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by DPatel304
24 May 2018 12:52
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 541
Views: 64858

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Excellent, thank you so much! So they state that they are opening in June 2018, and the free yoga runs until June 24th. Perhaps this is only free until the actually open and it's more of a promotional thing? Begin May 13-June 24 Still cool regardless, but that means anyone who wants to get in on thi...
by DPatel304
24 May 2018 12:13
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: New Census Population Estimates
Replies: 59
Views: 7255

Re: New Census Population Estimates

Frisco was the nation's fastest-growing city, but another D-FW city's growth was more surprising “Fort Worth, when you look recently, has been growing steadily and now it seems like it’s popped up a little bit,” said state demographer Lloyd Potter. “I wouldn’t say it was in the doldrums, but it was...
by DPatel304
24 May 2018 11:41
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 541
Views: 64858

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Also noticed that they now offer FREE Yoga in the park every Sunday morning at 10am. I like that! These are the types of little events we need more of in the Urban Center. Once Main Street Bakery opens I can see people coming over to do some yoga and then grabbing breakfast on the patio. I think I ...
by DPatel304
24 May 2018 10:57
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Hall Office Park
Replies: 17
Views: 2177

Re: Frisco: Hall Office Park

What I like about this development is they seem to get two major things right: 1) Connect upcoming development with existing development (The Star) 2) Parking should be part of a larger building and not stand-alone These two things alone will put this development ahead of most other suburban/urban c...
by DPatel304
23 May 2018 21:47
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: A Dallas-Fort Worth slogan
Replies: 10
Views: 163

Re: A Dallas-Fort Worth slogan

Fort Worth is just Dallas’ is largest suburb. Brand Dallas as Dallas and let the rest of the Metroplex call themselves the “Dallas area” I was thinking the exact opposite. Fort Worth should make even bigger strides to differentiate itself from the Dallas, as should Plano, as should Denton, as shoul...
by DPatel304
23 May 2018 12:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 52
Views: 3111

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Seems like, so far, they are fairly active on their Instagram page. They just posted a small update of a big hole they've added to the building on 2200 Main St:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BjGgLwHgIJm ... astquarter

This building should have some pretty nice views once they open it up more.
by DPatel304
22 May 2018 23:00
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: A Dallas-Fort Worth slogan
Replies: 10
Views: 163

Re: A Dallas-Fort Worth slogan

So you're talking about the Dallas equivalent of "Keep Austin weird", or something to that effect? With DFW changing as much as it is, I think it's a great idea. So many people still seem to be stuck in the past and think Texas is all a bunch of racist conservatives. Bullzerk (local clothi...
by DPatel304
22 May 2018 15:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 93
Views: 13022

Re: AT&T Discovery District

new restaurant is joining the downtown Dallas landscape from the owners of high-profile restaurants such as Oak and Pakpao. Called Hawthorn, it will open in the lobby of the AT&T Whitacre Tower, as part of a large development by AT&T in the Central Business District. Details are still slim ...
by DPatel304
22 May 2018 13:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 93
Views: 13022

Re: AT&T Discovery District

It looks like a giant hand pulled up the pavement to reveal a big video screen. If done right, this could be our version of the Bean, unlike the giant eyeball which is not accessible to the public and coincidentally came from Chicago. That's exactly the same thought that came to mind when I saw it....
by DPatel304
22 May 2018 10:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 699
Views: 76374

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

The good take-away from that article is that Arlington is trying to create a central business district surrounding the ballparks, which should I think they need more concrete zoning plans and maybe a transportation plan and could lure many smaller companies. Arlington has a decent amount going for ...
by DPatel304
21 May 2018 21:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 93
Views: 13022

Re: AT&T Discovery District

^^Thanks for sharing! Honestly this looks incredible!! I really wasn't expecting too much initially, but this is quickly becoming one of my most anticipated developments.
by DPatel304
21 May 2018 15:14
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 164
Views: 15314

Re: DART D2 Subway

Poor east/west connectivity means some DART users have 2 and 3 hour commutes assuming no missed connections, and yet the D2 absolutists are demanding that DART continue to not effectively serve the vast majority of its service area because the "New Urbanist" crowd wants to pretend they're...
by DPatel304
21 May 2018 10:23
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 156
Views: 20416

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Didn't Apple already rule out Texas because they have a presence in Austin already?
by DPatel304
21 May 2018 00:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 93
Views: 13022

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Maybe I'm being too optimistic here, but I actually think, when completed, this will actually have as many people as you see in the renderings (I know, most times, that's almost never the case).

