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by NdoorTX
05 Jul 2017 00:50
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Horseshoe Project: I-35 + I-30 Downtown
Replies: 17
Views: 10728

Re: Horseshoe Project: I-35 + I-30 Downtown

From my perspective, my commute from N. Oak Cliff into town has improved. That's taking Hampton to I-30 and getting onto Woodall Rogers. Woodall hasn't improved though. It seems like the dedicated route to Woodall from 35 somewhere below DTD has reduced the mixing and crossover of cars. I have said ...
by NdoorTX
30 Jun 2017 23:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 199
Views: 78825

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

First look at huge Life Time Athletic coming to Dallas' Midtown at old Valley View site https://www.dallasnews.com/business/retail/2017/06/30/first-look-huge-life-time-athletic-coming-midtown-development-valley-view-site You've heard the expression that so-and-so lives at the gym. In a couple of yea...
by NdoorTX
29 Jun 2017 19:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 405
Views: 187852

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Weir's Furniture expanding its Farmers Branch store as it preps for Knox Street plans Weir's Furniture is taking a first step in its plan to redevelop its prime Knox Street location. The Dallas-based retailer's outlet and small warehouse at 4510 Buena Vista St., just a block from the Weir's Furnitur...
by NdoorTX
29 Jun 2017 18:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Energy Square
Replies: 12
Views: 7036

Re: Energy Square

https://dallasnews.imgix.net/1498678310-ext-c01_S.jpg?w=724&h=500&auto=format&q=60&fit=clip https://dallasnews.imgix.net/1498678310-c04.jpg?w=724&h=500&auto=format&q=60&fit=clip https://dallasnews.imgix.net/1498683172-energysquareoverview.jpg?w=724&h=500&auto...
by NdoorTX
29 Jun 2017 16:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 304
Views: 130866

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

the new lighting looks good. now the owner/developer needs to deliver on the long awaited and the ever redesigned residential component. this area is primed and ready for that. in addition, the property manager needs to maintain the whole development better than it has been. the landscaping is suffe...
by NdoorTX
27 Jun 2017 10:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square
Replies: 135
Views: 57907

Re: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square

Great job to all the volunteers & donors- especially the DFWForum
members.
by NdoorTX
23 May 2017 21:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas - Fountain Place
Replies: 98
Views: 45673

Re: Downtown Dallas - Fountain Place

The Dallas AIA Unbuilt Awards are upon us for 2017. It looks like some pretty stellar projects were never built, but at least we get to see some recognition for the local firms that designed them. Looking at one project in particular, labeled Tech Headquarters Campus for a an unknown company is pret...
by NdoorTX
17 May 2017 16:06
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 394
Views: 155201

Re: DFW Economy

SaLLaD, yeah that's about right
by NdoorTX
09 May 2017 20:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 577
Views: 259549

Re: Northpark Center

Local legend gone. It does seem like he lived a long, productive life with plenty of success and accolades. Sadly some rich dope wants to demolish his beautiful 3616 Crescent. :evil: :idea: Hopefully that doesn't happen. At least we'll always have Northpark. http://cdn.significanthomes.com/2868/3616...
by NdoorTX
24 Apr 2017 22:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 486
Views: 248099

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

So it's not listed on the Aesop website, but it looks like Oak Cliff is also getting a location of this upmarket apothecary. The empty space in Bishops next to Oddfellows has window clings announcing this store. We'll see how Bishops continues to evolve- from up and coming neighborhood renaissance t...
by NdoorTX
19 Apr 2017 15:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project
Replies: 77
Views: 31058

Re: Arts District: The Spire Mixed Use Project

This development really needs to put residential first and foremost. If that means it needs to change hands, than so be it. I don't see the demand (regardless of use) for anything more than midrise here. But, I think a primarily mid-rise residential (most likely rental) development with retail at k...
by NdoorTX
17 Apr 2017 15:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Ventana (12 ST / 12 ST)
Replies: 32
Views: 15242

Re: North Dallas: Ventana (12 ST / 12 ST)

Construction starts this week on $136 million seniors towers in North Dallas Steve Brown, Real Estate Editor https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2017/04/17/construction-starts-week-136-million-seniors-towers Construction will start this week on a 2-tower seniors residential development i...
by NdoorTX
12 Apr 2017 17:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 415
Views: 154471

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Dallas to close, shrink and make streets two-way to keep AT&T downtown https://www.dallasnews.com/business/att/2017/04/12/dallas-closes-shrinks-two-ways-streets-keep-att-downtown Robert Wilonsky, City Columnist AT&T made the call in October to keep its headquarters in downtown Dallas by spen...
by NdoorTX
12 Apr 2017 17:52
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Scion Hotel
Replies: 95
Views: 39761

