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by lakewoodhobo
21 Feb 2018 11:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 138
Views: 17142

Re: Victory Park 3.0

tamtagon wrote:Time for the Seminoles to move the collectible items & restaurant to Deep Ellum with a hotel.


Or the Design District and reopen the hotel made famous by the Beatles.

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by lakewoodhobo
20 Feb 2018 12:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Sylvan Thirty
Replies: 6
Views: 414

Re: Sylvan Thirty

I believe that one of the three buildings in Phase II will be a Chase bank branch, which makes sense as they're demolishing the drive-thru to add parking. Not really complaining since all of these stores need a bank for operating their business, but we're only looking at potentially two "intere...
by lakewoodhobo
17 Feb 2018 12:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas: Trinity Groves
Replies: 43
Views: 6164

Re: West Dallas: Trinity Groves

Do we know what's going on between Beeville and Bataan? I know the city is straightening Bataan at some point, but this looks like West Dallas Investments cleared the lot for development. They haven't replatted this block as far as I can tell.

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by lakewoodhobo
16 Feb 2018 09:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 596
Views: 37659

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

In the unlikely scenario that Amazon splits HQ2 between two cities (to take advantage of different incentives, lessen the impact on housing, etc.) they would probably have to be in the same state. Isn't Texas the only state with two separate metro areas on the list?
by lakewoodhobo
13 Feb 2018 16:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 93
Views: 9825

Re: The Cedars Developments

/\ Maybe this? Although this article is quite old but it fits the description. Intown did all the townhomes by Farmers Market. https://dallas.towers.net/2016/11/09/intown-homes-chips-away-at-cedars-warehouse-district/ That has to be it, considering that InTown Homes still owns the property per DCAD...
by lakewoodhobo
13 Feb 2018 13:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 200
Views: 17972

Re: Oak Lawn

Remember when Good Eats closed a few years ago, they mentioned that they were looking for a new location? I assume by now that they've abandoned those plans and are focused on running Lucky's instead. Good Eats could've been the first of what I wish were a mass migration of businesses from Oak Lawn ...
by lakewoodhobo
13 Feb 2018 11:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 266
Views: 27653

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

The pinball bar will be called Slam Tilt and will be located at 332 W. Jefferson Blvd.

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by lakewoodhobo
12 Feb 2018 10:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD Riverfront Project
Replies: 27
Views: 1571

Re: DTD Riverfront Project

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/02/12/could-old-dallas-jail-reborn-new-homeless-services-center Could old Dallas jail be reborn as new homeless services center? Written by Steve Brown I'll go ahead and answer this headline's question: No. I wonder what Centurion is really tryin...
by lakewoodhobo
09 Feb 2018 09:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 93
Views: 9825

Re: The Cedars Developments

The 7-Eleven store/Mobil station on S. Lamar (next to South Lamar Flats) is coming along. Looks like it's not far from opening. Gas pumps are installed, signs are in place and lit up. I guessing this store will do well, as there really isn't anything else in that immediate area for those in the Sou...
by lakewoodhobo
08 Feb 2018 16:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 266
Views: 27653

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Great news! I wonder if they signed a lease at one of these spaces they've been working on next to Top Ten Records.

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by lakewoodhobo
08 Feb 2018 16:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Parking Garages
Replies: 70
Views: 6752

Re: Parking Garages

Harwood Center parking garage update.

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by lakewoodhobo
07 Feb 2018 17:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 126
Views: 12570

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

Sol Irlandes has been shut down for non-payment of taxes.

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by lakewoodhobo
07 Feb 2018 10:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 266
Views: 27653

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

...extending a conversation from the Oak Lawn thread, do any of these new deals in Bishop Arts/Oak Cliff include a gay bar? Actually, have the blue laws been scraped away enough to allow bars? I get a headache just trying to understand how a bar can operate in Oak Cliff, but this blog does a good j...
by lakewoodhobo
07 Feb 2018 10:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 266
Views: 27653

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Saw this morning that they're pouring sidewalks for the new CVS and noticed this round thing on the corner of Zang and 7th. Looks like either a planter or a fountain, maybe? Sorry for the terrible photos.

