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by Cbdallas
04 May 2018 11:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 98
Views: 26395

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

OK I got to visit casually with a person on the inside and they said that the plan is they will raze the existing structure and put a mixed use with Residential and office towers with retail at bottom with underground parking. A Central Market will be part of that retail at the bottom of the develop...
by Cbdallas
03 May 2018 16:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 374
Views: 81824

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

I guess all we have to hold on to hope at the moment is that they are playing with lighting the building. I really hope this keeps going it is so important to bring this part of downtown all together.
by Cbdallas
03 May 2018 11:19
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: the Cotton Belt line
Replies: 206
Views: 39467

Re: the Cotton Belt line

Start this with a dedicated bus system and see where the ridership is in 2040. If it is there then build the fixed line with more stations. Otherwise this is a waste of money and focus for the region.
by Cbdallas
03 May 2018 11:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 417
Views: 90475

Re: Northpark Center

Still nothing about a hotel and or condo tower coming. I would think that with the mass consolidation of retail that they would want to take this up another notch and make this the go to multi state regional shopping destination. It seems like such an easy button to do and they originally discussed ...
by Cbdallas
02 May 2018 10:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 239
Views: 46132

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

Why is High end sad???
by Cbdallas
25 Apr 2018 12:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 132
Views: 30085

Re: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)

Many of these apartment towers will make great Condo conversion projects as the market changes away from post college drinking to adult living.
by Cbdallas
24 Apr 2018 11:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 223
Views: 51710

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Knox is going all in on high end because that is the only level of retail that is growing in actual storefronts. The market for middle level retail is shrinking by the day and with the Knox area it is a perfect junction of money and location.
by Cbdallas
20 Apr 2018 11:01
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: the Cotton Belt line
Replies: 206
Views: 39467

Re: the Cotton Belt line

This line is being built to service that area in 2058. It is a toy train for the burbs that hardly anyone will ride. Meahwhile in the densest most urban part of Metro the entire system is clogged through a single line. I really don't see this being good for the overall system.
by Cbdallas
12 Apr 2018 11:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 67
Views: 11561

Re: Lower Greenville Development

That is what this board is all about sharing information so we can learn and understand how it all works and how to improve. Thanks for providing that insight I was not aware of all of those conditions at lower Greenville site or the Cityplace Target center. Based on what you have said again sadly m...
by Cbdallas
12 Apr 2018 11:01
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No. 10 Harwood (22 ST)
Replies: 98
Views: 27170

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

The greenery shown in most of these drawings would never live past July in Dallas we need to get real about that.
by Cbdallas
12 Apr 2018 10:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 477
Views: 91803

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Was down there again yesterday about 6pm there was almost no one anywhere all existing restuarants were empty not even people having a drink at the bar. I just have to wonder where are the people that already live down there and what are they doing? I sure hope all of this works but I have to wonder...
by Cbdallas
11 Apr 2018 16:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lower Greenville Development
Replies: 67
Views: 11561

Re: Lower Greenville Development

I think a good option would be a new urban target at this location. Close the cityplace one tear down that entire strip center and densify mixed use that entire block and do another urban target somewhere in uptown... downtown... oaklawn.
by Cbdallas
05 Apr 2018 14:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Butler Brothers Building
Replies: 100
Views: 25018

Re: Downtown Dallas: Butler Brothers Building

What kind of super half off half off special deal did they get for that yellow paint. Ugh.
by Cbdallas
05 Apr 2018 11:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: Bleu Ciel (390 FT / 33 ST)
Replies: 145
Views: 41391

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

At least Museum tower is beautiful. This building for me is a huge let down. The very top of that thing looks horrific. Still glad it got built but could and should have looked much better.
by Cbdallas
05 Apr 2018 11:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn
Replies: 14
Views: 2325

Re: Oaklawn: 2929 Oak Lawn

I would love to see Oak Lawn and Lemmon Ave. be lined with these type of developments and would not mind some of them to be real towers. The entire Oak Lawn area can and should be much denser than it currently is so it can merge into the taller urban part growing our way. this is a sweet little gem ...
by Cbdallas
03 Apr 2018 11:05
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 244
Views: 39449

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Unless this is a problem with packed trains then Express is just another way to expand the suburbs. Someday I could see using express when Dallas urban density is such that local stop trains in the core are too full but we are light years away from full trains. I could see adding express at the same...
by Cbdallas
03 Apr 2018 10:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1030
Views: 182796

