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by lakewoodhobo
21 Mar 2020 11:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 341
Views: 154866

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

I wonder if this crisis will leave us with half-completed towers like the last one did. Anyone remember the Stoneleigh condos?

There were several in Austin after the dot-com bust.
by lakewoodhobo
20 Mar 2020 11:11
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 302
Views: 94907

Re: Trinity River Park

$100 million raised for Harold Simmons Park as Conservancy moves into next phase of Park development. https://trinityparkconservancy.org/journal-posts/announcement-from-ceo-brent-brown/ The move comes as the Conservancy has commitments of more than $100 million for the capital campaign to build Har...
by lakewoodhobo
11 Mar 2020 16:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 123
Views: 48419

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

There was one random rumor that HEB had sold the site but I can't even remember where I heard that so it may be complete conjecture. Screen Shot 2020-03-11 at 11.16.47 AM.png I know there were questions about this sign on the property, but without any details it's hard to tell. Like Dettmann1 said,...
by lakewoodhobo
11 Mar 2020 09:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 123
Views: 48419

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

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Saw this on Facebook today. Looks like demo activity on the Central Market site, which doesn't make sense if HEB still owns the site and you believe what we've been told about the Oak Cliff store opening after the Uptown store.
by lakewoodhobo
11 Mar 2020 08:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 361
Views: 114643

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Does it look small in person or you’re going off these pics? 30 feet tall seems decent, but I haven’t seen it in person yet. I think it’s a nice sculpture in this context, but when you consider how they said this would be the Dallas version of The Bean, which is twice as tall, then it might seem a ...
by lakewoodhobo
10 Mar 2020 08:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 361
Views: 114643

Re: AT&T Discovery District

I would rather have a nice fountain than the interactive sculpture they put in. The interactive sculpture is a little underwhelming with how small it is if I'm being honest. Does it look small in person or you’re going off these pics? 30 feet tall seems decent, but I haven’t seen it in person yet. ...
by lakewoodhobo
07 Mar 2020 09:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School
Replies: 67
Views: 23702

Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Maybe I missed it the first time or they updated the story with the name of the building. Any guess as to why it’s named The Galbraith?

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by lakewoodhobo
06 Mar 2020 15:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 188
Views: 76637

Re: The Cedars Developments

I would never buy a condo that’s built like multifamily stick construction. Possibly a town house but never something this large.

No way this building can last 50 years.
by lakewoodhobo
05 Mar 2020 17:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 123
Views: 48419

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

It seems like Lake Cliff Park is a sleeping gem. There's also that land swap just north of the park next to Lake Cliff Tower as well. Not to mention the Zang Flats apartments by Larkspur ( http://larkspurcapital.com/projects/zang-flats ), which look like they've been redesigned since first announce...
by lakewoodhobo
05 Mar 2020 16:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 123
Views: 48419

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

Vintage video-game arcade, rooftop sign for Typo district want code change https://oakcliff.advocatemag.com/2020/03/vintage-video-game-arcade-rooftop-sign-for-typo-district-want-code-change/ https://oakcliff.advocatemag.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/9/2020/03/Typo-sign-mock-up-approx-5x13-1.jpg
by lakewoodhobo
25 Feb 2020 14:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 556
Views: 198749

Re: Oak Lawn

From a friend on Twitter

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by lakewoodhobo
24 Feb 2020 07:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 361
Views: 114643

Re: AT&T Discovery District

They're gonna show quality art/clips on that LED screen when it's officially open, right? I'd rather have ads than a power point slideshow of average wallpaper stock photos More Ads?... Could we be more lame? The Omni is already a giant Billboard that brands the skyline with some lame corporate log...
by lakewoodhobo
23 Feb 2020 11:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 742
Views: 262330

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Any plan that doesn't at least allow for doubling the Nature and Science Museum would be a mistake in my opinion. The worst mistake IMO would be a failure to connect Victory Plaza to the museum. We know that D2 will make Museum Way into a barrier, so a north entrance to the Perot is crucial. 780361...
by lakewoodhobo
21 Feb 2020 11:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Reunion (Tower, hotel, and??)
Replies: 9
Views: 1866

Re: Reunion (Tower, hotel, and??)

