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by DPatel304
21 Jun 2018 15:29
Forum: Texas Transportation + Infrastructure
Topic: NorthEast Texas Trail
Replies: 2
Views: 37

Re: NorthEast Texas Trail

This is fascinating, I had no idea this existing. Sometime down the line, when I can take more time off of work, I've always wanted to go on long bike rides and see more of the country that way. The length of this one looks like a pretty good 'starter' trail. I wonder if there are people who go acro...
by DPatel304
21 Jun 2018 12:31
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 23
Views: 4274

Re: TexRail

I really hope this does help Downtown Fort Worth as well. DFW would be an absolute power house if Fort Worth were to kick it up a notch.
by DPatel304
21 Jun 2018 02:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Cedar Maple Plaza I,II & III (2301 Cedar Springs Rd.)
Replies: 35
Views: 3849

Re: Uptown Dallas: Cedar Maple Plaza I,II & III (2301 Cedar Springs Rd.)

The original plan from the 1980s looks incredible! I wish they could just stick to that original plan.
by DPatel304
20 Jun 2018 12:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 306
Views: 45347

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Are people still whining about Deep Ellum being 'ruined'? I get that it's not the same district that it was a couple decades ago, but the old Deep Ellum had it's chance, it failed, and now the area is back in a big way. It's not the same as it used to be, but it is a huge success, regardless. I've n...
by DPatel304
19 Jun 2018 17:23
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 104
Views: 13453

Re: Trinity River Park

This thread and the Fair Park thread both make me sad when I think about what they both 'could be'.
by DPatel304
18 Jun 2018 14:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 191
Views: 22894

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

It is on the high end....but it is the best in the area. It is out of the Hillstone (Houstons) profile and Hillstone is also on the "high end" but they deliver....EVERY TIME. I have been to Doc B's twice, once for lunch and once for dinner and they delivered both times. That's great to he...
by DPatel304
18 Jun 2018 10:57
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 241
Views: 32168

Re: Legacy West

The main drag is actually not that bad, but they basically squashed any potential of growing beyond that one street because they boxed themselves in with parking garages on one side and Townhouses on the other.
by DPatel304
18 Jun 2018 10:53
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 104
Views: 13453

Re: Trinity River Park

I have not heard anything and I'm extremely disappointed as well. I agree that this is THE biggest game changer for the city, and it seems like such a low priority. The only explanation I can think of is that the city is trying to make the surrounding area more valuable so that, whenever this park d...
by DPatel304
18 Jun 2018 10:51
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: The Daily Digital 4.0
Replies: 31
Views: 6461

Re: The Daily Digital 4.0

tamtagon wrote:ATT needs a new skyscraper, something that makes a real statement.


While a new skyscraper would be awesome, I'd take something like the Discovery District at street level over a new skyscraper any day.
by DPatel304
14 Jun 2018 20:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 103
Views: 16466

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

On Friday, June 8, DDI and the City of Dallas hosted the Marilla to Market Walk, in which over 85 participants walked Marilla Street between City Hall and the Dallas Farmers Market, denoting needed improvements in a short survey. This input will inform the #MarillaMakeover project, a temporary and ...
by DPatel304
14 Jun 2018 16:21
Forum: U.S./World Transportation + Infrastructure
Topic: Elon Musk to build high-speed rail between O’Hare and downtown Chicago.
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Elon Musk to build high-speed rail between O’Hare and downtown Chicago.

Musk’s plan proposes a 16-passenger autonomous vehicle that can whip passengers at speeds up to 100 MPH through tunnels between the airport and downtown. The final route of the new transit system is still being finalized, but Musk estimates that these vehicles could transport passengers downtown in...
by DPatel304
14 Jun 2018 13:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Grocery Stores: news/development
Replies: 57
Views: 8599

Re: Grocery Stores: news/development

That's an interesting point. Well, if this grocery store isn't worth it, I'm sure the market will ensure it doesn't do well (as they have in the past).
by DPatel304
14 Jun 2018 13:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Grocery Stores: news/development
Replies: 57
Views: 8599

Re: Grocery Stores: news/development

Still a horrible use of the land, but it seems the only other alternative is to let the building sit empty until the lease runs out, correct? If our only other option is an empty building, then I'll take this. At least they are trying something new here, and this part of town could use more grocery ...
by DPatel304
14 Jun 2018 11:19
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 104
Views: 13453

Re: Trinity River Park

Thanks, that's pretty cool to hear! I wanted to eventually take some friends on a long bike through this loop, but it might make sense for me to explore it on my own beforehand just so I'm familiar with it.
by DPatel304
13 Jun 2018 19:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace West/West Village: Residential Tower (~250 FT / 23 ST) / Hilton Canopy (8 ST)
Replies: 72
Views: 13661

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

“We are excited to open this lifestyle hotel in our own backyard and give guests, locals and out-of-towners alike, a true sense of Texas hospitality,” Alan Naul, founder of The Javelin Group, said in a press release. The hotel itself will reflect Dallas culture, featuring local artwork, vintage bri...
by DPatel304
13 Jun 2018 11:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 286
Views: 39759

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Matt777 wrote:Again, people here are mixing up food court with food hall. Totally different animals.