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by lakewoodhobo
05 Feb 2018 11:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 596
Views: 37659

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

If Austin loses the bid, I imagine transit will be a major reason and this could serve as their Boeing moment.

If they get it, I have no idea how Mopac and I-35 will absorb 50,000 new people.
by lakewoodhobo
02 Feb 2018 10:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 200
Views: 17972

Re: Oak Lawn

This is an absolute must if we ever expect people to walk from the Strip to the Centrum.

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by lakewoodhobo
01 Feb 2018 15:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 138
Views: 17142

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Victory Park retail block to get redo and new tenants https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/02/01/victory-park-retail-block-get-redo-new-tenants Investor WRC Advisors bought the retail center in the ground floor of the House condominium tower at Lamar and Houston streets on the north...
by lakewoodhobo
01 Feb 2018 13:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 200
Views: 17972

Re: Oak Lawn

Btw there is a construction fence around the old Cafe Brazil property and some of the side patio concrete has been torn up but it looks like for access to maybe an underground pipe. I would normally just say something probably froze and they had to repair it but why put up a construction fence arou...
by lakewoodhobo
01 Feb 2018 09:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD Riverfront Project
Replies: 27
Views: 1571

Re: DTD Riverfront Project

If there were ever a case for a big, soulless parking garage that doesn't address the space around it, it would be here. Make it 6-8 levels and then build some type of mesh screen above that and call it art. The buildings to the north of it can gradually increase in height so that the tallest buildi...
by lakewoodhobo
29 Jan 2018 11:13
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 238
Views: 18986

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

So much for a skyline-altering design. I'll take it, but we were promised more.

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by lakewoodhobo
29 Jan 2018 10:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 266
Views: 27653

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Blackwood's rendering looks a little different than I expected, but it's good to see some activity on the west side of Bishop Arts. http://oakcliff.advocatemag.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/803-west-davis.png Construction begins on Davis/Vernon restaurants and shops http://oakcliff.advocatemag.com/...
by lakewoodhobo
26 Jan 2018 16:50
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Fair Park
Replies: 35
Views: 4077

Re: Fair Park

That's an awesome article! I'd love to go visit the archives, or see it in a formal display at the Fair. Fair Park is one of my favorite things about Dallas. It's so cool that many of the buildings built for the 1936 Centennial are still there and kind of frozen in time. Originally the Top of Texas...
by lakewoodhobo
26 Jan 2018 15:34
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Reverchon Park
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Reverchon Park

If you've ever wanted to run Dallas' oldest, most beloved field of dreams, here's your chance More than a year after the park board initially agreed it could no longer give the park the love or money it deserves, the Park and Recreation Department issued a request for proposals last week looking fo...
by lakewoodhobo
26 Jan 2018 13:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 226
Views: 24114

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

This is the now dead project by former owners of the Drever. They wanted to build the Downtown shopping mall and the space of 1401 Elm was not enough to make a big enough draw so they proposed to buy DARTs HQ and redevelop it as a bigger retail project. It never made it off the drawing boards thoug...
by lakewoodhobo
25 Jan 2018 17:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 126
Views: 12570

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

This was not expected. City Tavern will be moving to Mid Elm Lofts. https://www.dmagazine.com/food-drink/2018/01/city-tavern-to-relocate-to-mid-elm-lofts/ I believe this will be the new location. Looks like all of the previously announced tenants have split and City Tavern is the first of a new sla...
by lakewoodhobo
25 Jan 2018 13:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 226
Views: 24114

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

This is the now dead project by former owners of the Drever. They wanted to build the Downtown shopping mall and the space of 1401 Elm was not enough to make a big enough draw so they proposed to buy DARTs HQ and redevelop it as a bigger retail project. It never made it off the drawing boards thoug...
by lakewoodhobo
25 Jan 2018 12:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East End: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 19
Views: 1078

