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by jrd1964
15 May 2018 12:21
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity Forest Golf Course
Replies: 43
Views: 6115

Re: Trinity Forest Golf Course

Isn't there some kind of pro-am or preview thing on Wednesday every year? If they still do that, it would attract a few folks.

Since AT&T is a new sponsor this year, maybe some people in the gallery will be company vendors or friends-of-the-company.
by jrd1964
15 May 2018 03:18
Forum: Art + Sol
Topic: WFAA/8's Victory Park studio gets makeover
Replies: 0
Views: 720

WFAA/8's Victory Park studio gets makeover

Tough to tell from the videos, but the Ch.8 studio at Victory has been redone. New video wall, anchor desk, plus different openings. Besides the interior difference, another big change: the newscasts are being labeled as "WFAA News" instead of the longtime "News 8" branding. Dayb...
by jrd1964
15 May 2018 02:24
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction
Replies: 77
Views: 12281

Re: I-30 South & East Dallas reconstruction

New article about an initial TxDOT proposal. It shows the same path as now, with the freeway sunken eastward to before Munger/Barry. The article says the initial plan takes a wider path for main lanes and service roads. The Cesar Chavez bridge would be straightened/simplified, and the new exit for 1...
by jrd1964
14 May 2018 12:10
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Allen: Stacy Green
Replies: 11
Views: 1116

Allen: Stacy Green

Yet another project in the works... Stacy Rd./US 75 (SW corner) is the location for a new mixed-use development called Stacy Green. Office, retail, restaurant, hotel, and movie theater are all mentioned as part of the mix. No specific tenants listed; late next year is the projection for the first pl...
by jrd1964
14 May 2018 08:42
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity Forest Golf Course
Replies: 43
Views: 6115

Re: Trinity Forest Golf Course

The DMN gets Corby Davidson (afternoon co-host from KTCK The Ticket)'s opinion of Trinity Forest: https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2018/05/14/tickets-corby-davidson-cheering-byrons-move-southern-dallas Also, these angles from the Editorial section.... https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/...
by jrd1964
14 May 2018 03:06
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Stonebriar Centre mall
Replies: 15
Views: 1302

Re: Frisco: Stonebriar Centre mall

I didn't understand it myself. It was kind of "look at me, look at me, I have more signs than the other malls". With most malls, you see signs for the anchors and the mall itself, and that's it. I guess the addition of the Hyatt will make it stand out in a different way now.
by jrd1964
13 May 2018 01:31
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Stonebriar Centre mall
Replies: 15
Views: 1302

Re: Frisco: Stonebriar Centre mall

Man, that south-facing facade at Stonebriar looks like it's straight out of Looney Tunes. its going to age so bad :shock: .....how could they let that happen. It's probably like cars, homes, office buildings ... somebody in an ivory tower somewhere thinks it looks good then, so let's throw it toget...
by jrd1964
12 May 2018 03:50
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas Trail System
Replies: 59
Views: 13132

Re: Dallas Trail System

Oh boy, the 75-Central redo by Freedmen's Cemetery mess comes to mind (and still shakes me up)....
by jrd1964
11 May 2018 10:17
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square
Replies: 115
Views: 18589

Re: Downtown Dallas: Thanks-Giving Square

This week, 41 years ago, Thanks-giving Square opened. The DMN looks back...

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/from-th ... ublic-1977
by jrd1964
11 May 2018 04:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Fort Worth: misc. developments
Replies: 35
Views: 5826

Re: Fort Worth: misc. developments

Texas Health has announced an expansion to its Harris Methodist hospital. A 9-story building will be constructed, adding 144 beds and 15 new surgical suite areas. The project will start later this year and take 3 years to complete. The article also adds that the Fort Worth hospital is the state's fo...
by jrd1964
11 May 2018 04:22
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 161
Views: 28512

Re: DFW Airport

Update: * Wow Air service to Reykjavik starts May 24 (3 times a week service, summer only) * Icelandair service to Reykjavik starts May 31 (4 times a week, year-round) IINM, this is the first time either carrier has served DFW. https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2018/05/10/dfw-airport-iceland.h...
by jrd1964
11 May 2018 03:05
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Urban Farming
Replies: 2
Views: 463

