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by Tivo_Kenevil
19 Apr 2019 10:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
Replies: 85
Views: 21568

Re: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

Tnexster wrote:I'm surprised there aren't more windows around the base.


I didn't notice this until you mentioned it. Looks odd now....
by Tivo_Kenevil
18 Apr 2019 14:22
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: New Census Population Estimates
Replies: 100
Views: 19555

Re: New Census Population Estimates

Places like LA and NYC aren't getting any cheaper, so I imagine we'll see more and more migration away from the coasts to places like Texas. It's the east coast that's getting crushed - LA's growth rate between 2010-2018 is great, and interesting that more than 50% of their MSA growth is into LA co...
by Tivo_Kenevil
18 Apr 2019 09:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)
Replies: 50
Views: 14552

Re: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)

It definitely has a looming, imposing presence in East Dallas (one that I personally like). I attended a neighborhood meeting recently and there were some mutterings about "living in a canyon instead of a community" from a couple folks living in the M Streets. hehe. East Dallas?!? This is...
by Tivo_Kenevil
17 Apr 2019 14:23
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 190
Views: 43318

Re: DFW Airport

A terminal without parking would be the ultimate "screw you" to local passengers. What is currently the best major airport in the world for O&D passengers would lose its competitive advantage. Riding a bus between terminals is just so much fun. Honestly, with the new Dart station up a...
by Tivo_Kenevil
17 Apr 2019 09:18
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 261
Views: 47833

Re: DART D2 Subway

My problem is how they go back up near ground level in VP. I wanna see what this will look like...
by Tivo_Kenevil
12 Apr 2019 21:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 417
Views: 108608

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

I think using victory park is a bad example. The opposite is being done here. Bishop Arts is an established neighborhood, that can support shops. The fear is ... Can they support more? .. to me it all depends on what it is... VP was a disaster.. they literally built garages before they even had reta...
by Tivo_Kenevil
12 Apr 2019 14:27
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 92
Views: 8553

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

tamtagon wrote:I think the DMN had a blog & link to another online report that said Austin is the best place in the country to live.

I didn't read it (hahaha)

They did. Lol they publish more Austin development news than Dallas !
by Tivo_Kenevil
11 Apr 2019 23:48
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 92
Views: 8553

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

Man Austin is really getting dense
by Tivo_Kenevil
11 Apr 2019 11:41
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Replies: 99
Views: 16205

Re: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava

Dallas City Council votes to send bill of $7.1 million to Trinity Park Conservancy for bridge repair https://www.dallasnews.com/news/dallas-city-hall/2019/04/10/dallas-council-oks-71-million-fix-mcdermott-bridge-wants-trinity-group-fund Does the Trinity Park Conservancy pay the bill and own the eng...
by Tivo_Kenevil
11 Apr 2019 00:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - 505 North Ervay (owned by First Baptist)
Replies: 60
Views: 5470

Re: Downtown Dallas - 505 North Ervay (owned by First Baptist)

@ Cowboyeagle... Have you ever actually been inside the campus? It has a ridiculous amount of space for informal meet/greet. More so than any church I have ever visited, by far. I haven't been there for a couple of years, but those spaces were always teaming with activity. It was nothing like that ...
by Tivo_Kenevil
10 Apr 2019 10:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - 505 North Ervay (owned by First Baptist)
Replies: 60
Views: 5470

Re: Downtown Dallas - 505 North Ervay (owned by First Baptist)

Dallas just loves creating parking structures!
by Tivo_Kenevil
09 Apr 2019 11:48
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 216
Views: 38184

Re: Trinity River Park

How does the harold simmons park play into this? He's just a dead guy whose family is willing to pay 50M for naming rights for the "park" as some sort of family legacy project. The would be Park would between the two bridges. But seeing how the Feds said nuh-uh... I'm not even sure his fa...
by Tivo_Kenevil
09 Apr 2019 11:39
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 261
Views: 47833

Re: DART D2 Subway

FTA, DART slates meetings on proposed D2 Subway

https://www.progressiverailroading.com/ ... way--57292
by Tivo_Kenevil
05 Apr 2019 21:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Grocery Stores: news/development
Replies: 129
Views: 26428

Re: Grocery Stores: news/development

Wow 12 am. That's amazing
by Tivo_Kenevil
04 Apr 2019 10:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 65
Views: 6055

Re: The Link at Uptown

Protected views of a tollway... Lol How lovely
by Tivo_Kenevil
03 Apr 2019 13:53
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Replies: 99
Views: 16205

