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by Tivo_Kenevil
17 Jan 2020 14:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 238
Views: 79349

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Is this tower different than the 17 story building that the farmers market ppl were crying about?
by Tivo_Kenevil
17 Jan 2020 13:48
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 289
Views: 59269

Re: I-345

They could double deck the lanes. One on top the others. I'd be okay if they just removed all the on/off ramps. That's the biggest impediment imo.
by Tivo_Kenevil
17 Jan 2020 07:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 110
Views: 39924

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

Polar Bear Ashburns building is on fire and burning to the ground. Screen Shot 2020-01-16 at 10.20.02 PM.jpg Thank God. Yeah it’s been a dump for years, but only because the owners let it get that way. If you or I owned a house and let it rot like that, we would be up to our eyeballs in code violat...
by Tivo_Kenevil
17 Jan 2020 00:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 110
Views: 39924

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

lakewoodhobo wrote:Polar Bear Ashburns building is on fire and burning to the ground.

Screen Shot 2020-01-16 at 10.20.02 PM.jpg

Thank God.
by Tivo_Kenevil
15 Jan 2020 20:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - 505 North Ervay (owned by First Baptist)
Replies: 95
Views: 18990

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

lakewoodhobo wrote:They must've gotten a massive discount on those precast concrete panels because here is project #3 with the same faux 3D brick pattern.

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What can I say bro.. Jesus Saves $$
by Tivo_Kenevil
15 Jan 2020 16:06
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 306
Views: 99373

Re: Silver Line

art_suckz wrote:IMO the parking lots should be shopping centers with businesses paying leases to DART

All Dart lots should be mixed used stations. Imagine having a couple Mockingbird stations around town. That's just good for everyone including non-DART riders.
by Tivo_Kenevil
15 Jan 2020 10:32
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: New Census Population Estimates
Replies: 123
Views: 35152

Re: New Census Population Estimates

Can confirm Garland and Mesquite and Parts South of the Irving Convention Center in Irving are in rough shape. Arlington is ugly everywhere. I think Plano and Richardson have done a better job in staying relevant and more liveable when compared to other inner ring Suburbs. Im not familiar with Carro...
by Tivo_Kenevil
14 Jan 2020 17:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 282
Views: 87503

Re: AT&T Discovery District

That sky bridge is such an eyesore
by Tivo_Kenevil
14 Jan 2020 13:39
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 306
Views: 99373

Re: Silver Line

One area I wish we DART thought about more is a circle around Dallas county and more service to Mesquite areas. Purple Line anyone? ... Mesquite, Allen, McKinney, Frisco have already said they don't want to be part of Dart. Why does everyone keep dreaming of expansion, towards areas that don't want...
by Tivo_Kenevil
13 Jan 2020 18:06
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 289
Views: 59269

Re: I-345

"Trenching" 345 doesn't free up real estate though. I doubt anything but 1 story buildings would be allowed above a cut and cover "trench" rather do Riverfront and 35 than i345
by Tivo_Kenevil
13 Jan 2020 17:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 282
Views: 87503

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Any idea on the pricing?
by Tivo_Kenevil
13 Jan 2020 13:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 103
Views: 27766

Re: Lower Greenville Development

It'll probably be converted to a local Tex Mex spot.
by Tivo_Kenevil
13 Jan 2020 10:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 174
Views: 65001

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

Well, that just means the Central Market development can include that land in their following phase. Could be part of the slowdown. If the land was suddenly available they might have sent the project back to be redesigned to take the land into account particularly if previous versions had this land...
by Tivo_Kenevil
13 Jan 2020 10:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 706
Views: 223019

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Man, not HKS...
by Tivo_Kenevil
11 Jan 2020 11:24
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: General roads/transport. issues
Replies: 26
Views: 7599

Re: General roads/transport. issues

He never said anything about toll roads tho lol
by Tivo_Kenevil
11 Jan 2020 00:01
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 289
Views: 59269

Re: I-345

mhainli wrote:Trench 345 with thru lanes only in the trench, local and DT access at surface, deck park possibilities in several locations.. seems like the only viable option

I'd rather trench 30 and 35
by Tivo_Kenevil
10 Jan 2020 13:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 706
Views: 223019

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Sterling Bay sounds like a Barbados Rum distillery. I can't un-think this.
by Tivo_Kenevil
10 Jan 2020 00:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: City Lights
Replies: 107
Views: 42767

Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

Tnexster wrote:Driving around downtown today and happened to find myself looking right at this tower. Haven't really appreciated how much of an impact this building has on the east side of 345.

