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by DPatel304
15 Oct 2018 13:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 797
Views: 111417

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Yeah, just another fluff piece about nothing. Amazon originally said they would make their announcement this year, and, recently, they did say they would wait until after the election. Assuming they stick to their word, we should have an announcement sometime in that timeframe, but who knows at this...
by DPatel304
15 Oct 2018 11:30
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 294
Views: 41966

Re: Legacy West

Honestly, if they want to truly connect these two areas, their best option would be some sort of pedestrian bridge: https://i.imgur.com/wU9Jj2J.png I know this is the type of mentality that eventually lead to the tunnel network Downtown, but given how unfriendly DNT and Legacy are to pedestrians, an...
by DPatel304
12 Oct 2018 18:55
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 294
Views: 41966

Re: Legacy West

I'd be happy to see more deck parks all over DFW. It's not about it being in Plano that I don't like, it's that both Legacy West and Shops at Legacy have clearly been developed in a way to completely wall themselves off from DNT. That's fine and makes sense, but then, if you're going to wall yoursel...
by DPatel304
12 Oct 2018 18:25
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Columbia/Main Complete Streets
Replies: 6
Views: 161

Columbia/Main Complete Streets

The City of Dallas is hosting a public meeting to discuss the proposed Thoroughfare Plan Amendment and traffic calming improvements for the Main Street, Columbia Avenue, Abrams Road 2017 Bond Project. Please come out and provide your input. The Public Meeting will be held at: Boys and Girls Club 48...
by DPatel304
12 Oct 2018 13:25
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The Transition of Uptown
Replies: 28
Views: 1082

Re: The Transition of Uptown

I definitely see that happening. I think Uptown will lose its status as being the affluent urban district in Dallas, and I could possible see the Arts District taking over that spot.
by DPatel304
12 Oct 2018 09:37
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 294
Views: 41966

Re: Legacy West

https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/planoprofilewebsite/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/10144947/Screen-Shot-2018-10-08-at-11-1366x629.jpg As Plano is quickly becoming more urbanized with restaurants and retail shops, the number of park areas in town are beginning to decline. This past Monday, City of Pl...
by DPatel304
11 Oct 2018 00:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 65
Views: 8482

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

The first phase of development, which could get underway around the second quarter of 2019, will likely include two multifamily projects, an office building, a hotel, ground-floor retail, and a public square. Cienda hasn’t yet selected a developer, but says it will finalize that after the equity ra...
by DPatel304
08 Oct 2018 16:30
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 302
Views: 41801

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Wow, this looks incredible. I'm skeptical this will all come to fruition, but I'm very glad to see they have the right idea and are attempting something big.
by DPatel304
03 Oct 2018 23:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 408
Views: 56639

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Nice pictures, thanks for the update! I keep telling myself I need to make it out to this area again, now that a lot of development has finished.
by DPatel304
03 Oct 2018 22:57
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 170
Views: 28538

Re: DFW Economy

Aren't we already a pretty good 'tech hub'. Austin gets the nod all the time for its tech jobs, but I'm pretty sure I heard there are quite a few more tech jobs here in DFW. The difference is, is that we just don't have the reputation for being one. I guess maybe that's partly because our tech jobs ...
by DPatel304
03 Oct 2018 22:54
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 19
Views: 2155

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

51-Story Rainey Street District Condo Tower Announced at 44 East Avenue https://austin.towers.net/51-story-rainey-street-district-condo-tower-announced-at-44-east-avenue/ It's really incredible how much Rainey St has transformed in such a short period of time. I really wonder how long it will be be...
by DPatel304
03 Oct 2018 09:59
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The Transition of Uptown
Replies: 28
Views: 1082

Re: The Transition of Uptown

LOL y'all are acting like Uptown is making some sort of quantum leap. It is changing, that's for sure, but just because the bars you didn't like are leaving doesn't mean high end retail, cool bars, and cool restaurants are coming in. I have seen the opposite taking place. Idle Rich was a true neigh...
by DPatel304
02 Oct 2018 15:04
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Plano: Granite Park
Replies: 7
Views: 1433

Re: Plano: Granite Park

^^ Nice find, and very interesting to hear, especially from a development out in Plano.