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Just for branding purposes alone I think they should locate 2nd Headquarter actually in the middle of the Amazon.
by Cbdallas
27 Mar 2018 16:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 145
Views: 30366

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

I see that from my office window every day. I would rather see this all as open land fenced off.
by Cbdallas
27 Mar 2018 14:59
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 244
Views: 39449

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

When all of the trains are full all day then that is when we start thinking about express trains. Until then lets focus on dense train station development and ridership first and one mile radius station pathway improvements.
by Cbdallas
27 Mar 2018 14:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 145
Views: 30366

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

As much as I would love to see this project get going ( I work across the street) I think maybe a delay is ok if we continue to see the absorption downtown and around it of more apartments and offices so it can max out and define itself as the urban center of Dallas. If this one takes another 5 year...
by Cbdallas
23 Mar 2018 15:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Inwood & Forest development
Replies: 3
Views: 1249

Inwood & Forest development

Does anyone know what is goig to be built on this massive redo, all of the old townhome apartments on the North west corner from Forest up to Willow have been torn down. I have also heard of retail and apartment developement going in across the street where the old antique mall sits. Since this is s...
by Cbdallas
15 Mar 2018 12:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 477
Views: 91803

Re: Victory Park 3.0

I walked off the Katy trail last evening around 6pm into Victory Park and I have to say it had been a while since I had been there at that time during the week with no event at AAC. I had hoped with all of the new apartments leasing up and opening that I would have seen more people walking around ea...
by Cbdallas
06 Mar 2018 14:12
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 211
Views: 45761

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

I would love to see more of this highrise developement around the urban downtown loop jumping over the highways. Hopefully places like the Cedars and the other side of the Trinity will see more of this in the near future.
by Cbdallas
15 Feb 2018 11:38
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART: Expansion
Replies: 109
Views: 23345

Re: DART: Expansion

I love the idea of DART expansion to include crossover 635 and Galleria area (where I work) but did D2 ever get finalized maybe I missed that seems like the cart before the horse.
by Cbdallas
06 Feb 2018 14:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 260
Views: 56987

Re: Oak Lawn

I too noticed the removal of the top of the clock but I thought I remember seeing renderings of the redo of the clocktower with LED boards in place of the clocks. I am hoping they do that as it would add some life to overall building.
by Cbdallas
02 Feb 2018 11:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 260
Views: 56987

Re: Oak Lawn

I would be fine with improved crosswalks all the way from Cedar Springs/Turtle Creek to Douglas/Cedar Springs. Imagine if all the major Crosswalks along that corridor were improved with visible and permanent pedestrian oriented crossings. No need to change the street just improve the crosswalks. I w...
by Cbdallas
02 Feb 2018 11:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon
Replies: 98
Views: 26395

Re: Uptown Dallas: Central Market at McKinney and Lemmon

So there is a notice in the Dallas Observer that Central Market is opening at Bishop Arts. Does anyone know anything about the McKinney & Lemmon property. Nothing is happening that I can see or hear. I am fine waiting if it is going to part of a taller denser development but some news would be g...
by Cbdallas
01 Feb 2018 15:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 260
Views: 56987

Re: Oak Lawn

I also heard that Pints and Quarts is open at the Centrum. Oak Lawn and Cedar Springs intersection is begging for a real pedestrain crosswalk to connect that area up for better foot traffic.
by Cbdallas
01 Feb 2018 14:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Northpark Center
Replies: 417
Views: 90475

Re: Northpark Center

So I guess that the chatter on a hotel and living onsite at Northpark is dead as nothing has been heard on that matter for over 2 years.
by Cbdallas
30 Jan 2018 14:04
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 329
Views: 65122

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

I am counting the blessing that at least the train stops at edge of our downtown and will be able to connect with DART at the center of our city. Houston was not so lucky.
by Cbdallas
23 Jan 2018 16:19
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: New Oak Cliff Streetcar
Replies: 81
Views: 16963

Re: New Oak Cliff Streetcar

Phase by phase getting one step closer to being able to ride streetcar from Knox through uptown and downtown to Bishop Arts. How exciting.
by Cbdallas
22 Jan 2018 14:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 132
Views: 30085

Re: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)

I agree Fogo De Chao looks dead most of the time. I am not sure how you transition McKinney away from the bar/pub scene. I think you would have to have more density and diversity(owners not renters) to make regular restaurants be more viable. Better be careful if you take away nightime scene that th...
by Cbdallas
22 Jan 2018 13:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 260
Views: 56987

