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by exelone31
08 Jun 2018 15:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 127
Views: 18230

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Quick update on this one: It looks like ol Beck has wrapped up his annual week of demolition work on this one. I don't see any equipment out by the old Sanger Harris wing. It's "cleaner", but that is a very, VERY relative description. I don't have any pics at the moment, and I'm not sure t...
by exelone31
08 Jun 2018 08:28
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Garland: misc. developments
Replies: 2
Views: 384

Re: Garland: misc. developments

A new movie theater-bowling alley combo is coming to Bush Turnpike/Holford Rd. Dubbed "Strike and Reel", the project is set to open next year. It's headed up by the group who run the Pinstack bowling-dining concepts locally. Sorry, but I can't get my head around the name; much easier (and...
by exelone31
08 Jun 2018 08:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 364
Views: 64732

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

I know Fountain Place doesn’t have any, but has there been any mention of the Amli having any night time lighting? I hope they don't do that on this tower. I read somewhere that this tower is to have a light up crown.. i am looking for the information, will post once and if found. i am looking forw...
by exelone31
07 Jun 2018 15:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Henderson Avenue Corridor
Replies: 71
Views: 10763

Re: Henderson Avenue Corridor

Yes, I'm encouraged by Masinter's investment in the neighborhood. It's not my neighborhood, but the NIMBYs who were overacting this drama (e.g. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJp4THVsVe0 :o ) were the same ones who voted down a DART station there. Taxpayers may feel like they are naturally the own...
by exelone31
07 Jun 2018 10:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 74
Views: 7060

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

I'll go ahead and grab the easy and obvious joke by guessing that National Anthem will be a restaurant without chairs?
by exelone31
07 Jun 2018 09:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 74
Views: 7060

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

National Anthem, eh? What a strangely controversial name choice.
by exelone31
06 Jun 2018 09:02
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Fantasy DART Streetcar Expansion Map
Replies: 24
Views: 1553

Re: Fantasy DART Streetcar Expansion Map

Awesome thread and great map! I love the single solitary "Finish Knox Station" point. I've always dreamed of someone prying up an old piece of plywood to uncovered a grand underground station. Would it be feasible for the city to trial something like this with a bus before committing to a ...
by exelone31
04 Jun 2018 11:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 360
Views: 56761

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Yes, that article is awesome! I didn't realize there was so much additional development planned aside from what's already in progress.
by exelone31
04 Jun 2018 10:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 92
Views: 18123

Re: The Cedars Developments

There are already good pockets all over the Cedars and good bones between all the generic warehouses built over the decades. Akard and Ervay both have great potential strips of old buildings waiting for new revival into a street long active area like Davis street in Oak Cliff or Magnolia in Fort Wo...
by exelone31
04 Jun 2018 09:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 92
Views: 18123

Re: The Cedars Developments

Turning the Ervay into a live venue would be awesome. I didn't even realize this cool little strip existed. Combine that with the new Four Corners and the soon-to-be-redone Ambassador, and that's a neat pocket of the Cedars.
by exelone31
31 May 2018 09:33
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Plano: misc. developments
Replies: 18
Views: 1883

Re: Plano: misc. developments

Couple of downtown Plano updates: There are port-a-potties around the closed Wendys on 15th street. That usually portends demolition, but I've not seen any plans on what could be replacing it. 50 unit multifamily request on 14th & Ave K, right across from downtown. There is a also a request wit...
by exelone31
29 May 2018 08:46
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Texas Live!
Replies: 71
Views: 7367

Re: Texas Live!

