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by Tivo_Kenevil
12 Jul 2018 18:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Butler Brothers Building
Replies: 100
Views: 15398

Re: Downtown Dallas: Butler Brothers Building

Some Ivy on this building would help make it more appealing. The yellowish stucco is overwhelming. We've gone over the stucco a thousand times. I'm just glad someone put some makeup on the ugly duckling and activated a critical building next to city hall. We've gone over why they had to paint the b...
by Tivo_Kenevil
12 Jul 2018 15:31
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 617
Views: 80159

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Cypress Waters might as well be Coppell.
by Tivo_Kenevil
12 Jul 2018 15:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 354
Views: 52913

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

What about a Trader Joe's? That seems like it'd be a good fit for the area, just not sure exactly where. There's also the Cox Farms Market at Sylvan Thirty, but I have no idea if it's doing well or is a viable spot. Trader Joe's is a glorified Sack N save. No thank you; I'll buy off brand items for...
by Tivo_Kenevil
12 Jul 2018 09:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Ventana (12 ST / 12 ST)
Replies: 26
Views: 4025

Re: North Dallas: Ventana (12 ST / 12 ST)

Like the wood like panels
by Tivo_Kenevil
12 Jul 2018 09:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Butler Brothers Building
Replies: 100
Views: 15398

Re: Downtown Dallas: Butler Brothers Building

Some Ivy on this building would help make it more appealing. The yellowish stucco is overwhelming.
by Tivo_Kenevil
09 Jul 2018 15:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: (PWC) Park District Tower (316 FT | 20 ST) + Residences at Park District (385 FT | 32 ST)
Replies: 141
Views: 30227

Re: Uptown Dallas: (PWC) Park District Tower (316 FT | 20 ST) + Residences at Park District (385 FT | 32 ST)

^ This is quite normal. These trees were somewhat already pretty grown and they were removed ...this is very stressful for trees. Some don't make it. Sad.
by Tivo_Kenevil
09 Jul 2018 14:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 303
Views: 55389

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

Umm Austin has over 12000 residences downtown. Dallas has a long way to go. Uh... You do realize there were over 11K ppl in DTD back in 2017 right? It's probably at or over 12K now with all the recently completed projects. Source? and what projects have been completed since the date of your 2017 po...
by Tivo_Kenevil
08 Jul 2018 23:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 303
Views: 55389

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

Umm Austin has over 12000 residences downtown. Dallas has a long way to go. Uh... You do realize there were over 11K ppl in DTD back in 2017 right? It's probably at or over 12K now with all the recently completed projects. Let's not make Austin seem like they're light years away now. Who said anyth...
by Tivo_Kenevil
08 Jul 2018 22:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 303
Views: 55389

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

clubtokyo wrote:Umm Austin has over 12000 residences downtown. Dallas has a long way to go.


Uh... You do realize there were over 11K ppl in DTD back in 2017 right?

It's probably at or over 12K now with all the recently completed projects.

Let's not make Austin seem like they're light years away now.
by Tivo_Kenevil
03 Jul 2018 14:03
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Replies: 56
Views: 6167

Re: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava

This is what happens when you cut corners and go after "value engineering".
by Tivo_Kenevil
25 Jun 2018 17:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 152
Views: 24083

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)

That brewery project looks to be dead.
by Tivo_Kenevil
22 Jun 2018 19:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 303
Views: 55389

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

True & I agree , however there should be more units u/c in the CBD. There's 86 acres of land than can be developed. Maybe there will be a big wave of new developments that come out of nowhere. Who knows. Overall, I'm still excited about all the progress in our urban core. AMLI fountain place is...
by Tivo_Kenevil
21 Jun 2018 16:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: City Lights
Replies: 38
Views: 5887

Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

So is this tom thumb express going to be separate from the Tom thumb that was planned as the tenant for the city light building?

