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by willyk
13 Nov 2016 05:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas Retail
Replies: 101
Views: 13375

Re: Downtown Dallas Retail

Crafty Irishman Public House on Main / Merc Retail Spaces . This one opened fairly recently. Not sure we ever picked it up. Getting pretty good reviews. The Merc retail has been dormant for way too long. Once the cluster of hotels at the Statler opens, Main should be a very viable street for restau...
by willyk
11 Nov 2016 21:11
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: MATA: M-Line Trolley
Replies: 70
Views: 14165

Re: MATA: M-Line Trolley

Dallas' Uptown neighborhood takes step towards two-way traffic along McKinney, Cole avenues It also paves the way for a possible expansion of the McKinney Avenue Transit Authority's trolley system in the future by giving the streetcars curbside access, which is a requirement of transit organization...
by willyk
11 Nov 2016 18:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West Dallas: Trinity Groves
Replies: 66
Views: 11855

Re: Trinity Groves

Captured in a song...https://youtu.be/-KufFjcWOUQ
by willyk
11 Nov 2016 04:42
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Arts District: Master Plan
Replies: 25
Views: 3486

Re: Arts District: Master Plan

Looking at the renderings from the NBBJ plan in the DMN article, notably absent is KWP's proposed flyover bridge on Pearl St.

The bridge is contrary to this proposal, which would make the Arts District flow into KWP and north and south on Pearl, and I hope the omission means the bridge won't happen.
by willyk
11 Nov 2016 04:33
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Arts District: Master Plan
Replies: 25
Views: 3486

Re: Arts District: Master Plan

Here is the link to Spire, which has shown no life whatsoever this cycle.

http://www.thespiredallas.com/
by willyk
11 Nov 2016 04:26
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Arts District: Master Plan
Replies: 25
Views: 3486

Re: Arts District: Master Plan

Copying these posts from the Flora and Olive thread so we can get a general discussion going about the Arts District. 10 Nov 2016 04:26 tamtagon wrote: So, this the last developable Flora Address in the Arts District, right? The city performance hall has a pending whenever plan that could change, bu...
by willyk
11 Nov 2016 04:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 175
Views: 31111

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower

I was wondering about the same thing, especially since the Arts District says they want more residential there. So where would it go? Unless google maps of the area is way off, there are tons of surface parking lots to the southeast and southwest that can still be developed. They have plenty of spa...
by willyk
11 Nov 2016 04:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: Cinépolis /The 23 (~273 FT / 23 ST)
Replies: 107
Views: 28040

Re: Victory Park: Cinépolis /The 23 (23 ST)

9 floors poured for the residential building. Expect to see the second floor taking shape on the theatre/parking building soon.
by willyk
10 Nov 2016 20:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 427
Views: 64407

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

by willyk
10 Nov 2016 04:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower (~441 FT / ~39 ST)
Replies: 175
Views: 31111

Re: Arts District: Flora & Olive Tower

So, this the last developable Flora Address in the Arts District, right? The city performance hall has a pending whenever plan that could change, but with Hall Condos seemingly on tap, this will be the last of it. I wouldn't be at all disappointed to see the Belo addition replaced with a welcoming ...
by willyk
10 Nov 2016 04:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Kroger
Replies: 9
Views: 2407

Re: East Dallas: Kroger

Will the Kroger front 75? I can't tell if their parcel gets all of the way there.
by willyk
10 Nov 2016 04:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No. 10 Harwood (22 ST)
Replies: 95
Views: 18825

Re: Harwood: No. 10 Harwood - 22 Floors

Why don't they create a TIF or PID and rebuild Harwood St. from Blue Ciel to St. Anne's?
by willyk
10 Nov 2016 04:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Comprehensive Dallas Development Map / List
Replies: 36
Views: 10672

Re: Comprehensive Dallas Development Map / List

Awesome x Awesome!
by willyk
09 Nov 2016 22:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Harwood Int'l District: No. 10 Harwood (22 ST)
Replies: 95
Views: 18825