This also seems a lot like they are trying to accomplish what the plaza at Victory Park failed to do.
by DPatel304
18 May 2018 12:03
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 164
Views: 15314

Re: DART D2 Subway

It seems to only be a "problem" in some theoretical sense. It's not a problem that is causing a loss of ridership. How about we address it if/when we make plans for additional lines and stations, when it might actually present a real problem? Yeah, I don't really disagree with what you're...
by DPatel304
18 May 2018 11:55
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 164
Views: 15314

Re: DART D2 Subway

There are no plans, currently. But it's safe to say there will be plans for more eventually. This is just a case of DART being pro-active rather than re-active. Why wait until the bottleneck is actually a problem to scramble and try and get D2 built. Adding something like the D2 takes a lot of time,...
by DPatel304
18 May 2018 11:33
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 164
Views: 15314

Re: DART D2 Subway

But ridership is the purpose of transit, is it not? The point of all these other improvements (resilience/redundancy, operational flexibility, decreased travel times, increased potential capacity) is to increase ridership. And yet, by their own estimation, D2 barely moves the needle. D2 is more of ...
by DPatel304
17 May 2018 23:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 52
Views: 3111

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Tnexster wrote:Can they really get all this done by the end of the year?


Definitely ambitious, but not unrealistic. It would require them to do quite a bit of work in parallel, but, if there is demand for these spaces (which I imagine there is), then they are motivated to get this done quickly.
by DPatel304
17 May 2018 19:20
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 88
Views: 10363

Re: Downtown Progress

Having such a vacant Downtown isn't really something to brag about. However, I guess if you take into account that it's so empty AND it is one of the fastest growing markets in the country, then it could be seen as a positive sign. It's not like Downtown is vacant and declining. I wonder what their ...
by DPatel304
17 May 2018 09:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 52
Views: 3111

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

They seem to be trying to latch on to the success of Deep Ellum and its resurgence as well as the success of Main Street traveling this way. I'm sure the city and Downtown Dallas Inc have been talking to developers looking for someone to take on this area. Unifying it under one owner is good though...
by DPatel304
16 May 2018 23:33
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 156
Views: 20416

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Cycling company opening major regional campus in Plano, plans to hire 400 workers Indoor cycling company Peloton has announced it will open a “key regional campus” in Plano’s Legacy Central development, with plans to hire 400 workers over the next few years The 27,518-square-foot office space will ...
by DPatel304
16 May 2018 23:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 245
Views: 39904

Re: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)

I don't understand.... *if* the non-hotel part of the Statler is supposed to be residences, why are they treating that section like lodging? If they're going the Airbnb-ish route, the whole place should be a hotel. Seems their original intention was to actually have residential units, seeing as how...
by DPatel304
16 May 2018 23:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Re: North Dallas: Galleria

I like that they see potential in connecting the Galleria to Midtown, but seems like a pretty hard task to pull off successfully.
by DPatel304
16 May 2018 14:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 166
Views: 19410

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

This is the first time I'm actually seeing the San Martin space, but man does it look under-whelming. So it looks like there is a small surface lot in front of it, meaning the actual restaurant space is kinda tucked away and hidden from McKinney Ave? Maybe I need to see it in person, but I'm pretty ...
by DPatel304
16 May 2018 14:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 52
Views: 3111

Re: East End: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Tomorrow morning there will be a press conference to announce what, honestly, sounds like a cool deal. Todd Interests (Patrick and Philip Todd, the folks who redeveloped the old post office downtown) is going to reveal its plans for 18 buildings on the east side of downtown that it has acquired ove...
by DPatel304
16 May 2018 13:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 194
Views: 22324

