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by DPatel304
07 Dec 2018 21:17
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 182
Views: 25357

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: 34743

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: 182
Views: 25357

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: 163
Views: 31480

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: 182
Views: 25357

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: 182
Views: 25357

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: 7557

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: 676

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: 676

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: 676

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: 24040

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: 24040

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: 235
Views: 39149

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: 206

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: 1725

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: 206

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: 19643

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: 235
Views: 39149

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: 151

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: 52359

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: 34
Views: 3532

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: 34
Views: 3532

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: 373

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: 268
Views: 44638

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: 94
Views: 16963

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: 950
Views: 143579

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: 950
Views: 143579

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: 94
Views: 16963

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...
by DPatel304
20 Nov 2018 18:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Mockingbird Station
Replies: 51
Views: 9871

Re: Dallas Mockingbird Station

R1070 wrote:There is so much property near DART lines tied up to parking it's sad.


So what is the deal with that. Is DART simply waiting until there is enough demand to build high-density development? If that is the case, I fully support that strategy. Or is there something else here that I am missing?
by DPatel304
19 Nov 2018 23:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Mockingbird Station
Replies: 51
Views: 9871

Re: Dallas Mockingbird Station

I'll take it. Nothing spectacular, but more density around DART stations is always a good thing.
by DPatel304
19 Nov 2018 16:43
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Urban Farming
Replies: 5
Views: 708

Re: Urban Farming

^Very cool. I'm not as familiar with this part of the metroplex, but it's cool to see what they are doing there, and I might have to venture over there to check out the cafe. I briefly looked at the article, but, when they say 'urban farm', they are just a standard farm close to the city, correct? W...
by DPatel304
19 Nov 2018 11:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 135
Views: 27884

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

The question is who driving this activation of Marilla? Who is funding it? From what I have seen City Hall is pushing it and Downtown Dallas Inc is but is Hoque Global/KDC? It does seem like a random project for City Hall to just pull out of its back pocket and support. Downtown Dallas Inc is also ...
by DPatel304
16 Nov 2018 13:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel
Replies: 86
Views: 20582

Re: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel

That's really reassuring to hear. Honestly, when this was announced, it was one of my most anticipated developments. Of course, that was a while ago, and so much has happened in Dallas since then, that this was has quickly become something I care very little about. I'll admit, I know next to nothing...
by DPatel304
16 Nov 2018 10:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 374
Views: 75137

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Nora is moving from Lower Greenville to the Exxir Bishop Arts development. Middle Eastern and South Asian food is sorely lacking in Bishop Arts, so I think this will do well. Beloved Lower Greenville Eatery Nora Will Move to the Bishop Arts District https://dallas.eater.com/2018/10/2/17927612/nora-...
by DPatel304
16 Nov 2018 00:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 135
Views: 27884

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

Join us on Friday, November 16th for food, live music and art at the #MarillaMakeover Grand Opening! This event is a follow up to June’s Marilla to Market Walk. An introduction and remarks at City Hall Plaza will kick off the event at 11am. Afterwards, DDI and Planning and Urban Design will lead a ...
by DPatel304
15 Nov 2018 16:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 19
Views: 1310

Re: The Link at Uptown

Kaizen plans to demolish an existing office building that sits on the site next summer, and deliver The Link in late 2021.


The article says they won't demolish the existing building until Summer 2019, so the 2021 completion date makes sense with that in mind.
by DPatel304
15 Nov 2018 13:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Terminal- Fitzhugh @ Katy Trail (Condos + Retail/Office)
Replies: 13
Views: 787

Re: The Terminal- Fitzhugh @ Katy Trail (Condos + Retail/Office)

Wow, this one looks incredible! I know many people are all about keeping the trail as a trail, but, honestly, I like seeing more development occurring on the trail. I agree, the Beauna Vista area is lovely, and in a great location right between Knox and Uptown. I'm guessing we'll see a lot more deve...
by DPatel304
15 Nov 2018 12:53
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Deck the Plaza (Nov 30th): Tree Lighting Ceremony at City Hall
Replies: 0
Views: 158

Deck the Plaza (Nov 30th): Tree Lighting Ceremony at City Hall

VisitDallas and the City of Dallas have collaborated on Deck the Plaza, a free holiday celebration taking place on November 30 which will feature the official illumination of City Hall Plaza, including the lighting of a 40-foot tree. This is the first time the city will host such a celebration, but...
by DPatel304
15 Nov 2018 12:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 19
Views: 1310

Re: The Link at Uptown

Nice find! I keep hoping that new development in this area will help link Uptown/Harwood/Victory Park together, but it just seems like the roads here are too wide and cars drive too fast for that to ever happen.

