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by DPatel304
19 Sep 2019 16:04
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 253
Views: 70691

Re: Silver Line

Dart is more of bullet point than actually useful. We've got the longest train system in America..that's all I hear. We can only hope the region densifies to the point where it becomes useful. Well said, and it's summarizes my feelings on this Silver Line. It's just another bullet point so people i...
by DPatel304
19 Sep 2019 14:00
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 253
Views: 70691

Re: Silver Line

DART breaks ground on Silver Line along the old Cotton Belt corridor The plan is to have the Silver Line operating in three years. https://www.fox4news.com/news/dart-breaks-ground-on-silver-line-along-the-old-cotton-belt-corridor I had no idea we were so close to ground breaking on this project. Tr...
by DPatel304
18 Sep 2019 00:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Mid Elm Lofts
Replies: 75
Views: 22221

Re: Mid Elm Lofts

So it turns out there was no soft opening today, and the place is still not open. I'm guessing the soft opening date was delayed at some point.

No big deal, I ended up checking out the Woolworth for the first time and had a good time there.
by DPatel304
17 Sep 2019 15:16
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Autonomous Vehicle Thread
Replies: 68
Views: 18395

Re: Autonomous Vehicle Thread

I'm not surprised, but super glad and excited that DFW seems to be at the forefront of the coming autonomous vehicles. It makes a lot of sense, as we are a rapidly growing metroplex that is too sprawled out to be efficiently serviced by public transportation.
by DPatel304
13 Sep 2019 14:34
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 163
Views: 40538

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Thanks for sharing! Excited to see how much energy this brings to this part of town, and also excited to see how quickly they get started on the next park to be constructed.
by DPatel304
12 Sep 2019 16:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: DFW: #1 Foodie Scene and #1 in Attracting Millenials (according to no-name sources)
Replies: 2
Views: 182

DFW: #1 Foodie Scene and #1 in Attracting Millenials (according to no-name sources)

Dallas, Texas, Is the 2019 Restaurant City of the Year https://www.bonappetit.com/story/dallas-texas-city-of-the-year-2019 Dallas-Fort Worth No. 1 in Attracting Migrating Millennials, JLL Snapshot Reports https://dallasinnovates.com/dallas-fort-worth-no-1-in-attracting-migrating-millennials-jll-sna...
by DPatel304
12 Sep 2019 11:01
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction
Replies: 90
Views: 25893

Re: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction

It sounds like it's referring to the entire stretch of I-30 between I-35 and 635, which would include the canyon and then some.
by DPatel304
12 Sep 2019 10:08
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction
Replies: 90
Views: 25893

Re: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction

In Dallas, a $325,000,000 expansion of Interstate 30 in the Canyon near Downtown is planned. The project would add additional lanes and frontage roads between I-35E and 635. https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Massive-Highway-Projects-Planned-for-North-Texas-560021611.html So am I reading this right?...
by DPatel304
10 Sep 2019 22:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Mid Elm Lofts
Replies: 75
Views: 22221

Re: Mid Elm Lofts

Thanks for the heads up! I have a prior engagement, but I really want to try and make it to this.
by DPatel304
10 Sep 2019 15:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 608
Views: 161116

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

New bar sows secret garden in Dallas' emerging new entertainment zone The Good Latimer corridor heading into Dallas' Deep Ellum is shaping up to be the next hot bar zone, and here's a new one to add to the list. Called Wishful Drinking, it's the newest concept from the Syn Hospitality Group, owner ...
by DPatel304
10 Sep 2019 09:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 410
Views: 129187

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Assuming the residential and hotel come eventually, I'm totally fine with this development. The end result will be great, and all they did was expedite the retail and parking garage phases. If we wanted the entire development all at once (residential, retail, garage, and hotel), chances are, we'd st...
by DPatel304
09 Sep 2019 18:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 176
Views: 39253

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

cowboyeagle05 wrote:I love that we have one or two/three places and we are calling it a little ______. Things that count as diversity in the south I guess.


