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by cowboyeagle05
04 Oct 2018 10:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 499
Views: 99905

Re: Victory Park 3.0

I know honestly its almost walk home from work weather and I might have to reroute myself to stop by there on the way home occasionally on my way back to Oak Lawn. Kroger Cedar Springs is a smaller store so sometimes I need options because they don't have any. That Kroger is in the middle of a remod...
by cowboyeagle05
04 Oct 2018 10:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - 505 North Ervay (owned by First Baptist)
Replies: 37
Views: 4057

Re: Downtown Dallas - 505 North Ervay (owned by First Baptist)

I have to walk through the FBC campus to catch my bus and its dead every day surprisingly. I am sure in the late evening activity picks up for night time church activities but I will bet $20 the new project will mostly be a parking garage. Sure they may build some space on the top of the garage for ...
by cowboyeagle05
04 Oct 2018 09:39
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The Transition of Uptown
Replies: 28
Views: 3615

Re: The Transition of Uptown

LOL y'all are acting like Uptown is making some sort of quantum leap. It is changing, that's for sure, but just because the bars you didn't like are leaving doesn't mean high end retail, cool bars, and cool restaurants are coming in. I have seen the opposite taking place. Idle Rich was a true neigh...
by cowboyeagle05
04 Oct 2018 09:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 499
Views: 99905

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Yes, a friend and I drove by it last night on our way downtown and it appears they are in the throws of Tom Thumb finish out. I could see what appeared to be a floral or Starbucks like booth near the front inside. They appear to be progressing rapidly on the Tom Thumb. Not so much that they can star...
by cowboyeagle05
02 Oct 2018 09:38
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The Transition of Uptown
Replies: 28
Views: 3615

Re: The Transition of Uptown

Yeah, the lounges are on their way in. I do believe this is a "things get worse before they get better" kinda deal. Uptown has lost the trendy crowd as far as bars so now its left with some people trying to pick up the crumbs and open their nighttime lounge clubs where they can sneak by. T...
by cowboyeagle05
02 Oct 2018 09:33
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Plano: Willow Bend Mall
Replies: 5
Views: 2307

Re: Plano: Willow Bend Mall

I should state this for clarity sake since last time they opened a Cinepolis in Dallas some were shocked. Cinepolis like Equinox is a luxury brand. It will be expensive and some people on here got sticker shock when they went before.
by cowboyeagle05
01 Oct 2018 14:57
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Garland: misc. developments
Replies: 5
Views: 1523

Re: Garland: misc. developments

Go downtown. They just finished building a parking garage and apartments around a refurbished City Hall. There is also another 200 units being built as part of a 1970's office building they stripped to its support structure and are reskinning to blend in with the new units they are wrapping around t...
by cowboyeagle05
01 Oct 2018 14:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 507
Views: 107005

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Hmm, so their CEO will be the new guy in charge of the combined system. I wonder who will get the HQ. Mind you in some form this kinda agrees with the whole Houston to Dallas bullet train concept that companies can utilize the highspeed train to manage companies like this easier. The CEO could ride ...
by cowboyeagle05
30 Sep 2018 12:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Grocery Stores: news/development
Replies: 111
Views: 24237

Re: Grocery Stores: news/development

There have been some good bites taken out of the area's issues though. Several complexes have seen some reinvestment. A few were torn down a few years ago. In general, Costco will cause some property owners to increase rent and try to market to new businesses. I would rather see more density driven ...
by cowboyeagle05
30 Sep 2018 12:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel
Replies: 98
Views: 27139

Re: Uptown Dallas: Dream Hotel

I've driven past the side multiple times in the last month. The brick building is still partially demoed inside with plywood over some of the openings. It's sad how bad it looks.
by cowboyeagle05
27 Sep 2018 09:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 507
Views: 107005

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Well, get ready TX/OU crowd. People will find Uptown severely lacking in the party scene this time around and Deep Ellum will be overwhelmed.
by cowboyeagle05
27 Sep 2018 08:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 290
Views: 64631

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Walking around this evening I noticed a few things: It looks like San Martin will open soon. A restaurant is going into the old MAT location. They have gutted the place. The club moving into the old Idle Rich location looks like it is going to be the worst. Probably will require a membership and $2...
by cowboyeagle05
27 Sep 2018 08:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 290
Views: 64631

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Also, that Italian place that opened at the Gables down from KungFu next to the Uptown Market closed rather quickly. I forget what it was even called.
by cowboyeagle05
26 Sep 2018 13:30
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco Station
Replies: 30
Views: 6429

Re: Frisco Station

Yeah QT's, Walmarts, drive-thru strbucks etc.
by cowboyeagle05
26 Sep 2018 13:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 139
Views: 31436

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Also the Reunion Hyatt and many other buildings built around the 35/stemmons corridor.
by cowboyeagle05
26 Sep 2018 09:15
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Dallas Love Field Airport
Replies: 76
Views: 15351

