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by lakewoodhobo
19 Jul 2019 09:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 191
Views: 45125

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Is there anything nearby that it is a good candidate for a residential conversion? The Thomas Building would've made an excellent residential address right in the middle of the AT&T Discovery District. Too bad city leaders didn't have the balls to save it. https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia...
by lakewoodhobo
18 Jul 2019 15:02
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 146
Views: 31904

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

7/18 update

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by lakewoodhobo
18 Jul 2019 15:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Virgin Hotel
Replies: 111
Views: 39638

Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Exclusive details about new Virgin Dallas hotel include restaurant and coffee news
http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/resta ... offee-shop

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by lakewoodhobo
18 Jul 2019 14:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 191
Views: 45125

Re: AT&T Discovery District

I thought this image was interesting. It was clearly done to show the brightness level of the screen in "sleep mode" (after 10pm or whatever), but the first thing I noticed was the absence of rendering people. Screen Shot 2019-07-18 at 2.50.30 PM.jpg No doubt this will be a popular gatheri...
by lakewoodhobo
18 Jul 2019 10:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 191
Views: 45125

Re: AT&T Discovery District

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/07/18/atts-downtown-dallas-district-will-draw-thousands-entertainment-eats-digital-displays Good update. Mostly, and perhaps most newsworthy, I'm relieved that AT&T plans to keep the Interurban Building and fill the retail space with a Cowboy...
by lakewoodhobo
17 Jul 2019 13:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 396
Views: 109778

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

I see that Roti and Southpaws are well underway here, but there's a third retail space u/c that I'm not sure what it is.

One article mentioned a two-story Common Desk, but I assumed that would be part of TCC and not the garage. Any idea?
by lakewoodhobo
17 Jul 2019 12:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 178
Views: 37992

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Not sure how long it's been going on, but the former Fast Signs and FedEx building owned by Headington has been undergoing some interior demo/renovation. When you look at the building on DCAD, you can see Fast Signs still listed as a business there, but there's another business called "Venus &a...
by lakewoodhobo
17 Jul 2019 11:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Wynnewood Village
Replies: 6
Views: 677

Re: Oak Cliff: Wynnewood Village

Let me explain myself further what I mean is I assume they will be trying to allure the Cheesecake Factories of the world or Glorias or other higher-end chains into the mix and that some may open but some may not survive over a short time in the renovated center. I think they are aware of this to a...
by lakewoodhobo
16 Jul 2019 21:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Wynnewood Village
Replies: 6
Views: 677

Re: Oak Cliff: Wynnewood Village

Photo taken today of LA Fitness under construction. Moving a lot faster now that all the foundation work is done:

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by lakewoodhobo
16 Jul 2019 12:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 463
Views: 117777

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Local press seems to have reverted to calling the building the "First National Bank" building or simply referring to it's address: 1401 Elm. Reviving the "Elm Place" name sounds dated to my ear -- but what say the forum? It definitely won't be The Drever anymore. Makes sense tha...
by lakewoodhobo
16 Jul 2019 11:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 172
Views: 41668

Re: West End 1.0

I'm not a fan of these trivial rebranding efforts like South Victory, but could there be a benefit to carving out a section here to separate Historic West End from the tech-centric new West End? It would include the new Holocaust Museum, Factory 603, the Luminary, West End Square and just about ever...
by lakewoodhobo
15 Jul 2019 11:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor
Replies: 137
Views: 42985

Re: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor

First look: Atlanta developer previews new Ross Avenue apartment project https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/07/15/first-look-atlanta-developer-previews-new-ross-avenue-apartment-project The builder plans to construct the 240-unit rental community at 4302 Ross Avenue and Peak Stree...
by lakewoodhobo
12 Jul 2019 18:50
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 146
Views: 31904

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Meticulous Attention to Detail: How the Pacific Plaza Pavilion References Morse Code and the History of Dallas https://parksfordowntowndallas.org/meticulous-attention-to-detail-how-the-pacific-plaza-pavilion-references-morse-code-and-the-history-of-dallas/?fbclid=IwAR25Q3Wm9NqHu47tS9M8Fzdgn5PfPvyBm...
by lakewoodhobo
12 Jul 2019 09:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 311
Views: 101809

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

Well, they did say the parking was of immediate need for the DMN HQ and the Hotel. I am sure they want the units to come online around the time the park is going up and Harwood Park is still in the process. I doubt leasing of those units will go very well until there is a park going forward. This m...
by lakewoodhobo
09 Jul 2019 11:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 83
Views: 20137

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

Still hoping we see a grocery here, the app didn't seem to be very specific on what will go here. Sprouts has done some urban locations in the past that had them on the ground floor of an apartment building (there is a good example of one in Atlanta along Piedmont Road). Whoever builds the first de...
by lakewoodhobo
09 Jul 2019 10:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 150
Views: 38883

Re: The Cedars Developments

How is the Lorenzo doing? If well, that would suggest a new hotel could be viable here. On the other hand the Trump hotel deal fell through. That could indicate the opposite. I'm sure any investor would look at that, but Jim Lake did say he had been approached about turning the Ambassador into a ho...
by lakewoodhobo
09 Jul 2019 09:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
Replies: 95
Views: 27313

Re: West End 1.0

Anyone know where the entrance to the new Holocaust Museum is located? I feel like I should know this by now, but I was looking at the blank wall along Pacific and realized that I have no idea where you go in from.
by lakewoodhobo
08 Jul 2019 15:52
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: DTD: West End Square
Replies: 1
Views: 220

DTD: West End Square

New West End Square park in downtown Dallas has giant swings for adults http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/city-life/07-08-19-west-end-park-belo-foundation/ Parks for Downtown Dallas did not offer comment on the timetable, but a 2018 briefing submitted to the Dallas City Council sets the date for th...
by lakewoodhobo
08 Jul 2019 15:43
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Katy Trail 1.0
Replies: 9
Views: 1804

Re: Katy Trail 1.0

DPatel304 wrote:Image
Saw this on the Katy Trail today. Anyone heard anything about this? It looked like they have likely been working on this for a little while as I could see a staircase behind the fence.