How about a residential tower with a spire shaped like a cone or a pyramid. Of course it would light up similar to the ball.
by lakewoodhobo
21 Feb 2020 07:56
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 409
Views: 154297

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

Renfe inks $6 bn deal to build first high-speed train in US http://www.rfi.fr/en/wires/20200220-renfe-inks-6-bn-deal-build-first-high-speed-train-us For Renfe, the design and construction phase of the contract, which will run to 2026, is worth some $311 million, while the operation and maintenance ...
by lakewoodhobo
21 Feb 2020 06:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 742
Views: 262330

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Dallas’ Hunt Realty focuses on big deals at home https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/02/21/dallas-hunt-realty-focuses-on-big-deals-at-home/ “We decided a couple years ago to redirect our strategy back — going back to our roots of investing in projects and developing sites right her...
by lakewoodhobo
20 Feb 2020 20:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 486
Views: 216344

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

New York investor making property buys in North Oak Cliff https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/02/20/new-york-investor-making-property-buys-in-north-oak-cliff/ “We don’t have any plans for a development right now,” said Ben Atkins, Abingdon Square founder and principal. “We’re long-...
by lakewoodhobo
20 Feb 2020 12:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: The Quadrangle
Replies: 33
Views: 8820

Re: Uptown Dallas: The Quadrangle

Landmark Uptown retail and office project is now called The Quad
https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... -the-quad/


All that to say there's a new website with some new renderings: https://thequaduptown.com/
by lakewoodhobo
20 Feb 2020 11:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel
Replies: 534
Views: 211743

Re: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel

2G2R52VA6FFODDKCGU72PBFJUY.jpg Oh look another massive valet area or is the developer redoing Akard all the way across to 1505 Elm? I know the city narrowed the street to two lanes and simply painted lines over the previous lanes. Is The National going to take over the leftover space and shift the ...
by lakewoodhobo
20 Feb 2020 07:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 742
Views: 262330

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Stars' owner acquires two tracts of land from Hillwood adjacent to AAC to develop a hotel, conference center, and other entertainment / retail options. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/02/19/dallas-stars-owner-scores-two-blocks-for-development-in-victory-park/ I was wiki-reading...
by lakewoodhobo
19 Feb 2020 19:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 486
Views: 216344

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Time for some fresh faces....wonder if anybody is looking at Tillman's or Bolsa yet. Hatties is/was such a prime corner I wouldn't think it would take long to fill that spot. I'm almost sure that Bolsa already has a new tenant in line and it might even be the same team with a new LLC. Tillman's and...
by lakewoodhobo
19 Feb 2020 14:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 486
Views: 216344

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Dallas restaurant institution Hattie's in Oak Cliff closes its doors
http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/resta ... f-closure/

First Tillman’s, then Bolsa and now Hatties. Definitely a new era.
by lakewoodhobo
19 Feb 2020 13:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel
Replies: 534
Views: 211743

Re: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel

Todd said the building will start opening in September and October. “There will be people living in this building in September,” he said. “The goal is to have the hotel open in the fall. Good to know they’re on track for September move-ins. I imagine they should start pre-leasing in the spring. Gar...
by lakewoodhobo
19 Feb 2020 10:52
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 103
Views: 37583

Re: Fair Park

They need to take the Winter Classic model of providing a genuine fairground experience and apply it to all their events that attract 75,000+ people, especially Pride. Maybe next year Spectra can attract a big enough concert to perform the Saturday before the parade and keep the Midway open all day ...
by lakewoodhobo
19 Feb 2020 10:38
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 409
Views: 154297

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

One more thing in that press release was this paragraph on service animals. ACCOMMODATING SERVICE ANIMALS: THEY HAVE A JOB TO DO, WE WANT TO HELP The Texas high-speed train will be welcoming and accommodating to passengers with service animals. Requirements are being reviewed closely to understand w...
by lakewoodhobo
19 Feb 2020 09:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 742
Views: 262330

Re: Victory Park 3.0

“We can now begin planning a fabulous hotel, conference center and other entertainment-related opportunities that may arise,” he said. “This will only enhance the great experience all AAC’s patrons have when they attend building events.” Northland Properties bought the land – almost 2.5 acres – fro...
by lakewoodhobo
18 Feb 2020 17:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 762
Views: 339400

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

Tnexster wrote:They had the roof open for a while this morning, anybody see that? Looked like it lifts straight up.