Re: Dallas Love Field Airport

It seems like they should have maybe added a second-floor area to the main terminal for retail/restaurants. Not huge space but adding a Magianos will not help with morning traffic runs. I imagine the pseudo beverage/snack kiosks are a solution that will help since many people probably are trying to ...
by cowboyeagle05
26 Sep 2018 08:49
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Dallas Love Field Airport
Replies: 76
Views: 15351

Re: Dallas Love Field Airport

It's quite fascinating that they planned this airport expansion/reorganization and totally miscalculated the sharp rise in traffic which has in turn overloaded all there planned service systems. Not enough parking, food and beverage etc, airport automobile access drop off and pick up. The cities Air...
by cowboyeagle05
25 Sep 2018 14:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 363
Views: 86971

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Also, the residential tower portion since it seems to be the most elusive phase...
by cowboyeagle05
25 Sep 2018 08:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 391
Views: 101181

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Didn't realize this, but Reagan Elementary is on DISD's list of buildings to demolish, which you can find here: https://www.boarddocs.com/tx/disd/Board.nsf/files/B4UL74551D63/$file/R2%20%20PREFINAL%20LRMP%20Sept%202018%20Board%20Workshop.pdf That land should sell in no time to a developer wanting t...
by cowboyeagle05
25 Sep 2018 08:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 139
Views: 31436

Re: AT&T Discovery District

A lot of office projects were built at that time with those giant atriums. It was popular for malls and office buildings at the time. Along with the food courts. The office building versions were devoid of less roaming teenagers though.
by cowboyeagle05
24 Sep 2018 09:06
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity Strand Trail
Replies: 3
Views: 969

Re: Trinity Strand Trail

42128754_10155463370062447_2925420435690487808_n.jpg You just have to look at the facebook page but they are planning a 2.5 expansion on the opposite side from the current concrete trail within the meanders. The white line is the current concrete trail. The Yellow line connecting it to Inwood shoul...
by cowboyeagle05
24 Sep 2018 09:00
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 197
Views: 35502

Re: Trinity River Park

Do they really care about public input or is this just an exercise to make us think they care about it? Brent Brown who is in charge of the private group now charged with developing plans does care. He ran the City Design Studio and Better Block both of which are authentic organizations which tend ...
by cowboyeagle05
24 Sep 2018 08:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square
Replies: 128
Views: 29073

Re: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square

Last I checked LTV had two outdoor areas. Poolside on Elm and Pacific side was artificial turf, good side for a dog area.
by cowboyeagle05
21 Sep 2018 13:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 190
Views: 38751

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

Well it maximizes the potential for this one developer's vision which is obviously not much. For this developer to them maximizing means throwing up the shopping center and moving on with their check. Doesn't mean that's the only way A developer can maximize the land just that this one has no desire...
by cowboyeagle05
21 Sep 2018 12:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 522
Views: 129556

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

The over-designed of simple solutions is always the Dallas way I am well aware and we wonder why our signature bridges are stuck in useless unsafe purgatory.
by cowboyeagle05
21 Sep 2018 09:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 522
Views: 129556

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

Its already connected. We don't need to waste money on an intrusive and giant overpass that will look more like the mixmaster than a linear park.
by cowboyeagle05
21 Sep 2018 09:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 290
Views: 64631

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Well, the entire front patio is gone now. I can not tell if they plan to keep the building or tear it down. They def appear to have stripped the inside of anything from its past life. There appears to maybe two people working on site but making quick work of it.
by cowboyeagle05
21 Sep 2018 08:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown
Replies: 50
Views: 9728

Re: Uptown Dallas: Marriott Uptown

Either way the worst case the hotel could flip flags if it doesn't work out as the brand you suggest. Course I guess the true worse case is the hotel quickly goes out of business but I doubt it would before being taken over by another flag/management operation. I will tell you though gaybourhood cus...
by cowboyeagle05
21 Sep 2018 08:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 522
Views: 129556

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

I personally think there is little value added by expanding Klyde Warren. Much more value in decking i-30 or i-35 near Oak Cliff. I generally agree. Deck parks are pricey and sort of gimmicks but I do think they start to help with the damage done by freeways. My question is when does the gimmick gi...
by cowboyeagle05
20 Sep 2018 13:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 141
Views: 36102

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

Was she drunk? She drove the wrong way down Canton then drove straight through a T intersection into the front doors of Green Door like it was a 4 point intersection.
by cowboyeagle05
20 Sep 2018 13:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 190
Views: 38751

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

We're basically stuck with this project for the next 50 years, so at this point I hope that at least we get Target and Walmart to move here from their existing locations so those places can become the mixed-use development most of us want to see. Are we though? I am unclear if they have the needed ...
by cowboyeagle05
20 Sep 2018 09:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 522
Views: 129556

