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by lakewoodhobo
23 Jan 2019 14:54
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Allen Sports Village
Replies: 3
Views: 581

Re: Allen Sports Village

It's sad to me that anyone in Allen would see this rendering and believe that their 15,000-seat stadium will have underground parking. If I lived anywhere near there, I would demand that they correct the rendering to show the 15,000 parking spaces no doubt required. https://cbsdallas.files.wordpress...
by lakewoodhobo
23 Jan 2019 14:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 118
Views: 22529

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Any word on City Tavern? ...OR, for that matter, whatever is replacing the old City Tavern? Previous communications sounded like both should be up an running quickly. But it seems like it's been ages since I heard anything. City Tavern looks ready to open. Here are some photos I found on Facebook. ...
by lakewoodhobo
23 Jan 2019 09:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 137
Views: 27037

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Just drove past this site and noticed they have started on the canopy structure along Commerce, at least the section that juts out from the building. I believe there's another section that'll be anchored to the ground, but haven't see that yet.
by lakewoodhobo
22 Jan 2019 16:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 54
Views: 13583

Re: West Dallas Developments

https://www.dallasobserver.com/restaurants/tierra-firma-hospitality-group-owner-of-bolsa-chicken-scratch-and-the-foundry-faces-lawsuits-and-liens-11522613 Here's an interesting story about the company that owns Bolsa, Smoke, Chicken Scratch, Theodore, etc., explaining the recent closures. The part t...
by lakewoodhobo
18 Jan 2019 10:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Bryan Tower
Replies: 32
Views: 3353

Re: Downtown Dallas: Bryan Tower

This area is one of the donut holes within downtown that'll take some time to hit critical mass. I've worked in a building here for 12 years now and love that we're getting Pacific Plaza, but aside from this and the redevelopment of One Dallas Center and Crozier, plus the MATA extension, we're a bit...
by lakewoodhobo
17 Jan 2019 13:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 69
Views: 13127

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

A land swap at Oak Cliff Founders Park that will result in a 7-story mixed-use development with underground parking at Marsalis and Colorado https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2019/01/17/hey-dallas-want-trade-oak-cliff-parkland-7-story-development?444 WindMass wants much more than a two-...
by lakewoodhobo
16 Jan 2019 16:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 118
Views: 22529

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

I've heard from two different people now that, once 24-Hour Fitness opens on Ft Worth Ave, the location downtown will be permanently closed. Essentially this is a move, which might explain why it took so long for anyone to confirm the construction of 24-Hour in Oak Cliff. No clue if this means anoth...
by lakewoodhobo
14 Jan 2019 08:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas: Trinity Groves
Replies: 72
Views: 15674

Re: West Dallas: Trinity Groves

Trinity Grove phase 2 apartments https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4910/32753034538_d058b6f421_b.jpg Trinity Groves Apartments by Thymant , on Flickr https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7825/46627209931_aec5b214b5_b.jpg Trinity Groves Apartments by Thymant , on Flickr Where exactly is this off of Singleton...
by lakewoodhobo
11 Jan 2019 12:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
Replies: 75
Views: 17206

Re: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

Good progress on this one, and looking forward to their September opening!

I did notice this morning how more and more birds are making themselves comfortable along the edge of the roof. Wonder if we'll see an assault of constant bird poop having a permanent effect on the oxidation process.
by lakewoodhobo
10 Jan 2019 14:16
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 228
Views: 35716

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

As long as they replace those rolling translucent signs on the trains with digital screens, I'll be happy. Can't tell you how many trains I've seen with several colors plus "not in service" displayed all at once.
by lakewoodhobo
10 Jan 2019 10:53
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The Grocery Store Thread 2.0
Replies: 42
Views: 7351

Re: The Grocery Store Thread 2.0

Checking in on some new retail lease maps of Oak Cliff Bishop Arts and noticed that a new Royal Blue Grocery (logo appears at Davis & Llewellyn) might be in the works just down the street from the proposed Central Market. Is that the former Bolsa Mercado location? Good catch! Yes, that does app...
by lakewoodhobo
07 Jan 2019 14:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 467
Views: 85103

