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by DPatel304
07 Jan 2019 12:03
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 477
Views: 91512

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Good lord I wish them luck but that space is such a total destination with no access other than walk ups from the Katy Trail. I hope they got an incredible lease based only on sales. I was wondering how easy this venue would be to access, and it sounds like you answered my question. What an awful s...
by DPatel304
06 Jan 2019 23:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 477
Views: 91512

Re: Victory Park 3.0

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I'm not sure if this would be considered Victory Park, but I saw this sign on the Katy Trail right outside the Alexan apartments. Looks like we will be getting a placed called "Local: Tap a Table" over here.
by DPatel304
04 Jan 2019 15:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 477
Views: 91512

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Dibs on Victory Dibs on Victory's food can be explained through its chicken wings: They come served dipped in Buffalo sauce, mopped in barbecue sauce, rubbed with Doritos Cool Ranch, or flavored with edible 24-karat gold. You've got traditional, Texified, wacky and sophisticated. That might describ...
by DPatel304
03 Jan 2019 16:42
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park
Replies: 86
Views: 15933

Re: Downtown: Klyde Warren Park

I wish they would just come out and be honest about this project, and stop trying to pretend it will be an 'expansion' of the park. This is a separate facility all together that just happens to be right next to the park. I'm not exactly for this 'expansion', but I understand that there is opportunit...
by DPatel304
03 Jan 2019 16:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side
Replies: 223
Views: 51657

Re: Knox / Henderson - Knox Street Side

Wow, what a disappointment. The Knox area has been killing it lately, and this piece of land is so close to heart of the area, so I'm really surprised they didn't go for something more dense and urban. I was really hoping the neighborhood could slowly expand southward, but this plot of land is defin...
by DPatel304
02 Jan 2019 12:01
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Hunt Realty, AT&T partner on lighting up Reunion Tower for New Year's Eve
Replies: 5
Views: 1485

Re: Hunt Realty, AT&T partner on lighting up Reunion Tower for New Year's Eve

As for the ole Big D NYE in VP. I truly do miss that... Sure the fireworks were far fewer/smaller, but the people are what made it great (even if the programming could use some enhancement). That is what you see at all famous NYE celebrations... The fireworks are just an added bonus. It's kinda the...
by DPatel304
01 Jan 2019 23:38
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Hunt Realty, AT&T partner on lighting up Reunion Tower for New Year's Eve
Replies: 5
Views: 1485

Re: Hunt Realty, AT&T partner on lighting up Reunion Tower for New Year's Eve

Did anyone check out the fireworks this year? I went to Trinity Groves for dinner (Steam Theory Brewing Company), but I was out of the area by about 9pm, so I didn't get to catch the fireworks. I had been to the Big D event at Victory Park a couple of times, so I'm wondering how this new fireworks s...
by DPatel304
21 Dec 2018 11:10
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: TC Oak Grove Tower (13 ST)
Replies: 8
Views: 975

Re: Uptown Dallas: TC Oak Grove Tower (13 ST)

Great news!

I really am ready for more condos to hit the market though.
by DPatel304
20 Dec 2018 16:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 363
Views: 82041

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

So, are we still hopeful that we will eventually get the hotel and residential? If so, then I'm okay with the outcome. Aside from the fact that we were deceived, I don't mind large projects being done in phases like this. I suppose they can't really justify either the hotel or residential, at this p...
by DPatel304
20 Dec 2018 13:34
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The Grocery Store Thread 2.0
Replies: 42
Views: 7996

Re: The Grocery Store Thread 2.0

Also, I am wondering if when they say “Dallas”, that actually means Dallas, or are they referring to the metro area? I could see this going to Legacy or some new development in Frisco. Yeah, I was wondering that too. If they are opening in Spring 2019, then I wouldn't be surprised to see them openi...
by DPatel304
20 Dec 2018 13:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 278
Views: 60335

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Whoops, I guess I misread the article, and am also clearly not as familiar with the LA food scene as I thought.
by DPatel304
20 Dec 2018 00:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 278
Views: 60335

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Vintage Tex-Mex restaurant brings Beverly Hills elan to Uptown Dallas His target opening date is February 19, and there's one more key point: The price point will be low. http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/restaurants-bars/12-19-18-las-palmas-mexican-heidari-social-house-uptown It's odd that an out ...
by DPatel304
19 Dec 2018 22:59
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The Grocery Store Thread 2.0
Replies: 42
Views: 7996