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

Thanks for posting that link. I wanted to point something out from their brochure. Here is the amenities list for the building. If anyone is curious as to why some office workers never need to leave these 80's office towers till they jump in their cars and drive home to Frisco... Gym, Dy Cleaners, C...
by cowboyeagle05
20 Sep 2018 08:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 429
Views: 97123

Re: Northpark Center

For me personally, Southlake Towncenter didn't have anything I needed. I was always a NorthPark shopper but they have started drifting a little further in an upscale direction that I am not willing to follow. As for the Eataly/NorthPark expansion rumor. There is always a NorthPark expansion rumor. A...
by cowboyeagle05
20 Sep 2018 08:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 190
Views: 38751

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

If they would just put 8 stories of apartments above all of this I would be ok. I just don't understand why that would not be feasible for that area with Cityplace and Uptown right there. I said the same thing with Turtle Creek Village why did they not build it up with living mixed into the retail....
by cowboyeagle05
19 Sep 2018 10:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 290
Views: 64631

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

The former of McKinney Avenue Tavern(Big Al's) is under some sort of major construction. Drove by on the bus this morning and they had already used a CAT frontloader to tear out the front patio and they are dumping interior finish materials in the parking lot.
by cowboyeagle05
19 Sep 2018 10:46
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 224
Views: 43294

Re: the Cotton Belt line

DART once had one of the Green or the Orange lines listed as Purple in their planning documents before they built the lines. Eventually, it was phased out and last I was told is Purple is not a traditional transit line color for some reason. I don't know if it has to do with readability for the colo...
by cowboyeagle05
19 Sep 2018 10:42
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 330
Views: 69463

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

I think you are overthinking headline writers. Most people will read the headline exactly as inferred in the article that the competing company is a rival because they too want to build a high-speed connection across the state.
by cowboyeagle05
19 Sep 2018 10:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 164
Views: 43472

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

The hotel portion is only a fanny pack on the overall tower's design and height. Most of the tower height will come from the condo tower.
by cowboyeagle05
18 Sep 2018 10:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 190
Views: 38751

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

I think Dallas has proven we can build car driven mixed-use developments easily that are walkable. Legacy anyone. Something like Legacy West retail stretch with parking garages and residential is very car-oriented while also trying to be dense and walkable. I could tear it apart on its truism to urb...
by cowboyeagle05
18 Sep 2018 09:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 363
Views: 86971

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

The question is how many sides does the retail wrap around? Even if they don't fill it all up in the first year eventually the ground floor on three sides could be very valuable in that area. It would be easy for them to just skin the exterior of the ground floor on other sides to secure the base an...
by cowboyeagle05
17 Sep 2018 11:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 363
Views: 86971

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Yeah, its a printed design/frost on the glass surface.
by cowboyeagle05
14 Sep 2018 13:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 384
Views: 87747

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

^We might have to agree to disagree, but the hexagon-shaped First National Bank Tower (designed by George Dahl, completed in 1965) is way more architecturally significant than Bank of America Plaza. The podium alone feels like an alien spaceship from the 60s and those lights, assuming they come bac...
by cowboyeagle05
14 Sep 2018 12:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 153
Views: 33030

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Sam's Club?
by cowboyeagle05
14 Sep 2018 12:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 384
Views: 87747

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Again it's not so much asshatery it's the size and scale of a project like this. This is a giant 1980's skyscraper without a purpose and isnt as much of a looker as BofA tower. Turning it into one use, office, residential, or hotel makes no smart business sense at this point. The reason no Trammel C...
by cowboyeagle05
14 Sep 2018 08:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 384
Views: 87747

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

I am just curious for when the observation deck will open, which will be their last priority. They view from up there is terribly good.
by cowboyeagle05
14 Sep 2018 08:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1035
Views: 196228

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

When they announce I will consider the game over. Just cause Bezos took the board for a fancy dinner to DC means peanuts.
by cowboyeagle05
14 Sep 2018 08:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: De La Vega Development: Haskell & US 75
Replies: 22
Views: 4483

Re: De La Vega Development: Haskell & US 75

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Not sure if this is for DLV or sorry ass TC ....


Well according to the map the TC property is outside of those boundaries. The De La Vega property is right on the corner in the shaded area.
by cowboyeagle05
14 Sep 2018 08:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Courtyard by Marriott (12 St)
Replies: 122
Views: 31188

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

Just looks like a Picasso in a bad way. The design is all over the place. All the parts are there but they have been badly assembled.
by cowboyeagle05
13 Sep 2018 15:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 153
Views: 33030

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Valley View is the Undead Mall
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by cowboyeagle05
13 Sep 2018 14:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 384
Views: 87747

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Keep in mind they can have an opening without finishing every aspect as well. Grand Opening probably won't happen till the end of 2020.

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