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by Tivo_Kenevil
26 Jun 2019 15:10
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 169
Views: 31741

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: 597
Views: 159968

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: 378
Views: 78409

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: 378
Views: 78409

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: 356
Views: 81043

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: 24185

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: 162
Views: 36439

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: 24185

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: 19641

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: 378
Views: 78409

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: 448
Views: 108104

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: 448
Views: 108104

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: 126757

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: 95
Views: 24795

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: 24185

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: 307
Views: 64522

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: 19773

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: 19773

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: 597
Views: 159968

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: 91
    Views: 17460

    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: 4043

    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: 78307

    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: 78307

    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: 78307

    Re: Legacy West

    Rich get richer
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    05 Jun 2019 10:19
    Forum: Urban Development
    Topic: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower
    Replies: 55
    Views: 12886

    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: 55
    Views: 12886

    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: 356
    Views: 81043

    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: 242
    Views: 45410

    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: 143
    Views: 35622

    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: 300

    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: 143
    Views: 35622

    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: 32656

    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: 230
    Views: 55877

    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: 143
    Views: 35622

    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: 354

    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: 300
    Views: 66567

    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.
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    23 May 2019 14:54
    Forum: City Issues/News
    Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
    Replies: 300
    Views: 66567

    Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

    Honestly, this a great. If Dallas Gets Uber and Lowe's..that's awesome. If we land both than that would equate more Jobs than the would be HQ2( given that Amazon divided up the jobs across varios locales) .. IDK how Charlotte's rail is... But I know downtown Dallas is pretty good for a sprawling reg...
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    22 May 2019 12:00
    Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
    Topic: Trinity Forest Golf Course
    Replies: 72
    Views: 13930

    Re: Trinity Forest Golf Course

    Honestly, who would go out there given the deluge we had Saturday?
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    21 May 2019 22:45
    Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
    Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
    Replies: 100
    Views: 11800

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

    Does Dallas.Towers.net even cover Dallas anymore?
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    20 May 2019 20:08
    Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
    Topic: Street name changes/proposals
    Replies: 9
    Views: 3139

    Re: Street name changes/proposals

    He deserve it tho.
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    20 May 2019 12:42
    Forum: Urban Development
    Topic: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)
    Replies: 19
    Views: 1364

    Re: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)

    I like the homage to the crescent. I wouldn't mind something like this over here. There's to much glass IMO over here.
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    20 May 2019 09:50
    Forum: Urban Development
    Topic: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)
    Replies: 37
    Views: 5806

    Re: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)

    For a big site like this, you would have expected to see zoning applications and approvals before closing. Some contingencies need to be mitigated before jumping into an endeavor of this scale. Kinda strange that that didn't happen... or, did we just not see it? Could it be that washeburne has team...
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    18 May 2019 18:15
    Forum: Urban Development
    Topic: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)
    Replies: 37
    Views: 5806

    Re: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)

    As developer, what has washeburne accomplished? I ask because this area requires special attention to detail. The area is really cut off from different angles and needs to have some stitching required to make it feel connected. This guy makes me nervous.
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    17 May 2019 23:16
    Forum: Urban Development
    Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
    Replies: 307
    Views: 64522

    Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

    eburress wrote: I can also see this serving as a proof of concept to get some of the other in-town mixed-use projects, like the Spire, off the ground.


    Spire? Ha!
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    16 May 2019 21:09
    Forum: Urban Development
    Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
    Replies: 307
    Views: 64522

    Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

    Uber already has small discrete Office in West End. They have an idea what Dallas has to offer. Hope this HQ happens. Snapchat also small place in Deep Ellum.
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    16 May 2019 12:34
    Forum: Urban Development
    Topic: Victory Park 3.0
    Replies: 591
    Views: 123451

    Re: Victory Park 3.0

    Local Press + Brew has closed in VP. https://www.guidelive.com/food-and-drink/2019/05/15/local-press-coffee-closed-oak-cliff-my-favorite-drink It was oddly run. They never turned the sign on in the mornings—to save money? Anyway at the busiest time of day for a juice place it looked closed. Strange...
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    16 May 2019 12:31
    Forum: Urban Development
    Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
    Replies: 183
    Views: 30244

    Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

    If you don't believe safety is a major concern in that area you are clueless. Thanks to the homeless-industrial complex assaults and property crimes are a daily occurence in that area. I don't get what your arguement is here and how it relates specifically to this project, which is what they're pro...
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    16 May 2019 09:54
    Forum: Urban Development
    Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
    Replies: 183
    Views: 30244

    Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

    I know what NIMBY stands for. Apparently my comment regarding the this project towering over the townhomes was construed as NIMBYsm. I haven’t heard anybody opposing the project. People I know living in the FM are posting Instagrams saying how excited they are. Nah, NIMBY movement underway. Not onl...
    by Tivo_Kenevil
    14 May 2019 13:45
    Forum: Urban Development
    Topic: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn
    Replies: 33
    Views: 4613

    Re: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn

    eburress wrote:^^ Good question. The Toll Brothers tower was news to me too!

    It's actually old news. Another generic infill project; that's probably why u didn't remember it.

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