Re: Urban Farming

A few years ago, after years of losing seasons, and not having the funds to keep it up, Paul Quinn College decided the football program needed to go. But instead of letting the field go fallow, the college made the yard lines a memory by making a produce garden out of it. The on-campus farm became o...
by jrd1964
11 May 2018 02:31
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Urban Farming
Replies: 2
Views: 463

Urban Farming

The man, and the amazing, unlikely story that led to the formation of Bonton Farms

https://www.dmagazine.com/publications/ ... n-babcock/
by jrd1964
10 May 2018 23:08
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Preservation in Dallas
Replies: 1
Views: 481

Preservation in Dallas

An old house in the Cedars, which was threatened with being torn down, is being reassembled after having been moved from a spot it has occupied since 1885. Some have dubbed it the 'Blue House', as it had been painted that color at some time in the past. Its more formal name has been the Rosenfield H...
by jrd1964
10 May 2018 20:53
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: TX 360 tollroad
Replies: 2
Views: 507

TX 360 tollroad

According to the article, the new main lanes between Camp Wisdom-Sublett and US 287 should be open by this weekend. Tolls for the main lanes will be $1.62 with a TollTag, $2.44 without (no mention of the variable tolls like with I-635, north Loop 820, or I-35W-North Frwy.). The extension is 9.7 mile...
by jrd1964
10 May 2018 04:57
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Texas Live!
Replies: 71
Views: 9021

Re: Texas Live!

Former Dallas Cowboy Troy Aikman is working on a new bar/restaurant called Troy's. It will include a patio, beer garden, and live music area, and be 10,000 square feet in size. Opening is set for late August or early September. https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2018/05/08/troy-aikman-to-open-r...
by jrd1964
10 May 2018 04:39
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Music City
Replies: 12
Views: 1019

Re: Frisco: Music City

Here's the layout of the development (from https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news ... -of-5.html )
by jrd1964
09 May 2018 20:36
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Allen: Monarch City
Replies: 6
Views: 657

Re: Allen: Monarch City

I hope this isn't another Wade Park. We need lots and lots more companies to move here if all the office-based developments are gonna get built and make it here.
by jrd1964
09 May 2018 19:17
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Stonebriar Centre mall
Replies: 15
Views: 1302

Frisco: Stonebriar Centre mall

The latest addition to Frisco's major mall will be a Hyatt Regency hotel. It will be 15 stories tall with 295 rooms and 50,000 square feet of meeting space, and connect directly to the mall between Nordstrom and Dillard's. No construction or completion timeline was given. https://www.visitfrisco.com...
by jrd1964
09 May 2018 18:54
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Allen: Monarch City
Replies: 6
Views: 657

Allen: Monarch City

A planned development on the SW (the article says southeast, incorrectly) corner of US 75/TX 121, was previously due to be 'Allentowne', a mall-based development that failed in the wake of the bankruptcy of General Growth, the developer. Previous to that, it was the site of Belz Outlet Mall, a proje...
by jrd1964
09 May 2018 15:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
Replies: 67
Views: 13161

Re: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

Videos found on the Museum's site include this fly over with still interior angles:
https://youtu.be/dh1lr2HzHaA
by jrd1964
09 May 2018 15:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
Replies: 67
Views: 13161

Re: West End: Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum

Here are some from the Museum's website:
by jrd1964
08 May 2018 13:51
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Allen: Convention Center
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Allen: Convention Center

Allen's upcoming convention center, at US 75/Bethany across from the Watters Creek development, will contain 90,000 square feet of meeting space (the article touts it as the biggest between Dallas and Oklahoma) and will be adjacent to a Delta by Marriott hotel which is being built. The complex is du...
by jrd1964
08 May 2018 12:03
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 294
Views: 45199

Re: Legacy West

Report: Developer Sam Ware to withdraw request for apartments near Legacy West https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2018/05/07/report-developer-sam-ware-to-withdraw-request-for.html More about the change of plans: https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/05/08/plano-project-developer...
by jrd1964
08 May 2018 11:55
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Music City
Replies: 12
Views: 1019

Frisco: Music City

This project is planned across the Tollway from the Star, on 7 acres, with an outdoor stage, an auditorium, and a restaurant. https://www.dallasnews.com/business/real-estate/2018/05/08/music-project-works-friscos-5-billion-mile With so many music-based or music-related venues around here, I'm not su...
by jrd1964
08 May 2018 02:56
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: LBJ East reconstruction
Replies: 8
Views: 2104

Re: LBJ East reconstruction

There may be a compromise yet, after many twists and turns. Now TxDOT says the project can move forward if there are no new tolled lanes.

