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by DPatel304
03 Jul 2020 12:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Smart District
Replies: 131
Views: 49663

Re: Dallas Smart District

Awesome! I'm glad to see we are still getting updates on this project, I'm really excited to see if they do indeed start on the Newpark project early next year!
by DPatel304
02 Jul 2020 14:09
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: New Oak Cliff Streetcar
Replies: 92
Views: 38733

Re: New Oak Cliff Streetcar

The streetcar has accomplished its purpose - gentrifying Bishop Arts. A lot of that development was done because investors believed that they could charge higher rents by being close to an amenity like the streetcar that makes downtown accessible, even if residents and patrons only use it a handful...
by DPatel304
01 Jul 2020 11:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Turtle Creek : 2999 Turtle Creek Blvd
Replies: 62
Views: 18085

Re: Turtle Creek : 2999 Turtle Creek Blvd

I walk by this pretty frequently and haven't noticed any changes to this development. The other development further down the road on Turtle Creek appears to have stalled as well. I can't remember the name of it, but it's this one: https://www.google.com/maps/@32.802826,-96.8075461,3a,75y,294.37h,89....
by DPatel304
01 Jul 2020 09:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 556
Views: 202711

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

That's pretty significant, but I suppose I'm not surprised. I really hope that this plan is now realistic for them even given the circumstances and they are able to stick to it. I'd really hate to see this fall through.
by DPatel304
01 Jul 2020 09:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 388
Views: 186422

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)

Thanks for sharing! For some reason I thought these were going to be condos.
by DPatel304
26 Jun 2020 09:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 388
Views: 186422

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)

Beautiful picture!! This building is looking incredible!
by DPatel304
24 Jun 2020 14:04
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: New Oak Cliff Streetcar
Replies: 92
Views: 38733

Re: New Oak Cliff Streetcar

No Longer Free, DART's Bishop Arts Streetcar to Charge $1 Fare https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/no-longer-free-darts-bishop-arts-streetcar-to-charge-1-fare/2394646/ I still think they should have held off on charging money in order to encourage more people to use it and encourage more development ...
by DPatel304
27 May 2020 23:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 472
Views: 207748

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Great news!!
by DPatel304
22 May 2020 20:40
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 479
Views: 168557

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

https://techcrunch.com/2020/05/21/facebook-hubs-remote-work/ Facebook announced three remote hubs today for Dallas, Denver and Atlanta. Doesn't sound a official office but still a physical workspace for employees and new hires to congregate and work together, would like this in the cbd area or clos...
by DPatel304
21 May 2020 21:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: TC Area: 2727 Turtle Creek Blvd
Replies: 40
Views: 12637

Re: TC Area: 2727 Turtle Creek Blvd

I walked by the site today. I didn't get a chance to take any pictures, but the development looks about the same as it was back in December when those last pictures were posted. Perhaps some work is still being done, but it doesn't appear to be significant to me.
by DPatel304
18 May 2020 15:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 388
Views: 186422

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)

Nice shot! I love how Woodall Rogers barely looks like a barrier from that angle, and that will just be more true as both sides continue to develop.
by DPatel304
16 May 2020 13:01
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 479
Views: 168557

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Looks like DFW won't be getting this one, but I'm happy for it to either go to Tulsa or Austin.

I don't know much about Tulsa, but I'd definitely like to see a popular company like Tesla go there and put them on the map a little more.
by DPatel304
15 May 2020 12:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: 2401 McKinney tower
Replies: 20
Views: 2270

Re: 2401 McKinney tower

I'm so glad that the god-awful Truluck's didn't stick around for too long! This is a great looking tower and a welcome addition to the area! I'm guessing the pandemic likely hastened the closing of Gold's Gym and, as a result, we are getting this tower sooner than expected. I wonder if the same will...
by DPatel304
13 May 2020 12:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 130
Views: 45338

Re: The Link at Uptown

Great pictures!! This will be a nice bit of infill in this part of town.
by DPatel304
12 May 2020 13:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 130
Views: 45338

Re: The Link at Uptown

Construction was never ordered to stop because of COVID on any project that I am aware of. It's more of a matter of banks or construction companies shutting themselves down. Oh yeah, I knew there was no order for them to stop. The economic uncertainity of the situation is what was really concerning...
by DPatel304
11 May 2020 11:15
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 479
Views: 168557

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

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https://twitter.com/JudgeClayJ/status/1 ... 0651249667

Clay Jenkins and Eric Johnson both trying to lure Tesla to 'southern Dallas'. I wonder what site they are both talking about.
by DPatel304
07 May 2020 17:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 130
Views: 45338

