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by lakewoodhobo
18 Jan 2020 19:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 110
Views: 39924

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

cowboyeagle05 wrote:Was this site a part of what was rumored to be desired by Sprouts?


That's the one, but I suppose that deal fell through. Found this photo of the damage and I'm surprised it wasn't worse.

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by lakewoodhobo
17 Jan 2020 17:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 86
Views: 34566

Re: West Dallas Developments

LUCK posted on their facebook that they are closing. I’ve been wondering how Trinity Groves is doing overall. Went for lunch on a Saturday and Beto & Sons was pretty much full. Also noticed that the avocado place (Avo Eatery, maybe) is getting ready to open. As for the new buildings, there’s a ...
by lakewoodhobo
17 Jan 2020 15:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 282
Views: 87503

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Unknown.jpeg The empty space/dog toilet next to DP&L is newly paved and ready for whatever patio that Pegasus Brewery builds there. On one hand, it's a huge improvement over the mess that was there before. However there used to be trees here not that long ago, and I wonder why they were taken d...
by lakewoodhobo
17 Jan 2020 07:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 110
Views: 39924

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

Polar Bear Ashburns building is on fire and burning to the ground. Screen Shot 2020-01-16 at 10.20.02 PM.jpg Thank God. Yeah it’s been a dump for years, but only because the owners let it get that way. If you or I owned a house and let it rot like that, we would be up to our eyeballs in code violat...
by lakewoodhobo
16 Jan 2020 22:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 110
Views: 39924

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

Polar Bear Ashburns building is on fire and burning to the ground.

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by lakewoodhobo
16 Jan 2020 10:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 282
Views: 87503

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Since we still don't know where they're putting Golden Boy, I'd love it if AT&T bought the parking lot where the Thomas Building stood, turn the Akard side into a plaza and have the statue facing the Federal Reserve, which of course should become a museum of telecommunication history. Unknown-1....
by lakewoodhobo
16 Jan 2020 09:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 103
Views: 27766

Re: Lower Greenville Development

http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/restaurants-bars/01-13-20-tango-frogs-taco-cabana/?fbclid=IwAR3xoh5tCyqnOiVCJVO30Mtakzq8VSDtUHUUZgWYBhtjRhJmPHp6-17msp0 UPDATE 1-16-2020: According to a statement from Taco Cabana, the outcome of the Tango Frogs is still TBD. "At Taco Cabana we understand the ...
by lakewoodhobo
15 Jan 2020 15:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 282
Views: 87503

Re: AT&T Discovery District

MC_ScattCat wrote:Anyone know why it was placed so high up in the air?


I remember reading a story in the DMN archives from when Southwestern Bell was seeking permits for the sky bridge. I'll post it if I find it, but in the meantime here is a nice flashback to 1983.

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by lakewoodhobo
15 Jan 2020 09:31
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: DTD: West End Square
Replies: 22
Views: 2876

Re: DTD: West End Square

Here's a video of the upcoming West End park: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oWJvbjgHTM I was wondering if all of the features in that flyover were final, including the "water table" at the :30 mark. Good to know DDI is funding that. Downtown Dallas Inc. Commits $300K for West End Squar...
by lakewoodhobo
15 Jan 2020 09:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 86
Views: 34566

Re: West Dallas Developments

I’d be surprised if an office building broke ground here before the hotel, but I’d like to be surprised. Also interesting is that the West Dallas Veterans Plaza had been previously proposed for a large median along Canada Dr, in a largely residential area with no parking. Assuming it’s the same proj...
by lakewoodhobo
14 Jan 2020 15:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - 505 North Ervay (owned by First Baptist)
Replies: 95
Views: 18990

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

They must've gotten a massive discount on those precast concrete panels because here is project #3 with the same faux 3D brick pattern.

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by lakewoodhobo
14 Jan 2020 15:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 282
Views: 87503

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Parts of the screen are starting to light up.