I just don't know why they would place the express store and the actual store so close together. Why not else where in East Dallas? Over by Columbia or up on Gaston.
by Tivo_Kenevil
20 Jun 2018 20:45
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Fantasy DART Streetcar Expansion Map
Replies: 24
Views: 1026

Re: Fantasy DART Streetcar Expansion Map

The road repair have exposed the old streetcar lines by founders park on Colorado. So beautiful. What a Shame.
by Tivo_Kenevil
19 Jun 2018 15:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: City Lights
Replies: 38
Views: 5887

Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

I'll have to check this out.any electric charging stations? Would be short sighted not to include these in urban areas given the Auto Industry's new direction.
by Tivo_Kenevil
14 Jun 2018 15:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Grocery Stores: news/development
Replies: 59
Views: 9207

Re: Grocery Stores: news/development

Lower Greenville and this thread are talking about the same thing.
by Tivo_Kenevil
11 Jun 2018 12:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)
Replies: 104
Views: 16166

Re: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)

I hate the color palette.
by Tivo_Kenevil
11 Jun 2018 11:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 158
Views: 25175

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

ContriveDallasite wrote:Wow, this one is chugging along. Is this currently the tallest U/C in town?

AMLI's is taller.
by Tivo_Kenevil
08 Jun 2018 16:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 112
Views: 16296

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

This project seems like a mess.
by Tivo_Kenevil
08 Jun 2018 13:59
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Fantasy DART Streetcar Expansion Map
Replies: 24
Views: 1026

Re: Fantasy DART Streetcar Expansion Map

UPDATE: I added some Oak Cliff lines in Green, some of which is an extension of the existing Oak Cliff Streetcar Line. I also added in the existing DART Red and Blue Lines. This helps in seeing where the new streetcar lines would connect to the existing DART rail system. I still need to add the Ora...
by Tivo_Kenevil
06 Jun 2018 15:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 354
Views: 52913

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

^^I agree. Oak Cliff will be more akin to LG.

but why so much disdain towards uptown?

That's arguably the best part of the urban core..why wouldn't you NOT want more of that!
by Tivo_Kenevil
06 Jun 2018 14:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 170
Views: 28830

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

It seems like such an easy thing to do, yet it almost never happens. 555 Ross, over in the West End sorta pulled it off... Uh no. Adding stucco to 1/2 of the building does not qualify as making the facade look varied. Every development that tries to save cash does this.. I'm still pissed that the c...
by Tivo_Kenevil
04 Jun 2018 17:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 354
Views: 52913

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

I’m all for redevelopment, but I hope some of the historic homes are preserved and restored. It seems like developers are completely tearing down everything just to build more apartments. As an Oak Cliff native, I don’t want to see people who’ve lived in Oak Cliff for years displaced because of gen...
by Tivo_Kenevil
01 Jun 2018 21:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 92
Views: 17089

Re: The Cedars Developments

This is great
by Tivo_Kenevil
31 May 2018 17:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 202
Views: 24923

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Wow Pupusas in Uptown. Now if we could get some other Latin food and maybe some Mediterranean options in there as well.
by Tivo_Kenevil
30 May 2018 20:40
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: New Census Population Estimates
Replies: 72
Views: 9251

Re: New Census Population Estimates

Dallas can be dense all about zoning. Look at LA.
by Tivo_Kenevil
30 May 2018 17:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 42
Views: 8754

Re: West Dallas Developments

Oaxaca LLC seems to be vested pretty heavily in West Dallas. I like their work. Hopefully this is successful
by Tivo_Kenevil
29 May 2018 21:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 346
Views: 49805

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Definitely would be cool to have more hostels or hotels. Preferably more hostels.
by Tivo_Kenevil
25 May 2018 20:26
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: New Census Population Estimates
Replies: 72
Views: 9251

Re: New Census Population Estimates

I found the following link of 2018 U.S. city population figures. I can't tell if this states if this data is according to the U.S. Census Bureau. http://worldpopulationreview.com/us-cities/ Arlington more dense than Dallas? That is very surprising. And good god @ Jacksonville. I thought Dallas's de...
by Tivo_Kenevil
25 May 2018 20:17
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: New Census Population Estimates
Replies: 72
Views: 9251

Re: New Census Population Estimates

I love ft. worth. Magnolia Ave. and Downtown Ft worth have come a long way. West seventh is growing... All great things for cowtown. Thier plans with Trinity river will be their catalyst for more growth. This is a better, attainable, plan than is Dallas' failed attempt(s) to Integrate the Trinity ht...
by Tivo_Kenevil
25 May 2018 20:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey
Replies: 18
Views: 1094