Tons of diversity in DFW, just not as much near the urban core..
by DPatel304
09 Sep 2019 11:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: TC Area: 2727 Turtle Creek Blvd
Replies: 18
Views: 3806

Re: TC Area: 2727 Turtle Creek Blvd

NOTICE - Possible loud noise this coming Sunday This is to inform all residents of a noise ordinance waiver that has been approved by the City of Dallas for this coming Sunday, September 15th, 2019. The building located at 2727 Turtle Creek Blvd, will be imploded at 6:00am and clean up will start i...
by DPatel304
09 Sep 2019 09:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 226
Views: 56675

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

If so, that might encourage some of these other developments to get started without a lead tenant as well.
by DPatel304
08 Sep 2019 14:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 226
Views: 56675

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

Tearing down was expected but would they spend the money to tear down even if they had no lead tenants signed up? I mean who would want to sign on here if they knew they would have to wait on tear down, clearing the site and building lots of brand new infrastructure. Could be an expenditure just to...
by DPatel304
06 Sep 2019 15:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 101
Views: 23936

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

There's also the very real possibility that old plans to replace the North Oak Cliff Branch Library will be thrown in the trash and start over. I read somewhere about a new task force set up to figure out if the new library should include other uses like housing, retail, green space, etc., which wi...
by DPatel304
06 Sep 2019 15:08
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 115
Views: 20416

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

Thank you for some hard figures on the subject! I always figured Austin had a nice lead when it came to start-ups, I just didn't know how the numbers actually compared. Like we suspected, they are squarely ahead in this particular category.
by DPatel304
06 Sep 2019 12:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 210
Views: 57288

Re: AT&T Discovery District

https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/70620557_10157553414504188_7034328537246990336_o.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_oc=AQkbv1dm1d6cI1LQsfaY8EaLGxzof1ihZbmwrREKZDqWnspQuCxYWHE6TNUuaWo1ZY4j-Yk04GeZCBXLgV_-whqQ&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-2.xx&oh=1556110d3a35b5c8025e50b59cbfbdd8&oe=5DFADD71 Fo...
by DPatel304
06 Sep 2019 10:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 101
Views: 23936

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

eburress wrote:especially if the I-35 deck park happens.


Isn't the deck park under construction right now?
by DPatel304
06 Sep 2019 09:42
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 293
Views: 73955

Re: DART D2 Subway

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) delivered its latest proposal for the second downtown rail alignment, dubbed D2. It’s a two-mile tunnel connecting Woodall Rogers Freeway to I-345 in Deep Ellum. The proposed route would start by the Perot Museum and run along Griffin; turn and run east on Commerce;...
by DPatel304
05 Sep 2019 17:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 210
Views: 57288

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Any updates on the completion of this development? I'm not sure where I got this information from, but I was under the impression that this would be completed sometime in the Fall of this year. I may have made that up, though.
by DPatel304
05 Sep 2019 16:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 196
Views: 61585

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

I don't think it failed. It was busy, lively, and popular. It was costing the city money because the facility required a lot of maintenance and I think they thought they could do better financially if they turned the sheds "upscale" and kicked out the vendors, mostly Latino, who used to b...
by DPatel304
05 Sep 2019 15:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 196
Views: 61585

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

Thanks for the pictures, Matt. I'll be honest, I don't remember much about the old Farmer's Market, so maybe I'm not really the right person to be chiming in on the subject. But now I'm curious as to the history behind this area, and what lead to the change in direction? I assumed it was similar to ...
by DPatel304
05 Sep 2019 15:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 196
Views: 61585

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

What isn't economically feasible about letting non-grower vendors sell produce, especially if the space is going to stay empty and draw maintenance dollars from city coffers without stall rental revenue to offset it? Let local growers or farmers put up a sign denoting them as such, give them first ...
by DPatel304
05 Sep 2019 13:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 196
Views: 61585

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

I think the problem, like many things in Dallas, is the acceptance of mediocrity. The belief that "we have a Farmer's Market and should be grateful" is better than "we have a really good farmers market that serves it's basic purpose AND provides something extra." If we don't exp...
by DPatel304
05 Sep 2019 11:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 196
Views: 61585

