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by Tivo_Kenevil
17 Nov 2018 01:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 308
Views: 54561

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

The hotel and residential were false promises. This has always been about the garage.
by Tivo_Kenevil
16 Nov 2018 13:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 52
Views: 10964

Re: West Dallas Developments

I was in the area yesterday...and anyone know what the large building going up is in the 2200 block of Fort Worth Avenue? It's right next to that new shopping center and in front of those (horrible) new apartments just west of Hampton and Fort Worth Ave. At first glance, it looks like a grocery sto...
by Tivo_Kenevil
16 Nov 2018 10:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 52
Views: 10964

Re: West Dallas Developments

I was in the area yesterday...and anyone know what the large building going up is in the 2200 block of Fort Worth Avenue? It's right next to that new shopping center and in front of those (horrible) new apartments just west of Hampton and Fort Worth Ave. At first glance, it looks like a grocery sto...
by Tivo_Kenevil
14 Nov 2018 11:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 926
Views: 128355

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

But it is a beautiful proposal... Who knows, maybe KDC can get a bite from someone else. Otherwise, it seems The Smart District is probably dead. That's what I'm most interested to know. KDC, said that they expected to move dirt by end of year in this project. I'm assuming that all hinged on Amazon...
by Tivo_Kenevil
13 Nov 2018 09:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 926
Views: 128355

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

East Coast Bias. LOLOL
by Tivo_Kenevil
12 Nov 2018 09:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 926
Views: 128355

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

CRE_Investor wrote:I would argue a majority of them would be more than happy to move to Dallas to make six figures working for Amazon.


Couldn't the same be said for any metro? People relocate all the time.
by Tivo_Kenevil
11 Nov 2018 18:26
Forum: Art + Sol
Topic: UT-Dallas gets art collection, new museum
Replies: 10
Views: 545

Re: UT-Dallas gets art collection, new museum

You seem to have a personal vendetta against UTD Tivo? The campus really truely has changed in the past decade. You should go check it out. UTD started as a research school for engineering. The fact that UTD has expended the way it has, is entirely due to the fact that the school is trying new thin...
by Tivo_Kenevil
09 Nov 2018 15:52
Forum: Art + Sol
Topic: UT-Dallas gets art collection, new museum
Replies: 10
Views: 545

Re: UT-Dallas gets art collection, new museum

I'm really stoked for my alma mater to get this collection and museum. I have no clue about what other universities have in terms of art collections (aside from the Meadows Museum at SMU), but I wonder how this stacks up? It'd be really cool to have a revered art destination up north, besides the A...
by Tivo_Kenevil
09 Nov 2018 10:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Davis Building
Replies: 37
Views: 5599

Re: Davis Building

Yeah "Drakestone" is cringey. I don't even know what that is.. when I hear it I envision this....
by Tivo_Kenevil
08 Nov 2018 21:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Davis Building
Replies: 37
Views: 5599

Re: Davis Building

Here's a Glamourus PR article about Headington's investments. And Some tidbits about Headingtons plans with the Davis bldg. https://commercialobserver.com/2018/11/eye-on-dallas-headington-companies/ "In Dallas, Headington’s expansion push is far from over. In March, it announced the acquisition...
by Tivo_Kenevil
07 Nov 2018 23:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 455
Views: 66185

Re: Victory Park 3.0

What we really need is more affordable and/or micro units.

A bunch of high end apartments creates a snooty ghost town
by Tivo_Kenevil
07 Nov 2018 21:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 926
Views: 128355

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I'm going to be honest. I wanted Amazon to come here and now I don't. It's too much. Downtown hasn't changed much in the last 20 years but places like Plano went from sleepy suburbs to mini cities in their own right. Amazon opening up a few offices here wouldn't be the end of the world but I hope i...
by Tivo_Kenevil
07 Nov 2018 18:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 455
Views: 66185

Re: Victory Park 3.0

I'm just glad it will cover the that ugly garage from the Northside.
by Tivo_Kenevil
07 Nov 2018 09:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 455
Views: 66185

Re: Victory Park 3.0

There's still more room to grow in VP. Did Hillwood start his office building ?
by Tivo_Kenevil
06 Nov 2018 15:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 926
Views: 128355

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

No this is a loss, because this would have been a transformative shot in the arm for Downtown if Dallas doesn't get anything due to this just being a farce from the get go. Sure, getting HQ2 would help. But let's not forget that cities were promised 50K new jobs.. but how true is that after splitti...
by Tivo_Kenevil
06 Nov 2018 11:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Davis Building
Replies: 37
Views: 5599

Re: Davis Building

Replacing with what exactly... Headington drives me nuts with his tearing down.
by Tivo_Kenevil
06 Nov 2018 10:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 926
Views: 128355

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

this is settled right? they picked DC and NYC correct? what a letdown.. Yes, there are multiple reports out now that DC and NYC are the 2 picks. I can understand DC, but NYC doesn't make much sense to me. High cost of living, lack of available (affordable housing), State income tax for your employe...
by Tivo_Kenevil
06 Nov 2018 10:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 926
Views: 128355

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

But once you break the premise of an 'equal' HQ2 and decide to split it out to multiple cities, then really they are just satellite offices. At that point, why not go with three, or even four cities? I was thinking the same. There's really no difference in these two locations (DC ,NY) and their cur...
by Tivo_Kenevil
05 Nov 2018 21:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 73
Views: 9831

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)

tamtagon wrote:That's nice, but I wont have the sense of release until there's on over a thousand feet.