Re: Victory Park 3.0

The name seems like it was taken from one of those renderings with placeholder restaurants. Something even vaguely referencing Baby Doe's Matchless Mine would've been great! If that weren't possible, at least reference Goat Hill or the billboard in the name (Baby Goat Tavern, Waterfall Tap House, et...
by lakewoodhobo
31 Dec 2018 15:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 380
Views: 88143

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Drove around Bishop Arts today and when passing the Alamo Manhattan buildings I noticed a couple of signs for businesses that are coming soon. White Rhino Coffee will open their fourth location here and it's confirmed on their website: https://whiterhinocoffee.com/locations/bishop-arts The other sig...
by lakewoodhobo
14 Dec 2018 13:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 349
Views: 75138

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Why is everyone so angry on this forum?? I know what we all need, we need pizza!! As in 400 Gradi- the Australian Pizza chain that'll open it's first US location at none other than 2000 Ross!! https://dallas.eater.com/2018/12/14/18140482/400-gradi-2000-ross-avenue-opening-dallas-arts-district This^
by lakewoodhobo
13 Dec 2018 14:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 974
Views: 168026

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Not a Typo: To Lure Amazon, DFW Airport Had a Plan to Offer Nearly $23 Billion Over 99 Years
https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2 ... -99-years/
by lakewoodhobo
13 Dec 2018 14:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 138
Views: 36175

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

Those white/silver panels on the exterior are interesting and sort of resemble the exterior of Wyly theater, was that planned to be that way? Too funny... It looks like something on one of those 'engineering fail' videos. I'm sure, once it's all completed, it'll look 'intentional'. haha Not sure ho...
by lakewoodhobo
13 Dec 2018 13:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 111
Views: 17125

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Downtown' Dallas' East Quarter redevelopment lands a major tech tenant https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/12/13/downtown-dallas-east-quarter-redevelopment-lands-major-tech-tenant Dialexa - a fast-growing tech product design and R&D firm that got its start on the east side of d...
by lakewoodhobo
13 Dec 2018 12:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)
Replies: 198
Views: 50537

Re: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)

Just thinking about a vacant lot downtown that could be ripe for a spec tower the size of 1900 Pearl, the one that comes to mind is the lot across Ross Ave from KPMG and the Hall Arts hotel. It's owned by Hall Group so we all know they can get it done. We've completely given up on Billingsley/Two Ar...
by lakewoodhobo
13 Dec 2018 08:59
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 255
Views: 46684

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Not to be too greedy, but I so wish this was happening in DFW. https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/13/tech/apple-campus-austin-texas/index.html This is huge for Austin, although being that their campus is out in the suburbs I'm sure there are plenty of people having a panic attack thinking about the increa...
by lakewoodhobo
12 Dec 2018 17:53
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 228
Views: 35716

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Noticed these screens today at West End. The live video feed zooms in on people as they walk by in real-time to drive the message that you’re being watched. Creepy AF but desperate times...

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by lakewoodhobo
12 Dec 2018 09:54
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 255
Views: 46684

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

$3B company relocating HQ from California to North Texas https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2018/12/12/djo-relocation-medical-devices.html?utm_content=1544628571 A global medical technologies company is relocating its corporate headquarters from California to North Texas. The latest in a stead...
by lakewoodhobo
11 Dec 2018 17:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 469
Views: 108218

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

Yay, so all the smart design decisions we made in our Downtown are coming flashing back too! Onward to depressed public spaces, massive parking garages, underground retail and walled off office buildings wait... :shock: I certainly hope not. In fact, I wonder if it's time to start looking at buryin...
by lakewoodhobo
10 Dec 2018 19:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 469
Views: 108218

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

Great photo. It looks like we've traveled back in time to see Fountain Place under construction.
by lakewoodhobo
10 Dec 2018 11:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District 1.0
Replies: 42
Views: 5436

Re: Design District 1.0

Developer hopes Dallas' Design District isn't the next Uptown https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/12/10/developer-hopes-dallas-design-district-isnt-next-uptown "With construction of the Virgin Hotel and rebuilding of the old Feizy Center office tower into a Hilton-branded prop...
by lakewoodhobo
07 Dec 2018 17:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 129
Views: 24564

Re: West End 1.0

Looks like the Brewery Building (703 McKinney Ave) redevelopment is back on. Owners were in front of the Oak Lawn Committee for approval of a landscape plan. Oak Lawn Committee Revisits The Starck Club, Past Election https://candysdirt.com/2018/12/05/oak-lawn-committee-revisits-the-starck-club-past-...
by lakewoodhobo
07 Dec 2018 12:14
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART Mascot
Replies: 21
Views: 5757

Re: DART Mascot

Traveling Man PSA.jpg
by lakewoodhobo
07 Dec 2018 11:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 69
Views: 13127

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

It took an unusually long time to confirm this, but 24 Hr Fitness is now official near Hampton and Ft Worth Ave.