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

I'm not saying the new stuff isn't good, it is, but when I've been it's hard to get some basic items. I might be able to buy some local onions, but not the tomatoes I need for the same dish I want to create, for hypothetical example. Yes, keep the new stuff but for God's sake you should be able to ...
by DPatel304
04 Sep 2019 15:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 434
Views: 95686

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Some Uber employees already working in Deep Ellum office space "They started occupying this building today on floors 7 and 8," Westdale CEO Joe Beard said. Westdale is the developer of The Epic in Deep Ellum. https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/local/uber-employees-deep-ellum/287-f506c3b7-e...
by DPatel304
04 Sep 2019 14:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 208
Views: 48821

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Thanks for sharing, I must have missed that article. According to that, it looks like this restaurant might open within the next month or so. I'm loving the steady flow of infill into the Downtown area. Here's another one that just opened in the West End area: Cambodian Cuisine Arrives in Downtown D...
by DPatel304
04 Sep 2019 12:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 51
Views: 9817

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

A Bar Serving Spanish Snacks on Sticks Will Soon Open in the Bishop Arts District Signage is up at 321 North Zang Boulevard for Sketches of Spain, a new Bishop Arts District restaurant that takes its name from a 1960 Miles Davis album. Details on the project are scant as of yet, but a brief descrip...
by DPatel304
04 Sep 2019 12:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 208
Views: 48821

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

OPENING FALL 2019 Dallas’ first authentic southern Italian ristorante. At Partenope, you’re not just a patron, you’re part of our story – and part of our family. Benvenuto in famiglia! https://www.facebook.com/partenopedallas/ Address is listed as 1903 Main Street. This is the first I'm hearing of ...
by DPatel304
04 Sep 2019 11:28
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 115
Views: 20416

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

https://hackernoon.com/hn-images/1*iqDCEKuxXbD3cZALGzmzzQ.png https://hackernoon.com/hn-images/1*vpvpXdUC4uYkDS1ED-CdKA.png Dallas is our winner when comes to the growth rate. Austin seems to perform a little weaker but on the other hand — it already has an established position as a tech hub so the...
by DPatel304
04 Sep 2019 11:17
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 115
Views: 20416

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

I'm curious how the numbers compare for the Tech scene in both cities. I've heard Dallas actually has a great number of tech jobs with all the telecom companies in the DFW area, but I've never actually seen the numbers comparing the two cities. Regardless, I think the next decade will certainly be i...
by DPatel304
04 Sep 2019 10:54
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 115
Views: 20416

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

Yeah, that's a good point. Apple and Google have started the trend, along with all the little startups in Austin, so it's very likely that others will follow suite. I'll admit, I was pretty shocked to hear about Google coming to Austin, but, now that it is official, that puts them in a REALLY good ...
by DPatel304
04 Sep 2019 10:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 208
Views: 48821

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

I've been twice and both times it's been busy as well. I still find the location to be very odd and it's very hidden even though it's right near McKinney Ave. I suppose if business is good, then they are clearly doing it right. I just wish it would be in a more prominent location, because it's a pre...
by DPatel304
03 Sep 2019 17:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 208
Views: 48821

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

World-famous bakery from France makes Texas debut in downtown Dallas The bakery will open in downtown Dallas, next to the Hotel Joule. A spokesperson for the bakery says that construction just began and that an opening date is still to be determined. http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/restaurants-ba...
by DPatel304
03 Sep 2019 12:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 196
Views: 61585

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

It's closer to an actual Farmers Market than it ever was before. Previously it was a place to buy produce from fake farmers resold for a premium price out of the back of refrigerated 18 wheelers from oversea deliveries. New management now limits produce from actual local farmers and every weekend i...
by DPatel304
03 Sep 2019 09:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 196
Views: 61585

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

Correct me if I'm wrong... but isn't the point of a farmer's market to be a place where people buy stuff and prepare it at home? It is, but the Dallas Farmer's Market has evolved so much over the years that it is no longer a Farmer's Market any more. It's more of a food/market hall and a district w...
by DPatel304
29 Aug 2019 11:08
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 244
Views: 71571