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/transpo ... tates-list
by jrd1964
08 May 2018 02:54
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: LBJ East reconstruction
Replies: 8
Views: 2104

Re: LBJ East reconstruction

There may be a compromise yet, after many twists and turns. Now TxDOT says the project can move forward if there are no new tolled lanes.

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/transpo ... tates-list
by jrd1964
08 May 2018 01:49
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: More Buc-ee's!!
Replies: 8
Views: 1553

Re: More Buc-ee's!!

I've been to both the Terrell and north Fort Worth locations. The size and scale are just amazing. Tons of folk art and country-style tchotchkes. If I had a house, I probably wouldn't mind having one of their outdoor grills. I bet the north Fort Worth store does a ton of business on TMS race weekend...
by jrd1964
08 May 2018 01:28
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 197
Views: 25534

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

https://www.gopass.org/Sitefinity/WebsiteTemplates/GoPassOrgTemp/App_Themes/GoPassOrgTemp/images/s1-bg-left.png https://www.gopass.org/ I know some sort of 'tap to pay' system was being discussion on this forum not too long ago, but sounds like it will be a reality sometime this year? Most stations...
by jrd1964
08 May 2018 01:16
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Replies: 63
Views: 9048

Re: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava

I guess since the I-35E redo across the Trinity is done, and the bridges on it are the typical concrete beams/columns, any possible suspension structure added later would be decorative, or could be like I-30's and hold up new pedestrian paths. So how much needs to be raised to add suspension structu...
by jrd1964
08 May 2018 00:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple
Replies: 184
Views: 33888

Re: Deep Ellum: Epic ~ Knights of Pythias Temple

It might end up being like some apartments around here... if the complex ever sells to another firm, the buyer might decide to change the name. Like Elm Place, when first acquired for redevelopment the name was changed to The Olympic, then the current bunch from Denver changed it to The Drever. Whoe...
by jrd1964
08 May 2018 00:44
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 717
Views: 114343

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

It also appears they've backed off on the Uber/Lyft-can-only-do-pickups-on-the-service-road-ramp-side for everything. Now it seems to be just select nights/events/concerts. If so, that is more logical and a lot less complicated, especially for visitors.
by jrd1964
08 May 2018 00:37
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Legacy West
Replies: 294
Views: 45199

Re: Legacy West

Looks like Legacy Hall will attract more than foodies. An outdoor stage area, called the Box Garden, will host concerts and other events.

https://www.dmagazine.com/arts-entertai ... nightlife/
by jrd1964
07 May 2018 10:03
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Collin County Transportation
Replies: 53
Views: 9928

Re: Collin County Transportation

County commissioners want Collin Co. voters to pass a $750 million bond for transportation, of which only part would go to help US 380.

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Colli ... 00381.html?
by jrd1964
04 May 2018 23:35
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Dead Man's Curve
Replies: 4
Views: 710

Re: Dead Man's Curve

Depends on where the exits along the US 175 realignment will be placed, as to what will end up there and the resulting access. Unless you are referring more to the eventual finished parkway/boulevard that S.M. Wright will become, which will have much more access possibilities. There hasn't been a wh...
by jrd1964
04 May 2018 23:21
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Collin County Transportation
Replies: 53
Views: 9928

Re: Collin County Transportation

Tnexster wrote:I thought there was another bypass planned further north closer to the county line.


