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by lakewoodhobo
18 Jun 2019 14:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 68
Views: 18841

Re: West Dallas Developments

Update on the building going up on W Commerce and Beckley. It's called "West Commerce Gateway" and described as "315 apartments and 12,700 square feet of single story freestanding retail/restaurant space. The project is under construction and will deliver units in 2021. Good + West is...
by lakewoodhobo
17 Jun 2019 14:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 448
Views: 106433

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 case...
by lakewoodhobo
17 Jun 2019 14:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Alto211 (211 North Ervay)
Replies: 13
Views: 3508

Re: Downtown Dallas: Alto211 (211 North Ervay)

Something called Nollege is taking over the Koleksiyon space. Looks like they've been in one of the upper floors for some time but decided to move down to the street level. https://www.nollegetx.com/

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by lakewoodhobo
13 Jun 2019 14:57
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Old Footage of Dallas
Replies: 42
Views: 6973

Re: Old Footage of Dallas

^Thanks for adding that context, Noah. I had forgotten about that commemorative coin showing the three sites.
by lakewoodhobo
13 Jun 2019 14:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 565
Views: 124911

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Whats going on with the lots around exposition and main? The one random yellow house building and the old tattoo shop are fenced up. Bummer. A New 7-Eleven (Complete With Gas Pumps And All) Will Open In Deep Ellum’s Eastern Edge In 2020, Replacing A Popular Instagram Photo Shoot Destination. https:...
by lakewoodhobo
13 Jun 2019 12:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 565
Views: 124911

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

The eastern sides of Malcolm X and Commerce have always been an unfortunate dead zone with its service stations and parking lots that don't really fit with the rest of Deep Ellum. Fortunately it looks like we're getting a popular fried chicken place on the SE corner and add some much needed life to ...
by lakewoodhobo
13 Jun 2019 11:35
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Old Footage of Dallas
Replies: 42
Views: 6973

Re: Old Footage of Dallas

I'm sure it's been shared before, but I was watching this footage again from the city's official U.S. Bicentennial celebration at Old City Park: https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc674009/m1/1/high_res/ My understanding is that a nonprofit, the Dallas American Revolution Bicentennial Corpo...
by lakewoodhobo
13 Jun 2019 11:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 584
Views: 120477

Re: Victory Park 3.0

DART Approves Victory Plaza Development Agreement The Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) board approved a development agreement for Victory Plaza with Anland North Commercial LP on Tuesday, June 11. The development agreement allows for the financing, design, engineering and construction of DART's one...
by lakewoodhobo
13 Jun 2019 10:48
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: The Cedars: Old City Park & Dallas Heritage Village
Replies: 19
Views: 3395

Re: The Cedars: Old City Park & Dallas Heritage Village

Dallas museum turning to coworking as a solution for historic preservation https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2019/06/13/dallas-heritage-village-coworking.html?iana=hpmvp_dal_news_headline The Dallas City Council approved a development agreement Wednesday to allocate up to $650,000 from the Ce...
by lakewoodhobo
13 Jun 2019 10:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 307
Views: 63379

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Bottle Blonde will also have to go... I'm guessing they'll just lease in another nearby space. With Clutch coming to this area, I think this particular part of town is just getting started as the next party spot. Here is some additional info on the Clutch/Concrete Cowboy sibling to be called Vice P...
by lakewoodhobo
11 Jun 2019 12:23
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Historic Images of Dallas
Replies: 30
Views: 5664

Re: Historic Images of Dallas

Dallas City Photographer Prints from the Mid-20th Century
https://cityofdallaspreservation.wordpr ... h-century/
by lakewoodhobo
11 Jun 2019 08:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: City Lights
Replies: 93
Views: 19325

Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

Is it correct that the crane fell at the location and angle in this diagram? Just trying to imagine a scenario where any of the building could be saved, assuming any section is structurally independent.