I honestly don't mind if we build too much parking for the time being, I just wish we would get creative and build parking spaces that can be converted to something else later on.
by DPatel304
02 Oct 2018 15:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 427
Views: 64498

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

The Bottled Blonde building is listed for sale here. I have no idea if this means anything, or if it is significant, but figured I would post here regardless: http://www.loopnet.com/for-sale/?sk=473d1858356cb69db33d301298249b08&bb=hi_j-p_kyJ9lnl-e The listing was created on 9/12/2018 and the lis...
by DPatel304
02 Oct 2018 12:11
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The Transition of Uptown
Replies: 28
Views: 1082

Re: The Transition of Uptown

As the pretentious trend-following crowds scout around town for the next place to be, Uptown will settle into its role that establishes the trends, people who live there will know the difference and will be able to afford early adopter experimentation sorting things out. Dallas' infamous pretentiou...
by DPatel304
02 Oct 2018 11:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 95
Views: 9216

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

I'm really not a fan of the angled parking, but if angled parking already exists, then this diet seems like it'll be a nice improvement to the area.
by DPatel304
30 Sep 2018 21:50
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The Transition of Uptown
Replies: 28
Views: 1082

Re: The Transition of Uptown

With kids being a growing demographic, I wonder how long it will take for a school to be placed in the Uptown/Downtown area? FYI, the news video clip says there were 800 children living in Uptown last year, and that number doubled [to 1,600] this year. So children are still a VERY small portion of ...
by DPatel304
30 Sep 2018 11:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 243
Views: 33522

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

It may just be the crowd who goes to the new hot place...until the next new hot place opens. That's exactly what is going on. Like you said, that crowd is very fickle, and, as soon as something newer opens up, this place will be old news. I predict that One Sette will manage to attract a decent cro...
by DPatel304
28 Sep 2018 16:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 243
Views: 33522

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Happy to see Fat Rabbit go, but very disappointed to see that historic house might be going away as well, especially since it is a good sized lot even without the house included. Seems like they could easily re-develop this into a high rise while still preserving the house. I randomly came across th...
by DPatel304
27 Sep 2018 11:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 427
Views: 64498

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Deep Ellum is also in a perfect and more convenient location for fairgoers than Uptown. Hopefully one day, Expo Park will have a more natural connection with Deep Ellum. Honestly, we could make this happen next year. Yes, the walk isn't great, but if it's for a one time event with tons of people, w...
by DPatel304
24 Sep 2018 23:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 190
Views: 24251

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

You guys are way off the mark. The plan was for this to be A big Box. There's never been a plan to redevelop it in a couple of years. It's always been planned for retail..This will be here for decades. Quit trying to sell false hope. I didn't mean to sell false hope. I just believe that what they a...
by DPatel304
24 Sep 2018 16:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 190
Views: 24251

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

The restaurant pad sites and modest retail nearest to 75 is a low-risk usage of this land, without entirely precluding larger scale development during the next cycle. As things stand now (rising oil prices, interest rates, general economic uncertainty from protectionist tariffs, etc), it is not the...
by DPatel304
21 Sep 2018 00:29
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity Strand Trail
Replies: 3
Views: 279

Trinity Strand Trail

Friends, we are making the trail even better for you with 2.3 more miles planned for construction next year! You're just in time to make your donation. We are still $2,000 away from reaching our goal! There is no better time to give than when you are giving with the community! Support the Trinity S...
by DPatel304
20 Sep 2018 11:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 101
Views: 13412

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

http://res.cloudinary.com/culturemap-com/image/upload/q_auto/ar_4:3,c_fill,g_faces:center,w_1200/v1537455979/photos/276474_original.jpg New eatery and market is dishing casual fare in Dallas' Arts District. Called The Artisan, it's a new restaurant concept at KPMG Plaza at Hall Arts, located on the...
by DPatel304
19 Sep 2018 15:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 190
Views: 24251

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

NIMBYs are NIMBYs, whether they live in central Dallas or Collin county. The urban ones are worse because they fancy themselves to be noble defenders of democracy, when in reality they're far more self-interested and greedy than the ones in Plano they turn their noses up at. That's because, I feel,...
by DPatel304
18 Sep 2018 21:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 797
Views: 111417

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Dallas-Fort Worth and other finalists for Amazon’s second headquarters should expect an announcement from the company after the midterm elections, a top global site selector said Monday. ..not soon enough, honestly. So we'll be waiting until at least Nov 6th, 2018. I feel like they will do one more...
by DPatel304
16 Sep 2018 15:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
Replies: 61
Views: 11030

Re: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

Thanks for the photo updates!
by DPatel304
14 Sep 2018 15:17
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: New Census Population Estimates
Replies: 89
Views: 11705

Re: New Census Population Estimates

Wasn't 10,000 residents considered the point at which the CBD would reach 'critical mass'? Or did I make that up?