Either way, this is still good news regardless.
by DPatel304
15 Nov 2018 10:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 950
Views: 143579

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

It sounds like we understand the talent situation in DC and NYC, but I guess I don't know enough about why the operations center went to Nashville. That would've been a great consolation prize for Dallas, especially if it resulted in new construction south of City Hall and a much more manageable 5,...
by DPatel304
14 Nov 2018 17:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 950
Views: 143579

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

It is definitely not worth it. That is a huge price for a corporation that is swimming in cash and probably one of the best positioned companies in the world that could easily make this happen without the huge payout. I can't wait to see how this plays out. But if you're going to pay to have a comp...
by DPatel304
13 Nov 2018 17:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 950
Views: 143579

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Just to play devil's advocate, lets look at some grossly oversimplified numbers to get a ballpark of what this may actually look like. 25,000 jobs Assume an average of $150k/yr for each employee with 80% of that ($120k) of taxable AGI At that income level the combined NY state and city average tax ...
by DPatel304
13 Nov 2018 14:18
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: China Lesso Group Mixed-Use Development
Replies: 13
Views: 1071

Re: Frisco: China Lesso Group Mixed-Use Development

It seems like it was a group of investors not familiar with the are that wanted to develop a mall, looked for cheap land in Frisco near a highway and just decided to build there without extra thought. All the growth happening this far north just feels like it's from people hoping this area will bec...
by DPatel304
13 Nov 2018 11:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)
Replies: 17
Views: 2120

Re: Victory Park: The Victor (~453FT / 39ST)

Thanks for the pictures! I'm glad to hear they are wasting no time on this one.
by DPatel304
13 Nov 2018 09:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 950
Views: 143579

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I'm amazed at the massive incentives New York threw at them. That is CRAZY money! For a city like NYC, I really don't understand why they throw around cash as much as they do. If i'm not mistaken, they spend far more on incentives to business than Texas does. I highly doubt we were going to touch t...
by DPatel304
13 Nov 2018 09:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 950
Views: 143579

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

So glad this nonsense is finally over. I did want them to come here, but if they had their eyes set on DC and NYC, then we had no chance in hell at winning them over.
by DPatel304
08 Nov 2018 22:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 109
Views: 17612

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

A New Irish Pub Debuts in the Dallas Arts District Next Week In what may finally be a successful venture in a troubled spot, a new Irish pub is about to open at One Arts Plaza. Called The Playwright Irish Pub, it's going into the space most previously occupied by Proof + Pantry. It's from Alan Kear...
by DPatel304
08 Nov 2018 21:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 950
Views: 143579

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Site selector: Dallas never had a chance to win HQ2 https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2018/11/08/ite-selector-dallas-never-had-a-chance-to-win-hq2.html Basically just an article re-iterating stuff we have already heard over and over. Some arguments for DFW, and some against, but nothing has b...
by DPatel304
08 Nov 2018 17:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 268
Views: 44638

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

I would have def preferred Sam Martin take the Cafe Express space than the rec center they built on the old MAC land. Yeah, that would have made so much sense. I hope their current location works out for them, but it just feels so hidden. Even when you're walking down McKinney Ave., it doesn't exac...
by DPatel304
08 Nov 2018 12:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 455
Views: 73422

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Big D NYE won't return in 2018 For the fourth consecutive year, Big D NYE is "on hiatus," confirms event executive director Jim Glass. The New Year's Eve celebration that took place at the doorstep of American Airlines Center, in Dallas' Victory Park, will not take place on Dec. 31, 2018....

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