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by lakewoodhobo
13 Jan 2020 17:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 282
Views: 87503

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Any idea on the pricing? Looks like $42/mo, which is a lot more affordable than Trophy Fitness. I can't think of any other options now with 24-Hour gone and YMCA on its way out. https://signup.myiclubonline.com/iclub/signup/home.htm#plans/info?clubNumber=8499&planId=ff768b37f38f4596b6d604a4f921...
by lakewoodhobo
13 Jan 2020 17:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 282
Views: 87503

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Cowboys Fit now open inside the Interurban Building https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/82069080_10221106516034097_9150382104201134080_o.jpg?_nc_cat=100&_nc_oc=AQlgyuBqV3O6plmlnBxJUB3nASxZQVQ5FfYe47o6Lojklq1Up-qVay2hytMf9H3XGuk&_nc_ht=scontent-lax3-1.xx&oh=6d491e541cda5bd965533...
by lakewoodhobo
13 Jan 2020 11:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 165
Views: 64529

Re: The Cedars Developments

Site of Dallas’ famous Sportatorium sells to developer Jack Matthews https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/01/13/riverfront-tract-that-was-site-of-dallas-famous-sportatorium-has-sold/ “I have no immediate plans but will be part of the whole new development there,” said developer Jack...
by lakewoodhobo
13 Jan 2020 11:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 103
Views: 27766

Re: Lower Greenville Development

Taco Cabana closes 19 restaurants including Lower Greenville store
http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/resta ... xas-stores
by lakewoodhobo
09 Jan 2020 14:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - 505 North Ervay (owned by First Baptist)
Replies: 95
Views: 18990

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

Garage District Tower 4 looks ready to go vertical.

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by lakewoodhobo
09 Jan 2020 11:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 478
Views: 190139

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Now the question is whether Royal Blue will accept the offer. Good idea or not, without the $350,000 grant they might as well go to a bank or a private investor for a loan that doesn't have nearly as many strings attached. Hopefully this was something they were going to do anyway and decide to open ...
by lakewoodhobo
09 Jan 2020 10:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 706
Views: 223019

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

I'm also surprised to see this much activity in Deep Ellum, especially compared to the slow pace of construction in the Design District which a lot of us were betting would be just as hot. These deals take years to complete, so I imagine we haven't even started to see the full effect of Uber's decis...
by lakewoodhobo
08 Jan 2020 17:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 706
Views: 223019

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

I’m guessing that the new 5-story building replaces the surface parking lot for Adams Hat residents, so where are they supposed to park while this is u/c?
by lakewoodhobo
08 Jan 2020 17:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 706
Views: 223019

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

New residential tower would join Deep Ellum historic building https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/01/08/new-residential-tower-would-join-deep-ellum-historic-building/ Westdale – which is now one of the biggest owners and developers in Deep Ellum – is now working with apartment buil...
by lakewoodhobo
08 Jan 2020 11:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 255
Views: 94823

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

cowboyeagle05 wrote:Well, one thing we can be sure if it doesn't last he will replace it with another concept with most likely minor space modifications.


To be honest, since it already has the look of a diner I wouldn't mind seeing it reincarnated as a Waffle House.
by lakewoodhobo
08 Jan 2020 09:52
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Reverchon Park
Replies: 40
Views: 7932

Re: Reverchon Park

Still don't understand why this has to be a for-profit sports and entertainment venue when it's clear that to be profitable you need X amount of seats which means X amount of cars and parking spaces, even with rideshare and trail access. The city needs to either abandon the baseball diamond or renov...
by lakewoodhobo
07 Jan 2020 17:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 174
Views: 65001

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

Where does the story say the tower isn't being built? It doesn't say it explicitly but the mention of the "first building permits" and "first section" of the project, followed by "planned" elements of the finished project just make it seem that way. I could be reading ...
by lakewoodhobo
07 Jan 2020 14:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 174
Views: 65001

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

Uptown Dallas Central Market store project is getting closer to start https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/01/07/uptown-dallas-central-market-store-project-is-getting-ready-to-start/?fbclid=IwAR3gI6irPVFE7MD57G-0PzzOl1uruV76pzZDMbNSDfPMzQ6mubRoZJxmlWc This week KDC filed the first b...
by lakewoodhobo
06 Jan 2020 15:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 255
Views: 94823