You're definitely right, but tell that to all the people trying to market all these food courts in America as 'food halls' :D
by DPatel304
13 Jun 2018 10:00
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: World Cup 2026: Canada, US & Mexico joint bid wins right to host tournament
Replies: 1
Views: 68

World Cup 2026: Canada, US & Mexico joint bid wins right to host tournament

The 2026 World Cup will be held in the United States, Canada and Mexico after their joint bid beat Morocco's proposal to host it. The 'United 2026' bid was selected by Fifa member nations, winning 134 votes compared to 65 for Morocco. https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/44464913 This is awesome news...
by DPatel304
13 Jun 2018 09:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 286
Views: 39759

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

The tunnels are a food hall simply waiting for a little renovation and a lot of rebranding. It's the break room tens of thousands of office workers, certainly not a leisurely or relaxing meal slot. What a brilliant idea! I've always wondered how we could re-purpose these tunnels into something usef...
by DPatel304
12 Jun 2018 23:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 286
Views: 39759

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

With construction wrapping up on the redevelopment of a historic West End building, Plano-based Granite Properties is gearing up to bring a food hall destination to the ground floor of Factory Six03. The proposed 10,000-square-foot food hall could bring six to seven different dining venues and bars...
by DPatel304
12 Jun 2018 23:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 286
Views: 39759

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

I'd love to see something the size of Legacy Hall in the CBD, but it's hard when you already have a couple of food halls all competing with each other. I think, at the moment, you have the Farmer's Market and then I believe there is one in the West End's Factory Six03. The AT&T expansion will in...
by DPatel304
12 Jun 2018 19:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 336
Views: 49923

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Seems like a fair trade and win-win. Both the park and the apartment sit on better land after the swap, however, I've never actually been to this park so I could be wrong.
by DPatel304
12 Jun 2018 15:16
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike
Replies: 122
Views: 19196

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

Afterall other cities could use Dallas regulations as guidelines for their own and those companies want to make sure precedence is in their favor. It's crazy to think that Dallas could be leading the charge with anything bike related. I'm definitely not complaining, but before V-Bike showed up (whi...
by DPatel304
12 Jun 2018 15:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 99
Views: 15593

Re: Museum Tower

^Thank you for the updates, as always!
by DPatel304
11 Jun 2018 13:51
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 104
Views: 13453

Re: Trinity River Park

Sorry to get everyone's hopes up and bumping this topic, I don't have any updates regarding the Trinity River Park. I was wondering if anyone here has actually utilized the existing trails and park space as it is. I've only briefly used the trails here, so I really don't know much of anything about ...
by DPatel304
11 Jun 2018 12:28
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike
Replies: 122
Views: 19196

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

That's re-assuring to know. The last thing I wanted to happen was for Dallas to set some regulations that sent all of these companies away. If this was a collaborative effort, then this sounds like a good play. I'd imagine the city is happy, the bike share companies are happy, and it sounds like the...
by DPatel304
11 Jun 2018 10:00
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike
Replies: 122
Views: 19196

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

Meaning the existing bike share companies are all okay and on board with these changes but they want to prevent any new competitors from entering the space?

(I'm only asking for confirmation because these regulations don't seem like something the existing companies would be on board with).
by DPatel304
11 Jun 2018 00:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Masonic Temple
Replies: 9
Views: 394

Re: Masonic Temple

The East Quarter development definitely isn't wasting any time at all. I haven't really seen anything indicating we might lose this building, but, regardless, I too hope they preserve the building and turn it into something cool.
by DPatel304
10 Jun 2018 19:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DISD Administration Building
Replies: 22
Views: 2399

Re: DISD Administration Building

Oh yes, there are definitely more than what I listed, I guess I just consider them less vital to the re-urbanization of Dallas. Of that list, I'd say the Drever is another project that could end up being a disappointment. The old Albertsons in Uptown is also some prime real estate, but Uptown will b...
by DPatel304
10 Jun 2018 18:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DISD Administration Building
Replies: 22
Views: 2399

Re: DISD Administration Building

Personally, I'd only consider The Spire and also Smart City to be the only 'huge swaths of urban land' that may or may not be developed this cycle. Everything else would either be an area that is not all that important at the moment, or the land isn't really large enough to negatively effect the sur...
by DPatel304
09 Jun 2018 23:20
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike
Replies: 122
Views: 19196

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

Bike Share Regulations Are Coming — Finally According to an initial proposal from Dallas city staff Wednesday, bike operators will pay the city $776 for an initial permit and $18 per bike per year to operate in Dallas. Permit renewals will run half the initial fee — $388. That cash will pay the sal...
by DPatel304
08 Jun 2018 09:36
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 174
Views: 23203