Either way, that's great news. I really think the CBD has reached a significant turning point, and the next decade will be awesome for Downtown.
by DPatel304
14 Sep 2018 12:52
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: the Cotton Belt line
Replies: 189
Views: 22849

Re: the Cotton Belt line

We have a couple examples of walkable neighborhoods where there is little to no transit. Shops at Legacy, Legacy West, and Watters Creek are good examples. Sure, they are not urban heaven, but they are decent, and significantly better than most of Addison. With that said, I do like Addison Circle, a...
by DPatel304
14 Sep 2018 10:28
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Autonomous Vehicle Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 7496

Re: Autonomous Vehicle Thread

VW To Stop Making Iconic Beetle Next Summer http://t.co/YN4DZJ2H4u This story has nothing to do with AVs, but discontinuing the Volkswagen Beetle might be a brilliant move if it's later resurrected as a mass-market autonomous fleet, however different it may look. People will trust a brand that they...
by DPatel304
12 Sep 2018 16:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney & Olive Tower (335 FT | 21 ST)
Replies: 56
Views: 12854

Re: Uptown Dallas: McKinney & Olive Tower (335 FT | 21 ST)

Fantastic news. I'm sure the upcoming office space in the area will lease up very quickly as well. It's funny that a few days ago, this article tried to put a negative spin on office leasing in Uptown. Even when I read it at the time, I know they were being pretty unfair towards Uptown, and this new...
by DPatel304
12 Sep 2018 13:45
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: the Cotton Belt line
Replies: 189
Views: 22849

Re: the Cotton Belt line

C'mon, Dallas. We're better than that. Yes, there is an influx of residents coming in from California (as there is coming from other parts of the country as well), but, either way, it's nobody's fault but our own. Also, I think the number of Californians coming to DFW has been exaggerated a bit. I'm...
by DPatel304
12 Sep 2018 12:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 101
Views: 13412

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

A New Neighborhood Bar Will Replace City Tavern Downtown bar City Tavern has vacated its Main Street space for new digs on Elm Street, and a new neighborhood bar is in the works for the building. The new bar at 1402 Main Street is a project of Buffalo and Hare Restaurant Development Group, which op...
by DPatel304
12 Sep 2018 11:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Mid Elm Lofts
Replies: 66
Views: 9037

Re: Mid Elm Lofts

Still more delays for this project. I remember City Tavern was supposed to open up here in June. It is now set to open at the end of September or early October, according to this article: https://dallas.eater.com/2018/9/11/17842384/city-tavern-moving-elm-street-chef-roe-dileo-opening-fall-2018 This...
by DPatel304
12 Sep 2018 11:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: De La Vega Development: Haskell & US 75
Replies: 17
Views: 1253

Re: De La Vega Development: Haskell & US 75

Thanks! I actually had not realize these were two separate developments (clearly I wasn't following either development that closely).
by DPatel304
12 Sep 2018 10:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 797
Views: 111417

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

The only chance we have is if HQ2 is split (which seems possibly given how big HQ2 has been touted to be). Either way, I'm just ready to be done with all of this nonsense so the world can finally move on. I'm sure there are a lot of people waiting on the sidelines waiting to see what happens with th...
by DPatel304
11 Sep 2018 16:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 427
Views: 64498

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Funky winery from Denver uncorks tap room for Dallas' Deep Ellum Deep Ellum is in line to get something the bustling Dallas neighborhood does not yet have: a wine bar. More specifically, it will be home to an urban winery and taproom called The Infinite Monkey Theorem from a Denver winemaker of the...
by DPatel304
11 Sep 2018 16:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 190
Views: 24251

