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by itsjrd1964
08 Nov 2019 22:42
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 329
Views: 99382

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: 36

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: 53

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: 37
Views: 7394

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: 625
Views: 184579

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: 274
Views: 85218

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: 1283

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: 2372

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: 4729

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: 29448

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: 112
Views: 29539

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: 10763

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: 225
Views: 72904

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: 2151

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: 10763

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: 1749

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: 7644

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: 8
Views: 2545

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: 170

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: 12780

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: 23
Views: 6911

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: 170

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: 159

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: 112
Views: 29539

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: 357
Views: 118878

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...
by itsjrd1964
16 Oct 2019 20:35
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Street name changes/proposals
Replies: 10
Views: 5242

Re: Street name changes/proposals

The date is set, October 30 at noon is when the city plans the street-naming ceremony for "Nowitzki Way", at Victory Plaza.

https://www.facebook.com/events/550251452467937/
by itsjrd1964
15 Oct 2019 19:38
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Collin Creek Mall
Replies: 65
Views: 19278

Re: Collin Creek Mall

The mall's demo has started. They were originally planning on retaining the Macy's/Sanger Harris mural (much the same as the one on Valley View (I think?) but they found asbestos material was used to adhere them to the wall, and thus remediation is too expensive. https://communityimpact.com/dallas-...
by itsjrd1964
11 Oct 2019 22:07
Forum: Art + Sol
Topic: Arts District: AT&T Performing Arts Center
Replies: 0
Views: 707

Arts District: AT&T Performing Arts Center

On the eve of its 10th birthday, Dallas' AT&T Performing Arts Center has reached a hard-won milestone The article includes a bit of background and history over the last 10 years (and a bit more) of the ATTPAC. https://www.dallasnews.com/arts-entertainment/performing-arts/2019/10/10/eve-10th-bir...
by itsjrd1964
11 Oct 2019 21:51
Forum: Art + Sol
Topic: Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Replies: 1
Views: 934

Re: Amon Carter Museum of American Art

Fort Worth's Amon Carter museum gets a face-lift, an architecture critic and art critic respond

https://www.dallasnews.com/arts-enterta ... tter-ever/
by itsjrd1964
09 Oct 2019 22:25
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Greater DFW-area trails
Replies: 12
Views: 4492

Re: Greater DFW-area trails

The trail work between Fort Worth and Dallas is now completely funded, with completion of the various segments to be done by 2023. There will be a unified name for the whole trail, but it hasn't been decided on yet. The segments in each city will retain individual names also. Work to connect the 2 C...
by itsjrd1964
05 Oct 2019 13:02
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 195
Views: 49584

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Downtown Dallas Ready for ‘Refuge of Shade’ In Soon-To-Open Pacific Plaza

https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2 ... fic-plaza/
by itsjrd1964
03 Oct 2019 14:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 225
Views: 72904

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Redblock wrote:CiboDivino Centro has opened in Bryan Tower at Federal and Harwood.


http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/resta ... wn-dallas/
by itsjrd1964
02 Oct 2019 12:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Highland Park Village
Replies: 141
Views: 49234

Re: Highland Park Village

Dfwn2n wrote:What's the point of opening a shop for only 10 days?


For this venture, I'm not sure, but ordinarily it could be a combo of less overhead, less inventory, and more exclusivity.
by itsjrd1964
30 Sep 2019 12:22
Forum: Art + Sol
Topic: WFAA/8 turns 70
Replies: 0
Views: 550

WFAA/8 turns 70

In September, Ch.8 marked 7 decades on the air.

https://www.wfaa.com/mobile/article/new ... df3253fba5
by itsjrd1964
30 Sep 2019 12:15
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Houston Development News
Replies: 8
Views: 1950

Re: Houston Development News

In the link below, In-n-Out is mentioned as a new/upcoming entry into the Houston market, with 3 locations: Stafford, Katy, and Willowbrook.

https://bisnow.com/houston/news/retail/ ... xas-100108
by itsjrd1964
30 Sep 2019 12:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 66
Views: 16306