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Anyone know why they removed Queso Beso's cool-ish neon sign? This photo is from a few weeks ago before it opened.. went and had lunch there today and it was gone. I could be wrong, but I believe every permanent sign inside the downtown "special provision sign district" needs to go throug...
by lakewoodhobo
06 Jan 2020 15:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 478
Views: 190139

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Looks like some kind of winery by the name of Blind Bishop is getting ready to open in the little gray building at Sunset and Madison. The CPC agenda for this week shows it requesting a SUP for "a microbrewery, micro distillery, or winery" but based on a Google search of the applicant, Dil...
by lakewoodhobo
06 Jan 2020 14:32
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: DTD: West End Square
Replies: 22
Views: 2876

Re: DTD: West End Square

I honestly thought at last week's "groundbreaking" that they were using the term quite liberally, but as of today there are earth movers tearing up the asphalt.

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by lakewoodhobo
03 Jan 2020 16:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: Old Parkland
Replies: 40
Views: 8845

Re: Oaklawn: Old Parkland

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This really is the most phallic clock tower I've ever seen.
by lakewoodhobo
26 Dec 2019 16:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Most Exciting Projects of 2020
Replies: 36
Views: 2754

Re: Most Exciting Projects of 2020

For me, it’s: 1. 1401 Elm 2. AT&T Discovery District 3. East Quarter (300 Pearl / Meletio tower) 4. Uber HQ Honorable mention: Bishop Arts expansion Seeing 1401 Elm open will be the end of an era, even if it’s not as exciting as once proposed. Discovery District could bring back to life a dead c...
by lakewoodhobo
26 Dec 2019 15:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 706
Views: 223019

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

tamtagon wrote:Where did reelfx end up?


They downsized and moved to 717 Harwood (old KPMG tower).
by lakewoodhobo
26 Dec 2019 14:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 706
Views: 223019

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

A Chicago developer has bought the former ReelFX building and the adjacent parking lot with plans for a mixed-use development.


https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... perty-buy/
by lakewoodhobo
20 Dec 2019 08:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 166
Views: 50826

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

Harwood tower would be the tallest in the Uptown area https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/12/20/harwood-tower-would-be-the-tallest-in-the-uptown-area/ Harwood International intends to build a 42-story tower at Caroline and Field streets just north of downtown. Called Harwood No. 12...
by lakewoodhobo
16 Dec 2019 11:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Field Street District
Replies: 22
Views: 2728

Re: Downtown Dallas: Field Street District

Do we think there will be any public push back considering this sort of leans over historic West End? I really doubt it seeing how the tallest building in Dallas is much closer to the West End. Even within the district we have the Luminary and the Holocaust Museum that don’t fit the style. It would...
by lakewoodhobo
15 Dec 2019 18:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel
Replies: 499
Views: 185405

Re: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel

Kinda random, but I was wondering if anyone knew anything about the old mural inside 1401 elm? It was probably posted in the old forum, citing renovation that they were interested in keeping it. Ive been looking for pictures online, but can't seem to find it. Could have sworn it was a tree. You can...
by lakewoodhobo
13 Dec 2019 11:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Shraman South Asian Museum
Replies: 144
Views: 35803

Re: Shraman South Asian Museum

This courtyard looks like it might be an extension of Munger Ave, but rather than connecting it to Magnolia St it just dead-ends into a 6-story building, like One Arts Plaza did with Flora. I don't hate the design from this point of view, but I wish the designers had put some effort into connecting ...
by lakewoodhobo
10 Dec 2019 14:52
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction
Replies: 115
Views: 35334

Re: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction

The way the eastern (Heritage Village) deck park is proposed doesn't show a lot of promise for having a KWP-style effect on the area. However, the deck adjacent to S Harwood should be prioritized if they need to be phased out. This would pull Old City Park into the Farmers Market and away from the B...
by lakewoodhobo
09 Dec 2019 11:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 165
Views: 64529

Re: The Cedars Developments

California short-term stay firm lands in Dallas’ Cedars district https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/12/09/california-short-term-stay-firm-lands-in-dallas-cedars-district/ Sonder is one of several companies that are renting blocks of residences to operate as hotel spaces in buildin...
by lakewoodhobo
06 Dec 2019 12:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 255
Views: 94823

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

The Starbucks at 1700 Commerce (Allen Bldg) is now open.

