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by itsjrd1964
07 Dec 2019 10:51
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 223
Views: 52164

Re: I-345

And in 2050 wonder how Plano passed Dallas in population... :-) Plano has recently reduced the land footprint of it's two potential highway-style intersections to be forever boulevards, and the excess land around Spring Creek Parkway that was sold has already been developed. Which intersections are...
by itsjrd1964
06 Dec 2019 08:41
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Hunt Realty, AT&T partner on lighting up Reunion Tower for New Year's Eve
Replies: 7
Views: 3512

Re: Hunt Realty, AT&T partner on lighting up Reunion Tower for New Year's Eve

IIRR, much of the coverage of those that got on TV last year was a combo-meal of Texas Live! and Trinity Groves. There were musical interludes that I think were at Texas Live! also.
by itsjrd1964
04 Dec 2019 08:45
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 222
Views: 72196

Re: DFW Airport

DFW is looking into the future of retail/restaurants on the non-secured side of terminals there. Apparently the spots on the secured side are performing much better than those located before the security checkpoints.

https://www.star-telegram.com/news/busi ... 14924.html
by itsjrd1964
03 Dec 2019 10:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Preston/Royal
Replies: 1
Views: 256

North Dallas: Preston/Royal

One of the iconic retail corners of North Dallas, Preston/Royal has sadly taken on a new look: that of tornado victim. Now it's been determined that a good part of the southeast corner will have to be torn down. Affected spaces include: * Celebrity Cafe * Fish City Grill * Francesca's * Gap * The Ge...
by itsjrd1964
02 Dec 2019 12:46
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 203
Views: 55418

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

When I drive by I almost always see people in there but it might take a while to get significant traction. I know KW wasn't packed right away. I think they should have made the children’s area larger - there are 4 swings and a teeter totter, and that’s basically it for the kids. Could that part of ...
by itsjrd1964
02 Dec 2019 12:42
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 968
Views: 284662

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

If Verizon is doing this much office for themselves, could they be wanting, now or later, to move their HQ here?
by itsjrd1964
30 Nov 2019 11:29
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Harwood Park
Replies: 5
Views: 3061

Re: Downtown: Harwood Park

willyk wrote:I noticed a sign on a building on Young St at the site that said Demo Delay. I wonder what’s up with that.


Could it be a utility issue? Or mold and/or asbestos?

Funny how too many demos here happen before we realize them, while others get the hurry-up-and-wait treatment.
by itsjrd1964
26 Nov 2019 14:35
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 302
Views: 90240

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Not sure when this was installed, but Union Station has lights embedded in the platform that blink red when a train is approaching. Wonder if they plan on installing these elsewhere or just at the TRE transfer points. Unknown.jpeg I wonder how much of this LED light addition is an ADA-related thing...
by itsjrd1964
22 Nov 2019 14:49
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Rhome/Newark: Rolling V Ranch development
Replies: 0
Views: 261

Rhome/Newark: Rolling V Ranch development

A 3400-acre tract in Wise County just off US 287 and just south of TX 114 between Rhome and Newark will be the site of a new development that will eventually have 10,000 homes, as well as 800 acres of open space and parks. There will be 3 miles' worth of frontage on US 287, which will likely be prom...
by itsjrd1964
22 Nov 2019 14:19
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Star-Telegram cutting Saturday issues
Replies: 1
Views: 206

Star-Telegram cutting Saturday issues

The Fort Worth paper will issue bigger editions on Fridays and Sundays, in lieu of no Saturday issues. This takes effect in late February.

https://www.star-telegram.com/news/busi ... 32789.html
by itsjrd1964
21 Nov 2019 02:19
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 90
Views: 28328

Re: Fair Park

Renovations underway at buildings in Fair Park

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... -park.html
by itsjrd1964
21 Nov 2019 02:00
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 222
Views: 72196

Re: DFW Airport

The DBJ looks at the top 10 international destinations not served non-stop from DFW. Interesting list, but apparently all require a connecting flight from here.

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... outes.html
by itsjrd1964
20 Nov 2019 19:20
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 968
Views: 284662

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

I know there are a bunch of new ones coming online but on the other side of this, are any older hotels dropping out of contention as this new product shows up? AFAIK, none of the major sections of the DFW metro have lost any hotels to getting older or run down, mostly it seems to be the older or no...
by itsjrd1964
17 Nov 2019 09:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Virgin Hotel
Replies: 131
Views: 54558

Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

According to this, there will be--but on a 4th floor rooftop area, not the top of the building.

https://virginhotels.com/dallas/dine-an ... 17151830:s
by itsjrd1964
15 Nov 2019 22:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Virgin Hotel
Replies: 131
Views: 54558

Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

According to this article, the Virgin Hotel will open December 15.

http://www.dallasnews.com/business/real ... ls-dallas/
by itsjrd1964
15 Nov 2019 22:01
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 203
Views: 55418

