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by DPatel304
12 Mar 2019 14:24
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 335
Views: 78513

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

Yep, great addition to the area. I was hoping that whatever replaced the MAT might convert all the surface parking space into a patio, or something more pedestrian friendly. Given that this is seems like more of a 'grab n go' establishment, I feel like they actually chose this location because they ...
by DPatel304
12 Mar 2019 13:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 47
Views: 6058

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

New market-cafe from Chicago imports fancy fare to Uptown Dallas A buzzy new food market from Chicago is coming to Dallas. Called Foxtrot, it's a combination market/cafe/on-demand delivery service and will open its first Dallas location in Uptown. This marks Foxtrot’s first market outside of Chicag...
by DPatel304
12 Mar 2019 13:17
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: DART: Bus system
Replies: 18
Views: 4567

Re: DART: Bus system

I wonder what they'll do with all those electric buses they just acquired. Does seem odd. If you're a rider and you want to take a trip somewhere downtown, at least to me, "on-demand" means a cab, Uber, or Lyft. Yes, this seems like a very strange move, and it'll be hard to compete with U...
by DPatel304
12 Mar 2019 12:20
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: DART: Bus system
Replies: 18
Views: 4567

Re: DART: Bus system

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The D-Link is no more. Apparently they are replacing it with some sort of on-demand rideshare service? Seems like a very odd move.
by DPatel304
12 Mar 2019 11:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 47
Views: 6058

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

Over-The-Top Uptown Restaurant Circo Will Soon Have Its Own Beach Circo Beach is set to officially open at the end of the month, bringing two pools and an actual beach to the gigantic restaurant at 2619 McKinney Avenue, according to a press release. The forthcoming space is upstairs from the dining...
by DPatel304
11 Mar 2019 21:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Mockingbird Station
Replies: 95
Views: 19060

Re: Dallas Mockingbird Station

Can't wait to see this 300 foot tower, seems that Mockingbird Station is suddenly a hot spot for high rise construction. I'm hoping that's because people are starting to see the value in the DART. The more development we see around DART, the more valuable it becomes, and I'd imagine eventually we r...
by DPatel304
11 Mar 2019 19:57
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 95
Views: 10994

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

Losing? It's already lost. Everything about today's Austin culture is so contrived. It feels manufactured. There's no denying the massive hype around it, especially among millennials, but as a millennial I feel it represents the worst of our generation.... "If it ain't instagrammable, it ain't...
by DPatel304
11 Mar 2019 14:36
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Downtown: Cesar Chavez & Pearl re-do's
Replies: 47
Views: 11350

Re: Downtown: Cesar Chavez & Pearl re-do's

According to the latest timeline of the project made public by Dallas City Council member Philip Kingston on Friday, workers should have tied up the project's loose ends, like traffic signal work and sidewalk and driveway repair, by Aug. 2, closing the book on a project that was approved for design...
by DPatel304
11 Mar 2019 13:15
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 95
Views: 10994

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

Also, I just realized that 90 Rainey St will actually replace Container Bar and Bungelow. This isn't terribly surprising, as I figured it was a matter of time before the bars at Rainey St. started being replaced by high-rises. The area has been really fascinating for me, though, as it has followed a...
by DPatel304
11 Mar 2019 13:10
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 95
Views: 10994

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

The numbers are absolutely in DFW's favor, which is really all that matters. I'm just wondering where Austin goes from here. It seems they are running out of land in the urban core, from what I can see. It does seem like there are plans for some heavy re-development along East Riverside Dr across th...
by DPatel304
11 Mar 2019 11:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 47
Views: 6058

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

Beverley’s Is Now Slinging Chic Fare and Cocktails on Fitzhugh Avenue The restaurant made its debut at 3215 Fitzhugh Avenue quietly on purpose, according to owner Greg Katz, who honed his skills at top-notch restaurants like Sassetta and New York City’s Il Mulino. “We’ve been trying to keep it quie...
by DPatel304
11 Mar 2019 11:56
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Mockingbird Station
Replies: 95
Views: 19060

Re: Dallas Mockingbird Station

I'm still surprised there are no plans for a pedestrian bridge over 75. I get that the two trails do technically connect right now, but most people aren't using that connection, and the activity just sorta dies right as you approach 75.
by DPatel304
11 Mar 2019 11:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Mockingbird Station
Replies: 95
Views: 19060

Re: Dallas Mockingbird Station

I'm excited for this one as well. It'll put a lot more foot traffic near the DART station and the Katy Trail (or whatever it is call on that side of 75).
by DPatel304
10 Mar 2019 22:51
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 95
Views: 10994

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

I'm quite shocked. About a year or so ago, I was convinced that development in Austin was nearing its peak and that DFW will emerge as the true Texas powerhouse.