That may be impossible in the Harwood district
by Tivo_Kenevil
05 Nov 2018 16:28
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 197
Views: 25618

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

^How long does it take to get from Cityplace to the CC? Reaching at least a few stations up the line, that's pretty much how the light rail should work. A 30 minute train ride into town from your neighborhood park-n-ride is totally acceptable, longer than that and driving is an easier option. It'll...
by Tivo_Kenevil
05 Nov 2018 16:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 455
Views: 66185

Re: Victory Park 3.0

exelone31 wrote:
willyk wrote:
Tivo_Kenevil wrote:


He was just saying construction will be in full swing.


Probably means fewer available hitching posts in the area, which for a horse would be a big issue.


I see what you did there... Lol
by Tivo_Kenevil
05 Nov 2018 15:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 926
Views: 128355

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

^^ My guess then would be Crystal City and Austin (just like the CNBC article mentioned). This would give Amazon a presence on both the East & West Coast along with a presence in the Central Time Zone. I guess it could be Dallas. Splitting the HQ probably moves Austin up on the list though. Hmm...
by Tivo_Kenevil
05 Nov 2018 15:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 926
Views: 128355

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Where's the Austin locale?
by Tivo_Kenevil
05 Nov 2018 12:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 926
Views: 128355

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Warrior2015 wrote:So dallas made the top 3?


Its just just hearsay. Don't get ur hopes up.
by Tivo_Kenevil
05 Nov 2018 11:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 455
Views: 66185

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Hines Residential Tower The parking lot that was the old Mandarin site, across from the W, is closed. The crew is on site taking down the parking equipment. They say they are there to start work on the new Hines residential tower. 39 stories. From the horses mouth, “This place is going to be one he...
by Tivo_Kenevil
04 Nov 2018 15:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 926
Views: 128355

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Dallas still in the hunt for Amazon... So they say https://www.wsj.com/articles/amazon-in-late-stage-talks-with-cities-including-crystal-city-va-dallas-new-york-city-for-hq2-1541359441 Amazon.com Inc. has progressed to late-stage talks on its planned second headquarters with a small handful of commu...
by Tivo_Kenevil
03 Nov 2018 14:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 926
Views: 128355

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

It was always going to the metro DC area. What a farce.
by Tivo_Kenevil
02 Nov 2018 15:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 73
Views: 9831

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

https://i.postimg.cc/HsdncJLV/20181102-122208-1.jpg So.is this the would be site of the forum? We know this is a Mexican restaurant... Is this Harwood's place holder project? I know there was a FAA case study for a structure named: HIF (Harwood Intl Forum) .... What was the result of that?... I bel...
by Tivo_Kenevil
02 Nov 2018 14:06
Forum: Art + Sol
Topic: UT-Dallas gets art collection, new museum
Replies: 10
Views: 545

Re: UT-Dallas gets art collection, new museum

That's cool. They should've just donated to DMA. But whatevs.
by Tivo_Kenevil
01 Nov 2018 09:40
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DCTA (Denton Co. Transportation Authority)
Replies: 6
Views: 454

Re: DCTA (Denton Co. Transportation Authority)

Despite Mass Transit Push, Ridership Continues to Lag The amount of people using DCTA trains and buses is lower by 17%. A new CEO is in place as of recent weeks. He wants to find solutions, which may end up including lower fares. https://www.dcta.net/ https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Despite-Mass-...
by Tivo_Kenevil
29 Oct 2018 22:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)
Replies: 11
Views: 1780

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

Hopefully, this will incentive the redevelopment of the former Renaissance Arena lot. I would guess you mean *Reunion* Arena. Does Perot still own that land? A Residential project would be tough there since the area is cut off with Train tracks, an over bearing convention center and old viaducts. T...
by Tivo_Kenevil
26 Oct 2018 13:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 109
Views: 15800

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

eburress wrote:I will be happy as long as Headington doesn't demolish those old structures.


Hell prolly destroy them and create a high end drive-thru liquor store.
by Tivo_Kenevil
25 Oct 2018 15:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey
Replies: 62
Views: 5800

Re: The Cedars: Texas Odyssey

Zoning approved!

But call me skeptical!

https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2 ... get-built/
by Tivo_Kenevil
25 Oct 2018 12:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Parking Garages
Replies: 107
Views: 16973

Re: Parking Garages

Tnexster wrote:^Ugh....wish they would have at least bricked it to make it look a bit more like the building.


