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by DPatel304
17 Dec 2018 23:00
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 243
Views: 40614

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Law firm says it's 'here for the long-run' as it expands Dallas office The law firm is expanding to more than 43,000 square feet in Chase Tower, a 55-story skyscraper in downtown. The expansion includes adding another floor of space, which will encompass offices and client rooms. https://www.bizjou...
by DPatel304
16 Dec 2018 22:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: San Martín (former The MAC location)
Replies: 39
Views: 9970

Re: Uptown Dallas: San Martín (former The MAC location)

You're welcome! I'm still a bit disappointed/confused with the location of this building. One of the staff members at the restaurant had told us that getting this place open was a four year long process (which sounds about right), so, I suppose four years ago McKinney Ave seemed like a no-brainer. I...
by DPatel304
16 Dec 2018 14:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: San Martín (former The MAC location)
Replies: 39
Views: 9970

Re: Uptown Dallas: San Martín (former The MAC location)

https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/48333181_10101073267791487_940311256131174400_o.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-2.xx&oh=602ad1b5f12f8f0f3b66a43ea6a7e8bb&oe=5CA2B391 https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/48414671_10101073267846377_8915705872831741952_o.jpg?_nc_...
by DPatel304
15 Dec 2018 14:59
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 196
Views: 26637

Re: Trinity River Park

Thank you so much for doing taking those pictures!

I'm really liking this plan, but, as with anything involving the Trinity, still highly skeptical.
by DPatel304
14 Dec 2018 14:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 974
Views: 149162

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Wow, those renderings are insane. Definitely pie in the sky, although, given enough time, it certainly wouldn't be out of the question to see Dallas look like that (perhaps 15-20 years down the line). The only part of the renderings that I am having a hard time with is the dense, cluster of office t...
by DPatel304
14 Dec 2018 13:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 337
Views: 64044

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Tnexster wrote:Maybe we can have a forum pizza party when they open. This will be just a couple blocks from work, can't wait for all the new options along Ross.


Yes, that's a good idea. Would be nice to meet people from the forum, and it would be a good way to support local business in urban Dallas too.
by DPatel304
14 Dec 2018 10:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)
Replies: 198
Views: 44451

Re: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)

Uptown is a part of downtown, KWPark wasn't needed to update the definition, but is equally convenient to bridge acceptance of a growing downtown area. I think I've seen articles reference places like Uptown and Victory Park as being part of the "Greater Downtown" area, which is the termi...
by DPatel304
13 Dec 2018 22:26
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 22
Views: 3904

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

Apple plans to build a $1 billion campus in Austin that could bring up to 15,000 new jobs, solidifying Texas as the tech giant's main employment hub outside of California. Wow, I had no idea this would be such a huge campus. The article notes that Apple already has 6,000 employees in Austin, so I'm...
by DPatel304
13 Dec 2018 21:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 974
Views: 149162

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

As of right now, Seattle has one North-South LRT line, from Sea-tac to UW. They're developing a new line to the east and extensions to the north & south. There's also a commuter line running N-S, but it's heavily weighted toward commuters going into downtown. Thanks to the Seattle Process, the ...
by DPatel304
13 Dec 2018 19:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 974
Views: 149162

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Keep in mind that Seattle is relatively new to the rail-based transit game - They've only had light rail/streetcars for a decade or so, and Amazon's Seattle campus is only connected to the streetcar. Seattle is still a bus-first transit city, so I'd have a hard time taking them seriously if they sa...
by DPatel304
13 Dec 2018 17:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 974
Views: 149162

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I never understood proposals such as this one, or ones along the Cotton Belt line. For a company that emphasized how important public transit is, I couldn't see them seriously considering a location out in the suburbs with one proposed station. Even if it wasn't a proposed station and it did exist, ...
by DPatel304
13 Dec 2018 13:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 111
Views: 14069

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Dialexa cofounder Scott Harper said the company will more than double its offices with the new East Quarter lease. "We've been down in that area for maybe five years prior to the current project," Harper said. "We love the area. "We looked around to see what else was out there a...
by DPatel304
13 Dec 2018 10:37
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 243
Views: 40614

