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by lakewoodhobo
18 May 2019 18:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 282
Views: 56985

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Too bad they're planning on getting rid of the Deep Ellum Station. Where does it say that Deep Ellum station is closing? I thought the issue was about how the rail alignment was going to fit with D2? All of the D2 alignment options had a wye where the new tracks met the existing track, which meant ...
by lakewoodhobo
17 May 2019 18:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)
Replies: 22
Views: 4255

Re: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)

Washburne said he will spend the next couple of months getting a plan together and could begin construction by the end of the year. Construction on what??? I don't know how long it takes to plan a significant project, so I wonder what the scale of this redevelopment will be if it's based on a plan ...
by lakewoodhobo
17 May 2019 16:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)
Replies: 22
Views: 4255

Re: Downtown Dallas: 508 Young Street (old Dallas Morning News building)

Former Dallas Morning News downtown campus sold to local developer Ray Washburne https://www.dallasnews.com/business/the-dallas-morning-news/2019/05/17/former-dallas-morning-news-downtown-campus-sold-local-developer-ray-washburne A. H. Belo Corporation said Friday it has sold its former campus of T...
by lakewoodhobo
17 May 2019 16:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 282
Views: 56985

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

According to Steve Brown's update to the story: "If a potential move of more than a thousand Uber office workers happens, the historic commercial district on the eastern edge of downtown will become one of Dallas' hottest real estate markets. Uber officials confirm that the ride-hailing firm is...
by lakewoodhobo
17 May 2019 08:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 282
Views: 56985

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

What I really wanna know is, if they choose the Epic will they fill the entire building?

There's also supposed to be enough space for a second office building and I wonder if there's a chance that Uber could build an Uber Air/Elevate skyport here.
by lakewoodhobo
16 May 2019 16:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 282
Views: 56985

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

Dallas could land major Uber expansion, thousands of jobs https://www.dallasnews.com/business/technology/2019/05/16/dallas-could-land-major-uber-expansion-thousands-jobs Dallas is a leading contender for a major expansion by ride-hailing giant Uber that would transform the city into one of the tech...
by lakewoodhobo
15 May 2019 11:16
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The "hotelification" of multifamily
Replies: 6
Views: 200

The "hotelification" of multifamily

We already saw what happened at the Statler Hilton when residents were kicked out for "repairs" and then saw entire floors converted into short-term rentals by Stay Alfred. If you go to their website you'll see they have similar units at LTV Tower, The Mayflower and the Miro. Stay Alfred i...
by lakewoodhobo
15 May 2019 10:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 64
Views: 17709

Re: West Dallas Developments

West Dallas shopping center sells to Highland Park Village co-owner Ray Washburne https://www.dallasnews.com/business/retail/2019/05/14/west-dallas-shopping-center-sells-highland-park-village-co-owner-ray-washburne I feel like this can go one of two ways: Washburne slaps some paint, maybe divides t...
by lakewoodhobo
14 May 2019 14:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 564
Views: 112940

Re: Victory Park 3.0

I walked down to Victory Park this morning/early afternoon and was surprised at all the people that were patronizing the businesses. It actually had some type of energy. I also seen someone who I assume to be a part of the redevelopment of Victory Park, talking to someone about the new restaurants ...
by lakewoodhobo
14 May 2019 11:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 78
Views: 17592

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

Looks like the long-dormant Davis Street Market (W Davis between Vernon and Van Buren) might be coming back to life. On this week's CPC agenda there's a request by the owner to terminate deed restrictions on the north side of the property in order to develop the site. It doesn't seem like the proper...
by lakewoodhobo
10 May 2019 15:54
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 226
Views: 40654

Re: Trinity River Park

According to the park conservancy, their goal is to start construction of Harold Simmons Park in December 2020 and open in May of 2022.

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by lakewoodhobo
10 May 2019 10:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 173
Views: 26004

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

The massing is a little aggressive, but I'm really liking what they're doing with Jackson St.

