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by Tivo_Kenevil
24 Nov 2017 13:29
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava

DPatel304 wrote:So is the pedestrian portion of the bridge still blocked off? Beautiful pictures!

Yep, I don't know what they're working on still. But there is literally no sidewalks that pedestrians can use to even walk up to the bridge. It's rather lame to be honest.
by Tivo_Kenevil
23 Nov 2017 23:27
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava

Cool I was trespassing tonight and man there's so much potential for this area.
by Tivo_Kenevil
22 Nov 2017 13:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Ross Tower / 500 N. Akard
Replies: 9
Views: 980

Re: Ross Tower / 500 N. Akard

Tnexster wrote:I work in Ross Tower and am really enjoying being in the middle of so much activity.


Can't decipher if this is sarcasm..
by Tivo_Kenevil
22 Nov 2017 13:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 184
Views: 17340

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

The Drever is Thankful for.. Financing.
by Tivo_Kenevil
19 Nov 2017 11:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Synn Building 1217 Main St
Replies: 85
Views: 10546

Re: Downtown Dallas: Synn Building 1217 Main St

Great addition. My only complaint is that they used the light color pattern as the exterior as the floor design. The floors get noticeably dirty very quickly during the lunch hour. Other than that A++!
by Tivo_Kenevil
19 Nov 2017 11:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 163
Views: 15553

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

The more i see this project. The more I don't like it. Idk the style is very uninspiring.
by Tivo_Kenevil
18 Nov 2017 22:12
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: The Daily Digital 4.0
Replies: 23
Views: 2618

Re: The Daily Digital 4.0

Nice angle!
by Tivo_Kenevil
18 Nov 2017 21:37
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: The Daily Digital 4.0
Replies: 23
Views: 2618

Re: The Daily Digital 4.0

Meh fake bridge.
by Tivo_Kenevil
18 Nov 2017 15:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 184
Views: 17340

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

I think Drever will get new financing.
by Tivo_Kenevil
16 Nov 2017 20:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 452
Views: 18398

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

buildingswithlegs wrote:Is it me or is all this wildly inappropriate for a forum about urban development?


Yeah, I agree. Can we just drop this?
by Tivo_Kenevil
16 Nov 2017 17:22
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas Bike Share: VBikes, Spin, LimeBike
Replies: 78
Views: 8647

Re: Dallas Bike Share: VBikes, Spin, LimeBike

The v bikes were so uncomfortable. This looks good.
by Tivo_Kenevil
16 Nov 2017 17:12
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: MATA: M-Line Trolley
Replies: 70
Views: 5472

Re: MATA: M-Line Trolley

I know the wrapping helps with cost. But that really kills the charm from these beautiful cars
by Tivo_Kenevil
16 Nov 2017 15:52
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: MATA: M-Line Trolley
Replies: 70
Views: 5472

Re: MATA: M-Line Trolley

Don't they have their names on them?
by Tivo_Kenevil
16 Nov 2017 15:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 74
Views: 6414

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

I love the lower-rise buildings here, I just wish we had more retail on the ground floor. Can't support retail everywhere without density. You're only going to get that with midrise once you have midrise everywhere, not just a few here and there (which I would completely support). And even our high...
by Tivo_Kenevil
16 Nov 2017 13:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 452
Views: 18398

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Let's all be mindful of others and their views.


With that said, I hope politics doesn't affect our bid. Shame if that negates our bid
by Tivo_Kenevil
16 Nov 2017 08:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 452
Views: 18398

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Thank god they are making their decision before the bathroom bill gets passed in the next legislative session. Otherwise, we wouldn’t even be in the running for this project. Business community has been very vocal against it. I'm not sure it passes. Furthermore, I highly doubt that Amazon isn't awa...
by Tivo_Kenevil
15 Nov 2017 20:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 123
Views: 11884

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

R1070 wrote:Also remember On the Border will be moving to downtown so that the lot on Knox can be redeveloped.