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Not to be too greedy, but I so wish this was happening in DFW. https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/13/tech/apple-campus-austin-texas/index.html Haha.. I'd say that is a little too greedy :D Good for Austin though, that's definitely a big win for them. Obviously I'd like to see more companies come to DFW, b...
by DPatel304
13 Dec 2018 10:29
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 196
Views: 26637

Re: Trinity River Park

Here are some photos from the event. It definitely seems like they are intentionally not releasing any high quality renderings for a reason. I really just want to see a high quality version of the park, so I can actually read the text, but I'm guessing it's not being released for a reason: https://w...
by DPatel304
12 Dec 2018 11:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 272
Views: 46239

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Healthy Flower Child chain plants a new restaurant in Uptown Dallas A hugely popular healthy restaurant chain is coming to the center of the universe, IE Uptown Dallas: Flower Child, the happy-healthy restaurant concept from Arizona-based Fox Restaurant Group, will unfurl its latest location in Upt...
by DPatel304
12 Dec 2018 11:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor
Replies: 124
Views: 25266

Re: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor

Is there potential for a 'cluster' of bars on Ross Ave? I've only been a couple of times, but everything feels a little too spread out there to really develop much of a nightlife.
by DPatel304
11 Dec 2018 18:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor
Replies: 124
Views: 25266

Re: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor

Dallas bar from hot Deep Ellum team blows up patio and cocktails on tap Is December the right time to break out patio news? In Dallas, yes, where patios are relevant 24-7 — especially when the patio is as major as the one you'll find at Toller Patio Bar, an exciting new venture from the team behind...
by DPatel304
11 Dec 2018 15:26
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike
Replies: 149
Views: 29219

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

Interesting. I have seen these in Austin, but didn't realize they were electric. I know the bikes get a lot of hate, but I am glad to see another attempt at bringing bike share to Dallas. Yes it was messy the first time around, but it got people out of their cars and onto the streets, and also paved...
by DPatel304
11 Dec 2018 11:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 272
Views: 46239

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

https://www.facebook.com/sanmartindallas/photos/a.211357892923235/319151908810499/?type=3&theater https://www.facebook.com/sanmartindallas/photos/a.211357892923235/319151165477240/?type=3&theater FWIW, their Facebook page just posted three posts mentioning they are opening soon in Dallas. S...
by DPatel304
11 Dec 2018 00:03
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 196
Views: 26637

Re: Trinity River Park

Here is a more critical article on the latest renderings: https://www.dallasobserver.com/news/van-valkenburgh-park-plan-for-trinity-river-in-dallas-neglects-the-river-11407004 The article criticizes the plan for being too artificial and likens it to 'six flags', which seems odd to me. From what I've...
by DPatel304
10 Dec 2018 16:57
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 196
Views: 26637

Re: Trinity River Park

https://dallasnews.imgix.net/1544050503-harold-simmons-park-plan-WEST-OVERLOOK.jpg https://dallasnews.imgix.net/1544050506-harold-simmons-park-plan-EAST-SIDE.jpg https://dallasnews.imgix.net/1544050498-harold-simmons-park-plan-FLOODPLAIN.jpg I believe this is all we have been shown right now. Looks...
by DPatel304
10 Dec 2018 12:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District 1.0
Replies: 42
Views: 4059

Re: Design District 1.0

"Twenty five years from now the best condo site in Dallas will be at the dead end of Oak Lawn Avenue on the Trinity River levee," Ablon said. "You are going to looking over the new Harold Simmons park and the Calatrava bridges and downtown. I absolutely agree with this prediction. I'...
by DPatel304
07 Dec 2018 21:17
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 196
Views: 26637

Re: Trinity River Park

Yeah I figured as much, and that makes complete sense. Thanks!
by DPatel304
07 Dec 2018 20:35
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 180
Views: 35763

Re: DFW Economy

Thanks for sharing! I've probably said this numerous times already, but I really do think this next decade is DFW's time to shine. The last 10-15 years, we sorta shared the spotlight with Austin and Houston, but things are really coming together for DFW, and I think we will perform noticeably better...
by DPatel304
07 Dec 2018 20:33
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 196
Views: 26637