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by lakewoodhobo
10 May 2019 10:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 429
Views: 98684

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Do you think they will still do the observation deck? That feature promised under the Drever regime surprised me because you're taking rentable space out of inventory for an amenity that isn't going to generate as much revenue. This was probably a condition for receiving the $50M in TIF from the ci...
by lakewoodhobo
09 May 2019 16:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 46
Views: 5284

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

Restaurant with Latin American flair lights up Dallas' Harwood District
http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/resta ... gabrielle/
by lakewoodhobo
09 May 2019 11:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 424
Views: 114175

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Bishop Arts Cuban Sandwich Stalwart C. Señor Shutters Suddenly https://dallas.eater.com/2019/5/8/18535875/c-senor-bishop-arts-west-davis-closed-cuban-sandwiches "Additional digging indicates that the space will soon be occupied by an all-day breakfast spot called the Last Stand that will serve...
by lakewoodhobo
09 May 2019 11:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 78
Views: 17592

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

Dallas' upscale Royal Blue Grocery puts Oak Cliff on its shopping list http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/restaurants-bars/05-09-19-royal-blue-grocery-west-davis-oak-cliff/ The Austin-born supermarket chain has applied for a permit from the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission for a store to open at ...
by lakewoodhobo
08 May 2019 16:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 158
Views: 33740

Re: West End 1.0

For instance, how do they know how much the new campus is going to cost if they don’t even know where it is going? This. I was surprised to read that they have an exact number allocated for this new campus but no decision on where it'll be located. Would not mind seeing 801 Main St completely redev...
by lakewoodhobo
08 May 2019 09:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 342
Views: 69693

Re: Oak Lawn

I know Kroger opted for a standard remodel rather than the rebuild plans they had before, which included the library, but I wonder if they're actively planning for the inevitable. Tom Thumb, Whole Foods, Target, Trader Joe's and now Central Market will have mixed-use or urban stores. When will Kroge...
by lakewoodhobo
07 May 2019 16:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 429
Views: 98684

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

ArtVandelay wrote:I think we now know why 505 North Ervay was purchased by Todd Interest and being demolished for a parking garage.


If it's a parking garage for The Drever (new name TBD) then it's too bad the tunnel connection between these two locations is closed off.
by lakewoodhobo
07 May 2019 10:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 564
Views: 112940

Re: Victory Park 3.0

15 stories?... ZzzZzzZ... Honestly it's the expanded DART plaza that makes this project exciting to me. Not that I'm expecting anything remotely resembling a park, but something more visually appealing than the side of a parking garage would be a massive improvement. http://www.bokapowell.com/wp-co...
by lakewoodhobo
07 May 2019 10:27
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Lemmon Ave. lane reduction (between Turtle Creek Blvd and US-75)
Replies: 18
Views: 560

Re: Lemmon Ave. lane reduction (between Turtle Creek Blvd and US-75)

I can't tell you how many times I've almost been hit by someone that's not paying attention on Lemmon Ave near Howell St. Not sure what the answer is, but I'm all for some traffic calming here.
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by lakewoodhobo
07 May 2019 09:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 158
Views: 33740

Re: West End 1.0

Maybe I missed this, but has DCCCD released any detailed plans for their Dallas Education and Innovation Hub? $535 million of the $1B bond package that just passed will be used for this, which DMN said "would include a business training center, which would mean completely redesigning the El Cen...
by lakewoodhobo
07 May 2019 08:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 342
Views: 69693

Re: Oak Lawn

So this will take out the gas station, Pizza Hut, and Einstein Bros. spots? The artwork looks like it goes that far north. I think the tower goes as far north as the parking lot, but doesn't include Einstein Bagels. That lot has a different owner on DCAD. This area outlined in yellow is owned by th...
by lakewoodhobo
06 May 2019 21:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 342
Views: 69693

Re: Oak Lawn

Two more showing the tower next to Eatzi's.