D has this about what will locate at the replacement ballpark. A food hall with local restaurants and a bar that will be speakeasy-style will be included there. https://www.dmagazine.com/business-economy/2018/05/new-rangers-stadium-will-be-ultimate-curation-of-experience-designer-says/?ref=mpw Ah, ...
by exelone31
28 May 2018 14:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 127
Views: 18230

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2018/05/28/city-finally-tired-eyesore-formerly-known-valley-view-center Welp, this explains why the demolition has re-commenced. So tired of this whole thing. A few weeks ago, Chhean told Scott Beck, who owns the mall, and Rich Enthoven, who possesses w...
by exelone31
24 May 2018 10:36
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Hall Office Park
Replies: 17
Views: 3161

Re: Frisco: Hall Office Park

It would be a pretty dramatic transformation if this all comes to fruition. Add to that the "Music City" venue and Alamo Drafthouse going in nearby, and you've got a pretty complete district in terms of office, retail and entertainment. I wonder if at some point a small grocery (ie Trader ...
by exelone31
23 May 2018 16:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 127
Views: 18230

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Cbdallas wrote:Drove by here at lunch down Montfort and noticed new demolition going on at the old Sanger Harris store.


Whoa you're right! I work nearby and just spotted it out the window. I wonder what happened? Thank goodness, hopefully it's full speed ahead.
by exelone31
23 May 2018 14:30
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco Station
Replies: 20
Views: 2438

Re: Frisco Station

Alamo Drafthouse on the way, no opening date announced yet according to this article

https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2018/05/frisco-is-getting-an-alamo-drafthouse/#image-5
by exelone31
23 May 2018 12:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 74
Views: 7060

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Seems like, so far, they are fairly active on their Instagram page. They just posted a small update of a big hole they've added to the building on 2200 Main St: https://www.instagram.com/p/BjGgLwHgIJm/?taken-by=eastquarter This building should have some pretty nice views once they open it up more. ...
by exelone31
21 May 2018 14:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 398
Views: 51019

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Dallas' Victory Park gets its sushi back with new Kent Rathbun spot http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/restaurants-bars/05-21-18-imoto-kent-tracy-rathbun-victory-park/ Imōto, the Japanese word for "little sister," will open at 2400 Victory Park Ln. on June 7. This article can't be right, i...
by exelone31
18 May 2018 11:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Re: DTD: Republic Center/Towers (I, 36 st., 602 ft.; II, 50 st., 508 ft.; III, 8 st.)
Replies: 11
Views: 1926

Re: Re: DTD: Republic Center/Towers (I, 36 st., 602 ft.; II, 50 st., 508 ft.; III, 8 st.)

For a more accurate rendering of the story: https://www.bisnow.com/dallas-ft-worth/news/office/downtown-office-building-signs-slew-of-leases-88558 Great news! The author of this one had a doozy of a TL;DR link in the story. For reference, Kylde Warren is 5 acres. Pacific Plaza Park is being built a...
by exelone31
17 May 2018 13:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 74
Views: 7060

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

I really like this and am excited that they're looking to knock everything out by the end of the year. They seem to be pretty legit, and, at least from what I've seen thus far, it doesn't sound like they're asking for a bunch of handouts (that could be way off, I'm not that familiar with it). Can't ...
by exelone31
17 May 2018 08:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 19
Views: 1062

Re: North Dallas: Galleria

I like that they see potential in connecting the Galleria to Midtown, but seems like a pretty hard task to pull off successfully. Just imagine it, you could have a skybridge extending from the Macy's at the Galleria directly into the gaping mouth of Valley View mall :lol: Joking aside, I think it w...
by exelone31
15 May 2018 15:40
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Autonomous Vehicle Thread
Replies: 60
Views: 6736

Re: Autonomous Vehicle Thread

https://www.wired.com/story/self-driving-cars-texas-frisco-driveai/ Starting in July, the company will run a fleet of driverless vehicles around Frisco, Texas, a city of 164,000 people on the northern edge of the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. Announced today, the six-month pilot—which will keep hum...
by exelone31
15 May 2018 12:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does DFW deserve an Amazon Go?
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Re: Does DFW deserve an Amazon Go?

My guess is Legacy West. They've already got the jam-packed 3 story food court, a Tesla showroom, a Sprinkles cupcake machine, a Barnes and Noble Restaurant, a Tommy Bahama restaurant, this is the perfect complement to those!
by exelone31
15 May 2018 12:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square
Replies: 107
Views: 15219

Re: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square

"Energy Future Holdings" has to be one of the most company-name-slot-machine names I've heard in a while.
by exelone31
14 May 2018 12:57
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Allen: Stacy Green
Replies: 11
Views: 755

Re: Allen: Stacy Green

Haha, what retail/restaurant is there left to build out there?