Re: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava

Better than broke I guess..could've been done right the first time though.
by Tivo_Kenevil
02 Apr 2019 17:43
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 92
Views: 8553

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

Despite (or perhaps because of) the rapidity and scale of Austin’s long, recent boom—the open floodgates of tech money, the tripling down on tourism and ensuing hotel glut, and the luxury residential towers necessary for a city suddenly full of rich young people—the skyline has remained stubbornly ...
by Tivo_Kenevil
02 Apr 2019 16:03
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 92
Views: 8553

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

New Google building will be Austin’s first starchitect-designed tower


https://austin.curbed.com/2019/4/2/1829 ... sign-pelli
by Tivo_Kenevil
02 Apr 2019 09:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: El Fenix site
Replies: 22
Views: 1361

Re: El Fenix site

Matt777 wrote:Isn't the Meso Maya building landmarked? It looks quite old and I think was the Luna Tortilla factory if I'm not mistaken. Hopefully they can build around it since the parcel with the parking lot is quite large.

I hope so too. It's really the last vestige of little Mexico
by Tivo_Kenevil
01 Apr 2019 22:52
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 92
Views: 8553

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

So does the college town have more 400+ ft condo towers than the other 2 "major" cities in the state?

Seems like Austin has surpassed Both Htown and Big D.
by Tivo_Kenevil
31 Mar 2019 22:15
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 104
Views: 19149

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

How are they so sure this will raise money? lark on the park wasn't a success. What makes them so damn sure this will be? Because it has parkin'? Sorry, not only are they parading this as a park, when it isnt, it also involves shady visitdallas, an unorganized institution that needs to be gutted. It...
by Tivo_Kenevil
31 Mar 2019 11:46
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 104
Views: 19149

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

This is not a park extension. Why even bother...
by Tivo_Kenevil
29 Mar 2019 20:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 417
Views: 108608

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Wow, some excellent photos there, much appreciated! (Now I don't have to physically go there myself :D ). I really need to make the trip out there at some point though. It'll really be amazing when the retail really starts to fill up in this space. You really should! North Oak cliff blows every oth...
by Tivo_Kenevil
29 Mar 2019 13:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 101
Views: 19160

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Harwood doesn't excite me at all as a developer. The designs are great but the final product is always underwhelming.. alot of it has to do with the height of their towers and their lack of pedestrian infrastructure. Call me when they start working with an urban planning firm that'll actually make t...
by Tivo_Kenevil
28 Mar 2019 15:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 541
Views: 113430

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Evolution of Deep Ellum..

Punk, Hard-core, post-hardcore, douche-core.
by Tivo_Kenevil
28 Mar 2019 12:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1049
Views: 205769

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

tamtagon wrote:Austin becoming SFOSJ, Dallas becoming LA?


Nah Dallas is Dallas.
by Tivo_Kenevil
28 Mar 2019 12:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1049
Views: 205769

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I'm telling you, Austin is taking over.
by Tivo_Kenevil
28 Mar 2019 09:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 101
Views: 19160

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

41 stories... 25 of which will be above grade parking prolly
by Tivo_Kenevil
26 Mar 2019 09:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Hines Project - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 47
Views: 3136

Re: Deep Ellum: Hines Project - 2700 Commerce

I just don't like the box on top. It's odd looking to me
by Tivo_Kenevil
26 Mar 2019 09:40
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: The Daily Digital 4.0
Replies: 43
Views: 12695

Re: The Daily Digital 4.0

Meh...I wish those old homes on Malone Cliff view would have become a park...A cool coit tower like viewing area would've been better. Something everyone can enjoy. Yeah honestly, those homes have the best view in the entire city. There's another amazing view from the I-30 and Hampton Road intercha...
by Tivo_Kenevil
24 Mar 2019 11:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Mockingbird Station
Replies: 92
Views: 16842

Re: Dallas Mockingbird Station

Not to sound like a NIMBY, but the traffic flow with 75 exit and frontage road right there makes it kinda nuts, especially at rush hour. People dive bomb to the far right lanes to turn right at Mockingbird while people on the frontage road are dive bombing left to get over to turn left onto Mocking...
by Tivo_Kenevil
23 Mar 2019 23:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Mockingbird Station
Replies: 92
Views: 16842

Re: Dallas Mockingbird Station

I mean what's the problem here? The Highland ppl cited safety... I don't know what that's even about...and there's already tons of towers literally all along 75...
by Tivo_Kenevil
23 Mar 2019 15:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District 1.0
Replies: 47
Views: 7451

