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by Jay9398
18 Jun 2019 11:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 448
Views: 107986

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 Jay9398
18 Jun 2019 09:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 448
Views: 107986

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Hard to tell from the street level, but they're removing the middle plexiglass panels and what's left of the fluorescent lights behind them. Not sure if the panels on the right side are new or old but since there don't appear to be any missing pieces, I wanna say that they're new. If that's the cas...
by Jay9398
11 Jun 2019 13:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Shraman South Asian Museum
Replies: 78
Views: 19911

Re: Shraman South Asian Museum

They own both lots (1012 and 1100 McKinney) per DCAD.
by Jay9398
08 Jun 2019 13:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 188
Views: 41920

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

“unleash a major roadway project... to increase capacity and relieve congestion.”

They will literally never learn.
by Jay9398
30 May 2019 14:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 143
Views: 35606

Re: The Cedars Developments

exelone31 wrote:
joshua.dodd wrote:Something just seems off about this...


^This x 1,000


Yep.
by Jay9398
21 May 2019 10:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Link at Uptown
Replies: 92
Views: 10513

Re: The Link at Uptown

Apparently, the news is The Christoper the residential building that faces this property dropped rent prices significantly on this corner due to the construction of this project. This corner of the Christopher has the largest units in the building and they're listed for about 7K/month. Is that the ...
by Jay9398
16 May 2019 09:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 183
Views: 30235

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Saw 2200 Main today—they have done a remarkable job on the exterior. I never would have imagined that the white paint could be so completely removed and such a fabulous building would emerge from under it. Agreed, but what do you think about the windows? They look odd to me. If you're talking about...
by Jay9398
10 May 2019 09:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 448
Views: 107986

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

I'm looking forward to that re-opened observation deck! Do you think they will still do the observation deck? That feature promised under the Drever regime surprised me because you're taking rentable space out of inventory for an amenity that isn't going to generate as much revenue. The public obse...
by Jay9398
11 Apr 2019 15:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - 505 North Ervay (owned by First Baptist)
Replies: 66
Views: 7633

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

But wouldn't said family find it more convenient to go to a suburban church where parking is even easier? That's what I'm wondering. I get that Sunday's it is easier to get in and out of Downtown by car, but it is even easier still to get to a suburban church. Basically, if convenience if what this...
by Jay9398
11 Apr 2019 15:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 448
Views: 107986

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Tnexster wrote:Is every piece mapped back to its original spot.


They cataloged and marked every piece before removal so I would imagine mostly yes (obviously some were damaged during removal and will have to be replaced).
by Jay9398
11 Apr 2019 14:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 165
Views: 34176

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Ye Olde Scarlet Pimpernel Tavern (yes, seriously...) aka the old City Tavern space opened last night at 6. The space is definitely much improved. We'll see how they do.
by Jay9398
08 Apr 2019 08:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Bank of America Plaza
Replies: 9
Views: 1178

Re: Downtown Dallas: Bank of America Plaza

"The owners have received approvals to construct a 15-story, 1,500-car parking garage on Commerce Street that would serve the high-rise."

Awesome. :roll:
by Jay9398
02 Apr 2019 11:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 448
Views: 107986

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Thanks for the update! At this point, I'll take any sort of progress. This morning I noticed they have put up drops for worker overhang on the NE corner over Akard. I assume to start prepping for the marble. I just hope they don't get this entire building painted mint green and then run out of mone...
by Jay9398
30 Jan 2019 13:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 165
Views: 34176

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

muncien wrote:No doubt! Glad they kept the general look and feel while improving aesthetic quality. I have been waiting and waiting for this place to open. If anyone catches wind of an opening date, please pass it along. Much thx!!!


The new City Tavern location is opening this afternoon at 4 PM.
by Jay9398
20 Dec 2018 09:25
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike
Replies: 169
Views: 44810

Re: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike

First let me say that there is definitely some laziness and irresponsibility at City Hall. There are endless sources of needless frustration and I agree with some of the points made above. With that said, have any of you actually read the ordinance and the supporting documentation provided to counci...
by Jay9398
16 Dec 2018 13:34
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike
Replies: 169
Views: 44810

Re: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike

Wow. You just (incorrectly) explained the history of the bike and scooter regulations to the person who actually wrote them. LOL
by Jay9398
12 Dec 2018 10:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 448
Views: 107986

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Can you tell what kind of work is going on inside? My apartment faces the south side of the building above the podium, and my office is in Renaissance tower facing the west side of the building much higher up. At least from those two vantage points, there has been no visible interior work for at le...
by Jay9398
12 Dec 2018 08:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 448
Views: 107986

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Its construction related material, not LED's. I live across the street. You can't see it in the photo posted, but at the bottom of the aqua stripe in the forefront, they have re-installed two marble panels. When they were prepping to do those 2 panels (as a test/POC, I presume) they smoothed out th...
by Jay9398
10 Nov 2018 15:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Davis Building
Replies: 39
Views: 10178

