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by Tivo_Kenevil
17 Jul 2019 23:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 463
Views: 117773

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Is the new direction of project making the entire development hotel? Or will there resdential?
by Tivo_Kenevil
17 Jul 2019 16:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 610
Views: 136041

Re: Victory Park 3.0

We went Friday evening to HERO and had a great time it was around 7:30. What impressed me was that there was nothing at the arena or any other event and yet Hero was busy and the other places were too with people walking around. I think this area is going to be very popular in the fall with nice we...
by Tivo_Kenevil
15 Jul 2019 22:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor
Replies: 137
Views: 42982

Re: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor

willyk wrote:
Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Shame no retail on Ross ...


So true. So where will these people shop? Where is the opportunity to build some new retail? The Sprouts site and the DISD corner both seem feasible.

There's actually going to be less retail on Ross. They're destroying the Furniture store for Townhomes. Sigh..
by Tivo_Kenevil
15 Jul 2019 12:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor
Replies: 137
Views: 42982

Re: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor

Shame no retail on Ross ...
by Tivo_Kenevil
09 Jul 2019 16:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 134
Views: 30273

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)

exelone31 wrote:Looks cool, hope it turns out as translucent in real life.

Hopefully this time Harwood delivers.
by Tivo_Kenevil
09 Jul 2019 10:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
Replies: 95
Views: 27311

Re: West End 1.0

Anyone know where the entrance to the new Holocaust Museum is located? I feel like I should know this by now, but I was looking at the blank wall along Pacific and realized that I have no idea where you go in from. Facing the Dart line/Current Holocaust museum building..but it's closed off by a con...
by Tivo_Kenevil
02 Jul 2019 09:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - 505 North Ervay (owned by First Baptist)
Replies: 77
Views: 10336

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

cowboyeagle05 wrote:Parking lot. It is my understanding they don't yet have any plans to build a garage.


What a waste.
by Tivo_Kenevil
01 Jul 2019 14:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - 505 North Ervay (owned by First Baptist)
Replies: 77
Views: 10336

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

Tnexster wrote:Soon to be another parking garage?

Yep.
by Tivo_Kenevil
28 Jun 2019 12:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 172
Views: 41666

Re: West End 1.0

Cbdallas wrote:Imagine how great it would look with each one lit and extend it back into the West End buildings with the sleeves over the neon.


So the arches that were in the alley were actually removed during the renovation
by Tivo_Kenevil
27 Jun 2019 14:38
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 185
Views: 35268

Re: I-345

Hannibal Lecter wrote: To them Dallas is just another version of SimCity, not real people in real homes that have to get to real jobs and real stores.

Nobody even plays Sims city anymore Hannibal. It's all about Cities Skylines..
by Tivo_Kenevil
27 Jun 2019 14:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 172
Views: 41666

Re: West End 1.0

This looks cheap. They look Like RGB lights for a gaming PC. I thought they would have at least put them plastic tubes to look like neon lights.
by Tivo_Kenevil
26 Jun 2019 20:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 149
Views: 36405

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

McLemmon sounds like crappy McDonald's summer drink.
by Tivo_Kenevil
26 Jun 2019 15:10
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 185
Views: 35268

Re: I-345

longhorn wrote:
texasstar wrote:
longhorn wrote:So how does one go from the fast growing north Dallas area to I-45 bound for Houston if there is no I-345?


High-speed rail.


Still have to get downtown.


Really? 75,30, 35 DNT all take you downtown. I345 is nothing more than road that circumvents downtown.
by Tivo_Kenevil
26 Jun 2019 13:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 608
Views: 180975

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

mwaskow wrote:Best building added to the Dallas skyline since the 80's!

Museum tower looks better imo
by Tivo_Kenevil
24 Jun 2019 16:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 390
Views: 87398

Re: Oak Lawn

Has anyone seen any information on the Total Wine development at Congress and Oak Lawn? They've begun digging at the site, and they are digging far enough down that it almost looks like an underground parking garage is being built. But last I heard there were no plans for that. So the OLC didn't wa...
by Tivo_Kenevil
22 Jun 2019 14:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 390
Views: 87398

Re: Oak Lawn

cowboyeagle05 wrote:What theater is The Circle? Do you mean Stereo Live at Harry Hines and Northwest Hwy? It is an EDM venue. Does very well and I see concerts there regularly.


The Duke Dumont concert there last month was awesome
by Tivo_Kenevil
20 Jun 2019 16:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 364
Views: 89757

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

If it's for tower, I'm okay with that. .. I hope there's retail.

Gingerman was alright to me. Blackfriars I do love tho.
by Tivo_Kenevil
19 Jun 2019 22:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 125
Views: 27495

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

Tucy wrote:
clcrash19 wrote:Its better than nothing, some of the buildings aren't poorly designed.


