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by Tivo_Kenevil
10 Feb 2017 00:05
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Rankings and Quality of Life
Replies: 7
Views: 4793

Re: Rankings and Quality of Life

Look at the commute times for people in South Dallas city and county. We need more jobs in Southern Dallas county and better transit. Ridiculous.

Also are median home prices they have listed even up to date? 210k.. I thought it was 223-225 range.
by Tivo_Kenevil
09 Feb 2017 23:53
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Scion Hotel
Replies: 95
Views: 34404

Re: Downtown Dallas: Scion Hotel

Politics aside, this Hotel can help the area in terms getting people in that area. As long as they interact with h the street maybe add a lounge.. I think it will go far in terms of encouraging others to step and improve the surrounding lots. BTW , I believe Turkish Mike owns some the other lots nea...
by Tivo_Kenevil
09 Feb 2017 23:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Little Mexico Village - Can someone explain
Replies: 20
Views: 9552

Re: Little Mexico Village - Can someone explain

Thank you everyone for your replies and the information esp on the proposed action for the site. From my understanding, if they redevelop Little Mexico Village for mixed income housing its not going to be much of an upgrade. It will be A slightly better looking neighborhood in place of what is ther...
by Tivo_Kenevil
09 Feb 2017 23:23
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas: Medical District
Replies: 130
Views: 51802

Re: Dallas: Medical District

I agree that this is outstanding, but does anyone know how this group picked this location for such a project? This is an industrial neighborhood. There is no hoarde of residents clamoring for park land. So it's hard to see how the foundation could raise the money to do this. Yet they have proposed...
by Tivo_Kenevil
09 Feb 2017 23:11
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 479
Views: 196195

Re: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts

I read a story this week (Dallas Voice, perhaps?) that said the Artisan Collective was closing next week because the rent was jacked up and they wouldn't be able to afford the next increase since they opened there about 10 years ago. I just wanted to say that if Bishop Arts can't figure out a way t...
by Tivo_Kenevil
09 Feb 2017 15:49
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas: Medical District
Replies: 130
Views: 51802

Re: Dallas: Medical District

I feel like developers in Dallas just throw down ugly stucco buildings and they just add lighting to class them up.
by Tivo_Kenevil
06 Feb 2017 21:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: One Uptown (~235 FT | 20 ST)
Replies: 43
Views: 18813

Re: Uptown Dallas: One Uptown (~235 FT | 20 ST)

Anyone have pix with the lighting on?
by Tivo_Kenevil
06 Feb 2017 15:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End: Factory SIX03
Replies: 42
Views: 16924

Re: West End: Factory SIX03

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Looks like the wrap around patio is being rebuilt. I hope they restore the old school lighting with light bulbs.
by Tivo_Kenevil
06 Feb 2017 15:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: West End: Factory SIX03
Replies: 42
Views: 16924

Re: West End: Factory SIX03

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Not sure if this building is part of factory six 03, but it's apparently got a fresh coat of paint on the west side facing facing factory six 03
by Tivo_Kenevil
05 Feb 2017 20:34
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Convention Center
Replies: 34
Views: 11882

Re: Dallas Convention Center

[/quote] I understand all the good folks do not want a porn convention in the namesake convention center of Kay Bailey Hutchinson.....[/quote] This was written on the wall the minute they banned them. Even the city attorneys warned them against this ban..Given that the city had OK'd these types of c...
by Tivo_Kenevil
05 Feb 2017 13:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Dallas Convention Center
Replies: 34
Views: 11882

Re: Dallas Convention Center

KbH is a money pit. I wish we would destroy it. Imagine if we had a Neighborhood where the convention center was. The city would would be better off.
by Tivo_Kenevil
05 Feb 2017 11:38
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Scion Hotel
Replies: 95
Views: 34404

Re: Downtown Dallas: Scion Hotel

tamtagon wrote:^...also, It's right next to the Presbyterian Church (Trump's a Presby) and The Museum of Street Culture ....so what an exotic set-up!


