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by Tivo_Kenevil
20 Mar 2019 10:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 153
Views: 32685

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: 248
Views: 50117

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: 38
Views: 6884

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: 20836

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: 20836

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: 73
Views: 7061

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: 9570

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: 73
Views: 7061

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: 139
Views: 29557

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: 519
Views: 128121

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: 519
Views: 128121

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.
by Tivo_Kenevil
15 Mar 2019 01:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 519
Views: 128121

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

Sorry, I don't find this tower appealing.
by Tivo_Kenevil
14 Mar 2019 09:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 497
Views: 98841

Re: Victory Park 3.0

How would you say VP is in terms of Neighborhood amenities?
by Tivo_Kenevil
12 Mar 2019 13:14
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: DART: Bus system
Replies: 15
Views: 3503

Re: DART: Bus system

Dart is so ass backwards...
by Tivo_Kenevil
11 Mar 2019 12:20
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 73
Views: 7061

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

I'm quite shocked. About a year or so ago, I was convinced that development in Austin was nearing its peak and that DFW will emerge as the true Texas powerhouse. I do still think that 'tipping point' will occur, but I underestimated how much steam Austin would have left in its local economy. Austin...
by Tivo_Kenevil
11 Mar 2019 12:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Mockingbird Station
Replies: 67
Views: 14699

Re: Dallas Mockingbird Station

Meanwhile, across the street neighbors in The Highland tower are fighting a new proposed zoning change that would allow a 300 ft tower to be built in a lot south of their tower. https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Dallas-Residents-Fight-High-Rise-Rezoning-Proposal-506970301.html?amp=y The state "...
by Tivo_Kenevil
06 Mar 2019 14:40
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 253
Views: 41963

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

I wonder if the city could pass eliminating parking requirements for transit adjacent projects to spur development and ridership going forward and it would also encourage more urban density in the city. I have seen that some other cities have already done this. San Diego just did this. Get w the pr...
by Tivo_Kenevil
04 Mar 2019 20:32
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 224
Views: 42865

Re: the Cotton Belt line

It really should be a color. Naming it anything else just goes against the rest of system.
by Tivo_Kenevil
01 Mar 2019 09:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 129
Views: 22130

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

lakewoodhobo wrote:My favorite thing to come out of the East Quarter development so far. This is what the Masonic Temple would look like if you traveled back in time.

IMG_6369.jpg


What a beautiful restoration.
by Tivo_Kenevil
27 Feb 2019 10:01
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Replies: 75
Views: 14336

Re: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava

I still don't get why it can't be opened. Under what case study is a few walkers or joggers going to be in more danger than the tons of cars already passing by? Well for a couple reasons.. 1) The Highway isn't supported by the cables. Only the pedestrian portion. 2) the cables have failed stress te...
by Tivo_Kenevil
27 Feb 2019 09:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School
Replies: 52
Views: 11107

Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

jetnd87 wrote:Is the consensus here somehow that IH-345 isn't a monstrosity which has no business cutting through our urban core?

Nah, only Baby boomers and Gen X'ers think it's beautiful and the life blood of the city.
by Tivo_Kenevil
26 Feb 2019 09:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School
Replies: 52
Views: 11107

Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Another high-rise with an above ground exposed garage....booooo...
by Tivo_Kenevil
23 Feb 2019 15:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 383
Views: 86908

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Talked to somebody at Drever this week. He said the building should resume full construction in March. Thanks for the update! I will always be forever skeptical when it comes to this project, but I appreciate the update very much. How many restarts have we've had now... This is ridiculous, either g...
by Tivo_Kenevil
23 Feb 2019 00:58
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 73
Views: 7061

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

Austins downtown puts Dallas n Houston to shame! Facts.
by Tivo_Kenevil
22 Feb 2019 14:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 139
Views: 29557

Re: West End 1.0

DPatel304 wrote:
Grand Opening Party for Common Desk - Factory Six03
Thu, February 7, 2019
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM CST

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grand-open ... 5175351963


So did they pereserve the arcade in the basement?!?!
by Tivo_Kenevil
22 Feb 2019 09:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Hines Project - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 27
Views: 1719

Re: Deep Ellum: Hines Project - 2700 Commerce

https://shopcompanies.com/sites/default/files/styles/rs_property-thumbnail_1500w/public/View%2001.jpg?itok=tPT1a5qo If this happens, it will definitely spice things up on Commerce, for sure. And, will put quite the crimp/cramp on parking availability for events at the Bomb Factory and Canton Hall. ...
by Tivo_Kenevil
22 Feb 2019 01:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Hines Project - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 27
Views: 1719

Re: Deep Ellum: Hines Project - 2700 Commerce

DPatel304 - you're spot on. So much of Dallas was unlocked - at least from a dinner / night-life perspective - with the arrival of Uber. Our taxi ecosystem is atrocious on just about every dimension. So you had three real options: drive drunk, drive and not drink, or go through the annoyance of ord...
by Tivo_Kenevil
22 Feb 2019 00:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Hines Project - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 27
Views: 1719

Re: Deep Ellum: Hines Project - 2700 Commerce

I know this is going to be a bit of an unpopular opinion on the forum, but IMO we're rapidly approaching the point at which the city is going to have to build a public parking garage in the area if the retail developments want to continue to get the same volume of out of the neighborhood traffic th...
by Tivo_Kenevil
21 Feb 2019 17:24
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-345
Replies: 149
Views: 25627

Re: I-345

Seems fishy... How can you have grass under a highway? AstroTurf? Fútsal?