The rendering previously posted.
by Tivo_Kenevil
25 Oct 2018 09:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Parking Garages
Replies: 107
Views: 16973

Re: Parking Garages

It's a small step forward, but no way this parking garage would have retail 5+ years ago. The exposed garage with no masking is atrocious. Absolutely cheap, kills the charm of the historical buildings nearby. Is that the finished product? Looks like it's still under construction. Essentially, yes. ...
by Tivo_Kenevil
24 Oct 2018 23:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Parking Garages
Replies: 107
Views: 16973

Re: Parking Garages

Just came from a D2 meeting and the Elm Street garage is about to undergo and expansion. /Facepalm/ The city owned Elm Street Garage , by UNT Dallas- Downtown?! Why?! The city doesn't do itself any favors building garages (KWP, this, other public garages).. Especially when every building in Downtow...
by Tivo_Kenevil
24 Oct 2018 23:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Parking Garages
Replies: 107
Views: 16973

Re: Parking Garages

ContriveDallasite wrote:It's a small step forward, but no way this parking garage would have retail 5+ years ago.

The exposed garage with no masking is atrocious. Absolutely cheap, kills the charm of the historical buildings nearby.
by Tivo_Kenevil
24 Oct 2018 13:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 926
Views: 128355

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Dallas has decided to stay mum on whether or not Amazon came back calling. Not sure how that's a competitive advantage; other cities have been letting the world know about the follow-ups.. but whatever, it really says nothing about whether You're the Favorite or not. Simply put, We really don't know...
by Tivo_Kenevil
24 Oct 2018 00:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 455
Views: 66185

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Tnexster wrote:Yes it was open Sunday but that seems odd that they were closed a couple days before that. Maybe they had an issue that forced them to close for a day? Maybe?

They were closed for renovations. But sometimes those renovations mean shut downn
by Tivo_Kenevil
23 Oct 2018 19:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 455
Views: 66185

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Good grief I just went there on Sunday, glad I did. But, I will say this...I took some family from out of town to some of the same places we have been before. It's been years since we have been to VP and it was dead as a doornail on Sunday afternoon. WV still knocks it out of the park and VP doesn'...
by Tivo_Kenevil
23 Oct 2018 18:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 455
Views: 66185

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Olivellas is closed :(
by Tivo_Kenevil
23 Oct 2018 09:25
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 249
Views: 29459

Re: DART D2 Subway

Nah. Building a Subway is just to expensive. Listen DART is worthless; what we need is just a robust streetcar system that has ROW and High frequencies. Say what you will about streetcars; but Dallas' MATA street car ridership is actually quite decent. The Oak Cliff Street Car ridership is actually ...
by Tivo_Kenevil
18 Oct 2018 20:57
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 79
Views: 10826

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

Why do we need a parking garage? Bcuz a non profit needs one. GTFOH. What waste of money.
by Tivo_Kenevil
17 Oct 2018 22:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 102
Views: 13523

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)

I wonder if ppl/developers ever read these comments and laugh at the ignorance ? I mean, I do and I’m sure most of you do too with these ppl it’s almost embarrassing....sometimes it’s best not to add your 2 cents Yeah they do. Turkish Mike, developer of Butler Bros. Building Actually would respond ...
by Tivo_Kenevil
17 Oct 2018 22:31
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Arts District: Master Plan
Replies: 25
Views: 4000

Re: Arts District: Master Plan

dukemeredith wrote:I live at the intersection of Ervay and Pacific, which is within 75201 but is definitely not within the Arts District.

The only residential that I can think of that is truly within the Arts District is very high dollar.

One arts apartments aren't high dollar.
by Tivo_Kenevil
13 Oct 2018 08:16
Forum: Texas Town + City Issues/News
Topic: Hurricane Harvey
Replies: 37
Views: 5260

Re: Hurricane Harvey

Hmmm... Better flood insurance.
by Tivo_Kenevil
12 Oct 2018 14:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor
Replies: 119
Views: 22227

Re: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor

At this point ...Can we just get some decent sidewalks? These single file sidewalks gotta go.
by Tivo_Kenevil
12 Oct 2018 10:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 65
Views: 9389

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

:evil: The recent rendering of Harwood Dallas' pending hotel project showed nice creative architecture. But this land really needs to become something interesting to look at from a Downtown highrise. That's exactly what this area doesn't need. No flashy buildings or LEDs or glass boxes. Not here. Pl...
by Tivo_Kenevil
11 Oct 2018 19:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)
Replies: 102
Views: 13523

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No.12 Harwood Hotel (20 ST)

The renders always look great. But the harwood developments never fail to underwhelm...let's go taller!
by Tivo_Kenevil
11 Oct 2018 15:52
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: TexRail
Replies: 41
Views: 7609

Re: TexRail

Anyone have a regional transit map of DFW? I'd like to see how this looks.

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