Trump's a non practicing Presby, but even if he wasn't I'm sure his Hotel Group would expand regardless if they were next to that church or not.
by Tivo_Kenevil
03 Feb 2017 16:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: SkyHouse Victory Place (290 FT / 25 ST)
Replies: 71
Views: 27743

Re: Victory Park: SkyHouse Victory Place (290 FT / 25 ST)

Anyone have pics of the lighting. I still have mixed emotions about this one. I just really can't get over the garage.
by Tivo_Kenevil
03 Feb 2017 15:14
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: North Dallas: Midtown
Replies: 195
Views: 63911

Re: North Dallas: Midtown

Per Beat Writer Candice Carlisle via Twitter:
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by Tivo_Kenevil
02 Feb 2017 13:46
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Scion Hotel
Replies: 95
Views: 34404

Re: Trump Hotel Concept / SCION

I'm happy with this news. Yes, this development doesn't compare to what we've been seeing in Victory Park and Uptown, but this area isn't even close to being on the same level as those two neighborhoods. Plus, it's not like there is a shortage of empty land that we need to be sure to use wisely. Th...
by Tivo_Kenevil
02 Feb 2017 09:29
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Scion Hotel
Replies: 95
Views: 34404

Re: Trump Hotel Concept / SCION

Hahaha you guys/gals make me laugh.. lol OK Turkish Mike has been overly ambitious in the past, the twin 70 story towers, the high rise Trump Hotel pictured above... BUT... In his defense those projects were dependent on outside factors...Fall in Oil prices impacted his planned financing for the twi...
by Tivo_Kenevil
01 Feb 2017 20:51
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Scion Hotel
Replies: 95
Views: 34404

Re: Trump Hotel Concept / SCION

It looks mid century and not sure I'm a fan of the design. It's very underwhelming.
by Tivo_Kenevil
01 Feb 2017 10:19
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 239
Views: 74188

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

O bar used to have a great basement setup and did solid business back in the day. I know what is there now is far better, but it was sad to see it go. Who is it that is supposed to be in the basement of Elm Street Fire Corridor? Was it the Londoner? Is that still in the mix? I hope not...We already...
by Tivo_Kenevil
31 Jan 2017 15:04
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 239
Views: 74188

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

What's up with the Elm Street cooridor rehab project? I saw activity this morning at the site...

It seems like this project has been going on for years ...When is it supposed to be done?
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by Tivo_Kenevil
30 Jan 2017 16:06
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Arts District: 1900 Pearl (362 FT | 25 ST)
Replies: 200
Views: 80600

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

Also, I don't think they went underground for any portion of parking. I am not sure if it is just me, but it seems like such a loss that we need to dedicate such a ridiculous amount of space to parking. Just from a visual standpoint it seems pathetic that at such an incredibly prime location as thi...
by Tivo_Kenevil
25 Jan 2017 11:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Parking Garages
Replies: 139
Views: 44775

Re: Parking Garages

I don't see how this activates anything. It's simply a garage. Outside of 8 am and 5pm I would expect little use of the garage / cooridor area for the remainder of the day. There's nothing that draws ppl to that area. Retail at the bottom would've help. This building will continue to be a dead zone...
by Tivo_Kenevil
25 Jan 2017 09:54
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Parking Garages
Replies: 139
Views: 44775

Re: Parking Garages

Wow... That is much better than I had expected and it will no doubt bring some life to the fountains. It's also interesting that they have that pedestrian corridor extending all the way through the adjacent lot to Perot... looking to tap into that future foot traffic no doubt. Perhaps that apartmen...
by Tivo_Kenevil
25 Jan 2017 09:50
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Parking Garages
Replies: 139
Views: 44775

Re: Parking Garages

I hope it's one of the garages being built for upward expansion, easy conversion into habitable space or some other use. Just like the tunnels, this recent crop of parking garages may solve a specific time-sensitive problem while setting off future dilemmas constrained by a single purpose. That is ...
by Tivo_Kenevil
24 Jan 2017 21:59
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Design District: 1640 Edison (19 ST)
Replies: 5
Views: 3898

Re: Design District: 1640 Edison (19 ST)

Where the hell did the sidewalk go on the side facing the street?
by Tivo_Kenevil
24 Jan 2017 18:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Lake Highlands Town Center
Replies: 10
Views: 6759

Re: Lake Highlands Town Center

Wow.. well i hope the concept turns more urban than planned..