Re: Design District 1.0

Also, this is a bit off topic, but I remember back in 2013, there was an event I went to in the Design District, but I don't know the name of the event or if it is still happening. All I remember is that it either took place on Dragon St or Slocum St, it was on a Saturday night, and it was basicall...
by Tivo_Kenevil
22 Mar 2019 21:01
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: The Daily Digital 4.0
Replies: 43
Views: 12695

Re: The Daily Digital 4.0

Meh...I wish those old homes on Malone Cliff view would have become a park...A cool coit tower like viewing area would've been better. Something everyone can enjoy.
by Tivo_Kenevil
22 Mar 2019 18:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 164
Views: 30301

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Cbdallas wrote:Close Main Street and make it an outdoor music festival and get some big corporate sponsors to get some real talent to draw the crowds from all over the metroplex. It just takes money to get this done.

Do that for cowboy games.
by Tivo_Kenevil
21 Mar 2019 20:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 164
Views: 30301

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

I'll bet we see some sort of residential (or perhaps a boutique hotel) announced the East Quarter area. Once that area has been cleaned up and is mostly leased, I can see it being pretty desirable for some new development. I've always thought there's a great opportunity for new residential Along th...
by Tivo_Kenevil
20 Mar 2019 10:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 156
Views: 34885

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

And so.... after demolition then what? An empty lot for another 10-15 years? This developer has not instilled any confidence that this project will ever come to fruition.
by Tivo_Kenevil
20 Mar 2019 10:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 255
Views: 53646

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

As someone who used to live in Deep Ellum, I have to concur. The sentiment for the original Deep Ellum crowd is negative. While the development has brought tremendous revenue to the bars and businesses, t has also killed the atmosphere that Deep Ellum was once known for. It really isn't as fantasti...
by Tivo_Kenevil
18 Mar 2019 22:48
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Cypress Waters
Replies: 47
Views: 7787

Re: Cypress Waters

I just got back from being out of town for most of spring break to find that a dozen of the new townhomes built in Cypress Waters seem to have lost a fight with the winds last week. They were probably about 70% complete when I left, just needing their brick veneer, and innards done. But I guess tha...
by Tivo_Kenevil
15 Mar 2019 17:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 90
Views: 22110

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

emmasensei wrote:Yes, Henderson Avenue will be reconstructed in a total of five phases, with Phase 1 taking the most time. As it creeps down the street, private developers will make contributions to improvements on the portion of the street directly in front of their parcels.

So basically , there's no time table.
by Tivo_Kenevil
15 Mar 2019 14:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 90
Views: 22110

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

Me too! I just bought a house in the area so I couldn't be happier about this...what a difference this will make! So is it his part of the Manister open realty project? http://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2016/12/12/henderson-avenue-mixed-use-project-remake-popular-east-dallas-strip Does...
by Tivo_Kenevil
15 Mar 2019 13:32
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 92
Views: 8553

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

tamtagon wrote:Among it's peers, Dallas is unusual in the absence of a large university in/near the downtown area.

Seattle doesn't have one. They're doing just fine. Dallas will be okay.
by Tivo_Kenevil
15 Mar 2019 12:00
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Downtown: Cesar Chavez & Pearl re-do's
Replies: 47
Views: 10260

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

My biggest complain is the lack sidewalks and the lack of road diet on Chavez. Glad they plan on revisiting this crap.
by Tivo_Kenevil
15 Mar 2019 11:50
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 92
Views: 8553

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

People hate Dallas anywhere u go. Lots of stereotypes. Nonetheless, Austin's downtown I would say is superior to that of Dallas and Houston. The amount of residential going up is crazy! Not to mention Class A towers with big tenants. Having UT nearby really is the difference. Their downtown scene ca...
by Tivo_Kenevil
15 Mar 2019 11:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 142
Views: 31243

Re: West End 1.0

I really hope that concrete slab on the side of the building is not the final product... Sadly I think it is. Another design "feature" to cut costs ...
by Tivo_Kenevil
15 Mar 2019 11:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 532
Views: 135897

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

^ until field street is fixed these towers will have a cold shoulder to pedestrians
by Tivo_Kenevil
15 Mar 2019 08:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 532
Views: 135897

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

ContriveDallasite wrote:
Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Sorry, I don't find this tower appealing.


Do you actually have anything positive to say about any development in this city?


Sure. I get more excited about the implementation of complete streets and projects that improve the overall walkability if the city.

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