Re: Oak Lawn

They have their newest location at Royal and Preston. There is another on Lovers between the tollway and inwood. I think someday we will see a downtown location but we still would need more density before that will happen. They have a higher price point so the demographics pretty much tells them whe...
by Cbdallas
19 Jan 2018 14:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1030
Views: 182796

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Portland has a metro population of 2,424,955 Austin has a metro population of 2,056,405 Portland has a great city center and metro transit system combined of streetcars and light rail that connects to thier airport. You truly can live in the urban center without a car. Austin has one commuter rail l...
by Cbdallas
18 Jan 2018 14:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 260
Views: 56987

Re: Oak Lawn

Is just the Round Up for sale or the strip center along entire block that fronts Cedar Springs. Would love to see an 8 story midrise take up that entire block with storefront on the bottom floor.
by Cbdallas
18 Jan 2018 11:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1030
Views: 182796

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I am glad to see us on the list but I would have rather seen a top 5 list. This still feels like the ball has moved very little.
by Cbdallas
18 Jan 2018 11:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 382
Views: 94386

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

I took some friends visiting from Oklahoma City during the holidays on the streetcar (they were staying downtown) and we arrived in all of that construction. They were blown away with all of it Downtown, the streetcar and Bishop Arts. I am excited to see this spread out from this core into that enti...
by Cbdallas
18 Jan 2018 11:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: Armstrong &Cole
Replies: 26
Views: 6116

Re: Knox: Armstrong &Cole

I would love to see any data showing that happening in DISD. I just don't see it happening I just see people making between 50,000 and 150,000 moving to the burbs. If you make more than 150,000 then you can afford private.
by Cbdallas
18 Jan 2018 11:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox: Armstrong &Cole
Replies: 26
Views: 6116

Re: Knox: Armstrong &Cole

They leave not because of housing they leave because they can't afford private schooling on top of housing so they move to where they have public schools that they consider worth the sacrifice of moving to the burbs. It has been this way for decades.
by Cbdallas
17 Jan 2018 14:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 477
Views: 91803

Re: Victory Park 3.0

by Cbdallas
16 Jan 2018 10:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 260
Views: 56987

Re: Oak Lawn

I don't think parking closed down those clothing stores. I have noticed most of the retail that is closing are clothes related. I think the young kiddos are real comfortable ordering on line from sites and apps. This segment of retail will mostly shrink and vanish over time except for the high end s...
by Cbdallas
11 Jan 2018 14:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 278
Views: 60438

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

I propose Ice House Condo tower on the old Company Cafe lot.
by Cbdallas
08 Jan 2018 15:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0
Replies: 135
Views: 33573

Re: DTD: Farmer's Market 1.0

Has there been any progress on this space?
https://www.urbanfarmhouse.com/
by Cbdallas
05 Jan 2018 16:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 260
Views: 56987

Re: Oak Lawn

The Melrose has a planned development for that lot if the old owner of empty and ragged and probably out of code compliance cafe brazil space would sell. As far as I know Caven has nothing planned for their lot.
by Cbdallas
05 Jan 2018 09:13
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 260
Views: 56987

Re: Oak Lawn

Change will come when the owners pocketbook takes a hit and I think that is already happening at certain places. The entire section from Oak Lawn to the Tollway should be midrise density with retail front at street level. As more residents continue to move in and consume parking that don't go to the...
by Cbdallas
04 Jan 2018 15:00
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 305
Views: 62283

Re: Legacy West

I was at the food Hall over the holidays on a Saturday. Took friends and it was very busy but also very easy to manuever. The one thing we noticed is that while the food hall was packed all of the other restuarants outside on the strip were almost empty. Not sure how all of this will play out but I ...
by Cbdallas
04 Jan 2018 14:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 182
Views: 45852

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~460 FT / 42 ST)

From what I have heard inside the apartment leasing business is that there is a small blip of too much high end product opening all at the same time in the same are of urban Dallas. They are all trying to grab anyone they can to fill up their buildings and lock in leases. I agree if the influx of pe...
by Cbdallas
03 Jan 2018 13:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 260
Views: 56987

Re: Oak Lawn

I will second that.
by Cbdallas
22 Dec 2017 11:37
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 137
Views: 29120

Re: AT&T Discovery District

I like the energy this brings to that side of downtown.

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