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Also looks like Queso Beso (Main and Stone St.) is almost ready.

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by lakewoodhobo
04 Dec 2019 11:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 282
Views: 87503

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Took this earlier today from right along the barricade, and it looks like everything north of Jackson will open any day now.

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by lakewoodhobo
26 Nov 2019 10:15
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 316
Views: 94914

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Not sure when this was installed, but Union Station has lights embedded in the platform that blink red when a train is approaching. Wonder if they plan on installing these elsewhere or just at the TRE transfer points.

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by lakewoodhobo
22 Nov 2019 15:22
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: DTD: West End Square
Replies: 22
Views: 2876

Re: DTD: West End Square

There's an event invitation on Facebook for a "virtual groundbreaking" of West End Square to take place January 13 at City Hall. https://www.facebook.com/events/496788644512459/ Parks for Downtown Dallas and the Dallas Park & Recreation Department invite you to join us in commemorating...
by lakewoodhobo
22 Nov 2019 10:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 73
Views: 12670

Re: Deep Ellum: The Stack - 2700 Commerce

I like the updated design. Assuming we're looking at the same side, they now have a tier on top plus a diagonal corner, and they've eliminated that hideous blank wall on top of the parking structure.

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by lakewoodhobo
20 Nov 2019 16:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 213
Views: 81445

Re: West End 1.0

Now with Spaghetti Warehouse gone, there really needs to be another push for a brewery in the West End. This could be right building for it because it is way too big for one restaurant anyway.
by lakewoodhobo
20 Nov 2019 09:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Wynnewood Village
Replies: 8
Views: 2579

Re: Oak Cliff: Wynnewood Village

LA Fitness opened yesterday according to an employee there. https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/75394805_10221015376284893_6824301045879930880_o.jpg?_nc_cat=101&_nc_oc=AQldQsCSRdyrT4D1R8qvDiXGlSWkT4Rvhy20UyL3zaiodrHP9IGi21gNorQtjmSQ2MU&_nc_ht=scontent-atl3-1.xx&oh=3912512a4301a...
by lakewoodhobo
18 Nov 2019 10:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Virgin Hotel
Replies: 148
Views: 59798

Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Stills from a video on their Twitter confirming that the sign is installed and says "Virgin Hotels Design District"

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by lakewoodhobo
15 Nov 2019 16:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 680
Views: 230965

Re: Victory Park 3.0

willyk wrote:Chipotle under construction.


Update from today

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by lakewoodhobo
15 Nov 2019 11:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 255
Views: 94823

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Dude, Sweet Expansion: Beloved Chocolatier Takes Treats Downtown
https://www.dallasobserver.com/restaura ... 3H_zExc1FQ
by lakewoodhobo
15 Nov 2019 11:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas: Medical District
Replies: 130
Views: 50768

Re: Dallas: Medical District

Houston developer Hines buys business campus northwest of downtown Dallas https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/11/15/houston-developer-hines-buys-business-campus-northwest-of-downtown-dallas/ Screen Shot 2019-11-15 at 9.56.12 AM.jpg Inwood is my primary crossing point to and from Oa...
by lakewoodhobo
14 Nov 2019 10:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: El Centro relocation
Replies: 1
Views: 870

El Centro relocation

Dallas’ Community College District Can’t Issue $1.1 Billion In Bonds Because of a Lawsuit https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2019/11/dallas-community-college-district-bond-package-lawsuit/ “As long as the election contest suit is pending or until a final, non-appealable judicial order that does ...

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