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by Tnexster
21 Mar 2019 21:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas: Trinity Groves
Replies: 75
Views: 20183

Re: West Dallas: Trinity Groves

3-acre site near Trinity Groves in West Dallas sells to urban housing builder

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... llas-tract
by Tnexster
21 Mar 2019 21:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 444
Views: 106043

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

We are getting towards the end of March which was supposed to be the launch of full construction, anybody see any signs? I look when I go by but nothing obvious to me.
by Tnexster
21 Mar 2019 21:32
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 137
Views: 27889

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

It certainly seems to be coming together, hope somebody gets some pics soon.
by Tnexster
21 Mar 2019 21:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff Progressing
Replies: 78
Views: 18532

Re: Oak Cliff Progressing

That cinnamon toll french toast looks delicious.
by Tnexster
21 Mar 2019 21:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 152
Views: 49690

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)

They seem to be clipping along at a decent pace. Maybe the price is about right.
by Tnexster
20 Mar 2019 17:31
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park
Replies: 137
Views: 27889

Re: Downtown - Pacific Plaza Park

Drove by the park today, got a quick look and saw that lots of trees have been planted. Looked good from what I was able to see with some of the trees being fairly large. Can't wait to see how this looks once the trees leaf out.
by Tnexster
11 Mar 2019 20:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 178
Views: 51143

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

R1070 wrote:How many floors left?


I have a hard time knowing for sure what floor they are on but it appears they have at least 8 left.
by Tnexster
11 Mar 2019 20:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Mockingbird Station
Replies: 95
Views: 19076

Re: Dallas Mockingbird Station

Can't wait to see this 300 foot tower, seems that Mockingbird Station is suddenly a hot spot for high rise construction.
by Tnexster
09 Mar 2019 10:28
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Allen Sports Village
Replies: 8
Views: 1578

Re: Allen Sports Village

Plans for Allen's $500 million cricket stadium complex hit a bump

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... x-hit-bump
by Tnexster
07 Mar 2019 21:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 213
Views: 62548

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)

There seems to have been complete silence about the artists lofts portion of this project. Is it still happening? The website for the building says nothing about lofts, just says 364 luxury tower units. https://www.atelierdallas.com/cs/dallas-tx-apartments.asp But it is mentioned in this July 2018 ...
by Tnexster
06 Mar 2019 21:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)
Replies: 106
Views: 22134

Re: Harwood Int'l District: Harwood No. 11 (The Forum)

Uptown could clearly absorb a tower of this size but would rather they mix it up a bit. Maybe some residential and office.
by Tnexster
06 Mar 2019 21:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Medical/Market Center: Stemmons Towers
Replies: 12
Views: 1409

Re: Medical/Market Center: Stemmons Towers

These have always caught my eye when riding TRE. Always thought they looked pretty nice. There's so much potential too, with all the surface parking, to make a nice area. I was driving home Friday and took a good look at this development. And I don't how I just noticed that J Pepe's had a location ...
by Tnexster
06 Mar 2019 21:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 178
Views: 51143

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

Crane was raised today.
by Tnexster
02 Mar 2019 12:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 584
Views: 120280

Re: Victory Park 3.0

I'm actually a little surprised Hines office project hasn't moved forward. Clearly there is demand out there and VP could use another office tower.
by Tnexster
02 Mar 2019 11:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 183
Views: 29525

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

That is amazing! So glad they did that.
by Tnexster
02 Mar 2019 11:11
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Replies: 99
Views: 18389

Re: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava

I keep waiting for them to decide that the flying cables issue is enough of an issue to go ahead and close the frontage roads too. Honestly, why can't they fix this?
by Tnexster
02 Mar 2019 11:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 584
Views: 120280

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Except that Block 71 is bigger and is actually happening. Nice look for downtown Austin.
by Tnexster
02 Mar 2019 11:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: (PWC) Park District Tower (316 FT | 20 ST) + Residences at Park District (385 FT | 32 ST)
Replies: 173
Views: 53739

Re: Uptown Dallas: (PWC) Park District Tower (316 FT | 20 ST) + Residences at Park District (385 FT | 32 ST)

willyk wrote:Perry’s already does fine. But it’s expense account dining, not local residents.


Funny, the only time I have eaten there is on somebody else's dime for a business lunch.
by Tnexster
02 Mar 2019 10:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Medical/Market Center: Stemmons Towers
Replies: 12
Views: 1409

Re: Medical/Market Center: Stemmons Towers

I like all the ideas being thrown around, personally hope they keep the towers and find a way to erase the parking with lots of mixed use, maybe even add a couple large residential towers to help provide much needed housing and a fresh look along Stemmons.
by Tnexster
02 Mar 2019 10:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 307
Views: 63263

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

If you pull up the KDC webcam you get a fairly good feel, imagine this plus the proposed Hines office tower. One can get a sense that DE will one day be surrounded by a mix of higher density residential and office products.
by Tnexster
02 Mar 2019 10:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: City Lights
Replies: 93
Views: 19275

Re: Downtown Dallas: City Lights

Sure seems that way but it is a fairly large building isn't it? I mean from one side to the other.
by Tnexster
02 Mar 2019 10:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 178
Views: 51143

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

That is a great shot!
by Tnexster
28 Feb 2019 21:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School
Replies: 53
Views: 13197

Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

I-35 is lost for a generation, those new elevated ramps are going to make an already bad situation worse.
by Tnexster
28 Feb 2019 21:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Medical/Market Center: Stemmons Towers
Replies: 12
Views: 1409

Re: Medical/Market Center: Stemmons Towers

That 1963 image is amazing with the skyline in the distance. Wonder if a developer would consider residential?
by Tnexster
26 Feb 2019 20:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School
Replies: 53
Views: 13197

Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

Tucy wrote:Aren't this and the Epic both on land we were told was a permanent wasteland because of I-345?