Re: Trinity River Park

Thanks for the article. Random question, but is there any specific reason why, when talking about the park, the boundaries are always in between the Pedestrian Bridge and I-30? I'm just curious. I realize even just that portion is massive and turning it into a park is a huge project, but further up ...
by DPatel304
07 Dec 2018 13:23
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 164
Views: 32444

Re: DFW Airport

According to a new report from Reuters, Amazon is looking at several top U.S. airports for potential locations for its cashier-free Go stores. The service cites public request records from airport operators suggesting meetings with the head of the retail service. Both the San Jose and Los Angeles a...
by DPatel304
07 Dec 2018 11:08
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 196
Views: 26637

Re: Trinity River Park

Did anyone attend the reveal last night? I was hoping there would be more information released after it, but I'm not seeing anything.
by DPatel304
06 Dec 2018 12:22
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 196
Views: 26637

Re: Trinity River Park

The plan looks great to me! For once we seem to have a realistic project with a realistic timeline, so I'm a bit more optimistic than usual. Among the most significant design elements to be introduced is a series of new pedestrian bridges that will link east to west, providing low-altitude views and...
by DPatel304
05 Dec 2018 17:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower
Replies: 43
Views: 7776

Re: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower

Also, Concrete and Clutch have signed leases for new spaces not in Uptown. So I wonder if that site down the street is getting closer to getting redeveloped. Wow, this is news to me. Any chance we know where and when they are moving? I've been waiting for this to happen for sometime. I don't partic...
by DPatel304
05 Dec 2018 16:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Most Exciting Project?
Replies: 20
Views: 784

Re: Most Exciting Project?

I remember when The Drever (formerly 'The Olympic') was on our previous 'most exciting' list. Though, I totally get why it has fallen down the list. Haha, yeah. Even if it weren't for all the mishaps and roadblocks along the way, it still wouldn't be on my list, simply because there is so much else...
by DPatel304
05 Dec 2018 13:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Most Exciting Project?
Replies: 20
Views: 784

Re: Most Exciting Project?

clcrash19 wrote:when is the discovery district and east quarter scheduled completions? and are they in phases?


Both should be completed late 2019, and neither of them are phased projects. Although, once the East Quarter is 'complete', there will still be plenty of available land to re-develop in the future.
by DPatel304
05 Dec 2018 11:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Most Exciting Project?
Replies: 20
Views: 784

Re: Most Exciting Project?

Out of the projects currently in progress, it's really hard for me to pick between the following: - East Quarter - Discovery District Personally, I am way more interested in watching the East Quarter development, as I really think that will end up being a very cool part of town in the next 5-10 year...
by DPatel304
05 Dec 2018 09:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 132
Views: 24764

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

Kelley USA wrote:I wouldn't really mind seeing the building where the Den was torn down. That thing is a dump!


Yes, absolutely! That building has been standing there for far too long.
by DPatel304
05 Dec 2018 09:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 132
Views: 24764

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

Good find!

The half block at Boll Street and McKinney is occupied by several small buildings.


It says there are several smaller buildings, which makes me think maybe it's the other side of Boll and not the former Idle Rich block. Who knows though, it's not very clear.
by DPatel304
04 Dec 2018 12:07
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 243
Views: 40614

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

It would be nice if McKesson did the same as Toyota. I'd love to get HP Enterprise in a downtown Perot Skyscraper. I do feel like DFW still has a lot going for it, so perhaps we will see a second influx of corporate relocations. Even though we didn't win HQ2, it certainly put us on the map for sure...
by DPatel304
04 Dec 2018 11:31
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: Dallas may get XFL franchise
Replies: 9
Views: 269

Re: Dallas may get XFL franchise

Guess I was mistaken, seems people are more interested in this than I thought. Well, in that case, hope it does well! I have a feeling they will struggle this time around as well, but, this time, McMahon is prepared for that and is likely willing to continue to throw money at this to keep it afloat ...
by DPatel304
04 Dec 2018 10:43
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: The Cedars: Old City Park & Dallas Heritage Village
Replies: 16
Views: 1776

Re: The Cedars: Old City Park & Dallas Heritage Village

I only recently found out about Dallas Heritage Village a year or two ago, and I keep saying I'll try and go to this event. I'm not sure if I will make it out this year, but thanks for sharing!
by DPatel304
02 Dec 2018 14:45
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: Dallas may get XFL franchise
Replies: 9
Views: 269