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by lakewoodhobo
07 Jun 2019 12:40
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The "hotelification" of multifamily
Replies: 10
Views: 725

Re: The "hotelification" of multifamily

Your Dallas apartment high-rise might become a pop-up hotel https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/06/06/dallas-apartment-high-rise-might-become-pop-hotel -Founded in 2017, WhyHotel leases big chunks of apartment buildings to use as short-term stay hotel space. -"Several major ap...
by lakewoodhobo
07 Jun 2019 10:44
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 76
Views: 17965

Re: Fair Park

Pride and Halloween are two very different events in terms of their audience & purpose. There are some "purists" who are right to think Pride should be an adult-only event celebrating sexuality and defiance of heteronormativity, while others (maybe a growing majority) think that with i...
by lakewoodhobo
06 Jun 2019 13:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 165
Views: 33645

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

1900 Elm: They went through all that trouble to get approval for a corner-facing entrance to this aborted restaurant only to remove the steps leading up to the door. No clue what's going on with this (maybe it needs to be ADA compliant now), but it seems like a comedy of errors at this point. IMG_86...
by lakewoodhobo
06 Jun 2019 10:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 295
Views: 67807

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Perhaps we are just getting a generic RH Gallery building. Looking at RH website, this design appears to also be the West Hollywood store and the Leawood (Kansas City) look. If so, that’s very disappointing for Knox Street considering what could have been. I don't hate the generic design either, es...
by lakewoodhobo
05 Jun 2019 10:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 587
Views: 155803

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

Couple of slightly different angles showing the upper floors.

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by lakewoodhobo
03 Jun 2019 09:47
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 76
Views: 17965

Re: Fair Park

So now that Fair Park hosted the Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade, I'd like to see the numbers. All I have is a quote from NBC5 that said the parade itself was 50% bigger, which I believe based on what looked like a lot more corporate floats. It was great to see the parade televised but I never caught...
by lakewoodhobo
31 May 2019 14:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 143
Views: 35044

Re: The Cedars Developments

If this was such a problem, why not grant the land to Heritage Village, would have accomplished the same 'solution' but wouldn't grant the land to a developer. Setting the wrong precedence here. http://www.dallasheritagevillage.org/about Please look at the map, would have made more sense to add to ...
by lakewoodhobo
30 May 2019 10:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 391
Views: 101731

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

What still amazes me about the 80s construction boom is how many downtown businesses built new towers just a few blocks away (MCorp builds Comerica Bank Tower, LTV builds Trammell Crow Center, Southland Life builds Cityplace, etc.) and just abandoned the old towers under the assumption someone else ...
by lakewoodhobo
28 May 2019 12:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 143
Views: 35044

Re: The Cedars Developments

This fire could've easily spread to other historic buildings like the Gulf Cone Bldg next door and all of Dallas Heritage Village. As sad as this is, I'm just glad it wasn't worse. Not to speculate on the cause, but I do remember people complaining on the Cedars Facebook page about odd noises and po...
by lakewoodhobo
26 May 2019 13:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 426
Views: 120018

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Really did not expect CM to advertise this location as "coming soon" anytime this year. Hopefully they'll have a construction timeline to share in the near future.

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by lakewoodhobo
23 May 2019 13:58
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 300
Views: 65450

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

It's Dallas vs. Charlotte for Lowe's 2,000-employee innovation hub https://www.dallasnews.com/business/retail/2019/05/23/lowes-may-hunting-2000-software-engineers-dallas-area Home improvement retailer Lowe's Cos. is scoping out the Dallas area to locate a new technology hub, according to a report i...
by lakewoodhobo
21 May 2019 09:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 307
Views: 63379

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

cowboyeagle05 wrote:Bottle Blonde will also have to go...


I'm way more upset about losing Lizard Lounge, but I guess I'd be ok with it if they reopen elsewhere in Deep Ellum.
by lakewoodhobo
20 May 2019 11:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: 1899 McKinney (McKinney/Akard/St. Paul Triangle)
Replies: 9
Views: 1005

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

They don't need to reinvent the wheel. As a reminder, there were already plans in 2001 for a 10-story residential tower here. Of course, it should be much taller.