Re: East Downtown Dallas Redevelopment ~24 buildings

I love this, especially the part where they commit to saving all the structures and perhaps turning the Masonic Temple into a performance space. The restaurant by Nick Badovinus should be very popular. I'm not entirely sure they should rule out residential altogether though. 2200 Main St would make ...
by lakewoodhobo
25 Jan 2018 09:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt
Replies: 143
Views: 14775

Re: Downtown Dallas: Hillwood Urban's ~50 storey tower on former BoA motorcourt

Found this rendering I had never seen before. I hope someday this project is built! In my opinion this would trump the BOA Tower as the king of the Dallas skyline. That rendering of the building just beyond the KWP lawn reminds me of something. http://bi.gazeta.pl/im/d8/e5/12/z19812824IH,Krzywa-Wie...
by lakewoodhobo
25 Jan 2018 09:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown - Merriman
Replies: 14
Views: 891

Re: 400 N Akard / Houseman

I'd like to see this one built, but I'm afraid it's just on Merriman Anderson's portfolio to say "hey, we don't just renovate old buildings we can do new construction too."
by lakewoodhobo
24 Jan 2018 09:37
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Oak Cliff Deck Park
Replies: 10
Views: 1340

Re: Oak Cliff Deck Park

Per City Manager T.C. Broadnax, groundbreaking for the Southern Gateway Project will take place on Wednesday, February 28. I believe the first phase of the project is the one closest to downtown which includes the structural support for the deck park. On a related note, it was revealed during the Am...
by lakewoodhobo
23 Jan 2018 15:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 216
Views: 24419

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Dallas-based Stillwater Capital is building the 336-unit project on Hall Street just east of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center.


Based on the address in the rendering, this would be east of Deep Ellum Brewing Company, not Baylor Medical Center.
by lakewoodhobo
23 Jan 2018 14:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 126
Views: 12570

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

There was finally construction going on yesterday inside the upcoming Royal Blue Grocery in the Mercantile Place building at Main and Ervay. Looks like this one is moving forward. Noticed this morning on my way to work that they took down the window graphics that have been there forever. Glad to se...
by lakewoodhobo
19 Jan 2018 10:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 596
Views: 37659

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Dallas could never compete with the coolness factor of Austin, or its prettier geography, or the exciting clusterf@ck cycle of legislative sessions, college semesters and music festivals. However, when I lived there from 2004-2006 I found the mundane part of Austin (when nothing was really going on ...
by lakewoodhobo
17 Jan 2018 11:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School
Replies: 29
Views: 3665

Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

This one will be a great complement to The Gabriella (Greystar/Tom Thumb) across from 345. Not to say there are any bad places for affordable housing, but the walking distance to rail and bus transit, and soon a grocery store, makes it ideal for people who don't have or want a car.
by lakewoodhobo
16 Jan 2018 12:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 138
Views: 17142

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Anland North Commercial (a Hillwood affiliate) will be at the City Plan Commission this week for a replat of the lot north of the DART plaza. Maybe this is moving forward regardless of whatever Hillwood is pitching to Amazon.

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by lakewoodhobo
16 Jan 2018 12:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School
Replies: 29
Views: 3665

Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Apartment tower in the works for downtown's historic Dallas High School project https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/01/16/apartment-tower-works-downtowns-historic-dallas-high-school-project Now Matthews and his partners are working on a plans to build a high-rise apartment that wou...
by lakewoodhobo
16 Jan 2018 10:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 29
Views: 3326

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

Drove past Wynnewood Village this morning and noticed that demolition has begun on the Wynnewood State Bank Building. Owners are expected to announce this week that a new fitness center will take its place, possibly the first phase in a $30M renovation that will also bring a new movie theater. https...
by lakewoodhobo
12 Jan 2018 11:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 266
Views: 27653

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Building Alert: New Multifamily Property Planned In Bishop Arts January 10, 2018, Jeremiah Jensen, Bisnow Dallas Crimson Building LLC filed permits for a multifamily development at 200 North Bishop Ave. in the Bishop Arts District. The property is planned for 388K SF and is valued at $40.7M. The ow...
by lakewoodhobo
11 Jan 2018 13:22
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike
Replies: 86
Views: 11861