Re: The Grocery Store Thread 2.0

Wow that is really soon. Nice find, by the way! So if they are planning to open soon, we can assume they are taking over an existing space, and not anchoring some sort of new development. I'm pretty sure it was rumored, a while ago, that they might possibly come to one of the proposed developments n...
by DPatel304
19 Dec 2018 17:47
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 479
Views: 118602

Re: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)

Yes, agreed, thank you Maconahey! This is great for those of us who never actually venture outside, and only admire Dallas from our computer screens :lol:
by DPatel304
19 Dec 2018 15:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 484
Views: 99603

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

The area around Backyard and Bottled Blonde seems likely, but, honestly, it also feels like it won't take long for that area to develop into a cluster of mid/high-rises. I really do hope they don't go to Deep Ellum though, mainly because both of them together have the influence to kick start a brand...
by DPatel304
19 Dec 2018 13:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 484
Views: 99603

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Beauty Bar Will Bring Its Insanely Popular Nightlife Haunt to Deep Ellum Beloved Knox-Henderson nightlife spot Beauty Bar will soon have a second outpost. According to an alcohol permit application filed with TABC, owner Brooke Humphries will expand Beauty Bar to the insanely bustling Deep Ellum di...
by DPatel304
17 Dec 2018 23:00
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 270
Views: 51050

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Law firm says it's 'here for the long-run' as it expands Dallas office The law firm is expanding to more than 43,000 square feet in Chase Tower, a 55-story skyscraper in downtown. The expansion includes adding another floor of space, which will encompass offices and client rooms. https://www.bizjou...
by DPatel304
16 Dec 2018 22:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: San Martín (former The MAC location)
Replies: 43
Views: 13067

Re: Uptown Dallas: San Martín (former The MAC location)

You're welcome! I'm still a bit disappointed/confused with the location of this building. One of the staff members at the restaurant had told us that getting this place open was a four year long process (which sounds about right), so, I suppose four years ago McKinney Ave seemed like a no-brainer. I...
by DPatel304
16 Dec 2018 14:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: San Martín (former The MAC location)
Replies: 43
Views: 13067

Re: Uptown Dallas: San Martín (former The MAC location)

https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/48333181_10101073267791487_940311256131174400_o.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_ht=scontent-dfw5-2.xx&oh=602ad1b5f12f8f0f3b66a43ea6a7e8bb&oe=5CA2B391 https://scontent-dfw5-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/48414671_10101073267846377_8915705872831741952_o.jpg?_nc_...
by DPatel304
15 Dec 2018 14:59
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 197
Views: 33096

Re: Trinity River Park

Thank you so much for doing taking those pictures!

I'm really liking this plan, but, as with anything involving the Trinity, still highly skeptical.
by DPatel304
14 Dec 2018 14:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1030
Views: 181794

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Wow, those renderings are insane. Definitely pie in the sky, although, given enough time, it certainly wouldn't be out of the question to see Dallas look like that (perhaps 15-20 years down the line). The only part of the renderings that I am having a hard time with is the dense, cluster of office t...
by DPatel304
14 Dec 2018 13:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project
Replies: 363
Views: 82041

Re: Downtown Dallas: 2000 Ross Project

Tnexster wrote:Maybe we can have a forum pizza party when they open. This will be just a couple blocks from work, can't wait for all the new options along Ross.


Yes, that's a good idea. Would be nice to meet people from the forum, and it would be a good way to support local business in urban Dallas too.
by DPatel304
14 Dec 2018 10:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)
Replies: 198
Views: 53485

Re: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)

Uptown is a part of downtown, KWPark wasn't needed to update the definition, but is equally convenient to bridge acceptance of a growing downtown area. I think I've seen articles reference places like Uptown and Victory Park as being part of the "Greater Downtown" area, which is the termi...
by DPatel304
13 Dec 2018 22:26
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 44
Views: 5798

Re: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)

Apple plans to build a $1 billion campus in Austin that could bring up to 15,000 new jobs, solidifying Texas as the tech giant's main employment hub outside of California. Wow, I had no idea this would be such a huge campus. The article notes that Apple already has 6,000 employees in Austin, so I'm...
by DPatel304
13 Dec 2018 21:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1030
Views: 181794

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

As of right now, Seattle has one North-South LRT line, from Sea-tac to UW. They're developing a new line to the east and extensions to the north & south. There's also a commuter line running N-S, but it's heavily weighted toward commuters going into downtown. Thanks to the Seattle Process, the ...
by DPatel304
13 Dec 2018 19:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1030
Views: 181794