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

Pass The Ketchup, Whataburger, A New Burger Joint Is Coming To Texas I think this is about the third time I've heard this in recent years, but apparently Fatburger, the west coast fast food chain, wants to come to TX with 25 locations. Dallas, Austin, Houston, and San Antonio are all mentioned, but...
by itsjrd1964
30 Sep 2019 11:51
Forum: U.S. + World Urban Development
Topic: Walmart HQ Campus
Replies: 4
Views: 2782

Re: Walmart HQ Campus

Behind the design: An inside look at what's driving Walmart's new campus More on their upcoming new headquarters. Gensler has been picked to help with design. Walmart has worked out of 20 different and scattered area facilities there up to now, so the new campus will bring everyone there together. ...
by itsjrd1964
29 Sep 2019 13:05
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: The Colony: Grandscape
Replies: 16
Views: 4848

Re: The Colony: Grandscape

http://www.galaxytheatres.com didn't offer much info. They are mostly in the west, with their only TX market up to now being Austin. They only have a few locations, a couple have IMAX, and they've been around since 1998. I couldn't tell that they do much different than the other chains, just by what...
by itsjrd1964
29 Sep 2019 11:56
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: The Colony: Grandscape
Replies: 16
Views: 4848

Re: The Colony: Grandscape

I've actually not heard of Galaxy before, maybe someone else will know (in the meantime I'll do a quick Google...).
by itsjrd1964
29 Sep 2019 11:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Mid Elm Lofts
Replies: 77
Views: 28568

Re: Mid Elm Lofts

https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/71319424_678344642670902_8569013441228963840_n.png?_nc_cat=100&_nc_oc=AQnOCAkGmV91Kgtpm81MtIBsG83BZJF1gSYkN6t7vNUcNfaBAv1GZYiZT7yghNOjVJ_AY18QTPjiKq3RGC9QiP1M&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-2.xx&oh=2d0bec09fbdbd71fa59be56050e89cbd&oe=5E3D5511 This...
by itsjrd1964
27 Sep 2019 13:43
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: The Colony: Grandscape
Replies: 16
Views: 4848

Re: The Colony: Grandscape

Sony to unveil first Texas digital cinema at Grandscape in The Colony

Galaxy Theater is due to open next spring, with 15 screens.

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... olony.html
by itsjrd1964
25 Sep 2019 11:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 461
Views: 143558

Re: Oak Lawn

Also, the triangular pad of lad adjacent to the Inwood/Love Field Station has been fenced off. Excited to see dirt moving at that site! Still can't seem to find renderings of that development though. New apartment community on the way at DART station in Dallas' medical district https://www.dallasne...
by itsjrd1964
24 Sep 2019 03:49
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Downtown: Cesar Chavez & Pearl re-do's
Replies: 51
Views: 15893

Re: Downtown: Cesar Chavez & Pearl re-do's

dd_dweller wrote:It looks like the lanes have finally opened up. I think they're still working on a few things before everything's completely finished.


Well, at least for Cesar Chavez, it's about time. The same can't be said for Pearl just yet, though.
by itsjrd1964
24 Sep 2019 03:47
Forum: The Airports
Topic: American Airlines
Replies: 23
Views: 7644

Re: American Airlines

The headquarters for American is opening, and 12,000 employees are about done with their moves to the new complex. https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2019/09/23/american-airlines-headquarters.html https://www.dallasnews.com/business/local-companies/2019/09/23/american-airlines-unveils-new-350-m...
by itsjrd1964
22 Sep 2019 09:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Mockingbird Station
Replies: 104
Views: 29448

Re: Dallas Mockingbird Station

I don't know when this was done or decided, but DART light rail on-board announcements and station signage for Mockingbird Station have changed to "SMU/Mockingbird Station".
(I don't think anything with the mixed-use development upstairs has been changed, just the DART portion.)
by itsjrd1964
22 Sep 2019 09:30
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 287
Views: 81657

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

I don't know when this was done or decided, but on-board announcements and station signage for Mockingbird Station have changed to "SMU/Mockingbird Station".
(I don't think anything with the mixed-use development upstairs has been changed, just the DART portion.)
by itsjrd1964
22 Sep 2019 09:23
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 113
Views: 36770

Re: Downtown Progress

"North Downtown" sounds about as whatever and made-up as "South Victory". Neither area is really big enough IMO to have any kind of directional adjuncts. It would be as awkward sounding as "West Preston Hollow" or "East Design District".

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