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by lakewoodhobo
19 May 2019 16:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)
Replies: 37
Views: 5603

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

You know what would be badass on this piece of land? A freakin' CASINO! Can you imagine? Winstar Dallas, MGM Grand Dallas, Horseshoe Dallas! Dallas would benefit so much from casinos. Plus, I wouldn't have to drive all the way to Oklahoma anymore. Just a thought. Texas will legalize pot before it a...
by lakewoodhobo
18 May 2019 18:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 307
Views: 63379

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Too bad they're planning on getting rid of the Deep Ellum Station. Where does it say that Deep Ellum station is closing? I thought the issue was about how the rail alignment was going to fit with D2? All of the D2 alignment options had a wye where the new tracks met the existing track, which meant ...
by lakewoodhobo
17 May 2019 18:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)
Replies: 37
Views: 5603

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

Washburne said he will spend the next couple of months getting a plan together and could begin construction by the end of the year. Construction on what??? I don't know how long it takes to plan a significant project, so I wonder what the scale of this redevelopment will be if it's based on a plan ...
by lakewoodhobo
17 May 2019 16:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)
Replies: 37
Views: 5603

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

Former Dallas Morning News downtown campus sold to local developer Ray Washburne https://www.dallasnews.com/business/the-dallas-morning-news/2019/05/17/former-dallas-morning-news-downtown-campus-sold-local-developer-ray-washburne A. H. Belo Corporation said Friday it has sold its former campus of T...
by lakewoodhobo
17 May 2019 16:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 307
Views: 63379

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

According to Steve Brown's update to the story: "If a potential move of more than a thousand Uber office workers happens, the historic commercial district on the eastern edge of downtown will become one of Dallas' hottest real estate markets. Uber officials confirm that the ride-hailing firm is...
by lakewoodhobo
17 May 2019 08:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 307
Views: 63379

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

What I really wanna know is, if they choose the Epic will they fill the entire building?

There's also supposed to be enough space for a second office building and I wonder if there's a chance that Uber could build an Uber Air/Elevate skyport here.
by lakewoodhobo
16 May 2019 16:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 307
Views: 63379

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Dallas could land major Uber expansion, thousands of jobs https://www.dallasnews.com/business/technology/2019/05/16/dallas-could-land-major-uber-expansion-thousands-jobs Dallas is a leading contender for a major expansion by ride-hailing giant Uber that would transform the city into one of the tech...
by lakewoodhobo
15 May 2019 11:16
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The "hotelification" of multifamily
Replies: 10
Views: 725

The "hotelification" of multifamily

We already saw what happened at the Statler Hilton when residents were kicked out for "repairs" and then saw entire floors converted into short-term rentals by Stay Alfred. If you go to their website you'll see they have similar units at LTV Tower, The Mayflower and the Miro. Stay Alfred i...
by lakewoodhobo
15 May 2019 10:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 68
Views: 18841

Re: West Dallas Developments

West Dallas shopping center sells to Highland Park Village co-owner Ray Washburne https://www.dallasnews.com/business/retail/2019/05/14/west-dallas-shopping-center-sells-highland-park-village-co-owner-ray-washburne I feel like this can go one of two ways: Washburne slaps some paint, maybe divides t...
by lakewoodhobo
14 May 2019 14:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 584
Views: 120477

Re: Victory Park 3.0

I walked down to Victory Park this morning/early afternoon and was surprised at all the people that were patronizing the businesses. It actually had some type of energy. I also seen someone who I assume to be a part of the redevelopment of Victory Park, talking to someone about the new restaurants ...
by lakewoodhobo
14 May 2019 11:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 78
Views: 18551

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

Looks like the long-dormant Davis Street Market (W Davis between Vernon and Van Buren) might be coming back to life. On this week's CPC agenda there's a request by the owner to terminate deed restrictions on the north side of the property in order to develop the site. It doesn't seem like the proper...
by lakewoodhobo
10 May 2019 15:54
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 242
Views: 44552

Re: Trinity River Park

According to the park conservancy, their goal is to start construction of Harold Simmons Park in December 2020 and open in May of 2022.