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Sometimes we get it right: Pacific Plaza Park is a victory for downtown Dallas

http://www.dallasnews.com/arts-entertai ... wn-dallas/
by itsjrd1964
14 Nov 2019 22:37
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Cedar Hill Development
Replies: 6
Views: 3480

Re: Cedar Hill Development

Fuel City expands taco and gas empire to Cedar Hill

https://www.dallasnews.com/food/restair ... edar-hill/
by itsjrd1964
14 Nov 2019 22:02
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Vonlane luxury bus service
Replies: 2
Views: 604

Vonlane luxury bus service

Luxury bus service Vonlane accelerates Dallas-to-Oklahoma City route after Southwest Airlines drops nonstop flights

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/loc ... e-in-2020/
by itsjrd1964
13 Nov 2019 06:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown: Dual Brand Hilton Tower / Oak Grove & Hall
Replies: 22
Views: 2671

Re: Uptown: Dual Brand Hilton Tower / Oak Grove & Hall

Motto is one of Hilton's newest brands. Spark is not listed on their website, but according to a bit more digging, Hilton has been testing aspects of Spark at various Doubletree properties in other cities (not here). They don't come out and say that any or all of those Doubletree hotels will flip to...
by itsjrd1964
12 Nov 2019 04:07
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 410
Views: 111537

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

AllianceRX Walgreens Prime, which is a collaborative venture between Prime Therapeutics and Walgreens, is moving their Irving operation to a place off Harry Hines in NW Dallas, west of Love Field. There will be a call center and delivery operations there. http://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-esta...
by itsjrd1964
12 Nov 2019 03:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Park Lane/NCX Development
Replies: 7
Views: 4885

Re: Park Lane/NCX Development

The Shops at Park Lane plans to carve up a big empty space Dick's Sporting Goods has left the building. They are moving into a former Toys R Us spot up north on the service road near Best Buy. The Shops' owners plan a new facade and will repurpose the space with multiple tenants. Elsewhere in the c...
by itsjrd1964
08 Nov 2019 22:42
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 329
Views: 105348

Re: Legacy West

Plush Plano apartment tower is opening in Legacy West At 29 stories, it's the tallest building in the Legacy Area, and all of Plano. Comes with a $13,500/month penthouse, if you like ;) https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/11/08/plush-plano-apartment-tower-is-opening-in-legacy-west/
by itsjrd1964
08 Nov 2019 22:33
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: Arlington: Globe Life Park
Replies: 0
Views: 444

Arlington: Globe Life Park

Arlington’s old Rangers stadium is hunting new tenants Even though the XFL's Dallas Renegades will be playing there, the city wants to explore mixed uses for other parts of the complex after the Rangers move across the street. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/11/08/arlingtons-ol...
by itsjrd1964
08 Nov 2019 22:29
Forum: The Airports
Topic: McKinney National Airport
Replies: 0
Views: 430

McKinney National Airport

McKinney Airport gets $15 million to extend runway

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/air ... nd-runway/
by itsjrd1964
07 Nov 2019 22:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Sheraton Hotel
Replies: 39
Views: 9319

Re: Downtown Dallas: Sheraton Hotel

Multimillion dollar renovations are finished at Sheraton Dallas

http://www.dallasnews.com/business/real ... on-dallas/
by itsjrd1964
07 Nov 2019 22:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 629
Views: 209949

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Dallas is on its way to becoming Bowling Central, with another new bowling restaurant concept coming to town. Called Punch Bowl Social, it's a Denver-based chain that has claimed a prized location in a long unoccupied space at the corner of Main Street and Good Latimer Freeway, where it will combin...
by itsjrd1964
07 Nov 2019 12:38
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 281
Views: 94954

Re: Silver Line

This article, which focuses primarily on projects affecting Addison Airport, later brings up the start of plans being made by the city to look into further development along and near the upcoming DART Silver Line. Nothing concrete as of yet, but retail, a food hall, and residential were some of the ...
by itsjrd1964
07 Nov 2019 12:26
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Addison Airport
Replies: 2
Views: 1759

Re: Addison Airport

A Houston-based firm is planning the construction of 4 new hangars on the airport's SE side, along Addison Road. Also, a new US Customs facility, as well as new airport headquarters offices are in the works. All 3 projects are due for completion by the end of next year. https://www.dallasnews.com/bu...
by itsjrd1964
07 Nov 2019 06:50
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Mesquite: misc. developments
Replies: 4
Views: 2814

Re: Mesquite: misc. developments

Massive mixed-use project and industrial park coming to Mesquite Spradley Farms will be located at I-20/FM 2757 in Kaufman County between Forney and Crandall. It will have over 2000 single-family homes, plus retail, open space/parks, and more on 652 acres. No timelines were mentioned, but the proje...
by itsjrd1964
06 Nov 2019 07:37
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Stonebriar Centre mall
Replies: 18
Views: 5456

Re: Frisco: Stonebriar Centre mall

Amazon opens a 4-star store in Frisco's Stonebriar Centre, one of six in the U.S.

