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by DPatel304
20 Jan 2018 20:54
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The DEEP ELLUM Thread
Replies: 3
Views: 49

Re: The DEEP ELLUM Thread

Guys if you are out and about Deep Elm loosing a whole block..its coming down now..Malcome X and Commerce. Canton and Malcolm X in Deep Ellum, Alexander touched on it a few days ago. One whole block of building is leaving us. Meanwhile at Hall near Malcolm X and I-30, something is starting to rise ...
by DPatel304
20 Jan 2018 14:32
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 128
Views: 10667

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

According to ABC News, Apple does not plan to create the new campus in California or Texas. https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2018/01/19/apple-rules-out-texas-for-new-corporate-campus.html?utm_content=1516378504&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter Another source claiming it won't be ...
by DPatel304
20 Jan 2018 14:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor
Replies: 66
Views: 8042

Re: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor

cowboyeagle05 wrote:The city proposed something similar in Oak Cliff and the community rejected it flat out. So the city dialed back the design to something more traditional.


Out of curiosity what road was this for?
by DPatel304
19 Jan 2018 20:48
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 84
Views: 5890

Re: Trinity River Park

I just remember a post I saw on reddit a couple of months ago. Maybe this is all common knowledge and old news, but here you go: Yep. The City of Dallas is trying to turn that whole area into the Trinity River District, connecting the north and south sides of the flood plain. You’ll note all the con...
by DPatel304
19 Jan 2018 20:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 34
Views: 3215

Re: West End 1.0

Additional Security Coming to Dallas’ Historic West End Dallas’ Historic West End has long had a reputation as dangerous. The neighborhood association dedicated to the enhancement of the area—the West End Association—scored a long-anticipated win Tuesday with the hiring of safety patrol Landmark Se...
by DPatel304
19 Jan 2018 17:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 519
Views: 26521

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

One person on the Houston forum said today, “Amazon knows that by including Indy and Columbus, Indiana and Ohio will go all-out on incentives, which they can then leverage over more desirable locations that aren't as likely to play the incentive game (NYC, DC, Boston, LA, Denver, etc.).” Definitely...
by DPatel304
19 Jan 2018 12:22
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 128
Views: 10667

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Apple will likely want a suburban campus, correct? Seems like there is very little information given here, so I won't hold my breath for Texas, but it's cool that Amazon, Apple, and Google are all scoping out new locations.
by DPatel304
19 Jan 2018 12:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 519
Views: 26521

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I lived in Austin for a little over a year, and I've been saying all of these things for a while. Based on my experience there, it seems the hype comes from the following people: 1) College students who have not ventured out too much yet at this stage in their life. Most of their life was spent livi...
by DPatel304
19 Jan 2018 09:43
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 321
Views: 31138

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

I was totally dumbfounded when I saw they wanted to build a gated townhome community in the urban center. I gave up about a year ago in hoping the City would do the right thing with the remaining land in the Urban Center. The reality is you have suburban minded people making decisions for an urban ...
by DPatel304
19 Jan 2018 09:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor
Replies: 66
Views: 8042

Re: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor

Median seems more appropriate if we were making a parkway like Turtle Creek Blvd which I give it to you that is a pretty drive but that's the problem its designed for high-speed cars and not much else. That median is lame though. If we could do something like this: https://www.google.com/maps/@19.4...
by DPatel304
18 Jan 2018 19:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 519
Views: 26521

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Yes and no. Depending on who you talk to Austin has a better run bus system while lacking a great train system. The problem is many transportation engineers disagree on what systems are the better. We have argued it back and forth on here. A much better bus system can in many ways beat the advantag...
by DPatel304
18 Jan 2018 16:24
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 84
Views: 5890

Re: Trinity River Park

I don't have any updates, but is the city potentially just focusing on driving development to the area for now and then hoping some of those private entities will help chip in for a park later down the line? I'm really just trying to rationalize the hold up on this potential gem for the city.
by DPatel304
18 Jan 2018 13:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 519
Views: 26521

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

And by the same logic, how has Amazon even kept Austin in this at all, they meet none of the requirements other than being able to have a good educational base and an urban setting if they can find room left in downtown Austin, it meets none of the requirements. I agree, but, even with that in mind...
by DPatel304
18 Jan 2018 13:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 238
Views: 22985

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:This is nice. I am still not visiting Bishop Arts until all is complete...


