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by lakewoodhobo
22 Nov 2017 17:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 184
Views: 17364

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

But we buried the lede in the DMN story.

There will also be a 12,000-square-foot food hall.
by lakewoodhobo
21 Nov 2017 12:43
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Downtown: Cesar Chavez & Pearl re-do's
Replies: 28
Views: 1382

Re: Downtown: Cesar Chavez & Pearl re-do's

I could've sworn that the original design was changed at one point to have wide sidewalks (not confusing it with Riverfront), but this project is such a disaster that who knows what the final version will look like. It wouldn't be the first time that a design changes after the official design. Remem...
by lakewoodhobo
20 Nov 2017 12:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 123
Views: 11888

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Curious to know where that On The Border news came from.
by lakewoodhobo
20 Nov 2017 10:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 163
Views: 15563

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

I suspect that the Royal Blue at TCC will be like a flagship-size location that feeds the much smaller location at Mercantile. The TCC location should do fine with people working in the Arts District while the Merc gets hotel and residential customers. I like it.
by lakewoodhobo
16 Nov 2017 14:03
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 30
Views: 2708

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Decherd said he's in "a holding pattern" in the meantime, but is optimistic the city and DART will use "common sense" and make decisions that will allow the park to move forward quickly. "This thing has been disrupted for seven years," he said. "I don't know about...
by lakewoodhobo
16 Nov 2017 11:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 88
Views: 6938

Re: The Cedars Developments

Speaking of Dallas Heritage Village, they have just updated their master plan that includes an expansion outside their fenced-in museum. The block between S. St. Paul and Park Ave will have a pond, pavilion and visitors center and makes a big bet on future development surrounding this area. Separate...
by lakewoodhobo
16 Nov 2017 09:59
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 30
Views: 2708

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

I can't find an update since September, but a video they posted then said "early 2018". Assuming they have all the funding and permitting to begin, it would be nice to start the year with Live Oak closed for construction. Screen Shot 2017-11-16 at 9.56.40 AM.png A related story in the DMN ...
by lakewoodhobo
16 Nov 2017 09:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (28 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 70
Views: 10272

Re: The Christopher @The Union (28 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)

Funny how the office tower resembles 1900 Pearl because I also think the residential tower resembles 1900 McKinney... pure coincidence, I know. Not that it bothers me because where The Union really does its thing is at the ground level.

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by lakewoodhobo
15 Nov 2017 17:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 96
Views: 8497

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

Looks like Unbranded will be back this year, this time in the former Jos. A. Bank space (1508 Commerce). At least that's what I think their CO says, which DDI posted on Facebook.
by lakewoodhobo
14 Nov 2017 14:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 184
Views: 17364

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Lender behind $380M project in downtown Dallas says developer has 'defaulted' on loan
https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... -says.html

I can't get past the paywall, but the headline says it all.
by lakewoodhobo
10 Nov 2017 18:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 165
Views: 16487

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Nice find. Is this the Kroger that was proposed a while back or something else? If I recall correctly there was to be a Kroger in downtown, not deep ellum. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2016/11/08/kroger-plans-new-store-urban-apartments-eastern-edge-downtown-dallas No, this sounds...
by lakewoodhobo
09 Nov 2017 17:23
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: MATA: M-Line Trolley
Replies: 70
Views: 5482

Re: MATA: M-Line Trolley

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Progress on ex-Toronto PCC #4614 per MATA's Facebook page.
by lakewoodhobo
09 Nov 2017 09:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 184
Views: 17364

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Not sure if I should be excited or terrified, but most of the marble is now gone.

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Inside, framing for the apartments per The Drever's Twitter account.

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by lakewoodhobo
08 Nov 2017 13:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 183
Views: 17019

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

Harwood Historic District Apartment Project Still Struggling to Convince Dallas Landmark Commission http://dallas.towers.net/2017/11/08/harwood-historic-district-apartment-project-still-struggling-to-convince-dallas-landmark-commission/ http://dallas.towers.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/10/2017/11/2...
by lakewoodhobo
07 Nov 2017 11:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Mid Elm Lofts
Replies: 18
Views: 1531

Re: Mid Elm Lofts

This one continues to chug along. I was surprised to see through the roof of the building to the right, which of course means they're nowhere near the finish line.