Now, that's some high praise. ;-) Maybe Harwood should quote this in their marketing material.

"The Harwood District..Hey, it's better than nothing.."
by Tivo_Kenevil
19 Jun 2019 12:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 172
Views: 41666

Re: West End 1.0

I've always wished for skate park right there.
by Tivo_Kenevil
19 Jun 2019 09:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 125
Views: 27495

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

:oops: por I expect nothing but mediocrity from Harwood. A little harsh, eh? No look at their developments. They're always underwhelming. The designs are always promising. But the end product doesn't live up to the billing. And the entire district is not even walkable. They've been planning their di...
by Tivo_Kenevil
18 Jun 2019 15:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 71
Views: 21539

Re: West Dallas Developments

Like the reference to the old warehouse that was there.
by Tivo_Kenevil
18 Jun 2019 12:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 390
Views: 87398

Re: Oak Lawn

Oh right, didn't realize no address was included. It's located here: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Union/@32.8079408,-96.8086428,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x864e9f0cdcb6947d:0xb41d53d0ee5b7799!8m2!3d32.808388!4d-96.8082961 Thanks, cowboyeagle05 for the pic. I'm also not sure if this will have an insi...
by Tivo_Kenevil
18 Jun 2019 11:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 463
Views: 117773

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

I hope the windows are replaced Several windows in the tower have already been replaced. They are so clearly different and newer than the old windows that I can't imagine they wouldn't replace them all. The windows at street level actually look really good when they're clean. I don't know if they w...
by Tivo_Kenevil
18 Jun 2019 09:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 463
Views: 117773

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

I hope the windows are replaced
by Tivo_Kenevil
17 Jun 2019 23:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 565
Views: 135633

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

They should paint the 7-11 yellow.
by Tivo_Kenevil
17 Jun 2019 12:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 100
Views: 27496

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

I was delighted by this article in D Magazine detailing the changes along Henderson Avenue--also contains some answers to questions I've had for a long time (i.e., what is that enormous two-story building under construction on Henderson?! Answer: Apparently, an Irish bar imported from Austin). I li...
by Tivo_Kenevil
14 Jun 2019 15:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 125
Views: 27495

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

Any new news on this? Haven't heard much lately Here is some info, it is apparently still being planned. Wish we could see an updated rendering. http://link.dallasnews.com/index.php?action=social&chash=4c8c76b39d294759a9000cbda3a6571a.2698&s=f787972d2ebcc5de3ef5e8e78e9ac59f The tower would ...
by Tivo_Kenevil
14 Jun 2019 09:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 308
Views: 70793

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Everything west of Good Latimer, outside of the CBD, should be called NoGood. That way it will be the sister neighborhood of SoGood and also give homage to the people who frequent the establishments in the neighborhood. "Where you going?"..."I'm up to NoGood"
by Tivo_Kenevil
11 Jun 2019 16:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: City Lights
Replies: 93
Views: 21937

Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

The real question is why tis crane fell, when others around town did okay. They're supposed to withstand 140 mph winds.
by Tivo_Kenevil
08 Jun 2019 12:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: City Lights
Replies: 93
Views: 21937

Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

Digging the street presence here.
by Tivo_Kenevil
07 Jun 2019 15:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 608
Views: 180975

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

    Cbdallas wrote:I always wished the 2nd tower would get built someday but I have to say this is really looking good next to the existing building and compliments it very nicely.

    Now what about that BoA twin....
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    07 Jun 2019 14:23
    Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
    Topic: TexRail
    Replies: 94
    Views: 19115

    Re: TexRail

    Looking at the regional level the dichotomy is even more obvious. Since DART's inception 93% of North Texas population growth has been outside of the DART service area. Both developers and the "common person" would appear to be actively avoiding mass transit. Your logic is flawed I could ...
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    07 Jun 2019 08:06
    Forum: Urban Development
    Topic: Preston Center
    Replies: 23
    Views: 4516

    Re: Preston Center

    Not gonna lie... What a surprise.
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    06 Jun 2019 11:55
    Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
    Topic: Legacy West
    Replies: 328
    Views: 83712

    Re: Legacy West

    Wow. 4,000 people seems like a lot of people in a 12-story, 540,000 square foot building. https://dealbreaker.com/2019/06/jpmorgan-sending-investment-banking-team-to-texas So it turns out that it's the NY based IB team coming to Plano. I used to work in IB for JP Morgan back in the day. So typicall...
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    06 Jun 2019 11:22
    Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
    Topic: Legacy West
    Replies: 328
    Views: 83712