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Keep in mind that Seattle is relatively new to the rail-based transit game - They've only had light rail/streetcars for a decade or so, and Amazon's Seattle campus is only connected to the streetcar. Seattle is still a bus-first transit city, so I'd have a hard time taking them seriously if they sa...
by DPatel304
13 Dec 2018 17:00
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1030
Views: 181794

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

I never understood proposals such as this one, or ones along the Cotton Belt line. For a company that emphasized how important public transit is, I couldn't see them seriously considering a location out in the suburbs with one proposed station. Even if it wasn't a proposed station and it did exist, ...
by DPatel304
13 Dec 2018 13:45
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment
Replies: 121
Views: 19979

Re: East Quarter: ~24 Building Redevelopment

Dialexa cofounder Scott Harper said the company will more than double its offices with the new East Quarter lease. "We've been down in that area for maybe five years prior to the current project," Harper said. "We love the area. "We looked around to see what else was out there a...
by DPatel304
13 Dec 2018 10:37
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 270
Views: 51050

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Not to be too greedy, but I so wish this was happening in DFW. https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/13/tech/apple-campus-austin-texas/index.html Haha.. I'd say that is a little too greedy :D Good for Austin though, that's definitely a big win for them. Obviously I'd like to see more companies come to DFW, b...
by DPatel304
13 Dec 2018 10:29
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 197
Views: 33096

Re: Trinity River Park

Here are some photos from the event. It definitely seems like they are intentionally not releasing any high quality renderings for a reason. I really just want to see a high quality version of the park, so I can actually read the text, but I'm guessing it's not being released for a reason: https://w...
by DPatel304
12 Dec 2018 11:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 278
Views: 60335

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Healthy Flower Child chain plants a new restaurant in Uptown Dallas A hugely popular healthy restaurant chain is coming to the center of the universe, IE Uptown Dallas: Flower Child, the happy-healthy restaurant concept from Arizona-based Fox Restaurant Group, will unfurl its latest location in Upt...
by DPatel304
12 Dec 2018 11:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor
Replies: 126
Views: 31626

Re: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor

Is there potential for a 'cluster' of bars on Ross Ave? I've only been a couple of times, but everything feels a little too spread out there to really develop much of a nightlife.
by DPatel304
11 Dec 2018 18:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor
Replies: 126
Views: 31626

Re: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor

Dallas bar from hot Deep Ellum team blows up patio and cocktails on tap Is December the right time to break out patio news? In Dallas, yes, where patios are relevant 24-7 — especially when the patio is as major as the one you'll find at Toller Patio Bar, an exciting new venture from the team behind...
by DPatel304
11 Dec 2018 15:26
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike
Replies: 168
Views: 36275

Re: Dallas BikeShare: VBikes, LimeBike, Spin, Ofo, Mobike

Interesting. I have seen these in Austin, but didn't realize they were electric. I know the bikes get a lot of hate, but I am glad to see another attempt at bringing bike share to Dallas. Yes it was messy the first time around, but it got people out of their cars and onto the streets, and also paved...
by DPatel304
11 Dec 2018 11:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 278
Views: 60335

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

https://www.facebook.com/sanmartindallas/photos/a.211357892923235/319151908810499/?type=3&theater https://www.facebook.com/sanmartindallas/photos/a.211357892923235/319151165477240/?type=3&theater FWIW, their Facebook page just posted three posts mentioning they are opening soon in Dallas. S...
by DPatel304
11 Dec 2018 00:03
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 197
Views: 33096

Re: Trinity River Park

Here is a more critical article on the latest renderings: https://www.dallasobserver.com/news/van-valkenburgh-park-plan-for-trinity-river-in-dallas-neglects-the-river-11407004 The article criticizes the plan for being too artificial and likens it to 'six flags', which seems odd to me. From what I've...
by DPatel304
10 Dec 2018 16:57
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 197
Views: 33096

Re: Trinity River Park

https://dallasnews.imgix.net/1544050503-harold-simmons-park-plan-WEST-OVERLOOK.jpg https://dallasnews.imgix.net/1544050506-harold-simmons-park-plan-EAST-SIDE.jpg https://dallasnews.imgix.net/1544050498-harold-simmons-park-plan-FLOODPLAIN.jpg I believe this is all we have been shown right now. Looks...
by DPatel304
10 Dec 2018 12:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District 1.0
Replies: 42
Views: 6235