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by lakewoodhobo
06 May 2019 16:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 342
Views: 69693

Re: Oak Lawn

High-rise with retail will join Eatzi's store in Dallas' Oak Lawn neighborhood https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2019/05/06/high-rise-retail-will-join-eatzis-store-dallas-oak-lawn-neighborhood Developers hope to elevate the corner with a new apartment high-rise and retail that include...
by lakewoodhobo
03 May 2019 12:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Cabana Hotel
Replies: 40
Views: 9477

Re: Design District: Cabana Hotel

Of course I would love it if the residential tower had a distinctive MCM style, but something they could easily do that would be very complementary of the existing hotel is they could have glass balconies with this same pattern etched in the glass. https://dallasnews.imgix.net/1527107086-CABANA_4605...
by lakewoodhobo
03 May 2019 12:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 126
Views: 31490

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

They could build the Bishop Arts Central Market in less than a year, but I'm afraid folks there will have to wait until this tower opens in 2023 or so, which is too bad. Logistically, this would be the mothership to the satellite store in Oak Cliff.
by lakewoodhobo
02 May 2019 12:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 175
Views: 37697

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Red-carpet demolition of the Sears building going on today. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D5k-XnyX4AQMinU.jpg:large Also: Life Time Bulks Up With Village Concept It's Launching Nationwide https://product.costar.com/home/news/shared/583714952 The once-delayed redevelopment of the site of Valley View Ma...
by lakewoodhobo
02 May 2019 12:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 552
Views: 119086

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Reel FX is leaving Deep Ellum and moving to 717 N Harwood, according to this: https://t.co/bHsgaBPIUG Their building on Crowdus St. is 73,000 sqft and the new lease downtown is for 25,000... not totally surprising considering how they've been downsizing for some time. I'm curious to know if there's ...
by lakewoodhobo
02 May 2019 12:02
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 271
Views: 50537

Re: DART D2 Subway

That said, it's comical to suggest that the current at-grade alignment is the reason West End is a focal point for the homeless downtown, considering none of the other at-grade stations downtown attract the homeless element on that scale. The half a billion dollars DART could have saved by putting ...
by lakewoodhobo
29 Apr 2019 11:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Red Bird Mall
Replies: 41
Views: 9636

Re: Red Bird Mall

Reimagine RedBird and Palladium USA will announce the development of Palladium RedBird Apartments, luxury residences with modern, upscale amenities, to the Oak Cliff community.


"Luxury residences" and RedBird in the same sentence. My brain needs to Ctrl-Alt-Delete.
by lakewoodhobo
29 Apr 2019 10:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Demolished (and about to be) Properties 2.0
Replies: 30
Views: 5036

Re: Demolished (and about to be) Properties 2.0

The small triangular building at McKinney & Akard looks to have metal poles in the ground for fencing to go up. Any idea what the plan is here? STK was supposed to open a location there. The Morning News even wrote about their intended move there (this was 2015 however). No idea if STK is final...
by lakewoodhobo
26 Apr 2019 15:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 143
Views: 35054

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Don't really know where to put this but I'll do it here since it's adjacent. Manor House has been undergoing a much-needed cosmetic renovation with some new paint, art wall and perhaps some lighting on their big blank wall. IMG_7414.jpeg IMG_7415.jpeg Hopefully they're also update the sign on top th...
by lakewoodhobo
26 Apr 2019 10:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 371
Views: 94722

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

One thing I noticed while I walked on the newly reopened sidewalk is how they've lined both sides of Ross and the NE side of Harwood with signature L-shaped light fixtures. They really tie the development together and make you feel like this is an extension of the Arts District. Now they really need...
by lakewoodhobo
25 Apr 2019 11:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 64
Views: 17709

Re: West Dallas Developments

Saw over the last week or so that two projects appear to have broken ground. The Toll Brothers site on W Commerce and Pittman has been moving dirt and is the most active of the two. https://dallas.towers.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/10/2017/10/TollBros-W-Dallas-Apts.jpg And on W Commerce and Beckley...
by lakewoodhobo
24 Apr 2019 14:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 158
Views: 33740

Re: West End 1.0

eburress wrote:Do you know if the arch lights will extend all the way through the old Dallas Alley?


Unfortunately Granite Properties removed the arches from their portion of the alley.

