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by Cbdallas
14 Nov 2017 15:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: New downtown Houston Urban Plan
Replies: 3
Views: 761

New downtown Houston Urban Plan

Dallas needs to stay vigilent and double up on downtown and it urban areas. Sometimes out of catastrophe can come greatness.

https://archpaper.com/2017/11/houston-h ... ster-plan/
by Cbdallas
10 Nov 2017 14:43
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: MATA: M-Line Trolley
Replies: 70
Views: 12913

Re: MATA: M-Line Trolley

Does anyone know what happened to EMMA I have not seen her run in a long while.
by Cbdallas
09 Nov 2017 15:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 283
Views: 52697

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

I don't believe that this is so bad and not every single project has to be such a wow starchitect building. I would rather see more people living downtown and in this area than get too caught up in exactly how it looks. The more people the better in turn can support more stores and restaurants in th...
by Cbdallas
09 Nov 2017 15:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 326
Views: 47855

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

My architect friend said that he was surprised that they were even going to try to keep the marble and not just resurface with a new material. Much cheaper and easier. It is apparent that they are not taking the easier cheaper way out with this project and that progress is happening so I am going to...
by Cbdallas
30 Oct 2017 16:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 333
Views: 48859

Re: Northpark Center

What happened to the discussed hotel condo development on site. It has been a few years but nothing.
by Cbdallas
27 Oct 2017 14:34
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 189
Views: 20157

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Gating up the stations could also make for better security while waiting for the train. Anyone have a guest what it would cost to create secured entry to the stations with ticket or phone app entry from outside like other cities.
by Cbdallas
27 Oct 2017 11:25
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 189
Views: 20157

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

I can't even remember the last time I saw someone checking tickets on a train. The honor system only works if it is policed heavily otherwise we need to gate up the whole system and if caught without a ticket the penalty is way higher.
by Cbdallas
26 Oct 2017 15:55
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 266
Views: 37639

Re: Legacy West

Dean & DeLuca never made any sense to me going into Legacy, not their demographic. Highland Park Village, McKinney and Olive...maybe. Oh well it sounds like they are under the Amazon effect and going online like everything else.
by Cbdallas
26 Oct 2017 11:48
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: MATA: M-Line Trolley
Replies: 70
Views: 12913

Re: MATA: M-Line Trolley

Also noticed Emma has been missing in action for a while which is too bad. MATA needs to be ramping up to meet the new growth in this area and seems to be faltering lately. I know there are the detractors but at some point to meet the needs of this urban area it really needs to go all modern streetc...
by Cbdallas
25 Oct 2017 15:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 778
Views: 99216

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

If we put 150,000 more employees working out of downtown areabusinesses then DART would have very different numbers. It was built and planned as the hub being downtown with everyone filtering into to work there. The real question is why can't we get more large business to move downtown. Dallas may n...
by Cbdallas
25 Oct 2017 10:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 778
Views: 99216

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I am pretty sure we just lost our chance at Amazon as this guy will be replaced with a tote the hard core republican religious element that will push through social issues that drive away big business. Ugh. https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/politics/Texas-Speaker-Joe-Straus-Not-Running-for-Re-Election-453...
by Cbdallas
23 Oct 2017 15:40
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 189
Views: 20157

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

I was referring more to the easy wins that could be taken where there is mostly underutilized office space by infilling the space in between with higher density living and retail like market center. I realize other stations that bump right into existing neighborhoods will be more problematic but I t...
by Cbdallas
23 Oct 2017 14:25
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 189
Views: 20157

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

I used DART again to go the fair this weekend and was a great experience overall. The one thing that I think of when riding DART are the stations that could be surrounded by so much more living and density. Market Center is one I would like to see them develop all the way from the Infomart down to M...
by Cbdallas
20 Oct 2017 11:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Smart District
Replies: 72
Views: 12534

Re: Dallas Smart District

I would love to see this happen just like I would love to have seen the Spire developement happen when it was announced but I am afraid this is looking like Spire. A big land grab but no tenants.
by Cbdallas
05 Oct 2017 13:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 778
Views: 99216

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Imagine having the new AT&T campus and Amazon all in the same area of downtown. I like the Victory plan as it would build towards that edge of downtown and on the other side would be AT&T and it would all merge together.
by Cbdallas
02 Oct 2017 15:51
Forum: The Airports
Topic: Southwest Airlines
Replies: 21
Views: 3078

Re: Southwest Airlines

Are the Max jets supposed to be quieter?
by Cbdallas
26 Sep 2017 15:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 252
Views: 36179