Re: The Link at Uptown

Wow that's awesome! I haven't really been keeping up with development these days, but it sounds like most projects are still full steam ahead, which is great news.
by DPatel304
07 May 2020 11:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 556
Views: 202711

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

I'm thinking that was their plan all along, but previously they were planning to do it much more slowly and gradually.
by DPatel304
06 May 2020 19:21
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: DART: Bus system
Replies: 51
Views: 20334

Re: DART: Bus system

DART has put up a survey about their bus system revamp on their website. I'm not sure how much of an impact our entries will have, but it took me less than a minute to complete:
https://dartzoom.org/survey?fbclid=IwAR ... RnZ6Ue_Zgo
by DPatel304
05 May 2020 23:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 381
Views: 144142

Re: AT&T Discovery District

I wonder if that simply means they are post-poning a 'grand opening' event, or if they plan to just keep the space blocked off? It sounds like the former, but it's hard to really tell.
by DPatel304
02 May 2020 21:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn
Replies: 48
Views: 15795

Re: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn

Yes!! I'm so glad to hear that, I'm looking forward to a few towers going up on Oak Lawn Ave.
by DPatel304
30 Apr 2020 10:39
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Carpenter Park
Replies: 25
Views: 7800

Re: Downtown: Carpenter Park

This looks great, and will really help East Quarter with the Uber/Good E development.
by DPatel304
29 Apr 2020 16:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 556
Views: 202711

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Uber Discusses Plan to Lay Off About 20% of Employees
https://outline.com/Yf3CLV
by DPatel304
29 Apr 2020 15:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 381
Views: 144142

Re: AT&T Discovery District

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by DPatel304
29 Apr 2020 15:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Field Street District
Replies: 37
Views: 6575

Re: Downtown Dallas: Field Street District

I appreciate downtown FW's success, but every time I visit, it feels like I'm at a bigger Firewheel. I agree, but there's nothing really wrong with that. You have to start somewhere, and it seems like it's a pretty big success, which will eventually lead to more development in the area. It seems ve...
by DPatel304
28 Apr 2020 10:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 556
Views: 202711

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Totally anecdotal, but my UberEats has increased significantly since than pandemic. I'm guessing they gained a lot of new UberEats customers during all of this. In the short term obviously this won't be enough to offset the fact that hardly anyone is using regular Ubers and Scooters, but, in the lo...
by DPatel304
26 Apr 2020 17:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 556
Views: 202711

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Tnexster wrote:So three cranes? Looks like everything moving ahead, good to see.


Good to hear! It looks like that's the case for a number of projects, so I'm glad this pandemic didn't put a major halt on the growth we've been seeing in Dallas.
by DPatel304
24 Apr 2020 13:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: New Uptown Tower
Replies: 15
Views: 2415

Re: New Uptown Tower

"There will be a really good mix of two-bedroom and three-bedroom units a more mature, professional audience will appreciate.” I'm glad to see the local economy seems to still be moving forward, and glad to see they are providing some three bedroom units, which might help encourage more famili...
by DPatel304
15 Apr 2020 13:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID-19 Discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 1931

Re: COVID-19 Discussion



This is awesome. Is this your video? Looks like this happened last night?
by DPatel304
11 Apr 2020 11:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: COVID-19 Discussion
Replies: 10
Views: 1931

Re: COVID-19 Discussion

Yes, thanks for sharing!!

The elimination of 'beg buttons' seems to be a no-brainer for me. I've honestly never understood why we needed to have a button to begin with.
by DPatel304
11 Apr 2020 10:55
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 128
Views: 54641

Re: Downtown Progress

Simply not true. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/cases-updates/cases-in-us.html Yes, it is. Long Island, Westchester, and Rockland counties all have higher cases per capita than NYC. Blaine County Idaho, Southwestern Georgia, Colorado and rural Lousiana are also being hit especially hard....
by DPatel304
02 Apr 2020 14:17
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: The Daily Digital 4.0
Replies: 64
Views: 33869

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: 556
Views: 202711

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: 33869

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: 479
Views: 168557

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: 10
Views: 1931

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: 740
Views: 283498

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: 16445

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: 217
Views: 102339

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: 381
Views: 144142

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: 314
Views: 135360

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: 4892

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: 314
Views: 135360

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: 89033

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: 89033

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: 283
Views: 99707

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: 70
Views: 29701

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: 183
Views: 92210

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: 125235

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: 183
Views: 92210

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...

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