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by itsjrd1964
21 Mar 2019 13:09
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 112
Views: 21954

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Drove by the park today, got a quick look and saw that lots of trees have been planted. Looked good from what I was able to see with some of the trees being fairly large. Can't wait to see how this looks once the trees leaf out. Good that they're planting larger trees and not a bunch of twigs. I gu...
by itsjrd1964
21 Mar 2019 02:20
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Illegal dumping
Replies: 3
Views: 671

Re: Illegal dumping

Shingle Mountain fight came to City Hall, just as Dallas moved to shut down asphalt recycler

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/dallas- ... t-recycler
by itsjrd1964
20 Mar 2019 20:58
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 253
Views: 42257

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

It would be good if they would work on the street crossings there, especially Pearl, Griffin, and Lamar. They are so rough.
by itsjrd1964
18 Mar 2019 16:21
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 253
Views: 42257

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

DART chief urges Congress to pass infrastructure bill, citing coming work on Cotton Belt and D2 lines

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/dart/20 ... t-d2-lines
by itsjrd1964
18 Mar 2019 15:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Southern Dallas/Oak Cliff: misc. developments
Replies: 0
Views: 133

Southern Dallas/Oak Cliff: misc. developments

Emmitt Smith launches high-profile South Dallas mixed-use redevelopment Steve Brown still doesn't know South Dallas from Southern Dallas, but... Emmitt Smith's development firm has acquired the building that housed Urban League operations on South Lancaster near the VA Hospital. It is considered mi...
by itsjrd1964
17 Mar 2019 20:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor
Replies: 127
Views: 33722

Re: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor

Builder's Reboot Ross project is a a vision to spruce up old Dallas ISD buildings The new owner is recycling the buildings, on the NW corner of Ross/Washington, and marketing them for mainly office uses. Eventually the owner plans a bigger project there, but not now. https://www.dallasnews.com/busi...
by itsjrd1964
17 Mar 2019 19:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
Replies: 78
Views: 20052

Re: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

'There's enormous pressure': A behind-the-scenes look at restoring the Dallas Holocaust Museum boxcar

https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/comm ... eum-boxcar
by itsjrd1964
15 Mar 2019 18:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 90
Views: 20960

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

Which intersection is getting the new signal light?
by itsjrd1964
15 Mar 2019 16:55
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Uptown: Griggs Park
Replies: 0
Views: 88

Uptown: Griggs Park

Parks for Downtown Dallas' Facebook page just posted this link about Griggs Park, the first Dallas park to honor an African-American.

https://www.swagroup.com/projects/grigg ... velopment/
by itsjrd1964
15 Mar 2019 16:36
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Reverchon Park
Replies: 14
Views: 2650

Re: Reverchon Park

'The best little ballpark in Dallas' strikes out on its 100th birthday after promised Reverchon redo goes nowhere

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/dallas- ... es-nowhere
by itsjrd1964
15 Mar 2019 13:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 255
Views: 50751

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

From a Facebook post I just saw from the Epic, past and future versions of the Knights of Pythias building: https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t45.1600-4/cp0/q90/spS444/p600x600/54590857_23843218779710182_4875803421682171904_n.png.jpg?_nc_cat=108&efg=eyJxZV9ncm91cHMiOlsibm9fc2FmZV9pbWFnZV9mb...
by itsjrd1964
14 Mar 2019 13:36
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco Station
Replies: 30
Views: 6404

Re: Frisco Station

Frisco Station 'lifestyle hotel campus' billed as first of its kind is set for summer opening This DMN article says 'summer opening' but some sources are saying that it will be later in the year before all the hotels in 'The Hub' section of Frisco Station open. A combo Residence Inn/AC Hotel, a Can...
by itsjrd1964
14 Mar 2019 13:03
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Oak Lawn history
Replies: 9
Views: 1242

Re: Oak Lawn history

How did Dallas' Oak Lawn community get its start?

https://www.dallasnews.com/life/curious ... vestigates
by itsjrd1964
13 Mar 2019 21:59
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: Arlington: Globe Life Field
Replies: 15
Views: 2761