Re: Oak Lawn

I hate to say it but I think the Centrum redo is horrible. Cheap materials and lighting that does not look like any of it was handled by a design group and it shows. What happened to changing the clock tower out to an electronic board as shown in the original drawings for the redesign. This refresh ...
by Cbdallas
15 Sep 2017 11:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 184
Views: 31761

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

That pocket from the Katy Trail over to central bound by HP to the north and Knox to the south is ripe for exactly more of this type of height and density. Take the streetcar through Knox and turn it at Hester and you have connected it all up. It is mainly the Highland Park side that is freaking out...
by Cbdallas
14 Sep 2017 11:54
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART D2 Subway
Replies: 204
Views: 21792

Re: DART D2 Subway

That stinks for the new big Epic development to loose that station.
by Cbdallas
14 Sep 2017 11:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Turtle Creek: Ltd Edition No. 2505
Replies: 4
Views: 1305

Re: Turtle Creek: Ltd Edition No. 2505

We need to get more of these business relocations to happen downtown / uptown and not PlanoFrisco to fill up highrise condo towers. The tollway is no longer the Dallas autobahn as it used to be known, it might as well have a 40 mph speed limit with the traffic and the execs who can afford these unit...
by Cbdallas
14 Sep 2017 11:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 778
Views: 99216

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Unless Amazon wants to be a city builder/statement maker I think it is time to get real and I think this will go to the DC area just like Google did with their 2nd headquarters. It fills all of their request and puts them on the other coast. I would love for them to land here and it would catipult u...
by Cbdallas
11 Sep 2017 11:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 778
Views: 99216

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Lets tear down I 345 and give them that land to build in that footprint and connect Deep Ellum to Downtown.
by Cbdallas
21 Aug 2017 15:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 184
Views: 31761

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

WOW if this is what goes there then it was worth the wait.
by Cbdallas
16 Aug 2017 14:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 333
Views: 48859

Re: Northpark Center

Does anyone know what the crane just across Northwest Highway and 75 from Northpark is for. Looks like they are building out the site at the curve on the access road.
by Cbdallas
14 Aug 2017 15:37
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: New Oak Cliff Streetcar
Replies: 81
Views: 10490

Re: New Oak Cliff Streetcar

I recently spent 10 days in europe and I was amazed how many medium sized cities had a great streetcar system that was packed with people. The obvious cities like Amsterdam and Cologne were great and I used nothing but streetcar to manuever. We are soooooo far behind in this country with trains and ...
by Cbdallas
09 Aug 2017 15:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 252
Views: 36179

Re: Oak Lawn

One way to apply pressure is to form a citizens group with the people that live between Lemmon and Maple between the tollway and Oaklawn to address the parking situations on all of the side streets. Knight Street going south towards Maple has parking on both sides and is a very narrow street and the...
by Cbdallas
04 Aug 2017 10:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 68
Views: 15307

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

So anyway back to Central Market...
by Cbdallas
03 Aug 2017 10:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 252
Views: 36179

Re: Oak Lawn

Come on Dallas get it together and Caven should foot the bill.

https://www.ksat.com/news/city-approves ... f-downtown
by Cbdallas
02 Aug 2017 08:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 252
Views: 36179

Re: Oak Lawn

The complete street plans would have taken care of this by closing off that righ turn as well as made the street more friendly to retail and restuarant space. Unfortunately the bar owners squashed the entire deal as they said it would get in the way of thier beer truck deliveries. I went to the plan...
by Cbdallas
02 Aug 2017 08:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences
Replies: 115
Views: 21332

Re: Arts District: Hall Arts Hotel & Residences

The stories can have varying heights. The penthouses could have 20 ft. ceilings for instance.
by Cbdallas
02 Aug 2017 08:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 68
Views: 15307

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

I am still hoping that no activity or announcement for this site is due to a larger planned development incorporating a Central Market within it. Otherwise get the store open already.
by Cbdallas
12 Jul 2017 15:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn: Parkland Knight (Knight and Fairmont) (4 ST)
Replies: 19
Views: 2861

Re: Oak Lawn: Parkland Knight (Knight and Fairmont) (4 ST)

I think Maple ave. is becoming the street that can service the growing population that lives in that area with restuarants and I do think they will use that coffee shop. Cedar Springs really can't support nice restuarants as the giant regional and tourist bar scene drives away the local residents fo...
by Cbdallas
11 Jul 2017 15:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 398
Views: 51090

Re: Victory Park 3.0

The young hip crowd paying $3000 a month for rent and another $500 for personal trainer is not a good demographic for donuts. Kale chips maybe.
by Cbdallas
05 Jul 2017 16:25
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: the Cotton Belt line
Replies: 189
Views: 20323