Yep, same here. It'll be much more exciting to experience the new Bishop Arts this way. I'm doing the same with Victory Park too.
by DPatel304
18 Jan 2018 10:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 238
Views: 22985

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Thanks for the pictures! This will be such a nice entrance into Bishop Arts for people who are arriving via Streetcar.
by DPatel304
18 Jan 2018 09:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 519
Views: 26521

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

This shortlist... Is really not surprising. They're the front runners that we all knew from the start .. .wake me up when this list is narrowed.. yawn. Yeah, I'm extremely disappointed with this 'short' list. It's basically a list of all the obvious choices, plus about ten more. Not sure if this is...
by DPatel304
18 Jan 2018 08:24
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 128
Views: 10667

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Atlanta, GA Austin, TX Boston, MA Chicago, IL Columbus, OH Dallas, TX Denver, CO Indianapolis, IN Los Angeles, CA Miami, FL Montgomery County, MD Nashville, TN Newark, NJ New York City, NY Northern Virginia, VA Philadelphia, PA Pittsburgh, PA Raleigh, NC Toronto, ON Washington D.C. https://techcrun...
by DPatel304
18 Jan 2018 07:53
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 128
Views: 10667

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Apple is gearing up to build another corporate campus in a yet-to-be-announced American city and increase its workforce across the U.S. by 20,000 new employees over the next five years, the iPhone maker said Wednesday. The news comes packaged with Apple’s announcement Wednesday that it plans to inv...
by DPatel304
16 Jan 2018 12:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School
Replies: 22
Views: 2544

Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Looks good to me! That's a surprisingly high amount of affordable apartment units. Is that possibly because this building is basically on the edge of the CBD and is sorta 'tucked away'?
by DPatel304
12 Jan 2018 09:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 519
Views: 26521

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

The only thing we know is they will announce the short list of potential cities early this year.
by DPatel304
11 Jan 2018 14:14
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike
Replies: 83
Views: 10631

Re: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike

Just thinking out loud here, but I wonder if autonomous vehicles will see a similar bubble to this. I can see a Chinese company flooding the market with cars that will either take up parking or clog the streets with empty vehicles looking for a passenger. I didn't even think of that, but I think yo...
by DPatel304
11 Jan 2018 12:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 92
Views: 8381

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

I can see the Katy Trail Icehouse people expanding their kitchen into the space currently occupied by their parking lot/valet area, but hopefully that doesn't mean they're going to knock down the building next door, turning all that space along the Katy Trail towards Texas de Brazil into a big park...
by DPatel304
11 Jan 2018 12:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 204
Views: 20798

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

It shows that, from a branding perspective at least, names like "Trinity", "Bishop" and "Deep Ellum" are emblematic of Dallas. I don't think "Uptown" or "Design District" have the same weight. Ironically the Deep Ellum Bar is in Boston. So popular t...
by DPatel304
11 Jan 2018 12:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 92
Views: 8381

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

The Dallas City Council agreed Wednesday to sell a Routh Street dead-end to the Katy Trail Ice House for almost a quarter of a million dollars — over the objections of the council member who represents that part of town. The Ice House agreed to pay the city $225,358 for the small stretch of Routh t...
by DPatel304
10 Jan 2018 22:52
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: DART: Bus system
Replies: 6
Views: 669

Re: DART: Bus system

DART Demos New Proterra Zero-Emission, All-Electric Buses The seven zero-emission all-electric buses are partially funded by a $7.6 million from the Federal Transit Administration’s Low or No Emission Vehicle Deployment Program (LoNo Program). The grant also helps fund the infrastructure to charge ...
by DPatel304
10 Jan 2018 17:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 204
Views: 20798

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Deep Ellum Will Soon Have Its First Cidery Next month, Deep Ellum will soon be home to its first bar dedicated solely to crisp, fizzy hard cider. Trinity Cider is set to swing open its doors later this spring at 2656 Main Street, right next door to Pecan Lodge. A project of owner Bryan Meyer and he...
by DPatel304
10 Jan 2018 17:20
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Autonomous Vehicle Thread
Replies: 22
Views: 2149