I want to see the "nicest sprouts" ever built. It would be cool if there some apartments on top.
by Tivo_Kenevil
23 Jan 2017 20:58
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 479
Views: 196195

Re: Bishop Arts

:lol: Party scene needs to move to Lake Highlands.
by Tivo_Kenevil
23 Jan 2017 20:48
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Victory Park: The Ascent Victory Park (23 ST)
Replies: 28
Views: 13893

Re: Victory Park: The Ascent Victory Park (23 ST)

The more I see the garage the more I hate it.
by Tivo_Kenevil
23 Jan 2017 20:42
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Retail
Replies: 239
Views: 74188

Re: Downtown Dallas: Retail

I hope chase doesn't go. Why they seem to get good traffic..
by Tivo_Kenevil
23 Jan 2017 15:15
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor
Replies: 141
Views: 61904

Re: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor

On Ross just east of the Burger King and Waffle House, a new Raising Cane's is going up. Not sure when it will be ready/open; they have plywood and studs up now. I saw that too. It will be years before Ross is a great pedestrian cooridor..If ever. The city seems to be okay with allowing fast food d...
by Tivo_Kenevil
23 Jan 2017 13:55
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor
Replies: 141
Views: 61904

Re: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor

On Ross just east of the Burger King and Waffle House, a new Raising Cane's is going up. Not sure when it will be ready/open; they have plywood and studs up now. I saw that too. It will be years before Ross is a great pedestrian cooridor..If ever. The city seems to be okay with allowing fast food d...
by Tivo_Kenevil
22 Jan 2017 23:20
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings
Replies: 466
Views: 159622

Re: Uptown Dallas: Business Openings and Closings

I've eaten there exactly once in my 10 years in Uptown, one of the worst steaks from a restaurant I have ever had in my life and way overpriced for the experience as well. And when I say overpriced for the experience I mean basically my expectations were slightly above ordering a steak from Chili's...
by Tivo_Kenevil
22 Jan 2017 09:25
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor
Replies: 141
Views: 61904

Re: East Dallas: Ross Avenue Corridor

There is enough happening along eastern Ross Ave to justify a thread. The development along Henderson, Fitzugh and Bennet is finally reaching Ross. The DISD properties are being sold. The Icon and Olympus are done and the Modera is well underway. So here Is my question-- three retail projects are u...
by Tivo_Kenevil
20 Jan 2017 14:34
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Dallas: Thanksgiving Tower
Replies: 14
Views: 7144

Re: Thanksgiving Tower Curb Relocation

I wish Field st was reconfigured! This street bridges CBD and VP together. Would be nice to see it more hospitable towards people.
by Tivo_Kenevil
19 Jan 2017 18:32
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Dallas Residential Count
Replies: 29
Views: 14477

Re: Downtown Dallas Residential Count

Plano is the new little brother.
by Tivo_Kenevil
18 Jan 2017 12:57
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: AT&T Discovery District
Replies: 311
Views: 92895

Re: AT&T Discovery District

Yeah the sub district name is Very .....corporate.