Re: Davis Building

They're re-building the Cupola right now.
by Jay9398
26 Oct 2018 10:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 165
Views: 34176

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

I heard yesterday from someone in the know that the sale has been finalized. Headington now owns the building containing the former Sol Irlandes space, Campisi's, Woolworth, and the State Farm Insurance space.
by Jay9398
28 Sep 2018 18:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 594
Views: 159545

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

Glass is going up on the west tower face. I’m almost embarrassed at how excited I am about this. Sorry no pics; was driving by.
by Jay9398
14 Sep 2018 09:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 165
Views: 34176

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Oh, and OEP is still a place as far as I know as of a couple of weeks ago. I forget the name all the time of the ownership (I wonder why) of that place and if they were the same people that tried to go in at the bottom corner slot in the Davis Bldg. by Money Alley. Probably mixing it up a tad. OEP ...
by Jay9398
29 Aug 2018 13:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 165
Views: 34176

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

I was told over the weekend that it will be 2-3 weeks after the current Tavern location closes before the new one will open. It is going into the Western-most portion of the Mid-Elm redo, right next to the Kirby garage. On another note, there's a new restaurant/grocery/bar open at KPMG Plaza, above ...
by Jay9398
29 Aug 2018 08:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: 1700 Pacific
Replies: 38
Views: 5626

Re: 1700 Pacific

I believe the building is allowed to take over the northern lane of Elm Street whenever they're ready. I imagine that could address the valet concerns.
by Jay9398
24 Aug 2018 08:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project
Replies: 76
Views: 19499

Re: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project

To be fair, while I agree there is reason for skepticism about whether Spire can pull off such a development, we have to admit that a big part of the problem is still downtown Dallas. What projects in downtown Dallas have started and finished since Spire was first announced (2011, IIRC)? (I think t...
by Jay9398
23 Aug 2018 12:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 162
Views: 36410

Re: West End 1.0

Yes, we walked by this the other day to see what the crane was all about but didn't take a picture. The crane is wedged in where the garage doors were.

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by Jay9398
14 Aug 2018 11:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 165
Views: 34176

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

The owner of this building is Headington, isn't it? I doubt he ever has to jump through any hoops. Seems to have carte blanche. He demolished some of the oldest buildings in Dallas without any pain whatsoever. I think it's fairly clear with recent developments that most of City Hall can be bought. ...
by Jay9398
27 Jul 2018 10:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 239
Views: 56180

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

Very excited about Royal Blue opening.

Also, heard a rumor that the old Chase Bank branch at Main and Akard will become a Chipotle.
by Jay9398
27 Jul 2018 09:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 448
Views: 107986

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Work has resumed on the Drever as of yesterday. They are removing marble from the Northeast face of the building and they're doing something with the windows higher up on the East face. Good news!
by Jay9398
08 Jun 2018 14:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 448
Views: 107986

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

After several months of no visible activity, yesterday I saw them extending the north side construction wall onto the DART platform. Maybe prepping for removal of the rest of the marble on that side? Who knows. At least they're doing something again.
by Jay9398
16 May 2018 20:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 183
Views: 30235

Re: East End: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Could it be that the other 6 are occupied with leases that don't expire yet? Or maybe D Mag (or Todd) miscounted? Yes, please! The fewer cheesy names, the better. We've had more than enough of those around here. There are supposed to be new infill buldings eventually as well. Maybe the 24 number in...
by Jay9398
03 May 2018 15:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 448
Views: 107986

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Have there been any progress with this project? Tile is being removed still. Do you mean that you have seen tile being removed recently or that there is old tile still up? The latter is true (the entire north face of the podium above the DART station is still tiled), but I have not seen any evidenc...
by Jay9398
11 Apr 2018 08:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Tower Petroleum - The Saint Elm Hotel (1907 Elm) & Corrigan Tower (1900 Pacific)
Replies: 148
Views: 42638

Re: Downtown Dallas: Tower Petroleum - The Saint Elm Hotel (1907 Elm) & Corrigan Tower (1900 Pacific)

I'm not a city planning expert or someone who really even spends a lot of time thinking about transportation infrastructure. I'm just a downtown resident who will walk or take transit wherever possible when I need to get somewhere. In my opinion, the pedestrian experience on the 1600 block of Elm ha...
by Jay9398
09 Apr 2018 08:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Tower Petroleum - The Saint Elm Hotel (1907 Elm) & Corrigan Tower (1900 Pacific)
Replies: 148
Views: 42638

Re: Downtown Dallas: Tower Petroleum - The Saint Elm Hotel (1907 Elm) & Corrigan Tower (1900 Pacific)

Considering that Elm in downtown is the busiest bus corridor in the entire system (20 bus lines go down it), it absolutely needs a dedicated transit lane. The fact that it's only been done half-heartedly in the past isn't a reason why it shouldn't be done going forward. It appears that the travel l...
by Jay9398
09 Apr 2018 08:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Mid Elm Lofts
Replies: 70
Views: 18644