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by lakewoodhobo
05 Dec 2018 16:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 366
Views: 74924

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Matt777 wrote:What is that? Aqua colored LED lights or just covers? Paint? It's hard to tell.


It looks like a layer of tyvek or similar construction material. The color is unusual though.
by lakewoodhobo
05 Dec 2018 16:20
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 255
Views: 46684

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Confirmed... McKesson, #6 on the Fortune 500 list moving HQ to Irving. Another strong win for Irving, DFW and Texas! https://www.dallasnews.com/business/business/2018/11/30/medical-industry-giant-mckesson-move-headquarters-irving I'd much rather see these companies move to Las Colinas than somewher...
by lakewoodhobo
05 Dec 2018 16:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 366
Views: 74924

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Finally some visible progress on the exterior of the tower. Not holding my breath, but this is a good sign.

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by lakewoodhobo
05 Dec 2018 15:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Most Exciting Project?
Replies: 24
Views: 1884

Re: Most Exciting Project?

Texas Central HSR Station is my #1 by far. It would completely transform that part of downtown and the Cedars and guarantee all the ancillary development once promised by the Omni hotel and much more, not to mention make DTD the first downtown in the U.S. with a HSR station. Once final approved by t...
by lakewoodhobo
05 Dec 2018 09:00
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART: Expansion
Replies: 109
Views: 21795

Re: DART: Expansion

**Hopefully**, there will be additional benches and related infrastructure coming when these platforms are extended/improved. Several of the stations need better availability of waiting/seating areas. Most of them have a divergent approach to what is available at ground level vs. what's at the plat...
by lakewoodhobo
05 Dec 2018 07:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 132
Views: 28120

Re: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)

Top Austin developer Endeavor Real Estate eyes Uptown Dallas project https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/12/05/top-austin-developer-endeavor-real-estate-eyes-uptown-dallas-project The story mentions the corner of McKinney and Boll but not whether it's the site previously announced ...
by lakewoodhobo
04 Dec 2018 10:32
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: The Cedars: Old City Park & Dallas Heritage Village
Replies: 16
Views: 2183

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

Candlelight, the annual holiday fundraiser at Dallas Heritage Village, is this weekend. If you've never been to this park or haven't been since your elementary school field trip, this is the time to check it out. Dallas is full of swanky $50+ fundraisers so it's hard to believe that for $12 and unde...
by lakewoodhobo
30 Nov 2018 16:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District 1.0
Replies: 42
Views: 5436

Re: Design District 1.0

Not to get too far off-topic, but here are two examples of new construction under $200,000 just 15 minutes from downtown. It's possible, but you need to find $13,000 lots and someone willing to live in the most undesirable parts of the city. https://www.dfwrealestate.com/Listing/2672-Hudspeth-Avenue...
by lakewoodhobo
30 Nov 2018 16:05
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART Mascot
Replies: 21
Views: 5757

Re: DART Mascot

I still love the idea of Traveling Man as a DART mascot, but I agree that it could make some adults tune out. What Los Angeles Metro did here with "Super Kind" for their PSAs is a brilliant way to engage children and adults alike: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gShYLoTLbTY&feature=you...
by lakewoodhobo
30 Nov 2018 15:55
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART: Expansion
Replies: 109
Views: 21795

Re: DART: Expansion

This isn't about line expansions, but the platform extensions on the Red and Blue line are now fully funded. Feds plug final $2M into DART's plan to extend Red and Blue line platforms as way to ease rush hour crush https://www.dallasnews.com/news/transportation/2018/11/29/feds-plug-final-2m-darts-pl...
by lakewoodhobo
30 Nov 2018 14:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Parking Garages
Replies: 117
Views: 23436