Re: DFW Economy

I knew Killeen wasn't creating larger numbers of jobs than Austin. The blurb quoted here refers to their annual rate of percentage growth this year. I figured as much. With that said, that's impressive that DFW topped that list. If we are going by percentage growth, DFW and Houston are at a pretty ...
by DPatel304
27 Aug 2019 04:14
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Katy Trail 1.0
Replies: 19
Views: 3398

Re: Katy Trail 1.0

https://www.instagram.com/p/B1pKbJkjZHP ... 80a4gn3sv1

Apparently the Harwood trailhead is now open, although I haven't seen it in person yet.
by DPatel304
17 Aug 2019 11:35
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 85
Views: 23269

Re: Fair Park

According to a release, Fair Park First, the nonprofit acting as the private professional manager of Fair Park, is working on revitalizing the 277-acre campus. To that end, it is seeking tenants for three vacant spaces, and is inviting local organizations to submit proposals. The following spaces a...
by DPatel304
16 Aug 2019 11:01
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The Transition of Uptown
Replies: 53
Views: 8464

Re: The Transition of Uptown

Thanks for sharing! Great summary of how much the area will change in the next couple of years. My only complaint is that there isn't a single condo tower on that list. I really don't get it, what is it going to take for developers to build more condos (preferably ones that are not super high-end lu...
by DPatel304
15 Aug 2019 21:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Mid Elm Lofts
Replies: 75
Views: 22221

Re: Mid Elm Lofts

Thanks for all the updates on what is going on in Downtown. This is truly an exciting time to be living in Dallas.
by DPatel304
15 Aug 2019 14:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 633
Views: 165113

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Mot Hai Ba opening a second location in Victory Park... https://www.guidelive.com/restaurant-openings/2019/08/15/one-dallas-best-restaurants-mot-hai-ba-picks-new-dallas-neighborhood-victory-park#_ga=2.27537717.849784305.1565893033-408682997.1552771070 I still haven't tried the original location, bu...
by DPatel304
15 Aug 2019 09:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 434
Views: 95686

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

From Dallas' perspective it's a no brainier though...I view it like this though. This 9 Million in incentives can actually go further than just Tax Dollars from new developments. It is also a signal to other companies (specifically Tech) that Dallas has the workforce to fill high skilled positions....
by DPatel304
14 Aug 2019 23:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: 2711 N. Haskell
Replies: 36
Views: 8105

Re: Cityplace East: 2711 N. Haskell

Wow, cool shot! I've never really view Cityplace from this view so, to me, it never really felt like it was close enough to the towers in West Village, but as more and more towers go up here, there will certainly be a nice cluster soon enough.
by DPatel304
14 Aug 2019 11:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 608
Views: 161116

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

So... three incidents this year? And FWIW, the third incident, in "north Austin" was at 10205 N. Lamar Boulevard, not in the general downtown Austin area by any stretch. AT LEAST three incidents this year. Obviously I'm not claiming to have researched any and all incidents for 2019 in the...
by DPatel304
13 Aug 2019 14:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 152
Views: 46190

Re: The Cedars Developments

Went to see a movie at Alamo on Sunday and I used to live at the Sears lofts back in 2000. We were pioneers when we moved over there but I always thought the whole area had great potential. A lot has been done but it still needs to have that one big thing happen to make it all pop and come together...
by DPatel304
13 Aug 2019 14:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 608
Views: 161116

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Glitzy Uptown Dallas bar moves to where the action is: Deep Ellum Deep Ellum literally gets a piece of Uptown Dallas, with the looming migration of Citizen Dallas, a glossy bar on Fairmount that's relocating to a vintage building at 2511 Swiss Ave., right by the Deep Ellum DART Rail station. http:/...
by DPatel304
13 Aug 2019 13:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 608
Views: 161116

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Austin has been experiencing lots of violent crime lately. The other night 5 people were shot outside a bar after a fight in north austin and someone was stabbed downtown austin that same night. Austin news is starting to sound more like dallas everyday How unfortunate, but this doesn't surprise me...
by DPatel304
13 Aug 2019 13:25
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 85
Views: 23269

Re: Fair Park

Thanks for the update! I'm keeping expectations low, as I really have no idea what to expect, but I do hope that they really take advantage of what a wonderful asset Fair Park is to the city.

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