Re: Arlington: Globe Life Field

D Magazine thinks renderings of the upcoming Rangers ballpark make it look like Minute Maid Park, where the Houston Astros play.

https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2 ... nute-maid/
by itsjrd1964
12 Mar 2019 13:46
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: Allen: Allen Sports Village (cricket stadium)
Replies: 2
Views: 731

Re: Allen: Allen Sports Village (cricket stadium)

Developer says $500 million Allen cricket stadium still on track

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... till-track
by itsjrd1964
12 Mar 2019 13:19
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 92
Views: 17448

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

It seems that a much better option would be to extend the park EASTWARD a few hundred feet, and then work to integrate it with the Arts District by re configuring the Annette Strauss Square as a pass through to the core of the Arts District. That square, while beautiful, is hardly used and walled o...
by itsjrd1964
12 Mar 2019 13:13
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: DART: Bus system
Replies: 15
Views: 3550

Re: DART: Bus system

I wonder what they'll do with all those electric buses they just acquired. Does seem odd. If you're a rider and you want to take a trip somewhere downtown, at least to me, "on-demand" means a cab, Uber, or Lyft.
by itsjrd1964
12 Mar 2019 13:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 40
Views: 4373

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

It's very good to finally have more weekend choice. Hopefully their success will lead to more places locating in DTD.
by itsjrd1964
12 Mar 2019 12:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Fort Worth: misc. developments
Replies: 41
Views: 9479

Re: Fort Worth: misc. developments

Downtown Fort Worth is getting a new, urban-oriented hotel https://www.star-telegram.com/latest-news/jllr6p/picture227305829/alternates/FREE_768/AVID%20AT%20FORTWORTH%20-%20Peach%20St.jpg This will be an Avid hotel, a newer IHG lifestyle brand, on Samuels just north of Belknap. It will be on the no...
by itsjrd1964
11 Mar 2019 19:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Hoque Global Cedars- So Good
Replies: 24
Views: 2712

Re: Hoque Global Cedars- So Good

Brief article about Hoque in D Magazine:
https://www.dmagazine.com/publications/ ... own-dallas

Interview with Hoque by Lee Cullum on KERA's "CEO":
https://video.kera.org/video/mike-hoque ... al-1jvfc8/
by itsjrd1964
11 Mar 2019 19:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 40
Views: 4373

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

Hopefully the service is only bad because the place is new. But with a new market, and the brand's popularity at home, they really need to get with it.
by itsjrd1964
09 Mar 2019 17:52
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Celina: misc. developments
Replies: 0
Views: 108

Celina: misc. developments

$1 billion Collin County community is growing with land purchase Mustang Lakes, a development east of Preston Road, has decided to add on more than 500 acres to the land it already holds. This will give the development room for upwards of 3000 homesites. According to the development's website, ther...
by itsjrd1964
09 Mar 2019 17:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 31
Views: 4512

Re: North Dallas: Galleria

Construction ramps up near Dallas' Galleria with high-rise hotel project https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/51268227_1245427248942348_1916224492611305472_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-2.xx&oh=abb3a0ee5184f35ba4d44b3b2adad99d&oe=5D1AD472 Just north of the mall on Noel...
by itsjrd1964
08 Mar 2019 02:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Fort Worth: misc. developments
Replies: 41
Views: 9479

Re: Fort Worth: misc. developments

An 18-story apartment building is coming to downtown Fort Worth https://www.star-telegram.com/latest-news/om6v54/picture227268969/alternates/LANDSCAPE_1140/transwestern%20apartments.JPG The report didn't include a name for the development, which will be on Weatherford Street near the Pier 1 office ...
by itsjrd1964
08 Mar 2019 01:52
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Homelessness
Replies: 58
Views: 9743

Re: Homelessness

Salvation Army's $95 million, 20-acre NW Dallas campus for homeless clears first hurdle The full City Council consideration comes in May. Will be interesting to see if they concur, or kick the can. https://www.dallasnews.com/news/dallas-city-hall/2019/03/07/salvation-armys-95-million-20-acre-nw-dal...
by itsjrd1964
07 Mar 2019 01:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Tennyson Village
Replies: 5
Views: 824

Re: East Dallas: Tennyson Village

Developer drops plans for home community at Timberlawn hospital site

Centurion has reversed course, and won't develop the Timberlawn acreage after all.