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

Just thinking out loud here, but I wonder if autonomous vehicles will see a similar bubble to this. I can see a Chinese company flooding the market with cars that will either take up parking or clog the streets with empty vehicles looking for a passenger.
by lakewoodhobo
11 Jan 2018 11:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 216
Views: 24419

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

It shows that, from a branding perspective at least, names like "Trinity", "Bishop" and "Deep Ellum" are emblematic of Dallas. I don't think "Uptown" or "Design District" have the same weight. Waiting on a Pegasus Brewing Co. though. There's already...
by lakewoodhobo
11 Jan 2018 09:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 216
Views: 24419

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

It shows that, from a branding perspective at least, names like "Trinity", "Bishop" and "Deep Ellum" are emblematic of Dallas. I don't think "Uptown" or "Design District" have the same weight.

Waiting on a Pegasus Brewing Co. though.
by lakewoodhobo
10 Jan 2018 23:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown: Adolphus Tower
Replies: 17
Views: 2287

Re: Downtown: Adolphus Tower

what tower is that in this photo behind magnolia? i know thats the current placement of pegasus plaza. Never knew there was a tower that big before it. Southwestern Life Insurance Building, built in 1912 and designed by Lang & Witchell. At 16-stories and designed in the Sullivanesque style, in ...
by lakewoodhobo
10 Jan 2018 18:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 266
Views: 27653

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

^Thanks for posting those plans. I had seen the rendering of the outside but didn't know about the plaza and cafe.
by lakewoodhobo
10 Jan 2018 11:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project
Replies: 27
Views: 3357

Re: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project

I still think Spire will end up selling off the land in pieces so some other big developers don't get to steal their thunder. They could start by approaching DART, which they already have a relationship with. If DART would actively market 1401 Pacific for sale, they could potentially build a new HQ...
by lakewoodhobo
10 Jan 2018 08:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 266
Views: 27653

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Bishop High Line Phase 2 will reuse the medical building on Madison between Ninth and Tenth. The basement will be leased to a theater company for live performances: http://oakcliff.advocatemag.com/2018/01/apartments-live-theater-planned-former-bishop-arts-medical-building/ http://oakcliff.advocatema...
by lakewoodhobo
09 Jan 2018 13:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 266
Views: 27653

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

This area will be completely transformed (more than it already has) in the coming years, and it seems like this particular section will help connect the northern part to the retail on Jefferson Blvd. I'm a little disappointed that the city hasn't started addressing the connection from Jefferson to ...
by lakewoodhobo
07 Jan 2018 23:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 220
Views: 26430

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

Three new things at The Statler: Waterproof, the rooftop bar, is open; José de Rivera's "A Wishing Star" has been restored; Scout, the bar with bowling lanes and other games, looks close to opening.

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by lakewoodhobo
06 Jan 2018 17:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 266
Views: 27653

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

I've been avoiding the Bishop/Melba area for a few months and went by this afternoon. It was a bit overwhelming to see so much new construction finally wrapping up. Most curious about the Exxir/Nazerian project, where Phase 1 looks done. One restaurant looks like just days away from opening, and ano...
by lakewoodhobo
06 Jan 2018 11:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Tower Petroleum - The Saint Elm Hotel (1907 Elm) & Corrigan Tower (1900 Pacific)
Replies: 70
Views: 10671

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

Walked by the Cambria hotel this morning and noticed that it is open for business. Still no liquor license for the bar but the lobby looks really nice.
by lakewoodhobo
05 Jan 2018 12:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 200
Views: 17972

Re: Oak Lawn

I'd like to nominate the parking lot shown below for "most wasted space in Oak Lawn" - owned by Caven Enterprises. Screen Shot 2018-01-05 at 11.38.00 AM.png Good opportunity to co-develop it with the owner of the BofA property and provide structured parking, residential and an urban bank b...

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