That might be the Collin County Outer Loop, which is closer to the county line.
by jrd1964
04 May 2018 23:18
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Las Colinas/North Irving Development
Replies: 717
Views: 114343

Re: Las Colinas/North Irving Development

Kelley USA wrote:Pretty cool little article on the Texican Court Hotel...

https://www.bdcnetwork.com/retro-inspir ... i-westerns


....except, not once is the name of the hotel mentioned. Strange.
by jrd1964
04 May 2018 14:00
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Flower Mound: Lakeside Tower (15 floors/48 units)
Replies: 6
Views: 1881

Re: Flower Mound: Lakeside Tower (15 floors/48 units)

By way of the Dream Hotel-Uptown thread, and the link there to Dream Hotels (http://www.dreamhotelgroup.com/hotels-en.html), another brand under the Dream umbrella, called Unscripted (apparently Dream's lifestyle brand), lists an upcoming property next year but was not specific. But after a Google o...
by jrd1964
03 May 2018 13:47
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Replies: 63
Views: 9048

Re: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava

The namesake of the bridge, Margaret McDermott, has passed away. She was 106. https://www.dallasnews.com/obituaries/obituaries/2018/05/03/margaret-mcdermott-philanthropic-giant-whose-work-beautified-dallas-dies-106 https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/editorials/2018/05/03/margaret-mcdermotts-giving-s...
by jrd1964
03 May 2018 13:33
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity Forest Golf Course
Replies: 43
Views: 6115

Re: Trinity Forest Golf Course

Slideshow of various facilities around the course. Some are only temporary for use during this year's Byron Nelson. https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2018/05/03/trinity-forest-golf-club-at-t-byron-nelson.html A related article, but it's paywalled: https://www.bizjournals.com/dallas/news/2018/0...
by jrd1964
03 May 2018 06:08
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: Wade Park
Replies: 74
Views: 11120

Re: Frisco: Wade Park

Time to kick the can for another month......

https://www.dallasnews.com/business/rea ... ight-month
by jrd1964
02 May 2018 00:02
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Frisco: misc. developments
Replies: 10
Views: 998

Frisco: misc. developments

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/UNT-F ... 43851.html?

UNT wants to locate a new campus at Preston/Panther Creek on 150 acres the city has acquired and set aside. It could take as long as early 2022 before construction gets going.
by jrd1964
01 May 2018 23:16
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Collin County Transportation
Replies: 53
Views: 9928

Re: Collin County Transportation

http://www.keepitmovingdallas.com/projects/us-highways/us-380-feasibility-studies https://www.dallasnews.com/news/collin-county/2018/04/30/impact-homes-business-possible-us-380-relief-routes-unclear-collin-county-keeps-growing-txdot-says https://www.dallasnews.com/news/collin-county/2018/04/26/txdot...
by jrd1964
01 May 2018 22:35
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Fort Worth: West 7th area
Replies: 5
Views: 738

Fort Worth: West 7th area

https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Traffic-Changes-For-West-7th-Fort-Worth-481223001.html? Aimed squarely at the bar scene west of downtown, traffic flow changes are about to come--several two-way streets will convert to one-way streets. Included in the changes are: Foch, Norwood, Bledsoe, and Morton...
by jrd1964
01 May 2018 22:21
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Lake Cities - Southlake & Westlake
Replies: 3
Views: 1215

Re: Lake Cities - Southlake & Westlake

http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/northeast-tarrant/article209873299.html In the next few days, work will start on a new Westin hotel in Southlake. It will be just east of Carroll on TX 114, between Carroll and Gateway Church. The hotel will have 253 rooms and 25,000 square feet of c...
by jrd1964
01 May 2018 09:32
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Dead Man's Curve
Replies: 4
Views: 710

Re: Dead Man's Curve

The last time I drove through there, they'd taken out the TX 310 overpass and were preparing embankments so that US 175 would be able to go over S.M. Wright and connect to the new section over to I-45. It's too bad that the new terminus will just have west-to-north and south-to-east movements, leavi...
by jrd1964
01 May 2018 09:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 400 Record Street
Replies: 35
Views: 8003

Re: Downtown Dallas: 400 Record Street

Speaking of ugly signs and considering they must obtain a certificate of appropriateness from City Plan Commission, how was this sign for 1700 Pacific ever approved? Does that phone number even work anymore? IMG_6155.jpg Even though it's off topic, half the businesses mentioned on that sign aren't ...
by jrd1964
29 Apr 2018 12:03
Forum: Suburban + Exurban Development
Topic: Denton: Rayzor Ranch
Replies: 2
Views: 853

Re: Denton: Rayzor Ranch

The Alamo Drafthouse theater coming to Denton is still projected for a June opening.

https://www.guidelive.com/movies/2018/0 ... 1476449082

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