I do still think that 'tipping point' will occur, but I underestimated how much steam Austin would have left in its local economy.
by DPatel304
10 Mar 2019 22:49
Forum: Urban Photography + Videography
Topic: Google Maps updated imagery (Nov 18)
Replies: 6
Views: 783

Re: Google Maps updated imagery (Nov 18)

Thanks for sharing! Strange but mine has not updated either. I still show McKiney & Olive as under construction along with a few other projects as well.

But yes, I totally agree that these next 10 years will be very interesting.
by DPatel304
07 Mar 2019 14:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park 3.0
Replies: 584
Views: 120196

Re: Victory Park 3.0

Looks like this place has signed a lease for Victory... It's a chain of award winning escape rooms. Looks pretty cool to be honest! A little entertainment option to bring people down to VP. I noticed it on the updated site plan. https://www.escapology.com Very cool addition to the area. I still hav...
by DPatel304
07 Mar 2019 10:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1054
Views: 225122

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

Actually, Amazon has been quite clear. There will be no second 2nd HQ (third HQ). The jobs that would have gone to NYC will instead go to Northern Virginia, Nashville and the 17 tech hubs (which includes Dallas and Austin). Whoops, sorry, I didn't quite read the article that was just posted. For so...
by DPatel304
07 Mar 2019 10:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?
Replies: 1054
Views: 225122

Re: Could Dallas land Amazon HQ '2'?

"We do not intend to re-open the HQ2 search at this time. We will proceed as planned in Northern Virginia and Nashville, and we will continue to hire and grow across our 17 corporate offices and tech hubs in the U.S. and Canada." Amazon was a little unclear if they are still interested in...
by DPatel304
06 Mar 2019 22:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Meet-Up: Wednesday, March 27th 6PM-8PM @ Purse Building (West End)
Replies: 8
Views: 729

Meet-Up: Wednesday, March 27th 6PM-8PM @ Purse Building (West End)

http://res.cloudinary.com/culturemap-com/image/upload/ar_4:3,c_fill,g_faces:center,w_1200/v1548178759/photos/269933_original.jpg Join the Downtown Residents Council for our first quarterly Downtown Resident Meeting of 2019! OPEN TO ALL DOWNTOWN RESIDENTS + BUSINESS OWNERS! on WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27, 2...
by DPatel304
06 Mar 2019 14:10
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Replies: 271
Views: 50687

Re: Dallas Area Rapid Transit

I wonder if the city could pass eliminating parking requirements for transit adjacent projects to spur development and ridership going forward and it would also encourage more urban density in the city. I have seen that some other cities have already done this. Honestly parking requirements should ...
by DPatel304
04 Mar 2019 20:00
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: Silver Line
Replies: 236
Views: 51453

Re: the Cotton Belt line

Sounds good to me. Silver still fits in with the rest of the colored lines, so it's not confusing, but silver also sounds slightly nicer as well, which might help with the general reputation of DART. I even notice that in the logo the "Silver line" text is big and bold, while "Dallas ...
by DPatel304
04 Mar 2019 12:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: (PWC) Park District Tower (316 FT | 20 ST) + Residences at Park District (385 FT | 32 ST)
Replies: 173
Views: 53703

Re: Uptown Dallas: (PWC) Park District Tower (316 FT | 20 ST) + Residences at Park District (385 FT | 32 ST)

Never heard of this place, but atmosphere and price point seem more approachable than Perry's. Still a little more on the pricier side, but just barely, and I also like that it presents itself as more casual and not at all like a 'fine dining' establishment. I think this will be a good fit for the a...
by DPatel304
02 Mar 2019 11:54
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Replies: 99
Views: 18368

Re: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava

cowboyeagle05 wrote:Except that cars are much more protected from flying cables than pedestrians and bike riders.


More protected, sure, but not impervious. I would think that if the cars were at risk at all (even if only a little bit), then that portion would have been shut down as well, no?
by DPatel304
28 Feb 2019 16:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Hines Project - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 47
Views: 3844

Re: Deep Ellum: Hines Project - 2700 Commerce

So it turns out this is a commercial tower?