They'll now have Allen Premium Outlets (which I think is also expanding northward), The Village at Allen and The Village at Fairview all in addition to this new development.
by exelone31
14 May 2018 11:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 401
Views: 57286

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

If I'm following what everyone is saying correctly, I think I've got the perfect solution...


Dockless skateboards
by exelone31
11 May 2018 08:42
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Stonebriar Centre mall
Replies: 15
Views: 948

Re: Frisco: Stonebriar Centre mall

Man, that south-facing facade at Stonebriar looks like it's straight out of Looney Tunes. Glad to see the hotel is going up. I wonder if the next evolution for malls like this one and Willow Bend (and others that won't just be torn down) is some Frankenstein-ian move of bolting on different amenitie...
by exelone31
10 May 2018 15:34
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Allen: Monarch City
Replies: 6
Views: 502

Re: Allen: Monarch City

texasstar wrote:Why do I visualize a butterfly museum when I see that name?


How about a town inhabited only by 17th century European royalty?
by exelone31
08 May 2018 15:58
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: misc. developments
Replies: 10
Views: 735

Re: Frisco: misc. developments

DAFW wrote:its actually over a 45 minute drive... :/


Until they turn 380 into a 10-lane superhighway :)
by exelone31
08 May 2018 15:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 239
Views: 29548

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

I'll play the other side of the argument here and say Headington did an amazing job with the building that is now the Commissary. I don't know that he's got anything similar in mind here, but will definitely give credit for that one.
by exelone31
08 May 2018 13:34
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Music City
Replies: 12
Views: 725

Re: Frisco: Music City

Between this development, Lava Cantina, the Box Garden, the Star, Toyota Stadium (aka Jimmy Buffet/Edgefest stadium) , there are quite a few options up this way. What venues are these spots taking away from? It seems they each serve a slightly different tier.
by exelone31
07 May 2018 09:34
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Wade Park
Replies: 63
Views: 8459

Re: Frisco: Wade Park

Tnexster wrote:This isn't looking very promising. Maybe it was overkill for an area seeing so much of the same kind of development. Legacy West just stole all the thunder.


And The Star too.
by exelone31
07 May 2018 09:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 218
Views: 28822

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Fresh fish and local ingredients drive Namo's simple, yet modern approach in the kitchen, where the focus is on the purity and authenticity of our reinterpretation of Japanese cuisine. Hahahahahahaha what? I know everyone associates "modern" with overly complicated and ornate, but we're g...
by exelone31
07 May 2018 09:30
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: More Buc-ee's!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1199

Re: More Buc-ee's!!

Just stopped there yesterday on the way back from Austin. I dig it, even though it's incredibly hectic, plus my son loves spotting the Buc-ee's signs in the miles leading up to it. I like Slovacek's in West a little better, though. Smaller and more dense product placement, so you don't have people f...
by exelone31
02 May 2018 12:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 239
Views: 29548

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

Well, it's no surprise if Headington leased that space since it faces their hotel entrance. Sadly though whatever they put in will probably be high end. Do you consider Commissary to be high end? I would say that it is compared to Subway, Chipotle or other chain spots, but I definitely appreciate t...
by exelone31
02 May 2018 08:39
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Arts District: Master Plan
Replies: 20
Views: 3057

Re: Arts District: Master Plan

Is the City Performance Hall on any sort of schedule for expansion within the next ten years? I'm kinda wondering if those blueprints will be modified to something different. I'd love to see more work on it, and maybe reconfigured for some more even smaller more affordable spaces. Theater Row in NY...
by exelone31
02 May 2018 08:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 239
Views: 29548

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

Tivo_Kenevil wrote:
ArtVandelay wrote:Rumor has it Headington Cos. have leased the space.


I hope so. They bring great concepts. Sol Irlandés was ok. Nothing great. I will miss the memories I made there though.