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... pital-site
by itsjrd1964
06 Mar 2019 13:42
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Homelessness
Replies: 58
Views: 9743

Re: Homelessness

If the Salvation Army's $95M homeless center can't be built here, it can't be built anywhere

The DMN editorializes the proposal by the Salvation Army.

https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/edit ... t-anywhere
by itsjrd1964
05 Mar 2019 14:16
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 202
Views: 45589

Re: DFW Economy

That "200 miles" amount is a bit of an exaggeration.
by itsjrd1964
05 Mar 2019 13:58
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 789
Views: 168475

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

So is there any cure for the "bad location" restaurant spots? Or is any restaurant that locates in one of them certain to end up like Top Round? I'm guessing the problem is that those spots are on another side or not very visible compared to the others? At least the whole place isn't a bust.
by itsjrd1964
05 Mar 2019 09:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 40
Views: 4373

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

Apparently the DTD Flying Biscuit location opened yesterday. Hours are 7am-3pm Monday-Friday, 7am-4pm Saturday-Sunday.

http://www.flyingbiscuit.com/locations- ... acificave/
Menu/prices: https://www.flyingbiscuit.com/wp-conten ... s-Menu.pdf
by itsjrd1964
05 Mar 2019 09:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: 1700 Pacific
Replies: 29
Views: 4099

Re: 1700 Pacific

Apparently the DTD location opened yesterday. Hours are 7am-3pm Monday-Friday, 7am-4pm Saturday-Sunday.

http://www.flyingbiscuit.com/locations- ... acificave/
Menu/prices: https://www.flyingbiscuit.com/wp-conten ... s-Menu.pdf
by itsjrd1964
04 Mar 2019 19:26
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 176
Views: 40893

Re: DFW Airport

Watch: D Editor Tim Rogers Talks Selling DFW Airport on Fox 4’s Good Day https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2019/03/watch-d-editor-tim-rogers-talks-selling-dfw-airport-on-fox-4s-good-day/ Interesting idea, but would the City want to give up that kind of control? Would there be lawsuits or other ...
by itsjrd1964
04 Mar 2019 18:59
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 224
Views: 43145

Re: the Cotton Belt line

So it looks like the Cotton Belt will be getting a color designation after all to better align it with DART's other rail services. Apparently it's going to be called the "Silver Line" complete with special branding and custom logo. Seems like a good compromise between having a completely ...
by itsjrd1964
04 Mar 2019 11:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Fort Worth: Panther Island
Replies: 10
Views: 2537

Re: Fort Worth: Panther Island

$1.2 billion and no end in sight: Why Panther Island is so costly and complicated

https://www.star-telegram.com/latest-ne ... 28249.html
by itsjrd1964
03 Mar 2019 12:19
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 176
Views: 40893

Re: DFW Airport

To keep DFW’s economic engine revving, American Airlines has to make a call on a new terminal

https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/comm ... w-terminal
by itsjrd1964
02 Mar 2019 23:26
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity Forest Golf Course
Replies: 54
Views: 10494

Trinity Forest Golf Course

The 2018 Numbers Are More Proof Trinity Forest’s Public Play Rules Really Aren’t Public

https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2 ... nt-public/
by itsjrd1964
02 Mar 2019 15:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Grocery Stores: news/development
Replies: 111
Views: 24143

Re: Grocery Stores: news/development

The DMN and Wall Street Journal both are reporting that Amazon has plans to go ahead with more brick/mortar grocery store locations. "Dozens" was the figure given in the article. Sounds like it will be a combo of building new stores and the possibility of buying out existing chains that ha...
by itsjrd1964
02 Mar 2019 13:16
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Homelessness
Replies: 58
Views: 9743