Seems like office towers are better for the nightlife areas, as these buildings will be mostly empty come Fri/Sat night, so no complaints from them.
by DPatel304
28 Feb 2019 16:08
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 353
Views: 75550

Re: Oak Lawn

Here is the Dallas Observer article on the subject:
https://www.dallasobserver.com/arts/dal ... r-11580154
by DPatel304
28 Feb 2019 13:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 353
Views: 75550

Re: Oak Lawn

I'm not as worried about the new residential, it can be done in a way that benefits the community (gays like new apartments too). I just think there needs to be a permanent sign that this is the gayborhood, like the rainbow tile crosswalks. Come and open a business, come and build new housing, but ...
by DPatel304
26 Feb 2019 17:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: 2711 N. Haskell
Replies: 23
Views: 4852

Re: Cityplace East: 2711 N. Haskell

I am dying to be able to comfortably cross the Expressway on foot or on bike. I live just off Henderson Ave and often cross over into Knox on foot, but it's such a depressing, tree-less experience. It's frustrating that the two sides are so segregated, and trying to bike down that end of Henderson ...
by DPatel304
26 Feb 2019 14:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 560
Views: 124378

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

"We had absolutely no seating, and with the summer coming and 100-plus degrees weather, we thought, 'How are customers going to wait and sit outside, especially with kids?'" Babar says. "So we decided to move now." Their new spot is also in Deep Ellum, just a few blocks away, in...
by DPatel304
26 Feb 2019 13:42
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: The Plague of Pancake Development
Replies: 13
Views: 2336

Re: The Plague of Pancake Development

Most of us have demonized this type of development, calling it ugly or Soviet bloc, etc. But I'm surprised there's very little criticism for the pervasive slot homes (inward-facing, sometimes gated town home construction). They're just as guilty of encouraging car dependency and sucking the life ou...
by DPatel304
26 Feb 2019 13:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School
Replies: 53
Views: 13182

Re: Downtown Dallas: Dallas High School

It's not great, but not terrible. The ground-floor retail certainly saves this one from being god-awful for me. I've always felt this plot of land is particularly significant, because it is sorta the 'gateway' into Downtown for people who are riding the DART from the north. Many people only ride the...
by DPatel304
26 Feb 2019 00:55
Forum: The Bus + Roads/Highways/Bridges
Topic: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava
Replies: 99
Views: 18368

Re: Margaret McDermott Bridge by Santiago Calatrava

When NBC 5 last reported on problems with the Hike and Bike bridge in January 2018, city officials hoped the problems could be solved within months. A year later, an email from the City of Dallas Wednesday said the city is still waiting for information from the State of Texas about the cost of nece...
by DPatel304
25 Feb 2019 16:36
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Cityplace East: 2711 N. Haskell
Replies: 23
Views: 4852

Re: Cityplace East: 2711 N. Haskell

Yes!! It's about time. I really just want to see the exterior re-developed to actually be something other than a fortress, but perhaps I'm expecting too much.
by DPatel304
25 Feb 2019 14:27
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 353
Views: 75550

Re: Oak Lawn

Got it, thanks for that insight. I can definitely understand their fears. I wasn't aware of what happened when they rebuilt the tollway bridge, but I do remember how drastically Lower Greenville changed. Perhaps what might eventually happen is Oak Lawn Ave. and Lemmon Ave. might actually start natur...
by DPatel304
25 Feb 2019 13:44
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 560
Views: 124378

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

^Indeed. It was very 'un-Dallas' to convert surface parking into a pedestrian friendly space, but I'm so impressed that they did it, and it didn't take them forever to realize it needed to be done. I also like how there is a nice mix of retail along Main St, which definitely helps generate traffic a...
by DPatel304
24 Feb 2019 23:40
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 353
Views: 75550

Re: Oak Lawn

The crosswalks will certainly be a welcomed addition as will the traffic light at Knight but this will not be as big of a change as Lowest Greenville or Deep Ellum this will be more nip and tuck. I really wish the neighboorhood bars/business hand not fought this project so hard. I kept my expectati...
by DPatel304
23 Feb 2019 00:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Galleria
Replies: 36
Views: 5849

Re: North Dallas: Galleria

I wonder if Apple is looking at other locations in DFW to make up for the closure of Plano and Frisco. Maybe Las Colinas or Downtown Dallas? I feel like the aesthetic of their stores and products would be a perfect fit for the Arts District. I have no idea if a location there would make the most bu...
by DPatel304
23 Feb 2019 00:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: The Drever
Replies: 439
Views: 105757

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

Tnexster wrote:Talked to somebody at Drever this week. He said the building should resume full construction in March.