100% agree on Headington's offerings. Everything I've been to restaurant-wise has been outstanding.
by exelone31
02 May 2018 08:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 117
Views: 20311

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

The concert venue idea is interesting. The Majestic is sort of in that general area, but there isn't much else music-wise on that end of town until you hop 345 into Deep Ellum.
by exelone31
02 May 2018 08:19
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Aerial (Drone) Tour of Dallas/Fort Worth
Replies: 12
Views: 1312

Re: Aerial (Drone) Tour of Dallas/Fort Worth

Did I hear correctly? Did he say GLOBAL Life Park? In a video promoting Dallas sports? Yep. When the marquee very clearly says "Globe Life Park" in the shot. Narration overall is really poor content-wise, but the footage is amazing. They should re-record then send to jeff.bezos@amazon.com...
by exelone31
01 May 2018 08:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 117
Views: 20311

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

They have also implemented paid parking at the Market. Can anyone else think of a retail center in Dallas that has paid parking?? The people in charge just keep shooting themselves in the foot. Where's the paid parking? Is that in the tiny lot between the market and Mudhen? I typically expect to pa...
by exelone31
27 Apr 2018 08:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 218
Views: 28822

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Drink service in the bathroom? That's.....efficient?
by exelone31
26 Apr 2018 14:24
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Richardson: Main Street Improvements
Replies: 8
Views: 706

Re: Richardson: Main Street Improvements

Here are some renderings of what they are doing (warning large PDF-starts on slide 25). It's a pretty dramatic change, and involves a fairly large area from the Chase building on US75 to Greenville Ave past the DART tracks. Short version is they are taking away lanes from Main, Polk St, and McKinne...
by exelone31
24 Apr 2018 09:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 398
Views: 51019

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Well, it's about seven feet shorter, so maybe they're planning to have a life-sized statue of Dirk shooting a one-legged fadeaway on top of the building?
by exelone31
20 Apr 2018 14:47
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Richardson: Main Street Improvements
Replies: 8
Views: 706

Re: Richardson: Main Street Improvements

This is a total guess, but I'm thinking the idea is to put the focus of pedestrian improvements into the block between Interurban Steet and Greenville Ave, making that corner lot essentially one "end" of the corridor. They're also removing sidewalk parking in that corridor, so I suppose th...
by exelone31
20 Apr 2018 11:05
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 165
Views: 20047

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

Looks like a good neighbor is moving in so hopefully that will start this project going. http://www.loopnet.com/xNet/Looplink/TmplEngine/ListingProfilePage.aspx?stid=cushwakenational&LID=6282900&LL=true&UOMListing=&UOMMoneyCurrency=&RentPer=PY&SRID=0&IP=false Whoa nice! ...
by exelone31
20 Apr 2018 10:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 398
Views: 51019

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Really excited to see this one kick off. And it looks like the retail will funnel into the main "strip" of Victory Park, which is great.
by exelone31
19 Apr 2018 15:12
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Richardson: Main Street Improvements
Replies: 8
Views: 706

Re: Richardson: Main Street Improvements

I wonder what this means for all the existing restaurants/hookah cafes though. Same here. Hopefully it end up benefiting the existing business with the increased foot traffic, but you always wondering what the impact will ultimately be. They will also be closing/re-routing Main St at points during ...
by exelone31
19 Apr 2018 14:31
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Richardson: Main Street Improvements
Replies: 8
Views: 706

Richardson: Main Street Improvements

Starting a new topic as I don't believe this is already out there, but I went to a meeting last night regarding the redevelopment of Main Street in Downtown Richardson to add some really great pedestrian features. I haven't been able to find a great rendering online, but here's a limited snapshot lo...
by exelone31
19 Apr 2018 11:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Meet-Up 2017
Replies: 15
Views: 2202

Re: Meet-Up 2017

Before we lose any steam on this one and turn it into a 2019 meetup, I'll throw a date and location out and we can go from there: Date: Thursday, May 17th Time: 6:00 PM until whenever Place: Victory Tavern (2501 N Houston St, Dallas, TX 75219) I don't get down to Victory often, so if there's a bette...

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