Re: Homelessness

In Northwest Dallas, neighbors fight the Salvation Army's plans for big new homelessness center The Salvation Army is looking at a 20-acre site on I-35E between Regal Row and Empire Central to move its homeless center operations. Neighbors are quite concerned. The new center would house about the s...
by itsjrd1964
02 Mar 2019 12:40
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Adding city/area photos to local Wikipedia articles
Replies: 2
Views: 740

Re: Adding city/area photos to local Wikipedia articles

So far, I've been around to One Dallas Center (that one needed an update), the AC Hotel/Residence Inn, Pacific Place, 1600 Pacific-LTV Tower, Harwood Center (the one where Jacobs is), and the Mondrian (for an update). Still have a lot to get to but that will come with time.
by itsjrd1964
02 Mar 2019 03:54
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: VisitDallas gets audited
Replies: 6
Views: 645

Re: VisitDallas gets audited

If You’re Interested in the VisitDallas Mess, Read This Morning News Editorial From a Former City Attorney

https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2 ... y-attorney
by itsjrd1964
02 Mar 2019 03:52
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: The Star
Replies: 29
Views: 8474

Re: Frisco: The Star

D Magazine weighs in on the Keurig Dr Pepper move:
https://www.dmagazine.com/commercial-re ... -frisco-hq
by itsjrd1964
01 Mar 2019 18:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: NE Dallas: Casa View
Replies: 1
Views: 1071

Re: NE Dallas: Casa View

Update on the work: * New parking lot lighting is in process, not lit at night yet * New shopping center sign on the NW quadrant along the Ferguson side (no store signs/logos yet) * Parking area and curbing on NW quadrant being replaced, still in process * Repair and updating on sidewalk canopy to f...
by itsjrd1964
01 Mar 2019 16:01
Forum: Art + Sol
Topic: Arts District: Meyerson Symphony Center
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Arts District: Meyerson Symphony Center

The Dallas Symphony is making a generous offer to take the Meyerson off the city's hands The Dallas Symphony Association wants to take on management/maintenance of the Symphony Center. There are apparently several issues with the building that need addressing and the City only has so much to spare ...
by itsjrd1964
28 Feb 2019 15:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 40
Views: 4373

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

Fire in the kitchen earlier today at Zenna downtown. The fire is now out, no one was injured. DART light rail service was briefly closed and subsequently thrown off its schedule.

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/dallas/ ... art-delays
by itsjrd1964
26 Feb 2019 18:34
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Wade Park
Replies: 86
Views: 16993

Re: Frisco: Wade Park

In the latest episode of As Wade Park Turns, the property has been sold, but no word on what the new firm's plans are.

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... ip-unclear
by itsjrd1964
26 Feb 2019 18:24
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Farmers Branch: news/development
Replies: 1
Views: 182

Farmers Branch: news/development

Old warehouses near Dallas' Galleria would be replaced with new apartments Billingsley is planning 2 sets of apartments west of the Galleria. One, at a warehouse site on Simonton west of Inwood, the other near Simonton/Midway at another warehouse site. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estat...
by itsjrd1964
24 Feb 2019 02:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 384
Views: 87439

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Tnexster wrote:Talked to somebody at Drever this week. He said the building should resume full construction in March.


Any new timeline mentioned to you? Did they let on what the real holdup was?
by itsjrd1964
22 Feb 2019 03:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 522
Views: 129114

Re: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)

I'm noticing that the window workers are catching up to the structural guys soon and will have to stop and catch their breaths for a little bit.
by itsjrd1964
22 Feb 2019 03:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Hines Project - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 27
Views: 1737

Re: Deep Ellum: Hines Project - 2700 Commerce

https://shopcompanies.com/sites/default/files/styles/rs_property-thumbnail_1500w/public/View%2001.jpg?itok=tPT1a5qo If this happens, it will definitely spice things up on Commerce, for sure. And, will put quite the crimp/cramp on parking availability for events at the Bomb Factory and Canton Hall.
by itsjrd1964
20 Feb 2019 22:15
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Richardson: Main Street Improvements
Replies: 13
Views: 2201

Re: Richardson: Main Street Improvements

Work on the Main Street project is due to get going by this summer.

https://communityimpact.com/dallas-fort ... is-summer/

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