Re: Downtown Dallas: Scion Hotel

Trump-brand Dallas hotel is dead https://www.dallasnews.com/news/investigations/2017/04/12/trump-brand-dallas-hotel-dead Miles Moffeit & Sue Ambrose The developer trying to build a Trump-brand hotel in Dallas told the city this week that the deal is dead. Mukemmel "Mike'' Sarimsakci, who h...
by NdoorTX
05 Apr 2017 21:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 405
Views: 187852

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

I guess we already knew, but it's official now: http://www.dallasnews.com/business/retail/2017/04/05/room-board-popular-furniture-retailer-coming-dallas Room & Board, a popular furniture retailer, is coming to Dallas Maria Halkias American-made modern home furnishings retailer Room & Board p...
by NdoorTX
03 Apr 2017 17:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: The Katy
Replies: 27
Views: 15487

Re: Knox: The Katy

Since a lot of businesses use that parking lot I will have to ask around if someone knows anything. Bardot Place keeps stopping work on their weird second story space. I can not quite figure out what the final result of that one will be since it doesn't show patios in the current construction. see ...
by NdoorTX
03 Apr 2017 11:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: The Katy
Replies: 27
Views: 15487

Re: Knox: The Katy

Core sample drilling taking place in the parking between RH & Mecox. Also in the city owned street parking in front of RH.
Hmm... ;) :?:
by NdoorTX
29 Mar 2017 15:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Tower Petroleum - The Saint Elm Hotel (1907 Elm) & Corrigan Tower (1900 Pacific)
Replies: 148
Views: 62318

Re: Downtown Dallas: Tower Petroleum - The Saint Elm Hotel (1907 Elm) & Corrigan Tower (1900 Pacific)

Yes just what we need is more empty venues. Like the struggles with the Majestic isn't hard enough. Most of all those theaters held way too many seats to work in today's market except if we were the center of the entertainment universe and that takes a lot more than a few dozen theaters in a row. I...
by NdoorTX
28 Mar 2017 22:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower
Replies: 60
Views: 25732

Re: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower

In Memoriam:

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please come back to life!! :|
by NdoorTX
28 Mar 2017 22:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 570
Views: 215294

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

I drove by this site two days ago and it is indeed full steam ahead. There was a full complement of earth moving equipment digging up dirt and hauling it away. I'd say parts of the site already had 20-25 foot excavations. This will certainly fill a massive void between DTD and Deep Ellum as well as ...
by NdoorTX
28 Mar 2017 16:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: Old Parkland
Replies: 51
Views: 17236

Re: Oaklawn: Old Parkland

and now we have pics...it looks great to me! http://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2017/03/28/first-look-next-phase-old-parkland-campus-will-add-office-building https://dallasnews.imgix.net/1490732573-Tollway-Facade.jpg?w=724&h=500&auto=format&q=60&fit=clip https://dallasnew...
by NdoorTX
28 Mar 2017 12:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower
Replies: 60
Views: 25732

Re: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower

:o :o damn! this was one of the towers I was most anticipating. sleek and modern with pre-war setbacks and parapet treatments. maybe it will come back to life. :cry: :cry:
by NdoorTX
22 Mar 2017 23:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: Old Parkland
Replies: 51
Views: 17236

Oaklawn: Old Parkland

Dallas' Old Parkland campus is getting another building http://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2017/03/21/dallas-old-parkland-campus-getting-another-building Steve Brown Dallas' award-winning Old Parkland redevelopment on Maple Avenue is growing with plans for another building. The 9.5-acre ...
by NdoorTX
14 Mar 2017 23:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Demolished (and about to be) Properties 2.0
Replies: 30
Views: 11190

Re: Demolished (and about to be) Properties 2.0

yep ^. I'm not saddened by it. I had a feeling it would go down after languishing for years on the market and taking price chop after price chop. I'd rather see a Larry Boerder or Wilson Fuqua home there anyday. I do lament when truly architecturally significant structures are torn down- whether a H...
by NdoorTX
14 Mar 2017 19:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Demolished (and about to be) Properties 2.0
Replies: 30
Views: 11190

Re: Demolished (and about to be) Properties 2.0

not that this "Pink Palace" is an architectural gem in any way, but Mary Kay Ash's former home is being torn down today to make way for another mansion. It's no surprise as the house has no no real architectural value in it's outdated nouveau classic design. (I'm glad patrons have embraced...
by NdoorTX
14 Mar 2017 19:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Highland Park Village
Replies: 179
Views: 88994