Re: Mid Elm Lofts

Thanks for posting this! Are there any plans to renovate and remodel the ugly parking garage next to it? https://www.google.com/maps/@32.7814819,-96.799209,3a,75y,184.2h,99.12t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sD-K_ig52n5izozFWDnn-yQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en It would be nice if they could cover those steel frame...
by Jay9398
04 Apr 2018 16:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 213
Views: 63347

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)

Cool! But how are they clearing the site without touching the parking lot? Isn't the whole site parking lot? It's that weird strip right by the Olive exit ramp that wraps around Museum Tower. It looks like the work goes the length of the Pearl Side of the lot, but it's hard to tell for sure from my...
by Jay9398
04 Apr 2018 16:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 213
Views: 63347

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)

I hadn't thought about this site in a while, but reading this thread made me look out the window.

There are bulldozers out there right now clearing the site on the Pearl street side. The parking lot has not been touched yet as far as I can tell from up here.
by Jay9398
29 Mar 2018 12:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Davis Building
Replies: 39
Views: 10178

Re: Davis Building

Downtown Dallas' landmark Davis Building gets $45 million redo https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/03/29/downtown-dallas-landmark-davis-building-gets-45-million-redo Mycon Construction says it's been hired to renovate the 250,000-square-foot residential and retail building at 1309 ...
by Jay9398
27 Mar 2018 14:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)
Replies: 122
Views: 35288

Re: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)

If I remember correctly from the original proposal it's an elevator available to the public that would take you to the top level/rooftop restaurant without going through the hotel.
by Jay9398
20 Feb 2018 08:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 304
Views: 95975

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

willyk wrote:Scout looks great—we asked about opening and the front desk said “Q1.” :(

But it’s destined to be the Rec Room for all of Downtown.


Scout opened yesterday. I haven't been, but a friend says it's awesome.
by Jay9398
09 Feb 2018 09:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Davis Building
Replies: 39
Views: 10178

Re: Davis Building

A crew is working on the cladding of the Davis building garage on the Elm Street side. Started yesterday and have so far just removed 3 small rectangular sections, so I can't tell what exactly the intent is.
by Jay9398
07 Feb 2018 16:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)
Replies: 122
Views: 35288

Re: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)

I can see from my office at Renaissance Tower that the construction scaffolding is coming off of this one now. Honestly, it looks worse than I expected. Lazy design. Uninspired color palette. Cheap materials. Complete unawareness of - if not outright contempt for - the nearby public spaces. This thi...
by Jay9398
25 Jan 2018 08:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 594
Views: 159545

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

Tnexster wrote:Iv'e been wondering what that hole is in the middle of the site.


My guess is elevator infrastructure.

Thanks for the pics!
by Jay9398
16 Jan 2018 09:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 179
Views: 48560

Re: Museum Tower

Awesome, thanks for the explanation!
by Jay9398
10 Jan 2018 10:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 179
Views: 48560

Re: Museum Tower

There were originally 115 units shown on DCAD. When units are combined, the combined units then show up on DCAD as one unit. Thanks. Are the combined units in your count of solds (90) or remaining (25)? How do you account for this in the sellout projection? If you can't tell/don't care, that's fine...
by Jay9398
08 Jan 2018 14:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Museum Tower
Replies: 179
Views: 48560

Re: Museum Tower

I know this thread sometimes veers toward the snarky and contentious, so let me start by saying this is just an honest question. I'm confused. Tucy's updates total 115 units (90 sold, 25 remaining). The Candy's dirt article that everyone enjoyed so much stated "Currently there are 108 homes, af...
by Jay9398
21 Dec 2017 09:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 213
Views: 63347

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~460 FT / 42 ST)

I don't actually know anything for sure. With that said... I can see the site from my office and it's still an active parking lot. As of last week there was still a sign saying monthly parking is available. The same construction management company doing Park District was slated to do this project. M...
by Jay9398
30 Nov 2017 10:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Tower Petroleum - The Saint Elm Hotel (1907 Elm) & Corrigan Tower (1900 Pacific)
Replies: 148
Views: 42638

Re: Downtown Dallas: Tower Petroleum - The Saint Elm Hotel (1907 Elm) & Corrigan Tower (1900 Pacific)

cowboyeagle05 wrote: My next question will be who owns the giant surface parking at Elm and Harwood? That will be much more attractive with the new park and this development.


http://dallascad.org/AcctDetailCom.aspx?ID=00000102389000000
by Jay9398
20 Nov 2017 10:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Shraman South Asian Museum
Replies: 78
Views: 19911

Re: Shraman South Asian Museum

I really like these renderings but I wish they didn't pretend Woodall Rogers doesn't exist.

I wonder if the iconic tower plans were impacted by D2 alignment.
by Jay9398
13 Nov 2017 13:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Comprehensive Dallas Development Map / List
Replies: 38
Views: 18436

Re: Comprehensive Dallas Development Map / List

Austin55 wrote:Just me or is a bunch of stuff gone?


Not just you.

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