Re: Harwood: No. 10 Harwood - 22 Floors

Arcade looks fab! How do people in the neighboring buildings get to it?
by willyk
04 Nov 2016 21:28
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas Trail System
Replies: 59
Views: 12412

Re: Dallas Trail System

The Connector is 9% of the trail and nearly 50% of the cost.
1 of 11 miles.
$21M of $43M.
The perfect is the enemy of the good.
by willyk
31 Oct 2016 22:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Katy (310 FT / 30 ST)
Replies: 58
Views: 14345

Re: Katy Station

Tnexster wrote:Drove past this over the weekend a couple times, really up there now but looks like they are still adding floors. Does anybody know what floor they are on?


I would say mid 20s. Announced height is 30. Should be getting close.
by willyk
31 Oct 2016 22:51
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 169
Views: 20347

Re: Trinity River Park

I wonder if they mean Simmons will fund 155 of the 285 acres if the the Trinity Trust can raise the funds for the remaining 130?
by willyk
31 Oct 2016 02:54
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail
Replies: 302
Views: 41455

Re: DALLAS to HOUSTON High Speed Rail

14 Beautiful Train Stations From Around the World

http://m.mentalfloss.com/article.php?id=54737
by willyk
29 Oct 2016 07:07
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Trammell Crow Apartments
Replies: 4
Views: 1526

Re: East Dallas: Trammell Crow Apartments

Ross is gaining momentum as the next McKinney Ave. Just like McKinney connected downtown to Knox-Henderson and stimulated Uptown and the West Village, Ross is connecting Downtown to Lower Greenville. The Lower Greenville end is getting stronger as the Henderson and Fitzugh investments reach to Ross....
by willyk
28 Oct 2016 03:59
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 294
Views: 41909

Re: Legacy West

An amazing build out, but let's compare to Uptown/Downtown. We are looking at roughly 1000 apartments with the nearest grocery store 3.5 miles away. It's a large office park with some restaurant skewed shopping. With all of the land in the hands of a few developers, every project will be tightly con...
by willyk
27 Oct 2016 22:38
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The West End
Replies: 24
Views: 5279

Re: The West End

It doesn't have to be dead. (Under the El in CHI.)

Image
by willyk
27 Oct 2016 22:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
Replies: 61
Views: 11015

West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

So far, it has raised more than $43 million of the expected $61 million budget. Construction will begin when the goal is reached, with officials expecting the project to take around two years. http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/city-life/10-27-16-holocaust-museum-new-location-name-west-end/
by willyk
27 Oct 2016 22:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Tower Petroleum - The Saint Elm Hotel (1907 Elm) & Corrigan Tower (1900 Pacific)
Replies: 148
Views: 25742

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

I think Corrigan needs some help. Is the gray the original color or was it painted-- can they power wash it back to something better? Can they do anything else to liven up the extrerior or is it to stay as is? This image has a more appealing color scheme, with some contrast on the core of the design...
by willyk
27 Oct 2016 04:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney & Olive Tower (335 FT | 21 ST)
Replies: 56
Views: 12843

Re: Uptown Dallas: McKinney & Olive Tower | 335 FT / 21 ST

I'm a little surprised the rest of the retail space hasn't been snatched up. An interesting observation. I do not know if they are having a problem or not, but if Del Frisco's indicates the caliber of the tenant they want, then they are aiming very high. So the resistance of luxe tenants might be t...
by willyk
26 Oct 2016 20:41
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 203
Views: 30642

Re: Corporate Relocation/Expansions

North Texas became the nexus for these firms and their more than 30,000 workers because of the potential for hiring and creating new business environments here, top officers with all three companies told an international real estate group meeting in Dallas. Honestly, I don't understand what they me...
by willyk
26 Oct 2016 04:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End: Factory SIX03
Replies: 42
Views: 8785