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by lakewoodhobo
06 Nov 2017 12:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 23
Views: 2237

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

Magnolia Property Co. just finished their apartment building at Zang and 5th but made changes to their plans for the Trinity Presbyterian Church next door, which was supposed to become a restaurant plus residential units. It will now be a boutique hotel and event space called Chijmes and it's set to...
by lakewoodhobo
06 Nov 2017 10:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 183
Views: 17019

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

^Well, instead we are getting Harwood Park. Still not convinced that it's a good idea. Their plans look good, but b/c I spend M-F in this part of downtown, IMHO what we don't really need is another park 1 short block from Main St. Garden. Would rather see more in-fill. Totally agree... I'm all for ...
by lakewoodhobo
06 Nov 2017 09:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 88
Views: 6938

Re: The Cedars Developments

I like the pattern we are following, intentionally or not, of building deck parks next to existing assets like the Arts District and the Dallas Zoo. By that logic, support for Heritage Village and Fair Park decks would follow but not one connecting the Convention Center to the Cedars. Heritage Villa...
by lakewoodhobo
02 Nov 2017 12:07
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 93
Views: 5486

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Great feedback, guys. Thanks for the detailed responses. DART really needs a plan to modernize these amenities. Pay phones should give way to charging stations, vending machines should be RFID enabled and some stops could benefit from having Amazon lockers, for example. If West End and the Transfer ...
by lakewoodhobo
01 Nov 2017 15:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Synn Building 1217 Main St
Replies: 85
Views: 10550

Re: Downtown Dallas: Synn Building 1217 Main St

Exciting new bakery-cafe with crusty breads rises in downtown Dallas http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/restaurants-bars/11-01-17-tim-headington-downtown-commissary-bakery-joule/ Commissary, the bakery and butcher shop from Joule Dallas hotel owner Tim Headington, will open on November 6, and will b...
by lakewoodhobo
31 Oct 2017 11:07
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 93
Views: 5486

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

I'm writing something for my neighborhood association about Hampton Station but wanted to make sure I had my facts correct. Are there any other DART stations that have indoor waiting areas with bathrooms and vending machines? Cityplace is clearly indoors and likely has restrooms, but all other stati...
by lakewoodhobo
30 Oct 2017 21:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Synn Building 1217 Main St
Replies: 85
Views: 10550

Re: Downtown Dallas: Synn Building 1217 Main St

Drove by on Saturday and noticed what looked like staff training. This one should open pretty soon.

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by lakewoodhobo
30 Oct 2017 18:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 183
Views: 17019

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

Posted a few photos from my visit today here: https://imgur.com/a/xo5cU

The entrance to Bourbon & Banter is pretty clever. You need to enter a code in a payphone before the door opens.
by lakewoodhobo
26 Oct 2017 16:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace West/West Village: Residential Tower (~250 FT / 23 ST) / Hilton Canopy (8 ST)
Replies: 43
Views: 6822

Re: Cityplace West/West Village: Residential Tower (~250 FT / 23 ST) / Hilton Canopy (8 ST)

Looks like Nazca closed. There were locks on the doors two weeks ago and the other day I saw what looked like an info center for the new Canopy It did sometime around the first of the month, and I awkwardly walked in for lunch at the very moment they decided they had served their last customer. Wis...
by lakewoodhobo
23 Oct 2017 15:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 165
Views: 16487

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

I was walking by the new bar/restaurant, Bottled Blond, which opened in Deep Ellum and it was very busy! It seems isolated now but I'm sure things will open around it soon. With that said, I saw the building next door had a for lease sign that was taken down and people were moving out. There were n...
by lakewoodhobo
19 Oct 2017 07:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Texas A&M expansion
Replies: 35
Views: 3689

Re: Deep Ellum: Texas A&M expansion

Breaking ground Monday

Texas A&M to begin $129M building in Deep Ellum to boost Dallas enrollment

https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... ml?ana=lnk
by lakewoodhobo
18 Oct 2017 12:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 96
Views: 8497

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

There's a bar or restaurant space at the base of 1910 Pacific (next to Corrigan Tower) that is close to being finished. The beer & wine permit application sign says "Cafe No Name" on it.
by lakewoodhobo
17 Oct 2017 15:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 183
Views: 17019

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

Today was the ribbon cutting and soft opening for the hotel and its first restaurant, Overeasy. You can see from the photo that the rooftop signage is almost ready.

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by lakewoodhobo
17 Oct 2017 15:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 74
Views: 6419

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

Attiva Farmers Market construction site.

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by lakewoodhobo
16 Oct 2017 14:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End: Factory SIX03
Replies: 34
Views: 3897

Re: West End: Factory SIX03

Granite Properties serving up a food hall at Factory Six03 in Dallas' West End https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2017/10/16/granite-properties-serving-up-afood-hall-at.html?ana=twt The proposed 10,000-square-foot food hall could bring six to seven different dining venues and bars to this part...
by lakewoodhobo
13 Oct 2017 11:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)
Replies: 73
Views: 5983

Re: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)

I'm not concerned about the amount of hotels opening in the CBD. As stated before, demand is catching up especially in the mid-priced and budget range. Notice how it's mostly Mariott, Hampton Inn, Cambria (Choice Hotels), La Quinta and only one high-end hotel, The Statler.
by lakewoodhobo
12 Oct 2017 10:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 38
Views: 4367

Re: West Dallas Developments

Ugly as sin but impressed by the height. https://dallasnews.imgix.net/1507820386-WEST_COMMERCE_DALLAS_,MORNING_NEWS.jpg New apartments in the works for West Dallas by national builder https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2017/10/12/new-apartments-works-west-dallas-national-builder Toll Br...
by lakewoodhobo
10 Oct 2017 14:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 202
Views: 17359

