 2019 09:29
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: General roads/transport. issues
Replies: 17
Views: 6077

Re: General roads/transport. issues

Wow, that's reassuring to hear. I'm not sure what will actually come of these changes, but at least they seem to get it and have the right mindset.
by DPatel304
03 Oct 2019 00:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)
Replies: 46
Views: 8104

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

Thanks for sharing. I'm also glad to see more condos become available in the area, even if they are 10 years away. Hopefully they will be more reasonably priced than the high-end condos we've seen being built lately.

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