Re: Parking Garages

Just passed the new one on St. Paul across from First Baptist, and I can't help but notice how awful Federal Plaza looks. The city actually gave this developer right of way over Wenchell Ln and didn't ask for a single thing in return, not even a light fixture or a decorative feature facing the park....
by lakewoodhobo
30 Nov 2018 12:12
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Main Street Garden
Replies: 14
Views: 997

Re: Main Street Gardens

I was told that the cafe space has a new operator, with details to be announced shortly. As for the playground, here are the renderings I've seen: http://images.tritondigitalcms.com/6616/sites/274/2018/11/29151641/park-render-1-768x512.jpeg http://images.tritondigitalcms.com/6616/sites/274/2018/11/2...
by lakewoodhobo
30 Nov 2018 10:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District 1.0
Replies: 42
Views: 5436

Re: Design District 1.0

I just hope they learned from Victory Park. Do they have enough residents to sustain neighborhood retail, because one hotel and some high-end restaurants won't keep their investors afloat through the next slowdown. I know home sales have stopped of late. But what's even more troubling to me is that ...
by lakewoodhobo
29 Nov 2018 11:52
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The Grocery Store Thread 2.0
Replies: 42
Views: 7351

Re: The Grocery Store Thread 2.0

Albertsons in Grand Prairie and Tom Thumb in Irving to close https://www.dallasnews.com/business/retail/2018/11/28/albertsons-adds-tom-thumb-irving-supermarket-list-grocery-closings I'm not really interested in this story except for what it may mean for stores closer to home. We're still waiting to...
by lakewoodhobo
28 Nov 2018 17:29
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Main Street Garden
Replies: 14
Views: 997

Re: Main Street Gardens

Ah, remember when the playground equipment was chrome and kids were getting their fingers fried like little breakfast sausages?

The good ol' days.
by lakewoodhobo
28 Nov 2018 11:21
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: MATA: M-Line Trolley
Replies: 76
Views: 18771

Re: MATA: M-Line Trolley

#4614 making its maiden voyage. Never thought I'd see the Toronto PCC restored.

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by lakewoodhobo
28 Nov 2018 11:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District 1.0
Replies: 42
Views: 5436

Re: Design District 1.0

Design District office tower will become new Hilton hotel https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/11/28/design-district-office-tower-will-become-new-hilton-hotel The 9-story Feizy Center building on Stemmons Freeway just across the highway from the Infomart is being converted into a ho...
by lakewoodhobo
27 Nov 2018 17:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 277
Views: 55129

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Lark on the Park is the latest Dallas restaurant to close https://www.guidelive.com/restaurant-openings/2018/11/27/lark-park-latest-dallas-restaurant-close The restaurateur announced today that he would shutter Lark on Sunday, six years after opening it, to revamp the restaurant as a "more cas...
by lakewoodhobo
27 Nov 2018 10:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 293
Views: 75538

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

Finally coming out of that giant hole they dug for parking https://i.postimg.cc/Y2v75ksm/20181121-095310.jpg What's the garage supposed to look like? I believe the final approved design is the one that took a slightly more mid-century look: https://dallas.towers.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/10/2018...
by lakewoodhobo
26 Nov 2018 08:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 111
Views: 17125

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Dallas' landmark Masonic Temple is the newest downtown office address

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... ce-address
by lakewoodhobo
21 Nov 2018 11:41
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 103
Views: 20327

Re: Downtown Progress

Empty office floors will become Bluelofts live-work centers in Dallas towers https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/11/21/empty-office-floors-will-become-bluelofts-live-work-centers-dallas-towers I love this idea. SO glad someone found a modular solution to filling empty office spaces...
by lakewoodhobo
20 Nov 2018 08:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Mockingbird Station
Replies: 56
Views: 12431

Re: Dallas Mockingbird Station

Were the DART parking lots across Mocking Bird station, near The Phoenix apartments, ever sold? I heard rumors years ago that the city wanted them to be sold for a mixed use project My understanding is that DART wants to keep ownership of the parking lot but lease it to a developer willing to build...
by lakewoodhobo
17 Nov 2018 10:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 149
Views: 43707

Re: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)

texasstar wrote:Update 11-10-18

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Wow, what direction is that giant mirror facing? I see two Christophers.

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