Where in downtown? OTB would be cool there.
by Tivo_Kenevil
15 Nov 2017 09:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)
Replies: 148
Views: 17740

Re: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)

It's okay. Nothing great. I wanna see it at night w/ LED lighting.
by Tivo_Kenevil
14 Nov 2017 15:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: New downtown Houston Urban Plan
Replies: 3
Views: 227

Re: New downtown Houston Urban Plan

Wow that's is great
by Tivo_Kenevil
14 Nov 2017 15:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 184
Views: 17340

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

That sucks. GAME OVER
by Tivo_Kenevil
14 Nov 2017 14:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 452
Views: 18398

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Dallas needs more recreation and outdoor activities. Trinity River Park may be a catalyst for the city in improving in those aspects. But we're still decades away from that happening.
by Tivo_Kenevil
14 Nov 2017 09:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 74
Views: 6414

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

Wish we had towers instead of complexes
by Tivo_Kenevil
12 Nov 2017 16:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 88
Views: 6935

Re: The Cedars Developments

Tnexster wrote:
Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Heritage village is under appreciated


True, I have lived here for 27 years and have never been.

Check it out. It's quite lovely. I took some friends from Ireland there. Real Charming.
by Tivo_Kenevil
10 Nov 2017 17:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 165
Views: 16484

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Nice find. Is this the Kroger that was proposed a while back or something else?

If I recall correctly there was to be a Kroger in downtown, not deep ellum.

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... own-dallas
by Tivo_Kenevil
10 Nov 2017 10:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: Cinépolis /The 23 (~273 FT / 23 ST)
Replies: 90
Views: 13070

Re: Victory Park: Cinépolis /The 23 (~273 FT / 23 ST)

VP Secret: The Sopressata and Sausage (Roman Style) pizza in Olivellas in VP, is the best pizza in town.
by Tivo_Kenevil
09 Nov 2017 16:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 184
Views: 17340

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

My architect friend said that he was surprised that they were even going to try to keep the marble and not just resurface with a new material. Much cheaper and easier. It is apparent that they are not taking the easier cheaper way out with this project and that progress is happening so I am going t...
by Tivo_Kenevil
09 Nov 2017 16:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 183
Views: 17017

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

Does it even have retail space? They should at least build in mind for future use. Also, easy on the stucco.
by Tivo_Kenevil
06 Nov 2017 15:00
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas Trail System
Replies: 56
Views: 4824

Re: Dallas Trail System

northsouth wrote:The Mockingbird Pedestrian Bridge finally opened last week, surprised no one has mentioned it yet.



I shall check it out.
by Tivo_Kenevil
06 Nov 2017 11:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 88
Views: 6935

Re: The Cedars Developments

Heritage village is under appreciated
by Tivo_Kenevil
05 Nov 2017 23:51
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Margaret Hunt Hill bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Replies: 11
Views: 439

Re: Margaret Hunt Hill bridge by Santiago Calatrava

Cool picture and article. The Erasmus bridge in Rotterdam is cool. I love that bridge. It's such an awesome modern design. BTW, when will Margaret McDermott bridge be done? Wasn't it scheduled to be completed in the summer? I posted this question in another thread months ago. But I guess no one know...
by Tivo_Kenevil
03 Nov 2017 17:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 452
Views: 18398

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

It's definitely the schools that attract young talent.
by Tivo_Kenevil
01 Nov 2017 14:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 452
Views: 18398

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Study names New York No. 1 contender for Amazon HQ2, with San Francisco and Seattle close behind "The study looked at data on public transportation, cost of living and doing business, quality of life amenities, the size of the tech workforce, access to higher education and tax policies to form...
by Tivo_Kenevil
31 Oct 2017 23:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 156
Views: 19775

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

Hwulivn wrote:That parking garage tho.....just horrendous.


Is that it? I thought it was to be clad in glass?
by Tivo_Kenevil
31 Oct 2017 23:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: High Point Crossing
Replies: 10
Views: 462

Re: High Point Crossing

I am sure it will be stucco with some light stonework to attract the retailers currently on the Skillman Abrams side. Marshalls and DD's Discounts is already there. I assume they would jump ship in a minute to be on the Northwest Hwy side. This whole area reminds me of Town East Mall because I have...
by Tivo_Kenevil
31 Oct 2017 18:14
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas Bike Share: VBikes, Spin, LimeBike
Replies: 78
Views: 8647

Re: Dallas Bike Share: VBikes, Spin, LimeBike

^ what a crappy article. He says Dallas can't handle Bike share. But doesn't define what "Handles" mean... from what I could infer it means "My biggest complaints are the scattered bikes (Get over it) and vandalized bikes" (Are they yours?)... Yawn....
by Tivo_Kenevil
31 Oct 2017 11:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: High Point Crossing
Replies: 10
Views: 462