West End: Factory SIX03

A little bit of new detail... https://www.bisnow.com/dallas-ft-worth/news/construction-development/a-tale-of-uptown-and-downtown-as-told-by-dprs-new-and-redevelopment-66441#ath I wonder what kind of retail they will attract--anything but restaurants? I bet places like Shinola would do well.
by willyk
25 Oct 2016 20:14
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 203
Views: 30642

Re: Corporate Relocation/Expansions

Goldman competes for employees with the financial services operations going in at Legacy and CityLine. They had to move some place appealing or they would lose their employees. $20NNN plus much better attractions than the burbs makes this a very shrewd move.
by willyk
25 Oct 2016 20:03
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The West End
Replies: 24
Views: 5279

Re: The West End

The old Dallas Alley takes you to arches under the freeway to a plaza to Hooter's. It's not a bad walk. The fact that the Market was derelict is what made it off-putting.

When the Factory is done and the Victory retail comes on line, there will be plenty of people traversing the Vast Underwoodall.
by willyk
24 Oct 2016 22:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Tower Petroleum - The Saint Elm Hotel (1907 Elm) & Corrigan Tower (1900 Pacific)
Replies: 148
Views: 25742

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

Lots of quality investment happening near Main Street Garden now-- 4 new hotels, 3 new residential developments, the law school, the Morning News. This should be a great location for Fireside Pies. I even saw a new incarnation of the Rio Room on Commerce. We should see more good restaurants soon.
by willyk
24 Oct 2016 20:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Statler Hotel & Residences + Future DMN Offices (Old Statler Hilton + Old Library)
Replies: 283
Views: 56623

Re: Downtown: The Statler

$$$$$$$$$ for some TOD. Any relation to the Dallas News advocating for HSR is purely coincidental.
by willyk
23 Oct 2016 05:02
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Butler Brothers Building
Replies: 100
Views: 18246

Downtown Dallas: Butler Brothers Building

I never thought I would say this but I am getting used to the color. It's a throwback to days of appliances in harvest gold and avocado, and gives the whole building a retro feeling that fits it into the Statler era. http://retrorenovation.com/2012/02/15/retro-kitchen-colors-like-harvest-gold-avocad...
by willyk
23 Oct 2016 04:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 408
Views: 56561

Victory Park 3.0

The completion of the garage conversion was coming along nicely, but they stopped short of glassing in the new retail. Instead they have erected plywood fronts and painted them white. This defeats the purpose of the exercise of making Victory Lane walk-worthy. Why did they do this? And what do they ...
by willyk
23 Oct 2016 04:31
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Virgin Hotel
Replies: 100
Views: 19995

Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

Really need that Turtle Creek ditch turned into something nice, in the same vein as the San Antonio River Walk. Yes...and to continue the renovation of Riverfront Boulevard into a Complete Street northward all the way to the Market Center. And to connect the Katy Trail to the Trinity Strand. I don'...
by willyk
23 Oct 2016 04:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Dallas Mavs Practice Facility
Replies: 13
Views: 3615

Re: Design District: Dallas Mavs Practice Facility

$$$ It doesn't do for Cuban what AT&T Stadium does for Jones--add $1 Billion to the sale value of the team. $$$
by willyk
22 Oct 2016 22:30
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Love Field People Mover
Replies: 24
Views: 3586

Re: Dallas Love Field People Mover

I wonder how they would route the cars from the north side to the front of the terminal? How would they avoid runways and taxiways?
by willyk
19 Oct 2016 22:52
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Progress
Replies: 88
Views: 14043

Downtown Progress

by willyk
19 Oct 2016 20:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: Virgin Hotel
Replies: 100
Views: 19995

Re: Design District: Virgin Hotel

The old guy hanging out with a beauty queen and making a big show of opening a new hotel was:
a) Conrad Hilton
b) Donald Trump
c) Richard Branson
d) All of the above

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