    Re: Legacy West

    Wow. 4,000 people seems like a lot of people in a 12-story, 540,000 square foot building. https://dealbreaker.com/2019/06/jpmorgan-sending-investment-banking-team-to-texas So it turns out that it's the NY based IB team coming to Plano. I used to work in IB for JP Morgan back in the day. So typicall...
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    06 Jun 2019 10:26
    Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
    Topic: Legacy West
    Replies: 328
    Views: 83712

    Re: Legacy West

    Rich get richer
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    05 Jun 2019 10:19
    Forum: Urban Development
    Topic: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower
    Replies: 56
    Views: 14186

    Re: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower

    Both initial projects were better than this by x100. This seems like another brick n stucco generic box.
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    03 Jun 2019 21:34
    Forum: Urban Development
    Topic: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower
    Replies: 56
    Views: 14186

    Re: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower

    R1070 wrote:I know that the developer did get push back on the design and lack of retail.

    But was it approved?
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    03 Jun 2019 13:59
    Forum: Urban Development
    Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
    Replies: 364
    Views: 89757

    Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

    Shiva's Fine Indian Bar And Grill is moving to Downtown off Ross And Griffin. Did the lowest Greenville location shut down?

    Also, the i-fratelli in the same vecinity is almost complete.
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    31 May 2019 09:21
    Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
    Topic: Trinity River Park
    Replies: 243
    Views: 48941

    Re: Trinity River Park

    There's tons of renderings showing how riverfront boulevard would look like without the jail. But selling the jail is one thing, moving the other jail buildings requires political muscle that is completely unrealistic in my opinion. Not only moving them, but *where* would they move them? No other p...
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    31 May 2019 09:19
    Forum: Urban Development
    Topic: The Cedars Developments
    Replies: 150
    Views: 38883

    Re: The Cedars Developments

    From https://www.dallasnews.com/news/fire-1/2019/05/28/ambassador-dallas-oldest-historic-hotel-structure-destroyed-fire Tuesday afternoon, officers took a man into custody in handcuffs from an unoccupied building across the street from the Ambassador. Police said the arrest was not related to the f...
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    31 May 2019 09:16
    Forum: General Discussion
    Topic: Thoughts on Phil Kingston
    Replies: 5
    Views: 474

    Re: Thoughts on Phil Kingston

    I like Kingsy becuz he is a thorn in the side of the Dallas Citizen Council shills that sit on the board..
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    30 May 2019 19:51
    Forum: Urban Development
    Topic: The Cedars Developments
    Replies: 150
    Views: 38883

    Re: The Cedars Developments

    This is turning into an epic conspiracy. Maybe it just burned down because it was old, had old wiring and 114 year old wood. Maybe a homeless guy set it on fire cuz they used to live in the ambassador... Has it been labeled as arson? ... I doubt jim lake had anything to do with it. I read on Reddit...
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    29 May 2019 19:49
    Forum: Urban Development
    Topic: Parking Garages
    Replies: 139
    Views: 34462

    Re: Parking Garages

    Not buying an expensive vehicle(s) ( or even better not having one) is considered as one of the axioms of financial freedom; per M.Cuban!
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    28 May 2019 12:37
    Forum: City Issues/News
    Topic: DFW Economy
    Replies: 232
    Views: 61084

    Re: DFW Economy

    Mgreen15 wrote:. There are too many newer/cheaper options living outside of the city and unlike other major cities, jobs are not mostly concentrated to Dallas’ urban core.

    True, but where exactly is the newer affordable housing at exactly? Everything new is high end.
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    28 May 2019 09:18
    Forum: Urban Development
    Topic: The Cedars Developments
    Replies: 150
    Views: 38883

    Re: The Cedars Developments

    exelone31 wrote:This is so sad, was really hoping this would be a cool restoration. I agree with dallaz, this seems pretty strange, just a "random" fire in the middle of the night in an unoccupied building.


    It's probably an electrical fire. I wonder what's next for this project. ..this is a bummer
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    24 May 2019 12:13
    Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
    Topic: Texas: A Shopping Paradise
    Replies: 4
    Views: 530

    Re: Texas: A Shopping Paradise

    While the selection may be good..I find the shopping experience to be lacking. The entire Mall experience is so played out...it's the same anywhere you go. What we really need is an outdoor urban shopping experience, with promenades lined with trees and food vendors. Even the outdoor malls here are ...
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    23 May 2019 15:53
    Forum: City Issues/News
    Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
    Replies: 317
    Views: 72215

    Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

    Jbarn wrote:Hopefully the fact that Lowe’s wants rail access will automatically disqualify Plano and Frisco.


    I would imagine. But then I look at Google and Apple in Austin and figure they really don't give a crap about that ...but we'll see.

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