Re: Design District 1.0

"Twenty five years from now the best condo site in Dallas will be at the dead end of Oak Lawn Avenue on the Trinity River levee," Ablon said. "You are going to looking over the new Harold Simmons park and the Calatrava bridges and downtown. I absolutely agree with this prediction. I'...
by DPatel304
07 Dec 2018 21:17
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 197
Views: 33096

Re: Trinity River Park

Yeah I figured as much, and that makes complete sense. Thanks!
by DPatel304
07 Dec 2018 20:35
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: DFW Economy
Replies: 188
Views: 42283

Re: DFW Economy

Thanks for sharing! I've probably said this numerous times already, but I really do think this next decade is DFW's time to shine. The last 10-15 years, we sorta shared the spotlight with Austin and Houston, but things are really coming together for DFW, and I think we will perform noticeably better...
by DPatel304
07 Dec 2018 20:33
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 197
Views: 33096

Re: Trinity River Park

Thanks for the article. Random question, but is there any specific reason why, when talking about the park, the boundaries are always in between the Pedestrian Bridge and I-30? I'm just curious. I realize even just that portion is massive and turning it into a park is a huge project, but further up ...
by DPatel304
07 Dec 2018 13:23
Forum: The Airports
Topic: DFW Airport
Replies: 171
Views: 38598

Re: DFW Airport

According to a new report from Reuters, Amazon is looking at several top U.S. airports for potential locations for its cashier-free Go stores. The service cites public request records from airport operators suggesting meetings with the head of the retail service. Both the San Jose and Los Angeles a...
by DPatel304
07 Dec 2018 11:08
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 197
Views: 33096

Re: Trinity River Park

Did anyone attend the reveal last night? I was hoping there would be more information released after it, but I'm not seeing anything.
by DPatel304
06 Dec 2018 12:22
Forum: The Parks, Trails, + Miscellaneous Infrastructure
Topic: Trinity River Park
Replies: 197
Views: 33096

Re: Trinity River Park

The plan looks great to me! For once we seem to have a realistic project with a realistic timeline, so I'm a bit more optimistic than usual. Among the most significant design elements to be introduced is a series of new pedestrian bridges that will link east to west, providing low-altitude views and...
by DPatel304
05 Dec 2018 17:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower
Replies: 43
Views: 9764

Re: Uptown - Warsaw Restaurant Office Tower

Also, Concrete and Clutch have signed leases for new spaces not in Uptown. So I wonder if that site down the street is getting closer to getting redeveloped. Wow, this is news to me. Any chance we know where and when they are moving? I've been waiting for this to happen for sometime. I don't partic...
by DPatel304
05 Dec 2018 16:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Most Exciting Project?
Replies: 24
Views: 2330

Re: Most Exciting Project?

I remember when The Drever (formerly 'The Olympic') was on our previous 'most exciting' list. Though, I totally get why it has fallen down the list. Haha, yeah. Even if it weren't for all the mishaps and roadblocks along the way, it still wouldn't be on my list, simply because there is so much else...
by DPatel304
05 Dec 2018 13:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Most Exciting Project?
Replies: 24
Views: 2330

Re: Most Exciting Project?

clcrash19 wrote:when is the discovery district and east quarter scheduled completions? and are they in phases?


Both should be completed late 2019, and neither of them are phased projects. Although, once the East Quarter is 'complete', there will still be plenty of available land to re-develop in the future.
by DPatel304
05 Dec 2018 11:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Most Exciting Project?
Replies: 24
Views: 2330

Re: Most Exciting Project?

Out of the projects currently in progress, it's really hard for me to pick between the following: - East Quarter - Discovery District Personally, I am way more interested in watching the East Quarter development, as I really think that will end up being a very cool part of town in the next 5-10 year...
by DPatel304
05 Dec 2018 09:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 132
Views: 30056

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

Kelley USA wrote:I wouldn't really mind seeing the building where the Den was torn down. That thing is a dump!


Yes, absolutely! That building has been standing there for far too long.
by DPatel304
05 Dec 2018 09:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: McKinney/Boll Tower - 2614 McKinney Ave - (18 ST)
Replies: 132
Views: 30056

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

Good find!

The half block at Boll Street and McKinney is occupied by several small buildings.


It says there are several smaller buildings, which makes me think maybe it's the other side of Boll and not the former Idle Rich block. Who knows though, it's not very clear.

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