Re: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey

...ugh... I'm starting to hate the direction the Cedars is going... The HSR with it's monstrosity garage, this planned garage (1000 spaces) and the existing lots behind Alamo... What about the neighborhood? How will all these projects integrate... I saw no attempt to mask the HSR garage ( and we wer...
by Tivo_Kenevil
23 May 2018 15:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 60
Views: 4904

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

What is unfortunate is the smaller building at the corner there labeled 2200 Main in this screenshot will be torn down for parking. I am not sad for the historical quality of the building but because the corner will become another lot. Screen Shot 2018-05-23 at 1.05.15 PM.png That's my biggest comp...
by Tivo_Kenevil
23 May 2018 11:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 158
Views: 25175

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

LongonBigD wrote:It seems so odd to not see the Temple painted gray.


It looks better IMO without the paint
by Tivo_Kenevil
23 May 2018 09:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 699
Views: 89987

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

That "no transit" thing is going to hurt them badly when stacked up against other options and they are too far out of the wedge. Since DART was created 93% of the population growth in the DFW metro area has been outside of the DART service area. DART doesn't even serve the entire metropol...
by Tivo_Kenevil
22 May 2018 16:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 83
Views: 12372

Re: West End 1.0

I wish the surface lot next to it would turn into a garage. They could make some money off of the parking there. That's redundant. There's already one two blocks up; West end parking garage. There's tons of parking under woodall as well. I think a new office or residential tower would be great. It ...
by Tivo_Kenevil
21 May 2018 14:17
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 167
Views: 18477

Re: DART D2 Subway

Can we just agree that dart sucks? they would be better off devoting these funds (D2 and cB) to making the world's best BRT system.
by Tivo_Kenevil
18 May 2018 10:30
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 88
Views: 11969

Re: Downtown Progress

Where's Seattle in the list?
by Tivo_Kenevil
17 May 2018 16:26
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 88
Views: 11969

Re: Downtown Progress

"The least dense CBD in Texas, as well as on our 25-city list, is Dallas, with vacant lots in the urban core adding up to 86 acres." What are density / pop. For each CBD? A quick Google shows CBD for Dallas is smaller (sq. Miles) and higher population than Houston... So how can it be that ...
by Tivo_Kenevil
17 May 2018 09:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 60
Views: 4904

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

There needs to be an underground garage somewhere. There's already tons of lots nearby. I really wish this project wasn't so adverse to residential as well. They could build some apartments with extra parking that could be used for the offices. Overall I am content. This stitches CBD , DE,and FM tog...
by Tivo_Kenevil
16 May 2018 12:58
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Garland: old Hypermart site
Replies: 10
Views: 901

Re: Garland: old Hypermart site

cowboyeagle05 wrote:I don't expect Legacy West here but something that moves the city forward besides a car dealership or an industrial warehouse project.


Unfortunately, Garland just produces Used Car Dealerships, Tire shops and industrial complexes.

I think it'll be an industrial complex.
by Tivo_Kenevil
15 May 2018 22:02
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 88
Views: 11969

Re: Downtown Progress

Does anyone know what the plan is for the old Dallas county records building in front of Dealy plaza? I always see it being worked on
by Tivo_Kenevil
15 May 2018 21:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 271
Views: 48034

Re: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)

Wow, T_K, glad to see you took the plunge. So the ceilings and doorways aren't too short in height? Not at all. I got the city view suite. It's bad ass. The bathroom was massive; open concept and modern . The lights through out the room are remote controlled. King size bed! This hotel had tons of f...
by Tivo_Kenevil
15 May 2018 13:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 271
Views: 48034

Re: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)

I rented a room for fun this weekend. This whole is top notch. The bathroom was majestic. And the bar on the 19th floor is bonkers!
by Tivo_Kenevil
15 May 2018 13:41
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Streetcar
Replies: 4
Views: 251

Re: Dallas Streetcar

joshua.dodd wrote:Which streetcars? MATA or the Bishops Arts cars?

Bishop.
by Tivo_Kenevil
15 May 2018 13:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 699
Views: 89987

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

How can Arlington afford so many subsidies? So sad.

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