This has got the be the slowest building project from the last 3 yrs
by Tivo_Kenevil
10 Jan 2020 00:15
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Reverchon Park
Replies: 40
Views: 7932

Re: Reverchon Park

Boooo....watch them add a hulking garage to the property.
by Tivo_Kenevil
09 Jan 2020 18:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - 505 North Ervay (owned by First Baptist)
Replies: 95
Views: 18990

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

FB doesn't release any renders or make announcements as to what is coming here. They know the development is pure ass.
by Tivo_Kenevil
08 Jan 2020 21:50
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Reverchon Park
Replies: 40
Views: 7932

Re: Reverchon Park

Better yet just get rid of the baseball field and add more park!
by Tivo_Kenevil
08 Jan 2020 20:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 478
Views: 190139

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

.... These stores shouldn't be asking for handouts.glad the city came to their senses.
by Tivo_Kenevil
08 Jan 2020 00:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Fort Worth: Dickies Arena
Replies: 27
Views: 5061

Re: Fort Worth: Dickies Arena

Sigh... The last thing the region needs is another music venue.It's like venues just keep cannibalizing each other. Somethings gotta give.
by Tivo_Kenevil
08 Jan 2020 00:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 706
Views: 223019

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Is this the reelfx space? Can't decide if this is uglier than the Hines Deep ellum project or not :/
by Tivo_Kenevil
03 Jan 2020 13:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: Old Parkland
Replies: 40
Views: 8845

Re: Oaklawn: Old Parkland

exelone31 wrote:I may be in the minority, but I would gladly take these faux historic buildings over a generic wall of apartments.


People > Faux-Landmark
by Tivo_Kenevil
03 Jan 2020 13:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: Old Parkland
Replies: 40
Views: 8845

Re: Oaklawn: Old Parkland

I am fine with them building the tower but why are they just adding gaudier tower for what appears to be no reason? Like even its location on the site seems kinda thrown in like some sort of Sim City throw-in. Did they get a new Dallas Money expansion pack? +10 for Sim City Reference But seriously....
by Tivo_Kenevil
03 Jan 2020 10:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: Old Parkland
Replies: 40
Views: 8845

Re: Oaklawn: Old Parkland

Is it really a "public" landmark?... Old Parkland seems like the Willy Wonka factory. No one ever comes in, and no one ever comes out.

Hardly will be noticed by the public.
by Tivo_Kenevil
02 Jan 2020 23:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey
Replies: 66
Views: 16096

Re: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey

tamtagon wrote:Is this still a thing?

Safe to say it's dead
by Tivo_Kenevil
02 Jan 2020 13:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Most Exciting Projects of 2020
Replies: 36
Views: 2754

Re: Most Exciting Projects of 2020

As a Richardson resident, I am excited to see the transformation of its downtown area. I think it could have the potential to join the ranks of charming downtowns like Plano, McKinney, Carrollton, etc. Not the biggest project of the year by any stretch, but exciting times in my northern burb. It's ...
by Tivo_Kenevil
31 Dec 2019 20:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 166
Views: 50826

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

R1070 wrote:Is this the current rendering? 33 floors is shorter than mentioned in articles.

No. This is from 2 yrs ago
by Tivo_Kenevil
28 Dec 2019 11:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 166
Views: 50826

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

Does anyone know if the project is still a twin tower plan? I'd love to see two 42 stories buildings facing downtown..
by Tivo_Kenevil
23 Dec 2019 18:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 438
Views: 153924

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

"Aggie owned and operated". Lol
by Tivo_Kenevil
23 Dec 2019 14:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 706
Views: 223019

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

I think the cedars will/should be the "edgy" part of town now.
by Tivo_Kenevil
20 Dec 2019 18:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Field Street District
Replies: 22
Views: 2728

Re: Downtown Dallas: Field Street District

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... trict.html

"The development team says it will wait to break ground on the project until an anchor office tenant is found."

The project is Nothing more than lure at this point.
by Tivo_Kenevil
20 Dec 2019 09:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 166
Views: 50826

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

So is this the Lexi or the Forum...
by Tivo_Kenevil
20 Dec 2019 09:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 166
Views: 50826

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

exelone31 wrote:15 levels of parking!!!!