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

I get that they are in the business of making money and I accept that they also don't have Dallas's best interests at heart. But, even with that in mind, it's crazy to me that a development like this makes financial sense.
by DPatel304
11 Sep 2018 11:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Comerica Bank Tower
Replies: 6
Views: 573

Re: Downtown Dallas: Comerica Bank Tower

So this is the garage, correct? https://www.google.com/maps/@32.7824699,-96.7943613,3a,75y,121.55h,108.56t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sFmzQ1gmetbQCCs7trv9YXQ!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo2.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DFmzQ1gmetbQCCs7trv9YXQ%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D...
by DPatel304
07 Sep 2018 16:15
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 204
Views: 24176

Re: DART D2 Subway

I understand they were having congestion problems downtown, and that the system was at or over capacity. But why build a lime just a few blocks away when they could create a subway loop to the north where there is no service. What I mean is an Oaklawn-Lemmon subway which still provide the needed re...
by DPatel304
07 Sep 2018 14:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey
Replies: 60
Views: 4390

Re: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey

Yeah, I love it. Not the ferris wheel itself, per se, but the location and the opportunity for development surrounding this. Like Matt777 said, this in conjunction with the Trinity Water Gardens will be quite the draw. I'm not too familiar with this exact area, but I assume there are plans to connec...
by DPatel304
05 Sep 2018 11:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 95
Views: 9216

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Looks like this area is off to a good start. This is probably my most anticipated project, and, assuming the economy keeps doing well, I really expect this area to explode in the next 5 years.
by DPatel304
05 Sep 2018 10:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 60
Views: 6892

Re: Lower Greenville Development

Serial restaurateur Nick Badovinus, the mind behind popular Dallas spots Neighborhood Services, Town Hearth, and Montlake Cut (among others), will open a new Mexican restaurant on Greenville Avenue. Badovinus will take over the space at 1250 Greenville Avenue with Desert Racer, a spot that will ser...
by DPatel304
04 Sep 2018 11:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Old Cityplace Twin Tower site
Replies: 35
Views: 1823

Re: Old Cityplace Twin Tower site

This would be awesome if it did happen. I know this was the plan all along for this site, but I figured it would be a while before anything happened.

I won't hold my breath for anything just yet, but eager to hear more.
by DPatel304
31 Aug 2018 16:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: 900 Main
Replies: 48
Views: 2404

Re: 900 Main

As for the topic, it's good that there is at least one surface-lot operator or owner wanting their lot to look good while it's around. Too many of the other ones have shabby (or worse) appearances. Yes, we all know there are wasted or unfulfilled development opportunities in the CBD because of them...
by DPatel304
29 Aug 2018 22:20
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 19
Views: 2155

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

I'm definitely happy with the way things have progressed in Dallas thus far. I like that our urban core is bigger, as it gives us more room to grow. Austin's Downtown area is quickly running out of space, which is a good problem to have, but not exactly at the stage they are currently in. I think we...
by DPatel304
29 Aug 2018 21:26
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 19
Views: 2155

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

Wow Austins crushing it. How many downtown apartment towers do they have in the works? Seems like DT Dallas is behind them in this regard. I don't know the actual number, but yeah, their Downtown area has been killing it this past decade. It's quite fascinating to watch. It's not surprising that Au...
by DPatel304
29 Aug 2018 13:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 101
Views: 13412

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

A few months ago, when I asked them about this, they indicated that they planned on making it a very quick move. Like, a week or so... Not sure if that's still in the cards as it seems aggressive, and a lot of time has passed since then, but that's what they mentioned. FWIW Good to know. This doesn...
by DPatel304
29 Aug 2018 12:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 101
Views: 13412

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/40132610_10215005485188859_4678022076076916736_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=85a360b7a6f5e1007e810c22f05804f7&oe=5BEEBE3D The time is upon us. The LAST weekend for CITY TAVERN at it's Main Street location will be THIS Labor Day Weekend. Sad face. So come g...
by DPatel304
28 Aug 2018 23:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 252
Views: 39695

Re: Oak Lawn

Its because people from out of town are coming and building cheap apartments. Once they get their money(apartments are more profitable than townhouses or condos)..they'll bail. Were stuck with apartments that will look outdated in 20-30 years. The apartments we build now...will be gone in 30 years....

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