Re: Autonomous Vehicle Thread

There's a lot of Autonomous car information coming out of CES 2018. Here's a cool video which shows the possibilities of Toyota's new e-Palette car: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmoPQuMlOYE I'm a fan of the car, but the name is pretty dumb. A few of the examples seem a bit ridiculous, but this ju...
by DPatel304
10 Jan 2018 09:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 238
Views: 22985

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

True, perhaps they will be smaller units. Which is fine with me, we need some more apartments that offer a lower price point, even if the units aren't as luxury or as big as other buildings.
by DPatel304
10 Jan 2018 09:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 238
Views: 22985

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Nice looking project that will also help connect Bishop Arts to Jefferson. I don't really know what rents are currently like in the area, but this price point seems pretty good to me: The new building (pictured at top as viewed from Madison and Ninth) will contain about 40 mostly one-bedroom apartme...
by DPatel304
09 Jan 2018 17:49
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 128
Views: 10667

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Not bad, but that's definitely some stiff competition. I wonder if all the HQ2 buzz helped draw more attention on Dallas. No doubt that DFW has been in the spotlight for a while, but, because of Amazon, we now have renderings available to the whole country of what could be possible in Dallas. My vot...
by DPatel304
09 Jan 2018 12:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 238
Views: 22985

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

It's my understanding that its part of the Exxir Project. They have a couple of pictures on their website in what they are calling "Kemp Plaza" which I believe is that entire area. Looks to be retaining the trees and creating and outdoor plaza area with restaurant shops around surrounding...
by DPatel304
08 Jan 2018 17:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 130
Views: 14639

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Michael Dell, Dallas-based retail property firm in talks to buy Knox Street buildings Austin billionaire Michael Dell has his sights set on several blocks of Dallas' busy Knox Street business district. A real estate investment partnership that includes tech tycoon Dell and Dallas-based property fir...
by DPatel304
06 Jan 2018 20:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 238
Views: 22985

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Thanks for the pictures! I've been avoiding the Bishop/Melba area for a few months and went by this afternoon. I've actually been somewhat avoiding it too. It wasn't intentional, but I don't think I've been to the area since the summer. It would be cool if I happen to avoid it until all of these cur...
by DPatel304
06 Jan 2018 20:16
Forum: U.S. + World Urban Development
Topic: Seattle: Time-lapse video shot over 3 years captures city’s massive growth
Replies: 0
Views: 81

Seattle: Time-lapse video shot over 3 years captures city’s massive growth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... 2MTiUGvqyE

Such a cool video, it would be cool to see this done in Dallas. It's too late to see the rapid change in Uptown/Victory Park, but the rest of the urban core still has plenty of room to grow.
by DPatel304
05 Jan 2018 11:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 135
Views: 14112

Re: Oak Lawn

I understand that doing something is scary for the business owners there, but doing nothing is scary too. Yeah, this sums up the state of Oak Lawn lately. Back in 2010 when Uptown was booming, I was so sure that Oak Lawn Ave. and Cedar Springs Rd would be next in line to see a huge transformation. ...
by DPatel304
05 Jan 2018 10:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Carlisle Street "Redevelopment"/ Angela Hunt project
Replies: 3
Views: 395

Re: Carlisle Street "Redevelopment"/ Angela Hunt project

Is this the site between Hall and Bowen? Wasn't there some really fancy renderings of a gorgeous looking high-rise for this particular lot, or am I confused? Regardless, I definitely agree with you. This proposed apartment complex is lame, and this is some prime real estate being wasted here, and th...
by DPatel304
29 Dec 2017 18:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AC Hotel and Residence Inn by Marriott (Mercantile Commerce Building/1712 Commerce St)
Replies: 34
Views: 4265

Re: Downtown Dallas: AC Hotel and Residence Inn by Marriott (Mercantile Commerce Building/1712 Commerce St)

^Perfect, thanks, I couldn't find information on it. Does it have ground-floor retail? Also, since this is adding more parking spaces to this particular lot, could this potentially result in the surrounding surface lots being re-developed?
by DPatel304
28 Dec 2017 17:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Fort Worth: misc. developments
Replies: 13
Views: 900