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by lakewoodhobo
10 May 2019 10:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 183
Views: 29585

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

The massing is a little aggressive, but I'm really liking what they're doing with Jackson St.

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by lakewoodhobo
10 May 2019 10:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 448
Views: 106433

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

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. This was probably a condition for receiving the $50M in TIF from the ci...
by lakewoodhobo
09 May 2019 16:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 47
Views: 6081

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

Restaurant with Latin American flair lights up Dallas' Harwood District
http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/resta ... gabrielle/
by lakewoodhobo
09 May 2019 11:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 426
Views: 120018

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Bishop Arts Cuban Sandwich Stalwart C. Señor Shutters Suddenly https://dallas.eater.com/2019/5/8/18535875/c-senor-bishop-arts-west-davis-closed-cuban-sandwiches "Additional digging indicates that the space will soon be occupied by an all-day breakfast spot called the Last Stand that will serve...
by lakewoodhobo
09 May 2019 11:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 78
Views: 18551

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

Dallas' upscale Royal Blue Grocery puts Oak Cliff on its shopping list http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/restaurants-bars/05-09-19-royal-blue-grocery-west-davis-oak-cliff/ The Austin-born supermarket chain has applied for a permit from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for a store to open at ...
by lakewoodhobo
08 May 2019 16:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 158
Views: 35475

Re: West End 1.0

For instance, how do they know how much the new campus is going to cost if they don’t even know where it is going? This. I was surprised to read that they have an exact number allocated for this new campus but no decision on where it'll be located. Would not mind seeing 801 Main St completely redev...
by lakewoodhobo
08 May 2019 09:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 361
Views: 75972

Re: Oak Lawn

I know Kroger opted for a standard remodel rather than the rebuild plans they had before, which included the library, but I wonder if they're actively planning for the inevitable. Tom Thumb, Whole Foods, Target, Trader Joe's and now Central Market will have mixed-use or urban stores. When will Kroge...
by lakewoodhobo
07 May 2019 16:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 448
Views: 106433

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

ArtVandelay wrote:I think we now know why 505 North Ervay was purchased by Todd Interest and being demolished for a parking garage.


If it's a parking garage for The Drever (new name TBD) then it's too bad the tunnel connection between these two locations is closed off.
by lakewoodhobo
07 May 2019 10:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 584
Views: 120477

Re: Victory Park 3.0

15 stories?... ZzzZzzZ... Honestly it's the expanded DART plaza that makes this project exciting to me. Not that I'm expecting anything remotely resembling a park, but something more visually appealing than the side of a parking garage would be a massive improvement. http://www.bokapowell.com/wp-co...
by lakewoodhobo
07 May 2019 10:27
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Lemmon Ave. lane reduction (between Turtle Creek Blvd and US-75)
Replies: 18
Views: 1197

Re: Lemmon Ave. lane reduction (between Turtle Creek Blvd and US-75)

I can't tell you how many times I've almost been hit by someone that's not paying attention on Lemmon Ave near Howell St. Not sure what the answer is, but I'm all for some traffic calming here.
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by lakewoodhobo
07 May 2019 09:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 158
Views: 35475

Re: West End 1.0

Maybe I missed this, but has DCCCD released any detailed plans for their Dallas Education and Innovation Hub? $535 million of the $1B bond package that just passed will be used for this, which DMN said "would include a business training center, which would mean completely redesigning the El Cen...
by lakewoodhobo
07 May 2019 08:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 361
Views: 75972

Re: Oak Lawn

So this will take out the gas station, Pizza Hut, and Einstein Bros. spots? The artwork looks like it goes that far north. I think the tower goes as far north as the parking lot, but doesn't include Einstein Bagels. That lot has a different owner on DCAD. This area outlined in yellow is owned by th...

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