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by lakewoodhobo
24 Apr 2019 12:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 424
Views: 114175

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

I've been wondering if Exxir still had plans for a hotel in this development, and after a bit of digging I found what I think is their latest. The Camp Bishop building is identified as Phase 3 in this brochure by Shop Cos. https://shopcompanies.com/properties/pdf/bishop-arts-exxir and Phase 4, which...
by lakewoodhobo
23 Apr 2019 15:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 158
Views: 33740

Re: West End 1.0

Good to know the Dallas Alley arch lights are coming back. Photo from Dallas Innovation Alliance. https://scontent-dfw5-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/57564611_2307947502864891_4342640359243776000_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-1.xx&oh=c51b61b228689b1678ee5064860b2d64&oe=5D32C847
by lakewoodhobo
19 Apr 2019 12:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 158
Views: 33740

Re: West End 1.0

Saw that Shivas Bar & Grill is opening at 1001 Ross, in the space that was Sushi World several years ago. It looked like the same typeface as the one on Greenville Ave, so I assume it's the same restaurant.
by lakewoodhobo
18 Apr 2019 15:23
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 131
Views: 25175

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

The whole thing is starting to look very squid-like, which I dig. Also noticed how the circular driveway at One Dallas blends in with the other circles in the design.

My office building is just one block away from the north corner of Pacific Plaza, so I'm really looking forward to this one.
by lakewoodhobo
18 Apr 2019 11:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)
Replies: 50
Views: 15316

Re: Knox: Oliver + Central (18 ST)

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:East Dallas?!? This is far from East Dallas. I can't see it from Gaston/Ross area.


I had to look this up because I'm genuinely curious, but East Dallas is about as massive as Oak Cliff with dozens of neighborhoods.

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by lakewoodhobo
18 Apr 2019 08:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Cabana Hotel
Replies: 40
Views: 9477

Re: Design District: Cabana Hotel

Glad to see this one in the news again. The site doesn't look very active and with Centurion working on so many other projects, I was afraid this plan would stall or get canceled.

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by lakewoodhobo
16 Apr 2019 16:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Sheraton Hotel
Replies: 30
Views: 4482

Re: Downtown Dallas: Sheraton Hotel

^ Finally, the Sheraton Dallas installed two four-sided, LED video columns at the hotel’s entrance that feature works of art as a way of showcasing the hotel’s connection to the arts district. :roll: Something like these? Sorry about the extreme closeup, but this is what they look like. IMG_8501.JPG
by lakewoodhobo
13 Apr 2019 13:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 424
Views: 114175

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

I'd like to see Jefferson stay what it is, a retail destination. But the two streets on either side of Jefferson, Centre St. and Sunset Ave., would be great for mid-rise residential. From Beckley west to Van Buren. The only site on Jefferson Blvd where I'd like to see a new tower is the Fiesta site...
by lakewoodhobo
12 Apr 2019 11:26
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Vision 2020: Greenbelt Plan for Dallas 5 Mile Creek
Replies: 5
Views: 401

Re: Vision 2020: Greenbelt Plan for Dallas 5 Mile Creek

I only see a small portion of Five Mile Creek regularly when I take the dogs to Pecan Grove Park, but it always strikes me as a massive source of untapped potential. Oak Cliff has so much nature to explore but, with the exception of Oak Cliff Nature Preserve or Twelve Hills Nature Center, very littl...
by lakewoodhobo
11 Apr 2019 15:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Davis Building
Replies: 39
Views: 9590

Re: Davis Building

Haven't seen an update on this for a while. This week I noticed that they've built a pretty massive greenhouse-looking structure on the roof. It amazes me how Headington is able to get lightning-fast approvals to make these changes to historic structures.

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by lakewoodhobo
10 Apr 2019 10:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 429
Views: 98684

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

New tile going up today?

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by lakewoodhobo
08 Apr 2019 10:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 424
Views: 114175

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

The Camp Bishop buildings are farther along than I thought. Website is live, with office lease rates from $400-$2818/mo http://campbishop.net

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