Re: Fort Worth: misc. developments

I'm really excited to see Panther island take shape. I'm hoping it's a success and they manage to complete the entire project.
by DPatel304
28 Dec 2017 02:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AC Hotel and Residence Inn by Marriott (Mercantile Commerce Building/1712 Commerce St)
Replies: 34
Views: 4265

Re: Downtown Dallas: AC Hotel and Residence Inn by Marriott (Mercantile Commerce Building/1712 Commerce St)

Thanks for the picture updates! What are they building here behind these hotels? Is it just a parking garage?
by DPatel304
28 Dec 2017 02:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Fort Worth: misc. developments
Replies: 13
Views: 900

Re: Fort Worth: misc. developments

As Dallas urban core gets more and more expensive, I can see Fort Worth eventually becoming more attractive. Problem is, is that there is still a lot of room for Dallas to grow and plenty of under-developed land. I'd really love to see Fort Worth thrive and see the city grow, but, at the moment, Dal...
by DPatel304
27 Dec 2017 12:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School
Replies: 22
Views: 2544

Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Excellent. For a lot of people, this building might be the first (and maybe even only) impression they get of Downtown, so I'm really glad to see someone made us of the building. I feel like there's a decent amount of people who only see Downtown when they are riding the DART on the way to the fair ...
by DPatel304
21 Dec 2017 01:27
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 191
Views: 15721

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

xen0blue wrote:Should have chosen Union Station for the Dallas terminal. Obvious, obvious, obvious.


This is close enough for me. As long as the area is re-developed in a way that makes walking from one to the other a breeze, then I'm happy.
by DPatel304
20 Dec 2017 17:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 238
Views: 22985

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Thanks for the pictures! I still hate that this is taking up such a prime location, but, I agree, it's better than what I was expecting. I was expecting a copycat of what they built in Uptown. Does CVS own the land that they are building these stand-alone stores? I'm just wondering what the long ter...
by DPatel304
19 Dec 2017 14:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 519
Views: 26521

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Atlanta definitely seems to be the front runner right now based on the rumors. I think that is great news for Dallas though, as Dallas could put up tough competition to Atlanta. Nothing is decided yet. That's a good way of looking at it. If Amazon were eyeing something like Boston, then I would hav...
by DPatel304
18 Dec 2017 16:37
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 128
Views: 10667

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Great news. I looked them up and it looks like they are currently located inside Harwood Center (1999 Bryan St.), is that right?
by DPatel304
18 Dec 2017 13:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Neighborhood Changes '00-'16
Replies: 8
Views: 436

Re: Dallas Neighborhood Changes '00-'16

How interesting that the South and West Dallas areas are losing density, even though those areas seem to be blowing up with new, dense residential projects. Is my perception of the growth/increased density in the Bishop Arts and Trinity Groves areas overstated, or is there some other factor contrib...
by DPatel304
18 Dec 2017 12:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Virgin Hotel
Replies: 42
Views: 6856

Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

I wonder what we can do to get more street life in the Design District. The question is cliche in Dallas, I know, since it's been asked about so many neighborhoods throughout the city. I guess maybe it's by comparison to these now much more active 'hoods that the DD appears like such a ghost town. ...
by DPatel304
17 Dec 2017 10:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: Armstrong &Cole
Replies: 23
Views: 1150

Re: Knox: Armstrong &Cole

^ Good to know! Sounds like it's certainly possible (and likely) that a tower will go here, but I went ahead and just took out that information, for now, out of the topic title.
by DPatel304
16 Dec 2017 20:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: Armstrong &Cole
Replies: 23
Views: 1150

Re: Knox: Armstrong &Cole

Sorry about the typo in the title guys. This will not be 22 St (or 240 ST :D). From the article this will be, at most, seven stories tall:
At 85 feet, the proposed tower will likely top out at about seven stories, although that specific number is not specified in the statement.
by DPatel304
15 Dec 2017 22:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: Armstrong &Cole
Replies: 23
Views: 1150

Knox: Armstrong &Cole

Alliance, the nation’s second largest apartment developer according to the National Multifamily Housing Council 2017 rankings, proposes a new multifamily development of approximately 335 units. The site is located at the southeast corner of Armstrong and Cole Avenues and extends south almost to Oli...

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