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/ret ... ar-centre/
by itsjrd1964
03 Nov 2019 09:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Mockingbird Station
Replies: 104
Views: 33298

Re: Dallas Mockingbird Station

Hope this link works. Construction has begun for Eastline 28-story Apt tower here is the rendering. https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2019/10/28/mockingbird-station.html?ana=TRUEANTHEMFB_DA&utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=5db829f48021ed000132a9d4&utm_medium...
by itsjrd1964
30 Oct 2019 18:28
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction
Replies: 114
Views: 33268

Re: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction

I can't see the whole article (paywall), but before it blacks out I was able to read that the project reduces the highway's footprint. Looking at the documents I can find on line, the only footprint reduction I see is the removal of the Cesar Chavez ramps. Is that what they are referring to? (It do...
by itsjrd1964
30 Oct 2019 18:00
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Southwest Airlines
Replies: 28
Views: 11738

Re: Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines' Dallas headquarters expansion to come online next fall

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... nsion.html
by itsjrd1964
30 Oct 2019 12:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 232
Views: 88284

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

D visits the Royal Blue at Trammell Crow Center, as well as CiboDivino at Bryan Tower.

https://www.dmagazine.com/food-drink/20 ... n-options/
by itsjrd1964
30 Oct 2019 00:58
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Farmers Branch: news/development
Replies: 8
Views: 2681

Re: Farmers Branch: news/development

More apartments on the way in Farmers Branch near Galleria

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... -galleria/
by itsjrd1964
28 Oct 2019 13:43
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Southwest Airlines
Replies: 28
Views: 11738

Re: Southwest Airlines

Southwest Airlines making major expansion to pilot training building in Dallas

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/air ... in-dallas/
by itsjrd1964
28 Oct 2019 13:39
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Grapevine: misc. developments
Replies: 3
Views: 2154

Re: Grapevine: misc. developments

Grapevine’s coming-soon Hotel Vin will have a food hall inside called Harvest Hall A transit-oriented development at Grapevine's TexRail station not only will have a hotel (and apartments and a clock tower) but also a food hall. Harvest Hall will have 7 food spaces, 2 bars, and event space. Hotel V...
by itsjrd1964
28 Oct 2019 11:39
Forum: The Airports
Topic: American Airlines
Replies: 23
Views: 8531

Re: American Airlines

American Airlines is adding a nonstop from DFW to New Zealand

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/air ... -from-dfw/
by itsjrd1964
27 Oct 2019 12:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Fort Worth: Dickies Arena
Replies: 21
Views: 3863

Re: Fort Worth: Dickies Arena

One of the last additions to Dickies Arena was 2 mosaic-style murals at each end of the building. https://www.fox4news.com/news/dickies-arena-unveils-2-colorful-western-themed-murals An open house for the arena was held on Saturday (includes video). https://www.fox4news.com/news/new-dickies-arena-se...
by itsjrd1964
25 Oct 2019 22:36
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Storm street closures & signal outages
Replies: 1
Views: 493

Re: Storm street closures & signal outages

Here's another link to a webapp with a map of closures updated each day:
https://dallasgis.maps.arcgs.com/apps/w ... 6f9cf15d3e
by itsjrd1964
25 Oct 2019 15:39
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: The Star
Replies: 33
Views: 13543

Re: Frisco: The Star

Wahlburgers, the burger chain from Mark and Donnie Wahlberg (and another brother who is a chef) is set to open next week at The Star.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/ ... ar-AAJl9eY
by itsjrd1964
25 Oct 2019 09:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: TC Area: 2727 Turtle Creek Blvd
Replies: 24
Views: 8456

Re: TC Area: 2727 Turtle Creek Blvd

Which part of the complex would the hotel be in?
by itsjrd1964
24 Oct 2019 20:00
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Storm street closures & signal outages
Replies: 1
Views: 493

Storm street closures & signal outages

The City of Dallas is posting regular updates regarding street closures and traffic signal outages since the October 20 tornado. As of 6pm October 24: * 11 traffic signals are on and flashing * 60 have lost communication * 40 of the 60 have no power Meanwhile, these links list the latest street clos...
by itsjrd1964
20 Oct 2019 13:53
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Dallas Public Works: street project list
Replies: 0
Views: 561

Dallas Public Works: street project list

The link is to a list of new/ongoing street projects in the city, divided up by council district. This is the first of several quarterly releases of street project data during the city's 2020 fiscal year.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/17dm0id ... sp=sharing
by itsjrd1964
20 Oct 2019 11:12
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction
Replies: 114
Views: 33268

Re: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction

If they're going to be discontinuous, they probably shouldn't have them at all.
by itsjrd1964
20 Oct 2019 11:05
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 366
Views: 127975

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Glad to see this moving along but still painfull that it will only take you to the perimeter of Houston and not directly downtown. I wonder if there is any chance that there could be a future extension from the perimeter to downtown. I'm sure if it was the other way around, there would many promine...

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