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Ah ok, I guess I never noticed or paid attention until HQ2.
by DPatel304
07 Jun 2018 20:21
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 174
Views: 23203

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Paycom to relocate Texas operations center to Grapevine in 1,000-job move Paycom will occupy a building to be constructed on 14 acres of city property across from Kubota’s North American headquarters, the company and the Grapevine City Council announced Wednesday. The company will start with a new,...
by DPatel304
07 Jun 2018 09:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace West/West Village: Residential Tower (~250 FT / 23 ST) / Hilton Canopy (8 ST)
Replies: 72
Views: 13661

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

I get your point, however, Mutts and Rustic are relatively late additions to Uptown and, from the beginning, we knew they were temporary venues that would eventually be replaced. I do agree that not everything should be re-developed into a high-rise, but, for this specific case, I'm totally on board...
by DPatel304
06 Jun 2018 23:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace West/West Village: Residential Tower (~250 FT / 23 ST) / Hilton Canopy (8 ST)
Replies: 72
Views: 13661

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

It would be awesome if the Mutt's and the former Minyard's plot of land were re-developed at the same time.
by DPatel304
06 Jun 2018 16:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 60
Views: 4300

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

So according to this master-list (credit goes to CTroyMathis), National Anthem and PMA will open Fall of this year. Seems a bit ambitious, but, then again, they've wasted very little time in kicking off the East Quarter development. National Anthem is a restaurant going into the vintage triangular M...
by DPatel304
06 Jun 2018 16:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 6
Views: 824

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

Wow, that's a pretty helpful list. It's always hard to keep up with all the new restaurants opening up in the area. Here's another one to add to the list: cool new restaurant that has piqued the interest of its East Dallas neighborhood is ready to throw open the doors. Called Local Traveler, it's an...
by DPatel304
06 Jun 2018 00:27
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Fantasy DART Streetcar Expansion Map
Replies: 24
Views: 742

Re: Fantasy DART Streetcar Expansion Map

This is an awesome looking system, and covers pretty much everything from what I can see, nice work!
by DPatel304
05 Jun 2018 22:40
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 174
Views: 23203

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Not what I expected, but I always like to hear about more development in the south. I would eventually like to see higher paying jobs locate to this region, but, at this point in time, that's probably expecting a bit too much.
by DPatel304
05 Jun 2018 21:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 336
Views: 49923

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

^What's the difference? :)
by DPatel304
04 Jun 2018 10:50
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Old Footage of Dallas
Replies: 18
Views: 513

Re: Old Footage of Dallas

Those are fun, I wish I could walk into one of those videos and just take a look around. Oh how I wish... That definitely would be an experience to see Dallas as such a vibrant and lively city. Although, I feel like in a decade or so, Dallas will be just as (or even more) lively than before. One co...
by DPatel304
30 May 2018 21:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 306
Views: 45347

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Another event idea could be TX/OU weekend? Honestly, I wish they would change the State Fair so it didn't coincide with the game, and just turn Fair Park and Deep Ellum into one big tailgating party and also keep the party going after the game. ^ Gee, Thanks. Sincerely, Nearby Residential :-) Haha! ...
by DPatel304
30 May 2018 20:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 306
Views: 45347

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Deep Ellum should "create" a holiday event along the lines of Mardi Gras. NoLa has Mardis Gras, San Antonio has Fiesta, we should take some random historical event and turn it into an excuse to drink and party. Can we just steal the St Patty's Day parade from Greenville? It's just way too...
by DPatel304
30 May 2018 10:44
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: New Census Population Estimates
Replies: 72
Views: 8695

Re: New Census Population Estimates

Who cares? That's a tiny part of Dallas, and that much of it is less dense means that Dallas has made conscious decisions to be less dense than a suburb across 2/3s of it's landmass. The boundaries of Dallas are also not handed down by god any more than Garland or Arlington are - they represent cho...
by DPatel304
29 May 2018 16:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 306
Views: 45347

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Nice find! I've been dying to see something happen to the Lula B's space, and this looks pretty incredible. Hopefully we see more of the surface lots turn into patios or more walking space for pedestrians.
by DPatel304
29 May 2018 14:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey
Replies: 18
Views: 998

Re: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey

...ugh... I'm starting to hate the direction the Cedars is going... The HSR with it's monstrosity garage, this planned garage (1000 spaces) and the existing lots behind Alamo... What about the neighborhood? How will all these projects integrate... I saw no attempt to mask the HSR garage ( and we we...
by DPatel304
28 May 2018 15:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey
Replies: 18
Views: 998

Re: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey

tamtagon wrote:I say go for it since it'll open an iconic, signature gateway to the trinity river park.


That's what I am most looking forward to. This would be a pretty big draw to the Trinity River Park and will hopefully put more pressure on developing the area around the river more.
by DPatel304
24 May 2018 12:52
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 585
Views: 73631

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: 72
Views: 8695

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: 585
Views: 73631

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: 2507

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...

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