Yes, another tower practically kissing 345. Bet it's not the last either.
by Tnexster
24 Feb 2019 17:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 191
Views: 59341

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

Looks like they are getting close, can't wait for this to open.
by Tnexster
24 Feb 2019 13:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No. 10 Harwood (22 ST)
Replies: 107
Views: 33388

Re: Harwood Int'l District: No. 10 Harwood (22 ST)

This has turned out quite nice. Wish they had taken it up a little higher.
by Tnexster
23 Feb 2019 11:56
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco Station
Replies: 31
Views: 7799

Re: Frisco Station

Be nice to see a better picture of the entire area to how Frisco looks with all the new development in one shot.
by Tnexster
23 Feb 2019 11:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 586
Views: 155458

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

What floor are we on? I think they are working on 31 right now. Could be wrong. I counted yesterday and they appear to be on level 32 which with no 13 would be floor 33? I dont' know if they skipped 13 or not. They were also starting to raise the crane yesterday so should be going up today if it's ...
by Tnexster
23 Feb 2019 11:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 444
Views: 106043

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Talked to somebody at Drever this week. He said the building should resume full construction in March. Thanks for the update! I will always be forever skeptical when it comes to this project, but I appreciate the update very much. Sure, lots of eyes on this one so I'm sure we will know when activit...
by Tnexster
23 Feb 2019 00:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Hines Project - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 47
Views: 3846

Re: Deep Ellum: Hines Project - 2700 Commerce

Nice to see that more potential residential projects are on the horizon. DE seems to be firing on all cylinders right now.
by Tnexster
23 Feb 2019 00:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 586
Views: 155458

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

itsjrd1964 wrote:I'm noticing that the window workers are catching up to the structural guys soon and will have to stop and catch their breaths for a little bit.


Maybe they will move to the garage for a while, it's almost ready to start getting glassed in.
by Tnexster
23 Feb 2019 00:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 213
Views: 62548

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)

Glad to see this is finally reaching ground level, maybe the pace will start to pick up before long. Another nice addition to the skyline.
by Tnexster
23 Feb 2019 00:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 36
Views: 5859

Re: North Dallas: Galleria

Seems strange to abandon the northern burbs but great for Dallas and the Galleria.
by Tnexster
23 Feb 2019 00:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 444
Views: 106043

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Talked to somebody at Drever this week. He said the building should resume full construction in March.
by Tnexster
20 Feb 2019 21:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: First Baptist Church
Replies: 36
Views: 3281

Re: Downtown Dallas: First Baptist Church

Looks like it would have made a nice residential conversion and of course there is an empty surface lot next door. And it's next to another parking garage.
by Tnexster
17 Feb 2019 11:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Smart District
Replies: 106
Views: 27106

Re: Dallas Smart District

Very interesting....yet again...but will believe it when the cranes go up.
by Tnexster
13 Feb 2019 21:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Red Bird Mall
Replies: 44
Views: 10589

Re: Red Bird Mall

Drove around this mall this week, can't say I can see much going on. It still looks about the same way it did last summer except for the Store Closing sign on Sears.
by Tnexster
10 Feb 2019 14:17
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 841
Views: 197965

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Permits have been pulled for the new 7 story Embassy Suites Hotel on 114. This will be in the lot right behind Champps. This was the last rendering that was posted: https://www.facebook.com/Embassy-Suites-by-Hilton-Dallas-Las-Colinas-466525320208193/ Interesting, have not seen or maybe I have not s...
by Tnexster
09 Feb 2019 14:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - Fountain Place
Replies: 74
Views: 20919

Re: Downtown Dallas - Fountain Place

The lobby is starting to take shape although March seems optimistic at this point. One thing for sure it will be bright. The giant pane of glass on the west side lets in a ton of sunshine, combined with all of the lighting inside it will give a very open feel. I would imagine with all of the cypress...
by Tnexster
09 Feb 2019 14:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Parking Garages
Replies: 139
Views: 32059

Re: Parking Garages

Well, at least it has ground floor space.
by Tnexster
07 Feb 2019 21:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 586
Views: 155458

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

Going up quick these days, counted today and they are on level 30.
by Tnexster
03 Feb 2019 12:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square
Replies: 128
Views: 32976

Re: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:Some paint is needed


It's come a long way in the past year but I agree some paint would help top it off. Maybe they are waiting to do that last. Hope so.
by Tnexster
03 Feb 2019 12:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1054
Views: 225299

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Wouldn't that be something?

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