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by lakewoodhobo
18 Feb 2020 11:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 94
Views: 40727

Re: West Dallas Developments

On page 281 of this week's City Plan Commission docket there's a request for a new mixed-use development on the corner of W Commerce and Neal, in an area that is primarily industrial but ripe for residential development. Staff recommends that CPC deny the request because of traffic concerns and lack...
by lakewoodhobo
18 Feb 2020 10:50
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 409
Views: 154297

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

First Look at the interior layout of the Texas High-Speed Train https://www.texascentral.com/posts/milestone-first-look-at-the-interior-layout-of-the-texas-high-speed-train First-Class comfort, with even more space: •WIDE aisles: 32” (wider than a regional jet) •Ample space: 32” of legroom and 41” ...
by lakewoodhobo
18 Feb 2020 10:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 139
Views: 38531

Re: Lower Greenville Development

First look: Eight-story apartment project planned for Dallas’ Lower Greenville neighborhood https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/02/18/first-look-eight-story-apartment-project-planned-for-dallas-lower-greenville-neighborhood/ https://dmn-dallas-news-prod.cdn.arcpublishing.com/resize...
by lakewoodhobo
18 Feb 2020 10:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Hoque Global Cedars- So Good
Replies: 34
Views: 9592

Re: Hoque Global Cedars- So Good

The first piece of the SoGood District goes to City Plan Commission this week. "Corsair at SoGood" will be a multifamily building at the north corner of Cesar Chavez and Corinth.

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by lakewoodhobo
17 Feb 2020 20:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 217
Views: 91457

Re: West End 1.0

Progress! The City of Dallas is installing an ADA accessible ramp and a new crosswalk to better connect the West End to Victory Park. Thank you to David Blewett, Dallas City Council D14 for advocating for this welcomed and much needed improvement. https://www.facebook.com/DtownDallasInc/photos/a.11...
by lakewoodhobo
17 Feb 2020 20:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Families vs Singles in Apartment construction in DFW
Replies: 5
Views: 1722

Re: Families vs Singles in Apartment construction in DFW

I trust the free market to solve that problem. If there were enough demand for 3BR units, the Amlis and the Broadstones of the world will build them because the competition here is brutal, and any disruptor in the MF market will be either rewarded or punished.
by lakewoodhobo
14 Feb 2020 10:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 501
Views: 171655

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Deep Ellum Boom An entertainment district that once was a hotbed for jazz and blues, the Deep Ellum neighborhood east of downtown Dallas is undergoing a dramatic transformation, courtesy of Westdale Real Estate Investment and Management. The company is adding work to the live-play mix with a massiv...
by lakewoodhobo
14 Feb 2020 10:40
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Bike Harwood (Harwood St. from Main->Dallas Heritage Village)
Replies: 8
Views: 2847

Re: Bike Harwood (Harwood St. from Main->Dallas Heritage Village)

I think this is long overdue, and kudos to DDI for following through with recommendations from the Downtown 360 Plan. If this weren't on a Friday, I would even volunteer.
by lakewoodhobo
14 Feb 2020 06:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 556
Views: 198749

Re: Oak Lawn

Lemmon is so stuck in the old Dallas of the 1970's really could use some new denser taller development and get rid of those old strip centers. I miss the funky old houses on Lemmon, or at least the handful that were left at the turn of the century. If we had torn them down for something urban it mi...
by lakewoodhobo
13 Feb 2020 14:07
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Little Mexico
Replies: 1
Views: 1660

Re: Little Mexico

After Sale Scare, Dallas Housing Authority Clarifies Intent for Future of Little Mexico Village
https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2 ... ale-scare/

What happens when you don’t communicate and your customers are terrified of being left out on the street.
by lakewoodhobo
12 Feb 2020 16:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 556
Views: 198749

Re: Oak Lawn

And aren't the rainbow crosswalks not even a sure-thing if they dont raise a minimum amount from private donors? https://fundrazr.com/DallasCrosswalkProject?ref=ab_4cnUIjWPr5v4cnUIjWPr5v The rainbow crosswalks are officially funded. Looks like that Fundrazr campaign was to see how much they could g...
by lakewoodhobo
12 Feb 2020 07:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 486
Views: 216344