However, I expect no one outside of At&t to refer to that area as they wish.
by Tivo_Kenevil
17 Jan 2017 23:21
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Corporate Relocations/Expansions
Replies: 436
Views: 122956

Re: Corporate Relocations/Expansions

Honestly that's incredible that they still are luring more companies.. are they getting any incentives to locate there from the City Plano? I wonder if the Executives actually considered the traffic nightmares / limited accessibility via tollroads for non Plano Residents when deciding on Legacy. In ...
by Tivo_Kenevil
17 Jan 2017 09:16
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 479
Views: 196195

Re: Bishop Arts

Thinl what Bishop Arts will be in 2 yrs. Does the street car get any credit for this? I don't think it's the driver behind BA's transformation. But it certainly has played a role. I do believe that the real value of having that streetcar Will start to show once the sidewalks that lead up to it are ...
by Tivo_Kenevil
16 Jan 2017 22:33
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Oak Cliff: Bishop Arts
Replies: 479
Views: 196195

Re: Bishop Arts

Thinl what Bishop Arts will be in 2 yrs.
by Tivo_Kenevil
16 Jan 2017 17:04
Forum: Rail + Guided Transit
Topic: DART Mascot
Replies: 21
Views: 11525

Re: DART Mascot

Mascot should be a slug.
by Tivo_Kenevil
16 Jan 2017 15:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: DD: 1401 Elm and Thompson Hotel
Replies: 517
Views: 190868

Re: Downtown Dallas: The Drever

It still bugs me that they're naming it "The Drever". The name has nothing to do with Dallas. I get that when I invest $240MM to redevelop a vacant skyscraper with an asbestos problem, I can name the building whatever I want... but when some 80 year old dude that looks like the Monopoly M...
by Tivo_Kenevil
15 Jan 2017 20:09
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 730
Views: 231024

Re: Thanksgiving Tower Curb Relocation

The purpose of the remaking of the street was to improve the sidewalks , add parking and slow down motorists. Just how Elm was meant to be when originally constructed. Total success... The width of the actual "thru" sidewalks was not changed, they just added abutments along parts of it. T...
by Tivo_Kenevil
15 Jan 2017 01:43
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Deep Ellum 1.0
Replies: 730
Views: 231024

Re: Thanksgiving Tower Curb Relocation

The City approved a Thoroughfare Plan amendment in 2015 to reduce Elm from five lanes to four. What you are seeing is the first in a series of modifications that reallocate the northside travel lane to other uses such as wider sidewalks, indented parallel parking, etc. The Drever and Tower Petroleu...
by Tivo_Kenevil
12 Jan 2017 20:18
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Davis Building
Replies: 50
Views: 17444

Re: Davis Building

I cannot forget how he demolished buildings for a pseudo urban high end store that <1% of the Downtown population utilizes. :? Not sure what this is supposed to mean, but I am guessing you haven't been in the store. Sorry. I such have used a comma. I meant that it's suburban in design, it's not rea...
by Tivo_Kenevil
12 Jan 2017 14:22
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Davis Building
Replies: 50
Views: 17444

Re: Davis Building

I hope a he keeps the Davis building as apartments and Builds some Lofts where the garage is.
by Tivo_Kenevil
12 Jan 2017 14:21
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Davis Building
Replies: 50
Views: 17444

Re: Davis Building

I don't know... Although I do appreciate the quality of the Developments that Headington brings... I cannot forget how he demolished buildings for a pseudo urban high end store that <1% of the Downtown population utilizes. Who knows what he may do it. If anything it makes me weary... Although the in...
by Tivo_Kenevil
12 Jan 2017 10:39
Forum: Urban Development
Topic: Davis Building
Replies: 50
Views: 17444

Re: Davis Building

muncien wrote:I can't read the article... Does it mention any specific plans?


No it basically just says he bought the property
by Tivo_Kenevil
10 Jan 2017 11:59
Forum: City Issues/News
Topic: Downtown Dallas Residential Count
Replies: 29
Views: 14477

Re: Downtown Dallas Residential Count

The comments about Fort Worth are amusing... I can attest that OKC and Ft. Worth in particular seem to think it is unique for having downtown revitalization, and many people in Ft. Worth (who clearly don’t make it past Tarrant County often) think it differentiates them from Dallas, which now has 15...

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