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

So do these renderings represent the apartment portion of the Nazerian development at Melba and Bishop? Or is this a separate, new residential development altogether? The building facades here look different from anything I've seen in the various Nazerian renderings (like those at bishoparts.com), ...
by lakewoodhobo
10 Oct 2017 13:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 202
Views: 17359

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

First renderings of Bishop North Apartments. Per Crimson Building Company, "This project will consist of 247 high end apartment units over an underground podium garage with a resort style pool and other really cool amenities. It will be located in the heart of the Bishop Arts District and will ...
by lakewoodhobo
09 Oct 2017 08:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 74
Views: 6419

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

The Combs Produce site is fenced off and demo or remediation is happening. Does anyone know if a project is in the works? Looks like the 297-unit development by Lynd Development Partners that was announced in March: https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2017/03/07/apartments-coming-near-d...
by lakewoodhobo
05 Oct 2017 14:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)
Replies: 73
Views: 5983

Re: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)

Construction site has a slightly updated rendering. This version seems to have less glass and none of the little portholes from the last version. IMG_0602.jpg That McDonald's location would make a great residential high rise site but I know it's not going anywhere. The NE corner of the Greyhound bus...
by lakewoodhobo
05 Oct 2017 13:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 43
Views: 4511

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Crews are finally working on the Trompo Taco space at Metropolitan. Also heard that Chipotle likely won’t reopen in the West End. If that’s the case, hopefully they’ll move to one of the new spaces on Ross Ave.
by lakewoodhobo
05 Oct 2017 11:28
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 93
Views: 8067

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Pei Wei finalizes new headquarters lease in Irving
https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... ase-irving

Would be good to see a flagship Pei Wei downtown, or even in Irving.
by lakewoodhobo
05 Oct 2017 10:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Cabana Hotel
Replies: 23
Views: 1782

Re: Design District: Cabana Hotel

Since he wants this to be a Vegas-style hotel with pool, maybe Hard Rock Hotel can be lured back to North Texas after the last deal fell through. Residential tower and resort pool are planned with Cabana hotel redo https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2017/10/05/residential-tower-resort-p...
by lakewoodhobo
05 Oct 2017 09:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 183
Views: 17019

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

That's the old renderings before they even started the project when they planned to just build an above ground garage with retail at Harwood and Commerce. That is not what they are building now. Yes, the rendering I remember was different and looked like a modern version of the library. So much tha...
by lakewoodhobo
04 Oct 2017 13:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 183
Views: 17019

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

Moayedi has done with the Statler what Headington should've done with the Joule, which is to follow up with condos rather than heavily subsidized high-end retail.

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by lakewoodhobo
04 Oct 2017 12:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 43
Views: 4511

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Harwood Tavern, in the old Agave Azul space, opened last night. Their hours are 4-midnight.

Also hearing a rumor that someone leased the Hart Furniture space next to the Majestic and that'll be announced shortly.
by lakewoodhobo
04 Oct 2017 10:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End 1.0
Replies: 30
Views: 2268

Re: West End 1.0

Parks for Downtown Dallas (Belo Foundation) announced that they completed the purchase of 607 Corbin St for West End Plaza along with another parcel for the park on Harwood. It would be really great if this park finished completion around the same time as the Holocaust Museum so that both projects a...
by lakewoodhobo
03 Oct 2017 17:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 43
Views: 4511

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

This isn't retail, but it's Downtown Dallas related: The WonderPhones are a series of interactive payphones that connect the people in Downtown Dallas to the city and each other. We have combined old and new technology to allow people to listen to content and play and record their stories. Three ph...
by lakewoodhobo
03 Oct 2017 17:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 183
Views: 17019

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

Downtown Dallas' Statler Hotel kicks off new mixed-use project as opening nears https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2017/10/03/downtown-dallas-statler-hotel-kicks-new-mixed-use-project-opening-nears The development at Harwood and Jackson streets will include more than 800 parking spaces...
by lakewoodhobo
03 Oct 2017 10:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas Developments
Replies: 38
Views: 4367

Re: West Dallas Developments

Curious to know what this park looks like in the Trinity Green development and whether it's more than just a tree-lined walkway amenity with some benches thrown in. Seems like the Alta phase will be oriented in that direction with units having direct access to the green space. Screen Shot 2017-10-03...
by lakewoodhobo
02 Oct 2017 15:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 86
Views: 8173

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

This afternoon:

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by lakewoodhobo
02 Oct 2017 09:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Mid Elm Lofts
Replies: 18
Views: 1531

Re: Mid Elm Lofts

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Side note: Would it kill Forest City to restore that vintage sign? Just pick one, Titche's or W.A. Green, and do it.

From the 1951 fire:
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https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531 ... 7401/m1/1/

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