Wow, finally!
by lakewoodhobo
08 Jul 2019 12:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 83
Views: 20137

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

Not completely unexpected, but Firebird is moving ahead with plans to redevelop the site currently occupied by El Fenix and the Polar Bear Ashburn's store. Years ago it was rumored that Sprouts was interested, but it looks like the buildings are coming down for apartments. See page 72 here: https://...
by lakewoodhobo
08 Jul 2019 10:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 150
Views: 38883

Re: The Cedars Developments

I hope the street abandonment goes through regardless, assuming that the same agenda item includes converting S. Ervay to two-way. As for the new Ambassador, I wonder if Jim Lake will reconsider the hotel use now that he has a clean slate. A mixed-use Ambassador Hotel & Residences might get fund...
by lakewoodhobo
08 Jul 2019 07:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 610
Views: 136045

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Hillwood, USAA team up on Victory Park office tower https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/07/08/hillwood-usaa-team-victory-park-office-tower "it's located right in the heart of Dallas directly adjacent to a new urban plaza and the only DART station in Uptown." Except for, y...
by lakewoodhobo
03 Jul 2019 13:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 191
Views: 45125

Re: AT&T Discovery District

I walked through the AT&T lobby today for the first time in maybe years and realized that the Golden Boy was gone.

I don't remember any mention of removing him or moving it to another location. Any info on this?
by lakewoodhobo
03 Jul 2019 11:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Davis Building
Replies: 48
Views: 11308

Re: Davis Building

Temporary doors, so I assume they are replacing the doors and the new ones haven't come in yet and believe me this happens all the time. When you work in construction you learn they wait till the absolute last second to order everything. I did think it was odd that they had the Zoes decals on the d...
by lakewoodhobo
02 Jul 2019 16:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Davis Building
Replies: 48
Views: 11308

Re: Davis Building

soco wrote:It looks like Zoes Kitchen is going into the former Union Park spot next to Frankies. I noticed their name was stenciled on the front door of this space.


I saw that too. Been wanting Zoes to come downtown for ages.
by lakewoodhobo
02 Jul 2019 10:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 157
Views: 48425

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

Went to Mudhen for dinner on Saturday and the place was pretty dead, enough that it wouldn't surprise me if they closed soon. Food and service were both great and relatively affordable, so I'm a little confused about why it isn't doing well. You'd think that a huge reason for moving to this area is ...
by lakewoodhobo
02 Jul 2019 10:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas: Medical District
Replies: 126
Views: 37107

Re: Dallas: Medical District

New apartment community on the way at DART's Love Field station https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/07/02/new-apartment-community-way-darts-love-field-station Oden Hughes filed two permits with the city of Dallas for more than 500 apartments in four and five-story buildings. Severa...
by lakewoodhobo
01 Jul 2019 14:33
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 273
Views: 55923

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Ah, true, I completely neglected to think about that aspect (former tenants), good point. Still is weird to me though, but I suppose it makes more sense than opening it to the public. Maybe in the far future, once ground level parking is less prevalent downtown, DART could make a little bit of extr...
by lakewoodhobo
01 Jul 2019 12:45
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 317
Views: 72215

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Indian hotel chain Oyo launches in U.S with $300 million investment, Dallas home base https://www.dallasnews.com/business/hotels/2019/07/01/indian-hotel-chain-oyo-launches-us-300-million-investment-dallas-home-base It's an interesting business, taking bottom-of-the-barrel motels and rebranding them...
by lakewoodhobo
01 Jul 2019 10:08
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 317
Views: 72215

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Indian hotel chain Oyo launches in U.S with $300 million investment, Dallas home base https://www.dallasnews.com/business/hotels/2019/07/01/indian-hotel-chain-oyo-launches-us-300-million-investment-dallas-home-base It's an interesting business, taking bottom-of-the-barrel motels and rebranding them...
by lakewoodhobo
01 Jul 2019 10:02
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 146
Views: 31904

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

What’s next for Parks for DTD—Carpenter or the West End? I think Harwood is last. I think it might be West End Square. If you look at their website, the last public input meetings that took place in September of last year were based on pretty detailed renderings and not just conceptual designs. The...
by lakewoodhobo
28 Jun 2019 10:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 149
Views: 36405

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

Cbdallas wrote:What site are these images from ???


They're hosted on the Omniplan website. Not sure if they have a page for this project like they do for East Quarter and Red Bird, but that's where they come from.

https://www.omniplan.com/work/index.html
by lakewoodhobo
27 Jun 2019 11:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 172
Views: 41668

Re: West End 1.0

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Also, I wonder what happened to the Planet Hollywood dragon. Wouldn't mind seeing him moved to this spot or maybe the giant empty plaza on the Victory side.
by lakewoodhobo
18 Jun 2019 14:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 71
Views: 21539

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: 463
Views: 117777

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: 4235

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: 43
Views: 8052

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: 135641

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: 135641

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: 43
Views: 8052

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: 610
Views: 136045

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: 3918

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: 308
Views: 70793

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: 32
Views: 6825

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: 21937

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: 1151

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: 19654

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: 178
Views: 37992

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: 302
Views: 76756

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...

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