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

Awesome, that's good to see! The EMC corridor is really heating it as of late.
by DPatel304
16 May 2018 13:50
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 164
Views: 15314

Re: DART D2 Subway

^ So you want to spend a billion dollars to add redundancy for the few hours a year the line is blocked? So would you support converting Greenville Avenue into an 8 lane freeway for when NCX is blocked? In addition to redundancy, doesn't it also increase the frequency of trains as well. For me, it'...
by DPatel304
15 May 2018 21:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace West/West Village: Residential Tower (~250 FT / 23 ST) / Hilton Canopy (8 ST)
Replies: 51
Views: 11531

Re: Cityplace West/West Village: Residential Tower (~250 FT / 23 ST) / Hilton Canopy (8 ST)

A ceiling arch extends inside parallel to Cityplace West made of old red brick. At the east end of the lobby is what appears to be the sliced off front end of a MATA trolley mounted to the wall (complete with “Ride Free” signage). This looks good, ties in the immediate neighborhood and is quite une...
by DPatel304
15 May 2018 20:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 699
Views: 76374

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Both cities are considered strong contenders. Various algorithms have ranked each one first, and both made the top five in a recent survey of site selection consultants. But the cities’ most public spokesmen seem to be taking opposite approaches to the deal. Adler said Austin’s initial bid did not ...
by DPatel304
15 May 2018 13:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Mid Elm Lofts
Replies: 39
Views: 5015

Re: Mid Elm Lofts

Looks great! Can't wait to see this one completed.
by DPatel304
15 May 2018 11:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 30
Views: 2460

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No. XII Harwood Hotel (20 ST)

cowboyeagle05 wrote:You realize that's the rendering of the office tower already under construction right? Not the design of the hotel that would be at Mckinnon and Moody.


Whoops, sorry about that! I removed the rendering from my post.
by DPatel304
15 May 2018 00:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does DFW deserve an Amazon Go?
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: Does DFW deserve an Amazon Go?

I'd imagine the end goal is to have most/all stores will utilize this same technology, so it's more like a question of 'when' rather than 'if'. With that said, I'm not really sure where it would make sense in DFW. Downtown Dallas still doesn't have a full-sized grocery store, and I'm guessing that's...
by DPatel304
14 May 2018 22:06
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 164
Views: 15314

Re: DART D2 Subway

xen0blue wrote:I think you people will eventually realize the CB and D2 are both equally important transit services. We need *both*.


Strongly disagree with you here. I'm curious as to why you think the Cotton Belt is equally as important as the D2?
by DPatel304
14 May 2018 20:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 30
Views: 2460

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No. XII Harwood Hotel (20 ST)

According to an April state filing by its architect, HDF, the Harwood No. 12 building is anticipated to break ground in June. It’s described as a “20-story hotel comprised of two split levels for entry and lobby, four levels of above-ground parking, 14 levels of hotel and amenity space, and a roof ...
by DPatel304
14 May 2018 13:09
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Allen: Stacy Green
Replies: 7
Views: 195

Re: Allen: Stacy Green

I actually drive by this area quite a bit and noticed a few months ago that the house that used to occupy some of this land was sold off and razed, so I figured it was only a matter of time.
by DPatel304
11 May 2018 11:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 274
Views: 39739

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

I wish the parking lot at Elm/Main and Malcolm X would be developed. Even if a cool public space. A year round skate park with half-pipes should be built somewhere in Deep Ellum. That place would be packed and a great spot to people watch and be entertained. A skate park would be awesome. I'd also ...
by DPatel304
10 May 2018 14:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 248
Views: 32823

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Simply removing the fence around North End would be a good start. I understand managing vehicular traffic, but pedestrian flow should not be restricted through this area. You could easily extend some of those internal streets into the VP fabric and simply put up some bollards to keep vehicles from ...
by DPatel304
09 May 2018 20:23
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Allen: Monarch City
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Re: Allen: Monarch City