Thanks for the update! I will always be forever skeptical when it comes to this project, but I appreciate the update very much.
by DPatel304
22 Feb 2019 17:30
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Hines Project - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 47
Views: 3844

Re: Deep Ellum: Hines Project - 2700 Commerce

The area still isn't as busy as it was in 2001-2003. Not even close. So it was/is definitely possible without ridesharing. I'm actually surprised to hear this, but I stand corrected. I went a couple times back then, but honeslty can't remember how busy it was (I was a Plano resident still in high s...
by DPatel304
21 Feb 2019 19:41
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum: Hines Project - 2700 Commerce
Replies: 47
Views: 3844

Re: Deep Ellum: Hines Project - 2700 Commerce

I know this is going to be a bit of an unpopular opinion on the forum, but IMO we're rapidly approaching the point at which the city is going to have to build a public parking garage in the area if the retail developments want to continue to get the same volume of out of the neighborhood traffic th...
by DPatel304
21 Feb 2019 16:32
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 426
Views: 119703

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

Thanks for that! I haven't been down to the area in months, I should really make another visit. Looks like it is really coming together. Hoping that Nora in Bldg E is the one from Greenville because that place is awesome. I haven't seen it in person, but looks like it is: https://dallas.eater.com/20...
by DPatel304
21 Feb 2019 15:26
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Lawn
Replies: 353
Views: 75550

Re: Oak Lawn

UPDATE: Cedar Springs renovations should begin this spring John Anderson, who serves on the committee that has been making recommendations for Cedar Springs improvements, said he expects groundbreaking in September at the earliest. The design should be finished by the end of February, but then it n...
by DPatel304
21 Feb 2019 15:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: AMLI Fountain Place (562 FT / 46 ST)
Replies: 586
Views: 155330

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

Beautiful! Thanks for the pictures!
by DPatel304
19 Feb 2019 22:19
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 95
Views: 10994

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

I was really hoping we could steal some of the tech thunder from Austin. I know people have been saying for a while that Austin is Texas's Silicon Valley, but, personally, I felt like this was a title that DFW could have 'stolen' from them as our Downtown continued to develop. With the recent announ...
by DPatel304
19 Feb 2019 20:28
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 191
Views: 59304

Re: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)

New taqueria at Union Dallas building treats tacos and margaritas right he new Union Dallas building at 2300 N. Field St. has lured in some buzzy eateries. That includes the official debut of TacoLingo, the new concept from veteran restaurateur Rich Hicks. Hicks is currently known as the founder of...
by DPatel304
19 Feb 2019 20:06
Forum: Texas Urban/Suburban/Exurban Development
Topic: Austin's proposed tallest (in 4 yrs)
Replies: 95
Views: 10994

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

Google signs lease for yet another Austin office tower It seems Google Inc. is making a big bet on Austin. In addition to its recent lease for an entire 35-story downtown office tower, Google will also occupy all of the office space in the Saltillo mixed-use development under construction in East A...
by DPatel304
19 Feb 2019 15:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 560
Views: 124378

Re: Deep Ellum 1.0

Dallas' first electric bike shop opens between Deep Ellum and Fair Park
http://dallas.culturemap.com/news/city- ... california

This one will be located across the street from Cold Beer Company (3601 Main St).
by DPatel304
19 Feb 2019 14:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Restaurants: general news/development
Replies: 47
Views: 6058

Re: Restaurants: general news/development

After months in the works, there's a new tenant ready to open in the former Blind Butcher space at 1919 Greenville Ave. Called Alamo Club, it's an upscale neighborhood restaurant and bar serving American classics in what a release describes as an old-school comfortable setting. http://dallas.cultur...
by DPatel304
19 Feb 2019 14:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Meet-Up 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 5298

Re: Meet-Up 2017

Downtown Dallas, Inc: Downtown Bar Stroll! (Sunday, March 17th, 1PM - 6PM) Downtown Dallas, Inc. is excited to invite you to our first Downtown Bar Stroll! We invite you to dress up in your favorite GREEN outfit/costume and join us in discovering Downtown bars! Schedule of locations listed below. T...
by DPatel304
19 Feb 2019 12:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)
Replies: 191
Views: 59304

Re: The Christopher @The Union (31 ST) + The Union office tower (22 ST)

Haven't seen the completed project yet, but I think they absolutely lived up to the "Union" name. I'm glad they understood the importance of connecting with the neighborhood at street level, and I think this development is significant enough to draw a decent amount of foot traffic on its o...

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