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

https://dfw.cbslocal.com/2020/02/11/dallas-business-owner-saving-old-home-demolition-i-love-historic-architecture/ I love this story, and it makes me wonder what Oak Lawn and Oak Cliff would look like today if they had been under a demolition delay ordinance 30 years ago. Per DCAD, this property and...
by lakewoodhobo
11 Feb 2020 14:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Kroger
Replies: 21
Views: 8012

Re: East Dallas: Kroger

Kinda shocked that this is moving forward after Tom Thumb staked their claim. We keep hearing about the terrible margins in the grocery business, but here comes Kroger wanting to compete for even smaller crumbs in a crowded area.
by lakewoodhobo
10 Feb 2020 10:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: El Centro relocation
Replies: 9
Views: 2928

Re: El Centro relocation

It would be a monumental challenge to overcome, but I can imagine shuttles picking up at Cedars Station and the East Transfer Center, both of which are a similar distance from the campus. East Transfer is a short walk from Pearl Station and will be a short walk from the EQ (CBD East) station if D2 i...
by lakewoodhobo
08 Feb 2020 16:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 123
Views: 48419

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

And just to the south of the block being cleared now is a good-size parcel owned by Dallas County Schools, or rather the DCS dissolution committee, that will no doubt go on the market soon. https://dallasmetropolis.com/dfwu/download/file.php?id=1187&t=1 If I remember correctly, I saw on DCAD th...
by lakewoodhobo
07 Feb 2020 11:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown: Dual Brand Hilton Tower / Oak Grove & Hall
Replies: 38
Views: 7414

Re: Uptown: Dual Brand Hilton Tower / Oak Grove & Hall

I've never seen a developer sink a garage so it could have surface-level parking and setbacks. I wouldn't call it Stemmons Tower #5, but seems odd to me.
by lakewoodhobo
07 Feb 2020 09:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: El Centro relocation
Replies: 9
Views: 2928

Re: El Centro relocation

Dallas’ 7 Community Colleges Plan to Become 1 https://www.dallasobserver.com/news/dallas-seven-community-colleges-plan-to-become-one-11858965 Nothing new here in terms of the lawsuit keeping DCCD from building its new campus, but it seems like the wheels are turning in the effort to merge the seven...
by lakewoodhobo
07 Feb 2020 08:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 556
Views: 198749

Re: Oak Lawn

cowboyeagle05 wrote:Its supposedly going to be an Italian restaurant concept of some sort. I can't remember the name but they do have a lease which is why all the remodeling has been going on.


I’ve heard that Mario’s is relocating here from 5404 Lemmon. Hope it’s true since I really like that restaurant.
by lakewoodhobo
06 Feb 2020 07:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 481
Views: 180094

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

We may be adding Truluck’s to the list of closings soon. Developer Trammell Crow plans new Uptown Dallas tower project: McKinney Avenue high-rise would be next door to the Crescent https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/02/06/developer-trammell-crow-plans-new-uptown-dallas-tower-proje...
by lakewoodhobo
06 Feb 2020 07:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 481
Views: 180094

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

We may be adding Truluck’s to the list of closings soon. Developer Trammell Crow plans new Uptown Dallas tower project: McKinney Avenue high-rise would be next door to the Crescent https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2020/02/06/developer-trammell-crow-plans-new-uptown-dallas-tower-project/
by lakewoodhobo
05 Feb 2020 08:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 188
Views: 76637

Re: The Cedars Developments

I’m bullish on this part of the Cedars as well, and I don’t think a new tower is overly ambitious especially if the I-30 reconstruction is done correctly. Even if the deck park connecting Old City Park to Farmers Market doesn’t pan out, the current plan to demolish St. Paul over the canyon will be a...
by lakewoodhobo
05 Feb 2020 07:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1067
Views: 318328

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Oh boy. Here we go again. https://www.wfaa.com/article/news/local/is-amazon-pursuing-an-office-in-dfw-that-could-employ-hundreds/287-805800c8-022e-4073-8d59-d73dafcf29b3?fbclid=IwAR2NCDdytZi5Um4PraEwLHUweo0b5ld87Amp8HXpUuO-kxcAOJr5XerAmU4 According to sources familiar with the matter, the online re...

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