I'm still waiting on a 42 story parking tower called The Parker.
by Tivo_Kenevil
19 Dec 2019 10:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Field Street District
Replies: 22
Views: 2728

Re: Downtown Dallas: Field Street District

So, segregating systems and people from various companies or even business units within a company is more important than having a single fortress with a hard entry point. This is one of the reason 'campus' offices took off... You can put finance in one section, IT in another, customer care in their...
by Tivo_Kenevil
19 Dec 2019 09:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Field Street District
Replies: 22
Views: 2728

Re: Downtown Dallas: Field Street District

Well if the rumors are true..why not consolidate the office towers into one large tower?

The "double" podium would effectively become the second half of the combined tower.
by Tivo_Kenevil
18 Dec 2019 11:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Mockingbird Station
Replies: 118
Views: 36643

Re: Dallas Mockingbird Station

The rendering focuses on Trees and an already built Dart station instead of the actual new development -____-
by Tivo_Kenevil
17 Dec 2019 12:51
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Arlington Development and Transportation Projects
Replies: 57
Views: 15718

Re: Arlington Development and Transportation Projects

Me: Arlington may have the worst City Plan I've ever seen..

Mesquite:..ahem...
by Tivo_Kenevil
16 Dec 2019 10:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 706
Views: 223019

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Long Live the Gypsy Tea Room.
by Tivo_Kenevil
15 Dec 2019 21:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 103
Views: 27766

Re: Lower Greenville Development

R1070 wrote:That Sam’s spot needs to be re-developed to mixed use.

They should bring back the bronco bowl there
by Tivo_Kenevil
15 Dec 2019 16:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Mockingbird Station
Replies: 118
Views: 36643

Re: Dallas Mockingbird Station

TC is the developer? Oh boy.
by Tivo_Kenevil
13 Dec 2019 13:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 680
Views: 230965

Re: Victory Park 3.0

I went to Chipotle yesterday. Line was out the door. There needs to more fast casual in the area. Jimmy John's is still there; but it's Jimmy John's... I'd like to see maybe a Torchy's or something along those lines. How was the foot traffic overall in that area when you went? Pretty good actually ...
by Tivo_Kenevil
13 Dec 2019 10:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Shraman South Asian Museum
Replies: 144
Views: 35803

Re: Shraman South Asian Museum

Duda Paine was the design architect on the new Pioneer building in Irving, but HKS was the administrative architect-of-record on that project whose aesthetics are not assthetic Duda Paine actually does great design work. The design on The Republic tower in Austin was great I thought. But this HKS p...
by Tivo_Kenevil
13 Dec 2019 10:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Shraman South Asian Museum
Replies: 144
Views: 35803

Re: Shraman South Asian Museum

I want it built for the sake of them filling up those hideous parking lots, but the design is not world class or striking. It's actually a bit ugly to be honest. We need something GORGEOUS there. This is a by product of hiring HKS as your architect. Look at their portfolio. Not one single design th...
by Tivo_Kenevil
13 Dec 2019 10:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 680
Views: 230965

Re: Victory Park 3.0

I went to Chipotle yesterday. Line was out the door. There needs to more fast casual in the area. Jimmy John's is still there; but it's Jimmy John's... I'd like to see maybe a Torchy's or something along those lines.
by Tivo_Kenevil
13 Dec 2019 09:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Shraman South Asian Museum
Replies: 144
Views: 35803

Re: Shraman South Asian Museum

I want it built for the sake of them filling up those hideous parking lots, but the design is not world class or striking. It's actually a bit ugly to be honest. We need something GORGEOUS there. This is a by product of hiring HKS as your architect. Look at their portfolio. Not one single design th...
by Tivo_Kenevil
12 Dec 2019 22:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 240
Views: 81519

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

Very underwhelming development for the area. I realize the east side doesn't have the demand that the Uptown side does, but I hate to see prime real estate used on developments such as this. I mean.... I don't hate it.. there's no business putting a large apartment tower right now.. but would start...
by Tivo_Kenevil
12 Dec 2019 18:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Shraman South Asian Museum
Replies: 144
Views: 35803

Re: Shraman South Asian Museum

Looks like a 25 story wall of glass.

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