Re: High Point Crossing

There's already multiple shopping centers exactly like this down and across the street. What a waste. The NW & skillman shopping center has basically everything. What else could be needed in the area.. there's a Sam's, Target, Kohl's, Chic Fila , Banks, various chain fast food Restaurants. This ...
by Tivo_Kenevil
31 Oct 2017 11:39
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 93
Views: 5481

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

I'm writing something for my neighborhood association about Hampton Station but wanted to make sure I had my facts correct. Are there any other DART stations that have indoor waiting areas with bathrooms and vending machines? Cityplace is clearly indoors and likely has restrooms, but all other stat...
by Tivo_Kenevil
27 Oct 2017 14:15
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 93
Views: 5481

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

I can't even remember the last time I saw someone checking tickets on a train. The honor system only works if it is policed heavily otherwise we need to gate up the whole system and if caught without a ticket the penalty is way higher. I wonder how costly it would be to gate up the whole system. I ...
by Tivo_Kenevil
27 Oct 2017 10:35
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 93
Views: 5481

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Ouch. Having ridden the Green Line every day for 6 years, cant say I disagree that this is a problem because it is. Vagrants on the train, West End station is shall we say "salty." So many opportunities to improve operations but as Ive said for years, DART sucks at running a business... h...
by Tivo_Kenevil
26 Oct 2017 11:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 452
Views: 18398

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Winning the competition for HQ2 will add an important block of support from the Usual Movers & Shakers (Dallas Citizens Council) to expedite the transformation of DART. Losing the competition for HQ2 could do the same. Keeping the need (and cost benefit) of better mass transit in the face of mu...
by Tivo_Kenevil
25 Oct 2017 16:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)
Replies: 148
Views: 17740

Re: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)

Are those LEDs...cause you know how we feel about LEDs in this town...
by Tivo_Kenevil
25 Oct 2017 14:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 452
Views: 18398

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I read an interesting article the other day that question the 'transit' requirement on the RFP altogether. The thought being... with shared rides, ride hailing, and autonomous vehicles, is traditional transit something even worth considering when building out an HQ ten years from now. Not totally s...
by Tivo_Kenevil
25 Oct 2017 10:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 452
Views: 18398

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Their indifference to Transit and underwhelming Urban Fabric This is a rather unfair assertion that is further from the truth. Compared to east coast cities like New York and Philadelphia, Dallas is a very young city. The city itself is no more than 170 years old. It's an evolving city, and so is i...
by Tivo_Kenevil
24 Oct 2017 22:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)
Replies: 18
Views: 3094

Re: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)

citygeek wrote:Typo--my bad. 40 would be awesome but it's announced at 30 stories. 901 Commerce, DTFW


That's still awesome. FW FTW!
by Tivo_Kenevil
24 Oct 2017 21:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 452
Views: 18398

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

...if anything just know Dallas has a good shot. Will it win?... I don't like to get my hopes for winning the lotto... But I will say this..if in fact Dallas gets it. It will be redemption for Boeing. The investments city leaders made to the core would be validated overnight...
by Tivo_Kenevil
24 Oct 2017 18:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)
Replies: 18
Views: 3094

Re: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)

OK. I just stopped by the construction site and spoke with Mike, the Construction Manager (there were a number of men in and out of the construction trailer complex) and they are indeed beginning the project. He also mentioned a project in Lakewood and the 40-story apartment tower in downtown Fort ...
by Tivo_Kenevil
24 Oct 2017 12:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 452
Views: 18398

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I just don't think Atlanta or Dallas offer what Amazon wants. Their indifference to Transit and underwhelming Urban Fabric just doesn't seem like a good fit for what Amazon seems to prefer. They offer great business environments but is it significantly better than what Philly is offering? Perhaps, b...
by Tivo_Kenevil
23 Oct 2017 23:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 452
Views: 18398

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

^I think you mean San Fernando Valley, not San Bernardino Valley? I'd love to see Dallas get Amazon HQ2 for all the obvious reasons but also just to see the heads explode on all the hipsters in Brooklyn, Manhattan, San Francisco, Hollywood, Portland and Austin. No worries,Amazon will go to Boston o...

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