Re: Dallas may get XFL franchise

Haha.. wow. This is going to be an even bigger failure the second time around. I'm curious to see if they are going to do anything differently this time around, or if they are just hoping a second attempt will somehow work out for them. They were in a much better position to do this the first time a...
by DPatel304
02 Dec 2018 14:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Parking Garages
Replies: 114
Views: 20180

Re: Parking Garages

On another note, aren't many of these newer garages designed to be later transformed into liveable spaces? If they are, I haven't heard a single thing about that. I've been saying for a while that this should be the standard, but, to my knowledge, I've only seen examples of this in other bigger cit...
by DPatel304
30 Nov 2018 22:31
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 243
Views: 40614

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Awesome news. This is a pretty big win for sure!
by DPatel304
30 Nov 2018 12:13
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: Dallas (ex-White Rock) Marathon eyeing name change
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: Dallas (ex-White Rock) Marathon eyeing name change

Dallas will never be considered a world class marathon simply because of topography. The number one feature of the Big Four (Berlin, London, Chicago and Tokyo) is that they are flat and fast. The Dallas course is way too hilly. Compare https://www.bmwdallasmarathon.com/marathon/wp-content/uploads/2...
by DPatel304
28 Nov 2018 16:34
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 316
Views: 53949

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

The article says this about the fares:
Texas Central has not revealed with a Dallas to Houston ticket will cost but a spokesman said it will be competitive with airline fares.
by DPatel304
28 Nov 2018 12:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District 1.0
Replies: 42
Views: 4059

Re: Design District 1.0

Thanks! I was trying to find a good angle on that structure. So I guess the article is just referring to that existing pedestrian bridge. I was kinda hoping something was going to be built. I have not seen or used this existing one, so maybe it is good enough, it just doesn't look particularly invit...
by DPatel304
28 Nov 2018 11:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District 1.0
Replies: 42
Views: 4059

Re: Design District 1.0

A pedestrian bridge will connect the hotel to the adjoining Trinity Strand Trail and restaurants and retail in the Design District. He said construction on the project should wrap up next summer. Sounds like they will be finished with this one pretty quickly, and I really like that they are adding ...
by DPatel304
27 Nov 2018 22:47
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Over Dallas - 11/25/2018
Replies: 7
Views: 455

Re: Over Dallas - 11/25/2018

Great shots! It's crazy to see all the available land in the CBD from this view point. great photos from a commercial flight! thanks. Uptown definitely has given DTD a run for it's money in terms of density and full lots. True, but I see this as a good thing. Dallas has matured so much since Uptown ...
by DPatel304
27 Nov 2018 17:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 272
Views: 46239

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

I stopped in one time for drinks, but never had a chance to eat there. It looked like a decent enough place, but, for the location, I think something more casual and less approachable will be so much better. In fact, the immediate area should have a nice little cluster of more approachable dining cl...
by DPatel304
27 Nov 2018 12:30
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 98
Views: 17707

Re: Downtown Progress

Is work being done on the old Sol Irlandes building? I was downtown on Sunday, and realized how dead it felt not having this building and patio active there anymore. It's crazy that so many projects have been completed, but because they're not contiguous, downtown still doesn't feel as vibrant as i...
by DPatel304
26 Nov 2018 14:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 974
Views: 149162

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

If Houston isn't building to spec, then what is their secret? I'm not familiar with their city, but, from what I've seen, they seem to be lagging behind Dallas in most ways, and were hit the hardest during the recent downturn in the oil industry.
by DPatel304
26 Nov 2018 09:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 974
Views: 149162

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

In comparison to Downtown Dallas, there isn’t more demand in Downtown Houston to add more office space. As of July, office vacancy has increased to over 28% in downtown Houston (highest in over 20 years). I would say developers in downtown Dallas are just more risk averse in comparison to Houston. ...
by DPatel304
21 Nov 2018 11:51
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 98
Views: 17707

Re: Downtown Progress

Oh wow! What an interesting idea, thanks for sharing! I'm really curious to see what these units are like. I remember hearing about these live-work centers in other major cities, it just didn't seem like something that would come to Dallas anytime soon, but I'm glad this company sounds like it found...

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