Re: Highland Park Village

HPVillage.jpg great find! it's the least appealing part of the center. The Washburne's have done a great job with this center. I only wish they would reduce parking and take out some of the asphalt within the shopping area. Even with fairly new trees you sometimes see a cavalcade of cars that detra...
by NdoorTX
10 Mar 2017 18:55
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Grand Prairie Development
Replies: 39
Views: 20744

Re: Grand Prairie Development

oh! I meant to say I-20. It's like I haven't lived here for 10+ years.
by NdoorTX
09 Mar 2017 20:48
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Grand Prairie Development
Replies: 39
Views: 20744

Re: Grand Prairie Development

I was surprised to see that Ikea GP already has a triple facing sign in there yellow font/blue background up already. It's at PGBT and 30. Hopefully no one is mislead into thinking it's open already and finds a half finished shell of a structure instead.
by NdoorTX
03 Mar 2017 22:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 328
Views: 164290

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

[quote="lakewoodhobo"]The model unit looks great. Remember when they said this would never work because of the low ceilings.

It does looks great and I'm glad this project has worked out so well. They just need to add full height drapery to elongate the short windows.
by NdoorTX
02 Mar 2017 22:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: (PWC) Park District Tower (316 FT | 20 ST) + Residences at Park District (385 FT | 32 ST)
Replies: 184
Views: 96285

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

:lol: oops! can a Mod move this to the right thread and in the correct orientation please? thanks
by NdoorTX
02 Mar 2017 19:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cedars: Hotel Lorenzo
Replies: 26
Views: 15184

Re: Cedars: Hotel Lorenzo

Has anyone seen The Lorenzo in the Cedars? It has vertical running lights- a la Dallas lightning expectations! My friend captured a short video clip, but all I could upload was a snapshot. It was changing from white to fushia.
by NdoorTX
01 Mar 2017 21:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: The McKenzie (~240 ST / 22 ST)
Replies: 44
Views: 22472

Re: Knox: The McKenzie (~240 ST / 22 ST)

Yeah- I'm very excited about this one. It has a lovely nod to classical designs and will fit the area well. I hope it's a catalyst for more of the same.
by NdoorTX
01 Mar 2017 21:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 486
Views: 248099

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

dzh wrote:Not really sure where else to put this but...has anyone else been on the Exxir website and seen the project they have for Carlisle Street in Uptown? It looks incredibly fascinating.


:o :shock: :D
by NdoorTX
27 Feb 2017 22:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 577
Views: 259549

Re: Northpark Center

I just take an interest in retail and urban development. I don't work in either. The shuffling at NorthPark just intrigues me for some reason. lol Good to know. I was curious and meaning to ask. It is intriguing and somewhat of a measure of a city's "status" when all the world's renown la...
by NdoorTX
27 Feb 2017 15:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 577
Views: 259549

Re: Northpark Center

I agree with Tamtagon. I don't understand the desire to make NP a luxury center devoted only to top tier luxury tenants. A mall of it's size rarely is able to work without these common, everyday stores. Only small centers like HPV, Bal Harbour Shops, Americana at Manhasset, et al can operate that wa...
by NdoorTX
25 Feb 2017 19:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 572
Views: 240579

Re: Oak Lawn

anyone else super disappointed with The Centrum update? it looks like it was done on the cheap. Paint the ivory color cream and replace the pink granite with grey painted column bases finished in more stucco. And worse- Mattito's gets to keep it's less than first rate picnic patio. :x
by NdoorTX
09 Feb 2017 21:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Highland Park Village
Replies: 179
Views: 88994

Re: Highland Park Village

^seems like they have! that's quite off the beaten Knox St. path.
by NdoorTX
09 Feb 2017 21:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas: Medical District
Replies: 133
Views: 60992

Re: Dallas: Medical District

That's an amazing plan! It would be great to see it come to fruition. I've thought and considered how Dallas can become a more appealing city in the eyes of visitors, tourist and its residents. Certainly we can't conjure hills and lakes and shore-front to happen ever, but I've wondered why there has...
by NdoorTX
09 Feb 2017 21:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Highland Park Village
Replies: 179
Views: 88994

Re: Highland Park Village

Also, William Noble Rare Jewels has relocated next to Ralph Lauren replacing the Emily Summers | Studio. And Emily Summers | Studio is moving to Knox Design District in March 2017. I'm surprised Emily Summers is moving to the Knox District. It seems like a downgrade. As nice as the area is becoming...

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