There's already a futsal pitch nearby in Farmers.
by Tivo_Kenevil
20 Feb 2019 13:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 507
Views: 106185

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

If you put about 10 times the amount of living available down there you would not see empty restaurants. I don't understand why there is not much more available living space both apartments and townhomes in that area. That's really the next step for the neighborhood. You already see some of that in...
by Tivo_Kenevil
19 Feb 2019 21:59
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 73
Views: 7061

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

Austin taking over the Texas Economy
by Tivo_Kenevil
19 Feb 2019 17:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 40
Views: 4348

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

I don't know if this was posted, but Tacos Mariachi seems to have added a second location in the former Crisp Salad spot on Lower Greenville. I've been to the one in West Dallas and they have solid, authentic Tex-Mex breakfast tacos and burritos. None of that Tacodeli type nonsense. They been there...
by Tivo_Kenevil
18 Feb 2019 18:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 248
Views: 50117

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Sounds like another stirr...
I will take Komodo over what ever was there before . Oh yeah nothing.
by Tivo_Kenevil
18 Feb 2019 14:10
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Introducing the 2019 Dallas Mayoral Candidates - D Magazine
Replies: 3
Views: 272

Re: Introducing the 2019 Dallas Mayoral Candidates - D Magazine

Laura Miller is out of touch with the city .. If they want to reduce traffic on NW HWY, then get rid of the retail (yeah right)... Not to mention NW HWY is used to access an airport and a key job center..there's always going to be people using that road.. even people who don't live in district 13. T...
by Tivo_Kenevil
16 Feb 2019 13:58
Forum: The Pitch
Topic: Dallas may get XFL franchise
Replies: 12
Views: 938

Re: Dallas may get XFL franchise

Name.. who watch me?
by Tivo_Kenevil
15 Feb 2019 10:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Riverfront Blvd Hotel / Residential Towers
Replies: 14
Views: 936

Re: Riverfront Blvd Hotel / Residential Towers

Tucy wrote:
lakewoodhobo wrote:Screen Shot 2019-02-14 at 3.54.17 PM.jpg


Where are people seeing a Hard Rock logo (or any logo) in that rendering?


Look at the tower on the left. At the midpoint of the tower on the right there's a white logo.
by Tivo_Kenevil
14 Feb 2019 17:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Riverfront Blvd Hotel / Residential Towers
Replies: 14
Views: 936

Re: Riverfront Blvd Hotel / Residential Towers

joshua.dodd wrote:This will have an interesting impact on the skyline dynamics.

Looks like it will be 20 stories
by Tivo_Kenevil
14 Feb 2019 14:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1035
Views: 194657

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Another angle: some locals are claiming they were fine with HQ plan and that outsiders were being bussed in to sink the deal. Outside of the politicians, I don't know of a single person in Queens who wanted them there. I highly doubt the working class families nearby wanted anything to do with HQ2....
by Tivo_Kenevil
14 Feb 2019 11:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1035
Views: 194657

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

This whole thing was such a disaster for Amazon... Bezos is taking L's left and right...

Divorce..
No Prenuptial...
Tabloid Fodder....
Blackmail...
HQ 2 Protests...
And Queens Rejection!

Rough 2019!
by Tivo_Kenevil
14 Feb 2019 11:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1035
Views: 194657

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Also ....ROFL LOLOLOLOL!
by Tivo_Kenevil
14 Feb 2019 11:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1035
Views: 194657

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Amazon Drops Plans For New York Headquarters https://n.pr/2X3QfUj
by Tivo_Kenevil
14 Feb 2019 10:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Convention Center
Replies: 31
Views: 6056

Re: Dallas Convention Center

Can we just destroy this money pit already? It's such a waste of land and really acts more of a barrier than anything else.
by Tivo_Kenevil
13 Feb 2019 16:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 497
Views: 98841

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Welp, for anyone worrying that the notorious Uptown crowd will be taking over Deep Ellum, it seems a beacon is starting to emit from Victory Park. Dibs, bros! The Design District will be the next to fall after that... We've even saying that for years..But Dunehill Partners keep sitting. I think the...
by Tivo_Kenevil
13 Feb 2019 15:14
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 201
Views: 45207

Re: DFW Economy

I think 2019 will be down year. Hopefully I'm wrong.
by Tivo_Kenevil
13 Feb 2019 15:12
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 330
Views: 68893

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

For those curious, per Wikipedia, the population of Leon County as of the 2010 Census was 16,801. After all the back and forth on this, I am honestly kind of amazed that our highway system even exists. The difference is that the highways benefit the rural areas, and the benefits outweigh the negati...

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