Looks great and all, but how many of these can the suburbs support?
by DPatel304
09 May 2018 17:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Novel Deep Ellum
Replies: 7
Views: 1328

Re: Deep Ellum: Novel Deep Ellum

Yup, and I'm really excited for some more residential to come to Deep Ellum. The area could use some more daytime traffic, and developments like this one will create a little more activity further south/east.
by DPatel304
08 May 2018 12:20
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Music City
Replies: 12
Views: 371

Re: Frisco: Music City

..so basically Wade Park 2.0?
by DPatel304
08 May 2018 10:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 194
Views: 22324

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

Has anyone ascertained what is being built at Happiest Hour? I thought surface parking but now I see concrete columns going in. Are they expanding or does this appear to be a separate structure? Oh wow, that's pretty surprising news. I have not seen the work in person myself, but, I'd imagine if th...
by DPatel304
07 May 2018 23:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 130
Views: 19783

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Thanks, that's the first time I've seen that video. Most of the retail/restaurants in the video appeared to be made-up and fake, but I did see Jamba Juice and Jimmy John's. Does that mean, at the very least, those two will be coming to The Epic? Also, still can't get over how lame 'The Epic' sounds,...
by DPatel304
07 May 2018 21:29
Forum: Texas Town + City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Houston Crossed 8,000 Residents In April
Replies: 0
Views: 187

Downtown Houston Crossed 8,000 Residents In April

Downtown Houston now has more than 8,000 residents, a big leap from 3,800 in 2013 when the Downtown Living Initiative first tackled residential need in the central business district, and that number is increasing monthly. Plan Downtown, the master plan announced in November, called for 12,000 addit...
by DPatel304
07 May 2018 19:06
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 134
Views: 13537

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

https://www.gopass.org/Sitefinity/WebsiteTemplates/GoPassOrgTemp/App_Themes/GoPassOrgTemp/images/s1-bg-left.png https://www.gopass.org/ I know some sort of 'tap to pay' system was being discussion on this forum not too long ago, but sounds like it will be a reality sometime this year?
by DPatel304
04 May 2018 11:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 154
Views: 23869

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Weir's will relocate temporarily when construction starts — probably in early 2019. [...] The building — just a block from the Katy Trail — will take 18 to 24 months to complete. Looks like they plan to start in early 2019, with an expected completion in early 2021. I'm really glad that the number ...
by DPatel304
03 May 2018 16:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney & Olive Tower (335 FT | 21 ST)
Replies: 51
Views: 10020

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

Chicago’s Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen Is Opening in Uptown https://dallas.eater.com/2018/5/3/17316078/doc-bs-fresh-kitchen-dallas-opening A Chicago-based chain is making its way to Dallas: Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen is set to open very soon in Uptown’s McKinney & Olive Building on the corner of McKinney A...
by DPatel304
03 May 2018 16:42
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 156
Views: 20416

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

I was pleasantly surprised to see they are moving Downtown. I'm not familiar with Topeka, nor am I familiar with where Payless's office is within Topeka, but Payless just struck me as more of a suburban campus type of company. Either way, this is exciting stuff! I'm curious to know how big (in terms...
by DPatel304
02 May 2018 12:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 121
Views: 14974

Re: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)

^Agreed. People can and will adapt if parking is reduced, and, in addition, we shouldn't be building for the parking demands of 2018, we should be thinking towards the future. The problem with this mindset is that any building that tries to charge for parking is going to struggle to find renters. Pe...
by DPatel304
01 May 2018 23:07
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Fort Worth: West 7th area
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: Fort Worth: West 7th area

I've only been to this area once before, so maybe I'm wrong, but isn't this a bad thing? Seems like a way to prioritize cars over pedestrians in an urban part of town.
by DPatel304
01 May 2018 19:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 122
Views: 21207

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

This is the first time I've seen a Bleu Ciel unit on MLS with actual pictures, if anyone is curious about taking a look:
https://www.redfin.com/TX/Dallas/3130-N ... /143965501

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