Re: the Cotton Belt line

Imagine how cool if that Knox-Henderson station was open. I don't get the Cotton Belt line most of those people that live in that area would take Uber to the airport and even more so in the future. DART needs to serve the urban going forward that is where it will find riders.
by Cbdallas
30 Jun 2017 11:05
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: the Cotton Belt line
Replies: 189
Views: 20323

Re: the Cotton Belt line

We may need two systems DART for regional and DUTS (Dallas uban transportion system) for the urban city. Dallas really isn't being correctly served from and urban perspective. Many of us living in the urban core still have to use our vehicles to get around our area which makes no sense. If there was...
by Cbdallas
29 Jun 2017 16:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 218
Views: 28861

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

I surely think we are going to see a washing out of this industry as the margins are stretched too thin too many options and the commercial rents are too high to make a profit. I give it another year then the closings in mass.
by Cbdallas
29 Jun 2017 11:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Energy Square
Replies: 11
Views: 2403

Re: Energy Square

That would be great to add some residential towers at this site.
by Cbdallas
16 Jun 2017 11:10
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: MATA: M-Line Trolley
Replies: 70
Views: 12913

Re: MATA: M-Line Trolley

Surely there is a way to piece together 30 Million to get this done. It just needs a cohesive organized attack.
by Cbdallas
15 Jun 2017 10:13
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: MATA: M-Line Trolley
Replies: 70
Views: 12913

Re: MATA: M-Line Trolley

Does anyone know what the status or plan is to move forward with the extension up to Knox. Is it about raising money (plan) or how does that even work with MATA. It would be great if there was something to generate some buzz with the public to get behind this and get it going.
by Cbdallas
14 Jun 2017 15:08
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Dallas North Tollway
Replies: 1
Views: 812

Dallas North Tollway

Does anyone know why they have installed the cement center medians what look line the old I 30 moveable concrete HOV pieces on the tollway going south from LBJ to Downtown. It has happened in the last month or so with new striping next to them.
by Cbdallas
14 Jun 2017 15:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 117
Views: 20345

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

Has anyone heard when Urban Farmhouse will open?
by Cbdallas
14 Jun 2017 15:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Cedars Developments
Replies: 92
Views: 18129

Re: The Cedars Developments

I lived over in the Sears lofts for a couple of years back when they opened. We were all pioneers over there with no amenities and downtown still had not begun to grow again and there was no uptown to speak of. We had to get on the highway and go to the Alberstons on Lemmon to get groceries. I will ...
by Cbdallas
14 Jun 2017 14:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: M Line Tower (240 FT / 20 ST)
Replies: 64
Views: 16279

Re: Uptown Dallas: M Line Tower (240 FT / 20 ST)

These prices are market driven so what will become is that Dallas will be full of people that can afford these units.
by Cbdallas
14 Jun 2017 14:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment
Replies: 172
Views: 20192

Re: Cityplace East: ACS/Xerox redevelopment

If only they would build out the midrise apartments and retail around the open base of Cityplace tower they had planned a few years back. East of 75 just can't seem to catch the density that is happening to the west.
by Cbdallas
14 Jun 2017 13:58
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Gentrification
Replies: 14
Views: 2858

Re: Gentrification

This would be a disaster and would halt the urban growth of Dallas in its tracks. The inner part of Dallas could continue to grow in density for decades and still not make a dent in all of this single family occupied land.
by Cbdallas
02 Jun 2017 14:35
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 97
Views: 11628

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

I thought I read somewhere that 1900 Pearl was courting them to move. Another spot would be accross the park at the Crow developement as it has restaurant space.
by Cbdallas
01 Jun 2017 12:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 333
Views: 48859

Re: Northpark Center

I still think a great hotel at Northpark would be a huge hit with all the Canada and Mexico shoppers coming here as well as other tourist. I thought at one time there was talk about a Four Seasons with a condo tower.
by Cbdallas
27 Apr 2017 15:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 360
Views: 56781

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Remember the same thing happened with the CVS at McKinney and Lemmon where they tore down the Loon and now we have a parking lot and CVS where a 35 story high rise should be. Not sure what can be done about this and the worst part is that CVS and Walgreens tend to have very long term leases or worse...
by Cbdallas
26 Apr 2017 11:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: 6th Street - Anyone know what is going there?
Replies: 6
Views: 1432

Re: 6th Street - Anyone know what is going there?

...so slow the cars down with more lights and better crosswalks same goes for Cedars Springs from Oak Lawn to Douglas.

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